Pokemon GO Catching Wonders Masterwork Research tasks & rewards

Pokemon GO Catching Wonders Masterwork Research tasks & rewards
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Written by 

Daniel Megarry


14th May 2024 09:59

The Master Ball is back in Pokemon GO! If you want another chance to unlock this rare item, you're going to have to complete the new Catching Wonders Masterwork Research quest.

Whether you've already caught a Galarian Legendary Bird in a Master Ball or you've never owned one before, it's always worth adding these rare Poke Balls to your collection, as they'll guarantee you can catch a single Pokemon without the risk of it running away.

Catching Wonders Masterwork Research tasks

Step 1

Task Reward
Catch 250 Pokemon 20 Poke Balls
Use 150 Berries to help catch Pokemon 15 Razz Berries
Make 100 Nice Curveball Throws 2500 Stardust

Completion rewards: 2500 XP and a Sandygast encounter

Step 2

Task Reward
Catch 300 Pokemon 25 Poke Balls
Make 100 Great Curveball Throws 15 Pinap Berries
Transfer 50 Pokemon 20 Great Balls

Completion rewards: 3500 XP and a Dubwool encounter

Step 3

Task Reward
Catch 350 Pokemon 20 Great Balls
Defeat 25 Team GO Rocket Members 5 Charged TMs
Catch 75 different species of Pokemon 15 Revives

Completion rewards: 4500 XP and a Hisuian Sneasel encounter

Step 4

Task Reward
Visit a PokeStop on 7 different days 2500 XP
Catch a Pokemon on 7 different days 2500 Stardust
Hatch 20 Eggs Whiscash encounter
Catch 75 Pokemon in a single day 20 Ultra Balls
Make 50 Excellent Throws 20 Max Revives
Catch 500 Pokemon 3 Silver Pinap Berries

Completion rewards: 5000 XP, 5000 Stardust and a Master Ball

Keep in mind that this is a Masterwork Research quest, which means it's designed to be completed over a long period of time. Once you've claimed the quest, it won't expire, so you've got all the time you need to finish it.

I'd recommend treating this quest as something you chip away at in the background during everyday play rather than burning yourself out trying to complete it as soon as possible.

Shoutout to TheSilphRoad subreddit and LeekDuck for help with this information!

How to get the Catching Wonders Masterwork Research

You can unlock the Catching Wonders Masterwork Research quest by logging into Pokemon GO at any point between May 14, 2024, at 10AM local time and May 19, 2024, at 8PM local time.

This quest is free for all Trainers to claim, so you don't need to pay for it like the previous ticketed Special Research: Master Ball quest. It's also not time-limited like the previous Timed Investigation: Master Ball.

When you eventually do unlock your Master Ball, make sure you save it for something worthwhile. Most Trainers reserve them for any Galarian Legendary Bird encounters, as they're incredibly hard to catch.

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That's everything you need to know about the Catching Wonders Masterwork Research quest. You can find more guides on our Pokemon homepage, including the Spotlight Hour schedule and current Raid Bosses.

Daniel Megarry
About the author
Daniel Megarry
Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected].
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