Celebi Pokemon GO Research Quests GUIDE: New Task News, How to Catch updates and more



Here are all of the quests you'll need to complete to encounter Celebi.

“A Ripple in Time” – Quest 1 of 8

Trainer, youve been such a help in conducting Field Research and Special Research! I have a feeling that theres so much more about this world that weve yet to discover, and Im glad I can count on you to see it through. Ive been doing some experiments of my own, and I suspect that Im onto a further exciting discovery about another Mythical Pokémon thats rarely seen. Would you mind completing these tasks while I conclude my studies


  • Power up Pokemon 5 times
  • Battle in a Gym 2 times
  • Battle in a raid


  • 10x Pokeball, 1x Charge TM, 1x Super Incubator

“A Ripple in Time” – Quest 2 of 8

Wow, you and your Pokémon have some amazing power! But according to my most recent data, it seems that the Mythical Pokémon Im tracking only appears in times of peace. Also, from what Ive gathered, it seems fond of forests and lush greens. Would you mind exploring this further, Trainer?


  • Make 3 new friends
  • Evolve an evolved Grass-Type Pokemon
  • Catch a Pokemon 3 days in a row


  • 1500 Stardust, 1x Sun Stone, 1x Premium Raid pass


“A Ripple in Time” – Quest 3 of 8

Excellent work, Trainer! I feel were getting closer to this Mythical Pokémon. I wonder if we can find some more friends for it by hatching some Eggs. Ah, and maybe you could put that Sun Stone youve earned to good use as well?


  • Use a Sun Stone to evolve Gloom or Sunkern
  • Use items to evolve Pokémon [?] times
  • TBC


“A Ripple in Time” – Quest 4 of 8

Oh wow, is that an Eevee youve caught? Perfect timing! Did you know that this Pokémons unstable genetic makeup enables it to take on one of several different Evolutions? Ill bet if you spend some time with it during the day, youll be able to evolve your Eevee into an Espeon—a Psychic-type Pokémon just like the Mythical Pokémon Im researching!


  • Evolve Eevee into Espeon during the day
  • Walk 10 km with Eevee as your buddy to earn Candy
  • Earn a Gold Johto medal



“A Ripple in Time” – Quest 5 of 8

Oh wow, is that an Eevee youve caught? Perfect timing!

Wait… Have we…had this conversation already? Im getting a funny feeling in the back of my mind—like weve been here before. Trainer, would you spend some time with this Eevee during the night? I think youll be able to see an intriguing evolved form as a result. I wonder if this funny feeling will recur…


  • Evolve Eevee into Umbreon at night
  • TBC
  • TBC


“A Ripple in Time” – Quest 6 of 8

Trainer, I have some exciting news! That funny feeling hasnt returned, but I did some important reading and learned that the Mythical Pokémon were researching has the ability to travel across time! Maybe thats why all of this is occurring…or recurring… Maybe this Pokémon is nearby?!

I suggest that you collect samples over the course of the next week and experiment with some Evolution items to see whether that feeling occurs again. While youre at it, do you have any Pinap Berries? My research could benefit from more data on their use. Return with that, and you can have these exotic Silver Pinap Berries!


  • Catch a Pokémon [??] days in a row
  • Visit PokéStops [??] days in a row
  • Use [??] Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon



“A Ripple in Time” – Quest 7 of 8

This data is so helpful. Thank you! Ill use it to explore my theory. While you were in the field, I made more headway in learning about this Mythical Pokémon, and it seems that its mere presence causes grass and trees to flourish. I think if you catch more Grass-type Pokémon, this elusive time-traveling Pokémon will reveal itself!


  • Catch [??] Grass- or Psychic-type Pokémon
  • Evolve an evolved Grass-type Pokémon
  • TBC


“A Ripple in Time” – Quest 8 of 8

Trainer, what an amazing experience! The appearance of the Mythical Pokémon Celebi is thought to be a sign that a bright and shining future awaits us. Youve come a long way in your research, and I must say youre inspiring me to discover even more Pokémon. Until next time, Trainer!




This data is so helpful. Thank you! Ill use it to explore my theory. While you were in the field, I made more headway in learning about this Mythical Pokémon, and it seems that its mere presence causes grass and trees to flourish. I think if you catch more Grass-type Pokémon, this elusive time-traveling Pokémon will reveal itself!



There's just under one hour to go until we expect Niantic to release the new Celebi questline and force a new update on Android and iOS mobiles.

But ahead of time a bunch of new info has dropped via well-known Pokemon GO leaker Chrales. You can see this below.

