Current Field Research

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These are the available Research Tasks with Pokémon encounters for the month of May. Completing a Research Breakthrough will lead to an encounter with one of the following Pokémon: Parasect, Pinsir, Snorlax, Gible, Furfrou, Goomy.

The Current Spinda Pattern is #2

Catching Tasks

  • Catch 5 Pokémon
    • shiny Alolan Rattata
      Max CP
      315
      Min CP
      286
    • shiny Alolan Geodude
      Max CP
      554
      Min CP
      516
  • Catch 7 Pokémon
    • shiny Magikarp
      Max CP
      117
      Min CP
      99
  • 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
    • ×1500
      Stardust ×1500
    • ×3
      Rare Candy ×3
    • ×2
      Golden Razz Berry ×2
    • ×10
      Ultra Ball ×10
  • Catch a Ditto
    • ×1500
      Stardust ×1500
    • ×3
      Rare Candy ×3
    • ×2
      Golden Razz Berry ×2
    • ×10
      Ultra Ball ×10
  • Catch 5 Normal-type Pokémon
    • shiny Minccino
      Max CP
      374
      Min CP
      342
  • 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
    • ×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
    • ×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
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
    • shiny Vulpix
      Max CP
      378
      Min CP
      347
    • shiny Poliwag
      Max CP
      355
      Min CP
      324
    • shiny Hippopotas
      Max CP
      582
      Min CP
      542
    • shiny Snover
      Max CP
      497
      Min CP
      460
    • ×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 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    • shiny Stufful
      Max CP
      579
      Min CP
      540
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    • ×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 Dunsparce
      Max CP
      724
      Min CP
      679
    • ×200
      Stardust ×200
    • ×3
      Razz Berry ×3
    • ×1
      Pinap Berry ×1
    • ×5
      Poké Ball ×5
  • 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 5 Nice Curveball Throws in a row
    • shiny Slakoth
      Max CP
      429
      Min CP
      395
  • Make 3 Great Throws
    • shiny Snubbull
      Max CP
      530
      Min CP
      492
    • shiny Lileep
      Max CP
      553
      Min CP
      515
    • shiny Anorith
      Max CP
      655
      Min CP
      613
    • ×200
      Stardust ×200
    • ×3
      Razz Berry ×3
    • ×1
      Pinap Berry ×1
    • ×5
      Poké Ball ×5
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a row
    • shiny Onix
      Max CP
      472
      Min CP
      435
    • ×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 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 2
      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 3 Excellent Throws in a row
    • shiny Gible
      Max CP
      477
      Min CP
      441

Battling Tasks

  • Battle in GO Battle League
    • Machoke
      Max CP
      870
      Min CP
      822
  • Win a raid
    • shiny Galarian Farfetch'd
      Max CP
      717
      Min CP
      673
  • Win a three-star raid or higher
    • shiny Omanyte
      Max CP
      662
      Min CP
      620
    • shiny Kabuto
      Max CP
      587
      Min CP
      548
  • Win 5 raids
    • shiny Aerodactyl
      Max CP
      1193
      Min CP
      1136
  • Use 10 supereffective Charged Attacks
    • ×25
      Lopunny Mega Energy ×25

Exploring Tasks

  • Hatch an Egg
    • shiny Mantine
      Max CP
      903
      Min CP
      854
  • Hatch an Egg
    • shiny Lickitung
      Max CP
      604
      Min CP
      564
  • Hatch 2 Eggs
    • shiny Beldum
      Max CP
      418
      Min CP
      385
  • Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms
    • shiny Sudowoodo
      Max CP
      920
      Min CP
      871
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
    • shiny Ralts
      Max CP
      231
      Min CP
      206
  • Walk 3 km
    • shiny Sableye
      Max CP
      632
      Min CP
      592
  • Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon
    • shiny Hoppip
      Max CP
      257
      Min CP
      231
    • shiny Yanma
      Max CP
      630
      Min CP
      588
    • shiny Murkrow
      Max CP
      669
      Min CP
      626
  • Take 2 snapshots of wild Fairy-type Pokémon
    • shiny Snubbull
      Max CP
      530
      Min CP
      492

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 Chikorita
      Max CP
      400
      Min CP
      368
    • shiny Cyndaquil
      Max CP
      420
      Min CP
      387
    • shiny Totodile
      Max CP
      485
      Min CP
      449
    • ×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
  • Power up Pokémon 7 times
    • shiny Treecko
      Max CP
      451
      Min CP
      417
    • shiny Torchic
      Max CP
      468
      Min CP
      433
    • shiny Mudkip
      Max CP
      483
      Min CP
      447

Buddy & Friendship Tasks

  • Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy
    • shiny Bunnelby
      Max CP
      237
      Min CP
      212
  • Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy
    • shiny Stunfisk
      Max CP
      926
      Min CP
      876
  • Take a snapshot of your buddy
    • shiny Girafarig
      Max CP
      877
      Min CP
      829
  • Send 3 Gifts and add a sticker to each
    • shiny Magikarp
      Max CP
      117
      Min CP
      99
  • Trade a Pokémon
    • shiny Shelmet
      Max CP
      357
      Min CP
      325
    • shiny Karrablast
      Max CP
      506
      Min CP
      469

Team GO Rocket Tasks

  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon
    • Nidorina
      Max CP
      561
      Min CP
      522
    • Nidorino
      Max CP
      597
      Min CP
      557

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 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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