A Thousand Year Slumber: Jirachi Special Research Guide

Jirachi Special Research Tasks and Rewards - Complete list

A Thousand Year Slumber is a special research quest line in Pokemon GO that unlocks the mythical Pokemon Jirachi. Jirachi Special Research was made available on August 20th 2019, following players successfully completing the 2019’s Ultra Unlock research challenge. This page lists all Jirachi special research stages, tasks and rewards. After completing the challenge, players can pick up a special Jirachi T-shirt in the in-game shop. In order to get the quest, you need to complete at least Stage 3 of A Mythical Discovery.

Jirachi Special Research Tasks and Rewards

Stage 1 / 7

Nice to see you again, PLAYERNAME! I’m excited to get started on our next big adventure. What do we need to do? Well, I’ve come across something amazing, and I need your help. We’re going to focus our efforts on Pokemon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, because I have some leads on a Pokemon I’ve never seen before! First, we need to get some baseline research to help track this Pokemon. Can you explore the area? Who knows—you might make some friends along the way.


A Thousand Year Slumber Stage tasks 1 / 7
Catch 25 Pokemon 1000 XP
Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms Jigglypuff
Make 3 new friends (*) Feebas

(*) You can keep removing and adding the same friend until you hit 3 new friends.


  • 1x Mossy Lure
  • 1x Glacial Lure
  • 1x Magnetic Lure

Stage 2 / 7

Great job, Trainer. Your work helped me get a better understanding of the search area for this mysterious Pokemon. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on. A few weeks ago, I came across an ancient text that was found in the Hoenn region. It was filled with fascinating information. It mentions a Mythical Pokemon that awakens once every thousand years and has the ability to grant wishes! I really want to get a deeper understanding of this text, and how better to do that than with some research? Can you help me collect some information on Pokemon from the Hoenn region?


A Thousand Year Slumber Stage tasks 2 / 7
Catch 3 Whismur 10x Whismur Candy
Evolve a Feebas 1500 XP
Gold Hoenn Badge 1500 XP

Note: In order to evolve a Feebas you need to walk 20 KM with it. You should start walking Feebas before the quest, so you can easily power through this stage.


  • 2000 Stardust
  • 10x Pokeball
  • 3x Incense

Stage 3 / 7

Thanks for your help, PLAYERNAME. Your Hoenn Pokedex is really looking great! The Whismur you caught reminded me of a line from the text I told you about. It mentioned that a melody or a sound can awaken a sleeping Pokemon. That gives me an idea… Let’s do a little experiment. There’s a sleeping Snorlax that hasn’t left my lab in months. And it’s right in front of my Berry stash! Think we could wake it up with a loud noise? Let’s document the Whismur Evolution line  too— some photos will do.


A Thousand Year Slumber Stage tasks 3 / 7
Take a snapshot of Loudred Snorlax
Make 3 Great Throws in a row 2000 XP
Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy 2000 XP

You can find a list of 1 KM Buddies here: List of 1km per Candy Buddy Pokémon


  • 20x Silver Pinap Berry
  • 3x Star Piece
  • 2000x Stardust

Credits for stage info go to Bruetschle from our Discord server.

Stage 4 / 7

Wow! That sure was loud, but it did the trick! Loudred worked just like an alarm clock for poor Snorlax. I should make up for the rude awakening with some Berries… Well, we’ve learned something important here, and I think this method could work to awaken even the deepest of sleepers. If mg calculations are correct, the wish-granting Mythical Pokemon might be ready to awaken soon, and we should be prepared to do the waking! The text says that the Pokemon is a Steel- and Psychic-type, so I think a good next step is to catch a few Pokemon with similar characteristics. We’ll need a few extra hands to get this done, too. Could you get some fellow Trainers to help out?


A Thousand Year Slumber Stage tasks 4 / 7
Catch 50 Psychic- or Steel-type Pokemon 2500 XP
Power up Pokemon 10 times 2500 XP
Send 10 Gifts to friends 2500 XP

You can use Magnetic lure to attract more Steel types.


  • 1x Charge TM
  • 1x Fast TM
  • 1x Premium Raid pass

Stage 5 / 7

Good work, PLAYERNAME. With the help of your research, I’ve been able to decipher more of this ancient text. It says that when the Mythical Pokemon awakens, it will grant any wishes written on notes attached to its head. Another interesting tidbit: If this Pokemon senses danger, it will fight without awakening. Up for a Trainer Battle, PLAYERNAME? If the battle causes any reactions nearby, I have sensors set up to detect them. It might seem like a long shot, but I have a good feeling about this!


A Thousand Year Slumber Stage tasks 5 / 7
Battle a Team Leader 3 times Kricketune
Win against another Trainer 7 times 3000 XP
Win 5 raids 3000 XP


  • 3x Rare Candy
  • 20x Ultra Balls
  • 3000 Stardust

Stage 6 / 7

It worked! I’m picking up some vibrations nearby. I think we’re on the right track. Maybe the Mythical Pokemon is close to awakening. Since what we’re doing is working, let’s keep it up. We need to pull out all the stops, though, and the timing has to be just right. I’ll hold things down here with Loudred while you keep focusing on encountering Steel- and Psychic-type Pokemon. If you can do that, I think it’ll help the Mythical Pokemon see that you’re a worthy Trainer!


A Thousand Year Slumber Stage tasks 6 / 7
Take 5 photos of Steel or Psychic Pokémon Chimecho
Make 3 excellent curveball throws Bronzong
Spin a Pokéstop 7 days in a row 4000 XP


  • 10x Silver Pinap Berry
  • 10x Star Piece
  • 5000 Stardust

Stage 7 / 7

Simply astonishing! We encountered the Steel- and Psychic-type Pokemon Jirachi! That was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Well, once in several lifetimes, if Jirachi truly only wakes once every thousand years. You’ve become such an accomplished Trainer, PLAYERNAME. Thank you for going on this amazing adventure with me. You can bet I’ll be in touch whenever another exciting research project comes up. Until then, let’s get out there and GO!


A Thousand Year Slumber Stage tasks 7 / 7
Auto Complete 4500XP
Auto Complete 4500XP
Auto Complete 4500XP


  • Jirachi encounter
  • x20 Jirachi Candy
  • Jirachi T-Shirt

Trainers who have already received Jirachi will be rewarded with x20 Jirachi Candy and Jirachi T-Shirt.

Jirachi T-shirt

Upon completing the A thousand-year Slumber, players will be able to pick up a special Jirachi themed T-shirt from the in-game shop. The shirt is exclusive for players who complete the quest line, similarly to the previously released Mew and Celebi shirts.