Not only does this info the actual questline for Celebi, but also the network traffic for the game has also revealed details for the new Silver Pinap Berry, which brings the following new features to the game (Via Pokemon GO Hub)

  • “Feed this to a Pokémon to receive more Candy when you catch it and make it easier to catch”
  • 2x Candy
  • 1.8x Capture Chance

Evolve Eevee into Umbreon at night
Trade Pokémon {0} times
Trade a Pokémon
Visit PokéStops {0} days in a row
Use {0} Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon
Use items to evolve Pokémon {0} times
Catch {0} Grass- or Psychic-type Pokémon
Earn a Gold Johto medal

— Chrales (@Chrales) August 20, 2018


We've still got quite a few hours to go before the launch of the new Mythical quest and Celebi update from Niantic's developers.

However, for those Pokemon GO Trainers interested in getting a jumpstart on the new tasks, you're in luck. Sort of.

The new tasks haven't been revealed prematurely, but one Silph Road user – u/nadia_diaz – has had a stab at predicting some of the possible quests players could be tasked with doing.

This is largely based on slight variations of the Mew mythical quest line. For instance, on the sixth stage of Mew's Mythical Discovery, players need to evolve a Magikarp.

But as Nadia_Diaz argues, there is no Gen 2 Pokemon which requires a 400 candy evolution. As such, she theorizes that it might be something instead linked to using some of the Gen 2 evolution items.

Again, none of this is certain, but it is food for thought, and it might make you think twice before throwing away certain items or transferring certain Pokemon until the Celebi tasks have been revealed in full.

We strongly suggest giving the Reddit post a quick read if you've 5 minutes to spare.

Otherwise, stay tuned for more info in the coming hours…

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It's Monday, August 20th and that means Niantic will start rolling out the games latest Mythical Pokemon Research Tasks later today.

The addition of Celebi comes just over a month after Pokemon GO Fest 2018 in Chicago where the elusive Pokemon first appeared.

But later today it will join the game as the second mythical quest following the introduction of Mew last year.

At the time of writing, Niantic hasn't given any exact details or time for when this new feature will go live in the game. We just know that it's today.

However, given that the vast majority of significant in-game updates – such as events, raid bosses and more – have launched at around 9pm BST we suspect that the same will be true for Celebi.

Obviously, we'll be sure to update this page as we learn more and should any research tasks leak beforehand we'll let you know about that too.

If you missed the news about Celebi last week, read on for everything we know so far.


Niantic has announced when players will be able to catch the Mythical Pokemon Celebi.

In an update released today, the company has announced that it'll be adding the mythical Pokemon to the game via an update on August 20th.

"Professor Willow needs your help once again! It seems hes been tracking the Mythical Pokémon Celebi, which has mysteriously appeared somewhere nearby," reads a press release from Niantic.

"Can you help him locate the Time Travel Pokémon? Prepare yourself for August 20, when this Special Research becomes available worldwide!"

If you've already completed the previous special research – netting you a Mew – this should automatically be added to your Special Research tab on August 20th.

If you haven't caught Mew yet, it seems you'll have to work through your current research up to the third set of tasks before obtaining the new quests.

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Pokemon GO – How to catch Celebi

As per the Niantic instructions so far:

Along the way to discovering Celebis time-shifting nature, youll encounter tasks that will test your skills as a Trainer.

Complete tasks to gain XP, receive useful items, and even encounter certain Pokémon on your journey!

You can begin completing Special Research on Celebi at any time as long as you have done the third group of tasks related to the Special Research on Mew, and actively finish tasks related to both at your own pace!

It's worth noting that, as per the gallery below, Shiny data for the Pokemon has been found in the files for the game, too… so it's likely we're going to see a way of catching the Shiny mythical Pokemon introduced in the game at some point.

Pokemon GO Gen 3 Shiny Legendary Pokemon REVEAED – Celebi, Deoxys, Jirachi and more FOUND

Dataminer Crales has discovered more Pokemon hidden in the data traffic for Pokemon GO – including Pokemon GO Gen 3 Shiny Legendary Pokemon – Deoxys and Jirachi, as well as Gen 2's Celebi.


Pokemon GO – Celebi Research Tasks

The presence of Celebi has also drawn out the appearance of more Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region.

Plus, Field Research relating to Pokémon discovered in the Johto region will be available throughout this 'special time', according to Niantic – though we don't know specifically how long this will be just yet.

It's currently unknown whether these tasks will replace the current August Field Research tasks (read more about those here) that lead to encountering a wild Raikou.

We'll update this page and publish a guide as soon as the Celebi tasks are revealed or datamined, so keep an eye out.

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