Field Research for January

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These are the available Research Tasks with Pokémon encounters for the month of January. The current reward encounter for a Research Breakthrough is Lapras with Ice Shard and Ice Beam.

If you’re looking for the graphic, scroll down further or click here.

  • Catch 10 Pokémon
    Magikarp
    CP 99 - 117
    shiny
  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon
    Dratini
    CP 397 - 430
    shiny
  • Catch 3 Normal-, Water-, or Ice-type Pokémon
    Dewgong
    CP 803 - 851
  • Catch 5 Fire-type Pokémon
    Snorunt
    CP 349 - 380
    shiny
  • Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
    Vulpix
    CP 347 - 378
  • Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
    Poliwag
    CP 324 - 355
    shiny
  • Make 5 Nice Throws
    Voltorb
    CP 399 - 432
  • Make 3 Great Throws
    Gastly
    CP 487 - 527
    shiny
  • Make 3 Great Throws
    Lileep
    CP 515 - 553
    shiny
  • Make 3 Great Throws
    Anorith
    CP 613 - 655
    shiny
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a row
    Onix
    CP 435 - 472
    shiny
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    Spinda
    CP 486 - 523
    shiny
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row
    Larvitar
    CP 411 - 445
    shiny
  • Battle in a Gym
    Mankey
    CP 462 - 499
    shiny
  • Battle in a Gym 5 times
    Machop
    CP 509 - 548
    shiny
  • Win a Gym battle
    Bulbasaur
    CP 442 - 477
    shiny
  • Win a Gym battle
    Charmander
    CP 387 - 420
    shiny
  • Win a Gym battle
    Squirtle
    CP 372 - 405
    shiny
  • Win 3 Gym battles
    Jynx
    CP 1040 - 1095
  • Use a super effective Charged Attack in 7 Gym battles
    Electabuzz
    CP 949 - 1000
  • Defeat a Team Rocket Grunt
    Sneasel
    CP 831 - 879
    shiny
  • Battle another trainer 3 times
    Shellder
    CP 428 - 463
    shiny
  • Battle in a raid
    Swinub
    CP 288 - 317
    shiny
  • Win a level 3 or higher raid
    Omanyte
    CP 620 - 662
    shiny
  • Win a level 3 or higher raid
    Kabuto
    CP 548 - 587
    shiny
  • Win 5 Raids
    Aerodactyl
    CP 1136 - 1193
    shiny
  • Hatch an Egg
    Exeggcute
    CP 467 - 503
  • Hatch 3 Eggs
    Magmar
    CP 973 - 1026
  • Hatch 4 Eggs
    Alolan Vulpix
    CP 347 - 378
    shiny
  • Hatch 5 Eggs
    Chansey
    CP 490 - 537
  • Evolve a Pokémon
    Eevee
    CP 424 - 459
    shiny
  • Evolve a Pokémon
    Cubchoo
    CP 422 - 458
  • Power up a Pokémon 5 times
    Bulbasaur
    CP 442 - 477
    shiny
  • Power up a Pokémon 5 times
    Charmander
    CP 387 - 420
    shiny
  • Power up a Pokémon 5 times
    Squirtle
    CP 372 - 405
    shiny
  • Take a snapshot of your buddy
    Snover
    CP 460 - 497
    shiny
  • Earn 5 hearts with your buddy
    Stantler
    CP 878 - 927
    shiny
  • Send 10 Gifts to friends
    Clamperl
    CP 507 - 544
    shiny
  • Transfer 3 Pokémon
    Lotad
    CP 230 - 256
    shiny
  • Trade a Pokémon
    Glalie
    CP 853 - 902




Field Research Tasks

Field Research Tasks

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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 next to the Pokémon in the graphic?

That is the range of possible CPs that your Pokémon encounter could be. The highest is Perfect IVs and the lowest is not so perfect 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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