Trainers, a new set of Field Research tasks and rewards are going live on January 1 featuring new encounters, shiny Pokemon, new Spinda form and more. Also, starting from January 1 until February 1, Lapras will be available as a Research Breakthrough encounter.
January’s Field Research tasks and rewards are going live on January 1 at 1 PM PST and from January 1 until February 1 players will have a chance to catch Lapras as Research Breakthrough encounter. In addition, Lapras will know Ice Shard or Ice Beam moves.
Niantic announced that Lapras that know Ice Shard or Ice Beam will be available as Research Breakthrough.”They also confirmed that Lapras can have both moves.
January Field Research Tasks and Rewards
The Field Research tasks and rewards have shifted and below you can find the complete list of January’s research tasks and encounters.
- Take a snapshot of your buddy: Snover
- Earn 5 hearts with your buddy: Stantler
- Catch 3 different species of Ice-type Pokemon: 3 Rare Candy
- Catch 3 Normal, Water, or Ice-type Pokemon: Dewgong
- Catch 5 Fire-type Pokemon: Snorunt
- Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather Boost: Poliwag, Vulpix
- Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon: Dratini
- Catch 10 Pokemon: Magikarp
- Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row: Spinda #7
- Make 5 Nice Throws: Voltorb
- Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row: Larvitar
- Make 3 Great Throws in a row: Onix
- Make 3 Great Throw:s Lileep, Anorith, Gastly
- Defeat a Team Rocket Grunt: Sneasel
- Battle another trainer 3 times: Shellder
- Battle in a raid: Swinub
- Win a Level 3 or higher raid: Kabuto, Omanyte
- Win 5 raids: Aerodactyl
- Win a Gym Battle: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle
- Win 3 Gym Battles: Jynx
- Battle in a Gym 5 times: Machop
- Battle in a Gym: Mankey
- Use a supereffective Charged Attack in 7 Gym battles: Electabuzz
- Hatch 7 Eggs: Alolan-Vulpix
- Hatch 5 Eggs: Chansey
- Hatch 3 Eggs: Magmar
- Hatch an Egg: Exeggcute
- Send 10 Gifts to friends: Clamperl
- Transfer 3 Pokemon: Lotad
- Trade a Pokemon: Glalie
- Evolve a Pokemon: Cubchoo, Eevee
- Power Up Pokemon 5 times: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle
That’s the complete list of January’s Field Research tasks and rewards, so good luck and let’s catch em’ all!