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Pokémon Go A Mysterious Incense quest steps and rewards

How to get your first Daily Adventure Incense and other rewards.

A Mysterious Incense is a special research quest in Pokémon Go that introduces Daily Adventure Incense, a free item which gives trainers another way to catch Pokémon every day.

You'll have to start 'A Mysterious Incense' to get access to Daily Adventure Incense in Pokémon Go, so we've detailed all its quest steps and rewards below.

This special research and Daily Adventure Incense is being rolled out worldwide this week, so if the quest hasn't appeared in your game yet, you'll unfortunately just have to wait until it gets added.

Catching Pheromosa at Go Fest Berlin 2022 in Pokémon Go.

‘A Mysterious Incense' quest steps in Pokémon Go

A Mysterious Incense is a special research quest in Pokémon Go that is available to all trainers, as it introduces Daily Adventure Incense to the game. This special item will attract Pokémon for 15 minutes when activated (including Galarain Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres!), but you have to be moving to get the spawns to appear.

You can find the quest in the 'Special' tab of your research menu (tap on the binoculars symbol from the map screen), and all you have to do to complete Part 1 is to tap on 'Claim Reward' to get your first Daily Adventure Incense.

After claiming your first Daily Adventure Incense, you'll now be eligible to reveive another at 12am (local time) every day, as long as you don't have one currently activated or in your inventory at that time.

For some extra rewards, you can also complete Part 2 of the special research, so we've detailed all the quest steps and rewards for 'A Mysterious Incense Part 2' below.


The Season of Go has arrived! The latest event is the Pokémon World Championship quest, which also has a Twitch code giveaway for a Team Building quest. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. There's also a new special research quest - A Mysterious Incense. While Go Fest 2022 may be behind us, there are still three special research quests you might be working on - Pokémon Go Fest 2022, Rhi's Arrival and A Radiant World. This season has also seen the lowering of the requirement for Candy XL and introduced the first Ultra Beasts, along with new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.


'A Mysterious Incense Part 2' Step 1 of 2

  • Use 1 Daily Adventure Incense - 1,000 XP
  • Use Daily Adventure Incense to help catch 10 Pokémon - 1,000 XP
  • Walk 1km - 1,000 XP

Step 1 completion rewards: x25 Poké Balls, x500 Stardust, and a Ponyta encounter.

'A Mysterious Incense Part 2' Step 2 of 2

  • Use 5 Daily Adventure Incense - 1,000 XP
  • Use Daily Adventure Incense to help catch 100 Pokémon - 1,000 XP
  • Walk 10km - 1,000 XP

Step 2 completion rewards: 2,500 XP, 2,500 Stardust, and a Dodrio encounter.

Good luck with completing the research!

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