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Introduction: Research Tasks

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. 

Here are some tips to help your research, courtesy of r/TheSilphRoad

  • 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 15 with the same IV distribution as an egg hatch/raid encounter and do not factor weather boosts
  • Gyms do not give field research tasks
  • Pokestops give out the same research task per day for all players (changes at midnight local time) and you can't complete the "same" quest twice (credit to /u/Anura17 /u/Shiryu3392 and /u/pencilinacase)
  • If you've claimed the rewards from a research task on a subsequent day, the Pokestop will not grant another task
  • Journal shows that 500 XP rewards are apparently giving 2000 XP
  • Making Nice/Great/Excellent and curved throws count even if the Pokemon escapes or flees (doesn't show progress until after the encounter)
  • Spinning a gym disc counts towards "Spin x Pokestops"
  • You can spin the same Pokestop to increment "Spin x Pokestops"
  • One completed action (spinning/catching/hatching) can count for multiple research tasks
  • Hatching/evolving a Pokemon does not count toward catching tasks (no cheating on that Dragon catching task)
  • Great throws count as Nice throws; Excellent throws count as both Great and Nice
  • For "Battle in X Raids" you can lose the fight (time out), rebattle, and increment your count (Credit to /u/7yce)
  • You can have duplicates of the same task
  • Actions can count towards multiple tasks at once
  • You can delay claiming your reward for a field research task to earn your stamp on a new day (Credit to /u/lamperi-)
  • Raid battles do not count toward "Battle in a gym"
  • Tasks are not awarded if your item bag is full, but you can claim an item reward if your bag is full
  • You cannot claim a Pokemon encounter reward if your Pokemon storage is full
  • Catching a Pidgeotto counts towards "Catch X Pidgey" (Credit to /u/Petercross1) All evolutions should apply.
  • Stardust rewards are currently doubled due to the Eggstravaganza event
  • You can earn 2 candy at once walking a buddy (negative buddy distance bug) to complete "Earn 2 candy walking with a buddy" (credit to /u/Jessy_84)
  • Catching with a GO+ will not break your streaks for throws (credit to /u/pk2317) (disputed)
  • You cannot redeem a Pokemon encounter reward if your Pokemon storage is full - you have to make room first (credit to /u/tamman2000)
  • “Use a super effective charged Attack during a Gym battle” also requires that you make the defender faint. It only increments once per enemy (well, 3 total if they started at full motivation). When battling in a group, everyone gets credit if anyone uses a SE charged attack.
  • If you spin a new pokestop and get the quest "Spin {3} PokéStops you haven't visited before" from it, it will increment the quest to 1/3 immediately. (credit to /u/Amerika-jinn)
  • EX raids count towards "Win x Raids"
  • If you flee from a reward encounter, you can get another challenge and still go back to the reward encounter
  • A previously unspun Gym disc does not count towards "Spin X Pokestops you haven't visited before"
Field Research Tasks
Task Reward
Battle in a Gym 5 times. 1000 Stardust / 5 Potions / 3 Super Potions / (2 / 4) Revives / 10 Nanab Berries / Pokemon encounter(Machop / Bulbasaur)
Battle in a Gym. 400 Stardust / 5 Potions / 2 Revives 5 Nanab Berries / Pokemon encounter(Mankey / Houndour / Poliwag / Charmander)
Battle in a raid. 5 Potions
Catch (3 / 10) Poison-type Pokemon. Pokemon encounter(Grimer / Gastly / Bulbasaur)
Catch 10 Pokemon with Weather Boost. 1000 Stardust
Catch 10 Pokemon. 400 Stardust / 5 Poke Balls / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / Pokemon encounter(Voltorb / Magikarp / Exeggutor)
Catch 3 Bug-type Pokémon Pokemon encounter(Pinsir)
Catch 3 Dark-type Pokemon. Pokemon encounter(Houndour)
Catch 3 Dragon-type Pokémon. 3 Rare Candies
Catch 3 Electric-type Pokémon. Pokemon encounter(Pikachu)
Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon. Pokemon encounter(Magcargo)
Catch 3 Flying-type Pokémon. Pokemon encounter(Doduo)
Catch 3 Grass-, Fire-, or Ground-type Pokemon. Pokemon encounter(Numel)
Catch 3 Meowth or Skitty 1000 Stardust / 2 Pinap Berries / 4-6 Razz Berries / 5 Great Balls / Pokemon encounter(Growlithe)
