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Pokemon GO The Melody Pokemon Research Guide

Meloetta, the Melody Pokemon, is the featured Mythical Pokemon at GO Fest 2021
Meloetta, the Melody Pokemon, is the featured Mythical Pokemon at GO Fest 2021 / Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs

The Melody Pokemon is a special research quest chain introducing Meloetta in Pokemon GO. It is only available for players who have purchased a ticket to GO Fest 2021.

The Melody Pokemon is a branching quest, where players make several choices throughout the quest deciding what rewards they'll get and what Pokemon they'll encounter. At the end of the quest chain, you'll receive Meloetta, the Melody Pokemon.

Here's a guide to every step of the research quest chain, including tasks, choices, and rewards.

Pokemon GO The Melody Pokemon Research Guide

The Melody Pokemon Step 1

  • Earn a heart with your Buddy - 1 Incense
  • Use an Incense - 50 Poke Balls
  • Catch 10 Pokemon - 500 XP

Step 1 rewards: 500 Stardust, 1 Super Incubator, 50 Poke Balls

The Melody Pokemon Step 2

Choose either Rock Star Pikachu or Pop Star Pikachu.

This choice will determine which Pikachu you'll get at the end of Step 3, and which avatar pose you'll receive at the end of Step 11.

Pokemon GO Fest 2021 Rock Star Pikachu, Pop Star Pikachu
Rock Star and Pop Star Pikachu / Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs

The Melody Pokemon Step 3

  • Hatch an Egg - 25 Great Balls
  • Catch 20 Pokemon - 500 Stardust
  • Take a Snapshot - 500 XP

Step 3 rewards: 10 Razz Berries, Rock Star/Pop Star Pikachu, 10 Pinap Berries

The Melody Pokemon Step 4

Choose either Galarian Zigzagoon or Galarian Ponyta.

This choice will determine which Pokemon you'll receive at the end of Step 5.

Pokemon GO Fest 2021 Galarian Zigzagoon, Galarian Ponyta
Galarian Zigzagoon and Galarian Ponyta / Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs

The Melody Pokemon Step 5

  • Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokemon - 25 Poke Balls
  • Make 3 Curveball Throws - 500 XP
  • Make 3 Nice Throws in a row - 500 Stardust

Step 5 rewards: 10 Razz Berries, Galarian Zigzagoon/Galarian Ponyta, 1 Incense

The Melody Pokemon Step 6

Choose either Flygon or Gardevoir.

This choice will determine the Pokemon you'll receive at the end of Step 7, the Candy you'll receive at the end of Step 8, and which Pokemon with a Meloetta hat you'll encounter in the wild during the event.

Pokemon GO Fest 2021 Flygon, Gardevoir
Flygon and Gardevoir / Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs

The Melody Pokemon Step 7

  • Take a snapshot - 1 Incense
  • Walk 1km - 500 XP
  • Use an Incense - 20 Ultra Balls

Step 7 rewards: 500 Stardust, Flygon/Gardevoir, 3 Rare Candy

The Melody Pokemon Step 8

  • Power up Pokemon 3 times - 1 Star Piece
  • Evolve 3 Pokemon - 3 Revives
  • Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts - 3 Hyper Potions

Step 8 rewards: 3 Max Potions, 20 Trapinch Candy/Ralts Candy, 3 Max Revives

The Melody Pokemon Step 9

  • Send 3 Gifts to friends - 30 Great Balls
  • Catch 15 different Pokemon species - 1,000 XP
  • Earn a heart with your Buddy - 1,000 Stardust

Step 9 rewards: 5 Golden Razz Berries, 1 Incense, 5 Silver Pinap Berries

The Melody Pokemon Step 10

  • Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokemon - 1,000 XP
  • Catch 10 Pokémon - 3,000 Stardust
  • Earn 5,000 Stardust - 3,000 XP

Step 10 rewards: 1 Lucky Egg, Meloetta, 1 Star Piece

The Melody Pokemon Step 11

  • Take a snapshot of Meloetta - 1 Lure Module
  • Transfer 30 Pokemon - 20 Meloetta Candy
  • Make a new Friend - 3 Rare Candy

Step 11 rewards: 10 Meloetta Stickers, Avatar Rock Star Pose / Avatar Pop Star Pose, Meloetta Avatar T-Shirt.