Update: Jessie and James will continue to appear until December 21, 10 pm local time at a boosted rate. There will be an increase of Jessie and James as outlined on the blog on December 25. Jessie and James won’t disappear from Pokemon Go until the end of February 2021.
Previous Story: Trainers, Jessie and James will be returning to Pokemon Go and they will be guiding you through the limited-time Special Research story Distracted by Something Shiny.
The Distracted by Something Shiny Special Research goes live on December 14, 2020, at 8 AM local time, featuring new tasks, rewards, and shiny Pokemon.
The Distracted by Something Shiny Research is a four-stage Research featuring various tasks, rewards, and shiny Celebi.
Jessie and James will be guiding you through this Special Research instead of Professor Willow and you’ll need to prepare for trouble.
Jessie and James Quest
- Transfer 10 Pokemon: x20 Ultra Ball
- Catch 10 Grass-type Pokemon: Nuzleaf encounter
- Evolve 3 Grass-type Pokemon: Cottonee encounter
- Rewards: Diglett encounter, x500 Stardust and 1,000 XP
- Play with your Buddy 10 times: x1 Poffin
- Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokemon: Combee encounter
- Give your Buddy 10 treats: Cherubi encounter
- Rewards: Pinsir encounter, x500 Stardust and 1,000 XP
- Defeat Jessie and James 4 times: x5 Max Revive
- Make 5 Great Curveball Throws: Hoothoot encounter
- Hatch 3 Eggs: Whimsicott encounter
- Rewards: Vibrava encounter, x500 Stardust and 1,000 XP
- Claim Reward: 500 XP
- Claim Reward: Oddish encounter
- Claim Reward: Foongus encounter
- Rewards: Celebi encounter (shiny), x500 Stardust and 500XP
Jessie: Hey, James, did you hear?
James: What is it, Jessie?
Jessie: Apparently, there’s a mysterious Pokémon in a jungle nearby!
James: Go on!
Jessie: They say it’s called the Protector of the Jungle or something like that.
James: Oh? That sounds like the kind of Pokémon the Boss would be happy to see!
Jessie: It’s going to be a pain, though, since we don’t really know the area.
James: Hmmm, maybe we can con someone into helping us!
Jessie: Yeah… Huh? Hey, you! You must be an assistant the Boss sent! Yeah, why else would someone be out here in the middle of nowhere?
James: Assistant? Oh! Of course! An assistant! The Boss has high expectations for us, after all. Now that you’re here, let’s get to work.
Jessie: Nice work, kid! I can’t believe you actually did it!
James: Yeah! It feels nice to have somebody to boss around— I mean, uh, somebody to help us out! Jessie and I are constantly on our feet, you know.
Jessie: As you can imagine, it’s hard for us to maintain our good looks when we’re always running around like this. Anyway, you did your bit, so I guess we can let you take a little break.
James: Superb idea, Jessie! It’s important to change up the pace every once in a while!
James: Go on and spend some time with your buddy.
Jessie: I’m so glad the Boss sent along someone so useful to help us!
James: Now that you mention it, you haven’t told us anything about yourself. Where are you normally stationed? How long have you been with Team Rocket? Oh, what’s your favorite thing about the Boss? Do tell!
James: Hey, who exactly are you?
James: … … …
Jessie: You’d better start talking.
Jessie: Aha! I knew you were just a no-good Twerp! This whole thing was suspicious from the start! Did someone send you to get in our way?! Yeah, that must be it!
James: I trusted you! I thought you were one of us!
Jessie: You know too much! We can’t let you go! Let’s get ’em, James!
James: Don’t you dare get in our way! You’ll regret it if you do!
Jessie: Don’t you know who we are?! Well, let us formally introduce ourselves!
Jessie: Prepare for trouble…
James: And make it double!
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
James: To unite all people— HEY! Are you even listening?!
James: Hey, why so quiet all of a sudden?
James: Jessie, who actually told you that we’d be getting an assistant?
Jessie: Nobody told ME anything!
James: Well, no one told me, either!
Jessie: But you’re the one who said they were sent by the Boss!
James: I said no such thing!
James: … … …
Jessie: I can’t believe we were defeated by a Twerp like you!
James: That was totally unexpected. What will the Boss say…?
Jessie: Hey, behind you! Isn’t that Celebi? Could it be the so-called Protector of the Jungle?!
James: Drat! That Pokémon was supposed to be ours!
Jessie: Mark our words…
James: We’ll get you next time!
Jessie: We’re blasting off again!