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.

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
   
Catch 3 Mareep April 15, 2018  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Charmander May 19, 2018  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Larvitar June 16, 2018  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 5 Squirtle July 8, 2018   
Catch 3 Eevee August 11 - 12, 2018  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Chikorita September 22, 2018  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Beldum October 21, 2018*
October 28, 2018*
 ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Totodile February 16, 2019*
February 17, 2019*
 ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Swinub February 16, 2019*
February 17, 2019*
 ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Treecko March 23, 2019  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Bagon April 13, 2019  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Torchic May 19, 2019  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Slakoth June 8, 2019  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Mudkip July 21, 2019  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Ralts August 3, 2019  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Turtwig September 15, 2019  ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
Catch 3 Trapinch October 12, 2019*     ×500
 ×5
 ×2
 ×2
 ×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 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 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 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   
 ×1
Adventure Week: Hatch 3 Eggs   
Adventure Week: Evolve an Omanyte or Kabuto   
Adventure Week: Earn 3 Buddy Candies   
Adventure Week: Spin 2 PokéStops you haven't visited before  


Water Festival 2018

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

Task Potential rewards
Water Festival: Catch 2 Water-type Pokémon   
Water Festival: Catch 5 Magikarp or Wailmer   
Water Festival: Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon   
Water Festival: Battle in a Gym 3 times  
Water Festival: Win a raid  ×1
Water Festival: Hatch an Egg   
Water Festival: Evolve 2 Shellder  


Johto Festival

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

Task Potential rewards
Johto Festival: Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon  
 
Johto Festival: Catch 3 Sunkern  ×1
 ×1
 ×1
 ×1
 ×1
Johto Festival: Make 4 Great Curveball Throws in a row  
Johto Festival: Make 3 Excellent Throws  
 
Johto Festival: Win a raid  
Johto Festival: Evolve 3 Sunkern or Natu   


Psychic Spectacular 2018

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

Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Psychic-type Pokémon  ×1000
Catch 5 Abra or Drowzee  
Evolve 3 Slowpoke or Exeggcute  


Halloween 2018

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

Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon   
Catch 5 Dark-type Pokémon  ×500
Catch 5 Poochyena or Houndour  
Evolve 3 Duskull or Shuppet  ×1
Transfer 10 Pokémon  


Let's Go Celebration

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

Task Potential rewards
Let's Go: Make an Excellent Throw  
Let's Go: Hatch 2 Eggs   
Let's Go: Evolve 2 Anorith  


Hoenn Celebration

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

Task Potential rewards
Hoenn Celebration: Catch 10 Zigzagoon or Taillow  ×1000
Hoenn Celebration: Hatch 2 Eggs  
Hoenn Celebration: Evolve 3 Wurmple*  


Lunar New Year 2019

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

Task Potential rewards
Trade 10 Pokémon with a friend  


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  ×3
Valentine's Day: Catch 20 Luvdisc  
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row  


Pokémon Day 2019

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

Task Potential rewards
Pokémon Day: Catch 5 Pidgey or Rattata   
Pokémon Day: Evolve 1 Meowth   


Battle Showdown 2019

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

Task Potential rewards
Catch 5 Fighting-type Pokémon  
Catch 3 Makuhita or Meditite  
Make 2 Excellent Throws in a row  
Use a supereffective Charged Attack in 7 raids or Gym battles  ×1
Win 3 raids  ×1


Equinox 2019

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

Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon  ×1000
Catch 3 Bulbasaur or Chikorita  
Evolve 2 Grass-type Pokémon  
Evolve 5 Grass-type Pokémon  


Bug Out 2019

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

Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Bug-type Pokémon   
Catch 15 Bug-type Pokémon  ×1500
Catch 2 Wurmple   
Catch 5 Ledyba or Spinarak  
Evolve 3 Bug-type Pokémon  


Eggstravaganza 2019

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

Task Potential rewards
Eggstravaganza: Hatch an Egg   
Eggstravaganza: Hatch 3 Eggs  
Eggstravaganza: Hatch 5 Eggs  


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   
Detective Pikachu: Catch the Water-type Pokémon carried in a backpack   
Detective Pikachu: Catch the Fire-type evolution of Eevee*  
Detective Pikachu: Catch 10 Jigglypuff, Aipom, or Snubbull  


Extraordinary Raid Week

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

Task Potential rewards
Win a raid   
Win 3 raids   
Win 5 raids  ×1


Adventure Week 2019

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

Task Potential rewards
Adventure Week 2019: Catch 5 Aron  ×1
Adventure Week 2019: Catch 5 Omanyte or Kabuto   
Adventure Week 2019: Hatch 2 Eggs   
 ×1
Adventure Week 2019: Evolve a Lileep or Anorith   
Adventure Week 2019: Spin 25 PokéStops  
Adventure Week 2019: Spin 2 PokéStops you haven't visited before  
Adventure Week 2019: Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy   


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   
  
  
  
  
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   
  
  
  
  
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   
Water Festival: Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon  ×1000
Water Festival: Evolve 3 Carvanha or Barboach   
Water Festival: Hatch 5 Eggs  
Water Festival: Win 2 raids  
Water Festival: Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt   
Water Festival: Earn a Candy walking with your buddy   
Water Festival: Take 5 snapshots of Water-type Pokémon   


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  
World Tourism Day: Send 25 Gifts to friends   
World Tourism Day: Trade Pokémon caught 10,000 km apart
(Western hemisphere)
  
World Tourism Day: Trade Pokémon caught 10,000 km apart
(Eastern hemisphere)
  


Halloween 2019

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

Task Potential rewards
Halloween: Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon  ×1000
Halloween: Catch 5 Gastly or Shuppet   
Halloween: Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row  
Halloween: Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt   
Halloween: Evolve 3 Drifloon or Stunky  ×1
Halloween: Take 5 snapshots of Ghost-type Pokémon   


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  ×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  ×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  ×1
Safari Zone: Use 5 Nanab Berries to help catch Pokémon   
Safari Zone: Use 5 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon   
Safari Zone: Hatch an Egg   
Safari Zone: Hatch 5 Eggs   
Safari Zone: Earn a Candy walking with your buddy  ×1
Safari Zone: Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy  ×1
Safari Zone: Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy   
Safari Zone: Send 2 Gifts to friends   
Safari Zone: Send 10 Gifts to friends   
Montreal, Canada
Task Potential rewards
Safari Zone: Catch 10 Pokémon  
Safari Zone: Catch 15 Pokémon  ×1
Safari Zone: Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon  ×1000
Safari Zone: Use 5 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon   
Safari Zone: Use 5 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon   
Safari Zone: Hatch an Egg   
Safari Zone: Hatch 5 Eggs   
Safari Zone: Spin 10 PokéStops   
Safari Zone: Earn a Candy walking with your buddy  ×1
Safari Zone: Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy  ×1
Safari Zone: Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy   
Safari Zone: Send 2 Gifts to friends   
Safari Zone: Send 10 Gifts to friends  ×1
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Task Potential rewards
Safari Zone: Catch 10 Pokémon   
Safari Zone: Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon  ×1000
Safari Zone: Hatch an Egg ?


Pokémon World Championships

2018
Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Pokémon  
2019
Task Potential rewards
Catch 10 Pokémon   
Send 2 Gifts to friends  


GDC

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

Ticket events

A Colossal Discovery

Task Potential rewards
A Colossal Discovery: Win a raid   
  
  
  
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