Timed Research

A Timed Research is a set of tasks assigned in Pokémon GO that has a specific time period during which it may be completed. The format for Timed Research is nearly identical to that of Special Research, except for the given deadline. In addition, Timed Researches are instead accessed through the "Today" tab of the Research view and does not include dialogs with Professor Willow. If completed, a Timed Research is listed in the "Special" tab alongside the completed Special Researches.

List of Timed Research

Throwback Challenge 2020

These sets of Timed Research were available in May 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic with matching in-game event for the duration of each challenge. During those events, Pokémon spawns on the world map as well those appearing in Raid Battle or given as Field Researches rewards were adjusted to Pokémon originating from the specific region of each challenge. Players who completed all 4 Time Researches gained access to Special Research Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 in June 2020.

Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto

Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto was a time-limited set of research tasks that ran from May 1, 2020, 1 p.m. until May 8, 2020, at 1 p.m. local time. This challenge was unwittingly released on April 27, 2020, to some players and was subsequently removed from the game[1]. It is a nine-part challenge that runs for a limited period of time and gives various Kanto Pokémon for rewards, including Mewtwo with Psystrike as a final reward.

Task Rewards
1/9
Catch 3 Grass, Water, or Fire-type Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Take a snapshot of a Bug-type Pokémon Pinap Berry×5
Catch a Rock-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 1/9

Rare Candy×1, Onix , Golden Razz Berry×2

2/9
Battle in a raid

Clefairy

Transfer 3 Pokémon Super Potion×10
Catch a Water-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 2/9

Rare Candy×1, Starmie , Silver Pinap Berry×2

3/9
Evolve 3 Pokémon Great Ball×10
Hatch an Egg

Snorlax

Catch an Electric-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 3/9

Rare Candy×1, Raichu , Golden Razz Berry×2

4/9
Give your buddy a treat

Gastly

Send a Gift to a friend

Dratini

Catch a Grass-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 4/9

Rare Candy×1, Tangela , Silver Pinap Berry×2

5/9
Earn a candy walking with your buddy Ultra Ball×10
Make 3 Great Throws

Chansey

Catch a Poison-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 5/9

Rare Candy×1, Weezing , Golden Razz Berry×2

6/9
Take a snapshot of a Ghost-type Pokémon

Hitmonchan

Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon

Lapras

Catch a Psychic-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 6/9

Rare Candy×1, Alakazam , Silver Pinap Berry×2

7/9
Take a snapshot of an Ice-type Pokémon Hyper Potion×10
Evolve a Pokémon

Aerodactyl

Catch a Fire-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 7/9

Rare Candy×1, Arcanine , Golden Razz Berry×2

8/9
Power up a Pokémon 6 times Charged TM×1
Battle another Trainer Star Piece×1
Catch a Ground-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 8/9

Rare Candy×1, Nidoking , Silver Pinap Berry×2

9/9
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Completing 9/9

Rare Candy×10, Mewtwo

Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto

Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto was a time-limited set of research tasks that ran from May 8, 2020, 1 p.m. until May 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. local time. It was released early to players before the official starting time.[2] It is a nine-part challenge that runs for a limited period of time and gives various Johto Pokémon for rewards as well, including Ho-Oh with Earthquake as a final reward.

Task Rewards
1/9
Catch 3 Grass, Water, or Fire-type Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Send a Gift to a friend

Dunsparce

Catch a Flying-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 1/9

Silver Pinap Berry×1, Xatu , Golden Razz Berry×2

2/9
Play with your buddy

Spinarak

Give your buddy 3 treats Razz Berry×5
Catch a Bug-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 2/9

Golden Razz Berry×1, Pineco , Silver Pinap Berry×2

3/9
Make 3 Great Throws Charged TM×1
Hatch an Egg

Snubbull

Catch a Normal-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 3/9

Silver Pinap Berry×1, Miltank , Golden Razz Berry×2

4/9
Evolve a Pokémon

Sudowoodo

Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Great Ball×10
Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 4/9

Golden Razz Berry×1, Misdreavus , Silver Pinap Berry×2

5/9
Take a Snapshots of your buddy

Shuckle

Make 4 Nice Curveball Throws

Mantine

Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 5/9

Silver Pinap Berry×1, Hitmontop , Golden Razz Berry×2

6/9
Catch an Electric-type Pokémon Incense×1
Power up Pokémon 3 times

Mareep

Catch a Steel-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 6/9

Golden Razz Berry×1, Skarmory , Silver Pinap Berry×2

7/9
Evolve a Pokémon King's Rock×1
Catch a Water-type Pokémon

Gligar

Catch an Ice-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 7/9

Silver Pinap Berry×1, Piloswine , Golden Razz Berry×2

8/9
Take a Snapshot of Ice-type Pokémon Dragon Scale×1
Battle another Trainer Ultra Ball×10
Power up Pokémon 6 times Stardust×500
Completing 8/9

Golden Razz Berry×2, Donphan , Silver Pinap Berry×1

9/9
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Completing 9/9

Rare Candy×5, Ho-Oh

Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn

Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn was a time-limited set of research tasks that ran from May 15, 2020, 1 p.m. until May 22, 2020, at 1 p.m. local time. It is a nine-part challenge that runs for a limited period of time and gives various Hoenn Pokémon for rewards, including Groudon with Fire Punch as a final reward.

Task Rewards
1/9
Catch 3 Grass, Water, or Fire-type Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Claim Reward! Rare Candy×5
Catch a Rock-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 1/9

Pinap Berry×1, Nosepass , Razz Berry×2

2/9
Power up a Pokémon Pinap Berry×5
Make 3 Nice Throws

Lairon

Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 2/9

Razz Berry×1, Hariyama , Pinap Berry×2

3/9
Send a Gift to a friend Incense×1
Make 3 Curveball Throws

Wailmer

Catch an Electric-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 3/9

Pinap Berry×1, Manectric , Razz Berry×2

4/9
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy

Trapinch

Catch 3 Pokémon with Weather Boost

Bagon

Catch a Fire-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 4/9

Razz Berry×1, Camerupt , Pinap Berry×2

5/9
Make 3 Great Throws

Shedinja

Power up Pokémon 3 times Great Ball×10
Catch a Normal-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 5/9

Pinap Berry×1, Slakoth , Razz Berry×2

6/9
Catch a Water, Electric, or Bug-type Pokémon Ultra Ball×10
Battle another Trainer

Absol

Catch a Flying-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 6/9

Razz Berry×1, Swellow , Pinap Berry×2

7/9
Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon Revive×5
Give your buddy 3 treats Charged TM×1
Catch a Psychic-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 7/9

Pinap Berry×1, Claydol , Razz Berry×2

8/9
Take a snapshot of a Water-type Pokémon

Clamperl

Evolve a Pokémon Star Piece×1
Catch a Water-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 8/9

Razz Berry×1, Sealeo , Pinap Berry×2

9/9
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Completing 9/9

Rare Candy×10, Groudon

Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh

Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh was a time-limited set of research tasks that ran from May 22, 2020, 1 p.m. until May 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. local time. It is a nine-part challenge that runs for a limited period of time and gives various Sinnoh Pokémon for rewards, including Cresselia with Grass Knot as a final reward.

