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How to Complete Ultra Beast Protection Efforts & All Rewards in Pokemon GO

Here’s how to finish the Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research in Pokemon GO as well as all of the rewards you can get for it!

Team GO Rocket is back with new Shadow Pokemon to battle you with. What’s more, there is a brand-new Special Research Story about battling them!

You’ll definitely want to complete Ultra Beast Protection Efforts before it expires on December 1, 2022, as there are some great rewards for finishing it, including the chance to catch Shadow Mewtwo!

Pokemon GO Team Rocket Pokestop

All Tasks & Rewards in the Pokemon GO Ultra Beast Protection Efforts

The Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research Story has 4 different steps, each containing 3 different Research Tasks.

To complete it and earn all of the rewards, Pokemon trainers must finish all of the steps in order. This requires defeating all of the Team GO Rocket Leaders and the boss, Giovanni.

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts 1/4

Step 1 of the Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research focuses on beating Team GO Rocket Grunts and Shadow Pokemon.

Players must defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts, catch 4 of the Shadow Pokemon after defeating them, and then purify 2 Shadow Pokemon.

Task ImageReward
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket GruntsHyper Potion Pokemon GO10 Hyper Potions
Catch 4 Shadow PokemonPokemon GO Pokeball10 Poke Balls
Purify 2 Shadow PokemonPokemon GO Pinap Berry10 Pinap Berries

Step 1 Completion Rewards

Completing all 3 Research Tasks in step 1 will reward players with:

  • 2000 XP
  • 15 Great Balls
  • 1 Rocket Radar
Pokemon GO Battle Team Rocket Ultra Beast Protection Efforts

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts 2/4

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts step 2 requires players to battle each of the 3 Team GO Rocket Leaders.

Pokemon trainers must battle and defeat Team GO Rocket Leaders Arlo, Cliff, and Sierra to finish the second step in this Special Research.

Task ImageReward
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader ArloPokemon GO XP1500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader CliffPokemon GO XP1500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader SierraPokemon GO XP1500 XP

If you’re struggling to beta these Team Leaders, make sure to check out our guides on how to defeat them:

Step 2 Completion Rewards

Finishing the 3 Tasks in step 2 of Ultra Beast Protection Efforts will give players:

  • 2500 XP
  • 1000 Stardust
  • 1 Super Rocket Radar

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts 3/4

The third step of Ultra Beast Protection Efforts is all about the Team GO Rocket Boss Giovanni and his Shadow Mewtwo.

Pokemon trainers must track him down, battle him and finally defeat Giovanni to complete all of the Tasks in this step.

Task ImageReward
Find the Team GO Rocket BossMax Potion Pokemon GO5 Max Potions
Battle the Team GO Rocket BossPokemon GO Ultra Ball20 Ultra Balls
Defeat the Team GO Rocket BossMax Revive Pokemon GO5 Max Revives

Find out how to beat Giovanni and catch Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon GO if you need some help with this difficult battle!

Step 3 Completion Rewards

Completing step 3 of Ultra Beast Protection Efforts rewards players with:

  • 3000 XP
  • 1 Lucky Egg
  • 2 Golden Razz Berries
Pokemon GO Giovanni

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts 4/4

All players have to do for the final step of the Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research is claim all of the XP. There’s 7500 XP in total!

Task ImageReward
Claim Reward!Pokemon GO XP2500 XP
Claim Reward!Pokemon GO XP2500 XP
Claim Reward!Pokemon GO XP2500 XP

Step 4 Completion Rewards

The rewards for completing step 4 of Ultra Beast Protection Efforts are:

  • 5000 XP
  • 2500 Stardust
  • 2 Silver Pinap Berries

By the time you finish Ultra Beast Protection Efforts, you’ll have plenty of strange Eggs to hatch. Here’s every Pokemon you can hatch from 12km Eggs in Pokemon GO!

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