Mobile app Pokemon GO has added a new set of Special Research, this time focusing on the adorable Plump Mouse Pokemon, Bidoof. Bidoof has been in the spotlight for the past week, with the Bidoof Breakout event introducing Shiny Bidoof (and its evolution Shiny Bibarel) into the game and Bidoof Day on July 1st temporarily featuring Bidoof in one-, three-, and five-star raids. Bidoof also appeared more frequently in the wild throughout the event.

While Bidoof Breakout and Bidoof Day were limited-time events, the BIDOOF Special Research released on July 1st is not. Trainers can feel free to complete this research and earn its rewards at their own pace.

Unlike previous Special Research tasks, the BIDOOF research is the first to feature branching paths. Trainers can choose between similar tasks to complete in order to earn different rewards.

This guide covers every step of Pokemon GO'S BIDOOF Special Research, including the different tasks and rewards for each branching step.

Step 1: BIDOOF

Use three Berries to catch Pokemon - rewards Bidoof encounter

Catch six Normal-type Pokemon - rewards three Pinap Berries

Catch three Bidoof - rewards Bidoof encounter

Completion of the entirety of Step 1 rewards 399 XP, 399 Stardust, and one Bidoof encounter.

Step 2-A: Choose Bidoof!

Catch one Normal-type Pokemon - rewards Bidoof encounter

Take a snapshot of Bidoof - rewards three Pinap Berries

Catch five Bidoof - rewards Bidoof encounter

Completion of the entirety of Step 2A rewards 399 XP, 399 Stardust, and a Bidoof encounter.

Step 2-B: Bidoof...?

Catch one Normal-type Pokemon - rewards Bidoof encounter

Take a snapshot of Bidoof - rewards five Razz Berries

Catch five Bidoof - rewards Bidoof encounter

Completion of the entirety of Step 2B rewards 399 XP, 399 Stardust, and a Bidoof encounter.

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Step 3-A: Nerves of Steel

Transfer 10 Pokemon - rewards 10 Super Potions

Take a snapshot of Bidoof - rewards Bidoof encounter

Catch 10 Bidoof - rewards 5 Razz Berries

Completion of the entirety of Step 3A rewards 399 XP, 399 Stardust, and a Bidoof encounter.

Step 3-B: Lives Near Water

Transfer 10 Pokemon - rewards 10 PokeBalls

Take a snapshot of Bidoof - rewards Bidoof encounter

Catch 10 Bidoof - rewards 3 Pinap Berries

Completion of the entirety of Step 3B rewards 399 XP, 399 Stardust, and a Bidoof encounter.

Step 4: BIDOOF!

Catch 5 Bidoof - rewards Bidoof encounter

Catch 10 Bidoof - rewards Bidoof encounter

Catch 15 Bidoof - rewards Bidoof encounter

Completion of the entirety of Step 4 rewards 3990 XP, a Bidoof encounter, and a Bidoof Hat for your Trainer to wear.

Which Step Should I Choose?

The rewards in step 2 vary only by the type of Berry earned. You should choose based on which type of Berry you need the most.

However, for step 3, it is strongly recommended that you choose step 3B, "Lives Near Water." The 10 PokeBalls earned will help greatly with step 4, which requires capturing 15 Bidoof in total.

Hopefully, Pokemon GO will add more branching path Special Research in the future. In the meanwhile, enjoy catching lots and lots of Bidoof!