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Detective Pikachu Returns Timed Research Choose Sudowoodo for six Detective Pikachu encounters in Pokémon GO

Hey there, Trainers! Big news, Detective Pikachu is back in town and he’s not alone. To celebrate the release of Detective Pikachu Returns on the Nintendo Switch, Niantic and Pokémon GO have rolled out a special in-game event that runs from October 5 through October 9, 2023. Don’t miss your chance to snag some themed Pokémon and complete fresh tasks.

During this event, you can encounter some stylish Pokémon. We’re talking about Detective Hat Pikachu and its shiny counterpart, along with Slowpoke wearing a hat and its shiny version too. If you’ve been looking to add some extra flair to your Pokédex, now’s your time. Plus, evolving a Detective Hat Pikachu will get you a Raichu with a detective hat. How cool is that?

On top of that, there’s a new Collection Challenge and a Timed Research storyline to dive into. The Detective Pikachu Returns Timed Research features two steps, and six Detective Pikachu encounters. The good news? The tasks are manageable, so make sure to get on it before time runs out.

Pokémon GO Detective Pikachu Returns Timed Research

  • Spin 5 PokeStops or Gyms: Detective Pikachu
  • Complete 3 Field Research tasks: Detective Pikachu
  • Complete 6 Field Research tasks: Detective Pikachu
  • Explore 1km: Detective Pikachu
  • Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy: Detective Pikachu
  • Rewards: 1500 XP, and 1500 Stardust

This Pokémon is known for its green accents, but it’s a type of Pokémon that hasn’t been appearing around here recently. It also peddles in deception. You might say it’s not what it seems!

The correct answer will earn you an additional encounter with Detective Pikachu.

Detective Pikachu Returns Choose Snivy 2/2

  • Spin a PokéStop or Gym: 25 XP
  • Rewards: 25 XP

Detective Pikachu Returns Choose Rowlet 2/2

  • Spin a PokéStop or Gym: 25 XP
  • Rewards: 25 XP

Detective Pikachu Returns Choose Sudowoodo 2/2

  • Spin a PokéStop or Gym: Detective Pikachu
  • Rewards: 25 XP

NOTE: If you happen to pick the wrong answer to the question in Step 2, don’t expect to encounter Detective Pikachu. Instead, you’ll be rewarded with a mere 25 XP.

Still reading? What are you waiting for? Go claim that research and let’s get to solving this new Pokémon mystery.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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