Current Field Research

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These are the available Research Tasks with Pokémon encounters for the current Season, Shared Skies. Completing a Research Breakthrough this season will lead to an encounter with one of the following Pokémon: Hisuian Growlithe, Larvitar, Audino, Axew, Furfrou, and Jangmo-o.

The Spinda patterns available have increased this season. So far it seems like 7 and 8 are available and it might persist for the rest of the season.

Event Tasks

  • Catch 10 Pokémon
    • shiny Koffing
      Max CP
      520
      Min CP
      483
    • shiny Combee
      Max CP
      212
      Min CP
      188
    • Tandemaus
      Max CP
      382
      Min CP
      350
  • Evolve a Pokémon
    • shiny Slowpoke
      Max CP
      525
      Min CP
      487
    • shiny Galarian Slowpoke
      Max CP
      525
      Min CP
      487
    • Tandemaus
      Max CP
      382
      Min CP
      350
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times
    • shiny Voltorb
      Max CP
      432
      Min CP
      399
    • shiny Hisuian Voltorb
      Max CP
      432
      Min CP
      399
    • Tandemaus
      Max CP
      382
      Min CP
      350
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times
    • shiny Vanillite
      Max CP
      443
      Min CP
      409
    • shiny Deino
      Max CP
      455
      Min CP
      420
    • Tandemaus
      Max CP
      382
      Min CP
      350
  • Send 2 Gifts to friends
    • shiny Darumaka
      Max CP
      618
      Min CP
      576
    • shiny Galarian Darumaka
      Max CP
      618
      Min CP
      576
    • Tandemaus
      Max CP
      382
      Min CP
      350
  • Trade a Pokémon
    • Tandemaus
      Max CP
      382
      Min CP
      350
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
    • Tandemaus
      Max CP
      382
      Min CP
      350
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×5
      Poké Ball ×5
    • ×2
      Potion ×2

Catching Tasks

  • Catch 5 Pokémon
    • shiny Bidoof
      Max CP
      309
      Min CP
      280
    • shiny Patrat
      Max CP
      339
      Min CP
      309
    • shiny Bunnelby
      Max CP
      237
      Min CP
      212
  • Catch 7 Pokémon
    • shiny Magikarp
      Max CP
      117
      Min CP
      99
    • shiny Stufful
      Max CP
      579
      Min CP
      540
    • shiny Wimpod
      Max CP
      215
      Min CP
      191
  • Catch 10 Pokémon
    • ×200
      Stardust ×200
    • ×3
      Rare Candy ×3
    • ×2
      Golden Razz Berry ×2
    • ×10
      Poké Ball ×10
  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon
    • shiny Dratini
      Max CP
      430
      Min CP
      397
    • shiny Bagon
      Max CP
      495
      Min CP
      459
    • shiny Axew
      Max CP
      586
      Min CP
      547
    • ×1500
      Stardust ×1500
    • ×3
      Rare Candy ×3
    • ×2
      Golden Razz Berry ×2
    • ×10
      Ultra Ball ×10
  • Catch 5 Water- or Ground-type Pokémon
    • shiny Swinub
      Max CP
      317
      Min CP
      288
    • shiny Buizel
      Max CP
      452
      Min CP
      416
    • shiny Tympole
      Max CP
      359
      Min CP
      328
  • Catch 5 Electric- or Flying-type Pokémon
    • shiny Pidgey
      Max CP
      291
      Min CP
      264
    • shiny Mareep
      Max CP
      424
      Min CP
      391
    • shiny Electrike
      Max CP
      413
      Min CP
      380
  • Catch a Ditto
    • ×1500
      Stardust ×1500
    • ×3
      Rare Candy ×3
    • ×2
      Golden Razz Berry ×2
    • ×10
      Ultra Ball ×10
  • Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon
    • ×10
      Pidgeot Mega Energy ×10
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon
    • ×10
      Venusaur Mega Energy ×10
    • ×10
      Sceptile Mega Energy ×10
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon
    • ×10
      Charizard Mega Energy ×10
    • ×10
      Blaziken Mega Energy ×10
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon
    • ×10
      Blastoise Mega Energy ×10
    • ×10
      Swampert Mega Energy ×10
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Catch 7 different species of Pokémon
    • shiny Alolan Diglett
      Max CP
      292
      Min CP
      264
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokémon
    • shiny Clamperl
      Max CP
      544
      Min CP
      507
  • Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
    • shiny Vulpix
      Max CP
      378
      Min CP
      347
    • shiny Poliwag
      Max CP
      355
      Min CP
      324
    • shiny Wingull
      Max CP
      328
      Min CP
      298
    • shiny Hippopotas
      Max CP
      582
      Min CP
      542
    • shiny Snover
      Max CP
      497
      Min CP
      460
    • shiny Roggenrola
      Max CP
      516
      Min CP
      479
    • shiny Vanillite
      Max CP
      443
      Min CP
      409
    • ×200
      Stardust ×200
    • ×3
      Razz Berry ×3
    • ×1
      Pinap Berry ×1
    • ×5
      Poké Ball ×5
  • Catch 10 Pokémon with Weather Boost
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon
    • shiny Vulpix
      Max CP
      378
      Min CP
      347
    • shiny Psyduck
      Max CP
      474
      Min CP
      439
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5

