Field Research

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.

Field Research menu

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   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
   
Catch 10 Pokémon     ×200
 ×5
 ×3
 ×1
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost   
  
  
 ×200
 ×5
 ×3
 ×1
Catch 10 Pokémon with Weather Boost  ×500
 ×5
 ×6
 ×2
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon  ×500
 ×5
 ×6
 ×2
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon     ×1500
 ×10
 ×2
 ×3
Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon   
  
  
  
 
Catch a Ditto  ×1500
 ×10
 ×2
 ×3
Catch 6 different species of Pokémon  ×2
Throwing Poké Balls
Task Potential rewards
   
Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row  ×500
 ×5
 ×6
 ×2
Make 5 Nice Throws     ×200
 ×5
 ×3
 ×1
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws in a row  ×200
 ×5
 ×3
 ×1
Make 3 Great Throws   
  
  
 ×200
 ×5
 ×3
 ×1
Make 3 Great Throws in a row     ×1000
 ×10
 ×5
 ×9
 ×3
 ×1
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws  ×1000
 ×10
 ×5
 ×9
 ×3
 ×1
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row  ×1500
 ×10
 ×2
 ×3
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row   
Make an Excellent Throw  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row   
Using Berries
Task Potential rewards
   
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon     ×500
 ×5
 ×6
 ×2
Battling
Task Potential rewards
   
Win a raid  
Win 5 raids   
Win a level 3 or higher raid   
  
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts   
Hatching Eggs
Task Potential rewards
   
Hatch an Egg   
Powering up & evolving
Task Potential rewards
   
Evolve a Pokémon  
  
Power up Pokémon 5 times   
  
  
 ×10
 ×15
 ×10
Miscellaneous
Task Potential rewards
   
Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms  ×200
 ×5
 ×3
 ×1
Sponsored
Task Potential rewards
   
Sponsored: Catch 8 Pokémon  ×1000
 ×1
Sponsored: Send 3 Gifts to Friends  ×1000
 ×1
Buddy Pokémon/Friendship
Task Potential rewards
   
Give your buddy 3 treats   
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy   
Send 3 Gifts to friends   
Trade a Pokémon  
AR Mapping
Task Potential rewards
   
Scan <PokéStop>   
  
 ×10
 ×5
 ×1
 ×1
 ×1
 ×1
 ×3
 ×3
 ×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, 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   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 ×3,000
  Stardust ×2,000
One of:
  Rare Candy ×3
  Pinap Berry ×5
  Poké Ball ×20
  Ultra Ball ×5
  Sinnoh Stone* ×1
  Unova Stone* ×1


2024

Availability Pokémon encounter Notes
January - February 2024       
     
Continuation from December 2023 Research Breakthrough


2023

Availability Pokémon encounter Notes
January - February 2023       
     
Continuation from December 2022 Research Breakthrough
March - May 2023      
     
June - August 2023       
      
Shiny Goomy available since August 26, 2023
September - November 2023       
      
December 2023       
     


2022


2021


2020


2019


2018

In the anime

 
A Project Mew token in the anime
Main article: Project Mew

In Advice to Goh!, a concept similar to Field Research was introduced in the form of Project Mew's Trial Missions, which a Trainer hoping to join the research team must complete in order to earn tokens and qualify for the team.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 田野調查 Tìhnyéh Diuhchàh
Mandarin 田野調查 Tiányě Diàochá
  French Étude de terrain
  German Feldforschung
  Italian Ricerche sul campo
  Korean 필드리서치 Field Research
  Brazilian Portuguese Pesquisa de campo
  Spanish Investigación de campo
  Thai งานวิจัยภาคสนาม Nganwichai Phak Sanam
  Turkish Alan Araştırması

See also

References


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