Pokemon GO April Fools Ditto 2-Oh-22 Special Research Tasks And Rewards

Ditto gets the focus this April Fools.

March 31, 2022

April Fools is upon us and that means you can’t believe much on the internet over the next day or so, but Pokemon GO is celebrating the occasion with a short event focused on Ditto, and with it comes the new 2-Oh-22 Special Research as well.

Pokemon GO and April Fools’ Day go hand-in-hand, because that is actually one of the ways that Pokemon GO even became a thing in the first place.

Google Maps’ Pokemon integration in 2014 no doubt inspired the eventual Pokemon GO that came two years later in 2016 and the game itself is now celebrating the day in its own way here in 2022.

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What Is The Pokemon GO 2-Oh-22 Event?

The Pokemon GO 2-Oh-22 event is a special one day event to celebrate April Fools’ Day, which happens to be specifically be focused around Ditto.

The official Pokemon GO Twitter has been making posts like the one above but staying very vague about things overall. This is because the main part of the event is that more Pokemon than usual are going to transform into Ditto upon capture.

On top of the increased chance to get a Ditto during this event, there is also a new Special Research for the event for you to complete.

The event itself will start on Friday, April 1 at 12:00 am local time and will run through 11:59 pm local time, with the 2-Oh-22 Special Research being able to be obtained as soon as it starts.

In addition, there will be a three hour window between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm local time where the following Pokemon will be spawning more often, who can also transform into Ditto potentially.

  • Ekans
  • Gastly
  • Natu
  • Surskit
  • Finneon
  • Dwebble
  • Swirlix

Pokemon GO April Fools 2-Oh-22 Special Research Tasks and Rewards

The Pokemon GO April Fools 2-Oh-22 Special Research is a fairly simple research for you to finish, which makes sense considering it’s based around a one-day event.

In total, the event is made of three steps, with the third simply asking you to claim the rewards. Most of them are very easy to complete, though one will be much harder to complete outside of the 2-Oh-22 event specifically.

Thanks to Serebii, we have a breakdown of the three steps and what tasks are needed to complete each one that you can see below.

Step 1

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 25x Poke Balls
  • Catch 5 Normal type Pokemon – 5x Potions
  • Make 5 Nice Throws – 5x Nanab Berries
  • Rewards – 1,000 Stardust, 5x Razz Berries, 15x Ditto Candy

Step 2

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 15x Great Balls
  • Catch 3 of the Transform Pokemon – 5x Super Potions
  • Transfer 10 Pokemon – 5x Pinap Berries
  • Rewards – 1,500 XP, 1x Silver Pinap Berry, 15x Ditto Candy

Step 3

  • Claim Reward! – 10x Ultra Balls
  • Claim Reward! – 5x Potions
  • Claim Reward! – 3,500 XP
  • Rewards – 3,000 Stardust, 15x Ditto Candy, Ditto encounter

As this is a Special Research, there is no deadline for you to actually complete it as long as you do play the game during the event at all and get the Special Research itself. However, the fact that one step requires you to catch three Transform Pokemon and they are very rare in the game means you will really want to try to complete this one while it is going on.

Good luck completing it and perhaps even getting that lucky shiny Ditto.

Dean James

Dean (He/Him) has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got a SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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