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The Spring celebration is over in Pokémon GO, so it’s back to following the game’s season theme (the Season of Rising Heroes). This event is focused on aiding Team Mystic Leader Blanche and getting bonuses for evolving Pokémon. Plus, a new Costumed Pokémon is available thanks to a new Special Research Story.

Now, check out what’s happening in the A Mystic Hero event with our guide below:


Pokémon GO’s Season of Rising Heroes – A Mystic Hero

Begins: Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Monday, April 17th, 2023 at 8 p.m. your local time.


Pokémon debuts – Costumed Lapras



So far this event is light on Pokémon, as its focus is on evolving Pokémon, but there is one new debut. Included as a reward for this event’s Special Research Story (A Mystic Hero), there’s a new Costumed Lapras*. This one is wearing a Blanche-themed accessory. According to Niantic, “[t]his is the only way to encounter Lapras wearing a Blanche-themed accessory for this Season.”



  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Going forward, this Pokémon will be referred to as “Costumed” rather than the exact outfit they are wearing.


Event Bonuses

  • 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
  • Two (2) guaranteed Candy XL for evolving Pokémon
  • All Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three (3) hours


Event Boxes

If any special event boxes or bundles are released during the event, they’ll be listed here once the event is live.

  • Journeyer Box (999 PokéCoins, purchase limit 1): 10 Super Incubators, 2 Star Pieces, and 3 Poffins.


Timed Research – A Mystic Hero

A Timed Research quest called A Mystic Hero will be active during the event and will reward Trainers with a Magnetic Lure.

A complete list of tasks for all routes and the rewards will be shared here once the event is live.


A Mystic Hero: Timed Research
Step 1/3Reward
Catch 5 Pokémon5 Poké Balls
Transfer 3 Pokémon5 Nanab Berries
Evolve a Pokémon1,000 Stardust
Completion Rewards1,000 XP, 500 Stardust, and 2 Rare Candies
Step 2/3Reward
Catch 10 Pokémon5 Poké Balls
Transfer 5 Pokémon5 Razz Berries
Evolve 3 Pokémon3,000 Stardust
Completion Rewards2,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust, and 2 Rare Candies
Step 3/3Reward
Evolve a Pokémon10 Pinap Berries
Evolve 2 Pokémon15 Poké Balls
Evolve 3 Pokémon15 Great Balls
Evolve 4 Pokémon10 Ultra Balls
Evolve 5 Pokémon3 Silver Pinap Berries
Completion Rewards3,000 XP, 2,000 Stardust, and 1 Magnetic Lure Module


Field Research Tasks

There will be event-exclusive Field Research Tasks available and the rewards include Stardust and evolution items. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active.

A complete list of tasks and rewards will be shared here once the event is live.


  • Task: Catch 3 Pokémon
    • Reward: 1 Metal Coat OR 1 Dragon Scale OR 1 King’s Rock OR 1 Sun Stone OR 1 Upgrade
  • Task: Catch 5 Pokémon
    • Reward: 1 Sinnoh Stone OR 1 Unova Stone
  • Task: Evolve a Pokémon
    • Reward: 300 Stardust
  • Task: Evolve 3 Pokémon
    • Reward: 1,000 Stardust
  • Task: Evolve 5 Pokémon
    • Reward: 2,500 Stardust


Special Research – A Mystic Hero and Let’s GO! + An Everyday Hero

An event-exclusive Special Research Story will be available. Plus, it’s possible that additional steps to the already released Season 10 Special Research (referred to as “Let’s GO!” in-game, but called An Everyday Hero in official Pokémon GO blog and social media posts) will be released during the event.


A Mystic Hero

Team Mystic Leader Blanche needs some help from all Trainers, not just those who proudly represent Team Mystic. It is unclear if this Special Research is free or requires a paid ticket. The big draw to this Special Research is that Trainers will be rewarded with a special Costumed Lapras* (wearing a Blanche-themed accessory).

A complete list of tasks and rewards of this Special Research will be shared here once the event is live.

WARNING/NOTE: The Costumed Lapras* reward in Step 3 was initially released with glaring errors. It has now been fixed.


A Mystic Hero
Step 1/4Reward
Catch 15 Pokémon10 Poké Balls
Use 10 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon1,000 Stardust
Make 10 Great Throws7 Pinap Berries
Completion Rewards1,500 XP and Eevee Encounter
Step 2/4Reward
Evolve 5 Pokémon50 Eevee Candies
Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon15 Poké Balls
Catch 25 PokémonShelmet Encounter
Completion Rewards2,000 XP and Karrablast Encounter
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Excellent Throws5,000 Stardust
Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy10 Razz Berries
Evolve 10 PokémonInkay Encounter
Completion Rewards2,500 XP and Costumed Lapras* Encounter
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!1 Sinnoh Stone
Claim Reward!1 Unova Stone
Claim Reward!15 Ultra Balls
Completion Reward2,500 XP and 1 Glacial Lure Module


Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”


Let’s GO! + An Everyday Hero

Initially released during the Let’s GO! event in March, Niantic included a reminder for this free Special Research in A Mystic Hero’s official blog post (but referred to it as “An Everyday Hero” instead of “Let’s GO!”). It’s unclear if additional steps to the Special Research will be released during the event (so far, more steps haven’t been added). If so, they’ll be added to the chart below:


Let's GO Special Research
Step 1/6Reward
Catch 10 Pokémon5 Poké Balls
Make 10 Curveball Throws5 Razz Berries
Power up Pokémon 5 times1,000 Stardust
Completion Rewards1,500 XP and Mankey Encounter
Step 2/6Reward
Catch 15 Pokémon10 Poké Balls
Make 10 Great Throws5 Pinap Berries
Transfer 20 Pokémon5 Great Balls
Completion Rewards2,000 XP and Meditite Encounter
Step 3/6Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times10 Great Balls
Make 7 Great Throws1 Lure Module
Defeat a Team GO Rocket member (Grunts only)3 Revives
Completion Rewards2,500 XP and Machoke Encounter
Step 4/6Reward
Catch a Pokémon500 XP
Completion Rewards1,000 XP and 1,000 Stardust
Step 5/6Reward
Catch 25 Pokémon2,500 Stardust
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts3 Hyper Potions
Make 3 Excellent ThrowsGalarian Farfetch'd* Encounter
Evolve 5 Pokémon2,500 Stardust
Battle in a Gym 3 times5 Revives
Completion Rewards1 Master Ball, 1,000 XP, and 1,000 Stardust
Step 6/6Reward
Claim Reward!10 Ultra Balls
Claim Reward!2 Silver Pinap Berries
Claim Reward!1 Star Piece
Completion Rewards3,000 Stardust and 3,000 XP


This Special Research is free and can be claimed in-game until Thursday, June 1st, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time. The complete list of tasks can also be found on the Pokémon GO Season of Rising Heroes guide hub page.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)