GamePress

Research Tasks List

Submit Feedback or Error

Special Research Tasks

A Ripple in Time

A Ripple in Time (Part 1 of 8)

Task Reward
Power up Pokemon 5 times 1000 XP
Battle in a Gym 2 times 1000 XP
Battle in a raid 1000 XP
Final Reward
10x Pokeball, 1x Charge TM, 1x Super Incubator

A Ripple in Time (Part 2 of 8)

Task Reward
Make 3 new friends 1500 XP
Evolve an evolved grass-type Pokemon 1500 XP
Catch a Pokemon 3 days in a row 1500 XP
Final Reward
1500 Stardust, 1x Sun Stone, 1x Premium Raid Pass

A Ripple in Time (Part 3 of 8)

Task Reward
Use a Sun Stone to evolve Gloom or Sunkern 2000 XP
Reach Level 25 2000 XP
Hatch 9 eggs 2000 XP
Final Reward
1x King’s Rock, Eevee encounter, 1x Premium Raid Pass

A Ripple in Time (Part 4 of 8)

Task Reward
Evolve Eevee into Espeon during the day 2500 XP
Walk 10 km with Eevee as your buddy to earn Candy 2500 XP
Send 20 gifts to Friends 2500 XP
Final Reward
1x Metal Coat, Eevee encounter, 2500 Stardust

A Ripple in Time (Part 5 of 8)

Task Reward
Walk 10 km with Eevee as your buddy to earn Candy 3000 XP
Evolve Eevee into Umbreon at night 3000 XP
Trade a Pokémon 3000 XP
Final Reward
1x Star Piece, 15x Pinap Berry, 1x Upgrade

A Ripple in Time (Part 6 of 8)

Task Reward
Visit PokéStops 7 days in a row 3500 XP
Use 25 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon 3500 XP
Use items to evolve Pokémon 2 times 3500 XP
Final Reward
5x Silver Pinap Berry, 1x Dragon Scale, 3500 Stardust

A Ripple in Time (Part 7 of 8)

Task Reward
Catch 40 Grass- or Psychic-type Pokémon 4000 XP
Make an excellent curveball throw 4000 XP
Earn a gold Johto medal 4000 XP
Final Reward
Celebi encounter, 1x Charged TM, 10x Silver Pinap Berry

A Ripple in Time (Part 8 of 8)

Task Reward
Catch Celebi 4500 XP
Final Reward
5500 Stardust, 1x Super Incubator, 20 Celebi Candy

A Mythical Discovery

A Mythical Discovery (Part 1 of 8)

Task Reward
Spin 5 PokeStops. 500 XP
Catch 10 Pokemon. 500 XP
Transfer 5 Pokemon. 500 XP
Final Reward
10 Great Balls, 1 Incubator, 3 Lure Modules

A Mythical Discovery (Part 2 of 8)

Task Reward
Earn 2 candies with your buddy 1000 XP
Make 10 Great Throws 1000 XP
Hatch 3 eggs 1000 XP
Final Reward
1000 Stardust, 3 Incense, and 20 Great Balls

A Mythical Discovery (Part 3 of 8)

Task Reward
Reach Level 15 1500 XP
Battle 2 Gyms 1500 XP
Battle 2 Raids 1500 XP
Final Reward
1 Charge TM, 1 Fast TM, 2 Starpieces

A Mythical Discovery (Part 4 of 8)

Task Reward
Earn Silver Kanto Medal 2000 XP
Earn 5 Candies from Buddy 2000 XP
Evolve 20 Pokemon 2000 XP
Final Reward
2000 Dust, 3 Lures, 20 Great Balls

A Mythical Discovery (Part 5 of 8)

Task Reward
Catch a Ditto. 2500 XP
Make 20 Great throws. 2500 XP
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokemon. 2500 XP
Final Reward
1 Raid Pass, 1 Lucky Egg, 15 Revives

A Mythical Discovery (Part 6 of 8)

Task Reward
Evolve a Magikarp. 3000 XP
Battle 10 raids. 3000 XP
Reach level 25. 3000 XP
Final Reward
4000 Stardust, 5 Rare Candy, 3 Incense

A Mythical Discovery (Part 7 of 8)

