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Pokemon Go January 2020 Research Quests

A new month has begun, which means a new batch of Field Research tasks is now live in Pokemon Go. Unlike Special Research quests, which are assigned by Professor Willow, Field Research tasks are distributed through PokeStops. You’ll receive a random task when you spin the Photo Disc at a stop, and you can have up to three active tasks at a time.

Each Field Research task you complete will unlock rewards, which can range from rare items to Pokemon encounters. The first task you complete each day will also net you a stamp. Each time you collect seven stamps, you’ll achieve a Research Breakthrough, which will unlock even more rewards, including an encounter with a special Pokemon.

Last month, the reward for achieving a Research Breakthrough would be an encounter with a Legendary Pokemon, but Niantic is offering a different reward for January 2020. Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough this month, you’ll get a chance to catch a Lapras that knows Ice Beam or Ice Shard. This marks the first time you could get the Pokemon with either move since 2018.

As previously mentioned, the Field Research tasks you receive will be randomly taken from a larger pool. You can see the updated list of Pokemon Go’s Field Research tasks as well as the possible rewards they dole out below, courtesy of The Silph Road.

There’s plenty more happening in Pokemon Go this month. The Legendary Pokemon Heatran is returning to five-star Raids from January 7 to February 4, while the Hatchathon event runs until January 16. The first Community Day of 2020 is also set for Sunday, January 19, although Niantic hasn’t revealed what the featured Pokemon will be yet.

Pokemon Go January 2020 Field Research Tasks

Catching Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather boost Poliwag or Vulpix encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Catch 10 Pokemon with Weather boost 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Catch 3 Normal-, Water-, or Ice-type Pokemon Dewgong encounter
Catch 3 different species of Ice-type Pokemon 3 Rare Candies
Catch 5 Fire-type Pokemon Snorunt encounter
Catch 10 Pokemon Magikarp encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokemon 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Catch a Dragon Pokemon Dratini encounter; 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Gold Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Catch a Ditto 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Gold Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls

Battling Tasks

Field Research Tasks Rewards
Defeat a Team Go Rocket Grunt Sneasel encounter
Battle in a Raid Swinub encounter; 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives
Battle in a Gym Mankey encounter; 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives
Battle another trainer 3 times Shellder encounter
Win a Gym battle Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter; 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Battle in a Gym 5 times Machop encounter; 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Use a super-effective Charged Attack in 7 Gym battles Electabuzz encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or 1 Max Revive
Win 5 Raids Aerodactyl encounter
Win a level 3 or higher Raid Kabuto or Omanyte encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or 1 Max Revive
Win 3 Gym battles Jynx encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or 1 Max Revive
Use a super-effective Charged Attack in a Gym battle 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Win a Raid 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Win 3 Raids 1,500 Stardust, 3 Max Potions, 8 Revives, or 3 Max Revives

Throwing Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Make 3 Great throws Gastly, Anorith, or Lileep encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Make 5 Nice throws Voltorb encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Make 3 Nice throws in a row 500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Great throws in a row Onix encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Great curveball throws 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Great curveball throws in a row 1,500 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 5 Great curveball throws in a row Spinda encounter
Make an Excellent throw 500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Excellent throws in a row Larvitar encounter
Make 5 curveball throws in a row 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Make 2 Nice curveball throws in a row 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls

Hatching Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Hatch an Egg Exeggcute encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Hatch 3 Eggs Magmar encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 Ultra Balls
Hatch 5 Eggs Chansey encounter
Hatch 7 Eggs Alolan Vulpix encounter

Misc. Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Transfer 3 Pokemon Lotad encounter
Trade a Pokemon Glalie encounter
Evolve a Pokemon Cubchoo or Eevee encounter
Power up Pokemon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter
Send 10 Gifts to friends Clamperl encounter
Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, or 5 Poke Balls

Buddy Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Take a Snapshot of your Buddy Snover encounter
Earn 5 Hears with your Buddy Stantler encounter

Source
Author: GameSpot

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