With the recurring research each month and the investment in stardust it takes, I want to know the exact cost.
Help me correct the list if I’m missing something.
3 Grunts = +1500 dust
Reward= + 500
Catch 3 shadow mons= +300
15 purifications= -(7000+24000 dust)
( I calculate 7x1000 dust purifications + 8×3000 )
5 Raids ( I do not count the stardust since I don’t do them for the research and would actually receive the dust anyway because I always do raids)
Reward= + 1000
3 great league pvp fights=+ 1500 dust
6 grunts=+ 3000
catch 6 shadow mons= +600
Win against 3 Leaders= + 3000 dust+ 9000 (6×3 battles against grunts)
catch 3+18 mons= +2100
Beat the boss =+ 2500 dust
Reward =+ 3000 dust
catch the pokémon= +100
(Optional cost: purifying all the mons and the legendary.
30x 3000 or 5000 + 20000= from 110000 to 175000)
Total dust spent= 31000
Total dust gained= 28400
Net rewards= +2600 dust (-110400/-172400)
- 3 rare candy +3 silver pinaps
My conclusion is: from a Stardust perspective it is not worth doing. But the total cost is rather small. Depending on how you count, you can add the raid dust reward or not count the purifications when you just want to gain stardust and not invest any in purifications ( and not complete the research).
What is missing is stardust gained through catching shadow pokémon. I assume you get some, but I never paid attention.
Is the research worth doing for you?