Pokemon GO Catch 150 Different Species of Pokemon

The Pokemon GO Catch 150 Different Species of Pokemon task has been causing some confusion among the Trainers playing the Master Ball Special Research Story in the Party Up event, and we’re here to clear things up. Namely, we are going to explain how the game counts species for this task, so that you don’t waste time. It’s a long way to catching 150 different species, after all.

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Pokemon GO Catch 150 Different Species of Pokemon

Catch 150 Different Species of Pokemon in Pokemon GO

The task to catch 150 different species of Pokemon in Pokemon GO is a part of the Party Up Special Research Story, called Master Ball. This Research is only available for Trainers that haven’t completed this season’s Timed Investigation, and it costs eight bucks in the in-game store. Getting the 150 species is in the fourth step of the Special Research, and it really sounds like a daunting task. That’s because it is, but not as daunting as some people might think. For one, it doesn’t expect you to catch 150 species that you don’t already have, because that would make it impossible to complete for most players. The task absolutely counts Pokemon that you’ve encountered and caught before.

Another thing that you should know is that the Catch 150 Different Species of Pokemon task in Pokemon GO Party Up Master Ball Special Research starts counting the species as soon as you purchase and activate it. And, of course, evolutions of a Pokemon count as different species. What does all this mean in practice? Well, here’s an example. Let’s assume you caught your first Pikachu last year. If you catch another Pikachu after purchasing the Master Ball Special Research, that will count as one of the 150 species. From that point, catching more Pikachu will not count, but catching Raichu and/or Pichu will. And that’s basically all you need to know. If you want to learn more about the Party Up event, check out the official website.

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