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Pokémon Go Misunderstood Mischief Hoopa quest guide

Get the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa

Hoopa celebrates with a happy face Image: Niantic

Pokémon Go’s latest Special Research Task “Misunderstood Mischief” features the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa. In our Pokémon Go guide, we’ll list out the steps and rewards for doing the Hoopa quest, as well as tips to help you complete the quests.

Hoopa actually unlocks fairly early in this quest line, with its second form nowhere to be seen during the Special Research. The quest steps all rolled out slowly over time, though they are now all added in the game.

You can see the complete list of Hoopa Research steps below.

Hoopa Research Step 1 of 16

  • Make 10 nice throws (1 Incense)
  • Use an Incense (10 Poké Balls)
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild psychic-type Pokémon (10 Nanab Berries)

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

Hoopa Research Step 2 of 16

  • Claim reward (720 Stardust)

Reward: 720 XP

Hoopa Research Step 3 of 16

  • Make 5 curveball throws (15 Poké Balls)
  • Catch 10 different species of Pokémon (15 Great Balls)
  • Earn 5,000 Stardust (3 Max Revives)

Reward: Hoopa encounter, 1,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust

Hoopa Research Step 4 of 16

  • Claim reward (720 Stardust)

Reward: 720 XP

Hoopa Research Step 5 of 16

  • Power up Pokémon 10 times (15 Great Balls)
  • Catch 20 psychic-type Pokémon (Abra encounter)
  • Evolve 3 psychic-type Pokémon (10 Revives)

Reward: Wobbuffet encounter, 10 Hyper Potions, 10 Inkay Candy

Hoopa Research Step 6 of 16

  • Claim reward (720 Stardust)

Reward: 720 XP

Hoopa Research Step 7 of 16

  • Take a snapshot of your buddy (Furfrou encounter)
  • Catch a Furfrou (1 Fast TM)
  • Earn a heart with your buddy (1 Charged TM)

Reward: Minccino encounter, 1 Unova Stone, 15 Furfrou Candy

Hoopa Research Step 8 of 16

  • Claim reward (720 Stardust)

Reward: 720 XP

Hoopa Research Step 9 of 16

  • Make 3 nice curveball throws (20 Slowpoke Candy)
  • Transfer 30 Pokémon (Galarian Slowpoke encounter)
  • Evolve one Slowpoke (1,990 XP)

Reward: Shedinja encounter, 5 Max Potion, 40 Slowbro Mega Energy

Hoopa Research Step 10 of 16

  • Claim reward (720 Stardust)

Reward: 720 XP

Hoopa Research Step 11 of 16

  • Earn 3 candies walking with your buddy (10 Yamask Candy)
  • Catch 30 ghost-type Pokémon (10 Phantump Candy)
  • Catch 30 dark-type Pokémon (10 Pumpkaboo Candy)

Reward: Halloween costume Pikachu encounter, 15 Ultra Balls, 40 Gengar Mega Energy

Hoopa Research Step 12 of 16

  • Claim reward (720 Stardust)

Reward: 720 XP

Hoopa Research Step 13 of 16

  • Make a new friend (Meditite encounter)
  • Send 10 gifts to friends (Chinchou encounter)
  • Use 20 berries to help catch Pokémon (2 Silver Pinap Berries)

Reward: 1 Poffin, 10 Dedenne Candy, Blitzle encounter

Removing a friend and re-adding them will complete the friend requirement, while not losing any friendship progress.

Hoopa Research Step 14 of 16

  • Claim reward (720 Stardust)

Reward: 720 XP

Hoopa Research Step 15 of 16

  • Defeat 5 Team Go Rocket grunts (1 Rocket Radar)
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket leader (1 Super Rocket Radar)
  • Defeat the Team Go Rocket Boss (1 Lucky Egg)

Reward: Absol encounter, 2 Golden Razz Berry, 40 Houndoom Mega Energy

Hoopa Research Step 16 of 16

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

Reward: Dusknoir encounter, 20 Hoopa Candy, 1 Star Piece