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.
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.
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.
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.