Pokemon Go's January 2020 Field Research Tasks List

New month, new Field Research.

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A new month is here, which means a new batch of Field Research tasks is now live in Pokemon Go. Unlike the more story-driven Special Research quests, Field Research tasks are distributed through PokeStops. The first task you complete each day will net you a stamp, and each time you collect seven stamps, you'll achieve a Research Breakthrough, which will unlock special rewards like an encounter with a rare Pokemon.

Last month, the Research Breakthrough reward was an encounter with a Legendary Pokemon, but Niantic is offering a different reward for January 2020. Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough this month, you'll get a chance to catch a Lapras that knows Ice Beam or Ice Shard. This marks the first time you could get the Pokemon with either move since 2018.

As previously mentioned, you can receive Field Research tasks at PokeStops, and the ones you get will be randomly taken from a larger pool. You can see the updated list of Pokemon Go's Field Research tasks along with the possible rewards they dole out below, courtesy of The Silph Road.

There's plenty more happening in Pokemon Go this month. The Legendary Pokemon Heatran is returning to five-star Raids from January 7 to February 4, while the Hatchathon event runs until January 16. The first Community Day of 2020 is also set for Sunday, January 19, although Niantic hasn't revealed what the featured Pokemon will be yet.

Pokemon Go January 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 Normal-, Water-, or Ice-type PokemonDewgong encounter
Catch 3 different species of Ice-type Pokemon3 Rare Candies
Catch 5 Fire-type PokemonSnorunt 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 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
Defeat a Team Go Rocket GruntSneasel encounter
Battle in a RaidSwinub encounter; 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives
Battle in a GymMankey encounter; 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives
Battle another trainer 3 timesShellder 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, 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, 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 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
Hatch 7 EggsAlolan Vulpix encounter

Misc. Tasks

Field Research TaskRewards
Transfer 3 PokemonLotad encounter
Trade a PokemonGlalie encounter
Evolve a PokemonCubchoo or Eevee encounter
Power up Pokemon 5 timesBulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter
Send 10 Gifts to friendsClamperl 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
Take a Snapshot of your BuddySnover encounter
Earn 5 Hears with your BuddyStantler encounter

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