Pokemon Go Misunderstood Mischief Special Research Tasks Guide

Everything we know so far.

Trainers, the Season of Mischief has kicked off in Pokemon Go!

The Season of Mischief will run from September 1 to December 1, 2021. During this Season, players will be able to complete a Season-long series of Special Research tasks called “Misunderstood Mischief.”

The Misunderstood Mischief Special Research storyline will be released in waves, meaning players can’t complete the entire storyline just yet (as of this writing). As different events begin in Pokemon Go during the Season of Mischief, additional portions of the Misunderstood Mischief storyline will become available. The Misunderstood Mischief Special Research storyline has 16 parts to complete in all.

According to Leek Duck, here’s what these Misunderstood Mischief tasks ask you to do, and the rewards you’ll receive for completing them. Editor's note (11/10/2021): All 16 parts of the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research storyline are now available.

Misunderstood Mischief Part 1

  • Make 10 Nice Throws - 1 Incense
  • Use an Incense - 10 Poke Balls
  • Take 3 Snapshots of Wild Psychic-Type Pokemon - 10 Nanab Berries

Final Rewards: An encounter with Gothita, 1,000 experience points, and 500 Stardust

Misunderstood Mischief Part 2

  • "Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research. Check back for more details soon!" - 720 Stardust

Final Reward: 720 experience points

Misunderstood Mischief Part 3

  • Make 5 Curveball Throws - 15 Poke Balls
  • Catch 10 Different Species of Pokemon - 15 Great Balls
  • Earn 5,000 Stardust - 3 Max Revives

Final Rewards: An encounter with Hoopa, 1,000 experience points, and 1,000 Stardust

Misunderstood Mischief Part 4

  • "Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research. Check back for more details soon!" - 720 Stardust

Final Reward: 720 experience points

Misunderstood Mischief Part 5

  • Power Up Pokemon 10 Times - 15 Great Balls
  • Catch 20 Psychic-Type Pokemon - An encounter with Abra
  • Evolve 3 Psychic-Type Pokemon - 10 Revives

Final Rewards: An encounter with Wobbuffet, 10 Hyper Potions, and 10 Inkay Candy

Misunderstood Mischief Part 6

  • "Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research. Check back for more details soon!" - 720 Stardust

Final Reward: 720 experience points

Misunderstood Mischief Part 7

  • Tape a Snapshot of Your Buddy - An encounter with Furfrou
  • Catch a Furfrou - 1 Fast TM
  • Earn a Heart With Your Buddy - 1 Charged TM

Final Rewards: An encounter with Minccino, a Unova Stone, and 15 Furfrou Candy

Misunderstood Mischief Part 8

  • "Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research. Check back for more details soon!" - 720 Stardust

Final Reward: 720 experience points

Misunderstood Mischief Part 9

  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws - 15 Slowpoke Candy
  • Transfer 30 Pokemon - An encounter with Galarian Slowpoke
  • Evolve One Slowpoke - 1,990 experience points

Final Rewards: An encounter with Shedinja, five Max Potions, and 40 Slowbro Mega Energy

Misunderstood Mischief Part 10

  • "Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research. Check back for more details soon!" - 720 Stardust

Final Reward: 720 experience points

Misunderstood Mischief Part 11

  • Earn 3 Candies Walking With Your Buddy - 10 Yamask Candy
  • Catch 30 Ghost-Type Pokemon - 10 Phantump Candy
  • Catch 30 Dark-Type Pokemon - 10 Pumpkaboo Candy

Final Rewards: An encounter with Pikachu dressed as Mimikyu, 15 Ultra Balls, and 40 Gengar Mega Energy

Misunderstood Mischief Part 12

  • "Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research. Check back for more details soon!" - 720 Stardust

Final Reward: 720 experience points

Misunderstood Mischief Part 13

  • Make a New Friend - An encounter with Meditite
  • Send 10 Gifts to Friends - An encounter with Chinchou
  • Use 20 Berries to Help Catch Pokemon - 2 Silver Pinap Berries

Final Rewards: An encounter with Blitzle, 1 Poffin, and 10 Dedenne Candy

Misunderstood Mischief Part 14

  • Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding this research. Check back for more details soon!" - 720 Stardust

Final Reward: 720 experience points

Misunderstood Mischief Part 15

  • Defeat 5 Team Go Rocket Grunts - 1 Rocket Radar
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Leaders - 1 Super Rocket Radar
  • Defeat the Team Go Rocket Boss - 1 Lucky Egg

Final Rewards: An encounter with Absol, 2 Golden Razz Berries, and 40 Houndoom Mega Energy

Misunderstood Mischief Part 16

  • Automatically completed task - 2,000 experience points
  • Automatically completed task - 2,000 experience points
  • Automatically completed task - 2,000 experience points

Final Rewards: An encounter with Dusknoir, 20 Hoopa Candy, and 1 Star Piece