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Pokémon GO – Misunderstood Mischief Special Research Tasks and Rewards

How to complete the Misunderstood Mischif research to get Hoopa

by Kyle Hanson

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With the arrival of the Season of Mischief comes the new Misunderstood Mischief Special Research story in Pokémon GO. This quest will eventually lead to players being able to catch Hoopa, or so the speculation goes. Even if that’s not the ultimate goal, there are plenty of rewards along the way, if you complete all of the tasks. But this is a very unique Special Research quest, offering new mechanics to Pokémon GO. To help, here’s all of the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research tasks and reward in Pokémon GO.

Misunderstood Mischief Tasks and Rewards

Below are all of the currently known tasks and rewards for the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research in Pokémon GO. This is the first staggered release research story, so you can only complete part of it at a time. The next section will unlock later on, so check back for updates as they hit.

Stage 1 of 16

  • Make 10 Nice Throws – an Incense
  • Use an Incense (or Mystery Box) – 10 Poké Balls
  • Take 3 Snapshots of wild Psychic-type Pokémon – 10 Nanab Berry

Rewards: a Gothita encounter, 1,000 XP, and 500 Stardust

Stage 2 of 16

This was unlocked by the Hoopa’s Arrival event.

Rewards: 720 XP

Stage 3 of 16

  • Make 5 Curveball Throws – 15 Poké Balls
  • Catch 10 different species of Pokémon – 5 Great Balls
  • Earn 5,000 Stardust – 3 Max Revives

Rewards: Hoopa encounter, 1,000 XP, and 500 Stardust

Stage 4 of 16

This was unlock for the Psychic Spectacular event.

Rewards: 720 Stardust and 720 XP

Stage 5 of 16

  • Power up Pokémon 10 times – 15 Poké Balls
  • Catch 20 Psychic-type Pokémon – Abra encounter (can be shiny)
  • Evolve 3 Psychic-type Pokémon – 3 Max Revives

Rewards: Wobbuffet encounter (can be shiny), 10 Hyper Potions, and 10 Inkay Candy

Stage 6 of 16

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

Rewards: 720 Stardust and 720 XP

Stage 7 of 16

  • TBD

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Stage 8 of 16

  • TBD

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Stage 9 of 16

  • TBD

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Stage 10 of 16

  • TBD

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Stage 11 of 16

  • TBD

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Stage 12 of 16

  • TBD

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Stage 13 of 16

  • TBD

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Stage 14 of 16

  • TBD

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Stage 15 of 16

  • TBD

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Stage 16 of 16

  • TBD

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How to Complete the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research

As stated above, the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research story will have a staggered release. So while you can complete a lot of the tasks as soon as it launches on September 1st, you’ll then have to wait for the rest to unlock later. The next set is going to be released on September 5th, so check back then. And more will roll out throughout the Season of Mischief. To complete the whole thing you’ll want to keep an eye on this page as we update it with new tasks and rewards as they are revealed.

How to Catch Hoopa in Pokémon GO

The ultimate goal of this Special Research and the Season of Mischief is to catch Hoopa. By completing the Special Research you will qualify for a future event that fans hope will lead to the arrival of Hoopa in Pokémon GO. In fact, the event on September 5th is called Hoopa’s Arrival, so all signs point to him being the final reward for either this research or the season as a whole. Keep checking back as we find out more.

That’s all of the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research tasks and reward in Pokémon GO. Hopefully you now know more about how to complete this latest Special Research quest and are ready to catch Hoopa as soon as they are available.

- This article was updated on September 7th, 2021

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