Pokemon Go ‘Chasing Legends’ Choose a Path: Cacnea, Gulpin or Surskit?

“Chasing Legends” is a special research introduced as part of the Go Tour: Hoenn event in pokemon go in February 2023.

The event follows the story of helping Rhi discover the deal with Hoenn lore, including the Red and Blue Orbs.

As soon as you start this pokemon go survey, you can finish it whenever you want without a timer, but it will be much easier to complete it during the event.

You don’t have to pay anything to take this survey.. The $4.99 paid ticket that comes with this event is for Masterwork Research and the brilliant Jirachi.

Notably, this research rewards Primal Energy for Kyogre or Groudon, as well as TMs.

Below we have listed the steps to complete the “Chasing Legends” Special Research.

Choose a path between Cacnea, Gulpin or Surskit explained

A recurrent feature in recent research on pokemon go is making a choice, and Chasing Legends is no different – this time between three Gen 3 Pokemon – Cacnea, Gulpin or Surskit.

making this choice will change the requirements and encounters in Step 2.

If you’re struggling to make a decision or aren’t sure where to catch each respective Pokémon, find out all three can be found in nature as part of the rotating habitats throughout the event, so none are missable.

Update (February 26th): Anecdotal evidence from players on the Silph Road subreddit suggests that picking will also increase the shine rate of the selected Pokemon. While this isn’t fully confirmed – and if it’s correct, the boost will likely expire once the event is over – if you’re interested in a specific glow out of the three, that could be an extra consideration for your choice.

Whichever choice you make, from there the steps will remain the same for all players. However, there is a additional difference based on your choice of Ruby or Sapphire, giving you Primal Energy for Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre, respectively.

All three of Chasing Legends Cacnea, Gulpin or Surskit are brilliant possible encounters.
Graph: Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Here is each quest step in detail:

Chasing Legends step 1 of 6

  • Increase Pokémon’s power 15 times (3 Incense)

rewards: 5 Kyogre Candy, 5 Groudon Candy, Absol encounter

After this step, the search is divided into three options: Cacnea, Gulpin or Surskit. Whoever you choose will show up as encounters during the next step of the research.

Chasing Legends step 2 of 6

  • Use an Incense (encounter Cacnea/Gulpin/Surskit, depending on your choice)
  • Get 5 Cacnea/Gulpin/Surskit (Cacnea/Gulpin/Surskit encounter depending on your choice)
  • Catch 10 different species of Pokemon (cacnea/Gulpin/Surskit encounter depending on your choice)

rewards: 2 Premium Battle Passes, 30 Poké Balls, 5 Ultra Balls

Chasing Legends step 3 of 6

  • Spin 15 PokéStops or Gyms (Plusle Encounter)
  • Explore 1 km (Solrock encounter)
  • Catch 10 Fire, Grass, or Ground-type Pokémon (Trap Encounter)
  • Catch 1 Groudon (Volbeat encounter)

rewards: Encounter Castform (Sunny), 10 Groudon Candy, 200 Groudon Primal Energy*

Note: You only get Groudon primal energy if you choose Ruby in the “Primal Rumblings” special research.

Chasing Legends step 4 of 6

  • Rotate 15 PokéStops or Gyms (minimum encounter)
  • Explore 1 km (Lunatone encounter)
  • Catch 10 Water, Electric, or Bug-type Pokémon (Wailmer encounter)
  • Catch 1 Kyogre (Illuminate Encounter)

rewards: Castform Encounter (Rainy), 10 Kyogre Candy, 200 Kyogre Primal Energy*

Note: You only get Kyogre’s primal energy if you choose Sapphire in the “Primal Rumblings” special research.

Chasing Legends step 5 of 6

rewards: 1 TM loaded, 1 TM fast

Chasing Legends step 6 of 6

  • Claim Reward (2023 XP)
  • Claim Reward (2023 Stardust)

rewards: Spinda’s Encounter

All done? Other challenges during Go Tour Hoenn include the Spooky Cipher research missions and completing the Masterwork: “Wish Granted” research (premium store mission).

You can also find Latios or Latias, Primal Kyogre and Groudon and regional Torkoal, Tropius and Relicanth during the event weekend.

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