'Pokémon Go' Victini Special Research Tasks Are Live and Give Trainers Shot at Catching Mythical

Niantic promised that Victini, the Mythical Pokémon from the Unova region, would be available to everyone in September and on the final day of the month the Special Research to catch it has gone live in Pokémon Go.

Starting Wednesday, September 30, Pokémon Go trainers can complete tasks to catch the Fire and Psychic-type Pokémon.

Victini made its Pokémon Go debut back in July during Pokémon Go Fest, and now three months later those who didn't purchase the ticket to attend the virtual event can get their hands on this rare and powerful Pokémon.

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Pokémon Go Victini Special Research

There are six pages of 18 tasks that trainers need to complete in Pokémon Go to obtain Victini.

Thankfully, this latest list of tasks isn't a timed research and trainers can take their time completing them, and from the looks of it you'll need it as there are a lot of PokeStops to spin, Pokémon to catch and more.

Pokémon Go players who already caught a Victini during Pokémon Go Fest will earn Victini Candy instead of an encounter, but the candy is important to powering up the Mythical Pokémon.

Here's the entire special research to complete to catch Victini in Pokémon Go:

Page 1

  • Catch 30 Pokémon - Pinap Berry (x3)
  • Spin 30 PokeStops - 1000 XP
  • Send 10 Gifts to Friends - Stardust (x1000)
  • Completion Rewards - Great Ball (x30), Ralts Encounter, Stardust (x1000)

Page 2

  • Catch 30 Psychic-type Pokémon - Elgyem Encounter
  • Catch 30 Fire-type Pokémon - Darumaka Encounter
  • Hatch 3 Eggs - Egg Incubator (x1)
  • Completion Rewards - 1000 XP, Torchic Encounter, Great Ball (x30)

Page 3

  • Take a snapshot of your Buddy Pokémon - Poffin (x1)
  • Earn 3 Candies while walking with your Buddy Pokémon - Stardust (x1000)
  • Power up Pokémon 3 times - Hyper Potion (x3)
  • Completion Rewards - Espeon Encounter, Revive (x3), Stardust (x1000)

Page 4

  • Win 3 Gym Battles - 1000 XP
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts - Lure Module (x1)
  • Win 3 Raids - Stardust (x1000)
  • Completion Rewards - Max Potion (x3), Victini Encounter/Victini Candy (x20), Max Revive (x3)

Page 5

  • Take a Snapshot of Victini - Victini Candy (x20)
  • Catch 30 different species of Pokémon - Incense (x1)
  • Send 3 Gifts to Friends - 1000 XP
  • Completion Rewards - Victini Sticker (x5), Stardust (x3000), Star Piece (x1)

Page 6

  • Clear Reward - 3000 XP
  • Clear Reward - Stardust (x3000)
  • Clear Reward - 3000 XP
  • Completion Rewards - Lure Module (x1), Victini Candy (x20), Lucky Egg (x1)

How far are you in the Victini special research tasks? Let us know in the comments section.