Guide: How to Catch Celebi in Pokémon GO (A Ripple in Time Special Research Steps) | Nintendo Wire

Hot off the heels of the Celebi event that took place at Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago last month, those of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend the massive festival are now eligible to snag a Celebi of our very own in the latest Special Research Task released yesterday. Just like Mew, in order to snag this Mythical onion fairy, you need to complete a series of tasks to prove to Celebi that you’re a Trainer worthy of its presence.

Below, you can find a majority of the steps you need to complete in order to finish the field research. (Still waiting on exact details on Step 7) Keep in mind that not all of the steps are known completely (yet), so make sure to check back often to view updates.



Part 1/8


  • Power up Pokémon 5 times (1,000 XP)
  • Battle in a Gym 2 times (1,000 XP)
  • Battle in a raid (1,000 XP)


  • 10 Poké Balls
  • 1 Fast TM
  • 1 Super Incubator

Part 2/8


  • Make 3 new friends (1,500 XP)
  • Evolve an evolved-Grass Pokémon (1,500 XP)
    • Evolve a Grass-type Pokémon to its third form
  • Catch a Pokémon 3 days in a row (1,500 XP)


  • 1,500 Stardust
  • 1 Sun Stone
  • 1 Premium Raid Pass

Part 3/8


  • Reach Level 25 (2,000 XP)
  • Use a Sun Stone to evolve Gloom or Sunkern (2,000 XP)
  • Hatch 9 Eggs (2,000 XP)


  • Pokémon appears
  • 1 King’s Rock
  • 1 Premium Raid Pass

Part 4/8


  • Walk 10 km with Eevee as your buddy to earn Candy (2,500 XP)
  • Evolve Eevee into Espeon during the day (2,500 XP)
  • Send 20 Gifts to friends (2,500 XP)


  • Pokémon appears!
  • 2,500 Stardust
  • 1 Metal Coat

Part 5/8


  • Walk 10 km with Eevee as your buddy to earn Candy (3,000 XP)
  • Evolve Eevee into Umbreon during the night (3,000 XP)
  • Trade a Pokémon (3,000 XP)


  • 1 Star Piece
  • 15 Pinap Berries
  • 1 Upgrade

Part 6/8


  • Visit 7 PokéStops 7 days in a row (3,500 XP)
  • Use 25 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon (3,500 XP)
  • Use items to evolve Pokémon 2 times (3,500 XP)


  • 3500 Stardust
  • 1 Dragon Scale
  • 5 Golden Pinap Berries

Part 7/8


  • Catch 40 Grass- or Psychic-type Pokémon
  • Make an Excellent Curveball Throw
  • Earn a Gold Johto Medal

Part 8/8

Celebi encounter!


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  1. Hiro says:

    The rewards and tasks are identical for part 6/8. Thanks for the heads up on the other missions

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