The An Instinctive Hero event in Pokemon GO has added a brand-new Special Research for players to complete, and it is certainly worth doing as it gives you an exclusive encounter with a costumed Elekid!

To claim the Research, you must log in to Pokemon GO during the An Instinctive Hero event. This taking place from 10 AM local time on May 2 to 8 PM local time on May 8, 2023.

Once you’ve done that, you can see the full breakdown of the steps, tasks, and rewards below!

Pokemon GO An Instinctive Hero Special Research
Credit: Niantic

Pokemon GO An Instinctive Hero Special Research: All Tasks & Rewards

The Pokemon GO An Instinctive Hero Special Research has four steps, each with three tasks to complete:

Step 1/4

Make 10 Nice Throws5 Razz Berries
Catch 20 Pokemon5 Poke Balls
Spin 10 PokeStops or GymsExeggcute

Step 1 Completion Rewards

  • 1500 XP
  • Incubator

Step 2/4

Hatch an EggIncense
Use 15 Razz Berries to help catch Pokemon5 Great Balls
Spin 20 PokeStops or GymsFerroseed

Before you hatch any Eggs, make sure you install the official Pokemon GO Egg Hatching Widget! This helps you keep track of all of your Egg hatching progress!

Step 2 Completion Rewards

  • 20 Chansey Candy
  • 2000 XP
Pokemon GO An Instinctive Hero

Step 3/4

Catch 30 Pokemon10 Great Balls
Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy5 Pinap Berries
Hatch 3 EggsChansey

As you’ll be hatching three Eggs for this step of the Research, make sure you hatch one of the new 7km An Instinctive Hero event Eggs!

Also, 2km, 5km, and 10km Eggs have a chance of hatching Larvesta during this event. This is the latest Pokemon to arrive in Pokemon GO!

Step 3 Completion Rewards

  • 2500 XP
  • Elekid wearing a Team Spark costume

Step 4/4

Claim Reward!10 Pinap Berries
Claim Reward!10 Great Balls
Claim Reward!10 Ultra Balls

Step 4 Completion Rewards

  • 2500 XP
  • 2500 Stardust

Following the An Instinctive Hero event, there will be plenty more Research to complete this month. Check out the May 2023 Pokemon GO events schedule to see what is in store!

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