Task Reward
Catch 50 Pokemon using a Berry. 3500 XP
Make 1 excellent curve throw. 3500 XP
Gold Kanto badge 3500 XP
Final Reward
Complete Pokemon encounter, 20 Ultra Balls, 8000 Stardust

A Mythical Discovery (Part 8 of 8)

Task Reward
Catch Mew 4000 XP
Final Reward
5,000 Stardust, 1 Super Incubator, 20 Mew Candy

A Spooky Message 2018 & 2019

A Spooky Message (Part 1 of 3)

Task Reward
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokemon. Pokemon encounter(Duskull)(2019: Litwick)
Make 8 Great Throws. 1080 XP
Use 108 Berries to help catch Pokemon. Pokemon encounter(Lickitung)
Final Reward
10 Poke Balls, 1080 Stardust, 8 Silver Pinap Berries

A Spooky Message (Part 2 of 3)

Task Reward
Catch 10 Dark-type Pokemon. Pokemon encounter(Misdreavus)
Spin 8 PokeStops you haven't visited before. 1080 XP
Catch 108 Pokemon. Pokemon encounter(Spiritomb)
Final Reward
10 Poke Ball, 1080 Stardust, 8 Silver Pinap Berry

A Spooky Message (Part 3 of 3)

Task Reward
Claim Reward 1080 XP
Claim Reward 1080 XP
Claim Reward 1080 XP
Final Reward
10 Spiritomb Candy, 8 Spiritomb Candy, 1080 Stardust

Let's GO, Meltan

Let's GO, Meltan (1/9)

Task Reward
Spin 5 PokeStops or Gyms 500 XP
Catch 10 Pokemon 500 XP
Transfer 5 Pokemon 500 XP
Final Reward
10x Pokeball, 1000 Stardust, 1x Incubator

Let's GO, Meltan (2/9)

Task Reward
Earn 2 Candies walking with your Buddy 1000 XP
Hatch 3 Eggs 1000 XP
Make 10 Great Throws 1000 XP
Final Reward
2000 Stardust, 2x Lucky Egg, 1x Fast TM

Let's GO, Meltan (3/9)

Task Reward
Catch a Ditto 1500 XP
Win 2 Gym battles 1500 XP
Battle in 2 raids 1500 XP
Final Reward
10x Great Ball, 3x Incense, 3x Max Revive

Let's GO, Meltan (4/9)

Task Reward
Catch 5 Steel-type Pokemon 2000 XP
Catch 5 Electric-type Pokemon 2000 XP
Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy 2000 XP
Final Reward
5x Pinap Berry, 5x Rare Candy, 4000 Stardust

Let's GO, Meltan (5/9)

Task Reward
Evolve a Grimer 2500 XP
Catch 5 Slugma or Gulpin 2500 XP
Make 20 Great throws 2500 XP
Final Reward
20x Great Ball, 5x Lure Module, 5000 Stardust

Let's GO, Meltan (6/9)

Task Reward
Evolve a Magnemite 3000 XP
Catch 5 Exeggcute 3000 XP
Battle in 10 Raids 3000 XP
Final Reward
1x Silver Pinap Berry, 1x Metal Coat, 10x Ultra Ball

Let's GO, Meltan (7/9)

Task Reward
Evolve 1 Drowzee 3500 XP
Catch 1 Cubone 3500 XP
Evolve 1 Scyther 2500 XP
Final Reward
10x Ultra Ball, 1x Charged TM, 3x Raid Pass

Let's GO, Meltan (8/9)

Task Reward
Catch 2 Omanyte or Kabuto 4000 XP
Catch 2 Lileep or Anorith 4000 XP
Catch an Aerodactyl 4000 XP
Final Reward
1x Star Piece, Pokemon encounter(Meltan), 8000 Stardust

Let's GO, Meltan (9/9)

Task Reward
??? 2500 XP
??? 2500 XP
??? 2500 XP
Final Reward
???

