GO Fest 2021: All Strange Rings Research and Rewards - Can You Get Hoopa?

By Sam Woods

July 17, 2021

At the final hour, Niantic has confirmed a brand new set of Special Research for the second day of this year’s Pokemon GO Fest.

The story is set to explain the reasoning for strange rings in the sky, as well as giving a canonical reason for all of the Legendary Pokemon that are appearing in raids.

As always, there are a handful of different tasks for players to complete and a bunch of rewards to go with them!

So, here is all of the Strange Rings Special Research tasks and rewards, plus whether this signifies the capturing of Hoopa.

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Can You Get Hoopa As Part of This Research?

Let’s set expectations straight away, no you can’t.

Although Niantic has teased the appearance of the Mischief Pokemon, including in the loading screen, players won’t be able to catch it as part of this Special Research.

Instead, however, it does spell the introduction of the X and Y Mythical Pokemon and will surely spell the start of an interesting period where players are tasked to track it down.

All Strange Rings Special Research and Rewards

The Strange Rings Special Research is a relatively short one, with only two steps being required to complete it.

You can check them out below:

Step One:

  • Win Five Raids – Reward: 5x Max Revive
  • Make Five Great Throws – Reward: 3x Silver Pinap Berry
  • Catch 20 Different Species of Pokemon – Reward: 5x Max Potion
  • Group Rewards: 10,000 XP, 3x Silver Pinap Berries, 3000 Stardust

Step Two:

  • Transfer 20 Pokemon – Reward: 5x Max Potion
  • Take Two Snapshots – Reward: 3x Razz Berry
  • Battle In Three Raids – 5x Max Revive
  • Group Rewards: 5000 XP, 1x Lucky Egg, 2000 Stardust

Although Hoopa isn’t available now, keep your eyes on DualShockers’ so we can update you when it arrives.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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