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A Spooky Message Unmasked 2020 Research Pokemon Go

Trainers,  the A Spooky Message Unmasked Special Research is now live and players around the globe have a chance to complete the new tasks, earn cool rewards, catch Galarian Yamask, Spiritomb, and much more.

The A Spooky Message Unmasked Special Research is four-stage research featuring various quests, rewards, and a lot of cool stuff, such as Spiritomb (shiny release), Galarian Yamask, Poison-, Ghost-, Bug-, Dark-, and Fairy-type Pokémon.

A Spooky Message Unmasked 2020 Tasks and Rewards


  • Catch 30 Ghost Type Pokemon: Duskull
  • Transfer 4 Pokemon: x340 Stardust
  • Catch 34 Pokemon: 340 XP
  • Rewards: Yamask, x3 Pinap Berry, and x4 Razz Berry


  • Catch 10 Dark-type Pokemon: Sableye
  • Make 8 Nice Throws: x10 PokeBall
  • Catch 108 Pokemon: 1080 XP
  • Rewards: Spiritomb, x10 Potions, and 8 Great Balls


  • Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokemon: Litwick
  • Make 9 Great Throws: x490 Stardust
  • Catch 49 Pokemon: 490 XP
  • Rewards: Galarian Yamask, x4 Silver Pinap Berry and x9 Golden Razz Berry


  • Claim Reward: 3,400 XP
  • Claim Reward: 1,080 XP
  • Claim Reward: 4,900 XP
  • Rewards: x4 Yamask Candy, x9 Yamask Candy and x4,900 Stardust

BOO! Haha, hey there, %PLAYERNAME%!

Hope I didn’t scare you too much, I was just having a bit of fun during this spooky season.

Say, since you’re here, I was wondering if you could help me. I’ve heard some reports of an unusual Pokémon appearing in a nearby forest.

Why aren’t I going into that dark forest to find this Pokémon myself? W-well, er, it’s certainly not because I’m scared!

Y-you see, I would, but I’m busy here with some…um…research! Yes!

Oh! I think I see Blanche over there near my lab. Maybe it’s time for some research into the Evolution of Ghost-type Pokémon!

Could you go on ahead and let me know what you find, %PLAYERNAME%? Thanks and good luck!

Blanche, do you really think this Galarian Pokémon can evolve? Oh, glad to see you again, %PLAYERNAME%— AH!

What’s that sound?! Oh, it’s just a Yamask. Seems like it’s looking at its mask and crying.

Ah, so Yamask was the unusual Pokémon appearing in the forest? I see. Sorry, Trainer, but it looks like you’re going to have to venture back out there.

After comparing eyewitness reports with some texts I found about Ghost-type Pokémon, it turns out we aren’t looking for this particular kind of Yamask, which was originally discovered in the Unova region, but another one entirely!

The Yamask we’re looking for was first discovered in the Galar region and seems to be carrying a clay slab. The texts say that the slab absorbs that Yamask’s dark power.

Unfortunately, I can’t come along with you this time, either. Because, uh…it looks like Spark needs my help with some Strange Eggs! See ya later, and good luck!

Yup, still seems like mostly Poison- and Dark-type Pokémon are hatching from Strange Eggs. I sure am glad we got to confirm what we already— Oh!

Welcome back, %PLAYERNAME%, how are—EGAD! A Spiritomb! What a tricky Ghost-type Pokémon.

I’ve worked with Trainers to research Spiritomb in previous years. Maybe you’ve encountered a Spiritomb before!

There seem to be a few more Spiritomb around than in the past. That’s quite frightening, given that each Spiritomb is formed by 108 spirits bound to a keystone.

One might say that it’s BOUND to be a real spooky season! Haha, sorry, Spiritomb—too much?

Anyway, I hate to ask you again, Trainer, but third time’s the charm, right? I’m sure you’ll encounter the illusive and elusive Galarian Yamask this time!

I, uh, have to go help Candela prep for an upcoming Trainer Battle, but you go on ahead! Good luck, %PLAYERNAME%!

Poison-, Bug-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Fairy-type Pokémon—looks like you’re all set for a spooky Trainer Battle, Candela!

Oh, hi there, %PLAYERNAME%! And hello, Galarian Yamask! What a curious Pokémon this is. It gives off a totally different energy.

Blanche and I were looking into the Evolution of Ghost-type Pokémon earlier, and it appears that Galarian Yamask evolves into an entirely different Pokémon than its counterpart from Unova does!

All you need is to collect some Yamask Candies and get to evolving! I’m certain that its Evolution will be an exciting addition to your Pokédex!

Anyway, I’m so glad we got to go on this spooky adventure and discover Galarian Yamask together!

I hope you had a ghoulishly good time, and I hope you have an extra spoOoOoOoOoOoky day!

PokeMiners discovered a lot of cool stuff in their latest datamine, so if you want to know more feel free to visit their official Twitter account.

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