[Last Chance] Pokemon Go's April 2020 Field Research Tasks And Research Breakthrough Reward

Here's the updated list of Field Research tasks you'll find in Pokemon Go this month, along with April's new Research Breakthrough reward.

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April is underway, which means Pokemon Go developer Niantic has once again refreshed the game's Field Research list. While many of April's tasks are the same as March's, most offer new Pokemon encounters, and you won't find many tasks that require you to hatch eggs (which is helpful as many part of the world are under lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic).

Unlike the more story-focused Special Research quests, Field Research tasks are distributed via PokeStops. You'll receive a random task when you spin the Photo Disc, and each one you complete will net you rewards, which can range from helpful items like Berries to encounters with certain Pokemon.

On top of that, the first Field Research task you complete each day will earn you a stamp. If you collect seven stamps, you'll achieve what's called a Research Breakthrough, which will net you additional rewards as well as an encounter with a special Pokemon. April's Research Breakthrough reward is the rare Alolan Exeggutor; you'll get a chance to catch the Pokemon each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough this month.

As previously mentioned, the Field Research tasks you receive from PokeStops will be randomly drawn from a larger pool. You can see the full list of April's Field Research tasks, as compiled by The Silph Road, below.

In addition to these tasks, Niantic offered a handful of Field Research quests that tied into Pokemon Go's April Fools' event, which ran from April 1-7. These led to encounters with Sudowoodo, Croagunk, and the debuting Gen 5 Pokemon Stunfisk. Niantic has also outlined some other Pokemon Go events happening in April, including a spring event that introduces flower crown Buneary and more.

Pokemon Go April 2020 Field Research Tasks

Catching Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather boostPoliwag or Vulpix encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Catch 10 Pokemon with Weather boost500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Catch 3 different species of Grass-type Pokemon1 Rare Candy
Catch 3 Grass-, Fire-, or Ground-type PokemonCacnea encounter
Catch 3 Rock-type PokemonMagcargo encounter
Catch 10 PokemonMagikarp encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokemon500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Catch a Dragon-type PokemonDratini encounter; 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Gold Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Catch a Ditto1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Gold Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls

Battling Tasks

Field Research TasksRewards
Battle another trainerBurmy encounter
Win 1 Great League Trainer Battle against another TrainerLotad encounter
Win 5 RaidsAerodactyl encounter
Win a level 3 or higher RaidKabuto or Omanyte encounter

Throwing Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Make 3 Great throwsGastly, Anorith, or Lileep encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Make 5 Nice throwsVoltorb encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Make 3 Nice throws in a row500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Great throws in a rowOnix encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Great curveball throws1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Great curveball throws in a row1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Gold Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Make 5 Great curveball throws in a rowSpinda encounter
Make an Excellent throw500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls
Make 3 Excellent throws in a rowLarvitar encounter
Make 5 curveball throws in a row500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Make 2 Nice curveball throws in a row200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls

Hatching Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Hatch an EggBayleef encounter

Misc. Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Transfer 3 PokemonParasect encounter
Trade a PokemonPineco encounter
Evolve a PokemonEevee or Alolan Diglett encounter
Power up Pokemon 5 timesBulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter
Send 3 Gifts to friendsMagmar encounter
Take 1 Snapshot of Grass-type PokemonShroomish encounter
Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, or 5 Poke Balls

Buddy Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Earn 5 Hearts with your BuddyBellossom encounter

Tricky Pokemon Event Tasks (April 1 - April 7)

Field Research TaskRewards
Give your Buddy a treatSudowoodo encounter
Earn 3 Candies walking with your BuddyStunfisk encounter
Catch 3 Voltorb5 Poke Balls
Catch 3 DittoCroagunk encounter
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