Pokemon Go Along The Routes: How to find Mateo & exchange Gifts

Niladri Sarkar
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The Along the Routes event in Pokemon Go brings a fresh face to the game in the form of Mateo, an NPC crucial to the Special Research focusing on the Routes feature. Here’s how you can find Mateo in Pokemon Go and exchange Gifts with him.

December 2023 in Pokemon Go brings the Along the Routes Special Research themed around Routes and players are eager to take on the quests to collect Zygarde Cells and obtain Zygarde, one of the most sought-after Pokemon in the mobile game.

However, the Research tasks have left fans scratching their heads as they require them to encounter and interact with the latest NPC (non-playable character) to join Pokemon Go: Mateo. Like most trainers, you are probably confused about how you can come across this NPC.

We got you covered with all the details on how to find Mateo and exchange Gifts with him in Pokemon Go.

How to find Mateo in Pokemon Go

You can find Mateo in Pokemon Go by completing a Route, where he will be standing at the final PokeStop of the Route.

You should note that Mateo will be positioned near the PokeStop at the end of the Route, similar to Team Go Rocket Grunts and Leaders.

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Mateo will give you Gifts obtained from random trainers around the world.

How to exchange Gifts with Mateo in Pokemon Go

Here’s how you can exchange Gifts with Mateo in Pokemon Go:

  1. Spin the last PokeStop of the Route to interact with Mateo.
  2. Click on ‘Exchange Gift.’
  3. Select a Gift obtained from any PokeStop in the Route you followed to meet Mateo.
  4. Click on ‘Send‘ and then receive a random Gift from Mateo.

You should know that you can do only one Gift Exchange per day. We recommend pinning the Gift you receive from Mateo to progress in your collection of Vivillon patterns in Pokemon Go.

And there you have it! This is all you need to know about the Routes Special Research NPC Mateo in Pokemon Go. If you’re looking for more content and guides on Pokemon Go, be sure to check out the following:

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