Task Rewards
1/9
Catch 3 different species of Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Power Up a Pokémon

Burmy

Take a snapshot of a Rock-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 1/9

Pinap Berry×1, Cranidos , Razz Berry×2

2/9
Take a snapshot of a Grass-type Pokémon Razz Berry×5
Send a Gift to a friend

Combee

Catch a Grass-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 2/9

Razz Berry×1, Grotle , Pinap Berry×2

3/9
Make 3 Nice Throws Magnetic Lure Module×1
Hatch an Egg

Bronzor

Catch a Fighting-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 3/9

Pinap Berry×1, Monferno , Razz Berry×2

4/9
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy Great Ball×10
Catch a Ground-type Pokémon

Skorupi

Catch a Water-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 4/9

Razz Berry×1, Prinplup , Pinap Berry×2

5/9
Battle another Trainer Charged TM×1
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon Sinnoh Stone×1
Catch a Ghost-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 5/9

Pinap Berry×1, Drifloon , Razz Berry×2

6/9
Take a snapshot of a Steel-type Pokémon Ultra Ball×10
Give your buddy 3 treats

Hippopotas

Catch a Steel-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 6/9

Razz Berry×1, Shieldon , Pinap Berry×2

7/9
Evolve a Pokémon

Gible

Earn a Candy walking with your buddy Glacial Lure Module×1
Catch an Ice-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 7/9

Pinap Berry×1, Abomasnow , Razz Berry×2

8/9
Power up Pokémon 3 times Star Piece×1
Make 3 Great Throws Fast TM×1
Catch an Electric-type Pokémon Stardust×500
Completing 8/9

Razz Berry×1, Shinx , Pinap Berry×2

9/9
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Claim Reward! 3000 XP
Completing 9/9

Rare Candy×10, Cresselia

Research Day

Snubbull Limited Research

Snubbull Limited Research was a time-limited set of research tasks that runs on May 9, 2020, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. local time. It is a set of 20 parts that cycles back to the first part whenever the last part is completed. All of the rewards include Snubbull encounters.

Task Rewards
1/20
Power up Pokémon 3 Times

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Make 3 Nice Throws

Snubbull

Completing 1/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
2/20
Transfer 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Evolve 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 2/20

GO Stardust.png×300, Snubbull , 300 XP

3/20
Catch 3 Pokemon

Snubbull

Take 3 Snapshots

Snubbull

Make 3 Great Throws

Snubbull

Completing 3/20 Pinap Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
4/20
Battle another Trainer

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 4/20

Snubbull , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

5/20
Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Make 3 Curveball Throws

Snubbull

Give your Buddy 3 Treats

Snubbull

Completing 5/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
6/20
Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws

Snubbull

Catch 1 Fairy-type Pokémon

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 6/20 Razz Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
7/20
Use 3 Razz Berries while catching Pokémon

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Evolve a Fairy-type Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 7/20

Snubbull , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

8/20
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Catch a Normal-type Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 8/20 Nanab Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
9/20
Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row

Snubbull

Completing 9/20

Snubbull , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

10/20
Make 3 Great Throws in a row

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Evolve a Snubbull

Snubbull

Completing 10/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
11/20
Power up Pokémon 3 times

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Make 3 Nice Throws

Snubbull

Completing 11/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
12/20
Transfer 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Evolve 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 12/20

Snubbull , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

13/20
Make 3 Great Throws

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Take 3 Snapshots

Snubbull

Completing 13/20 Pinap Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
14/20
Battle another Trainer

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 14/20

Snubbull , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

15/20
Give your Buddy 3 treats

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Make 3 Curveball Throws

Snubbull

Completing 15/20 Razz Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
16/20
Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokemon

Snubbull

Catch 1 Fairy-type Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 16/20

Snubbull , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

17/20
Use 3 Razz Berries while catching Pokémon

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Evolve a Fairy-type Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 17/20

Snubbull , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

18/20
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Catch a Normal-type Pokémon

Snubbull

Completing 18/20 Nanab Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP
19/20
Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row

Snubbull

Completing 19/20

Snubbull , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

20/20
Make 3 Great Throws in a row

Snubbull

Catch 3 Pokémon

Snubbull

Evolve a Snubbull

Snubbull

Completing 20/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

Meowth Limited Research

Meowth Limited Research is a time-limited set of research tasks that runs on October 10, 2020, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. local time. It is a set of 20 parts that cycles back to the first part whenever the last part is completed. All of the rewards include Meowth encounters, most of which are its Alola form with a few Kanto and Galar forms.

Task Rewards
1/20
Power up Pokémon 3 Times

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Make 3 Nice Throws

Meowth

Completing 1/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
2/20
Transfer 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Evolve 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 2/20

GO Stardust.png×500, Meowth , 500 XP

3/20
Catch 3 Pokemon

Meowth

Take 3 Snapshots

Meowth

Make 3 Great Throws

Meowth

Completing 3/20 Pinap Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
4/20
Battle another Trainer

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 4/20

Meowth , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

5/20
Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Make 3 Curveball Throws

Meowth

Give your Buddy 3 Treats

Meowth

Completing 5/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
6/20
Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws

Meowth

Catch 1 Dark-type Pokémon

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 6/20 Razz Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
7/20
se 3 Razz Berries while catching Pokémon

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Evolve a Dark-type Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 7/20

Meowth , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

8/20
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Catch a Normal-type Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 8/20

Meowth , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

9/20
Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row

Meowth

Completing 9/20 Nanab Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
10/20
Make 3 Great Throws in a row

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Evolve a Meowth

Meowth

Completing 10/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
11/20
Power up Pokémon 3 times

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Make 3 Nice Throws

Meowth

Completing 11/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
12/20
Transfer 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Evolve 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 12/20

Meowth , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

13/20
Make 3 Great Throws

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Take 3 Snapshots

Meowth

Completing 13/20 Pinap Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
14/20
Battle another Trainer

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 14/20

Meowth , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

15/20
Give your Buddy 3 treats

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Make 3 Curveball Throws

Meowth

Completing 15/20 Razz Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
16/20
Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokemon

Meowth

Catch 1 Dark-type Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 16/20

Meowth , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

17/20
Use 3 Razz Berries while catching Pokémon

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Evolve a Dark-type Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 17/20

Meowth , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

18/20
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Catch a Normal-type Pokémon

Meowth

Completing 18/20

Meowth , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

19/20
Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row

Meowth

Completing 19/20 Nanab Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP
20/20
Make 3 Great Throws in a row

Meowth

Catch 3 Pokémon

Meowth

Evolve a Meowth

Meowth

Completing 20/20 Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ Limited Research

Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ Limited Research was a time-limited set of research tasks that runs on November 27, 2020, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/16
Transfer 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Catch a Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Make 2 Nice Throws

Nidoran♂

Completing 1/16

Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

2/16
Transfer a Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Catch 3 Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Make a Nice Throw

Nidoran♀

Completing 2/16

Pinap Berry×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

3/16
Use 2 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Catch 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Make 3 Nice Throws

Nidoran♂

Completing 3/16

Pinap Berry×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

4/16
Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Catch 3 Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Make a Nice Throw

Nidoran♀

Completing 4/16

Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

5/16
Make 2 Great Throws

Nidoran♂

Catch a Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Transfer 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Completing 5/16

Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

6/16
Make 2 Great Throws

Nidoran♀

Catch 4 Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Transfer 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Completing 6/16

Razz Berry×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

7/16
Use 3 Razz Berries to help Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Catch 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Transfer a Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Completing 7/16

Razz Berry×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

8/16
Use 2 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Catch 3 Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Evolve a Poison-type Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Completing 8/16

Nidoran♀ , GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

9/16
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws

Nidoran♂

Catch 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Transfer a Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Completing 9/16

Nidoran♂ , GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

10/16
Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws

Nidoran♀

Catch 3 Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Transfer a Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Completing 10/16

Great Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

11/16
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row

Nidoran♂

Catch 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Evolve a Poison-type Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Completing 11/16

Great Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

12/16
Make 2 Nice Throws in a row

Nidoran♀

Catch 3 Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Evolve a Poison-type Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Completing 12/16

Nanab Berry×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

13/16
Use 2 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Catch 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row

Nidoran♂

Completing 13/16

Nanab Berry×10, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

14/16
Use 2 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Catch 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row

Nidoran♀

Completing 14/16

Nidoran♀ , GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

15/16
Make 3 Great Throws in a row

Nidoran♂

Catch 2 Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Evolve a Poison-type Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Completing 15/16

Nidoran♂ , GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

16/16
Make 2 Great Throws in a row

Nidoran♀

Catch 3 Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Evolve a Poison-type Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Completing 16/16 3000 XP, Nidoran♀ Candy×25, Nidoran♂ Candy×25,


Sneasel Limited Research

Sneasel Limited Research was a time-limited set of research tasks that runs on January 30, 2020, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/20
Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Nice Throws

Sneasel

Completing 1/20

Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

2/20
Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Nice Throw

Sneasel

Completing 2/20

Pinap Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

3/20
Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Nice Throws

Sneasel

Completing 3/20

Sneasel , GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

4/20
Make 2 Great Throws

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Completing 4/20

Sneasel , GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

5/20
Make 3 Great Throws

Sneasel

Catch 3 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 3 Curveball Throws

Sneasel

Completing 5/20

Nanab Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

6/20
Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row

Sneasel

Completing 6/20

Sneasel , GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

7/20
Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Completing 7/20

Sneasel Candy×10, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

8/20
Make 2 Nice Throws in a row

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Completing 8/20

Razz Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

9/20
Use 3 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row

Sneasel

Completing 9/20

Sinnoh Stone×1, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

10/20
Make 2 Great Throws in a row

Sneasel

Catch 3 Pokémon

Sneasel

Evolve a Dark-type Pokémon

Sneasel

Completing 10/20

Ultra Ball×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

Task Rewards
11/20
Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Nice Throws

Sneasel

Completing 11/20

Poké Ball×10, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

12/20
Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Nice Throw

Sneasel

Completing 12/20

Pinap Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

13/20
Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Nice Throws

Sneasel

Completing 13/20

Sneasel , GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

14/20
Make 2 Great Throws

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Completing 14/20

Sneasel , GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

15/20
Make 3 Great Throws

Sneasel

Catch 3 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 3 Curveball Throws

Sneasel

Completing 15/20

Nanab Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

16/20
Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row

Sneasel

Completing 16/20

Sneasel , GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

17/20
Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Completing 17/20

Sneasel Candy×10, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

18/20
Make 2 Nice Throws in a row

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Transfer 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Completing 18/20

Razz Berry×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

19/20
Use 3 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon

Sneasel

Catch 2 Pokémon

Sneasel

Make 2 Curveball Throws in a row

Sneasel

Completing 19/20

Sinnoh Stone×1, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

20/20
Make 2 Great Throws in a row

Sneasel

Catch 3 Pokémon

Sneasel

Evolve a Dark-type Pokémon

Sneasel

Completing 20/20

Ultra Ball×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

GO Fest 2020

Those Timed Researches were available in the weeks ahead of GO Fest 2020. During that time, special goals were also set so that if 1 million trainers of a team would complete the research, it would unlock additional Pokémon spawns during the GO Fest.[3]

GO Fest Skill Challenge

This Timed Research was available from July 03, 2020, from 8 a.m. to July 08, 2020, at 10 p.m. local time. This research focuses on skill-based tasks. Players who completed this Timed Research unlock GO Fest Elite Skill Challenge. When completed, this Timed Research does not appear in the Special tab.

When 1 million trainers of a specific team complete this research, it unlocks the following additional spawns during GO Fest 2020:

Team GO Fest 2020 Rewards
Team Instinct emblem.png Team Instinct

Chimecho

Team Mystic emblem.png Team Mystic

Alomomola

Team Valor emblem.png Team Valor

Chansey


Task Rewards
1/3
Catch 20 Pokémon Stardust×100
Make 5 Nice Throws Poké Ball×10
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Pinap Berry×5
Completing 1/3 100 XP, Golden Razz Berry×1, Great Ball×10
2/3
Catch 30 Pokémon Stardust×300
Make 10 Great Throws Great Ball×10
Transfer 20 Pokémon Poké Ball×20
Completing 2/3

300 XP, Ducklett , Silver Pinap Berry×1

3/3
Catch 50 Pokémon Stardust×1000
Make an Excellent Throw Ultra Ball×10
Catch 15 different species of Pokémon Great Ball×20
Completing 3/3

Rare Candy×1, Pikachu ,Star Piece×1

GO Fest Elite Skill Challenge

This Timed Research is unlocked by completing GO Fest Skill Challenge.

Task Rewards
Catch 100 Pokémon Poké Ball×5
Catch 25 different species of Pokémon Great Ball×5
Make 50 Excellent Throws Ultra Ball×5
Completing 500 XP, Stardust×500, Razz Berry×5

GO Fest Battle Challenge

This Timed Research was available from July 10, 2020, 8 a.m. to July 15, 2020, at 10 p.m. local time. This research focuses on battles against Team GO Rocket. Players who complete this Timed Research unlock GO Fest Elite Battle Challenge. When completed, this Timed Research does not appear in the Special tab.

When 1 million trainers of a specific team complete this research, it unlocks the following additional spawns during GO Fest 2020:

Team GO Fest 2020 Rewards
Team Instinct emblem.png Team Instinct

Ferroseed

Team Mystic emblem.png Team Mystic

Grimer

Team Valor emblem.png Team Valor

Marowak


Task Rewards
1/3
Power up a Pokémon Stardust×100
Evolve a Pokémon Rare Candy×1
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt Hyper Potion×2
Completing 1/3 100 XP, Revive×5, Hyper Potion×5
2/3
Power up a Pokémon 2 times Stardust×200
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts Max Potion×2
Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon Max Revive×2
Completing 2/3

Max Potion×3, Hitmonlee , Max Revive×3

3/3
Power up a Pokémon 3 times Rare Candy×1
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts Max Potion×3
Rescue 3 Shadow Pokémon Max Revive×3
Completing 3/3

Rare Candy×1, Absol ,Super Rocket Radar×1

GO Fest Elite Battle Challenge

This Timed Research is unlocked by completing GO Fest Battle Challenge.

