From A to Zygarde Research Tasks and Rewards

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From A to Zygarde Special Research is now available to Trainers worldwide! Below, you will find information that will help you complete the research and claim your encounter with Zygarde!

You can obtain this Special Research by using the new Pokémon GO Routes feature (which we are of course covering separately). Keep an eye out while you’re exploring a Route—you might come across a Zygarde Cell!

From A to Zygarde can be obtained starting July 20, 2023.

From A to Zygarde Special Research Tasks and Rewards

From A to Zygarde (1/6)

Task Rewards
Walk 1 km Pinap Berry icon 5× Pinap Berry
Catch 10 Pokémon Potion icon 5× Potion
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Poké Ball icon 5× Poké Ball
Stage rewards
Stardust icon 500× Stardust

From A to Zygarde (2/6)

Task Rewards
Make 5 Great Throws Razz Berry icon 10× Razz Berry
Power up Pokémon 5 times Nanab Berry icon 10× Nanab Berry
Hatch an Egg Poké Ball icon 10× Poké Ball
Stage rewards

Stardust icon 100× Stardust

From A to Zygarde (3/6)

Task Rewards
Claim Reward! Great Ball icon 10× Great Ball
Claim Reward! Super Potion icon 10× Super Potion
Claim Reward! Stardust icon 1000× Stardust
Stage rewards

From A to Zygarde (4/6)

Task Rewards
Follow 3 Routes Incense icon 1× Incense
Catch 20 Pokémon while following Routes Revive icon 3× Revive
Find a Zygarde Cell Ultra Ball icon 5× Ultra Ball
Stage rewards
  • XP icon 1000× XP
  • Stardust icon 1000× Stardust

From A to Zygarde (5/6)

Task Rewards
Use an Incense while following a Route Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball
Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy Stardust icon 1500× Stardust
Follow 5 Routes Ultra Ball icon 10× Ultra Ball
Stage rewards

XP icon 2000× XP

From A to Zygarde (6/6)

Task Rewards
Claim Reward! Star Piece icon 1× Star Piece
Claim Reward! XP icon 2000× XP
Claim Reward! Golden Razz Berry icon 1× Golden Razz Berry
Stage rewards
  • XP icon 2500× XP
  • Stardust icon 2500× Stardust

Story behind the Special Research

Stage 1

Professor Willow

Hello, %PLAYERNAME%! What’ve you been up to? Catching Pokémon? Exploring a new Route, perhaps?

As for me, I’ve been absorbed in reading a research article about the Order Pokémon, Zygarde.

The writer hypothesizes that Zygarde monitors the ecosystem from deep within the cave where it lives. And when the ecosystem falls into disarray, it appears and reveals its secret power.

I wonder if it ventures outside for other reasons. Here’s an idea for a paper: “Zygarde Habitats and Migration Patterns”!

What do you think? I wonder what other activities and locales might interest Zygarde…

Try to come up with a few theories while you’re out exploring!

Stage 2

Professor Willow Welcome back, %PLAYERNAME%!

While you were out, I caught up on observational reports from local Trainers.

Curiously, several mentioned amorphous, green blobs they found along Routes. Some Trainers even thought they might be alive!

I have a theory about what those wobbly blobs might be, but I’d like to review my research materials first. Maybe even reread that article from earlier…

In the meantime, please continue your fieldwork. I’m positive I’ll have a less amorphous update by the time you get back.

Oh, and I suggest you power up your Pokémon, just in case you run into anything unexpected out there!

Stage 3

There you are, %PLAYERNAME%! You’ll never guess what happened! Professor Willow

As I combed through my notes, I saw something blur past me and come to a screeching halt outside the lab.

It moved fast, but I’m almost positive it was the very Pokémon I’ve been investigating: Zygarde!

It might still be there. Check it out, and here—take this. I’ll explain how to use it once you’re back.

Stage 4
Professor Willow

Incredible, %PLAYERNAME%!

So it really was Zygarde!

Zygarde is a curious Pokémon. It’s made of Zygarde Cells, and its appearance depends on the number of cells it has gathered

I’d say this one has about 10% of its cells. It’ll change and grow as it collects more.

And that’s what my gift is for! The Zygarde Cube can be used to store the Zygarde Cells that you find. You can think of it as a nest for those cells.

And as for where can you find those cells… Do you recall those green blobs that have been found along Routes? I reckon they were, in fact, Zygarde Cells!

Could I ask you to test that hypothesis, %PLAYERNAME%?

Stage 5 Professor Willow

Excellent work finding your first Zygarde Cell, %PLAYERNAME%!

You’re off to a great start to assembling Zygarde’s forms, but there’s a long journey ahead of you.

It looks like this Zygarde needs to collect 250 cells to reach its Complete Forme. It seems the cells are only gathering along Routes, so you’ve got a lot of traveling in your future!

I can’t wait for you to get started—just think of all the Pokémon and friends you’ll meet on the way!

Explore a few more Routes, and I suggest you use an Incense while you’re out there. We’ve got to keep up with our studies of other Pokémon as well!

Stage 6

Welcome back, %PLAYERNAME%! Professor Willow

You traveled five entire Routes?! Well done! That adventurous spirit is what makes you such a joy to work with.

I’m sure Zygarde appreciates your perseverance too. And your efforts will be well-rewarded! In its Complete Forme, Zygarde has enough power to overwhelm even Xerneas or Yveltal.

Zygarde can radiate high-powered energy from the orifice on its chest. It uses force to neutralize those who harm the ecosystem.

That’s some good motivation for us to each do our part, eh? Even little things, like recycling when we can. But I don’t think we should need a threat to want to care for our surroundings.

After all, Pokémon and even Trainers like yourself do their best in a healthy environment—we should all work hard to make the world a place where everyone can thrive.

I’ll leave you with that thought, %PLAYERNAME%. Smooth travels on your journey to gather Zygarde Cells, and let me be the first to know when you’ve collected enough to see its Complete Forme. I’ll be waiting on the edge of my seat!

Learn more about Routes!

Route is a pre-defined path that you can follow while exploring. These paths may be made by Niantic, official partners or other Trainers, like you! Learn more here!

What’s an adventure without some treasure? There’s an assortment of bonuses to enjoy while exploring Routes!

Pokestop icon Follow a Route to its end for the first time to earn a new Route Badge.
Candy icon Earn Buddy Candy more quickly.
Incense icon Pokémon will be more attracted to Incense when you’re exploring a Route for the first time.
XP icon Earn an XP bonus for the first Route you complete each day.
XP icon  After completing Routes for seven days, you’ll receive an increased XP bonus.
Buddy icon Earn a Buddy Heart when you complete a Route while adventuring with your buddy!

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