Pokemon Go's December 2020 Field Research Tasks And Rewards [Last Chance]

A new month is here, which means there are new Field Research tasks to complete and rewards to earn in the Pokemon mobile game.

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We're nearing the end of December now, but Pokemon Go developer Niantic still has a variety of December events and activities lined up for the game, including its annual holiday event and a New Year's celebration. You also still have a few days left to complete this month's Field Research tasks and catch the new Research Breakthrough encounters.

This time around, you'll be able to encounter one of two Pokemon each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough in December 2020: Lapras or Unovan Darumaka. Both Pokemon will be available all month long. You'll also earn bonus XP for catching either monster.

As a refresher, you'll achieve a Research Breakthrough when you collect seven stamps. You'll receive one stamp for the first Field Research task you complete each day. If you don't manage to achieve a Research Breakthrough before the month ends, any stamps you've earned will carry over, so your progress will go toward next month's Research Breakthrough.

Unlike Special Research tasks, Field Research is distributed at PokeStops. You'll receive a task randomly drawn from an overall pool when you spin the Photo Disc at a Gym or PokeStop. You can see December's Field Research tasks along with their potential rewards, as compiled by The Silph Road, below.

There's a lot more happening in Pokemon Go this month. The Legendary Pokemon Kyurem has returned to five-star Raids, while Mega Abomasnow is appearing in Mega Raids. Shiny Celebi is also making its debut in the game this week as part of a new Special Research story.

Pokemon Go December 2020 Field Research

Catching Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather boostPoliwag, Vulpix, or Snover 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 5 different species of Ice-type Pokemon2 Rare Candies
Catch 3 Fire-type PokemonCharmander, Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, or Tepig encounter
Catch 10 PokemonMagikarp encounter
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokemon500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Use 5 Berries to help catch PokemonPonyta encounter; 500 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
Win 2 RaidsAlolan Sandshrew encounter
Win 5 RaidsAerodactyl encounter
Win a level 3 or higher RaidKabuto or Omanyte encounter
Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket GruntsVulpix 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 rowGible 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

Misc. Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Hatch an EggSneasel encounter
Evolve a PokemonEevee or Flareon encounter
Trade a PokemonSnorunt encounter
Power up Pokemon 5 timesBulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter
Power up Pokemon 5 times10 Beedrill Mega Energy; 10 Venusaur Mega Energy; 10 Charizard Mega Energy; or 10 Blastoise Mega Energy
Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Send 3 gifts to friendsHoundour encounter

Buddy Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Earn 5 Hearts with your BuddyGrowlithe encounter
Give your Buddy 3 treatsSpheal encounter

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