Task Rewards
Defeat 15 Team GO Rocket Grunts Super Potion×5
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader 5 times Hyper Potion×5
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss Max Potion×5
Completing 500 XP, Stardust×500, Razz Berry×5

GO Fest Friendship Challenge

This Timed Research was available from July 17, 2020, from 8 a.m. to July 22, 2020, at 10 p.m. local time. This research focuses on friendship based tasks. Players who complete this Timed Research unlock GO Fest Elite Friendship Challenge. When completed, this Timed Research does not appear in the Special tab.

When 1 million trainers of a specific team complete this research, it unlocks the following additional spawns during GO Fest 2020:

Team GO Fest 2020 Rewards
Team Instinct emblem.png Team Instinct

Togetic

Team Mystic emblem.png Team Mystic

Dratini

Team Valor emblem.png Team Valor

Litwick


Task Rewards
1/3
Earn a heart with your buddy Razz Berry×1
Send a Gift to a friend GO Stardust.png×100
Play with your buddy Pinap Berry×1
Completing 1/3 100 XP, GO Stardust.png×100, Poké Ball×10
2/3
Send 5 Gifts to friends Pinap Berry×10
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Razz Berry×10
Ear a Candy walking with your buddy Rare Candy×1
Completing 2/3

300 XP, Raichu ,GO Stardust.png×300

3/3
Take a snapshot of your buddy Pinap Berry×10
Send 10 Gifts to friends GO Stardust.png×500
Earn 10 hearts with your buddy Razz Berry×20
Completing 3/3

Rare Candy×1, Petilil , Lucky Egg×1


GO Fest Elite Friendship Challenge

This Timed Research is unlocked by completing GO Fest Friendship Challenge.

Task Rewards
Use 30 Berries to help catch Pokémon Nanab Berry×5
Send 30 Gifts to friends Razz Berry×5
Earn 30 hearts with your buddy Pinap Berry×5
Completing GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP, Razz Berry×5


Ultra Unlock 2020

This Timed Research was available from July 31, 2020, from 1 p.m. PDT to August 07, 2020, at 1 p.m. PDT. Due to a bug, it expired earlier at 1 p.m. local time in some countries instead. This research was unlocked globally to all trainers by players who could complete 8 challenges during Pokémon GO Fest 2020, Day 1. Trainers who did not purchase a GO Fest 2020 could access this Timed Research regardless. The original Time Research focuses on Dragon-type Pokémon.

Due to the early expiration bug, this Timed Research was made available again with altered task steps requirements from August 21, 2020, 8 a.m. to August 26, 2020, 10 p.m. local time as part of the Dragon Week makeup event. Trainers who had already completed the Timed Research during its original run could do it again during this makeup event. Once completed, this second version of Ultra Unlock 2020 is displayed under a separate entry in the "Special" tab.

Task Rewards
1/5
Power up Pokémon 5 fimes

Power up Pokémon 3 fimes*

Hyper Potion×3
Make 5 Nice Throws

Make 2 Nice Throws*

500 XP
Catch 3 Dragon-type Pokémon

Catch 2 Pokémon*

Poké Ball×5
Completing 1/5

GO Stardust.png×500, Dratini , Silver Pinap Berry×1

2/5
Evolve 3 Pokémon

Evolve 1 Pokémon*

Revive×3
Make 7 Great Throws

Make 4 Nice Throws*

300 XP
Catch 5 Dragon-type Pokémon

Catch 4 Pokémon*

Poké Ball×7
Completing 2/5

GO Stardust.png×500, Bagon , Silver Pinap Berry×1

3/5
Win a raid Charged TM×1
Make an Excellent Throw

Make 2 Great Throws*

1000 XP
Catch 7 Dragon-type Pokémon

Catch 6 Pokémon*

Great Ball×5
Completing 3/5

GO Stardust.png×1000, Deino , Silver Pinap Berry×1

4/5
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts

Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts*

Dragon Scale×1
Make 3 Excellent Throws

Make 4 Great Throws*

1500 XP
Catch 9 different species of Pokémon

Catch 8 different species of Pokémon*

Great Ball×7
Completing 4/5

GO Stardust.png×1000, Exeggutor , Silver Pinap Berry×1

5/5
Claim Reward! 2500 XP
Claim Reward! 2500 XP
Claim Reward! 2500 XP
Completing 5/5

GO Stardust.png×1000, Deino , Silver Pinap Berry×1

Mega Battle Challenge

This Timed Research was available from September 11, 2020 8 a.m. to September 17, 2020 10 p.m. local time. This Timed Research focuses on getting additional Mega Energy to Mega Evolve Mega Beedrill and rewards evolution items in preparation of the Porygon Community Day on September 20, 2020.

Task Rewards
1/4
Battle in a raid Revive×3
Catch 7 Bug-type Pokémon Poké Ball×5
Power up Pokémon 7 times Upgrade×1
Completing 1/4

Beedrill Mega Energy×35, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

2/4
Battle in a raid Revive×3
Battle in a Mega Raid Golden Razz Berry×3
Battle another Trainer Sinnoh Stone×1
Completing 2/4

Beedrill Mega Energy×40, GO Stardust.png×1000, 2000 XP

3/4
Battle in 3 raids

Pinsir

Battle 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts Revive×5
Mega Evolve a Pokémon Silver Pinap Berry×3
Completing 3/4

Beedrill Mega Energy×60, GO Stardust.png×1000, 2000 XP

4/4
Claim Reward! Poké Ball×10
Claim Reward! Max Revive×3
Claim Reward! Hyper Potion×3
Completing 4/4

Roserade , GO Stardust.png×2500, 5000 XP

Community Day

Community Day: Porygon

This Timed Research was available on September 20, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. This Timed Research rewards additional Evolution items needed to Evolve Porygon into Porygon2 and then Porygon-Z as part of the Porygon Community Day.

Task Rewards
Power up Pokémon 5 times Upgrade×1
Catch 5 Porygon Upgrade×2
Make 3 Nice Throws Sinnoh Stone×2
Completing 1000 XP, Sinnoh Stone×1

Community Day: Charmander

This Timed Research was available on October 17, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time during the Charmander Community Day. This Timed Research rewards additional Mega Energy needed to Mega Evolve Charizard into Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y.

Task Rewards
Power up Pokémon 5 times Charizard Mega Energy×50
Catch 5 Charmander Charizard Mega Energy×50
Make 3 Nice Throws Charizard Mega Energy×50
Completing Charizard Mega Energy×150, 1000 XP

Community Day: Electabuzz

This Timed Research was available on November 15, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time during the Electabuzz Community Day. This Timed Research rewards additional Sinnoh Stone needed to Evolve Electabuzz into Electivire.

Task Rewards
Power up Pokémon 5 times Sinnoh Stone×1
Catch 5 Electabuzz Sinnoh Stone×1
Make 3 Nice Throws Sinnoh Stone×1
Completing Sinnoh Stone×1, 1000 XP

Community Day: Magmar

This Timed Research was available on November 21, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time during the Magmar Community Day. This Timed Research rewards additional Sinnoh Stone needed to Evolve Magmar into Magmortar.