GO Fest 2019 - Chicago

GO Fest 2019 - Chicago (1/5)

Task Reward
Spin 7 PokeStops 25x Poke Ball
Add 3 Friends 10x Pinap Berry
Send 3 Gifts 1x Super Incubator
Final Reward
25x Poke Ball, 15x Lure Module, 15x Silver Pinap Berry

GO Fest 2019 - Chicago (2/5)

Task Reward
Catch 5 Fairy-type Pokemon Gardevoir Encounter
Catch 5 Water-type Pokemon Kingdra Encounter
Catch 5 Ghost-type Pokemon Gengar Encounter
Catch 5 Ground-type Pokemon Hippowdon Encounter
Catch 5 Ice-type Pokemon Abomasnow Encounter
Final Reward
3x Super Incubator, 5x Golden Razz Berry, 5x Incense

GO Fest 2019 - Chicago (3/5)

Task Reward
Catch 3 Unown(Post-Event: Evolve 3 Pokemon) 1x Star Piece
Take a photo of Ralts in its Habitat 5000 Stardust
Take a photo of Gastly in its Habitat 5000 Stardust
Take a photo of Hippopotas in its Habitat 5000 Stardust
Take a photo of Snover in its Habitat 5000 Stardust
Take a photo of Horsea in its Habitat 5000 Stardust
Final Reward
5000 Stardust, 5x Golden Razz Berry, 1x Sinnoh Stone

GO Fest 2019 - Chicago (4/5)

Final Reward
Jirachi Encounter

GO Fest 2019 - Chicago (5/5)

Task Reward
Trade 3 Pokeon with a distance of over 100km 3x Premium Raid Passes
Hatch 5 Eggs 3x Star Piece
Take 3 photos of Jirachi 1x Super Incubator
Final Reward
20x Jirachi Candy, 5x Golden Razz Berry, 5000 Stardust

Jump-Start Research

Jump Start Research (1/6)

Task Reward
Make a new friend 5000 XP
Catch 3 Pokemon with a Weather Boost 5000 XP
Hatch an Egg 5000 XP
Final Reward
2x Lucky Egg, 15000 Stardust, Dratini Encounter

Jump Start Research (2/6)

Task Reward
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy 30x Dratini Candy
Take a snapshot of Dratini 30x Dratini Candy
Evolve a Dratini 10000 XP
Final Reward
1x Raid Pass, 15000 Stardust, 2x Lucky Egg

Jump Start Research (3/6)

Task Reward
Power up a Pokemon 10 times 15000 XP
Battle a trainer in Great League 15000 XP
Battle in a Raid 15000 XP
Final Reward
15000 XP, 2x Star Piece, 2x Lucky Egg

Jump Start Research (4/6)

Task Reward
Catch 5 different species of Pokemon Chimchar Encounter
Catch a Legendary Pokemon from either a breakthrough or raid Piplup Encounter
Hatch 3 Eggs Turtwig Encounter
Final Reward
2x Lucky Egg, 15000 Stardust, Shiny Eevee Encounter

Jump Start Research (5/6)

Task Reward
Take a snapshot of Eevee 30000 XP
Send 5 gifts to friends 30000 XP
Trade 3 Pokemon 30000 XP
Final Reward
30000 XP, Lapras Encounter, 2x Lucky Egg

Jump Start Research (6/6)

Task Reward
Take a Snapshot of Eevee 60x Dratini Candy
Win a level 3 or higher raid 60x Dratini Candy
Evolve a Dragonair 100000 XP
Final Reward
15000 Stardust, 100000 XP, 2x Lucky Egg

A Troubling Situation

A Troubling Situation (Part 1 of 4)

Task Reward
Evolve 2 Pokemon Pokemon encounter(Murkrow)
Power up Pokemon 5 times Pokemon encounter(Sableye)
Final Reward
1000 Stardust, 2000 XP

A Troubling Situation (Part 2 of 4)

Task Reward
Catch 2 Shadow Pokemon. Pokemon encounter(Ekans)
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts. Pokemon encounter(Koffing)
Final Reward
2000 Stardust, 2000 XP, 5x Golden Razz Berry

A Troubling Situation (Part 3 of 4)

Task Reward
Purify 3 Shadow Pokemon 3000 Stardust
Purify a Fire, Water, or Grass-type Pokemon 3000 XP
Final Reward
2000 Stardust, 5x Silver Pinap Berry, 1x Rare Candy

