All Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Special Research difficulties, paths, tasks, and rewards

Will you play in Relaxed, Standard, or Master? And should you Catch, Explore, or Battle?

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Pokémon Go Fest 2022 is expanding on content from previous events in several ways, while also bringing in new Pokémon and using old staples to give fans some content worth celebrating—and buying a ticket for.

Set to run from June 4 to 5 from 10am to 6pm on both days, players will have global challenges to complete, Special Research tasks to do, and plenty of fresh encounters rotating in and out as the habitat rotation returns again. 

The Special Research is experimenting with some of that new content, adding two different styles of branching paths for players to choose from. One option deals with the area of focus for the Special Research story’s gameplay, while the other determines the difficulty of each research task a player will face along the way. 

This new method of distinction allows players to further personalize their event experience choosing between Relaxed, Standard, and Master difficulty levels and a Catch, Explore, or Battle gameplay focus. Even with these decisions, pretty much every reward will be the same for all players, with the main changes being to the event-exclusive stickers and a few small items that could help complete tasks faster, depending on which gameplay focus you choose. 

With all of those different options leading to different challenges, players will need to keep track of which path they want to run on. Here is everything you need to know about the Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Special Research, including all of the tasks and rewards for each path. 

And don’t forget that day two will have its own set of separate Special Research to complete too! This time dealing with Ultra Wormholes and other mysterious occurrences.

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All Special Research tasks and rewards for every Pokémon Go Fest 2022 path

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Special Research (Battling)

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page one

  • Send a Gift to a Friend
    • Two Incense
  • Use an Incense
    • 22 Poké Balls
  • Catch 10 Pokémon 
    • Two Pinap Berries

Total Rewards: Two Razz Berries, two Poffins, and 2,022 XP

Branched Choices (Impacts focus of tasks)

  • Focus on Battling
  • Focus on Catching 
  • Focus on Exploring

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page two

  • Spin five PokéStops or Gyms
    • 22 Poké Balls
  • Complete three Field Research tasks
    • Two Razz Berries
  • Earn three Hearts with your Buddy
    • Two Lucky Eggs

Total Rewards: 2,022 XP, Shaymin T-Shirt, and 22 Poké Balls

Branched Choices (Impacts difficulty of tasks)

  • Relaxed
  • Standard
  • Master

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page three

  • Battle three/six/nine Team Go Rocket Members
    • 2,022 Stardust
  • Purify one/three/six Shadow Pokémon 
    • 22 Great Balls
  • Use a Super Effective Charged Attack (Relaxed)
  • Use a Super Effective Charged Attach three times (Standard)
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader (Master)
    • Two Hyper Potions

Total Rewards: One Premium Battle Pass, Klink encounter, two Revives

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page four

  • Battle in three raids (Relaxed)
  • Win three raid battles (Standard)
  • Win three raids with a team of different Pokémon (Master)
    • Two Charged TMs
  • Battle in a raid with your Buddy (Relaxed)
  • Battle in a Raid Battle with your Buddy Pokémon (Standard)
  • Win three raids with your Buddy Pokémon (Master)
    • Two Fast TM
  • Earn 3,000 XP (Relaxed)
  • Earn 6,000 (Standard)
  • Earn 60,000 XP (Master)
    • 22 Poké Balls

Total Rewards: 2,022 Stardust, Tropius encounter, and two Rare Candy

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page five

  • Battle in the Go Battle League (Relaxed)
  • Battle in the Go Battle League three times (Standard)
  • Win three Trainer Battles in the Go Battle League (Master)
    • Two Max Potions
  • Evolve three Pokémon (Relaxed)
  • Evolve 5 Pokémon (Standard)
  • Power up Pokémon 30 times (Master)
    • Two Star Pieces
  • Earn 3,000 Stardust (Relaxed)
  • Earn 6,000 Stardust (Standard)
  • Earn 30,000 Stardust (Master)
    • 22 Poké Balls

Total Rewards: Two Premium Battle Passes, Torkoal encounter, and two Max Revives

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page six

  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Member (Relaxed)
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader (Standard)
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader three times (Master)
    • Two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Win a raid (Relaxed)
  • Win three raids (Standard)
  • Win three raids with a team of different Pokémon (Master)
    • Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Battle in the Go Battle League (Relaxed)
  • Win a battle in the Go Battle League (Standard)
  • Win six Trainer Battles in the Go Battle League (Master)
    • 22 Poké Balls

Total Rewards: Two Rare Candy, Shaymin (Land Forme) encounter, and 22 Ultra Balls

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page seven

  • Claim Reward
    • 2,022 XP
  • Claim Reward
    • 2,022 Stardust
  • Claim Reward
    • 2,022 XP

Total Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracidea Bouquet avatar pose, and 22 Relaxed/Standard/Master Willow Stickers

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Special Research (Catching)

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page one

  • Send a Gift to a Friend
    • Two Incense
  • Use an Incense
    • 22 Poké Balls
  • Catch 10 Pokémon 
    • Two Pinap Berries

Total Rewards: Two Razz Berries, two Poffins, and 2,022 XP

Branched Choices (Impacts focus of tasks)

  • Focus on Battling
  • Focus on Catching 
  • Focus on Exploring

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page two

  • Spin five PokéStops or Gyms
    • 22 Poké Balls
  • Complete three Field Research tasks
    • Two Razz Berries
  • Earn three Hearts with your Buddy
    • Two Lucky Eggs

Total Rewards: 2,022 XP, Shaymin T-Shirt, and 22 Poké Balls

Branched Choices (Impacts difficulty of tasks)

