A Poni Adventure Special Research Guide

A Poni Adventure Special Research Tasks and Rewards

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A Poni Adventure is a Special Research story released during the Water Festival 2022 Event, featuring the last island in the Alola region: the Poni island. This Special Research is freely available to all Pokémon GO Trainers from May 12, 2022 onwards.

During this quest line you will learn more about Tapu Fini, Alola Region’s Poni Island and Pokémon found there. Enjoy this guide on the Poni Adventure Special Research Tasks and Rewards.

Read our Season of Alola Guide for more information on the Alola region and our Tapu Fini Raid Guide and Tapu Fini in Pokémon GO PvP Battles guide for more information on countering the newest Alolan Guardian Deity.

A Poni Adventure Special Research Tasks and Rewards

Step 1 of 4

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 10 Poke Balls
  • Power up Pokemon 5 times – 5 Razz Berries
  • Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket Grunts – 3 Potions

Rewards: Alolan Raticate encounter, 500 XP, and 500 Stardust

Step 2 of 4

  • Catch 3 Water-type Pokemon – Tentacruel encounter
  • Take a snapshot of a Water-type Pokemon – Wailmer encounter
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon – Wingull encounter

Rewards: 1 Fast TM, 500 XP, and 500 Stardust

Step 3 of 4

  • Walk 2km – Miltank encounter
  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 10 Great Balls
  • Spin 5 PokeStops or Gyms – Stufful encounter

Rewards: 1 Premium Battle Pass, 1000 XP, and 1000 Stardust

Step 4 of 4

  • Send 5 Gifts to friends – 10 Great Balls
  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 7 Pinap Berries
  • Win a Raid – Alolan Exeggutor encounter

Rewards: 15 Ultra Balls, 8000 XP, and 3000 Stardust

Poni Adventure Research 1/4


Professor Willow

Oh, Trainer! Great to see you. Your timing is impeccable. Because you know what? I’ve had enough! That’s right—I’ve had enough of waiting to see a guardian deity. Everyone but me has managed to glimpse one out of pure serendipity, so I’ve decided to be proactive and embark on a search for Tapu Fini!

Do you think you could lend me a hand? With you involved, I think my chance of success will skyrocket.

Tapu Fini is the guardian deity of Poni Island in the Alola region.
Terrible calamities sometimes befall those who recklessly approach Tapu Fini, so I’m going to think very carefully about how we can successfully—and safely—track it down.

In the meantime, can you see what Team GO Rocket is up to? I’d like to avoid any complications in our search.


Task Rewards
Catch 10 Pokemon PokeBall icon 10x PokeBall
Power up Pokémon 5 times Razz Berry icon 5x Razz Berry
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts Potion icon 3x Potion


  • Pokemon Encounter icon Alolan Raticate encounter
  • XP icon 500 XP
  • Stardust icon 500 Stardust

Poni Adventure Research 2/4


Professor Willow

Welcome back, Trainer! I’ve been busy researching Tapu Fini. My sources say that it can manipulate water, and it lives deep within a thick fog. With that in mind, I’d hazard a guess that we’ll have the most luck uncovering Tapu Fini’s whereabouts if we look in places where other Water-type Pokémon are appearing.

I’ll start by visiting every foggy lake I can find. I can hear Blanche’s water safety spiel already… But, personally speaking, a bit of risk is worth it if I finally get to see an island guardian with my own eyes! You remember to be careful, too, okay?
Now, let’s get back out there!


Task Rewards
Catch 3 Water-type Pokémon Tentacruel
Take a snapshot of a Water-type Pokémon Wailmer
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Wingull


  • Attack icon 1 Charged TM
  • XP icon 500 XP
  • Stardust icon 500 Stardust

Poni Adventure Research 3/4


Professor Willow

Trainer! Can you believe it?! I was knee-deep in the last lake I thought to check—shoes soggy, Dewpider on all sides—when I finally, FINALLY, saw Tapu Fini! I’d love to tell you more about it, but I need to scribble down all the details in my journal while they’re fresh in my mind. You should head out and see if you can catch a glimpse of Tapu Fini yourself!


Task Rewards
Walk 2 km Miltank
Catch 15 Pokémon Great Ball icon 10x Great Ball
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms Stufful


  • Attack icon 1 Premium Battle Pass
  • XP icon 1000 XP
  • Stardust icon 1000 Stardust

Poni Adventure Research 4/4


Professor Willow

Phew! Welcome back, Trainer. How’d you fare? You saw Tapu Fini as well?! That’s fantastic!
Now you’ve seen all four of Alola’s guardian deities. And I’ve seen…all of one. That’s… Well, it’s one more than I’d seen before, isn’t it!

Just have to stay positive. No use feeling jealous of others’ good fortune…
Now that we know all the island guardians are nearby, we should look into why they’ve appeared here. Were the cause some unsavory act on our part, I think they would have confronted us directly by now—but instead, we’ve been the ones tracking them down.

It’s certainly possible their motives have nothing to do with us. Though I have to assume they’re investigating the area for a reason. But what could that reason be? I suppose all we can do for now is wait and see what happens.


Task Rewards
Send 5 Gifts to Friends Great Ball icon 10x Great Ball
Catch 15 Pokémon Pinap Berry icon 7x Pinap Berry
Win a Raid Exeggutor (Alola)


  • General icon 15 Ultra Ball
  • XP icon 8000 XP
  • Stardust icon 3000 Stardust

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