A Troubling Situation (Part 4 of 4)

Task Reward
Claim Reward 1000 Stardust
Claim Reward 1000 XP
Claim Reward 1000 Stardust
Final Reward
1x Fast TM, 1x Charged TM, 3x Rare Candy

A Thousand-Year Slumber

A Thousand-Year Slumber (1/7)

Task Reward
Catch 25 Pokemon 1000 XP
Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms Pokemon encounter(Jigglypuff)
Make 3 new friends Pokemon encounter(Feebas)
Final Reward
1x Mossy Lure, 1x Glacial Lure, 1x Magnetic Lure

A Thousand-Year Slumber (2/7)

Task Reward
Catch 3 Whismur 10x Whismur Candy
Evolve a Feebas 1500 XP
Get a GOld Hoenn Badge 1500 XP
Final Reward
3x Incense, 2000 Stardust, 10x Poke Ball

A Thousand-Year Slumber (3/7)

Task Reward
Take a snapshot of Loudred Pokemon encounter(Snorlax)
Make 3 Great Throws in a row 2000 XP
Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy 2000 XP
Final Reward
20x Silver Pinap Berry, 3x Star Piece, 2000 Stardust

A Thousand-Year Slumber (4/7)

Task Reward
Catch 50 Psychic or Steel-type Pokemon 2500 XP
Power up a Pokemon 10 times 2500 XP
Send 10 Gifts to friends 2500 XP
Final Reward
1x Charged TM, 1x Fast TM, 1x Raid Pass

A Thousand-Year Slumber (5/7)

Task Reward
Battle a Team Leader 3 times Pokemon encounter(Kricketune)
Win against another trainer 7 times 3000 XP
Win 5 Raids 3000 XP
Final Reward
3x Rare Candy, 20x Poke Balls, 3000 Stardust

A Thousand-Year Slumber (6/7)

Task Reward
Take 5 photos of Steel and Psychic Pokemon Pokemon encounter(Chimecho)
Make 3 excellent curveball throws Pokemon encounter(Bronzong)
Spin a PokeStop 7 days in a row 4000 XP
Final Reward
10x Silver Pinap Berry, 10x Star Piece, 5000 Stardust

A Thousand-Year Slumber (7/7)

Task Reward
COMPLETE 4500 XP
COMPLETE 4500 XP
COMPLETE 4500 XP
Final Reward
Pokemon encounter(Jirachi), Jirachi Avatar T-Shirt, 20x Jirachi Candy

A Colossal Discovery

A Colossal Discovery (Part 1 of 4)

Task Reward
Catch a Regirock, Regice, or Registeel from a raid 3000 XP
Catch 7 Rock-type Pokemon Pokemon encounter(Cranidos)
Evolve 7 Rock-type Pokemon Pokemon encounter(Tyranitar)
Final Reward
3x Golden Razz Berry, 3000 Stardust, 10x Great Ball

A Colossal Discovery (Part 2 of 4)

Task Reward
Catch a Regirock, Regice, or Registeel from a raid 3000 XP
Catch 7 Ice-type Pokemon Pokemon encounter(Lapras)
Evolve 7 Ice-type Pokemon Pokemon encounter(Abomasnow)
Final Reward
1x Sinnoh Stone, 3000 Stardust, 10x Great Ball

A Colossal Discovery (Part 3 of 4)

Task Reward
Catch a Regirock, Regice, or Registeel from a raid 3000 XP
Catch 7 Steel-type Pokemon Pokemon encounter(Shieldon)
Evolve 7 Steel-type Pokemon Pokemon encounter(Steelix)
Final Reward
1x Unova Stone, 3000 Stardust, 10x Great Ball

A Colossal Discovery (Part 4 of 4)

Task Reward
Take a snapshot with Regice 3000 XP
Take a snapshot with Regirock 3000 XP
Take a snapshot with Registeel 3000 XP
Final Reward
Pose, 20x Regigigas Candy, Pokemon encounter(Regigigas)

! NEW ! Looming in the Shadows

Looming in the Shadows (1/6)

Task Reward
Spin 10 PokeStops 500 XP
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts 500 XP
Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon 500 XP
Final Reward
500 Stardust, 10x Poke Ball, 10x Razz Berry

Looming in the Shadows (2/6)

Task Reward
Spine a PokeStop 5 days in a row 750 XP
Purify 15 Shadow Pokemon 750 XP
Win 5 raids 750 XP
Final Reward
1000 Stardust, 3x Hyper Potion, 3x Revive

Looming in the Shadows (3/6)

Task Reward
??? ???
??? ???
??? ???
Final Reward
???

