The Melody Pokémon research assignments and rewards: Catch Meloetta, and choose between Pikachu Rock Star and Pikachu Pop Star in Pokémon Go

The Melody Pokemon is a special research quest released during uitgebracht Go Fest 2021 in pokemon go. With this you can Meloetta Add to your Pokédex Pokédex.

Meloetta’s release is part of Go Fest 2021, so you must have a ticket for the event if you want to do this quest. Meloetta will probably be made available to every player at a later stage via a new special research quest. This has happened in the past with other Mythical Pokémon such as Victini and Celebi.

During The Melody Pokémon, the player will be able to choose between two different research paths, where you can choose between Pikachu Rock Star and Pikachu Pop Star.

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‘The Melody Pokémon’ quest assignments, rewards and choices in Pokémon Go explained

The Melody Pokémon is a special research quest in Pokémon Go, which consists of 11 steps. There is no deadline to end it.

However, you must have a Go Fest 2021 ticket to start this quest.

In The Melody Pokémon you can make different choices, which means that you can end up on two different paths. Your decision will affect the reward you get.

Below are the available paths for The Melody Pokémon, along with all the quests and rewards you can get. Watch out for spoilers!

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 1 of 11

  • Earn a heart with your Buddy – 1 Incense
  • Use an Incense – 50 PokéBalls
  • Catch 10 Pokémon – 500 XP

Reward: 500 Stardust, 1 Super Incubator, and 50 PokéBalls.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 2 of 11

During step 2 you have to choose between Pikachu Rock Star and Pikachu Pop Star.

Once made you cannot change your choice, so ski carefully! You will get your chosen Pikachu after completing step 3.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 3 of 11

  • Hatch an Egg – 25 Great Balls
  • Catch 20 Pokémon – 500 Stardust
  • Take a Snapshot – 500 XP

Reward: 10 Razz Berries, 10 Pinap Berries and, depending on your choice, the chance to catch Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 4 of 11

In this step you have to choose between Zigzag tone and ponyta.

Remember that you cannot change your choice once you have made it. You will get this Pokémon after completing step 5.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 5 of 11

  • Use 15 Berries to catch Pokémon – 25 PokéBalls
  • Do 3 Curveball Throws – 500 XP
  • Do 3 Nice Throws in a row – 500 Stardust

Reward: 10 Razz Berries, 1 Incense and, depending on your choice, the chance to catch Ponyta or Zigzagoon, both wearing Meloetta hats.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 6 of 11

In this step you have to choose between Flygon or Gardevoir.

Choose carefully because here too you cannot change your choice afterwards. You will get the chosen Pokémon after completing the next step.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 7 of 11

  • Take a Snapshot – 1 Incense
  • Walk 1km – 500 XP
  • Use an Incense – 20 Ultra Balls

Reward: 500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies and the chance to catch either Flygon or Gardevoir, both wearing Meloetta hats.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 8 of 11

  • Power up 3 times on a Pokémon – 1 Star Piece
  • Evolve 3 Pokémon – 3 Revives
  • Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket Grunts – 3 Hyper Potions

Reward: 3 Max Potions, 3 Max Revives and depending on your choice in step 6, either 20 Trapinch Candy or 20 Ralts Candy.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 9 of 11

  • Send 3 Gifts to friends – 30 Great Balls
  • Catch 15 different Pokémon – 1000 XP
  • Earn a heart with your Buddy – 1000 Stardust

Reward: 5 Golden Razz Berries, 5 Silver Pinap Berries and 1 Incense.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 10 of 11

  • Use 10 Berries to catch Pokémon – 1000 XP
  • Catch 10 Pokémon – 3000 Stardust
  • Earn 5000 Stardust – 3000 XP

Reward: 1 Lucky Egg, 1 Star Piece and the chance to catch Meloetta.