  • Relaxed
  • Standard
  • Master

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page three

  • Catch five/10/15 different species of Pokémon 
    • 2,022 Stardust
  • Use three Berries to help catch a Pokémon (Relaxed)
  • Use five Berries to help catch a Pokémon (Standard)
  • Earn 5,000 Stardust (Master)
    • 22 Poké Balls
  • Take a snapshot of your buddy
    • Two Incense

Total Rewards: Two Pinap Berries, Klink encounter, 22 Great Balls

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page four

  • Use two Pinap Berries to help catch a Pokémon (Relaxed)
  • Use three Pinap Berries to help catch a Pokémon (Standard)
  • Make five Great Throws in a row (Master)
    • 2,022 XP
  • Catch 10 Pokémon (Relaxed)
  • Catch 20 Pokémon (Standard)
  • Catch 30 Pokémon (Master)
    • Two Pinap Berries
  • Earn 1,000 Stardust (Relaxed)
  • Earn 3,000 Stardust (Standard)
  • Use 10 Pinap Berries while catching a Pokémon (Master)
    • 22 Poké Balls

Total Rewards: 2,022 Stardust, Tropius encounter, and two Rare Candy

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page five

  • Catch 10 Pokémon (Relaxed)
  • Make 10 Curveball Throws (Standard)
  • Make 20 Curveball Throws (Master)
    • Two Max Potions
  • Make 10 Nice Throws (Relaxed)
  • Make 15 Great Throws (Standard)
  • Make 20 Great Throws (Master)
    • Two Star Pieces
  • Earn 2,000 Stardust (Relaxed)
  • Earn 3,000 Stardust (Standard)
  • Make 20 Great Curveball Throws (Master)
    • Two Lure Modules

Total Rewards: Two Incense, Torkoal encounter, and 22 Ultra Balls

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page six

  • Make five Great Throws (Relaxed)
  • Make five Excellent Throws (Standard)
  • Make 20 Excellent Throws (Master)
    • Two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Make three Curveball Throws (Relaxed)
  • Make three Curveball Throws in a row (Standard)
  • Make two Excellent Curveball Throws in a row (Master)
    • Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Catch 10 different species of Pokémon (Relaxed)
  • Catch 12 different species of Pokémon (Standard)
  • Catch 30 different species of Pokémon (Master)
    • Two Golden Razz Berries

Total Rewards: Two Rare Candy, Shaymin (Land Forme) encounter, and 22 Ultra Balls

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page seven

  • Claim Reward
    • 2,022 XP
  • Claim Reward
    • 2,022 Stardust
  • Claim Reward
    • 2,022 XP

Total Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracidea Bouquet avatar pose, and 22 Relaxed/Standard/Master Willow Stickers

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 Special Research (Exploring)

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page one

  • Send a Gift to a Friend
    • Two Incense
  • Use an Incense
    • 22 Poké Balls
  • Catch 10 Pokémon 
    • Two Pinap Berries

Total Rewards: Two Razz Berries, two Poffins, and 2,022 XP

Branched Choices (Impacts focus of tasks)

  • Focus on Battling
  • Focus on Catching 
  • Focus on Exploring

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page two

  • Spin five PokéStops or Gyms
    • 22 Poké Balls
  • Complete three Field Research tasks
    • Two Razz Berries
  • Earn three Hearts with your Buddy
    • Two Lucky Eggs

Total Rewards: 2,022 XP, Shaymin T-Shirt, and 22 Poké Balls

Branched Choices (Impacts difficulty of tasks)

  • Relaxed
  • Standard
  • Master

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page three

  • Spin five/six/10 PokéStops or Gyms 
    • 2,022 Stardust
  • Earn three Hearts with your Buddy 
    • 22 Great Balls
  • Earn 2,000 XP (Relaxed)
  • Earn 3,000 XP (Standard)
  • Earn 6,000 XP (Master)
    • Two Nanab Berries

Total Rewards: Two Incubators, Klink encounter, 2,022 XP

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page four

  • Hatch 2 Eggs
    • 2,022 Stardust
  • Complete three/five/six Field Research Tasks
    • 2,022 XP
  • Walk 1km (Relaxed/Standard)
  • Walk 2km (Master)
    • 22 Poké Balls

Total Rewards: 2,022 Stardust, Tropius encounter, and two Rare Candy

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page five

  • Earn a Candy while walking with your Buddy (Relaxed/Standard)
  • Earn two Candy while walking with your Buddy (Master)
    • Two Max Potions
  • Catch 10/15/20 Pokémon 
    • Two Star Pieces
  • Walk 1km (Relaxed/Standard)
  • Walk 2km (Master)
    • Two Lure Modules

Total Rewards: Two Super Incubators, Torkoal encounter, and 2,022 XP

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page six

  • Hatch an Egg (Relaxed)
  • Hatch two Eggs (Standard)
  • Hatch five Eggs (Master)
    • Two Silver Pinap Berries
  • Spin 15 PokéStops or Gyms (Relaxed)
  • Spin 20 PokéStops or Gyms (Standard)
  • Spin 30 PokéStops or Gyms (Master)
    • Galarian Mr. Mime encounter
  • Catch 10 Pokémon (Relaxed)
  • Walk 1km (Standard)
  • Earn three Candy walking with your Buddy (Master)
    • Two Golden Razz Berries

Total Rewards: Two Rare Candy, Shaymin (Land Forme) encounter, and 22 Ultra Balls

Pokémon Go Fest 2022 page seven

  • Claim Reward
    • 2,022 XP
  • Claim Reward
    • 2,022 Stardust
  • Claim Reward
    • 2,022 XP

Total Rewards: 22 Shaymin Candy, Gracidea Bouquet avatar pose, and 22 Relaxed/Standard/Master Willow Stickers