Looming in the Shadows (4/6)

Task Reward
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff 1000 XP
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo 1000 XP
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra 1000 XP
Final Reward
???

Looming in the Shadows (5/6)

Task Reward
??? ???
??? ???
??? ???
Final Reward
???

Looming in the Shadows (6/6)

Task Reward
??? ???
??? ???
??? ???
Final Reward
???

Field Research Tasks

Gym Battles/Raids

Battle a Team Leader 2 Times

Pokemon encounter(Natu)

Battle Another Trainer

Pokemon encounter(Electrike)

Battle in a Raid

200 Stardust / 5 Nanab Berries / 5 Potions /  2 Revives / Pokemon encounter(Spoink)

Use a Supereffective Charged Attack in a Gym Battle

500 Stardust / 10 Nanab Berries / 3 Super Potions / 4 Revives

Win 3 Raids

1,500 Stardust / 3 Max Potions / 8 Revives / 3 Max Revives

Win 5 Raids

Pokemon encounter(Aerodactyl)

Win a Level 3 or Higher Raid
,

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy / 3 Hyper Potions / 6 Revives / Max Revive / Pokemon encounter(Kabuto, Omanyte)

Win a Raid

500 Stardust / 10 Nanab Berries / 3 Super Potions / 4 Revives

Catch 10 Pokemon with Weather Boost

500 Stardust / 6 Razz Berries / 2 Pinap Berries / or 5 Great Balls

Take 5 snapshots of Eevee

Pokemon encounter(Gulpin)

Catch/Use/etc.

Catch 15 Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Sandshrew)

Catch 3 different species of Dark-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Poochyena)

Catch 3 Different Species of Psychic-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Drowzee)

Catch 3 Fire-, Water-, or Electric-Type Pokémon

Pokemon encounter (Doduo)

Catch 4 Fairy-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Marill)

Catch 5 Grass- or Ice-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Seel)

Catch 5 Normal-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Zigzagoon)

Catch a Ditto

1,500 Stardust / 3 Rare Candy / 2 Golden Razz Berries / 10 Ultra Balls

Earn 3 candies while walking with your buddy

Pokemon encounter(Ponyta)

Send 10 gifts to friends

Pokemon encounter(Sneasel)

Spin 10 Pokestops or Gyms

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 Silver Pinap Berries / 5 Pokéballs

Sponsored: Catch 8 Pokemon

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy

Sponsored: Send 3 Gifts to Friends

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy

Trade a Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Bronzor)

Transfer 3 Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Sableye)

Use 10 Nanab Berries while catching Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Scyther)

Use 5 berries to help catch Pokemon

500 Stardust / 6 Razz Berries / 2 Pinap Berries / 5 Great Balls / Pokemon encounter(Snorunt)

Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon

Pokemon encounter(Swinub)

Evolve/Hatch

Evolve a Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Cubone)

Throws

Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws in a Row

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 Pokéballs

Make 3 Great curveball Throws

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy / 9 Razz Berries / 3 Pinap Berries / 10 Pokéballs / 5 Ultra Balls

Make 3 Nice Throws in a Row

500 Stardust / 2 Pinap Berries / 5 Great Balls / 2 Ultra Balls

Make 5 Curveball Throws in a Row

500 Stardust / 6 Razz Berries / 2 Pinap Berries / 5 Great Balls

Make 5 Nice Curveball Throws in a Row

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 Pokéballs

Make an Excellent Throw

500 Stardust /2 Pinap Berries / 5 Great Balls / 2 Ultra Balls

Permanent Research Tasks

Gym Battles/Raids

Battle a Team Leader 2 Times

Pokemon encounter(Natu)

Battle Another Trainer

Pokemon encounter(Electrike)

Battle in a Gym 5 times.