‘The Melody Pokémon’ step 11 of 11

  • Take a snapshot of Meloetta – 1 Lure Module
  • Transfer 30 Pokémon – 20 Meloetta Candy
  • Make a New Friend – 3 Rare Candies

Reward: 10 Meloetta Stickers, a Meloetta t-shirt and, if you chose Rock Star Pikachu, the Rock Star pose or, if you chose Pop Star Pikachu, the Pop Star pose.

Which The Melody Pokémon research path is best in Pokémon Go?

Actually, there isn’t necessarily a best choice in The Melody Pokémon in Pokémon Go. There is no ‘best’ route you can take. Your choice is mostly influenced by which costume you like your Pokémon to wear and which pose you prefer to see.

The first choice you have to make is in step 2 between Pikachu Rock Star and Pikachu Pop Star, which you can learn more about in the section below.

The easiest decision you will make during this quest is during step four between Galarian Ponyta, by choosing Ponyta, and Galarian Zigzagoon by choosing Zigzagoon.

Both Pokémon will wear hats from Meloetta and appear in one star raids. So you can easily choose the Pokémon you prefer here and catch the others via the raid if you want.

Your next choice will be during step 6 between Gardevoir and Flygon.

This choice goes beyond just seeing which one looks the best, because every Pokémon here has a Charged attack that you can normally only learn with an Elite TM. For Gardevoir this attack is Synchronise, a Psychic attack, and for Flygon it is the Ground attack Earth Power.

Your decision also determines whether you will still encounter Gardevoir or Flygon (both with the hat) in the wild during Go Fest 2021. The ones you don’t pick will still appear if you use incense, but will not have the hat. Your choice here also determines whether you will encounter Gardevoir or Flygon while taking snapshots during Day 2 of Go Fest.

In addition, the choice of your Pokémon during The Melody Pokémon will also determine the name of your band.

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Pikachu Rock Star and Pikachu Pop Star Differences in Pokémon Go Explained

The biggest decision you will make during The Melody Pokémon is during step 2 when you have to choose between Pikachu Pop Star or Pikachu Rock Star.

You can make this decision entirely dependent on their looks, but as with Gardevoir and Flygon, there are some important details that you should know in advance.

First and foremost, the Pikachu have several Charged moves. Pikachu Pop Star knows the Fairy attack Draining Kiss. Pikachu Rock Star has the Steel attack Meteor Smash.

The choice of your Pikachu also determines which pose you get at the end: Pikachu Rock Star gives you the Rock Star pose and Pikachu Pop Star gives you the Pop Star pose.

The last detail to consider when choosing your Pikachu is the minor effect it will have on the rest of your Go Fest 2021 experience. Your choice also determines which Pikachu appears on your snapshots that you take during day 1 of the event.

Your choice also changes the music playing during Go Fest 2021. You either get a more rock-and-roll-like track, or more electro pop. Both music tracks were created by Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda.

How does The Melody Pokémon work during Day 1 of Pokémon Go Fest 2021


The Melody Pokémon is a special research quest released during the first day of Go Fest 2021 on Saturday, July 17. This is exclusive to players who have purchased a ticket for the event. At the end of this quest you will be rewarded with the Mythical Pokémon Meloetta.

To activate this questline you must start up Pokémon Go on Saturday 17 July or Sunday 18 July during the hours that the Go Fest 2021 event is active, namely from 10 am to 6 pm.

By doing this you will automatically start this special research quest. The quest also has no deadline so you can finish it anytime after activating.

However, if you do not have a Go Fest 2021 ticket, you will not be able to participate in this research quest.

For the rest, The Melody Pokémon works just like all other special research quests that you get Mythical Pokémon with such as Mew, Celebi, Jirachi and Victini. The quest is always divided into several steps, with each step also containing several assignments that you have to complete. You get a reward after completing each quest and each step.

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Making choices in research quests and paths in Pokémon Go explained

Research quests where you have to make choices and follow different paths are special in Pokémon Go. This quest gives you a choice between two paths and depending on the chosen path you will get different assignments or different rewards.

After making a choice you can no longer change and you are therefore stuck on the chosen path.