Misunderstood Mischief Step 2: How to Unlock the Next Step in Pokemon GO

The Season of Mischief has finally begun, and players are excited to see what rewards and Pokemon this chaotic event will bring to the table. Phase 1 of the event began upon the season’s beginning on Sept. 1, and trainers are anxiously waiting for the next Phase to begin. Here’s how to unlock Step 2 of Misunderstood Mischief.

The Season of Mischief is a season-long event that will place an emphasis on Hoopa, a sixth-generation Psychic/Ghost type Pokemon. This Kalosian Myth is known to be a prankster, often using it’s ring portals to randomly teleport people, objects, and Pokemon to different places. Now it’s invaded the world of Pokemon GO, bringing Pokemon new and old all over the world for players to capture. 

Phase 2 begins on Sept. 5 at 11 a.m., according to the player’s local time zone, and will see Hoopa’s Arrival in Pokemon GO. The exciting part of this phase will be that trainers will have a shot at capturing the Mischief Pokemon itself, provided that the prerequisite research missions are completed.

The missions will unlock on Sept. 5 and are as follows. Not all missions have been announced yet, but here is what’s known so far:

  • Make 10 Nice Throws - Rewards one Incense
  • Use an Incense - Rewards 10 Poké Balls
  • Take three Snapshots of wild Psychic-type Pokémon - Rewards 10 Nanab Berries

While completing these missions won't get you to Hoopa yet, completion earns 1,000 XP, 500 stardust, and a chance to encounter Gothita. Trainers must keep in mind that more research missions will be announced in the future, so stay tuned. 

Phase 2 of Season of Mischief will begin on Sept. 5 at 11 a.m., according the the user’s time zone.