Investigating Illusions was a quest in Pokémon Go.
A key difference, however, is it was only available during April 2020's Community Day for Abra. And, unlike other quests, it could only be started and finished during the event time.
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How Investigating Illusions worked in Pokémon Go
Taking place on Saturday, April 25th 2020, it could only be accessed during Abra Community Day in Pokémon Go - and unlike other events, must have been fully completed before it concluded.
But with four short steps, and the ability to play it solo with the Covid 19 outbreak in mind, this was achievable for most players.
Instead, it mainly rewarded Stardust, XP and consumable items as part of catching and evolving Abra, the focus of that day's Community Day.
Investigating Illusions quest steps in Pokémon Go explained
Below you'll find the four quest steps for 'Investigating Illusions' in Pokémon Go.
Be warned, however, this section does contain spoilers for both the challenges and the rewards you receive for completing them.
Additionally, it should be noted this quest cannot be acquired or completed after its debut on April 25th, 2020.
Investigating Illusions Step 1 of 4
- Power up Pokémon 10 times (10x Pokéballs)
- Catch 10 Abra (20x Abra Candy)
- Make 5 Nice Throws (Abra encounter)
Rewards: 2000x Stardust, 1x Incense, Abra encounter
Investigating Illusions Step 2 of 4
- Catch 15 Abra (20x Abra Candy)
- Transfer 10 Pokémon (Kadabra encounter)
- Evolve 3 Abra (1000 XP)
Rewards: 2000x Stardust, 1x Incense, 1x Poffin
Investigating Illusions Step 3 of 4
- Make 3 Great Curveball Throws (20x Abra Candy)
- Evolve 1 Kadabra (5x Golden Razz Berry)
- Transfer 10 Pokémon (1500 XP)
Rewards: 2000x Stardust, 1x Incense, 1x Rocket Radar
Investigating Illusions Step 4 of 4
- Claim 5000x Stardust reward
- Claim 1500 XP reward
- Claim 5x Silver Pinap Berry
Rewards: 2000x Stardust, 3x Rare Candy, Alakazam encounter
Rewards from 'Investigating Illusions' in Pokémon Go
For taking part in 'Investigating Illusions' in Pokémon Go, you'll receive a number of rewards, including:
- A Special Research story event around Abra appearances
- Encounters with Abra, Kadabra and Alakzam
- Resources and items including 13,000 Stardust, 4000 XP, 2x Incense, 1x Poffin, 1x Rocket Radar, 3x Rare Candy, 5x Silver Pinap Berry, 5x Golden Razz Berry, 10x Pokeballs and 60x Abra Candy
- A special 'Investigating Illusions' medal
How much does 'Investigating Illusions' in Pokémon Go cost?
A ticket for 'Investigating Illusions' is available in Pokémon Go's shop and costs £0.99 / $0.99.
The ticket is nonrefundable and you can not purchase it using PokéCoins - only real world money.
You'll be able to purchase tickets ahead of time until the end of the Abra Community Day on Saturday, April 25th 2020.
Pokémon Go in 2020 continues to add new features, such the arrival of the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. There are also planned changes to PokéCoins on the way. Last year saw the release of the first Gen 5 Pokémon, and with it new regional exclusive Pokémon and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Meanwhile, it's nearly time to celebrate Pokémon Go Fest 2020! Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day.
Do you miss out on anything if you don't pay for 'Investigating Illusions'?
Beyond the 'Investigating Illusions' event badge, there are no exclusive items or rewards during the quest you cannot get through other means.
That said, it's good value for money - with many items adding up to above the £0.99 / $0.99 entry fee, especially when you factor in the Poffin, which is only otherwise available from the shop or through other quests as a reward.