Pokémon Go: Should you choose Melemele Island, Akala Island, Ula’Ula Island, or Poni Island paths? (Alola to Alola Special Research)

Which Island is right for you?

To celebrate the end of Pokémon Go's Season of Alola Celebration, fans can participate in new Special Research tasks. This set of Special Research is a bit different than past events, as players will have the ability to choose which path they proceed down. The path that players choose will have an effect on the tasks and rewards that they receive throughout the end-of-season celebration.

Akala Island Rewards

Trainers who enjoy the adventure and exploration in Pokémon Go should choose the Akala Island path. This path will task players with moving around their area and completing a certain amount of kilometers or spinning a certain number of PokéStops.


  • One Incense
  • Two Incubators
  • A Super Incubator
  • An encounter with an Alolan Marowack
  • A Pa'u Style Oricorio Hat for player avatars

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Melemele Island Rewards

The Melemele Island path is for players who enjoy the social aspects of Pokémon Go. The tasks in this path will ask players to send gifts, take snapshots, and do other friend-based activities.


  • Two Poffins
  • One Lure Module
  • Four Lucky Eggs
  • An encounter with an Alolan Raichu
  • A Pom-Pom Style Oricorio Hat for player avatars

Poni Island Rewards

Battle-heavy trainers will enjoy the Poni Island quest path. Players that choose this path will have to battle other trainers in the GO Battle League and defeat Team GO Rocket Leaders, along with other battle-based tasks.


  • One Rocket Radar
  • Three Star Pieces
  • One Premium Battle Pass
  • An encounter with an Alolan Exeggutor
  • A Sensu Style Oricorio Hat for player avatars

Ula'Ula Island Rewards

Ula'Ula Island's tasks will center heavily on catching Pokémon, so players that love to grow their Pokémon collection will likely enjoy this path the most. Players on this path must complete tasks like completing a certain number of successful throws or catching a certain number of Pokémon.


  • One Glacial Lure
  • One Magnetic Lure
  • Four Incense
  • An encounter with Alolan Vulpix
  • A Baile Style Oricorio Hat for player avatars

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