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Pokémon Go Searching for Legends event guide: Special Research and rewards

Time to sniff out some Legendary Pokémon

Nosepass sits on a rocky path on a mountain Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Go is hosting a ground- and rock-type event from March 9-14, 2021.

As expected of this event, ground- and rock-types are spawning more often. You’ll be able to find Pokémon like Roggenrola, Baltoy, and Aron more often in the wild. Diglett, Alolan Geodude, Lairon, and Beldum are also more likely to appear when you use an Incense.

Most importantly, Shiny Nosepass and Probopass have been added to the game during this event.

Shiny Nosepass and Probopass with its regular form. The Shiny version is golden rather than blue. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

To help collect Nosepass Candy, there are several Field Research Tasks you can get from PokéStops, as well as a set of Timed Research in the “Today’s View” section, that reward Nosepass.

Pokémon Go Searching for Legends event Field Research and rewards

Tasks Rewards
Tasks Rewards
Catch 5 steel-type Pokémon Nosepass encounter
Earn a candy walking with your buddy Nosepass encounter
Power up Pokémon 5 times Nosepass encounter
Catch 5 rock-type Pokémon Roggenrola encounter
Use an Incense Shieldon encounter
Win a raid Skarmory encounter

Searching for Legends Timed Research Tasks

Step 1 of 7

  • Take a snapshot of a ground-type Pokémon (300 Stardust)
  • Catch 10 ground-type Pokémon (8 Poké Balls)

Reward: Nosepass encounter, 100 XP

Step 2 of 7

  • Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon (Magnemite encounter)
  • Use 3 Razz Berries while catching Pokémon (Magnemite encounter)
  • Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon (Magnemite encounter)

Reward: Nosepass encounter, 200 XP

Step 3 of 7

  • Take a snapshot of a rock-type Pokémon (300 Stardust)
  • Catch 10 rock-type Pokémon (8 Poké Balls)

Reward: Nosepass encounter, 300 XP

Step 4 of 7

  • Defeat 1 Team Go Rocket Grunt (Stunfisk encounter)

Reward: Nosepass encounter, 400 XP

Step 5 of 7

  • Take a snapshot of a steel-type Pokémon (300 Stardust)
  • Catch 10 steel-type Pokémon (8 Poké Balls)

Reward: Nosepass encounter, 500 XP

Step 6 of 7

  • Make 3 curveball throws (Baltoy encounter)
  • Make 6 great curveball throws (Ferroseed encounter)
  • Make 9 curveball throws in a row (Forretress encounter)

Reward: Nosepass encounter, 600 XP

Step 7 of 7

  • Use an Incense (Shieldon encounter)
  • Catch 45 steel-type Pokémon (1 Silver Pinap Berry)

Reward: Nosepass encounter, 700 XP, 1 Magnetic Lure Module


Season of Legends Special Research Tasks

Step 1 of 5

  • Catch 10 rock-type Pokémon (10 Poké Balls)
  • Make 5 great throws (10 Great Balls)
  • Transfer 10 Pokémon (10 Pinap Berries)

Reward: 500 Stardust, 1,500 XP, Kabuto encounter

Step 2 of 5

  • Catch 10 ground-type Pokémon (10 Hyper Potions)
  • Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost (1 Mossy Lure Module)
  • Take a snapshot of Landorus (10 Landorus Candy)

Reward: 500 Stardust, 2,000 XP, Drilbur encounter

Step 3 of 5

  • Catch 10 flying-type Pokémon (5 Max Revives)
  • Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost (1 Fast TM)
  • Take a snapshot of Tornadus (10 Tornadus Candy)

Reward: 500 Stardust, 2,000 XP, Ducklett encounter

Step 4 of 5

  • Catch 10 electric-type Pokémon (10 Ultra Balls)
  • Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost (1 Charged TM)
  • Take a snapshot of Thundurus (10 Thundurus Candy)

Reward: 500 Stardust, 2,000 XP, Joltik encounter

Step 5 of 5

  • Claim reward (2,000 XP)
  • Claim reward (2,000 XP)
  • Claim reward (2,000 XP)

Reward: 5,000 XP, 1 Unova Stone, Munna encounter