Pokemon GO A Spooky Message - Spiritomb Special Research Steps, Rewards

Pokemon GO A Spooky Message - Spiritomb Special Research Steps, Rewards

A brand new special research quest has arrived in Pokemon GO, a very spooky one indeed. Here’s everything you need to know about the Spiritomb quest.

A Spooky Message is a brand new Pokemon GO Special Research Quest, available now to celebrate Halloween. It focuses on the rather off Ghost/dark Type pokemon Spiritomb, which Prof. Willow needs your help controlling. Players looking to complete A Spooky Message will need to complete three steps, each with its own selection of tasks and rewards. In this Pokemon GO A Spooky Message Guide, we'll be running you through, everything you need to know about the rewards, tasks and steps associated. We'll also take a look at Spiritomb, and whether you should be going after it in the forst place.

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Pokemon GO A Spooky Message Research Quest

Spiritomb has just been outed as the focus of a new Pokemon GO Special Research quest. It’ll be the first non-mythical to receive the treatment, and looks set to arrive just in time for Halloween. We now have the full picture just yet, and we’ll be sure to keep updating this page if we hear more.

Pokemon GO Spiritomb Research Tasks

Thanks to Chrales over on Twitter, we now have a good idea as to the specific research tasks that players will need to complete in order to catch a Spiritomb. We’ve embedded a tweet below, showing the quest log. It shows dialogue from Prof. Willow and can be used to work out some of the finer details on the Spiritomb Special Research Quest. Let’s take a look at what we’ve pulled together so far.

Given that Spiritomb is said to be comprised of 108 spirits, it seems that players will be asked to catch 108 pokemon as one of the research tasks. Other than that, there’s the tasks listed below:

  • Catch Poochyena or Houndour
  • Catch Dark-type Pokémon
  • Catch Ghost-type Pokémon
  • Evolve Duskull or Shuppet
  • Transfer Pokémon

Once we receive an official confirmation from Niantic, we’ll be able to order some of these quests and give more specifics. Stay tuned for more details.

Pokemon GO A Spooky Message Steps and Rewards

If you'd like to bag yourself a Spiritomb in Pokemon GO, you'll need to complete the 'A Spooky Message' quest. It is comprised of three steps, each made up of a few tasks. You'll get rewards for doing so, so let's take a look at what you'll be getting up to.

A Spooky Message Step 1

The first step is pretty easy, if you've been hoarding berries that is. Let's take a look at the A Spooky Message step 1/3

Objectives

  • Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokemon (Duskull)
  • Land 8 Great Throws (1080XP)
  • Use 108 berries to help catch Pokemon (Lickitung)

Rewards

  • PokeBall x10
  • Stardust x1080
  • Silver Pinap x8

A Spooky Message Step 2

The second step is pretty hard going, as you'll need to catch 108 pokemon. Let's take a look at the A Spooky Message step 2/3

Objectives

  • Catch 10 Dark-type Pokémon (Misdreavus)
  • Spin eight PokeStops you haven’t visited before (1,080 XP)
  • Catch 108 Pokémon – (Spiritomb)

Rewards

  • PokeBalls x10
  • Stardust x1,080
  • Silver Pinap Berries x 8

A Spooky Message Step 3

The third step just involves picking up rewards. Let's take a look at the A Spooky Message step 3/3

Objectives

  • Claim Reward (1080XP)
  • Claim reward (1,080 XP)
  • Claim Reward (1080XP)

Rewards

  • 18 Spiritomb Candies
  • 1,080 Stardust

So What Exactly is a Spiritomb Anyway?

As Pokemon go, Spiritomb is a real oddity. It is said to be the combination of 108 spirits bound to a kind of sacred rock called the Odd Keystone. It’s a mix between Dark and Ghost types, and some are said to be over 500 years old.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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