Throwing Tasks

  • Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Make 5 Nice Throws
    • shiny Diglett
      Max CP
      289
      Min CP
      262
    • shiny Alolan Diglett
      Max CP
      292
      Min CP
      264
    • shiny Sudowoodo
      Max CP
      920
      Min CP
      871
    • ×200
      Stardust ×200
    • ×3
      Razz Berry ×3
    • ×1
      Pinap Berry ×1
    • ×5
      Poké Ball ×5
  • Make 10 Nice Throws
    • shiny Plusle
      Max CP
      762
      Min CP
      717
    • shiny Minun
      Max CP
      726
      Min CP
      682
  • Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
    • ×2
      Ultra Ball ×2
  • Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws in a row
    • ×200
      Stardust ×200
    • ×3
      Razz Berry ×3
    • ×1
      Pinap Berry ×1
    • ×5
      Poké Ball ×5
  • Make 3 Great Throws
    • shiny Omanyte
      Max CP
      662
      Min CP
      620
    • shiny Kabuto
      Max CP
      587
      Min CP
      548
    • shiny Clamperl
      Max CP
      544
      Min CP
      507
    • shiny Elgyem
      Max CP
      593
      Min CP
      554
    • shiny Binacle
      Max CP
      405
      Min CP
      373
    • ×200
      Stardust ×200
    • ×3
      Razz Berry ×3
    • ×1
      Pinap Berry ×1
    • ×5
      Poké Ball ×5
  • Make 5 Great Throws
    • shiny Slakoth
      Max CP
      429
      Min CP
      395
    • shiny Makuhita
      Max CP
      350
      Min CP
      318
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a row
    • shiny Lileep
      Max CP
      553
      Min CP
      515
    • shiny Anorith
      Max CP
      655
      Min CP
      613
    • ×1000
      Stardust ×1000
    • ×1
      Rare Candy ×1
    • ×9
      Razz Berry ×9
    • ×3
      Pinap Berry ×3
    • ×10
      Poké Ball ×10
    • ×5
      Ultra Ball ×5
  • Make 3 Great Curveball Throws
    • ×1000
      Stardust ×1000
    • ×1
      Rare Candy ×1
    • ×9
      Razz Berry ×9
    • ×3
      Pinap Berry ×3
    • ×10
      Poké Ball ×10
    • ×5
      Ultra Ball ×5
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws
    • shiny Omanyte
      Max CP
      662
      Min CP
      620
    • shiny Kabuto
      Max CP
      587
      Min CP
      548
  • Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • ×1500
      Stardust ×1500
    • ×3
      Rare Candy ×3
    • ×2
      Golden Razz Berry ×2
    • ×10
      Ultra Ball ×10
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • shiny Spinda 7
      Max CP
      523
      Min CP
      486
    • shiny Spinda 8
      Max CP
      523
      Min CP
      486
  • Make an Excellent Throw
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
    • ×2
      Ultra Ball ×2
  • Make 2 Excellent Throws
    • shiny Gible
      Max CP
      477
      Min CP
      441
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row
    • shiny Larvitar
      Max CP
      445
      Min CP
      411
    • shiny Beldum
      Max CP
      418
      Min CP
      385
    • shiny Gible
      Max CP
      477
      Min CP
      441

