Tricky Pokémon event research tasks explained in Pokémon Go

What rewards can you unlock?

Tricky Pokémon research tasks are a series of limited-time quests in Pokémon Go, which will help you find an assortment of creatures revolving around April Fool's.

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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Tricky Pokémon research task rewards in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find the Tricky Pokémon research tasks and their rewards, available between Wednesday, April 1st to Tuesday, April 7th, 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.

Tricky Pokémon research task list:

  • Earn 3 Candy walking your Buddy - Stunfisk encounter
  • Catch 3 Ditto - Croagunk encounter
  • Feed your Buddy Pokémon a Berry - Sudowoodo encounter

Thanks to Silph Road subreddit for helping filling in these!


It's Day Two of Pokémon Go Fest! Play the Rocket Straight to Victory quest, where you'll face Arlo, Cliff and Sierra, as well as Giovanni. You can also face Palkia and Dialga in raids, and get your hands on Rotom and Unown if you're a ticket holder. 2020 has otherwise seen several new features - such 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. You can currently compete in the Season 3 Great League and complete the Dragon Week Timed Research.

What else do you need to know about the Tricky Pokémon research rewards?

The Tricky Pokémon event introduces a new Gen 5 Pokémon, Stunfisk, and the good news is it appears as one of the research rewards.

It's also fairly easy, too - tasking you with walking 3 Candy while walking your Buddy. If you're struggling to do this quickly, consider switching out your Buddy for one with a lower km per Candy requirement, such as Magikarp.

Of course, if you are self isolating at the moment, completing this task is impossible - but it will be available in the wild (if you are "extremely lucky") and in more research after the event, so this isn't your only opportunity.

Another research reward, Croagunk, is the latest shiny Pokémon - meaning this research can increase your chances of finding one. As always, shiny Pokémon are rare, so every opportunity helps!

The event will see a wider variety of Pokémon in the wild turn into Ditto for the duration, which is useful for this Croagunk encounter.

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