Task Rewards
Power up Pokémon 5 times Great Ball×60
Catch 5 Magmar Sinnoh Stone×1
Make 3 Nice Throws Sinnoh Stone×1
Completing 1000 XP, Sinnoh Stone×1, Sinnoh Stone×1

December Community Day

This Timed Research was available from December 12, 2020, 11 a.m. to December 13, 2020, 6 p.m. local time during the December 2020 Community Day.

Task Rewards
Transfer 20 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Catch 12 different species of Pokémon Great Ball×15
Catch 40 Pokémon Ultra Ball×10
Completing 2000 XP, Elite Charged TM×1, Poké Ball×25

Community Day: Roselia

This Timed Research was available on February 07, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time during the Roselia Community Day. This Timed Research rewards additional Sinnoh Stone needed to Evolve Roselia into Roserade.

Task Rewards
Power up Pokémon 5 times Sinnoh Stone×1
Catch 5 Roselia Sinnoh Stone×1
Make 5 Nice Throws Sinnoh Stone×1
Completing 1000 XP, Sinnoh Stone×1

Mega Buddy Challenge

This Timed Research was available from September 22, 2020, at 8 a.m. to September 28, 2020, at 10 p.m. local time. This Timed Research focuses on getting additional Mega Energy to Mega Evolve Mega Beedrill.

Task Rewards
1/4
Catch 5 Pokémon Razz Berry×3
Make 5 Great Throws Poké Ball×3
Give your buddy 3 treats

Houndour

Completing 1/4

Beedrill Mega Energy×35, GO Stardust.png×500, 1000 XP

2/4
Catch 10 Pokémon Pinap Berry×3
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Poké Ball×5
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy

Buneary

Completing 2/4

Beedrill Mega Energy×40, GO Stardust.png×1000, 2000 XP

3/4
Catch 9 different species of Pokémon Golden Razz Berry×3
Mega Evolve a Pokémon Great Ball×3
Earn 7 hearts with your buddy

Haunter

Completing 3/4

Beedrill Mega Energy×60, GO Stardust.png×1000, 2000 XP

4/4
Claim Reward! Silver Pinap Berry×3
Claim Reward! Poké Ball×10
Claim Reward! Ultra Ball×5
Completing 4/4

Snorlax , GO Stardust.png×2500, 5000 XP

Mega Gengar

Mega Gengar is a Timed Research that is available from October 23, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PDT until Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:00 p.m. PST for players who have completed Mega Buddy Challenge[4]. It rewards Mega Energy so Gengar can Mega Evolve into Mega Gengar.

Task Rewards
1/3
Transfer 13 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Catch 13 Ghost-type Pokémon

Gastly

Catch 13 Dark-type Pokémon

Houndour

Completing 1/3 Gengar Mega Energy×50, Gastly Candy×5, GO Stardust.png×500
2/3
Make 9 Nice Throws in a row

Gastly

Evolve 4 Pokémon

Haunter

Catch 94 Pokémon

Gengar

Completing 2/3 Gengar Mega Energy×50, Gastly Candy×5, GO Stardust.png×1000
3/3
Claim Reward! Gengar Mega Energy×20
Claim Reward! Gengar Mega Energy×20
Claim Reward! Gengar Mega Energy×20
Completing 3/3 Gengar Mega Energy×100, Gastly Candy×10, GO Stardust.png×1500

Niantic Birthday Event

This Timed Research was available on October 04, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time in order to celebrate Niantic's fifth anniversary.

Task Rewards
1/4
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon Pinap Berry×3
Catch 5 Pokémon Razz Berry×3
Make 3 Nice Throws Nanab Berry×3
Completing 1/4

Incense×1, GO Stardust.png×1000, 1000 XP

2/4
Transfer 5 Pokémon GO Stardust.png×750
Power up Pokémon 3 times GO Stardust.png×750
Evolve a Pokémon GO Stardust.png×750
Completing 2/4

Egg Incubator×1, GO Stardust.png×1000, 1000 XP

3/4
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms Potion×5
Hatch an Egg Super Potion×5
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy Hyper Potion×5
Completing 3/4

Lucky Egg×1, GO Stardust.png×1000, 1000 XP

4/4
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt Revive×5
Win a Gym battle Fast TM×1
Win a raid Charged TM×1
Completing 4/4 Star Piece×1, GO Stardust.png×2000, 2000 XP


The Season Changes Part 1

This Timed Research was available from October 09, 2020, 8 a.m. to October 19, 2020, 10 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/4
Catch 10 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Make 5 Nice throws

Zigzagoon

Make 3 Nice Throws

Shroomish

Completing 1/4

Vulpix , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

2/4
Use 3 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon Razz Berry×5
Use 3 Nanab Berries to help catch Pokémon Nanab Berry×5
Use 3 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon Pinap Berry×5
Completing 2/4

Revive×3, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

3/4
Give your buddy 2 treats GO Stardust.png×750
Earn 1 hearts with your buddy GO Stardust.png×750
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy GO Stardust.png×750
Completing 3/4

Silver Pinap Berry×1, GO Stardust.png×750, 750 XP

4/4
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Completing 4/4

Deerling (Autumn) , GO Stardust.png×1000, 1000 XP


Catch Mastery: Ghost

Catch Mastery: Ghost is a Timed Research that was available on October 25, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/10
Catch 1 Drifloon

Drifloon

Catch 3 Ghost-type Pokémon Razz Berry×5
Make 3 Nice Throws Poké Ball×10
Completing 1/10

Drifloon , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

2/10
Make 5 Nice Throws

Drifloon

Catch 3 Drifloon Nanab Berry×5
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon

Drifloon

Completing 2/10

Drifloon , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

3/10
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws

Drifloon

Catch 5 Drifloon Razz Berry×5
Use 3 Nanab Berry while catching Pokémon

Drifloon

Completing 3/10

Drifloon , GO Stardust.png×300, 300 XP

4/10
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row Poké Ball×10
Catch 5 Drifloon Pinap Berry×5
Use 3 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Completing 4/10

Drifloon , 300 XP; Drifloon Candy×20

5/10
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row

Drifloon

Catch 5 Drifloon Pinap Berry×5
Use 3 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon Great Ball×5
Completing 5/10

Drifloon , 500 XP; Star Piece×1

6/10
Make 3 Great Throws

Drifloon

Catch 5 Drifloon Nanab Berry×5
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon

Drifloon

Completing 6/10

Haunter , 500 XP, Gengar Mega Energy×20

7/10
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws

Drifloon

Catch 10 Drifloon Razz Berry×5
Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon Great Ball×10
Completing 7/10

Banette , 500 XP, Rare Candy×2

8/10
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws

Drifloon

Catch 10 Drifloon Pinap Berry×5
Use 3 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon Ultra Ball×5
Completing 8/10

Dusclops , 800 XP, Gengar Mega Energy×20

9/10
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row

Drifloon

Catch 10 Drifloon

Drifloon

Make an Excellent Throw

Drifloon

Completing 9/10

Drifblim , GO Stardust.png×1500, 1500 XP

10/10
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row Golden Razz Berry×1
Catch 15 Drifloon Silver Pinap Berry×1
Make an Excellent Curveball Throw Ultra Ball×10
Completing 10/10

