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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, but since the steps are rolling out slowly over time, we don’t know if Hoopa’s other form will be a reward for completing later steps.

We’ve listed all the currently available steps below, and we’ll update this post when new steps release.

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

“Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research. Check back for more details soon!”