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Pokémon GO ‘The Higher They Fly’ Special Research Tasks and Rewards

How to complete the new Team GO Rocket Research quest

by Kyle Hanson

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After a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Team GO Rocket research is back for March 2021 in the form of the “The Higher They Fly” Special Research quest. All players will receive this set of objectives on February 28th, marking the beginning of another adventure to defeat Team GO Rocket boss Giovanni. With six stages to complete, it will be a tough journey, requiring you to defeat many grunts and leaders along the way. But we’re here to help and have listed the Pokémon GO ‘The Higher They Fly’ Special Research tasks and rewards below.

‘The Higher They Fly’ Special Research Guide

Here are all of the tasks and rewards for the new Team GO Rocket Special Research quest titled “The Higher They Fly”. This has just released in some parts of the world on February 28th and will be rolling out to more as the time zones catch up. Check your game to see when you get it. We’ll be updating this as more tasks and rewards become available for players, so check back often until it is complete. We’ll also have guides to help defeat the Team GO Rocket leaders and their boss, Giovanni. So watch for those if you need help.

Stage 1 of 6

  • Win a raid – 15 Poké Ball
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts – 3 Hyper Potion
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon – 3 Revive

Rewards: 10 Pinap Berry, 10 Nanab Berry, and 10 Razz Berry

Stage 2 of 6

  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon – 1 Sun Stone
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – 15 Great Ball
  • Catch 10 Flying-type Pokémon – Doduo Encounter

Rewards: 1,500 XP, 500 Stardust, 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy

Stage 3 of 6

  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon – 30 Pidgeot Mega Energy
  • Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 30 Pidgeot Mega Energy
  • Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy – 30 Pidgeot Mega Energy

Rewards: 2,000 XP, 1 Rocket Radar, a Pidgeot Encounter

Stage 4 of 6

  • Beat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo – 1,250 XP
  • Beat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff – 1,250 XP
  • Beat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra – 1,250 XP

Rewards: 2,500 XP, a Super Rocket Radar, 1,000 Stardust

Stage 5 of 6

  • Find Team GO Rocket Boss – 5 Max Potion
  • Battle with Team GO Rocket Boss – 20 Ultra Ball
  • Beat Team GO Rocket Boss – 5 Max Revive

Rewards: 3,000 XP, a Fast TM, and a Charge TM

Stage 6 of 6

  • Claim Reward – 2,000 XP
  • Claim Reward – 2,000 XP
  • Claim Reward – 2,000 XP

Rewards: 2 Golden Razz Berry, 2 Silver Pinap Berry, a Premium Battle Pass

And that’s our Pokémon GO ‘The Higher They Fly’ Special Research guide giving you all the tasks and rewards for the new Team GO Rocket quest. Some steps will take some time, so watch for updates as we have them. And be sure to check out our other how to guides for help beating any of the leaders or Giovanni himself, once they are available.

- This article was updated on:February 27th, 2021

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