500 Stardust / 10 Nanab Berries / 3 Super Potions / 4 Revives / Pokemon encounter(Machop)

Battle in a Gym.
,

200 Stardust / 5 Nanab Berries / 5 Potions / 2 Revives / Pokemon encounter(Mankey / Makuhita)

Battle in a Raid

200 Stardust / 5 Nanab Berries / 5 Potions /  2 Revives / Pokemon encounter(Spoink)

Use a Super Effective Charged attack in 7 Gym battles.

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy / 3 Hyper Potions / 6 Revives / 1 Max Revive / Pokemon encounter (Electabuzz)

Use a Supereffective Charged Attack in a Gym Battle

500 Stardust / 10 Nanab Berries / 3 Super Potions / 4 Revives

Win 3 Gym Battles

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy / 3 Hyper Potions / 6 Revives / 1Max Revive / Pokemon encounter(Jynx)

Win 3 Raids

1,500 Stardust / 3 Max Potions / 8 Revives / 3 Max Revives

Win 5 Raids

Pokemon encounter(Aerodactyl)

Win a Gym battle.
, ,

500 Stardust /10 Nanab Berries / 3 Super Potions / 4 Revives / Pokemon encounter(Bulbasaur / Charmander / Squirtle)

Win a Level 3 or Higher Raid
,

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy / 3 Hyper Potions / 6 Revives / Max Revive / Pokemon encounter(Kabuto, Omanyte)

Win a Raid

500 Stardust / 10 Nanab Berries / 3 Super Potions / 4 Revives

Catch/Use/etc.

Catch 10 Normal-Type Pokemon

500 Stardust / 6 Razz Berries / 2 Pinap Berries / 5 Great Balls

Catch 10 Pokemon

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 Pokéballs/ Pokemon encounter(Magikarp)

Catch 15 Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Sandshrew)

Catch 3 different species of Dark-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Poochyena)

Catch 3 Different Species of Psychic-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Drowzee)

Catch 3 Fire-, Water-, or Electric-Type Pokémon

Pokemon encounter (Doduo)

Catch 4 Fairy-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Marill)

Catch 5 Grass- or Ice-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Seel)

Catch 5 Normal-Type Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Zigzagoon)

Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather Boost.
,

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 PokéballsPokemon encounter(Vulpix / Poliwag)

Catch a Ditto

1,500 Stardust / 3 Rare Candy / 2 Golden Razz Berries / 10 Ultra Balls

Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon.

1,500 Stardust / 3 Rare Candy / 2 Golden Razz Berries / 10 Ultra Balls / Pokemon encounter(Dratini)

Earn 3 candies while walking with your buddy

Pokemon encounter(Ponyta)

Power up a Pokemon 5 times.
, ,

Pokemon encounter(Bulbasaur / Charmander / Squirtle)

Send 10 gifts to friends

Pokemon encounter(Sneasel)

Spin 10 Pokestops or Gyms

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 Silver Pinap Berries / 5 Pokéballs

Sponsored: Catch 8 Pokemon

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy

Sponsored: Send 3 Gifts to Friends

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy

Trade a Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Bronzor)

Transfer 3 Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Sableye)

Use 10 Nanab Berries while catching Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Scyther)

Use 5 berries to help catch Pokemon

500 Stardust / 6 Razz Berries / 2 Pinap Berries / 5 Great Balls / Pokemon encounter(Snorunt)

Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon

Pokemon encounter(Swinub)

Catch 10 Pokemon with Weather Boost

500 Stardust / 6 Razz Berries / 2 Pinap Berries / or 5 Great Balls

Take 5 snapshots of Eevee

Pokemon encounter(Gulpin)

Evolve/Hatch

Evolve a Pokemon

Pokemon encounter(Cubone)

Hatch 3 Eggs.

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy / 9 Razz Berries / 3 Pinap Berries / 10 Pokéballs / 5 Ultra Balls / Pokemon encounter(Magmar)

Hatch 5 Eggs.

3 Rare Candy / Pokemon encounter(Chansey)

Hatch an Egg.
,

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 PokéballsPokemon encounter(Snubbull, Spoink)

Throws

Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws in a Row

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 Pokéballs

Make 3 Excellent throws in a row.

