Pokemon GO Mystic Hero Reset, Streak Broken Issue

In our Pokemon GO Mystic Hero Reset, Streak Broken Issue guide, we are going to cover the glitch that has hit a number of Trainers. Namely, their Special Research keeps going back to zero during one step. We will explain what’s going on and whether there’s a solution to the problem. Fair warning, the news is not looking good.

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Pokemon GO Mystic Hero Reset, Streak Broken Issue

Pokemon GO Mystic Hero Special Research Reset, Streak Broken Issue

The streak broken issue, or the Special Research reset in the Pokemon GO Mystic Hero, happens on the third step of these Research Tasks. At one point or another, the entirety of your progress returns to zero. Granted, it doesn’t take you back to the first step of the research, but it does reset the third step completely. It can happen at any time, or it might not happen at all. It feels almost like every bit of the Special Research you do is a coin toss. At time of writing, nobody knows what the cause of the glitch is and there is no known fix, aside from doing the whole thing over. Except that you can’t, because the event is wrapping up.

So, that’s basically all we know about the Pokemon GO Mystic Hero Special research reset / streak broken issue. I know, it’s not exactly ideal, to say the least. Just one in the latest long series of Niantic’s blunders. Of course, a glitched event is not the end of the world, but the fact that it comes at a time when the player base and the developer are already butting heads really isn’t helping. The only real solution would be for Niantic to address the glitch. I don’t think they will, though, seeing as how Mystic Hero is ending. The one “fix” that remains is to just forget about that Lapras and keep trucking on. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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  1. C


    Have the problem, bummer was only 2 k from finishing it.

    what i don’t understand is that you say the event is wrapping up? i don’t see an enddate on the research.


    1. J

      The Mystic Hero event ends on April 17th, that’s what I meant. That’s why I don’t think Niantic will do much to fix it. I hope I’m wrong.

      1. R

        The event may be ending, but any research in the Special tab never gets removed. You can keep working on it for years if you need to. So, Niantic still has the option to fix it. But, will they.

  2. E
    Erin Pritchett

    It looks like the glitch happened when the special double XP for evolving expired – most of the Reddit comments are after 8pm last night. Looks like Niantic also accidentally expired everyone’s progress!

  3. W

    I encountered the reset overnight when I was only one heart away from finishing.
    Saddest part is that when I restart the challenge, I don’t get credit for walking. I have walked 8 km with my buddy today, that is shown in Pokémon, but it I only have one heart credit in the challenge.

  4. G

    Wow thanks Niantic for fixing this fast for (it looks like) everyone.

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