The Masterwork Research task “Wish Granted” in Pokemon Go requires players to complete six different objectives to earn a special reward, and this one puts an emphasis on the “special” as we’ll be looking to get a Shiny Jirachi encounter. There are some challenges to the second portion of this research task and that includes getting best buddy level with a bunch of Pokemon.
Masterwork Research: Wish Granted (2/6)
- Have 10 Best Buddies (1x Poffin)
- Earn a heart with your buddy 20 days in a row (1x Poffin)
The challenging part of this research task is having 10 best buddies especially for those of us who never aimed to have as many best buddies as needed in this quest. Typically we’d just choose to buddy up with our favorite Pokemon or the rarest ones, and then get tired of having them walk with us.
So How Do We Get To Best Buddy Level With Our Pokemon?
Choose a Pokémon that you want to become your Best Buddy
The first step to becoming Best Buddies with a Pokémon is selecting the right one. Choose a Pokémon that you love or that you want to power up, as you will need to walk a certain distance with it to help earn Best Buddy status.
Walk with your Pokémon
To become Best Buddies, you need to walk with your Pokémon as it fills up it’s hearts. You can speed up the process by using Adventure Sync, which tracks your steps even when the app is closed.
Feed Your Pokemon Berries
This is one of the easiest ways to earn 3 hearts throughout the day. Be sure to feed your buddy those berries throughout the day.
Play with your Pokémon
Once you have chosen your Best Buddy, you can play with it taking snapshots and playing with it using the AR+ feature. These interactions will earn you hearts, which represent the level of friendship you have with your buddy. You can do these at least once a day on each buddy Pokemon.
Battle with Your Pokemon
In Pokémon Go, earning three hearts with your buddy every day is a key part of increasing your level of friendship with your Pokémon. One of the ways to earn a heart is by battling with your buddy, but not everyone is a Go Battle League player.
There are some options for those who prefer not to participate in the Go Battle League
Players can battle with Blanche, Candela, or Spark, who are the team leaders of Mystic, Valor, and Instinct, respectively. You can train with them every day to earn three hearts with your buddy. These battles are not as difficult as Go Battle League matches and can be a great way to practice your skills.
Another option for earning hearts is to battle against Team Rocket. You can find Team Rocket Grunts at PokéStops marked with a black “R” or Team Rocket balloons. Winning against a Team Rocket Grunt will earn you one heart with your buddy.
Prioritize earning hearts
To become Best Buddies, you need to earn a certain number of hearts with your Pokémon. Prioritize earning hearts every day by completing the different interactions. You can earn up to 12 hearts per day or 24 with poffin, so make sure to do as many as you can.
Poffins are special items in Pokémon Go that can be given to your Best Buddy Pokémon to temporarily boost its level of friendship. Using Poffins can help you achieve Best Buddy status faster, which provides you with extra benefits and bonuses in the game.
Poffins are a rare item in Pokémon Go, so it’s important to use them strategically. You can earn Poffins by completing certain research tasks or by purchasing them in the shop. Save your Poffins for Pokémon that you want to level up quickly or for Pokémon that require a lot of walking distance to earn hearts.
How Long Will It Take to Become Best Buddy
The time it takes to become Best Buddies with a Pokémon in Pokémon Go can vary depending on how frequently you interact with your buddy and how efficiently you earn hearts. Here are the general timeframes for each level of friendship:
Good Friends: This is the initial level of friendship and is achieved simply by adding a Pokémon to your buddy list. It can be achieved within a few minutes.
Great Friends: This level requires you to earn 70 hearts with your buddy. Assuming you average 10 hearts a day, it’ll take you about a week.
Ultra Friends: This level requires you to earn 150 hearts with your buddy. Again, you can earn up 10-12 hearts per day, so it can take about 15 days to achieve this level.
Best Friends: This level requires you to earn 300 hearts with your buddy. Since you can between 10-12 hearts per day, it can take around 30 days to achieve this.
You have the ability to switch your Buddy Pokémon up to 20 times per day. This means that you can choose to walk and interact with a different Pokémon as your buddy as often as 20 times per day. It’s important to use this feature strategically to help you achieve your goals. Be sure to switch your Pokemon Buddy around to ensure that you’re earning hearts on as many as you can!