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Pokemon Go Thousand Year Slumber Quests - How To Catch Jirachi

The Mythical Jirachi has made its debut in PoGo; here's what you need to do to catch it.


Pokemon Go's Ultra Bonuses have come and gone, and they brought a ton of exciting rewards to the hit Pokemon mobile game. Not only did Niantic introduce the first wave of Gen 5 Pokemon to the title, the Mythical Pokemon Jirachi has also officially made its debut in Go as part of a new Special Research questline called "A Thousand-Year Slumber."

To catch the Mythical Pokemon, you'll first need to complete a variety of Research tasks. There are seven sets of tasks in total, and many of them revolve around Pokemon that hail from the Hoenn region. A few of the quests, however, will require you to do some battling, so you'll need to put in a lot of work to complete the entire line. Once you've cleared all of the Special Research tasks, you'll earn the chance to capture Jirachi.

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You can check out the full list of Thousand-Year Slumber quests below. This questline was previously available at this year's Pokemon Go Fests; if you completed it while at one of those events, then you'll earn extra Jirachi Candies instead. All players who complete the questline will also receive a special Jirachi shirt for their avatar.

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Thousand-Year Slumber Quests

Step 1

  • Catch 25 Pokemon -- 1,000 XP
  • Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms -- Jigglypuff encounter
  • Make 3 new friends -- Feebas encounter

Rewards: Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure, and Magnetic Lure

Step 2

  • Catch 3 Whismur -- 10 Whismur Candies
  • Evolve a Feebas -- 1,500 XP
  • Catch 90 Pokemon in the Hoenn Pokedex -- 1,500 XP

Rewards: 2,000 Stardust, 10 Poke Balls, 3 Incense

Step 3

  • Take a snapshot of Loudred -- Snorlax encounter
  • Make 3 Great throws in a row -- 2,000 XP
  • Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy -- 2,000 XP

Rewards: 20 Silver Pinap Berries, 3 Star Pieces, 2,000 Stardust

Step 4

  • Catch 50 Psychic- or Steel-type Pokemon -- 2,500 XP
  • Power up Pokemon 10 times -- 2,500 XP
  • Send 10 gifts to friends -- 2,500 XP

Rewards: Fast TM, Charge TM, Premium Raid Pass

Step 5

  • Battle a team leader 3 times -- Kricketune encounter
  • Win against another trainer 7 times -- 3,000 XP
  • Win 5 Raids -- 3,000 XP

Rewards: 3 Rare Candies, 20 Ultra Balls, 3,000 Stardust

Step 6

  • Take 5 photos of Steel or Psychic Pokemon -- Chimecho encounter
  • Make 3 Excellent curveball throws -- Bronzong encounter
  • Spin a PokeStop 7 days in a row -- 4,000 XP

Rewards: 10 Silver Pinap Berries, 10 Star Pieces, 5,000 Stardust

Step 7

Reward: Jirachi encounter

Pokemon Go Ultra Bonuses

The Thousand-Year Slumber questline isn't the only Ultra Bonus reward that Niantic is offering. Beginning September 2, the developer will be making a variety of other bonuses and special Pokemon available in the game for a limited time. There will be a new set of bonuses each week between September 2 and 23, and they include the appearance of new Shiny Pokemon as well as the first Gen 5 monsters. You can see all of the bonuses below.

September 2-9

  • Entei, Raikou, Suicune, and other Johto Pokemon will appear in Raid Battles
  • Unown U, L, T, R, and A may hatch from 10 km Pokemon eggs
  • Shiny Sentret and Shiny Gligar will appear in the wild

September 9-16

  • Farfetch'd, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros may hatch from 7 km eggs. You may also hatch their Shiny forms
  • All four forms of Deoxys will appear in five-star Raid Battles
  • Pokemon effective against Deoxys will appear in other tier Raids

September 16-23

  • Klink and Shiny Klink will appear in Raid Battles
  • Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup will appear in the wild
  • Mewtwo that know Psystrike will appear in five-star Raids, as will Shiny Mewtwo

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