Pokemon GO A Route to New Friendships Special Research tasks & rewards

Pokemon GO A Route to New Friendships Special Research tasks & rewards
Images via Niantic

Written by 

Coleman Hamstead

Published 

6th Dec 2023 12:04

To celebrate Routes, Mateo, a researcher who loves to travel, is joining Pokemon GO and he's brought the A Route to New Friendships Special Research story with him!

Completing this brand-new Special Research story will help you better understand Pokemon GO's freshest face, and you can earn some great rewards while you're at it. Here's everything you need to know about the new quest in the augmented reality mobile game from Niantic.

A Route to New Friendships Special Research tasks & rewards

Here are all the tasks and rewards that make up this event-themed Special Research story about Mateo and the power of exchanging Gifts:

Step 1 of 4

Task Reward
Explore 1 km Encounter with Lillipup
Spin 3 PokeStops 900 XP
Earn a Candy exploring with your buddy 5 Razz Berries
Exchange a Gift with Mateo at the end of a Route 1 Incense

Completion rewards: 1,000 Stardust and 1,000 XP

Step 2 of 4

Task Reward
Catch 7 Pokemon 10 Poke Balls
Spin 5 PokeStops 1,500 XP
Explore 3 km Encounter with Wooloo
Walk 1,000m while travelling Routes Encounter with Woobat

Completion rewards: 1,000 Stardust and 5 Great Balls

Step 3 of 4

Task Reward
Hatch an Egg Encounter with Feebas
Spin 15 PokeStops 2,000 XP
Complete 5 Field Research tasks 1,000 Stardust
Exchange 3 Gifts with Mateo Encounter with Hisuian Sneasel

Completion rewards: 1,000 Stardust and 3 Ultra Balls

Step 4 of 4

The tasks and rewards for Step 4 are unknown at the time of writing, because you can only exchange one Gift with Mateo per day. We will update this guide as soon as the details surface!

How to get the A Route to New Friendships Special Research story

The star of the Along the Routes Special Research, Mateo
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To get the A Route to New Friendships Special Research story, you simply need to log in to the game during the Along the Routes event. You have until Friday, December 8, 2023, at 8pm local time to do this.

However, once you've got the quest, the Special Research tasks will remain available to complete indefinitely, so you can work through the tasks at your own pace.

Check out our Pokemon homepage for more Pokemon GO news and guides, and if you're into other titles like Scarlet & Violet or Pokemon Sleep, we cover those, too!

Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.

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