Pokemon Go Alola to Alola Special Research Tasks Guide

Players can choose from four paths to receive different tasks and rewards.

With the start of the Alola to Alola event in Pokemon Go, a new series of Special Research tasks has been added to the game.

In order to receive the “Alola to Alola” Special Research tasks, players need to complete the four Special Research storylines that have been available as part of the game’s Season of Alola before June 1, 2022 at 9:59 a.m. local time. These storylines are focused on the four islands in the Alola region of the Pokemon universe: Melemele Island, Akala Island, Ula’ula Island, and Poni Island.

Players also have the option to purchase a ticket for the Alola to Alola Special Research from the in-game store for $4.99. Players who earn this Special Research for free will have the option to purchase a ticket for the Special Research so they can complete it again and earn extra rewards.

The Alola to Alola Special Research storyline will allow players to choose from four different progression paths that are themed after the four islands in the Alola region. The path a player chooses will determine the tasks they’ll be asked to complete and the rewards they’ll receive. For instance, each path allows players to receive one of four different Oricorio Hat avatar items.

If players purchase a ticket to complete this Special Research a second time and they choose to complete the same path they’ve already completed, they won’t receive a duplicate Oricorio Hat avatar item.

According to Leek Duck, here’s what the “Alola to Alola” Special Research tasks require players to do, and the rewards they’ll receive for completing them.

Alola to Alola Part 1

  • Catch 1 Pokemon - An encounter with Rowlet
  • Catch 4 Pokemon - An encounter with Litten
  • Catch 7 Pokemon - An encounter with Popplio

Final Rewards: 1,000 experience points, 500 Stardust, and 15 Poke Balls

Alola to Alola Part 2

Players will be required to choose between the Melemele Island, Akala Island, Ula’ula Island, and Poni Island paths

If you choose the Melemele Island path

Alola to Alola Part 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon - 5 Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws - 15 Great Balls
  • Send 5 Gifts to Friends - 1 Poffin

Final Rewards: 1,500 experience points, 1,500 Stardust, and three Silver Pinap Berries

Alola to Alola Part 4

  • Send 15 Gifts to Friends - 1 Poffin
  • Take 5 Snapshots of Wild Pokemon - 15 Ultra Balls
  • Trade Pokemon 3 Times - 1 Star Piece
  • Earn 10 Hearts With Your Buddy - 3 Golden Razz Berries
  • Make a New Friend - 1 Lure Module

Final Rewards: Four Lucky Eggs, an encounter with Alolan Raichu, and a Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat avatar item

If you choose the Akala Island Path

Alola to Alola Part 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon - 5 Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws - 15 Great Balls
  • Walk 2 km - 1 Incense

Final Rewards: 1,500 experience points, 1,500 Stardust, and three Silver Pinap Berries

Alola to Alola Part 4

  • Walk 7 km - 1 Incense
  • Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms - 15 Ultra Balls
  • Complete 3 Field Research Tasks - 1 Star Piece
  • Take 5 Snapshots of Wild Pokemon - 3 Golden Razz Berries
  • Hatch 3 Eggs - 1 Super Incubator

Final Rewards: Two Egg Incubators, an encounter with Alolan Marowak, and a Pa’u Style Oricorio Hat avatar item

If you choose the Ula’ula Island Path

Alola to Alola Part 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon - 5 Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws - 15 Great Balls
  • Catch 5 Different Species of Pokemon - 1 Lure Module

Final Rewards: 1,500 experience points, 1,500 Stardust, and three Silver Pinap Berries

Alola to Alola Part 4

  • Catch 30 Pokemon - 1 Glacial Lure Module
  • Make 10 Curveball Throws - 15 Ultra Balls
  • Use 15 Berries to Help Catch Pokemon - 1 Star Piece
  • Make 5 Nice Curveball Throws in a Row - 3 Golden Razz Berries
  • Catch 15 Different Species of Pokemon - 1 Magnetic Lure Module

Final Rewards: Four Incense, an encounter with Alolan Vulpix, and a Baile Style Oricorio Hat avatar item

If you choose the Poni Island path

Alola to Alola Part 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon - 5 Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws - 15 Great Balls
  • Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket Grunts - 1 Rocket Radar

Final Rewards: 1,500 experience points, 1,500 Stardust, and three Silver Pinap Berries

Alola to Alola Part 4

  • Battle in the Go Battle League 10 Times - 1 Rocket Radar
  • Defeat 4 Team Go Rocket Grunts - 15 Ultra Balls
  • Power Up Pokemon 10 Times - 1 Star Piece
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader - 3 Golden Razz Berries
  • Win 3 Trainer Battles in the Go Battle League - 1 Premium Battle Pass

Final Rewards: Three Star Pieces, an encounter with Alolan Exeggutor, and a Sensu Style Oricorio Hat avatar item

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