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How to Complete Mysterious Masks Research in Pokemon GO & All Rewards

There’s a spooky new ‘Mysterious Masks’ Research for players to complete as part of the 2022 Pokemon GO Halloween event!

As well as catching creatures, Pokemon GO players enjoy earning rewards by completing the different Research Tasks in the game.

And with the start of the 2022 Pokemon GO Halloween event, there is a brand-new Special Research Story for players to finish – Mysterious Masks. This centers around Yamask and its Galarian form!

Players have until 10 AM on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, to complete it, so there’s no time to waste!

Pokemon GO 2022 Halloween Event

All Tasks & Rewards in the Pokemon GO Mysterious Masks Halloween Research

There are 4 steps for players to complete in the Pokemon GO Mysterious Masks Research, each containing 3 separate Tasks:

Mysterious Masks 1/4 Tasks & Rewards

Task ImageReward
Catch 40 Ghost-type PokemonPokemon GO Stardust1313 Stardust
Make 9 Curveball Throws Yamask Pokemon GOYamask Encounter
Make 49 Nice ThrowsPokemon GO Ultra Ball9 Ultra Balls

If you’re struggling, make sure to find out how to make Curveball Throws in Pokemon GO.

We’ve also got a guide on how to make Nice Throws in Pokemon GO as well, in case you need some more help!

Mysterious Masks Step 1 Completion Rewards

For completing Mysterious Masks Step 1 you get:

  • Galarian Yamask Encounter
  • 4900 XP
  • 490 Stardust

Mysterious Masks 2/4 Tasks & Rewards

Task ImageReward
Catch 40 Ghost-type PokemonPokemon GO Stardust1313 Stardust
Earn 9 Hearts with your BuddyYamask Pokemon GOYamask Encounter
Send 13 Gifts to friendsPokemon GO Great Ball40 Great Balls

Find out how to earn Buddy Hearts fast in Pokemon GO so you can breeze through step 2 of the Mysterious Masks Research!

Mysterious Masks Step 2 Completion Rewards

  • Galarian Yamask Encounter
  • 4900 XP
  • 490 Stardust

Mysterious Masks 3/4 Tasks & Rewards

Task ImageReward
Catch 40 Ghost-type PokemonPokemon GO Stardust1313 Stardust
Catch 9 different species of Ghost-type PokemonYamask Pokemon GOYamask Encounter
Use 49 Berries to help catch PokemonPokemon GO Pokeball49 Poke Balls

As you’ll be using plenty of Berries to finish this Step 3 of Mysterious Masks, make sure to read our Pokemon GO Berry Guide first. This tells you the exact bonuses each Berry gives you.

Mysterious Masks Step 3 Completion Rewards

  • Galarian Yamask Encounter
  • 4900 XP
  • 490 Stardust

Mysterious Masks 4/4 Tasks & Rewards

Task ImageReward
Claim RewardPokemon GO XP49 XP
Claim RewardPokemon GO XP490 XP
Claim RewardPokemon GO XP4900 XP

Mysterious Masks Step 4 Completion Rewards

  • Galarian Yamask Encounter
  • 49 Yamask Candy
  • 490 Stardust

Don’t forget to find out all of the Field Research Tasks in the Pokemon GO Halloween event too! You may as well finish as many of these as you can while completing Mysterious Masks.

Also, it’s worth noting that the Yamask encounters you get during the Pokemon GO Mysterious Masks Research can be shiny. Here is the exact chance of catching a shiny Yamask in Pokemon GO!

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