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Pokémon Go: A Mega Discovery Special Research tasks and rewards

Get yourself a Mega Beedrill

A Pokémon trainer stands in front of four Mega Evolved Pokémon Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

To celebrate the release of Mega Evolution in Pokémon Go, there’s a new Special Research to complete.

Doing this set of Special Research involves powering up a Weedle to evolve into a Mega Beedrill. You’ll have to complete a Mega Raid, take snapshots with your buddy Pokémon, and take on Team Rocket grunts in order to finish out these tasks.

Step 1 of 4

  • Send 3 gifts to friends (10 Poké Balls)
  • Earn a Candy walking with your buddy (10 Super Potions)
  • Catch 15 Pokémon (25 Beedrill Mega Energy)

Reward: Weedle encounter, 3 Rare Candy, 5,000 XP

Step 2 of 4

  • Power up Pokémon 5 times (20 Weedle Candy)
  • Evolve 1 Weedle (2,000 Stardust)
  • Defeat 3 Team Rocket grunts (1 Premium Raid Pass)

Reward: 100 Beedrill Mega Energy, 1 Charge TM, 5,000 XP

Step 3 of 4

  • Win a raid (6 Revives)
  • Battle in a Mega Raid (2 Silver Pinap Berries)
  • Take a snapshot with your buddy (6 Hyper Potions)

Reward: 25 Mega Beedrill Energy, 3 Rare Candy, 5,000 XP

Step 4 of 4

  • Claim reward (1,500 Stardust)
  • Claim reward (1,500 Stardust)
  • Claim reward (1,500 Stardust)

Reward: 25 Mega Beedrill Energy, 1,500 Stardust, 5,000 XP