Complete Pokemon GO Research Guide: Finding Mew

Niantic has just started the Pokemon GO Research that will allow fans to find and catch the Mythical Mew. However, Pokemon GO fans need to complete a series of chained tasks.

There are a total of eight stages or tasks in this mythical research. If you’re still on your way to complete it, this guide will surely help you to find Mew.

Quest #1

Trainer, how are you? It’s been a while, hasn’t it? You’ve become quite the Trainer! I wanted to ask for your help. As you know, I study Pokémon and their habitats. I’ve learned a lot over the years, but recently, I’ve found some hints of something mysterious. I was wondering if you would help me investigate what’s going on. You will? That’s great! First things first, let’s calibrate my instruments to your area. Could you please complete the following research tasks?

Quest Objectives

  • Spin 5 PokeStops – 500 XP
  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 500 XP
  • Transfer 5 Pokemon – 500 XP

Quest Rewards

  • 10x Great Ball
  • 1x Incubator
  • 3x Lure Module

Quest #2

Great. Thanks, Trainer! Now I should be able to detect anything out of the ordinary. I believe we need to be on the lookout for a Mythical Pokémon! Mythical Pokémon are extremely rare and unique, and many consider their existence to be mere rumor. Could you help get my equipment set up around your local habitat? This’ll be a great time to take your buddy out to explore a bit and hatch some Eggs!

Quest Objectives

  • Earn 2 candies walking your buddy Pokemon – 1000 XP
  • Make 10 great throw – 1000 XP
  • Hatch 3 eggs – 1000 XP

Quest Rewards

  • 2000 Stardust
  • 3x Incense
  • 20x Great Ball

Quest #3

Incredible! This confirms my initial suspicion. I think we’re seeing evidence of Mew! A Pokémon found in a jungle far to the south that was thought to have been extinct. It is so rare that many experts say that it is a myth. Only a few people have seen it worldwide. Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it. My colleagues in Kanto, including my instructor, Professor Oak, spent a long time studying Mew. It looks like our findings match theirs! According to our research, Mew was said to be observed using moves of all kinds. This observation has led some of us to say that Mew is the ancestor of all Pokémon! Perhaps by studying Pokémon in battle, we’ll learn more!

Quest Objectives

  • Reach level 15 – 1500 XP
  • Complete 2 Gym battles – 1500 XP
  • Complete 2 raids – 1500 XP

Quest Rewards

  • 1x Charge TM
  • 1x Quick TM
  • 2x Star Piece

Quest #4

Great work, Trainer! This will help point us in the right direction. Did you know Mew is said to hold the genetic codes of all Pokémon? Mew’s secrets could be a link to understanding the mystery of Pokémon growth and Evolution! Let’s study some Pokémon Evolution to learn more about Mew!

Quest Objectives

  • Earn a silver Kanto medal – 2000 XP
  • Evolve 20 Pokemon – 2000 XP
  • Get 5 candies walking your buddy Pokemon – 2000 XP

Quest Rewards

  • 4000 Stardust
  • 3x Lure Modules
  • 20x Great Ball

Quest #5

Amazing. Just amazing! Isn’t Evolution wondrous? I learn something new every time I see it! With the data we’ve collected so far, I should be able to pinpoint Mew’s location! It looks like… Yes, it looks like Mew has visited your area recently! Hmm… Interesting. If that’s the case, someone should have reported a sighting… Maybe Mew is hiding or disguised as another Pokémon? Let’s study some other Pokémon that use these tricks and the best ways to catch them!

Quest Objectives

  • Make 20 great throws – 2500 XP
  • Find and catch Ditto – 2500 XP
  • Find and catch 10 ghost-type Pokemon – 2500 XP

Quest Rewards

  • 1x Premium Raid Pass
  • 1x Lucky Egg
  • 15x Revive

Quest #6

Thank you, Trainer! With your help, I’ve determined that Mew is invisible! Let’s collect some data to build a tool to find it. I have an idea… I’ll need you to study some powerful Pokémon up close to help me out!

Quest Objectives

  • Reach Level 25 – 3000 XP
  • Complete 10 Raids – 3000 XP
  • Evolve a Magikarp – 3000 XP

Quest Rewards

  • 6000 Stardust
  • 5x Rare Candy
  • 3x Incense

Quest #7

Nice! My prototype is functioning well. I’ve upgraded your AR camera with the new ability to see invisible Pokémon! The final step is to lure out Mew. Mew is said only to appear to those who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to meet it… Let’s show Mew what a great Trainer you are and how excited we are to see it!

Quest Objectives

  • Find and catch 50 Pokemon using a Berry – 3500 XP
  • Make 1 excellent curve ball throw – 3500 XP
  • Earn a Gold Kanto medal – 3500 XP

Quest Rewards

  • 8000 Stardust
  • 20x Ultra Ball
  • Encounter the Mythical Mew

Quest #8

We found Mew! Awesome! This is an experience to remember forever. Now you can see why I love studying Pokémon so much! The whole world is out there to discover. So go have some fun! My assistants and I will request some Special Research from you in the future. Stay in touch!

Quest Objective

  • Catch Mew – 4000 XP

Quest Rewards

  • 10,000 Stardust
  • 1x Super Incubator
  • 20x Mew Candy

That’s all for now trainers. Good luck on finding the Mythical Mew!

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