Pokemon Go's Field Research List For December 2019

Here are the Field Research tasks available this month in Pokemon Go.

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A new month is underway, which means Niantic has rolled out a new batch of Field Research tasks in Pokemon Go for December 2019. Unlike Special Research quests, which are assigned by Professor Willow, Field Research tasks are distributed through PokeStops. You'll receive Field Research by spinning Photo Discs, and each mission you complete will net you rewards like XP, items, and even Pokemon encounters.

Field Research tasks typically run the gamut from making a certain number of Great throws to catching specific types of Pokemon. There is no daily limit to how many Field Research tasks you can complete, but only the first one you clear each day will reward you with a stamp. If you can amass seven stamps, you'll achieve a Research Breakthrough, which will net you even more rewards, as well as an encounter with a rare Pokemon.

Like last month, every Research Breakthrough you achieve in December will result in an encounter with a Legendary Pokemon, namely either Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Groudon, or Kyogre. Even if you already have these Legendaries in your collection, you'll want to achieve as many Research Breakthroughs as you can this month, as you'll also have a chance to encounter their Shiny forms.

You can see the updated list of Pokemon Go's Field Research tasks below. This isn't the only new content available in Pokemon Go this month, however. The game's first evolution event runs from December 5-12, giving you a chance to get more evolutionary items like the Sinnoh Stone, while December's Community Day weekend takes place on December 14 and 15 and brings back all previous featured Pokemon.

Pokemon Go December 2019 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 10 PokemonMagikarp encounter
Catch 5 Fairy PokemonMarill encounter
Catch 5 Normal PokemonZigzagoon encounter
Catch 3 Fire, Water, or Electric PokemonDoduo encounter
Catch 4 Grass or Ice PokemonSeel encounter
Catch 15 PokemonSandshrew encounter
Catch 3 different species of Dark PokemonPoochyena enounter
Catch 3 different species of Psychic PokemonDrowzee encounter
Use 5 Berries to help catch PokemonSnorunt encounter; 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch PokemonSwinub encounter
Use 10 Nanab Berries while catching PokemonScyther encounter
Catch a Dragon 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 in a RaidSpoink encounter; 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives
Battle in a GymMankey or Makuhita encounter; 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives
Battle another trainerElectrike encounter
Battle a team leader 2 timesNatu encounter
Win a Gym battleBulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter; 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Battle in a Gym 5 timesMachop encounter; 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Use a super-effective Charged Attack in 7 Gym battlesElectabuzz encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or 1 Max Revive
Win 5 RaidsAerodactyl encounter
Win a level 3 or higher RaidKabuto or Omanyte encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or 1 Max Revive
Win 3 Gym battlesJynx encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or 1 Max Revive
Use a super-effective Charged Attack in a Gym battle500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Win a Raid500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Win 3 Raids1,500 Stardust, 3 Max Potions, 8 Revives, or 3 Max Revives

Throwing Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Make 3 Great throwsGastly, Buneary, 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 throws in a row1,500 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 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 EggExeggcute or Hoppip encounter; 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Poke Balls
Hatch 3 EggsMagmar encounter; 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Poke Balls, or 5 Ultra Balls
Hatch 5 EggsChansey encounter; 3 Rare Candies

Misc. Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Transfer 3 PokemonSableye encounter
Trade a PokemonBronzor encounter
Evolve a PokemonCubone or Eevee encounter
Earn 3 Candies walking with your BuddyPonyta encounter
Take 5 snapshots of EeveeGulpin encounter
Power up Pokemon 5 timesBulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter
Send 10 Gifts to friendsSneasel encounter
Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, or 5 Poke Balls
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