'Pokémon Go' Mega Beedrill: Special Research Tasks and How to Mega Evolve

The Mega Evolution update in Pokémon Go is live and with it the opportunity for trainers to Mega Evolve Blastoise, Charizard, Venusaur and Beedrill for the first time.

While Mega Evolving Blastoise, Charizard and Venusaur is tied to defeating Pokémon in Mega Raids to earn Mega Energy, Mega Beedrill can be obtained much easier; via a Special Research.

By logging into Pokémon Go starting Thursday, trainers will receive a prompt from Professor Willow who explains that he has discovered Mega Evolution and will like your help to discover its secrets.

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Mega Beedrill is now available in 'Pokemon Go' The Pokemon Company/NewsGeek


The "A Mega Discovery" Special Research has four pages (12 missions) to complete, and doing so will give trainers the Mega Energy needed to Mega Evolve their Beedrill.

Pokémon Go trainers will have a variety of challenges to complete from catching Pokémon, defeating Team Go Rocket, and winning Raids. You'll also be tasked with completing a Mega Raid, a brand new mechanic in Pokémon Go.

Completing this Special Research will give Pokémon Go trainers a crash course on how Mega Evolution and Mega Raids work. Here are the missions to complete along with the rewards for finishing each task.

  • Catch 15 Pokémon - Beedrill Mega Energy (x25)
  • Earn a Candy Walking with your Buddy Pokemon - Super Potion (x10)
  • Send 3 Gifts to Friends - PokeBall (x10)

Rewards: Rare Candy (x3), Weedle encounter, 5000 XP


  • Power up Pokémon 5 times - Weedle Candy (x20)
  • Evolve 1 Weedle - Stardust (x2000)
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts - Premium Raid Pass (x1)

Rewards: Beedrill Mega Energy (x100), Charge TM (x1), 5000 XP


  • Win a Raid - Revive (x6)
  • Battle in a Mega Raid - Silver Pinap Berry (x2)
  • Take a Snapshot with your Buddy Pokémon - Hyper Potion (x6)

Rewards: Beedrill Mega Energy (x25), Rare Candy (x3), 5000 XP


  • Claim Reward - Stardust (x1500)
  • Claim Reward - Stardust (x1500)
  • Claim Reward - Stardust (x1500)

Rewards: Beedrill Mega Energy (x25), Stardust (x1500), 5000 XP


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Once trainers have completed the Special Research, they'll have enough Mega Energy to Mega Evolve their Beedrill into Mega Beedrill.

Simply go to your desired Beedrill's stat page--where you can power up and teach it new attacks--and press the "Mega Evolve" button below the "Power Up" button. For Beedrill, trainers simply need 100 Mega Beedrill Energy to Mega Evolve.

After Mega Evolving, Mega Beedrill will stay in this form for up to four hours. In this time, trainers can bring Mega Beedrill into Gyms, Raids, Mega Raids and against Team Go Rocket. You can also walk with your Mega Pokémon if you make it your Buddy Pokémon and take snapshots of it.

Once you've Mega Evolved your Beedrill once, the Mega Energy requirement is reduced to 25 Beedrill Mega Energy.

Do you have a Beedrill ready to Mega Evolve? Let us know in the comments section.