Current Field Research

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These are the available Research Tasks with Pokémon encounters for the current Season, Hidden Gems. Completing a Research Breakthrough this season will lead to an encounter with one of the following Pokémon: Sableye, Beldum, Audino, Furfrou, Goomy, or Noibat.

The current Spinda pattern is #3. The Spinda pattern will still change monthly.

Event Tasks

  • Catch 5 Grass- or Bug-type Pokémon
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
  • Catch 5 Ghost- or Dark-type Pokémon
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
  • Catch 10 Pokémon
    • shiny Fomantis
      Max CP
      317
      Min CP
      288

Catching Tasks

  • Catch 5 Pokémon
    • shiny Cubone
      Max CP
      436
      Min CP
      402
    • shiny Baltoy
      Max CP
      337
      Min CP
      307
    • shiny Swinub
      Max CP
      317
      Min CP
      288
  • Catch 7 Pokémon
    • shiny Magikarp
      Max CP
      117
      Min CP
      99
    • shiny Stufful
      Max CP
      579
      Min CP
      540
    • Wimpod
      Max CP
      215
      Min CP
      191
  • Catch 7 different species of Pokémon
    • shiny Exeggcute
      Max CP
      503
      Min CP
      467
  • Catch 10 Pokémon
    • shiny Duskull
      Max CP
      302
      Min CP
      273
    • shiny Shuppet
      Max CP
      436
      Min CP
      401
    • shiny Misdreavus
      Max CP
      825
      Min CP
      779
    • ×200
      Stardust ×200
    • ×3
      Rare Candy ×3
    • ×2
      Golden Razz Berry ×2
    • ×10
      Poké Ball ×10
  • Catch 15 Pokémon
    • shiny Porygon
      Max CP
      737
      Min CP
      693
    • shiny Bronzor
      Max CP
      258
      Min CP
      229
    • shiny Baltoy
      Max CP
      337
      Min CP
      307
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokémon
    • shiny Alolan Exeggutor
      Max CP
      1292
      Min CP
      1233
  • 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 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 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
    • shiny Wingull
      Max CP
      328
      Min CP
      298
    • shiny Vanillite
      Max CP
      443
      Min CP
      409
    • shiny Roggenrola
      Max CP
      516
      Min CP
      479
    • ×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
    • ×500
      Stardust ×500
    • ×6
      Razz Berry ×6
    • ×2
      Pinap Berry ×2
    • ×5
      Great Ball ×5
  • Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon
    • shiny Spinarak
      Max CP
      350
      Min CP
      319
    • shiny Ledyba
      Max CP
      312
      Min CP
      283

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
    • shiny Dunsparce
      Max CP
      724
      Min CP
      679
    • ×200
      Stardust ×200
    • ×3
      Razz Berry ×3
    • ×1
      Pinap Berry ×1
    • ×5
      Poké Ball ×5
  • Make 10 Nice Throws
    • shiny Psyduck
      Max CP
      474
      Min CP
      439
    • shiny Woobat
      Max CP
      435
      Min CP
      401
  • 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 Clamperl
      Max CP
      544
      Min CP
      507
    • shiny Kabuto
      Max CP
      587
      Min CP
      548
    • shiny Omanyte
      Max CP
      662
      Min CP
      620
    • 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 Mankey
      Max CP
      499
      Min CP
      462
    • shiny Aipom
      Max CP
      578
      Min CP
      539
    • shiny Baltoy
      Max CP
      337
      Min CP
      307
  • 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
    • 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 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 5
      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 Beldum
      Max CP
      418
      Min CP
      385
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row
    • shiny Larvitar
      Max CP
      445
      Min CP
      411
    • shiny Gible
      Max CP
      477
      Min CP
      441
    • shiny Beldum
      Max CP
      418
      Min CP
      385

Battling Tasks

  • Win in the GO Battle League
    • shiny Nidoran♀
      Max CP
      349
      Min CP
      319
    • shiny Meditite
      Max CP
      297
      Min CP
      269
    • shiny Drilbur
      Max CP
      589
      Min CP
      549
  • Win a raid
    • Marowak
      Max CP
      786
      Min CP
      741
  • Win a three-star raid or higher
    • shiny Archen
      Max CP
      789
      Min CP
      741
    • shiny Tirtouga
      Max CP
      638
      Min CP
      597
  • Win 3 raids
    • shiny Klink
      Max CP
      409
      Min CP
      377
    • shiny Mawile
      Max CP
      700
      Min CP
      658
  • 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 Buneary
      Max CP
      539
      Min CP
      501
    • shiny Bunnelby
      Max CP
      237
      Min CP
      212
  • Hatch 2 Eggs
    • shiny Pikachu
      Max CP
      402
      Min CP
      369
    • shiny Sneasel
      Max CP
      879
      Min CP
      831
    • shiny Mawile
      Max CP
      700
      Min CP
      658
    • Togedemaru
      Max CP
      926
      Min CP
      876
    • shiny Feebas
      Max CP
      117
      Min CP
      99
  • Walk 1 km
    • shiny Snubbull
      Max CP
      530
      Min CP
      492
  • Walk 4 km
    • shiny Snorlax
      Max CP
      1382
      Min CP
      1320
  • Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms
    • shiny Doduo
      Max CP
      514
      Min CP
      477
    • shiny Sudowoodo
      Max CP
      920
      Min CP
      871
    • 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 snapshots of 3 different wild Ground-, Rock-, or Fairy-type Pokémon
    • shiny Clefairy
      Max CP
      495
      Min CP
      458
    • shiny Geodude
      Max CP
      554
      Min CP
      516
    • shiny Trapinch
      Max CP
      546
      Min CP
      507

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
    • Rowlet
      Max CP
      453
      Min CP
      418
    • Litten
      Max CP
      443
      Min CP
      409
    • Popplio
      Max CP
      483
      Min CP
      448
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times
    • ×25
      Aerodactyl Mega Energy ×25
    • ×25
      Houndoom Mega Energy ×25
    • ×25
      Ampharos Mega Energy ×25

Buddy & Friendship Tasks

  • Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy
    • shiny Jigglypuff
      Max CP
      310
      Min CP
      277
    • shiny Bunnelby
      Max CP
      237
      Min CP
      212
    • shiny Buneary
      Max CP
      539
      Min CP
      501
    • shiny Litleo
      Max CP
      611
      Min CP
      571
    • shiny Glameow
      Max CP
      400
      Min CP
      367
    • 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
  • Earn 3 Hearts with your buddy
    • shiny Lillipup
      Max CP
      392
      Min CP
      360
    • shiny Buneary
      Max CP
      539
      Min CP
      501
    • shiny Poochyena
      Max CP
      290
      Min CP
      263
  • Send 5 Gifts and add a sticker to each
    • shiny Sudowoodo
      Max CP
      920
      Min CP
      871
    • shiny Spritzee
      Max CP
      536
      Min CP
      498
    • shiny Swirlix
      Max CP
      505
      Min CP
      468
  • Trade a Pokémon
    • shiny Machop
      Max CP
      548
      Min CP
      509
    • shiny Roggenrola
      Max CP
      516
      Min CP
      479

Team GO Rocket Tasks

  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    • shiny Lotad
      Max CP
      256
      Min CP
      230
    • shiny Tympole
      Max CP
      359
      Min CP
      328
  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon
    • Haunter
      Max CP
      841
      Min CP
      792

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




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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