Great news Pokemon GO players, Celebi is now in the game. By completing a special Celebi Quest, much in the same way as getting Mew worked, you’ll be given a chance to catch the time-travelling mythical pokemon. In this Pokemon GO Celebi Quest Guide, we’ll detail each of the 8 steps you’ll need to complete in order to catch a Celebi in Pokemon GO. We’ll go over the rewards you’ll get for completeing each step, and also give some info on the most prominent errors that you might run into while playing.
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Pokemon GO Celebi Research Quest
Celebi has just been added into Pokemon GO, by way of a Special Research Quest. The quest is called A Ripple in Time and involves completing a series of tasks in order to catch Celebi. We’ve got all of the details you need right here.
Pokemon GO Celebi Research Tasks
In order to catch Celebi in Pokemon GO, you’ll need to complete a series of tasks. There are eight stages in total to clear, with multiple tasks associated with each. The tasks cover everything from catching pokemon to walking a certain distance. They’re all pretty straightforward, and we’ve listed them for you below.Note: this list will be updated as we get more time with the quest, as such, we have left some steps blank. We know the text for each step thanks to some clever data mining by Pokemon GO leaker Chrales.
A Ripple in Time Step 1
Trainer, you’ve been such a help in conducting Field Research and Special Research! I have a feeling that there’s so much more about this world that we’ve yet to discover, and I’m glad I can count on you to see it through. I’ve been doing some experiments of my own, and I suspect that I’m onto a further exciting discovery about another Mythical Pokémon that’s rarely seen. Would you mind completing these tasks while I conclude my studies.
- Power up Pokemon five times
- Battle in a Gym two times
- Battle in a raid
- 1x Fast TM
- 10x Pokeball
- 1x Super Incubator
A Ripple in Time Step 2
Wow, you and your Pokémon have some amazing power! But according to my most recent data, it seems that the Mythical Pokémon I’m tracking only appears in times of peace. Also, from what I’ve gathered, it seems fond of forests and lush greens. Would you mind exploring this further, Trainer?
- Catch a Pokemon 3 days in a row
- Make 3 new friends
- Evolve an evolved Grass-type Pokemon
- 1x Premium Raid pass
- 1500 Stardust
- 1x Sun Stone
A Ripple in Time Step 3
Excellent work, Trainer! I feel we’re 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 you’ve earned to good use as well?
- Use a Sun Stone to evolve Gloom or Sunkern
- Hatch 9 Eggs
- Reach Level 25
- King’s Rock
- Eevee Encounter
- Premium Raid Pass
A Ripple in Time Step 4
Oh wow, is that an Eevee you’ve caught? Perfect timing! Did you know that this Pokémon’s unstable genetic makeup enables it to take on one of several different Evolutions? I’ll bet if you spend some time with it during the day, you’ll be able to evolve your Eevee into an Espeon-a Psychic-type Pokémon just like the Mythical Pokémon I’m researching!
- Evolve Eevee into Espeon during the day
- Walk 10 km with Eevee as your buddy to earn Candy
- Send 20 Gifts
- Eevee Encounter
- Metal Coat
- 2500 Stardust
A Ripple in Time Step 5
Oh wow, is that an Eevee you’ve caught? Perfect timing!
Wait… Have we…had this conversation already? I’m getting a funny feeling in the back of my mind-like we’ve been here before. Trainer, would you spend some time with this Eevee during the night? I think you’ll be able to see an intriguing evolved form as a result. I wonder if this funny feeling will recur…
- Evolve Eevee into Umbreon
- Trade a Pokemon
- Walk 10km with Eevee as your buddy to earn Candy
- 15 Pinap Berries
- Star Piece
A Ripple in Time Step 6
Trainer, I have some exciting news! That funny feeling hasn’t returned, but I did some important reading and learned that the Mythical Pokémon we’re researching has the ability to travel across time! Maybe that’s 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 you’re 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!
- Use items to evolve 2 Pokemon
- Visit PokéStops 7 days in a row
- Use 25 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon
- 3500 Stardust
- Dragon Scale
- 5 Silver Pinap Berry
A Ripple in Time Step 7
This data is so helpful. Thank you! I’ll 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!
- Make an Excellent Curve Throw
- Earn a Gold Johto Medal
- Catch Forty Grass or Psychic Type Pokemon
- Charge TM
- Ten Silver Pinap Berry
- Celebi Encounter
A Ripple in Time Step 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. You’ve come a long way in your research, and I must say you’re inspiring me to discover even more Pokémon. Until next time, Trainer!
- 5,500 Stardust
- 1x Super Incubator
- 20x Celebi Candy
Pokemon GO Celebi Quest Error – Celebi Special Research Not Showing
If you’ve loaded up Pokemon GO and can’t seem to find where the Celebi quest, you will need to do a few things to trigger it. First off, the Pokemon GO Celebi Quest will only become available once you’ve completed at least three steps in the Mew quest line. Doing this will trigger the Celebi quest for you.
Pokemon GO Celebi Quest 2/8 – Catch a Pokemon 3 Days in a Row Error
Unfortunately, many Pokemon GO players have reported that the game is not properly registering the catch three pokemon in a row Celebi Quest. They issued the response via a Tweet below:
Trainers, we’re aware of an issue that prevents progression past step 2 or step 6 of “A Ripple in Time.” Don’t worry, there’s no time limit to completing this Special Research. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this as soon as possible.
Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) August 27, 2018
That’s all the info we know about the Pokemon GO Celebi Research Quests so far. We’ll be updating as we learn more, so be sure to stay tuned for further updates. For tips on how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon GO, head over to our Pokemon GO Eevee Evolutions Guide. You should also head over to our Pokemon GO Trading guide for info on trading, Lucky Pokemon, and more!
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