Field Research/Event-exclusive tasks

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The following is a list of all Field Research tasks and possible rewards available temporarily and exclusively during special in-game events.

Global events

Community Day

During the three hour time window on each Community Day, all PokéStops will have tasks requiring players to catch the featured Pokémon.

Task Availability Potential rewards
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Catch 3 Mareep April 15, 2018 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Charmander May 19, 2018 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Larvitar June 16, 2018 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 5 Squirtle July 8, 2018

Squirtle (Sunglasses) Shiny possible

Catch 3 Eevee August 11 - 12, 2018 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Chikorita September 22, 2018 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Beldum October 21, 2018*
October 28, 2018*
Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Totodile February 16, 2019*
February 17, 2019*
Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Swinub February 16, 2019*
February 17, 2019*
Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Treecko March 23, 2019 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Bagon April 13, 2019 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Torchic May 19, 2019 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Slakoth June 8, 2019 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Mudkip July 21, 2019 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Ralts August 3, 2019 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Turtwig September 15, 2019 Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Catch 3 Trapinch October 12, 2019*

Trapinch Shiny possible

Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Golden Razz Berry×1

Limited Research

Limited Research events focused on players completing Field Research tasks that all awarded the same featured Pokémon, with significantly boosted Shiny rates. These tasks were available on the following dates:

Feebas Research
Task Potential rewards
Make 15 Nice Throws

Feebas Shiny possible

Feebas Research: Make 10 Great Throws
Feebas Research: Hatch 1 Egg
Feebas Research: Earn 1 Buddy Candy
Clamperl Research
Task Potential rewards
Clamperl Research: Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon

Clamperl Shiny possible

Clamperl Research: Catch a Psyduck or Krabby
Clamperl Research: Catch a Magikarp or Wailmer
Clamperl Research: Make 5 Curveball Throws
Clamperl Research: Make 5 Nice Throws
Clamperl Research: Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
Clamperl Research: Make 3 Great Throws
Clamperl Research: Make 2 Great Throws in a row
Clamperl Research: Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Clamperl Research: Battle in a Gym
Clamperl Research: Use a supereffective Charged Attack in a Gym battle
Clamperl Research: Battle in a raid
Clamperl Research: Evolve 2 Water-type Pokémon
Clamperl Research: Spin 2 PokéStops
Lotad Research
Task Potential rewards
Lotad Research: Catch 3 Pokémon with Weather Boost

Lotad Shiny possible

Lotad Research: Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Lotad Research: Catch a Castform
Lotad Research: Make 5 Curveball Throws
Lotad Research: Make 5 Nice Throws
Lotad Research: Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
Lotad Research: Make 3 Great Throws
Lotad Research: Make 2 Great Throws in a row
Lotad Research: Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Lotad Research: Battle in a Gym
Lotad Research: Use a supereffective Charged Attack in a Gym battle
Lotad Research: Battle in a raid
Lotad Research: Spin 2 PokéStops

Adventure Week 2018

These Field Research tasks were available from May 24 to June 5, 2018.

Task Potential rewards
Adventure Week: Hatch 2 Eggs

Omanyte Shiny possible
Rare Candy×1

Adventure Week: Hatch 3 Eggs

Omanyte Shiny possible

Adventure Week: Evolve an Omanyte or Kabuto

Aerodactyl Shiny possible

Adventure Week: Earn 3 Buddy Candies

Kabuto Shiny possible

Adventure Week: Spin 2 PokéStops you haven't visited before

Onix


Water Festival 2018

These tasks were available from June 7 to 21, 2018.

Task Potential rewards
Water Festival: Catch 2 Water-type Pokémon

Magikarp Shiny possible

Water Festival: Catch 5 Magikarp or Wailmer

Luvdisc Shiny possible

Water Festival: Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon

Wailmer Shiny possible

Water Festival: Battle in a Gym 3 times

Kingler

Water Festival: Win a raid Rare Candy×1
Water Festival: Hatch an Egg

Shellder Shiny possible

Water Festival: Evolve 2 Shellder

Lapras


Johto Festival

These tasks were available from August 20 to 28, 2018.

Task Potential rewards
Johto Festival: Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon

Seadra
Poliwhirl

Johto Festival: Catch 3 Sunkern King's Rock×1
Metal Coat×1
Sun Stone×1
Dragon Scale×1
Upgrade×1
Johto Festival: Make 4 Great Curveball Throws in a row

Miltank

Johto Festival: Make 3 Excellent Throws

Onix
Scyther

Johto Festival: Win a raid

Porygon

Johto Festival: Evolve 3 Sunkern or Natu

Pineco Shiny possible


Psychic Spectacular 2018

These tasks were available from October 5 to 14, 2018.

Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Psychic-type Pokémon Stardust×1000
Catch 5 Abra or Drowzee

Jynx

Evolve 3 Slowpoke or Exeggcute

Girafarig


Halloween 2018

These tasks were available from October 23 to November 1, 2018.

Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon

Sableye Shiny possible

Catch 5 Dark-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Catch 5 Poochyena or Houndour

Sneasel

Evolve 3 Duskull or Shuppet Rare Candy×1
Transfer 10 Pokémon

Misdreavus


Let's Go Celebration

These tasks were available from November 16 to 27, 2018.

Task Potential rewards
Let's Go: Make an Excellent Throw

Ditto

Let's Go: Hatch 2 Eggs

Aerodactyl Shiny possible

Let's Go: Evolve 2 Anorith

Scyther


Hoenn Celebration

These tasks were available from January 15 to 29, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Hoenn Celebration: Catch 10 Zigzagoon or Taillow Stardust×1000
Hoenn Celebration: Hatch 2 Eggs

Nosepass

Hoenn Celebration: Evolve 3 Wurmple*

Trapinch


Lunar New Year 2019

This task was available from February 4 to 13, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Trade 10 Pokémon with a friend

Chimchar


Valentine's Day 2019

These tasks were available from February 13 to 21, 2019. Although the task rewarding Spinda is not exclusive to this event, it will reward an event-exclusive, heart-shaped pattern if the reward is claimed within the event period.

Task Potential rewards
Valentine's Day: Catch a Chansey Rare Candy×3
Valentine's Day: Catch 20 Luvdisc

Chansey

Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row

Spinda (Pattern 9)


Pokémon Day 2019

These tasks were available from February 26 to 28, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Pokémon Day: Catch 5 Pidgey or Rattata

Pikachu (Flower crown) Shiny possible

Pokémon Day: Evolve 1 Meowth

Eevee (Flower crown) Shiny possible


Battle Showdown 2019

These tasks were available from March 5 to 12, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Catch 5 Fighting-type Pokémon

Machoke

Catch 3 Makuhita or Meditite

Combusken

Make 2 Excellent Throws in a row

Hitmonchan

Use a supereffective Charged Attack in 7 raids or Gym battles Charged TM×1
Win 3 raids Fast TM×1

Equinox 2019

These tasks were available from March 19 to March 26, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon Stardust×1000
Catch 3 Bulbasaur or Chikorita

Turtwig

Evolve 2 Grass-type Pokémon

Tangela

Evolve 5 Grass-type Pokémon

Venusaur


Bug Out 2019

These tasks were available from April 2 to 9, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Bug-type Pokémon

Scyther Shiny possible

Catch 15 Bug-type Pokémon Stardust×1500
Catch 2 Wurmple

Caterpie Shiny possible

Catch 5 Ledyba or Spinarak

Yanma

Evolve 3 Bug-type Pokémon

Nincada


Eggstravaganza 2019

These tasks were available from April 16 to 23, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Eggstravaganza: Hatch an Egg

Buneary Shiny possible

Eggstravaganza: Hatch 3 Eggs

Azumarill

Eggstravaganza: Hatch 5 Eggs

Chansey


Detective Pikachu

These tasks were available from May 7 to 17, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Detective Pikachu: Catch the Seed Pokémon that is seen walking in the river

Treecko Shiny possible

Detective Pikachu: Catch the Water-type Pokémon carried in a backpack

Magikarp Shiny possible

Detective Pikachu: Catch the Fire-type evolution of Eevee*

Arcanine

Detective Pikachu: Catch 10 Jigglypuff, Aipom, or Snubbull

Ditto


Extraordinary Raid Week

These tasks were available from May 21 to 28, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Win a raid

Bronzor Shiny possible

Win 3 raids

Absol Shiny possible

Win 5 raids Charged TM×1

Adventure Week 2019

These tasks were available from June 4 to 11, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Adventure Week 2019: Catch 5 Aron Metal Coat×1
Adventure Week 2019: Catch 5 Omanyte or Kabuto

Aerodactyl Shiny possible

Adventure Week 2019: Hatch 2 Eggs

Lileep Shiny possible
Rare Candy×1

Adventure Week 2019: Evolve a Lileep or Anorith

Onix Shiny possible

Adventure Week 2019: Spin 25 PokéStops

Cranidos

Adventure Week 2019: Spin 2 PokéStops you haven't visited before

Shieldon

Adventure Week 2019: Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy

Anorith Shiny possible


GO Fest 2019

In celebration of GO Fest 2019, these Field Research tasks rewarding featured Pokémon were available worldwide within the duration of the real-world events.

