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Pokémon Go: Distracted by Something Shiny Celebi quest guide

A pink Celebi is up for grabs

Jessie and James stand in a forest with a Pink Celebi flying nearby Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company
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As part of an event, a new set of Special Research titled “Distracted by Something Shiny” has been added to Pokémon Go.

This Special Research adds Shiny Celebi to the game, and requires players to complete three steps of tasks before getting the pink onion fairy.

Unlike previous Special Research Tasks, this one is led by Jessie and James, the notorious Team Rocket duo from the Pokémon anime and movies. You won’t see Professor Willow this time around.

Though this Special Research was added during an event, it will be unlocked permanently once you open the game and tap on the Jessie and James icon in the corner, so don’t feel rushed to complete it.

Step 1 of 4

  • Transfer 10 Pokémon (20 Ultra Balls)
  • Catch 10 grass-type Pokémon (Nuzleaf encounter)
  • Evolve 3 grass-type Pokémon (Cottonee encounter)

Reward: Diglett encounter, 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP

Step 2 of 4

  • Play with your buddy 10 times (1 Poffin)
  • Take a snapshot of a grass-type Pokémon (Combee encounter)
  • Give your buddy 10 treats (Cherubi encounter)

Reward: Pinsir encounter, 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP

Step 3 of 4

  • Defeat Jessie or James 4 times (5 Max Revives)
  • Make 5 great curveball throws (Hoothoot encounter)
  • Hatch 3 eggs (Whimsicott encounter)

Reward: Vibrava encounter, 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP

Step 4 of 4

  • Claim reward (500 XP)
  • Claim reward (Oddish encounter)
  • Claim reward (Foongus encounter)

Reward: Shiny Celebi encounter, 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP

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