The Season of Legends special research quest is part of the Season of Legends, an in-game period which focuses on specific features and events, in Pokémon Go.
Luckily this research quest will remain available once the Season of Legends ends, so you don't need to worry if you can't complete all of the challenges upon it's release.
As the name suggests, Season of Legends focuses upon legendary Pokémon, including the release of new legendary Pokémon and a legendary focused Special Research quest, among other unannounced features.
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How the 'Season of Legends' research quest works in Pokémon Go
Research quests, which allow players to complete challenges for rewards, were released in March 2018 and are divided into a number of categories, including masterwork and timed.
The Season of Legends quest is a special research quest which means it doesn't have a deadline and will remain available even when it's related season ends, so you can complete it at your leisure.
This research quest is divided into five steps, with each one consisting of three individual challenges. You'll be rewarded with a variety of items, Pokémon encounters, XP and Stardust for every individual challenge and overall step you complete. These steps do, however, need to be completed in order.
'Season of Legends' quest tasks and rewards in Pokémon Go
Below you can find all five steps, including the challenges and rewards, for the Season of Legends special research quest in Pokémon Go.
While this quest does share the title with the current Pokémon Go season, it doesn't have a deadline, which means it will most likely stay available once the Season of Legends concludes. This means you can easily complete this quest in your own time without having to worry about missing any of the rewards.
We do recommend skipping this section if you'd prefer to be surprised about the Season of Legends special research as it does contain spoilers for the whole quest.
Thank you to Amiibofan101 from reddit for the help with this information!
'Season of Legends' Step 1 of 5
- Catch 10 Rock-type Pokémon - 10 PokéBalls
- Make 5 Great Throws - 10 Great Balls
- Transfer 10 Pokémon - 10 Pinap Berries
Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1500 XP and a Kabuto encounter
'Season of Legends' Step 2 of 5
- Catch 10 Ground-type Pokémon - 10 Hyper Potions
- Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost - 1 Mossy Lure Module
- Take a snapshot of Landorus - 10 Landorus Candy
Rewards: 500 Stardust, 2000 XP and a Drilbur encounter
'Season of Legends' Step 3 of 5
- Catch 10 Flying-type Pokémon - 5 Max Revives
- Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost - 1 Fast TM
- Take a snapshot of Tornadus - 10 Tornadus Candy
Rewards: 500 Stardust, 2000 XP and a Ducklett encounter
'Season of Legends' Step 4 of 5
- Catch 10 Electric-type - 10 Hyper Potions
- Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost - 1 Charged TM
- Take a snapshot of Thundurus - 10 Thundurus Candy
Rewards: 500 Stardust, 2000 XP and a Joltik encounter
'Season of Legends' Step 5 of 5
- Claim Reward - 2000 XP
- Claim Reward - 2000 XP
- Claim Reward - 2000 XP
Rewards: 5000 XP, 1 Unova Stone and a Munna encounter
What is the Season of Legends in Pokémon Go?
Seasons are themed in-game periods which usher in new updates and events to Pokémon Go - the second is named Season of Legends.
It gains this name from how it will see the release of legendary Pokémon which are yet to make their appearance in Pokémon Go. This includes the Therian Forme for Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus, among other to-be-announced legendaries.
Since this season is focused around legendary Pokémon, the XP you receive from five-star raids will be increased during the Season of Legends.
Certain Pokémon will also appear more frequently depending on which hemisphere you live in:
Northern hemisphere Season of Legends spawns:
- Spring Form Deerling
Southern hemisphere Season of Legends spawns:
- Autumn Form Deerling
Pokémon Go Season of Legends end date: When will the Season of Legends end and how long will it be?
The Seasons of Legends will start on Monday, 1st March at 8am (local time) and run till Tuesday, 1st June at 10am (local time).
It's important to note that the Season of Legends special research quest is not tied to this time frame and will be available once this current season ends.
Season 7 of the Go Battle League will also run through this time period; though the dates and times of various cups and leagues will be released throughout the Season, with the possibility of them changing.
Though the Season of Legends has a specific release date and time, any features released within it will be staggered throughout the season. This includes a number of new legendary releases, special Go Battle League Cups and in-game events.
The Season of Discovery is here! Current events, include Season 8 of the Go Battle League, the addition of Raid Achievements and the Bidoof Breakout event. Don't forget about the upcoming Go Fest 2021 in July! Meanwhile, the last major update saw a level cap increase - including the addition of XL Candy, boosts to some XP sources and the addition of Platinum Medals.
What are Seasons in Pokémon Go?
Introduced in December 2020, Seasons are in-game periods - three months in length - which will tie together various events to a theme and add a number of new features and quality of life changes.
- Changes to how Pokémon spawn season-to-season, which may seen some creatures appear more regularly or become far more rare in the wild for the limited period
- Changes to Pokémon appearing in Eggs and in Raids
- Northern and southern hemisphere-specific spawning, coinciding with the real world seasons themselves
- Highlight specific Mega Evolutions, giving them a power boost throughout the season
- New Deerling forms
- A new Go Battle League season, which will be the same length as these seasons
- Introduce other general quality of life improvements
You can also expect to see a range of in-game events and new Pokémon releases throughout each season.
Have fun during the Season of Legends!