Evolution Event Pokemon GO research tasks have been unveiled for the event. Pokemon Go is great; it's fun and exciting in a way that almost makes you feel like your first Pokemon play-through all over again, which is a good thing. It's also loaded with tons of fun events and things to do, including the Evolution Event that's in full swing right now!
Evolving Pokemon in Go has always been a pain, feeling more like a repetitive mini-game of trying to catch the same Pokemon enough times to stuff candy down one of their throats until they grow big and strong. The Evolution Event aims to fix this, offering players unique ways to evolve their favorite Pokemon. But how does it work?
Evolution Event Pokemon GO Research: How Does It Work?
As previously mentioned, this unique event is all about evolution, and it's mechanics make that very clear. Throughout the event, trainers are charged with completing a plethora of research tasks, from catching a specific Pokemon a certain number of times to winning raids. Completion of these tasks allows the player to unlock Evolution items, which can be given to the corresponding Pokemon to cause it to undergo evolution. The full list of research tasks and the items they unlock are as follows:
Catch 10 Horsea – Dragon Scale
Catch 5 Onix – Metal Coat
Catch 5 Porygon – Up-grade
Catch 10 Poliwag or Slowpoke – King’s Rock
Catch 10 Sunkern – Sun Stone
Evolve 5 Pokemon – 1,000 Stardust
Evolve 10 Pokemon – Burmy (plant, trash, or sand var.)
Evolve a Feebas – 3 Rare Candies
Use an item to evolve a Pokemon – Clamperl
Evolve an Onix – Scyther
Hatch 7 Eggs – Sinnoh Stone
Win 5 Raids – Magnetic Lure, Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure
Win 3 times against the Team GO Rocket Leaders – Unova Stone
As for the items, each one tends to correspond with the Pokemon involved in the Research Task to unlock it. For example, catching 10 Slowpoke's will give trainers a King's Rock, which can be used on one of those Slowpokes to evolve it into a Slaking.
What are you still sitting here and reading this for? Get out there and catch some Pokemon!
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