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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.

Contents

List of Field Research tasks

The following is a list of all Field Research tasks that have been available to players since August 2019, along with all possible rewards for completing each task. Currently, Field Research tasks are expected to be rotated on the first day of every fourth month.

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 MagikarpShiny possible Stardust×200
Poké Ball×5
Razz Berry×3
Pinap Berry×1
Catch 15 Pokémon SandshrewShiny possible
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost PoliwagShiny possible
Vulpix
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×3
Catch 5 Normal-type Pokémon ZigzagoonShiny possible
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Razz Berry×6
Pinap Berry×3
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon DratiniShiny possible Stardust×1500
Ultra Ball×10
Golden Razz Berry×2
Rare Candy×3
Catch 5 Fairy-type Pokémon Marill
Catch 3 different species of Psychic-type Pokémon DrowzeeShiny possible
Catch 3 different species of Dark-type Pokémon PoochyenaShiny possible
Catch 4 Grass- or Ice-type Pokémon SeelShiny possible
Catch 3 Fire-, Water- or Electric-type Pokémon Doduo
Catch a Ditto Stardust×1500
Ultra Ball×10
Golden Razz Berry×2
Rare Candy×3
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×3
Make 5 Nice Throws Voltorb 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 GastlyShiny possible
LileepShiny possible
AnorithShiny possible
BunearyShiny possible
Stardust×200
Poké Ball×5
Razz Berry×3
Pinap Berry×1
Make 3 Great Throws in a row OnixShiny possible 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 possible
Make an Excellent Throw Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Ultra Ball×2
Pinap Berry×2
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row LarvitarShiny possible
Using Berries
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon SnoruntShiny possible Stardust×500
Great Ball×5
Razz Berry×6
Pinap Berry×3
Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon SwinubShiny possible
Use 10 Nanab Berries to help catch Pokémon ScytherShiny possible
Battling
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Battle in a Gym MankeyShiny possible
MakuhitaShiny possible
Stardust×200
Potion×5
Revive×2
Nanab Berry×5
Battle in a Gym 5 times MachopShiny possible Stardust×500
Super Potion×3
Revive×4
Nanab Berry×10
Win a Gym battle BulbasaurShiny possible
CharmanderShiny possible
SquirtleShiny possible
Stardust×500
Super Potion×3
Revive×4
Nanab Berry×10
Win 3 Gym battles Jynx Stardust×1000
Hyper Potion×3
Revive×6
Max Revive×1
Rare Candy×1
Use a supereffective Charged Attack in a Gym battle Stardust×500
Super Potion×3
Revive×4
Nanab Berry×10
Use a supereffective Charged Attack in 7 Gym battles Electabuzz Stardust×1000
Hyper Potion×3
Revive×6
Max Revive×1
Rare Candy×1
Battle in a raid SpoinkShiny possible Stardust×200
Potion×5
Revive×2
Nanab Berry×5
Win a raid Stardust×500
Super Potion×3
Revive×4
Nanab Berry×10
Win 3 raids Stardust×1500
Max Potion×3
Revive×8
Max Revive×3
Win 5 raids AerodactylShiny possible
Win a level 3 or higher raid OmanyteShiny possible
KabutoShiny possible
Stardust×1000
Hyper Potion×3
Revive×6
Max Revive×1
Rare Candy×1
Battle another Trainer ElectrikeShiny possible
Battle a team leader 2 times NatuShiny possible
Hatching Eggs
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Hatch an Egg Exeggcute
Hoppip
Stardust×200
Poké Ball×5
Razz Berry×3
Pinap Berry×1
Hatch 3 Eggs Magmar Stardust×1000
Poké Ball×10
Ultra Ball×5
Razz Berry×9
Pinap Berry×3
Rare Candy×1
Hatch 5 Eggs Chansey Rare Candy×3
Powering up & evolving
Task Potential rewards
Pokémon encounter GO.png Mystery Item GO.png
Evolve a Pokémon CuboneShiny possible
Power up Pokémon 5 times BulbasaurShiny possible
CharmanderShiny possible
SquirtleShiny possible
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
Silver Pinap Berry×5
Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy PonytaShiny possible
Transfer 3 Pokémon SableyeShiny possible
Trade a Pokémon BronzorShiny possible
Send 10 Gifts to Friends SneaselShiny possible
Take 5 Snapshots of Eevee Gulpin
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


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.

These tasks are currently available for Halloween 2019 from October 17 to November 1, 2019.

Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon Stardust×1000
Catch 5 Gastly or Shuppet SneaselShiny possible
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row Golett
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt YamaskShiny possible
Evolve 3 Drifloon or Stunky Rare Candy×1
Take 5 Snapshots of Ghost-type Pokémon SableyeShiny possible

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. 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 ArticunoShiny possible ZapdosShiny possible MoltresShiny possible

Raikou Entei Suicune

January - February 2019 ArticunoShiny possible ZapdosShiny possible MoltresShiny possible

Raikou Entei Suicune
LugiaShiny possible Ho-OhShiny possible

March - April 2019 Raikou Entei Suicune

LugiaShiny possible Ho-OhShiny possible
Regirock Regice Registeel

May - June 2019 LugiaShiny possible Ho-OhShiny possible

LatiasShiny possible LatiosShiny possible

July - August 2019 LatiasShiny possible LatiosShiny possible

KyogreShiny possible GroudonShiny possible

September - October 2019 Eevee (Flower crown)Shiny possible

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 Feldforschungsprojekte
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


See also


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