Gengar , 1500 XP, Gengar Mega Energy×40


Animation Week Research

Animation Week Research is a Timed Research that was available from November 6, 2020, 8 a.m. to November 12, 2020, 10 p.m. local time. This Timed Research is themed after Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Task Rewards
1/11
Catch 5 Pokémon Razz Berry×3
Transfer a Pokémon Super Potion×3
Make 3 Nice Throws Poké Ball×5
Completing 1/11

Pikachu , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

2/11
Battle another Trainer Hyper Potion×3
Battle in a raid Revive×3
Win a raid Incense×1
Completing 2/11

Sinnoh Stone×1, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

3/11
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts Venusaur Mega Energy×20
Catch 2 Pokémon with Weather Boost Venusaur Mega Energy×20
Catch 3 Grass-type Pokémon Venusaur Mega Energy×20
Completing 3/11

Ivysaur , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

4/11
Give your buddy 3 threats Razz Berry×5
Earn a heart with your buddy Pinap Berry×5
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy Nanab Berry×5
Completing 4/11

Snorlax , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

5/11
Catch 3 Bug-type Pokémon Pinap Berry×3
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon Great Ball×3
Make an Excellent Throw

Venonat

Completing 5/11

Scyther , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

6/11
Battle in a Gym 2 times Fast TM×1
Win a Gym battle

Hariyama

Battle another Trainer Hyper Potion×3
Completing 6/11

Charged TM×1, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

7/11
Hatch an Egg

Tentacool

Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms

Croagunk

Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms

Piplup

Completing 7/11

Psyduck , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

8/11
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row

Cyndaquil

Catch 1 Flying-type Pokémon

Hoothoot

Purify 1 Shadow Pokémon Lucky Egg×1
Completing 8/11

Fearow , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

9/11
Evolve 3 Pokémon Silver Pinap Berry×2
Power up Pokémon 3 times

Dratini

Transfer 5 Pokémon

Dewgong

Completing 9/11

Dragon Scale×1, GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

10/11
Catch 5 Pokémon Ultra Ball×10
Make 3 Great Throws

Magnemite

Battle in a raid Max Revive×3
Completing 10/11

Gengar , GO Stardust.png×500, 500 XP

11/11
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Completing 11/11

Pikachu , GO Stardust.png×1000, 1000 XP

Special Weekend (sponsor)

This Timed Research was available during sponsored events on November 07, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and November 08, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time in participating countries. There is one Timed Research per participating sponsor. The list of sponsors includes:

  • Softbank & 7-Eleven Japan (Japan, November 07, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time)
  • Matsumoto Kiyoshi (Japan, November 08, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time)
  • 7-Eleven México (Mexico, November 07, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time)
  • Verizon (USA, November 07, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time)
  • Grubhub (USA, November 08, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time)


Task Rewards
1/4
Power up Pokémon 10 times 1000 XP
Catch 15 Pokémon

Spoink

Give your buddy 3 treats GO Stardust.png x1000
Completing 1/4

Incense×3, Chansey , GO Stardust.png×1000

2/4
Make 15 Nice Throws 1000 XP
Catch 20 Pokémon

Sunkern

Evolve 5 Pokémon GO Stardust.png×1000
Completing 2/4

Star Piece×1, Sewaddle , GO Stardust.png×1000

3/4
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws 1000 XP
Catch 15 Pokémon

Bronzor

Power Up 10 Pokémon GO Stardust.png×1000
Completing 3/4

Lucky Egg×1, Ferroseed , GO Stardust.png×1000

4/4
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward!

Charizard

Claim Reward! GO Stardust.png×1000
Completing 4/4

Charizard Mega Energy×100, Gibble , GO Stardust.png×1000


Pokémon HOME Event

Pokémon HOME Event is a Timed Research that was available from November 17, 2020, 8 a.m. to November 23, 2020, 8 a.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/4
Transfer 5 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon

Nidoran♀

Catch 10 Pokémon Razz Berry×3
Completing 1/4

Pidgeot Mega Energy×20, Slowpoke , GO Stardust.png×500

2/4
Evolve 3 Pokémon Poké Ball×20
Use 15 Berries to help catch Pokémon

Nidoran♂

Catch 20 Pokémon Pinap Berry×3
Completing 2/4

Pidgeot Mega Energy×30, Ponyta , GO Stardust.png×1000

3/4
Catch 10 different species of Pokémon Great Ball×15
Win 2 Raids

Litwick

Catch 30 Pokémon

Slowpoke

Completing 3/4

Pidgeot Mega Energy×50, Absol , GO Stardust.png×1000

4/4
Claim Reward! Pidgeot Mega Energy×10
Claim Reward! Pidgeot Mega Energy×10
Claim Reward! Pidgeot Mega Energy×10
Completing 4/4

Pidgeot Mega Energy×50, Gible , GO Stardust.png×1000


City Spotlight

These Timed Researches were available at no cost to any players participating to City Spotlight events held in Auckland, New Zealand or Busan, South Korea or Tainan, Taiwan on November 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. A fourth City Spotlight event was supposed to be held in Kyoto, Japan on the same date and time but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Spotlight (Auckland)

This Timed Research was available at no cost as part of the City Spotlight event in Auckland, New Zeland on November 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
Take a snapshot near Victoria Park

Unown

Take a snapshot near Albert Park

Lapras

Take a snapshot near Auckland Domain

Stunfisk

Take a snapshot near Takutai Square

Ferroseed

Take a snapshot near Commercial Bay

Deino

Take a snapshot near Wynyard Quarter

Darumaka

Completing

Poffin×1, GO Stardust.png×1000, Lucky Egg×1

City Spotlight (Busan)

This Timed Research was available at no cost as part of the City Spotlight event in Busan, South Korea on November 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
Take a snapshot near Jagalchi Market

Unown

Take a snapshot near Yongdusan Park

Lapras

Take a snapshot near Democracy Park

Stunfisk

Take a snapshot near Jungang Park

Ferroseed

Take a snapshot near Yurari Plaza

Deino

Take a snapshot near Busan Station

Darumaka

Completing

Poffin×1, GO Stardust.png×1000, Lucky Egg×1

City Spotlight (Tainan)

This Timed Research was available at no cost as part of the City Spotlight event in Tainan, Taiwan on November 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
Take a snapshot near National Cheng Kung University Main Library

Unown

Take a snapshot near Tainan Park

Lapras

Take a snapshot near Confucius Temple, Tainan

Stunfisk

Take a snapshot near Blueprint Culture & Creative Park

Ferroseed

Take a snapshot near Tainan Sports Park & Municipal Baseball Stadium

Deino

Take a snapshot near Koxinga Museum & Koxinga Shrine

Darumaka

Completing

Poffin×1, GO Stardust.png×1000, Lucky Egg×1

Legacy 40 Challenge

Legacy 40 Challenge is a set of Timed Research tasks that was available from November 30, 2020, to December 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m. local time for any Trainer that had reached level 40 before December 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/4
Power up Pokémon 10 times GO Stardust.png×1000
Catch 15 Pokémon Star Piece×3
Make 5 Nice Throws 1000 XP
Completing 1/4

GO Stardust.png×1000, Rufflet , 1000 XP

2/4
Catch 15 different species of Pokémon GO Stardust.png×1000
Transfer 10 Pokémon Unova Stone×1
Use 15 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon 1000 XP
Completing 2/4

GO Stardust.png×1000, Premium Raid Pass×3, 1000 XP

3/4
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws GO Stardust.png×1000
Win 3 raids Sinnoh Stone×3
Give your buddy 10 threats 1000 XP
Completing 3/4

GO Stardust.png×1000, Super Incubator×3, 1000 XP

4/4
Claim Reward! GO Stardust.png×5000
Claim Reward!

