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Pokémon Go BIDOOF special research paths, quest tasks and rewards: Which BIDOOF research path is best?

Bidoof.

BIDOOF is a special research questline released in Pokémon Go as part of the Bidoof Breakout event.

Unlike previous research quests, BIDOOF offers you a selection of paths, which result in you receiving different rewards for completing certain challenges.

Below you'll find a complete list of the BIDOOF quest tasks and rewards, along with which BIDOOF research path we believe is the best.

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'BIDOOF' quest tasks, rewards and paths in Pokémon Go explained

The BIDOOF research quest in Pokémon Go consists of four stages and has no deadline, so you're free to complete it whenever you like.

What sets this research quest apart from the others is that, at the beginning of some stages, you'll be asked to pick one of two options. Your decision will then affect the rewards you receive from the three challenges you need to complete to progress.

Below you'll find all the available paths for the BIDOOF research, along with the challenges and rewards, so be wary of spoilers!

Thank you to Amiibofan101 for the help with this information!

'BIDOOF' Step 1 of 4

  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon - Bidoof encounter
  • Catch 6 Normal-type Pokémon - 3 Pinap Berries
  • Catch 3 Bidoof - Bidoof encounter

Rewards: 399 XP, 399 Stardust and a Bidoof encounter

'BIDOOF' Step 2 of 4

You'll be offered two options upon reaching this step - Choose Bidoof! and Bidoof…?

Choose Bidoof! challenges and rewards:

  • Catch 1 Normal-type Pokémon - Bidoof encounter
  • Take a snapshot of Bidoof - 3 Pinap Berries
  • Catch 5 Bidoof - Bidoof encounter

Rewards: 399 XP, 399 Stardust and a Bidoof encounter

Bidoof…? challenges and rewards:

  • Catch 1 Normal-type Pokémon - Bidoof encounter
  • Take a snapshot of Bidoof - 5 Razz Berries
  • Catch 5 Bidoof - Bidoof encounter

Rewards: 399 XP, 399 Stardust and a Bidoof encounter

'BIDOOF' Step 3 of 4

When reach this step, you'll be offered the choice between - Nerves of steel and Nests near water.

Nerves of steel challenges and rewards:

  • Transfer 10 Pokémon - 10 Super Potions
  • Take a snapshot of Bidoof - Bidoof encounter
  • Catch 10 Bidoof - 5 Razz Berries

Rewards: 399 XP, 399 Stardust and a Bidoof encounter

Nests near water challenges and rewards:

  • Transfer 10 Pokémon - 10 PokéBalls
  • Take a snapshot of Bidoof - Bidoof encounter
  • Catch 10 Bidoof - 3 Pinap Berries

Rewards: 399 XP, 399 Stardust and a Bidoof encounter

'Bidoof Day' Step 4 of 4

  • Catch 5 Bidoof - Bidoof encounter
  • Catch 10 Bidoof - Bidoof encounter
  • Catch 15 Bidoof - Bidoof encounter

Rewards: 3990 XP, Bidoof encounter and Bidoof Hat

Which BIDOOF research path is the best in Pokémon Go?

When it comes to choosing your path through the BIDOOF research quest in Pokémon Go, it's important to remember that, no matter your choice, you'll be facing the same challenges.

This means there is no easier path through this questline and your decision should be focused around which rewards you'll receive.

For stage two of this quest, the reward difference comes down to whether you want to receive Razz Berries for choosing 'Bidoof…?' or Pinap Berries for selecting 'Choose Bidoof!' You will be rewarded with more Razz Berries, but, ultimately, there is no true best choice here.

There is, however, a better option between 'Nerves of steel' and 'Nests near water.'

While 'Nerves of steel' will give you 10 Super Potions for transferring 10 Pokémon, 'Nests near water' will give you 10 PokéBalls for completing this challenge.

These extra PokéBalls will be incredibly useful in completing the final challenge for stage three - 'Catch 10 Bidoof' - and the entirety of stage four, which involves catching 15 Bidoof.


Currently live is the Test Your Mettle event, and along with it the debut of Togedemaru and Mega Aggron. Recently, we've seen the arrival of Season of Light and special research quest A Cosmic Companion. 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. Finally - don't forget about the new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.


Branching research quests and paths in Pokémon Go explained

Branching research quests are a new type of special research quest in Pokémon Go.

As the name suggests, these quests offer you the opportunity to branch out into different challenge sets and earn different rewards.

These options are referred to as paths and you'll select one when you reach its specific stage in the research quest. You'll be asked to confirm your selection after making it and, afterwards, you won't be able to change your mind.

You will be asked to confirm your chosen path to ensure it's the right one for you!

BIDOOF is the first branching research quest to be released into Pokémon Go and, if you purchase a ticket to Go Fest 2021, you'll unlock another branching special research quest.

BIDOOF!

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