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Pokémon Go ‘A Mystic Hero’ Timed, Special Research quest steps and rewards

Blanche needs your help — with a special Lapras as your reward

Blanche in Pokémon Go Image: Polygon via Niantic

“A Mystic Hero” is a Blanche-themed set of quests in Pokémon Go as part of the season-long Rising Heroes storyline.

Running April 13-17, though there are no event-specific spawns, you can expect two research quests — one Timed, one Special with no end date — as well as bonuses when evolving Pokémon.


Pokémon Go A Mystic Hero Timed Research quest steps

The following research steps — found on the ‘Today’ screen — will be available until the event concludes on April 17 at 8 p.m. local time:

Step 1 of 3

  • Catch 5 Pokémon (5 Poké Balls)
  • Transfer 3 Pokémon (5 Ninab Berries)
  • Evolve a Pokemon (1,000 Stardust)

Rewards: 1,000 XP, 500 Stardust, 2 Rare Candy

Step 2 of 3

  • Catch 10 Pokémon (5 Poké Balls)
  • Transfer 5 Pokémon (5 Razz Berries)
  • Evolve 3 Pokémon (3,000 Stardust)

Rewards: 2,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust, 2 Rare Candy

Step 3 of 3

  • Evolve a Pokémon (10 Pinap Berries)
  • Evolve 2 Pokémon (15 Poke Balls)
  • Evolve 3 Pokémon (15 Great Balls)
  • Evolve 4 Pokémon (10 Ultra Balls)
  • Evolve 5 Pokémon (3 Silver Pinap Berries)

Rewards: 3,000 XP, 2,000 Stardust, Magnetic Lure Module


Pokémon Go A Mystic Hero Special Research quest steps

The following research steps — found on the ‘Special’ screen — has no end date, provided you have logged in and begun the quest during the event:

Step 1 of 3

  • Catch 15 Pokémon (10 Poké Balls)
  • Use 10 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon (1,000 Stardust)
  • Make 10 Great Throws (7 Pinap Berries)

Rewards: 1,500 XP, Eevee encounter

Step 2 of 3

  • Evolve 3 Pokémon (50 Eevee Candy)
  • Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon (15 Poké Balls)
  • Catch 25 Pokémon (Shelmet Encounter)

Rewards: 2,000 XP, Karrablast encounter

Step 3 of 3

  • Make 3 Excellent Throws (5,000 Stardust)
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy (10 Razz Berries)
  • Evolve 10 Pokémon (Inkay Encounter)

Rewards: 2,500 XP, Lapras wearing a Blanche-themed accessory Encounter

Thanks to Amiibofan101 on the Silph Road subreddit for filling in the gaps for this and the Special Research quest steps.

The Team Mystic badge next to a Lapras wearing a Blanche-themed accessory in Pokémon Go.
Lapras wearing a Blanche-themed accessory.

Pokémon Go A Mystic Hero Field Research and rewards

  • Catch 3 Pokémon (Upgrade, King’s Rock or Sun Stone)
  • Catch 5 Pokémon (Sinnoh Stone or Unova Stone)
  • Evolve a Pokémon (300 Stardust)
  • Evolve 3 Pokémon (1,000 Stardust)
  • Evolve 5 Pokémon (2,500 Stardust)

Thanks to the Silph Road research tasks list for the above.


Pokémon Go A Mystic Hero event bonuses

The following bonuses will be available April 13-17:

  • Double XP for evolving Pokémon
  • Two guaranteed XL Candy for evolving Pokémon
  • Lure Modules during the event lasting three hours

Beyond that, there are no special spawns, changes to Eggs or Raid line-ups as part of the event, which means the above bonuses and quests are your focus.

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