Deino

Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Completing 4/4

GO Stardust.png×1000, Archen , Gyarados Hat

Kalos Celebration Event

Kalos Celebration Event is a set of Timed Research tasks that was available from December 02, 2020, at 10 a.m. to December 08, 2020, at 10 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/6
Transfer 5 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Catch a Fletchling 600 XP
Give your buddy 3 threats GO Stardust.png×600
Completing 1/6

Charizard Mega Energy×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 800 XP

2/6
Power up Pokémon 5 times Poké Ball×10
Catch a Litleo Hyper Potion×5
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Revive×5
Completing 2/6

Charizard Mega Energy×15, GO Stardust.png×500, 800 XP

3/6
Catch 10 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Catch a Chespin Venusaur Mega Energy×30
Make 5 Nice Throws Nanab Berry×10
Completing 3/6

Charizard Mega Energy×15, GO Stardust.png×750, 1000 XP

4/6
Catch 15 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Catch a Fennekin Charizard Mega Energy×30
Make 7 Nice Throws Razz Berry×10
Completing 4/6

Charizard Mega Energy×15, GO Stardust.png×750, 1000 XP

5/6
Catch 20 Pokémon Poké Ball×15
Catch a Froakie Blastoise Mega Energy×30
Make 7 Great Throws Pinap Berry×10
Completing 5/6

Charizard Mega Energy×15, GO Stardust.png×750, 1000 XP

6/6
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Completing 6/6

Lucky Egg×1, GO Stardust.png×1000, 2000 XP

Hoenn Celebration Research

Hoenn Celebration Research is a set of Timed Research tasks that was available from January 19, 2021, at 10 a.m. to January 24, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
Catch 2 Groudon Groudon Candy×10
Catch 2 Kyogre Kyogre Candy×10
Catch 30 Pokémon Poké Ball×30
Completing

3000 XP, Silver Pinap Berry×1, Rayquaza

Johto Celebration Research

Hoenn Celebration Research is a set of Timed Research tasks that was available from January 26, 2021, at 10 a.m. to February 7, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/2
Catch 15 Dark-type Pokémon Great Ball×5
Catch 15 Shadow Pokémon Revive×5
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader 3 times

Larvitar

Completing 1/2

Poké Ball×15, Incense×1, 5000 XP

2/2
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo Max Revive×2
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff Hyper Potion×2
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra Max Potion×2
Completing 2/2

Ho-Oh

Team GO Rocket Celebration

Team GO Rocket Celebration is a set of Timed Research tasks that was available from February 02, 2021, at 10 a.m. to February 7, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/2
Defeat 1 Team GO Rocket Grunt Potion×10
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunt Super Potion×5
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunt Revive×3
Completing 1/2

Rocket Radar×1, Golbat , Poké Ball×15

2/2
Defeat 1 Team GO Rocket Grunt Super Potion×10
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunt Hyper Potion×5
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunt Max Revive×3
Completing 2/2

Rocket Radar×1, Misdreavus , Poké Ball×15

Lunar New Year 2021

Lunar New Year 2021 is a set of Timed Research tasks that was available from February 09, 2021, at 10 a.m. to February 14, 2021, at 1 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/4
Transfer 12 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Catch 7 Fire-type Pokémon

Charmander

Send 1 Gift to Friends

Goldeen

Completing 1/4

Miltank , 1000 XP, Gyarados Mega Energy×20

2/4
Power up Pokémon 12 times Razz Berry×5
Evolve 3 Fire-type Pokémon

Torchic

Send 3 Gifts to Friends

Magikarp

Completing 2/4

Tauros , 1000 XP, Gyarados Mega Energy×30

3/4
Use 12 Berries to help catch Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Catch 15 Fire-type Pokémon

Tepig

Send 5 Gifts to Friends

Seaking

Completing 3/4

Miltank , 1000 XP, Gyarados Mega Energy×50

4/4
Make 12 Great Curveball Throws Pinap Berry×3
Catch 20 Fire-type Pokémon

Darumaka

Send 7 Gifts to Friends

Meditite

Completing 4/4

Tauros , 1500 XP, Gyarados Mega Energy×100

Go Tour Kanto: Defeat all Challengers

Go Tour Kanto: Defeat all Challengers is a Timed Research that was available to ticket holders during the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto ticketed event on February 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/4
Catch 20 Pokémon GO Stardust icon.png×500
Power up Pokémon 3 times Great Ball×15
Battle 2 GO Tour Challengers

Eevee

Completing 1/4

Super Potion×5, Eevee Candy×20, Revive×5

2/4
Evolve 3 Pokémon 500 XP
Power up Pokémon 3 times GO Stardust icon.png×500
Battle 3 GO Tour Challengers 500 XP
Completing 2/4

Max Potion×3, Sinnoh Stone×1, Max Revive×3

3/4
Battle in a raid 1000 XP
Win a raid

Lapras

Defeat 3 GO Tour Challengers Star Piece×1
Completing 3/4

1000 XP, Lapras Candy×20, GO Stardust icon.png×1000

4/4
Power up Pokémon 5 times

Snorlax

Defeat 3 GO Tour Challengers with your buddy Snorlax Candy×20
Defeat 5 GO Tour Challengers Premium Raid Pass×1
Completing 4/4

Fast TM×1, Lucky Egg×1, Charged TM×1

Kanto Celebration Event

Kanto Celebration Event is a Timed Research that ran from February 21, 2021, 10 a.m. to February 27, 2021, 8 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/4
Power up Pokémon 5 times

Paras

Transfer 6 Pokémon

Geodude

Catch 20 Pokémon

Rhyhorn

Completing 1/4

Onix , Razz Berry×3, Venusaur Mega Energy×40

2/4
Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts

Ekans

Catch 2 Shadow Pokémon

Drowzee

Catch 20 Pokémon

Koffing

Completing 2/4

Grimer , 1000 XP, Charizard Mega Energy×40

3/4
Take a snapshot of a Water-type Pokémon

Staryu

Catch 20 Water-type Pokémon

Shellder

Catch 25 Pokémon

Tentacool

Completing 3/4

Omanyte , Pinap Berry×3, Blastoise Mega Energy×40

4/4
Power up Pokémon 10 times

Porygon

Send 3 Gifts to friends

Jynx

Catch 25 Pokémon

Eevee

Completing 4/4

Aerodactyl , 2500 XP, Rare Candy×1

Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto - Bonus Event

Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto - Bonus Event is a Timed Research that was available to ticket holders for the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event. This research was published in compensation for issues that occurred during the original time frame of the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event. It was briefly made available to all players, before being removed from every player's Today tab. It was later reinstated for ticket holders only. This Timed Research was available from March 05, 2021 10 a.m. to April 05, 2021 10 a.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/3
Send 3 Gifts to friends Ultra Ball×15
Catch 20 Pokémon Silver Pinap Berry×10
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon 500 XP
Completing 1/3

