Psychic Spectacular event research tasks explained in Pokémon Go

What rewards can you unlock?

Psychic Spectacular research tasks are a series of limited-time quests in Pokémon Go, which will help you find an assortment of - you guessed it - Psychic Pokémon.

You'll find these tasks by spinning PokéStops, alongside the current roster of monthly Research Tasks, which are currently available. Don't be surprised if you need to complete a couple of spins to find what you need!

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Psychic Spectacular research task rewards in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find the Psychic Spectacular research tasks and their rewards, available between Friday, March 27th to Monday, March 30th, starting at 8am (local time) and finishing at 10pm (local time).

Although you can only find these research tasks during this time period, you can complete and claim their rewards if you hold onto them once the event ends:

Psychic Spectacular research task list:

  • Evolve 1 Abra - Slowbro encounter
  • Defeat 1 Team Go Rocket Grunt - Wobbuffet encounter
  • Catch 5 Natu - Baltoy encounter
  • Catch 10 Psychic-type Pokémon - 1000 Stardust

Thanks to Silph Road subreddit for helping filling in these!

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2020 has seen several new features in Pokémon Go - Mega Evolutions, the A Mega Discovery Special Research, the arrival of Rocket Balloons, the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day.


What else do you need to know about the Psychic Spectacular research rewards?

This first new event-based research in over a month isn't anything to shout about - all reward encounters are all readily available creatures, and feature none of the new Gen 5 Pokémon released alongside the event.

That said, there's plenty of other things to focus on over the weekend - those new Gen 5 additions for one, some of which are appearing in Eggs for a limited time, as well as a new Psychic raid encounters (please observe social distancing!).

The event also introduces a new shiny, Baltoy - which does feature in the above research rewards. As always, shiny odds are quite low, so this is a handy way to guarantee a Baltoy encounter to increase your chances.

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