February 23, 2024
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Guaranteed Shiny Jirachi: Complete the 2023 Masterwork Research in Pokemon Go!

For February 2023, and starting today you can purchase a ticket for the new 2023 Masterwork Research which will grant a reward unlike most others, a Shiny Jirachi!

First things first is you will need to purchase the ticket in the shop, which will run you $4.99.

Before you begin, you will also have to have done the following quests.

To start the Masterwork Research story, you need to have completed the “A Thousand-Year Slumber” Special Research story and caught a regular Jirachi. Once you have done that, you will receive an item called the “Jirachi and the Star Pieces” from Professor Willow, which will start the Masterwork Research story.

The Masterwork Research story is divided into several tasks, each with its own set of objectives.

The Tasks

Task 1:

  • Power Up Pokemon 10 times
  • Battle another Trainer 3 times
  • Transfer 10 Pokemon

Tips:

Powering up Pokemon should be fairly easy, however if you find yourself short on stardust or candy, try to power up a Pokemon you have plenty of candy for or a lucky Pokemon (obtained through trading) to reduce the stardust cost.

Battling a trainer can be as simple as battling a friend just a few times or joining in the Go Battle League.

Transferring 10 Pokemon should be absolute breeze as you will find plenty of common Pokemon in the wild.

Task 2:

  • Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy
  • Make 3 Great Throws
  • Hatch 3 Eggs

Tips:

Be sure to feed your pet and have 2 KM eggs handy as it will help you get through this quest faster. Alternatively, you can use incubators that can reduce the walking distance and further speed up the process for you. Also note that some Pokemon take less distance to earn candy, so be sure to buddy up with one, feed it and play with it frequently.

Task 3:

  • Catch 50 Psychic-type Pokemon
  • Battle in a Raid
  • Win a Gym Battle.

Tips:

During the event, we expect to see a surge of Psychic type Pokemon to spawn in the wild. Using an incense will greatly reduce the amount of time spent catching the 50.

Keep an eye out for remote raid invitations from friends to help you get the raid task complete. Alternatively, you can use your daily free raid pass and solo a 1-3 star raid to simply complete the quest.

Task 4:

  • Earn 5 hearts with your Buddy
  • Catch 30 Steel-type Pokemon
  • Trade a Pokemon with a friend

Tips:

Earning 5 hearts with your buddy should be easy and can be done in one day. Feed your buddy three times a day, play with it, take a snapshot of it, and if needed you can do trainer battles with them.

Task 5:

  • Take a Snapshot of Jirachi
  • Send 10 Gifts to friends
  • Battle in the Go Battle League

Tips:

Save up those gifts and be ready to send them out!

Task 6:

  • Defeat 3 Team Rocket Grunts
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokemon
  • Make an Excellent Curveball Throw

Tips:

Using incense or adventure incense will certainly increase your chances of completing the 15 different species of Pokemon quest. This will require a bit of traveling, however even if you are stationary, we expect to see the 15 different species of Pokemon come throughout the day. The same will apply for Team Rocket Grunts as their balloons will spawn quite frequently. If you are only in need of defeating the Grunts and not the leaders, you can temporarily unequip the Rocket Radar to get only Grunts.

Task 7:

  • Spin 7 PokeStops
  • Win a Level 3 or higher Raid
  • Power Up Pokemon 15 times

Tips:

Be sure to use your free daily raid pass to complete the raid. However, if you are doing a solo raid, it is recommended that you pick a 1-star raid to ensure that you can complete it by yourself.

Task 8:

  • Catch 40 Grass-type Pokemon
  • Catch a Legendary Pokemon from a Research Breakthrough or Raid
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws.

Tips:

Catching a legendary Pokemon will likely mean you will have to compete in a 5-star raid. If you do happen to be at a local raid, be sure to invite friends. You will have a better chance of winning the raid if you have over 5 players in the raid. Once you’ve completed the raid, catching the legendary Pokemon will give you plenty of opportunities to make excellent throws due to their size.

Claim your reward:

Once you have completed all of the tasks, you will receive your reward, which is a shiny Jirachi. Congratulations!

It’s important to note that the Masterwork Research story is not a time-limited event, so you can take as long as you need to complete the tasks. Also, some of the tasks may require some effort and time, so be patient and keep playing the game. Good luck!

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