Pokemon GO Misunderstood Mischief Research - Step 7 16 And 8 16 Tasks

By Dean James

September 21, 2021

The Pokemon GO Season of Discovery just wrapped up and moved right into the Season of Mischief and with that has brought on the Pokemon GO Misunderstand Mischief special research as well.

Special researches of the past have just been collections of tasks for you to complete that are split up into different steps, with you having to finish one step before moving onto the next.

The new Misunderstood Mischief special research though is quite different, as you cannot just run through it all in a short period of time. Instead, you will have to stay tuned throughout the Season of Mischief to finish it.

  • MORE: Find out how to get 3 snapshots of wild Psychic-type Pokemon.

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How To Unlock More Pokemon GO Misunderstood Mischief Research

The first step of Misunderstood Mischief is pretty basic, tasking you with getting 10 Nice Throws, using one Incense, and taking three snapshots of wild Psychic-type Pokemon. However, you will notice a bit of an issue after completing it and redeeming your rewards.

Upon completing the first step, typically you are then given the next set of tasks for you to complete to then move onto the third. The Pokemon GO Misunderstood Mischief special research is quite different though, as you are instead greeted with a message.

Every two steps of the research were implemented to stop players from moving forwards too quickly and this looks likely to be the case throughout as well.

What are Steps 7 and 8 of 16? When will 9 of 16 unlock?

Step 7 of the Misunderstood Mischief research has now gone live as part of the Fashion Week Event, you can find the tasks and rewards below:

  • Take A Snapshot of Your Buddy – Furfrou Encounter
  • Catch a Furfrou – 1x Fast TM
  • Earn a Heart With Your Buddy – 1x Charged TM
  • GROUP REWARDS – Minccino Encounter, 1x Unova Stone, 15x Furfrou Candy

Step 8 of 16 in the Misunderstood Mischief research is much like steps 2, 4 and 6, in the fact that it’s a placeholder.

Step 8 is in place to stop players from advancing to step 9 of the research and unfortunately, nothing more than that. It is a free 720 XP and Stardust though.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to predict when step 9 will be coming as Niantic is yet to outline its plans for October in Pokemon GO. As soon as it becomes clear, we’ll be sure to let you know!

What Steps were Available in Misunderstood Mischief Prior to This?

The following are the steps that have been currently available for Misunderstood Mischief as of September 8. The new addition of steps 7 and 8 are listed above.

Step 1

Make 10 Nice Throws – 1x Incense
Use an Incense – 10x Poke Balls
Take 3 snapshots of wild Psychic-type Pokemon – 10x Nanab Berries
Rewards – Gothita encounter, 1000 XP, 500 Stardust

Step 2

Claim Reward – 720 Stardust
Reward – 720 XP

Step 3

Make 5 Curveball Throws – 15x Poke Balls
Catch 10 different species of Pokemon – 15x Great Balls
Earn 5,000 Stardust – 3x Max Revives
Rewards – Hoopa Confined encounter, 1000 XP, 1000 Stardust

Step 4

Claim Reward – 720 Stardust
Reward – 720 XP

Step 5

Power up Pokemon 10 times – 15x Great Balls
Catch 20 Psychic-type Pokemon – Abra encounter
Evolve 3 Psychic-type Pokemon – 10x Revives
Rewards – Wobbuffet encounter, 10x Hyper Potions, 10x Inkay Candy

Step 6

Professor Willow is currently performing an investigation regarding the research. Check back for more details soon!

Make sure to stay tuned for more information on when Step 6 and beyond unlock, with Hoopa Unbound being on the horizon at some point more than likely.

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Dean James

Dean has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got an 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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