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Pokemon GO Alola To Alola Special Research How To Get, Tasks, and Rewards

The last island adventure is finally upon us!

May 24, 2022

The Pokemon GO Season of Alola is nearing its conclusion and with this comes the fifth and final Special Research titled Alola to Alola for players to complete before it ends.

Over the last three months, Niantic has been celebrating the Alola Region with a Special Research themed around each of the four Alola islands, including bringing the four Tapu into the game as well.

After wrapping up the four island specific research, now the Alola to Alola Special Research is available for players to complete, but this one has a bit of a twist to it.

  • MORE: Find out how to complete the Poni Island Special Research.
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How To Get The Research

The Pokemon GO Alola to Alola Special Research will first become available on Wednesday, May 25, at 10:00 am local time and will be available to obtain through Wednesday, June 1, at 9:59 am local time.

However, just opening Pokemon GO during this time is not enough, as there is a prerequisite for unlocking the Alola to Alola Special Research.

To unlock the Alola to Alola Special Research, you need to have completed each of the four island-based research over the last three months, including A Melemele Adventure, An Akala Adventure, An Ula’Ula Adventure, and A Poni Adventure.

By completing all four of these by June 1 at 9:59 am, you will automatically unlock the Alola to Alola Special Research. If you do not have any of them, just signing into the game by June 1 at 9:59 am local time at this point should automatically unlock any of the four that you have missed, though that will require some time to complete.

If you just want to jump straight into the Alola to Alola Special Research, there is another method that will take you no time, but it comes with a cost attached. Starting on May 25 at 10:00 am local time, you can purchase this specific research from the in-game shop by spending $4.99.

For those that unlocked Alola to Alola the true way, you can instead purchase the research to get additional rewards in the game instead.

Alola to Alola Special Research Tasks and Rewards

Most of the Special Research in Pokemon GO are pretty straightforward with going one step to another. There are occasionally ones with split paths though and the Alola to Alola Special Research is the latest example of that.

Thanks to Serebii, we have the full rundown of the tasks you will need to complete to finish the Alola to Alola Special Research.

Step 1

  • Catch 1 Pokemon – Rowlet encounter
  • Catch 4 Pokemon – Litten encounter
  • Catch 7 Pokemon – Popplio encounter
  • Rewards – 1,000 XP, 500 Stardust, 15x Poke Balls

Step 2

  • Pick Melemele Island path
  • Pick Akala Island path
  • Pick Ula’ula Island path
  • Pick Poni Island path

From this point, the research branches into one of four paths based on the island you select, each of which have two final steps to complete based around a different theme.

Step 3 (Melemele Island Path)

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 5x Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – 15x Great Balls
  • Send 5 Gifts to friends – 1x Poffin
  • Rewards – 1,500 XP, 1,500 Stardust, 3x Silver Pinap Berries

Step 4 (Melemele Island Path)

  • Send 15 Gifts to friends – 1x Poffin
  • Take 5 snapshots of wild Pokemon – 15x Ultra Ball
  • Trade Pokemon 3 times – 1x Star Piece
  • Earn 10 hearts with your buddy – 3x Golden Razz Berries
  • Make a new friend – 1x Lure Module
  • Rewards – Alolan Raichu encounter, 4x Lucky Eggs, 1x Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat

Step 3 (Akala Island Path)

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 5x Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – 15x Great Balls
  • Walk 2km – 1x Incense
  • Rewards – 1,500 XP, 1,500 Stardust, 3x Silver Pinap Berries

Step 4 (Akala Island Path)

  • Walk 7 km – 1x Incense
  • Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms – 15x Ultra Balls
  • Complete 3 Field Research Tasks – 1x Star Piece
  • Take 5 snapshots of wild Pokemon – 3x Golden Razz Berries
  • Hatch 3 Eggs – 1x Super Incubator
  • Rewards – 1x Alolan Marowak encounter, 2x Egg Incubators, 1x P’au Style Oricorio Hat

Step 3 (Ula’ula Island Path)

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 5x Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – 15x Great Balls
  • Catch 5 different species of Pokemon – 1x Lure Module
  • Rewards – 1,500 XP, 1,500 Stardust, 3x Silver Pinap Berries

Step 4 (Ula’ula Island Path)

  • Catch 30 Pokemon – 1x Glacial Lure Module
  • Make 10 Curveball Throws – 15x Ultra Balls
  • Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokemon – 1x Star Piece
  • Make 5 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – 3x Golden Razz Berries
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokemon – 1x Super Incubator
  • Rewards – Alolan Vulpix encounter, 4x Incense, 1x Baile Style Oricorio Hat

Step 3 (Poni Island Path)

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 5x Razz Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Throws – 15x Great Balls
  • Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 1x Rocket Radar
  • Rewards – 1,500 XP, 1,500 Stardust, 3x Silver Pinap Berries

Step 4 (Poni Island Path)

  • Battle in the GO Battle League 10 times – 1x Rocket Radar
  • Defeat 4 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 15x Ultra Balls
  • Power up Pokemon 10 times – 1x Star Piece
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader – 3x Golden Razz Berries
  • Win 3 Trainer Battles in the GO Battle League – 1x Premium Battle Pass
  • Rewards – Alolan Exeggutor encounter, 3x Star Pieces, 1x Sensu Style Oricorio Hat

That concludes the Alola to Alola Special Research in Pokemon GO. As the name teases, this serves as the farewell to the Season of Alola that has been ongoing for multiple months now.

As with all Special Research, you will be able to complete it at anytime moving forward as long as you obtain it during the event. Even so, you might as well go ahead and get it done to take advantage of all of the great items found within it.

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