GO Stardust icon.png×500, Lure Module×1, 500 XP

2/3
Power up Pokémon 3 times Poffin×1
Earn 3 heart with your buddy Super Incubator×5
Evolve a Pokémon Lucky Egg×1
Completing 2/3

Fast TM×5, Ultra Ball×10, Charged TM×1

3/3
Catch 10 different species of Pokémon 1000 XP
Make 10 Great Throws Silver Pinap Berry×3
Complete 10 Field Research tasks Star Piece×1
Completing 3/3

Elite Fast TM×5, Mew Candy×100, Elite Charged TM×1

Searching for Legends

Searching for Legends is a Timed Research that was available from March 09, 2021 10 a.m. to March 14, 2021 10 a.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/7
Take a snapshot of a Ground-type Pokémon GO Stardust icon.png×300
Catch 10 Ground-type Pokémon Poké Ball×8
Completing 1/7

Nosepass , 100 XP

2/7
Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon

Magnemite

Use 3 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon

Magnemite

Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon

Magnemite

Completing 2/7

Nosepass , 200 XP

3/7
Take a snapshot of a Rock-type Pokémon GO Stardust icon.png×300
Catch 10 Rock-type Pokémon Poké Ball×8
Completing 3/7

Nosepass , 300 XP

4/7
Defeat 1 Team GO Rocket Grunt

Stunfisk (Galarian Stunfisk)

Completing 4/7

Nosepass , 400 XP

5/7
Take a snapshot of a Steel-type Pokémon GO Stardust icon.png×300
Catch 10 Steel-type Pokémon Poké Ball×8
Completing 5/7

Nosepass , 500 XP

6/7
Make 3 Curveball Throws

Baltoy

Make 6 Great Curveball Throws

Ferroseed

Make 9 Curveball Throws in a row

Forretress

Completing 6/7

Nosepass , 600 XP

7/7
Use 1 Incense

Shieldon

Catch 45 Steel-type Pokémon Silver Pinap Berry×1
Completing 7/7

Nosepass , 700 XP, Magnetic Lure Module×1

Charge Up

Charge Up is a Timed Research that was available from March 16, 2021 10 a.m. to March 22, 2021 8 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/4
Catch 5 Electric-type Pokémon

Pikachu

Evolve a Pokémon

Voltorb

Power up Pokémon 5 times Poké Ball×10
Completing 1/4

Tynamo , Unova Stone×1, Ampharos Mega Energy×10

2/4
Make 3 Nice throws in a row

Magnemite

Make 3 Curveball throws in a row

Magnemite

Make 3 Great throws

Magnemite

Completing 2/4

Magneton , Sinnoh Stone×1, Manectric Mega Energy×10

3/4
Use 7 berries to help catch Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Evolve 3 Electric-type Pokémon

Electabuzz

Power up Pokémon 10 times Razz Berry×3
Completing 3/4

Porygon , Upgrade×1, Ampharos Mega Energy×15

4/4
Transfer 15 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Evolve 5 Electric-type Pokémon

Jolteon

Power up Pokémon 15 times

Manectric

Completing 4/4

Tynamo , Unova Stone×1, Manectric Mega Energy×15

Weather Week

Weather Week is a Timed Research that was available from March 24, 2021 10 a.m. to March 29, 2021 8 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
1/4
Catch 10 Water-, Electric- or Bug-type Pokémon

Castform (Rainy Form)

Take a snapshot of a Water-type Pokémon GO Stardust icon.png×200
Send 3 Gifts to friends

Psyduck

Completing 1/4

Wailmer , Poké Ball×5, 500 XP

2/4
Catch 15 Water-, Electric- or Bug-type Pokémon

Castform (Rainy Form)

Power up Pokémon 7 times Pinap Berry×3
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts

Buizel

Completing 2/4

Castform (Rainy Form) , Poké Ball×7, 500 XP

3/4
Catch 15 Flying-, Psychic- or Dragon-type Pokémon

Castform (Rainy Form)

Make 5 Nice Curveball Throws

GO Stardust icon.png×600

Earn 5 hearts with your buddy

Woobat

Completing 3/4

Swellow , Poké Ball×10, 800 XP

4/4
Catch 20 Flying-, Psychic- or Dragon-type Pokémon

Castform (Rainy Form)

Make 9 Curveball Throws in a row GO Stardust icon.png×1200
Evolve 3 Pokémon

Swablu

Completing 4/4

Togetic , Poké Ball×12, 1200 XP

Festival of Colors

Festival of Colors is a Timed Research that was exclusively available in India on March 28, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time during the celebration of the Holi festival.

Task Rewards
1/8
Tranfer 5 Pokémon Poké Ball×10
Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon 1000 XP
Make 3 Nice Throws Razz Berry×10
Completing 1/8 Charizard Mega Energy×30, 1000 XP, GO Stardust icon.png×500
2/8
Transfer 5 Pokémon Hyper Potion×10
Catch 3 Fairy-type Pokémon 1000 XP
Make 3 Nice Throws Nanab Berry×10
Completing 2/8 Pidgeot Mega Energy×30, 1000 XP, GO Stardust icon.png×500
3/8
Transfer 5 Pokémon Great Ball×10
Catch 3 Water-type Pokémon 1000 XP
Make 3 Nice Throws Dragon Scale×1
Completing 3/8 Blastoise Mega Energy×30, 1000 XP, GO Stardust icon.png×500
4/8
Transfer 5 Pokémon Ultra Ball×10
Catch 3 Electric-type Pokémon 1000 XP
Make 3 Nice Throws Pinap Berry×10
Completing 4/8 Ampharos Mega Energy×30, 1000 XP, GO Stardust icon.png×500
5/8
Transfer 5 Pokémon Premium Raid Pass×1
Catch 3 Grass-type Pokémon 1000 XP
Make 3 Nice Throws Silver Pinap Berry×1
Completing 5/8 Venusaur Mega Energy×30, 1000 XP, GO Stardust icon.png×500
6/8
Transfer 5 Pokémon Sun Stone×1
Catch 3 Ground-type Pokémon 1000 XP
Make 3 Nice Throws Golden Razz Berry×1
Completing 6/8 Beedrill Mega Energy×30, 1000 XP, GO Stardust icon.png×500
7/8
Transfer 5 Pokémon Sinnoh Stone×1
Catch 5 Ghost-type Pokémon 1000 XP
Make 3 Nice Throws Super Incubator×1
Completing 7/8 Gengar Mega Energy×30, 1000 XP, GO Stardust icon.png×500
8/8
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Completing 8/8

Muk , 2000 XP, GO Stardust icon.png×1000

Tricky Pokémon

Tricky Pokémon is a set of Timed Research that was available from April 01, 2021 at 12 a.m. to April 08, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. local time.

Task Rewards
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts 100 XP
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader 1 times 100 XP
Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon 100 XP
Completing

Super Rocket Radar×1, 100 XP, GO Stardust icon.png×100

See also

References

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