Pokémon GO Limited Research Day: An Egg-Citing Spring Surprise Event Guide

Spring is in full swing in Pokémon GO thanks to the recent Spring into Spring event. While Pokemon wearing flower crowns are plentiful, Niantic is also celebrating the season by spotlighting some egg-themed Pokemon.

For three hours (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. your local time) on Saturday, April 16, 2022, there will be a Limited Research Day event focused on Exeggcute. During this short window of time, you will be able to obtain limited research tasks that will result in Exeggcute encounters. Combine that with Alolan Exeggutor learning Draco Meteor (if evolved during the event), trainers can really build an egg team for battles and their Shiny Dex.

Here is what will happen during this event.

Limited Research Day: A Spring Surprise Evocative of Eggs

Begin: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 11 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2 p.m. your local time.

Cute egg* will be part of a special Limited Research Day event. While having at least one free slot in your Limited Research task tab, spin Photo Discs at PokéStops to get special Limited Research tasks.

To note: Pokémon marked with * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”

Event Bonuses

In addition to the Spring into Spring event bonuses, an additional bonus will be active during the Limited Research Day event (listed first below). Combined, here are which bonuses will be active:

  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2 × Hatching Candy
  • 1/2 hatch distance
  • 2 × Lucky Egg Duration
  • Team GO Rocket Grunts will have more Shadow Whismur and Shadow Exeggcute in their groups

Limited research tasks

All limited research tasks for the event are labeled as “Exeggcute Research” and all will reward trainers with an Exeggcute encounter. Here is the complete list of tasks:

  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Gym Battle
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Use three berries to help catch Pokemon
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Catch three Grass-type Pokemon
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Use a super effective charged move
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Make five Curveball throws
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Evolve two Grass-type Pokémon
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: send two gifts and add a sticker to each
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Perform three great throws
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Make two great throws in a row
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Make five cute throws
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Make three cute throws in a row
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Raid Battle
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Spin two PokéStops
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Catch three Pokemon with Weather Boost
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Catch five Pokémon with Weather Boost
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter
  • Task: Exeggcute Research: Take a snapshot of a wild Grass-type Pokémon
    • Reward: Exeggcute Encounter

Evolve Exeggcute into Alolan Exeggutor who knows Draco Meteor

During the event, if you transform an Exeggcute into an Alolan Exeggutor, that Pokémon will know the charged move Draco Meteor!

Draco Meteor Stats (Charged Attack)

  • Trainer Battles: 150 power
  • Arenas and Raids: 150 power

wild encounters

  • During the three hours of Limited Research Day, you may encounter the following Pokémon in the wild: Bulbasaur*, Oddish*, Paras*, Bellsprout*, Tangela*, Chikorita*, Sunkern*, Treecko*, and Seedot*.

To note: Pokémon marked with * means “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny!”

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