Pokemon encounter(Larvitar)

Make 3 Great curveball Throws

1,000 Stardust / 1 Rare Candy / 9 Razz Berries / 3 Pinap Berries / 10 Pokéballs / 5 Ultra Balls

Make 3 Great Curveball throws in a row

1,500 Stardust / 3 Rare Candy / 2 Golden Razz Berries / 10 Ultra Balls

Make 3 Great throws in a row.

1,000 Stardust /1 Rare Candy / 9 Razz Berries / 3 Pinap Berries / 10 Pokéballs / or 5 Ultra Balls / Pokemon encounter(Onix)

Make 3 Great throws.
, , ,

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 Pokéballs / Pokemon encounter(Gastly / Buneary / Anorith / Lileep encounter)

Make 3 Nice Throws in a Row

500 Stardust / 2 Pinap Berries / 5 Great Balls / 2 Ultra Balls

Make 5 Curveball Throws in a Row

500 Stardust / 6 Razz Berries / 2 Pinap Berries / 5 Great Balls

Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row

Pokemon encounter(Spinda)

Make 5 Nice Curveball Throws in a Row

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 Pokéballs

Make 5 Nice throws.

200 Stardust / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 5 Pokéballs / Pokemon encounter(Voltorb)

Make an Excellent Throw

500 Stardust /2 Pinap Berries / 5 Great Balls / 2 Ultra Balls

Research Breakthrough

Task Reward
August 2018: Electric-themed Field Research 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies / 20 Poke Balls / 5 Pinap Berries / 5 Ultra Balls, 3000 XP, and Pokemon encounter (Raikou)
September 2018: Fire-themed Field Research 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies / 20 Poke Balls / 5 Pinap Berries / 5 Ultra Balls, 3000 XP, and Pokemon encounter (Entei)
October 2018: Water-themed Field Research 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies / 20 Poke Balls / 5 Pinap Berries / 5 Ultra Balls, 3000 XP, and Pokemon encounter (Suicune)
November 2018: Bug-themed Field Research 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies / 20 Poke Balls / 5 Pinap Berries / 5 Ultra Balls, 3000 XP, and Pokemon encounter (Shedinja)
December 2018: Research Breakthrough Rerun 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies / 20 Poke Balls / 5 Pinap Berries / 5 Ultra Balls / 1 Sinnoh Stone, 3000 XP, and Pokemon encounter (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Raikou, Entei, Suicune)
January 2019 Research 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies / 20 Poke Balls / 5 Pinap Berries / 5 Ultra Balls / 1 Sinnoh Stone, 3000 XP, and Pokemon encounter (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Raikou, Entei, Suicune. Ho-Oh, Lugia)
March / April 2019 Research 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies / 20 Poke Balls / 5 Pinap Berries / 5 Ultra Balls / 1 Sinnoh Stone, 3000 XP, and Pokemon encounter (Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Raikou, Entei, Suicune. Ho-Oh, Lugia)
September-October 2019: Research Breakthrough 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies / 20 Poke Balls / 5 Pinap Berries / 5 Ultra Balls / Sinnoh Stone / Unova Stone, 3000 XP, and Pokemon encounter(Eevee, Flower Crown)

Introduction: Research Tasks

DownWithTTP is in love with the task system and has completed around 1250 in the first 6 weeks of availability despite primarily playing in the suburbs. Find out how he has been able to cycle through quests while attempting to maximize the value of each.

We received tasks at the end of March, and it has been one of the best additions to the game so far. Quests give players the opportunity to gain items/encounters while working towards Research Breakthroughs… a Legendary encounter and other rewards too!

Tasks are wonderful if you can use them correctly. For a plus user, any way to get more red balls is welcomed with open arms. For item starved rural players, they offer another way to get potions, revives, balls, and berries. For those who don’t put money in the game, the encounters can almost function like a junior incubator. Most importantly, they offer a fun new dynamic to the game.

This list is of all known Research Tasks available after March 30th. Research Tasks are divided into three categories:

  • Field Research - Single-objective goals such as spinning PokeStops and catching Pokemon that reward items and one "stamp" (1 per day)
  • Special Research - Story based multi-objective goals such as catching and transferring Pokemon that have unknown rewards
  • Research Breakthrough - Rewards based on collecting stamps that reward Stardust, items, and a Pokemon encounter. 

