How to complete Rocket Straight to Victory Special Research in Pokémon Go

Team GO Rocket doesn't stand a chance!

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 is finally here, but Team GO Rocket is trying to spoil our celebration! Whether you're a ticket holder or not, you can help fight back against Team GO Rocket to reclaim the Pokémon Go Anniversary. However, ticket holders have access to a new Special Research: Rocket Straight to Victory, and we here at iMore have everything you need to know to complete this Special Research.

Rocket Straight to Victory

Available to claim only on Day Two of Pokémon Go Fest 2020, Rocket Straight to Victory is a Special Research for Pokémon Go Fest 2020 ticket holders. While you have to open your app on Day Two to begin this Special Research, once you've started, you can take as long as you need to complete it. However, there is also a Team GO Rocket Take Over happening, during which more Team GO Rocket hot air balloons will be appearing, more Team GO Rocket Invaded PokéStops will be showing up, and you can earn twice the Mysterious Components from beating Grunts, so it will be easier to complete during Pokémon Go Fest than if you wait.

Help Professor Willow and the team leaders defeat Team GO Rocket and take back Pokémon GO Fest 2020! Some of you might recall that the professor mentioned yesterday that he was feeling a great energy that filled him with hope and determination. We're still wondering where this energy came from and whether it has anything to do with this turn of events…

Step One

Take a Snapshot for two Incense.
Power up a Pokémon three times for 100 PokéBalls.
Send three Gifts to Friends for 2020 Stardust.

Completion Rewards: 20 Max Revives, 2020 Stardust, Machamp encounter.

Step Two

Defeat two Team GO Rocket Grunts for a Weaville encounter.
Rescue two Shadow Pokémon for 20 Max Potions.
Purify a Shadow Pokémon for 20 Max Revives.

Completion Rewards: 20 Rare Candies, 2020 Stardust, Golem encounter.

Step Three

Defeat Team GO Rocket Executive Cliff for Articuno encounter.
Defeat Team GO Rocket Executive Sierra for Zapdos encounter.
Defeat Team GO Rocket Executive Arlo for Moltres encounter.

Completion Rewards: 20 Max Revive, 5000 Stardust, Super Rocket Radar.

Step Four

Defeat Team GO Rocket Boss Giovanni for Shadow Mewtwo encounter.

Completion Rewards: 20 Ultra Balls, two Incense, Victini encounter

Step Five

Autocompleted for 2020 Stardust.
Autocompleted for 2020 XP.
Autocompleted for 2020 Stardust.

Completion Rewards: 20 Ultra Balls, two Incense, 20 Victini candies.

Step Six

Take a Snapshot of Victini for 20 Victini Candy.
Catch 20 different species of Pokémon for ten Rare Candies.
Send three Gifts to Friends for a Super Incubator.

Completion Rewards: Two Premium Battle...