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UPDATE Pokemon Go January and February Research Breakthrough Tasks and Rewards Featuring 8 Legendary Pokemon

Trainers, the new Research Breakthrough is going live on January 1 at 1:00 PM PST, and will last until March 1 PM PST, featuring eight Legendary Pokemon, new tasks, rewards and new shiny Pokemon.

2019 is just around the corner, and starting from January 1 until March 1, Pokemon Go players around the globe will have a chance to catch eight Legendary Pokemon as a Research Breakthrough:

  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh

Here is the complete list of all research tasks and rewards:

  • Catch 3 Grass-, Water-, or Fire Type Pokemon – x5 Silver Pinaps
  • Catch 5 Electric, Normal, or Poison Type Pokemon – Starmie
  • Catch 7 Flying, Psychic, or Dark Type Pokemon – Anorith
  • Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather Boost – Poliwag/Vulpix
  • Catch 10 Ground Type – Sandshrew (Shiny Possible)
  • Catch 10 Ice Type Pokemon – Kabuto (Shiny Possible)
  • Catch 5 Fighting-type Pokemon – Magnemite (Shiny Possible)
  • Catch 10 Pokemon – Houndour/Magikarp (Shiny Possible)
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a Row – Spinda #5
  • Make 3 Great Throws – Gastly (Shiny Possible)
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a Row – Onix
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row – Larvitar (Shiny Possible)
  • Make 5 Nice Throws – Bidoof/Voltorb
  • Win a Level 3 or Higher Raid – Omanyte (Shiny Possible)
  • Win a Gym Battles – Bulbasaur (Shiny Possible)
  • Win 3 Gym Battles – Jynx
  • Win 5 Gym Battles – Lapras
  • Hatch an Egg – Snubbull (Shiny Possible)
  • Hatch 3 Egg – Magmar
  • Hatch 5 Eggs – 3 Rare Candy / Chansey
  • Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokemon – Cubone (Shiny Possible)
  • Use an item to evolve a Pokemon – Aerodactyl (Shiny Possible)
  • Use 5 Berries to catch a Pokemon – Growlithe (Shiny Possible)
  • Use 10 Pinap Berries to catch a Pokemon – Magikarp (Shiny Possible)
  • Use 7 Super Effective Charge Attacks in Gym Battles – Electabuzz
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy – Tentacruel
  • Battle in a Raid – Drowzee (Shiny Possible)
  • Transfer 3 Pokemon – Vulpix
  • Trade a Pokemon – Manetric
  • Evolve a Pokemon – Sunkern/Eevee (Shiny Possible)
  • Power Up Pokemon 5 Times – Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle (Shiny Possible)
  • Spin 10 Pokestops/Gyms – x5 Silver Pinaps
  • Send 2 Gifts – Gastly (Shiny Possible)


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Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform, but soon I might get a new PS4 from Angel. Update - Angel did get me a PS4, oh wait, it's the PS4 PRO 1TB!!! Much love bro!

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