Field Research

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Field Research (Japanese: フィールドリサーチ Field Research) are small goals that can be completed in Pokémon GO, which were initially introduced by Professor Willow to aid him in his discoveries. Research tasks involve a range of objectives, such as catching Pokémon or battling in Gyms, and reward players with items, Pokémon encounters, or Stardust.

Pokémon obtained from Field Research tasks will have a minimum of 10 IVs in each stat and an initial Power Up level of 15. Weather bonuses are not applied for these types of encounters. Field Research Pokémon are guaranteed to never flee. If the player runs from the encounter, the Pokémon will be saved into a queue that can be later accessed by a "Claim Reward!" button above the Field Research tasks.

Tasks can be obtained by spinning PokéStops, and a maximum of three active tasks can be held at one time. A player can choose to discard a task to free up space for another. A single PokéStop will provide the same task for all players for a single day, and the task cannot be obtained again if the task from that PokéStop was completed for the day. A PokéStop that has had its task completed will have a blue Research completion icon on the top-right of the screen when viewed.

Completing a Research task will earn the player a Stamp up to once per day. Once the player has earned seven Stamps, the player will receive a Research Breakthrough, which includes various rewards and an encounter with a special Pokémon.

Separate Field Research tasks have been temporarily available on special events, including during Community Days.

List of Field Research tasks

The following is a list of all Field Research tasks that have been available to players since January 2021, along with all possible rewards for completing each task. Currently, Field Research tasks are expected to be rotated on the first day every month. The Shiny icon denotes Pokémon that have a chance of being Shiny during the reward encounter.

For a list of past Field Research tasks, see list of Field Research changes.

Catching Pokémon
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Catch 10 Pokémon

Magikarp Shiny

Stardust×200
Poké Ball×5
Razz Berry×3
Pinap Berry×1
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost

Poliwag Shiny
Vulpix Shiny
Swinub Shiny

Stardust×200
Poké Ball×5
Razz Berry×3
Pinap Berry×1
Catch 10 Pokémon with Weather Boost Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Razz Berry×6
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Razz Berry×6
Pinap Berry×2
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon

Dratini Shiny

Stardust×1500
Ultra Ball×10
Golden Razz Berry×2
Rare Candy×3
Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon

Charmander Shiny
Cyndaquil Shiny
Torchic Shiny
Chimchar Shiny
Tepig

Catch a Ditto Stardust×1500
Ultra Ball×10
Golden Razz Berry×2
Rare Candy×3
Catch 6 different species of Pokémon Pinap Berry×2
Throwing Poké Balls
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Razz Berry×6
Pinap Berry×2
Make 5 Nice Throws

Voltorb Shiny

Stardust×200
Poké Ball×5
Razz Berry×3
Pinap Berry×1
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws in a row Stardust×200
Poké Ball×5
Razz Berry×3
Pinap Berry×1
Make 3 Great Throws

Gastly Shiny
Lileep Shiny
Anorith Shiny

Stardust×200
Poké Ball×5
Razz Berry×3
Pinap Berry×1
Make 3 Great Throws in a row

Onix Shiny

Stardust×1000
Poké Ball×10
Ultra Ball×5
Razz Berry×9
Pinap Berry×3
Rare Candy×1
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws Stardust×1000
Poké Ball×10
Ultra Ball×5
Razz Berry×9
Pinap Berry×3
Rare Candy×1
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row Stardust×1500
Ultra Ball×10
Golden Razz Berry×2
Rare Candy×3
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row

Spinda (Pattern 1) Shiny

Make an Excellent Throw Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row

Gible Shiny

Using Berries
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon

Makuhita Shiny

Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Razz Berry×6
Pinap Berry×2
Battling
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Win a raid

Litwick

Win 5 raids

Aerodactyl Shiny

Win a level 3 or higher raid

Omanyte Shiny
Kabuto Shiny

Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts

Scyther Shiny

Hatching Eggs
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Hatch an Egg

Marill Shiny

Powering up & evolving
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Evolve a Pokémon

Exeggutor
Eevee Shiny

Power up Pokémon 5 times

Bulbasaur Shiny
Charmander Shiny
Squirtle Shiny

Venusaur Mega Energyx10
Charizard Mega Energyx15
Beedrill Mega Energyx10
Miscellaneous
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms Stardust×200
Poké Ball×5
Razz Berry×3
Pinap Berry×1
Sponsored
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Sponsored: Catch 8 Pokémon Stardust×1000
Rare Candy×1
Sponsored: Send 3 Gifts to Friends Stardust×1000
Rare Candy×1
Buddy Pokémon/Friendship
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Give your buddy 3 treats

