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Jump-Start Special Research tasks and rewards in Pokémon Go – July 6, 2021

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With the fifth anniversary of Pokémon Go underway, players are getting a bunch of rewards and in-game events to fool around with. Niantic really wants you to go crazy this week and play a ton of Pokémon Go. The big draw this week runs until the 15th of July, and is the Jump-Start Special Research tasks. These tasks require players to earn various rewards like Shiny encounters via completing set tasks.

All Jump-Start Special Research tasks and rewards

These are all of the tasks you need to complete in the Jump-Start special research project and the rewards for completing them. Each of the different Jump-Start Special Research tasks will award a batch of Stardust, and some items too. The big bonus is a special rare Pokémon encounter. Check each task listed below to see what you need to do to earn the attached reward.

Task 1

  • Make a new friend – 5,000 XP
  • Catch 3 Pokémon with Weath Boost – 5,000 XP
  • Hatch an egg – 5,000 XP

Rewards: 15,000 Stardust, 2 Lucky Eggs, and a Dratini encounter

Task 2

  • Earn a candy by walking with your buddy – 30 Dratini candy
  • Take a snapshot of Dratini – 30 Dratini candy
  • Evolve a Dratini – 10,000 XP
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Rewards: 15,000 Stardust, 1 Raid Pass, and 2 Lucky Eggs

Task 3

  • Power up your Pokémon 10 times – 15,000 XP
  • Battle another Trainer in the Great League – 15,000 XP
  • Battle in a raid – 15,000 XP

Rewards: 15,000 XP, 2 Lucky Eggs, 2 Star Pieces

Task 4

  • Catch 5 different species of Pokémon – Chimchar encounter
  • Catch a Legendary Pokémon from a Field Research Breakthrough or a Raid – Piplup encounter
  • Hatch 3 eggs – Turtwig encounter

Rewards: 15,000 Stardust, 2 Lucky Eggs, and a shiny Eevee encounter

Task 5

  • Take a snowshot of Eevee – 30,000 XP
  • Send 5 gifts to friends – 30,000 XP
  • Trade 3 Pokémon – 30,000 XP

Rewards: 30,000 XP, 2 Lucky Eggs, and a Lapras encounter

Task 6

  • Make a new friend – 60 Drainti candy
  • Win a level 3 or higher raid – 60 Dratini candy
  • Evolve a Dragonair – 100,000 XP

Rewards: 100,000 XP, 15,000 Stardust, and 2 Lucky Eggs

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