Catch 3 Mudkip or Treecko. 1000 Stardust / 2 Pinap Berries / 4-6 Razz Berries / 5 Great Balls / Pokemon encounter(Torchic)
Catch 3 Oddish or Bellsprout. 1000 Stardust / 2 Pinap Berries / 4-6 Razz Berries / 5 Great Balls / Pokemon encounter(Tangela)
Catch 3 Pidgey or Murkrow. 1000 Stardust / 2 Pinap Berries / 4-6 Razz Berries / 5 Great Balls / Pokemon encounter(Ekans)
Catch 3 Swablu 1000 Stardust / 2 Pinap Berries / 4-6 Razz Berries / 5 Great Balls
Catch 5 Fire-type Pokémon Pokemon encounter(Flareon)
Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather Boost. 400 Stardust / 1 Pinap Berry / Pokemon encounter(Vulpix/Poliwag)
Catch a Ditto. 4000 Stardust / 3 Rare Candies / 10 Ultra Balls
Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon. 10 Ultra Balls / 2 Golden Razz Berries / (1 / 3) Rare Candy / 3000 Stardust / Pokemon encounter(Dratini)
Catch a Pokemon with a Weather Boost. ???
Catch a Pokemon. ???
Catch an X-type Pokemon. ???
Catch X Ditto ???
Catch X Fighting-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Fire-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Ghost-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Grass, Fire, or Ground-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Ground-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Ice-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Normal-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Oddish ???
Catch X Pidgey ???
Catch X Poison-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Pokémon ???
Catch X Pokémon with Weather Boost ???
Catch X Psychic-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Rock-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Steel-type Pokémon ???
Catch X Swablu ???
Catch X Water-type Pokémon ???
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy. ???
Earn a gold Kanto medal. ???
Earn a silver Kanto medal. ???
Evolve a Fire-type Pokemon. ???
Evolve a Magikarp. ???
Evolve a Pokemon. Pokemon encounter(Eevee)
Hatch 5 Eggs. Pokemon encounter(Chansey)
Hatch an Egg. 400 Stardust / 3 Razz Berry / 5 Poke Balls / Pokemon encounter(Exeggcute)
Make 2 Nice Curveball throws in a row. 400 Stardust / 5 Poke Balls / 1 Pinap Berry / 3 Razz Berries
Make 2 Nice throws in a row. 1000 Stardust / 3 Nanab Berries
Make 3 Excellent throws in a row. Pokemon encounter(Onix / Larvitar)
Make 3 Excellent throws. Pokemon encounter(Larvitar)
Make 3 Great Curveball throws in a row. Pokemon encounter(Charmeleon)
Make 3 Great throws in a row. (5 / 10) Ultra Balls / 1 Rare Candy / Pokemon encounter(Onix)
Make 3 Great throws. 400 Stardust / 1 Pinap Berry / 3 Razz Berries / 5 Poke Balls / Pokemon encounter(Gastly / Onix)
Make 3 Nice throws. Pokemon encounter(Voltorb)
Make 5 Curveball throws in a row. (1 / 2) Pinap Berries / 6 Nanab Berries / 5 Great Balls
Make 5 Great throws. 5 Razz Berries
Make 5 Nice throws. 5 Poke Balls / 3 Razz Berries / 1 Pinap Berry / 400 Stardust / Pokemon encounter(Voltorb)
Make a Great Curveball Throw. ???
Make a Great throw. ???
Make a Nice throw. ???
Make an Excellent Curveball throw. ???
Make an Excellent throw. 1000 Stardust / 5 Great Balls / 2 Ultra Balls / 2 Pinap Berries
Power up a Pokemon 5 times. Pokemon encounter(Bulbasaur / Charmander / Squirtle)
Power up a Pokemon. ???
Spin 3 PokeStops you haven't visited before. Pokemon encounter(Ponyta)
Spin a PokeStop you haven't visited before. ???
Spin a PokeStop. ???
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon. 1000 Stardust / 6 Razz Berries
Use a Berry to help catch a Pokemon. ???
Use a Super Effective Charged attack in 7 Gym battles. 2000 Stardust / 6 Revives / 3 Super Potions / 1 Max Revive / 1 Rare Candy / Pokemon encounter(Electabuzz)
Use a Super Effective Charged attack in a Gym battle. 4 Revives / 3 Super Potions
Win 2 raids. Pokemon encounter(Quilava)
Win 3 Gym battles. 3 Hyper Potions / 1 Max Revive / 1 Rare Candy / Pokemon encounter(Jynx)
Win 5 raids. Pokemon encounter(Typhlosion)
Win a Gym battle. 5 Potions / 4 Revives / Pokemon encounter(Bulbasaur / Charmander / Squirtle)
Win a level 3 or higher raid. 1 Rare Candy
Win a raid. 10 Nanab Berries / 3 Super Potions
Special Research Tasks

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
Research Breakthrough
Task Reward
Collect 7 stamps 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies / 20 Poke Balls / 5 Pinap Berries / 5 Ultra Balls, 3000 XP, and Pokemon encounter(Moltres)
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