Meditite Shiny

Earn 5 hearts with your buddy

Lillipup Shiny

Send 3 Gifts to friends

Jigglypuff Shiny

Trade a Pokémon

Seadra

AR Mapping
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Scan <PokéStop>

Dratini Shiny
Skarmory Shiny

Poké Ballx10
Ultra Ballx5
Silver Pinap Berry×1
Fast TMx1
Charged TMx1
Poffinx1
Hyper Potionx3
Revivex3
Sinnoh Stonex1


Event-exclusive tasks

Main article: Field Research/Event-exclusive tasks

Certain events have had their own set of Field Research tasks that players may obtain during the event period. After the event period has ended, PokéStops that have event-exclusive tasks will switch back to standard tasks. After an event is over, players that have unfinished event-exclusive tasks may still complete them; however, tasks that would have rewarded event-exclusive forms (e.g. Pikachu wearing a flower crown or Spinda with a heart pattern) may reward their standard forms instead, and vice-versa.

Research Breakthrough

Reward box for Research Breakthrough

Collecting seven Field Research stamps awards players with a Research Breakthrough that includes an encounter with a special Pokémon, which rotates every month. The Pokémon encountered has either been exclusive rare Pokémon or Legendary Pokémon that were previously available in raids. The Shiny icon denotes Pokémon that can possibly be encountered as Shiny from a Research Breakthrough.

Along with the Pokémon encounter, players are also rewarded the following:

Item Quantity
XP Experience ×3000
Stardust Stardust ×2000
One of:
Rare Candy Rare Candy ×3
Pinap Berry Pinap Berry ×5
Poké Ball Poké Ball ×20
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball ×5
Sinnoh Stone Sinnoh Stone* ×1
Unova Stone Unova Stone* ×1


Availability Pokémon encounter
April 2018

Moltres

May 2018

Zapdos

June 2018

Articuno

July 2018

Snorlax *

August 2018

Raikou

September 2018

Entei

October 2018

Suicune

November 2018

Shedinja

December 2018

Articuno Shiny Zapdos Shiny Moltres Shiny

Raikou Entei Suicune

January - February 2019

Articuno Shiny Zapdos Shiny Moltres Shiny

Raikou Entei Suicune

Lugia Shiny Ho-Oh Shiny

March - April 2019

Raikou Entei Suicune

Lugia Shiny Ho-Oh Shiny Regirock Regice Registeel

May - June 2019

Lugia Shiny Ho-Oh Shiny
Latias Shiny Latios Shiny

July - August 2019

Latias Shiny Latios Shiny
Kyogre Shiny Groudon Shiny

September - October 2019

Eevee (Flower crown) Shiny

November - December 2019

Articuno Shiny Zapdos Shiny Moltres Shiny

Kyogre Shiny Groudon Shiny

January 2020

Lapras Shiny *

February 2020

Woobat *

March 2020

Ferroseed *

April 2020

Exeggutor (Alola Form) Shiny *

May 2020

Shinx Shiny *

June 2020

Trapinch Shiny *

July 2020

Larvitar Shiny *

August 2020

Scraggy *

September 2020

Raichu (Alola Form) Shiny *

October 2020

Shedinja

November 2020

Togetic

December 2020

Lapras Shiny Darumaka *

January 2021

Chansey Shiny

February 2021

Snorlax

Trivia

  • Encountering either Vulpix, Poliwag, or Snover as potential rewards for the "Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost" research task could be a reference to how Vulpix and Ninetales' Kantonian Forms have Drought as their shared Hidden Ability, Politoed having Drizzle as its own Hidden Ability, and Snover and Abomasnow having Snow Warning as their shared Ability, with all three examples being Abilities involving the changing of the weather.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 田野調查 Tìhnyéh Diuhchàh
Mandarin 田野調查 Tiányě Diàochá
France Flag.png French Étude de terrain
Germany Flag.png German Feldforschung
Italy Flag.png Italian Ricerche sul campo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 필드리서치 Field Research
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pesquisa de campo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Investigación de campo
Thailand Flag.png Thai งานวิจัยภาคสนาม Nganwichai Phak Sanam


See also


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