Pokémon Go: Decode Porygon – Special Research Guide

In the run-up to Community Day in September 2020, the developers of Pokémon Go shared some important information with Porygon, not only about the event itself, but also about the important items Up-Grade and Sinnoh Stone. You need them to turn Porygon into Porygon2 and Porygon2 into Porygon-Z. If you want to benefit from the fact that Porygon-Z learns the exclusive Triplette attack during Community Day, then you should roll up your sleeves before the event.

You can earn all sorts of Upgrades and Sinnoh Stones for Community Day as part of the limited research on the Mega Combat Challenge and the Mega Buddy Challenge and via the purchase special research Porygon. We'll go into that in a moment, first the details of the Porygon Community Day itself:

  • Community Day in September 2020 with Porygon starts on September 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. (local time)
  • Triple Catch XP is activated during the event and smoke lasts for three hours.
  • Porygon appears more often in the wild. With luck, you might even come across a Shimmering Specimen!
  • If you develop Porygon2 (the further development of Porygon) between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on September 20, 2020, your Porygon-Z will learn the triplet attack. This attack is introduced in Pokémon Go. In Trainer Battles, Triplette can lower the attack and defense of the opposing Pokémon.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day – a surprise might await you!
  • In the shop you can buy a one-time box for Community Day for 1,280 PokéCoins, which contains a Top-Sofort-TM, 3 smoke, 6 lucky eggs and 30 hyperballs.
  • For € 0.99 you can unlock a special research exclusive to Community Day: Decode Porygon. You will not receive a medal in the game for this special research.

It can be assumed that the special research to decode Porygon is based on the steps of other special research on Community Day. That's why we have a list of the LIKELY Steps and rewards. As soon as Porygon decode is activated in the game, we check the information for correctness and update it if necessary.

Let's get to the Upgrades and the Sinnoh Stones, which you can earn in the run-up to Community Day. It will be possible to get a total of 5 upgrades and 5 Sinnoh stones by Community Day and at the event itself.

  • During the Mega Combat Challenge from Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8 a.m. to Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10 p.m. (local time), all Trainers can receive an upgrade and a Sinnoh Stone by becoming the temporary Complete research on the event.
  • On September 20th, all Trainers can earn up to three Up-Grades and Sinnoh Stones by completing the Temporary Research assignments.
  • Trainers with tickets to the Community Day-exclusive Decode Porygon Special Research can earn an Upgrade and a Sinnoh Stone by completing this Special Research.

Below are the steps and rewards to decode Porygon. Keep in mind that the developers at Niantic can rename the quest at short notice; at least it wouldn't be the first time.
Update from September 20, 2020:

All steps and rewards of decoding Porygon are now known and we have adapted the guide accordingly. Have fun!

Pokémon Go: Decode Porygon – Step 1/4

  • Use 10 power-ups on Pokémon – Reward: 10 x Poké Ball
  • Catch 15 Porygon – Reward: 20 x Porygon Candy
  • Land 5 good throws – Reward: Encounter with Porygon

Reward for completing Step 1: 2,000 stardust, 1 x smoke, encounter with Porygon

Pokémon Go: Decode Porygon – Step 2/4

  • Catch 15 Porygon – Reward: 1 x upgrade
  • Send 10 Pokémon – Reward: Encounter with Porygon2
  • Evolve 3 Porygon – Reward: 20 x Porygon Candy

Reward for completing Step 2: 2,000 stardust, 1 x smoke, 1 x knursp

Pokémon Go: Decode Porygon – Step 3/4

  • Land 3 great curve balls – Reward: 20 x Porygon Candies
  • Evolve 1 Porygon2 – Reward: 5 x golden raspberry
  • Send 10 Pokémon – Reward: 1 x Sinnoh stone

Reward for completing Step 3: 2,000 stardust, 1 x smoke, 1 x rocket radar

Pokémon Go: Decode Porygon – Step 4/4

  • Is already done – Reward: 5,000 stardust
  • Is already done – Reward: 1,500 XP
  • Is already done – Reward: 5 x Silver Sanana Berries

Reward for completing Step 4: 2,000 stardust, 3 x special sweets, encounter with Porygon-Z

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