Task Mechanics

A trainer can hold up to 3 tasks at a time. Also, trainers can trash as task if they do not want to try to complete it.

Trainers receive tasks from spinning PokeStops (not gyms). Each Pokestop gives the same task to all trainers during the day. If the reward is an encounter, all trainers receive the same species (though IVs will differ). If you get a task on Monday from a stop and don’t clear it until Tuesday, you will not be able to get a task from that same PokeStop on Tuesday.

Once you receive a task, you will not receive another one from that PokeStop. However, if you delete a task, you can go back to that stop later in the day to get it again.

Tasks give a variety of rewards, often based on the challenge you had to complete. Rewards can be encounters, Stardust, or items such as balls, potions, revives, TMs, and Rare Candy. Generally, more difficult tasks will have higher rewards.

Encounters from tasks are level 15 Pokemon with IVs of at least 10 in all 3 stats. After clearing an encounter task, you will be taken to the encounter. The Pokemon will not be weather boosted regardless of the in-game weather. You can run from the encounter and come back to it in the future.

Once you clear an encounter task, you can immediately collect a new task. Interestingly enough, you can save a large number of encounters! Some trainers do this and choose to catch them during a Lucky Egg or Star Piece session.

Each day when you complete your first task, you receive a Research Stamp. When you have 7 stamps, you will receive a Research Breakthrough.

It appears that tasks and Research Breakthrough encounters will change monthly. There are also special tasks during Community Day, and it appears that tasks will be somehow integrated with Go Fest.

General Tips

  • Special research tasks do not give a daily stamp - only field research does
  • Minimum level for Special Research is level 5
  • Pokemon encounters appear to be at level
  • Many players have a “refill loop” or “grind loop” of stops and gyms in their PoGo lives, often one they hit multiple times each day.. If you have the option, add a second loop. Having multiple loops will greatly increase the number of tasks seen

  • Try to keep one open task so you can always pick a new one up when you visit a Pokestop for the first time in a day.

  • Find a network of players to report tasks, perhaps through your raid chat of choice. You won’t be able to check every stop, so if people call out TM, Rare Candy or Chansey quests it can really help.

  • Some communities have focused on calling out Charmander encounter quests. This is a great way to farm high IV Pokemon before a community day.

  • Some encounters have very large hit-boxes. Save these for when you are working on a 3 excellent or 3 great throw in a row quest.

  • Try not to hold more than 1 long term quest. Remember there is an opportunity cost to holding 3 “Catch a Ditto for 3 Rare Candy” tasks. Obviously the payoff is awesome, but in the meantime you are missing out on so many other potential rewards from other tasks you cannot get.

  • Don’t miss a day of Research Progress. If you don’t think you can play much tomorrow, leave one task unclaimed today. Tomorrow you can wake up, claim the task, and make progress towards your Research Breakthrough.

  • Consider weather, biome, and active events when deciding whether to keep or delete a task. You likely aren’t going to quickly complete the “3 Pidgey or Murkrow” task on a sunny day during a rock event, but you should blow through “catch 5 Pokemon with Weather Boost” on a cloudy day during a fighting event.

  • If you don’t throw excellents well, it’s not the end of the world to toss a task requiring an excellent throw. Holding on to tasks without substantial rewards for a long period of time is a big mistake.

  • In general, take your playstyle into account when deciding to keep or delete a task. Do you battle gyms constantly? Then the Minium task isn’t bad as you will quickly turn it over. Did you already use your raid pass for the day? Then don’t hold on to that “Defeat a level 3 raid for some potions” type tasks. Free to play? Then the hatch 3 eggs” quest is probably an easy one to delete.

  • Have a task that you know you cannot complete quickly at a stop near your house? Well trash that task while you grind. Then as you return home you can grab it later in the day. That way you can cycle through more tasks without it clogging your inventory.

  • Remember that reward encounters and the Research Breakthrough reward have a 0% flee rate. Use pinaps liberally!

  • Keep track of local nests. “Catch 3 Bugs” is much easier when you know there is a Caterpie nest a couple blocks away.