Battling Tasks

  • Win in the GO Battle League
    • shiny Poliwag
      Max CP
      355
      Min CP
      324
    • shiny Marill
      Max CP
      197
      Min CP
      172
    • shiny Croagunk
      Max CP
      408
      Min CP
      375
  • Win a raid
    • Sandygast
      Max CP
      528
      Min CP
      491
  • Win a three-star raid or higher
    • shiny Tirtouga
      Max CP
      638
      Min CP
      597
    • shiny Archen
      Max CP
      789
      Min CP
      741
  • Win 2 raids
    • shiny Lapras
      Max CP
      1131
      Min CP
      1076
  • Win 5 raids
    • shiny Alolan Marowak
      Max CP
      786
      Min CP
      741
    • shiny Alolan Exeggutor
      Max CP
      1292
      Min CP
      1233
    • shiny Aerodactyl
      Max CP
      1193
      Min CP
      1136

Exploring Tasks

  • Hatch an Egg
    • shiny Scyther
      Max CP
      1160
      Min CP
      1104
    • shiny Sudowoodo
      Max CP
      920
      Min CP
      871
    • shiny Nincada
      Max CP
      329
      Min CP
      299
    • shiny Trubbish
      Max CP
      428
      Min CP
      395
    • shiny Darumaka
      Max CP
      618
      Min CP
      576
  • Hatch 2 Eggs
    • shiny Sneasel
      Max CP
      879
      Min CP
      831
    • shiny Mawile
      Max CP
      700
      Min CP
      658
    • shiny Feebas
      Max CP
      117
      Min CP
      99
    • shiny Galarian Darumaka
      Max CP
      618
      Min CP
      576
  • Explore 2 km
    • Pawmi
      Max CP
      272
      Min CP
      244
  • Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms
    • shiny Doduo
      Max CP
      514
      Min CP
      477
    • shiny Remoraid
      Max CP
      391
      Min CP
      358
    • shiny Ralts
      Max CP
      231
      Min CP
      206
    • shiny Aron
      Max CP
      560
      Min CP
      522
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
    • shiny Growlithe
      Max CP
      533
      Min CP
      495
    • shiny Hisuian Growlithe
      Max CP
      566
      Min CP
      527
    • shiny Slowpoke
      Max CP
      525
      Min CP
      487
    • shiny Galarian Slowpoke
      Max CP
      525
      Min CP
      487
  • Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon
    • shiny Trapinch
      Max CP
      546
      Min CP
      507
    • shiny Croagunk
      Max CP
      408
      Min CP
      375
    • shiny Cottonee
      Max CP
      300
      Min CP
      271
  • Take 3 snapshots of different wild Water-type Pokémon
    • shiny Chinchou
      Max CP
      479
      Min CP
      443
    • shiny Surskit
      Max CP
      339
      Min CP
      309
  • Take 3 snapshots of different wild Flying-type Pokémon
    • shiny Doduo
      Max CP
      514
      Min CP
      477
    • shiny Hoothoot
      Max CP
      290
      Min CP
      262
  • Take 3 snapshots of different wild Rock-type Pokémon
    • shiny Geodude
      Max CP
      554
      Min CP
      516
    • shiny Binacle
      Max CP
      405
      Min CP
      373

Training Tasks

  • Evolve a Pokémon
    • shiny Eevee
      Max CP
      459
      Min CP
      424
  • Power up Pokémon 3 times
    • shiny Bulbasaur
      Max CP
      477
      Min CP
      442
    • shiny Charmander
      Max CP
      420
      Min CP
      387
    • shiny Squirtle
      Max CP
      405
      Min CP
      372
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times
    • shiny Snivy
      Max CP
      364
      Min CP
      333
    • shiny Tepig
      Max CP
      464
      Min CP
      428
    • shiny Oshawott
      Max CP
      448
      Min CP
      413
    • ×10
      Venusaur Mega Energy ×10
    • ×10
      Charizard Mega Energy ×10
    • ×10
      Blastoise Mega Energy ×10
    • ×10
      Beedrill Mega Energy ×10
    • ×10
      Pidgeot Mega Energy ×10
    • ×10
      Manectric Mega Energy ×10
    • ×10
      Aggron Mega Energy ×10
  • Power up Pokémon 7 times
    • shiny Rowlet
      Max CP
      453
      Min CP
      418
    • shiny Litten
      Max CP
      443
      Min CP
      409
    • Popplio
      Max CP
      483
      Min CP
      448
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times
    • ×25
      Gyarados Mega Energy ×25
    • ×25
      Steelix Mega Energy ×25
    • ×25
      Houndoom Mega Energy ×25

