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Pokemon Go Tap… Tap… Tappity-Tap… Galarian Mr. Mime Special Research

Trainers, the Special Research Tap… Tap… Tappity-Tap… is a five-stage ticketed Research featuring Galarian Mr. Mime, Mr. Rime, Pokemon encounters, shiny forms, and a lot of rewards.

The Tap… Tap… Tappity-Tap… Special Research goes live on December 19, 2020, at 10 AM local time, and only players who got a ticket for the Galarian Mr. Mime event will be able to participate and receive all the special event bonuses.

As I’ve already mentioned above, the Tap… Tap… Tappity-Tap…  Galarian Mr. Mime Special Research is a five-stage Research and players have to complete specific tasks in order to get Galarian, Mr. Mime, and its evolution Mr. Rime.

Tap… Tap… Tappity-Tap… Research Tasks and Rewards

Step 1

  • Catch 15 Ice-type Pokemon: Snorunt encounter
  • Make 3 Great Curveball Throws: Vulpix encounter
  • Transfer 10 Pokemon: x3 Incense
  • Rewards: x2,000 Stardust, x3 Rare Candy and Jynx encounter

Step 2

  • Catch 15 Pokemon: Jigglypuff encounter
  • Spin a PokeStop or Gym: Whismur encounter
  • Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokemon: 3,000 XP
  • Rewards: x2,000 Stardust, x30 PokeBall and Chimecho encounter

Step 3

  • Catch 15 Psychic-type Pokemon: x30 UltraBall
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row: x3 Premium Raid Pass
  • Power Up Pokemon 3 times: 3,000 XP
  • Rewards: x2,000 Stardust, x1 Poffin and Galarian Mr. Mime encounter

Step 4

  • Earn a Heart with your Buddy: x30 Mr. Mime Candy
  • Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy: x30 Mr. Mime Candy
  • Evolve a Galarian Mr. Mime: 3,000 XP
  • Rewards: x2,000 Stardust, x2 Glacial Lure Module, and Galarian Mr. Mime encounter

Step 5

  • Claim Reward: 3,000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 3,000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 3,000 XP
  • Rewards: x3 Super Incubator, x3 Star Piece and x1 Mime Avatar Pose

NOTE: The list is now complete.

For last, here is the Quest Storyline:

%PLAYERNAME%! It’s so great to see you! The strangest things have been happening lately.

You see, I begin each day with a Pinap Berry and coffee for breakfast, then head outside my lab to take in the crisp morning air before starting my research.

A couple days ago, however, I stepped outside and slipped on a sheet of ice right outside the entrance of my lab! Coffee—spilled. Pinap Berry—squished. Day—ruined.

At first, I thought the ice formed because it was an especially chilly day, but it was in fact nowhere near cold enough to create a sheet of ice that thick!

For my sake—and my breakfast’s—can you help me research Ice-type Pokémon to see whether we can discover anything? *sniffle* My poor breakfast…

Great work, %PLAYERNAME%! We’ve learned quite a bit about Ice-type Pokémon, and it looks as if you’ve caught a few interesting ones!

I feel like we’re getting closer to finding out the cause of my breakfast’s untimely demise. Oh! There’s something I forgot to mention.

That very evening—after an incredibly sad, breakfast-less day—I was trying to cheer myself up by dressing in my comfiest pajamas and drinking a cup of herbal tea before tucking into bed.

As I lay there, ready to count Mareep and fall asleep, I was suddenly awoken by some unnerving tapping outside my lab! It sounded like…tap-dancing?

I was simply too comfortable in bed—and too frightened—to get up and check. All I could do was lie there and hope the tapping would end soon.

I now believe source of that tapping was the same Pokémon that created the sheet of ice in front of my mobile lab.

Can you investigate some Pokémon related to making peculiar sounds? Let’s see whether we can get closer to solving this case before it goes cold.

… … … OH! %PLAYERNAME%, you scared me. I was a bit distracted thinking about the tap-dancing I heard last night, as well as the shadow I saw pass by my window.

Oh, I didn’t mention that last part? Yes, it was quite an unnerving experience! Anyway, let me take a look at all the research you’ve done.

Oh! OH! Oh my goodness! All right, I think I know the source of these strange occurrences now.

I believe the culprit is the Galarian form of the Barrier Pokémon—Mr. Mime!

Galarian Mr. Mime is known as the Dancing Pokémon. It likes to create a sheet of ice and tap-dance on it. What a strange Pokémon!

While Galarian Mr. Mime is the prime suspect, it’s still just a hunch. Can you go out and do a bit more research to confirm? Maybe you might even come across a Galarian Mr. Mime!

Phew! Great job catching that Galarian Mr. Mime, %PLAYERNAME%! I guess it’s not as frightening as I first thought.

Perhaps it’ll become even more approachable when it evolves?

I’ve read that Galarian Mr. Mime evolves into Mr. Rime, the Comedian Pokémon. Mr. Rime is apparently highly skilled at tap-dancing and waves its cane of ice in time with its graceful movements.

I wonder whether it could teach me some new moves. Haha! Anyway, how about you try evolving your Galarian Mr. Mime?

What a fascinating Pokémon Mr. Rime is! Thank you for evolving your Galarian Mr. Mime, %PLAYERNAME%.

I’ve heard stories of Mr. Rime’s amusing movements, and you know what? Color me amused. What a COOL discovery this was!

This has definitely been an unforgettable adventure, but I’m not sure I can say I’d do it again, given the chilling way it started. My poor breakfast…

Until next time, %PLAYERNAME%. Let’s GO!

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Dejan Kacurov

Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform, but soon I might get a new PS4 from Angel. Update - Angel did get me a PS4, oh wait, it's the PS4 PRO 1TB!!! Much love bro!

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