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Field Research/Event-exclusive tasks

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

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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* TrapinchShiny 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 FeebasShiny 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 ClamperlShiny 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 LotadShiny 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 OmanyteShiny possible
Rare Candy×1
Adventure Week: Hatch 3 Eggs OmanyteShiny possible
Adventure Week: Evolve an Omanyte or Kabuto AerodactylShiny possible
Adventure Week: Earn 3 Buddy Candies KabutoShiny 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 MagikarpShiny possible
Water Festival: Catch 5 Magikarp or Wailmer LuvdiscShiny possible
Water Festival: Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon WailmerShiny possible
Water Festival: Battle in a Gym 3 times Kingler
Water Festival: Win a raid Rare Candy×1
Water Festival: Hatch an Egg ShellderShiny 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
Up-Grade×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 PinecoShiny 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 SableyeShiny 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 AerodactylShiny 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 ScytherShiny possible
Catch 15 Bug-type Pokémon Stardust×1500
Catch 2 Wurmple CaterpieShiny 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 BunearyShiny 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 TreeckoShiny possible
Detective Pikachu: Catch the Water-type Pokémon carried in a backpack MagikarpShiny 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 BronzorShiny possible
Win 3 raids AbsolShiny 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 AerodactylShiny possible
Adventure Week 2019: Hatch 2 Eggs LileepShiny possible
Rare Candy×1
Adventure Week 2019: Evolve a Lileep or Anorith OnixShiny 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 AnorithShiny 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
MagnemiteShiny possible
ScytherShiny possible
MedititeShiny possible
FeebasShiny 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 PoliwagShiny possible
LotadShiny possible
TaillowShiny possible
SwabluShiny possible
SnoruntShiny 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 KrabbyShiny possible
Water Festival: Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon Stardust×1000
Water Festival: Evolve 3 Carvanha or Barboach ClamperlShiny possible
Water Festival: Hatch 5 Eggs Blastoise
Water Festival: Win 2 raids Azumarill
Water Festival: Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt CarvanhaShiny possible
Water Festival: Earn a Candy walking with your buddy BarboachShiny possible
Water Festival: Take 5 snapshots of Water-type Pokémon SeelShiny 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 LaprasShiny possible
World Tourism Day: Trade Pokémon caught 10,000 km apart
(Western hemisphere)
ZangooseShiny possible
World Tourism Day: Trade Pokémon caught 10,000 km apart
(Eastern hemisphere)
SeviperShiny 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 SneaselShiny possible
Halloween: Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row Golett
Halloween: Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt YamaskShiny possible
Halloween: Evolve 3 Drifloon or Stunky Rare Candy×1
Halloween: Take 5 snapshots of Ghost-type Pokémon SableyeShiny 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 SunkernShiny possible
Safari Zone: Use 5 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon ShuckleShiny possible
Safari Zone: Hatch an Egg NatuShiny possible
Safari Zone: Hatch 5 Eggs LaprasShiny 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 LuvdiscShiny possible
Safari Zone: Send 2 Gifts to friends KrabbyShiny possible
Safari Zone: Send 10 Gifts to friends OmanyteShiny 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 ScytherShiny possible
Safari Zone: Use 5 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon AerodactylShiny possible
Safari Zone: Hatch an Egg PonytaShiny possible
Safari Zone: Hatch 5 Eggs GastlyShiny possible
Safari Zone: Spin 10 PokéStops CarvanhaShiny 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 BunearyShiny possible
Safari Zone: Send 2 Gifts to friends YanmaShiny possible
Safari Zone: Send 10 Gifts to friends Sinnoh Stone×1
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Task Potential rewards
Safari Zone: Catch 10 Pokémon OddishShiny 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 AerodactylShiny 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 AerodactylShiny possible
SneaselShiny possible
ShuckleShiny possible
SkarmoryShiny 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