Did you come back to Pokémon GO recently, but feel like you missed out on a lot? Or are you just looking for some fresh Special Research? No worries, Trainers! As part of the Third Year Anniversary Event celebrating three years of Pokémon GO, new Jump-Start Special Research quest line has been introduced to jump-start your new or continuing adventures! Curious on what awaits you? This guide will help you along the way! Careful: Spoiler Alert!

Jump-Start Research

Stage 1 of 6:

Quest / Quest Reward

  • Make a new friend / 5,000 XP
  • Catch 3 Pokémon with Weather Boost / 5,000 XP
  • Hatch an Egg  / 5,000 XP

Stage Completion Rewards: 2 Lucky Eggs, Dratini Encounter, 15,000 Stardust

Stage 2 of 6:

  • Earn a Candy walking with your buddy / 30x Dratini Candy
  • Take a Snapshot of Dratini / 30x Dratini Candy
  • Evolve a Dratini / 10,000 XP

Stage Completion Rewards: 1x Raid Pass, 15,000 Stardust, 2 Lucky Eggs

Stage 3 of 6:

  • Power up a Pokémon 10 times / 15,000 XP
  • Battle another Trainer in the Great League / 15,000 XP
  • Battle in a Raid / 15,000 XP

Stage Completion Rewards: 2x Lucky Eggs, 15,000 XP, 2x Star Pieces

Stage 4 of 6:

  • Catch 5 different species of Pokémon / Chimchar Encounter
  • Catch a Legendary Pokémon from a Field Research Breakthrough or Raid / Piplup Encounter
  • Hatch 3 Eggs / Turtwig Encounter

Stage Completion Rewards: 2x Lucky Eggs, Guaranteed Shiny Eevee Encounter, 15,000 Stardust

Stage 5 of 6:

  • Take a Snapshot of Eevee / 30,000 XP
  • Send 5 Gifts to friends / 30,000 XP
  • Trade 3 Pokémon with a friend / 30,000 XP

Stage Completion Rewards: Lapras, 30,000 XP, 2x Lucky Eggs

Stage 6 of 6:

  • Make a new Friend / 60x Dratini Candy
  • Win a level 3 or higher Raid 60x Dratini Candy
  • Evolve a Dragonair 100,000 XP

Stage Completion Rewards: 2x Lucky Eggs, 100,000 XP, 15,000 Stardust

Total Stardust/XP Gain in Jump-Start Research

Total Stardust Gain
No Star Piece With Star Piece
60,000 Stardust 90,000 Stardust
Total XP Gain
No Lucky Egg With Lucky Egg
405,000 XP 810,000 XP

Summary

All stages – including the rewards – are summarized in this handy sharable infographic by our very own Couple of Gaming!

Jump-Start Research Graphic

As you can see Trainers, this will surely give you that Jump-Start you might need! Good luck with your Special Research, and enjoy your future adventures!