Buddy & Friendship Tasks

  • Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy
    • shiny Jigglypuff
      Max CP
      310
      Min CP
      277
    • shiny Buneary
      Max CP
      539
      Min CP
      501
    • shiny Glameow
      Max CP
      400
      Min CP
      367
    • shiny Bunnelby
      Max CP
      237
      Min CP
      212
    • shiny Litleo
      Max CP
      611
      Min CP
      571
    • shiny Dedenne
      Max CP
      789
      Min CP
      743
  • Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy
    • shiny Stunfisk
      Max CP
      926
      Min CP
      876
    • shiny Galarian Stunfisk
      Max CP
      926
      Min CP
      876
  • Send 5 Gifts and add a sticker to each
    • shiny Luvdisc
      Max CP
      363
      Min CP
      332
  • Trade a Pokémon
    • shiny Abra
      Max CP
      575
      Min CP
      534

Team GO Rocket Tasks

  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    • shiny Alolan Rattata
      Max CP
      315
      Min CP
      286
  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon
    • shiny Onix
      Max CP
      472
      Min CP
      435

Sponsored Tasks

  • Send 3 Gifts to friends
    • ×1000
      Stardust ×1000
    • ×1
      Rare Candy ×1
  • Catch 8 Pokémon
    • ×1000
      Stardust ×1000
    • ×1
      Rare Candy ×1

AR Scanning Tasks

  • AR Scanning
    • ×10
      Poké Ball ×10
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
    • ×1
      Poffin ×1




Field Research Tasks

FAQ

What is Research in Pokémon GO?

Research is a feature in Pokémon GO that gives Trainers the opportunity to help Professor Willow with his Pokémon Research. Completing a Research Task will unlock rewards. The more challenging a task, the greater the reward will be.

There are two types of Research you can contribute to: Field Research and Special Research.


What is Field Research?

Field Research tasks are assigned/collected by spinning PokéStops. Trainers can only receive and complete one task from each PokéStop each day. Tasks are the same for all trainers on a given day so you can share PokéStop locations for a desirable task with others in your community.

The task will consist of an objective and a reward for completing it. Rewards range from Items to Pokémon encounters. If the task awards items, it will disclose what item and quantity on the task itself. If it’s an encounter, it won’t. Instead you can refer to the handy graphic on this page.

The first Field Research task you complete for a day will reward you with a Stamp towards unlocking a Research Breakthrough.


How do I unlock a Research Breakthrough?

You can unlock a Research Breakthrough by collect 7 Stamps. Again, Stamps are obtained from your first completed Field Research task for the day. Unlike the ‘First PokéStop of the Day’ or ‘First Catch of the Day’ streaks, you do not need to collect Stamps on consecutive days. You won’t ever lose stamps you earned because you missed a day.

Upon reaching 7 Stamps, you can open the box and earn a handful of helpful Rewards. Rewards will consist of a Pokémon encounter, XP, Stardust and will include one of the following items: Rare Candy, Pinap Berries, Ultra Balls, or Poké Balls.


What is Special Research?

Special Research is like Field Research but they can be thought of as part of the game’s Story. Like Field Research they consist of tasks that you work through to earn Rewards. However in Special Research completing a set of task will earn you additional rewards. Completing all sets of tasks in the series will earn you a more valuable reward. eg. A Mythical Pokémon encounter.

While, Trainers cannot repeat Special Research tasks, Professor Willow will occasionally seek assistance with new tasks. Special Research can also be assigned at Special Events like GO Fest in Chicago or during in-game Events like Pokémon GO Halloween 2018.


What are the CP numbers under the Pokémon in the graphic?

That is the Perfect CP value or the number a Pokémon will have on encounter from Field Research when it’s IV values are maxed out. It is helpful to know at a glance if an encounter has high IVs.


What is the Sparkle next to some Pokémon in the graphic?

The sparkle indicates that there is a chance of encountering that Pokémon in their Shiny form. The chance of encountering a Shiny from a Field Research task is 1 in 450. However they could possibly be higher for certain encounters (eg. Absol).

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