Hoopa Arrives Today In Special Pokémon GO Event


After a summer of build-up, the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa will be released today in Pokémon GO. The Hoopa’s Arrival Event, which also functions as an Incense Day, begins at 11 AM local time today, September 5th. It will add another page to the season-long Misunderstood Mischief questline, which we have the tasks and rewards for below. Let’s get into the details of this highly anticipated event.

Hoopa in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Hoopa in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Here’s how Niantic described the event over on the official Pokémon GO blog:

Available beginning Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. local time

Complete the seasonal Special Research tasks for an opportunity to catch Hoopa!

On Sunday, September 5, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, various strange phenomena will be happening all around the world —maybe this has something to do with Hoopa?!

We can now confirm the updated tasks and rewards for the season-long, 16-page Misunderstood Mischief Special Research in Pokémon GO. The current quest is:

Page One of Sixteen

  • Make 10 Nice Throws: 1 Incense
  • Use an Incense: 10 Poké Balls
  • Take 3 Snapshots of wild Psychic-type Pokémon: 10 Nanab Berries
  • REWARDS: Gothita, 1000 XP, 500 Stardust

Page Two of Sixteen

  • [AUTO-CLAIM]: 720 Stardust
  • REWARDS: 720 XP

Page Three of Sixteen

  • Make 5 Curveball Throws: 15 Poké Balls
  • Catch 10 different species of Pokémon: 15 Great Balls
  • Earn 5,000 Stardust: 3 Max Revives
  • REWARDS: Hoopa encounter, 1000 XP, 1000 Stardust

It seems that pages like Page Two and now Page Four will essentially function as blocks to keep Pokémon GO trainers from advancing. Once the blocks lift and it becomes time to move to the next page, these block pages will turn into auto-claim rewards.

Here is the breakdown of the event’s rotating schedule:

  • 11 AM – 12 PM: Psychic-types
  • 12 PM – 1 PM: Dark-types & Ghost-types
  • 1 PM – 2 PM: Psychic-types
  • 2 PM – 3 PM: Dark-types & Ghost-types
  • 3 PM – 4 PM: Psychic-types
  • 4 PM – 5 PM: Dark-types & Ghost-types

Pokémon confirmed to be available for the Psychic-type hours include:

  • Exeggcute
  • Jynx
  • Natu
  • Spoink
  • Girafarig
  • Munna
  • Beldum
  • “and more”

Pokémon confirmed to be available for the Dark-type and Ghost-type hours include:

  • Alolan Rattata
  • Poochyena
  • Duskull
  • Purrloin
  • Sableye
  • Carvanha
  • Drifloon
  • “and more”
Posted in: Games, Mobile Games, Niantic, Pokémon GO | Tagged: Hoopa, Niantic, pokemon, pokemon go, Season of Mischief

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