Task Potential rewards
Dortmund, Germany
GO Fest Global: Make 2 Great Curveball Throws in a row

Nidoran♂ Shiny possible
Magnemite Shiny possible
Scyther Shiny possible
Meditite Shiny possible
Feebas Shiny possible

GO Fest Global: Win 3 Gym battles
GO Fest Global: Win a raid
GO Fest Global: Hatch an Egg
GO Fest Global: Evolve 3 Pokémon
Yokohama, Japan
Task Potential rewards
GO Fest Global: Make 2 Great Curveball Throws in a row

Poliwag Shiny possible
Lotad Shiny possible
Taillow Shiny possible
Swablu Shiny possible
Snorunt Shiny possible

GO Fest Global: Win 3 Gym battles
GO Fest Global: Win a raid
GO Fest Global: Hatch an Egg
GO Fest Global: Evolve 3 Pokémon

Water Festival 2019

These tasks were available from August 23 to 30, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Water Festival: Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon

Krabby Shiny possible

Water Festival: Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon Stardust×1000
Water Festival: Evolve 3 Carvanha or Barboach

Clamperl Shiny possible

Water Festival: Hatch 5 Eggs

Blastoise

Water Festival: Win 2 raids

Azumarill

Water Festival: Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt

Carvanha Shiny possible

Water Festival: Earn a Candy walking with your buddy

Barboach Shiny possible

Water Festival: Take 5 snapshots of Water-type Pokémon

Seel Shiny possible


World Tourism Day 2019

These tasks were available from September 26 to October 1, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
World Tourism Day: Make a new friend

Nosepass

World Tourism Day: Send 25 Gifts to friends

Lapras Shiny possible

World Tourism Day: Trade Pokémon caught 10,000 km apart
(Western hemisphere)

Zangoose Shiny possible

World Tourism Day: Trade Pokémon caught 10,000 km apart
(Eastern hemisphere)

Seviper Shiny possible


Halloween 2019

These tasks were available from October 17 to November 1, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Halloween: Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon Stardust×1000
Halloween: Catch 5 Gastly or Shuppet

Sneasel Shiny possible

Halloween: Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row

Golett

Halloween: Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt

Yamask Shiny possible

Halloween: Evolve 3 Drifloon or Stunky Rare Candy×1
Halloween: Take 5 snapshots of Ghost-type Pokémon

Sableye Shiny possible


Local events

GO Fest

These Field Research tasks were available exclusively to attendees of GO Fest.

2018
Task Potential rewards
GO Fest: Catch 10 Pokémon Rare Candy×1
GO Fest: Earn a Candy walking with your buddy
GO Fest: Hatch an Egg
GO Fest: Visit 10 PokéStops
2019
Task Potential rewards
GO Fest: Catch 10 Pokémon Rare Candy×3
GO Fest: Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
GO Fest: Battle another Trainer
GO Fest: Hatch an Egg
GO Fest: Send 3 Gifts to friends

Safari Zone

These Field Research tasks were available exclusively at Pokémon GO Safari Zone.

Sentosa, Singapore
Task Potential rewards
Safari Zone: Catch 15 Pokémon King's Rock×1
Safari Zone: Use 5 Nanab Berries to help catch Pokémon

Sunkern Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Use 5 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon

Shuckle Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Hatch an Egg

Natu Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Hatch 5 Eggs

Lapras Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Earn a Candy walking with your buddy Rare Candy×1
Safari Zone: Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy Sun Stone×1
Safari Zone: Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy

Luvdisc Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Send 2 Gifts to friends

Krabby Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Send 10 Gifts to friends

Omanyte Shiny possible

Montreal, Canada
Task Potential rewards
Safari Zone: Catch 10 Pokémon

Nincada

Safari Zone: Catch 15 Pokémon King's Rock×1
Safari Zone: Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Stardust×1000
Safari Zone: Use 5 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Scyther Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Use 5 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Aerodactyl Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Hatch an Egg

Ponyta Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Hatch 5 Eggs

Gastly Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Spin 10 PokéStops

Carvanha Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Earn a Candy walking with your buddy Rare Candy×1
Safari Zone: Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy Sun Stone×1
Safari Zone: Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy

Buneary Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Send 2 Gifts to friends

Yanma Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Send 10 Gifts to friends Sinnoh Stone×1
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Task Potential rewards
Safari Zone: Catch 10 Pokémon

Oddish Shiny possible

Safari Zone: Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon Stardust×1000
Safari Zone: Hatch an Egg ?

Pokémon World Championships

2018
Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Pokémon

Corsola

2019
Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Pokémon

Aerodactyl Shiny possible

Send 2 Gifts to friends

Relicanth


GDC

2019
Task Potential rewards
GDC 2019: Catch 25 Pokémon Rare Candy×3

Ticket events

A Colossal Discovery

Task Potential rewards
A Colossal Discovery: Win a raid

Aerodactyl Shiny possible
Sneasel Shiny possible
Shuckle Shiny possible
Skarmory Shiny possible

A Colossal Discovery: Win a Trainer Battle against another Trainer
A Colossal Discovery: Trade a Pokémon with a friend
A Colossal Discovery: Make a new friend
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