08 Apr 2021 8:07 AM +00:00

Pokemon GO Distracted By Something Shiny Quest Tasks and Rewards | How To Catch Shiny Celebi

Pokemon GO has added yet another special research quest to the game today in the form of 'Distracted by Something Shiny'. 

This new quest is in conjunction with the Secrets of the Jungle event, added as part of a celebration of the new Pokemon movie by the same name.

The research quests for Distracted by Something Shiny ultimately allow players to catch a second Celebi, which was originally made available for the A Ripple in Time special research in 2018.

Better still, the Celebi players encounter at the end of the Distracted by Something Shiny quest will be a shiny Celebi.

How To Catch Shiny Celebi

All players need to do is start the Distracted by Something Shiny research quest whilst it's available.

The quest starts Monday 14th December and can be collected by Thursday, 17th December ending at 10pm local time.

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As long as you collect the quest, you can complete it at any time and take as long as you need to finish.

Although it is far easier to finish this quest during the Secrets of the Jungle event because grass-type Pokemon spawn more frequently and Team Rocket leaders Jessie and James' balloon should be spawning more frequently too.

Distracted by Something Shiny Quest Steps

Just below is the full list of quest steps for the Distracted by Something Shiny special research.

We've also included the rewards available at each stage. Obviously, the main goal is ultimately that shiny Celebi.

Distracted by Something Shiny - Step 1 of 4

  • Transfer 10 Pokemon - x20 Ultra Balls
  • Catch 10 Grass-type Pokemon - Nuzleaf encounter
  • Evolve 3 Grass-type Pokemon - Cottonee
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Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1000 XP and a Diglett encounter

Distracted by Something Shiny - Step 2 of 4

  • Play with your Buddy 10 times - Poffin
  • Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokemon - Combee encounter
  • Give your Buddy 10 treats - Cherubi encounter

Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1000 XP and a Pinsir encounter

Distracted by Something Shiny - Step 3 of 4

  • Defeat Jessie or James 4 times - x5 Max Revives
  • Make 5 Great Curveball throws - Hoothoot encounter
  • Hatch 3 eggs - Whimsicott encounter
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Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1000 XP and a Vibrava encounter

Distracted by Something Shiny - Step 4 of 4

  • Claim reward - 500 XP
  • Claim reward - Oddish encounter
  • Claim reward - Foongus

Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1000 XP and a shiny Celebi encounter