All Special Research tasks and rewards for Pokémon Go’s Distracted by Something Shiny Event

Shiny Celebi isn't the only cool thing appearing in the event.

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With the newest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle releasing sometime next year for Western audiences, Niantic and Pokémon Go have officially launched a crossover event to promote the movie. 

Starting on Dec. 14, players will encounter Jessie and James in Pokémon Go once more as you try to complete limited-time Special Research that will reward you with a Shiny Celebi encounter. 

As with most major events, there is Special Research, new avatar items, Explorer Pikachu, and more. From Dec. 14 to 17, players will encounter Pokémon connected to the Secrets of the Jungle film more frequently, including the addition of Durant to the game and Shiny Rufflet.

If you plan on participating in the event, here is everything you need to know about the Secrets of the Jungle event and the Special Research tasks and rewards being added with it. 

Step one

  • Transfer 10 Pokémon – 20 Ultra Balls
  • Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon – Nuzleaf Encounter
  • Evolve three Grass-type Pokémon – Cottonee Encounter

Total rewards: Diglett Encounter, 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP

Step two

  • Play with your Buddy 10 times – One Poffin
  • Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokémon – Combee Encounter
  • Give your Buddy 10 treats – Cherubi Encounter

Total rewards: Pinsir Encounter, 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP

Step three

  • Defeat Jessie or James four times – Five Max Revives
  • Make five Great Curveball Throws – Hoothoot Encounter
  • Hatch three Eggs – Whimsicott Encounter

Total rewards: Vibrava Encounter, 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP

Step four

  • Claim Reward – 500 XP
  • Claim Reward – Oddish Encounter
  • Claim Reward – Foongus Encounter

Total rewards: Shiny Celebi Encounter, 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP