Pokemon Go Field Research tasks & rewards (September 2023)

The Research Breakthrough box in Pokemon GoNiantic/The Pokemon Company

If you’re interested in completing different Field Research tasks in Pokemon Go, here’s the list of every task available in September 2023, alongside its rewards in the Adventures Abound season.

Field Research is one of the most important parts of the Pokemon Go experience. Trainers can complete all sorts of tasks daily to encounter different Pokemon and get useful items. After a whole week of completing these tasks, players can also get access to the weekly Research Breakthrough for more rewards and a mysterious encounter.

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In this article, we’ll go over every Field Research task available in September 2023 in Pokemon Go alongside its rewards.

What is Field Research in Pokemon Go?

Research Breakthrough stamps in Pokemon GoNiantic
Players can get one stamp per day to open the Research Breakthrough box.

Pokemon Go players can get new Field Research tasks by spinning PokeStops. Trainers can only receive and complete one task from each PokeStop per day and it’s the same task for every player that spins that specific PokeStop.

Completing these tasks will reward players with items or a Pokemon encounter. While players can see the items they’ll receive beforehand, all the encounters look the same. Difficult tasks will grant access to rare encounters. You can check the full list of tasks with their encounters down below.

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The first Field Research task players complete in a day will grant them a Research Breakthrough stamp. After seven days of completing Field Research tasks, players can open the Research Breakthrough box for a Pokemon encounter, XP, Stardust, and one of the following items: Rare Candy, Pinap Berries, Ultra Balls, Poke Balls, or a Remote Raid Pass.

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The Adventures Abound season of Pokemon Go has six potential encounters for Research Breakthrough: Galarian Farfetch’d, Larvitar, Sableye, Bagon, Furfrou, or Goomy. Lucky players might encounter shiny versions of them.

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All Pokemon Go Field Research tasks & rewards

Here are all the available Field Research tasks and rewards in Pokemon Go in September 2023 broken down into different categories:

Catching tasks

Field Research taskRewards
Catch 5 PokemonCaterpie, Poochyena, Purrloin, or Weedle
Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather BoostPoliwag, Vulpix, Hippopotas, Snover, Wingull, Roggenrola, or Vanillite
Catch 7 PokemonMagikarp, Stufful, or Wimpod
Catch 7 different species of PokemonGirafarig
Catch 15 different species of PokemonLickitung
Catch a Dragon-type PokemonDratini, Axew, or Bagon
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokemon10x Pidgeot Mega Energy
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokemon10x Venusaur or Sceptile Mega Energy
Catch 10 Fire-type Pokemon10x Charizard or Blaziken Mega Energy
Catch 10 Water-type Pokemon10x Blastoise or Swampert Mega Energy
Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch PokemonWurmple or Burmy (Plant Cloak)
Catch 5 Ghost or Bug-type PokemonGothita or Solosis
Catch 10 Grass or Bug-type PokemonSpinarak or Ledyba

Throwing tasks

Field Research taskRewards
Make 5 Nice ThrowsDiglett, Alolan Diglett, or Sudowoodo
Make 10 Nice ThrowsGastly or Misdreavus
Make 3 Great ThrowsClamperl, Kabuto, Omanyte, Elgyem, or Binacle
Make 3 Great Throws in a rowLileep or Anorith
Make 5 Great ThrowsMurkrow or Houndour
Make 3 Great Curveball ThrowsOnix
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a rowSpinda #6
Make 5 Great Curveball ThrowsGligar
Make 2 Excellent ThrowsBeldum
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a rowLarvitar, Beldum, or Gible

Battling tasks

Field Research taskRewards
Win in GO Battle LeagueTentacool, Marill, or Chinchou
Win a RaidOnix
Win a 3-Star Raid or higherArchen or Tirtouga
Win 2 RaidsShedinja
Win 5 RaidsAlolan Marowak, Alolan Exeggutor, or Aerodactyl
Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket GruntsSableye

Buddy & Friendship tasks

Field Research taskRewards
Earn 2 Candy walking with your buddyBuneary, Bunnelby, Jigglypuff, Litleo, Dedenne, or Glameow
Earn 3 Candy walking with your buddyStunfisk or Galarian Stunfisk
Send 5 Gifts and add a sticker to eachSkitty, Spheal, or Wooper
Trade a PokemonStaryu
Pokemon Go Eggs and logoNiantic
Pokemon Go players can get extra rewards by hatching Eggs.

Egg tasks

Field Research taskRewards
Hatch an EggGrowlithe, Scyther, Sudowoodo, Trubbish, or Nincada
Hatch 2 EggsHisuian Growlithe, Sneasel, Mawile, or Feebas

Miscellaneous tasks

Field Research taskRewards
Evolve a PokemonEevee
Power up Pokemon 3 timesBulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle
Power up Pokemon 5 timesSnivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Venusaur Mega Energy, Charizard Mega Energy, Blastoise Mega Energy, Beedrill Mega Energy, Pidgeot Mega Energy, Manectric Mega Energy, or Aggron Mega Energy
Power up Pokemon 7 timesRowlet, Litten, or Popplio
Power up Pokemon 10 timesPinsir Mega Energy, Medicham Mega Energy, or Ampharos Mega Energy
Explore 2 kmAlolan Rattata or Yungoos
Spin 3 PokeStops or GymsRalts, Doduo, Aron, or Remoraid
Spin 5 PokeStops or GymsHisuian Growlithe, Growlithe, Slowpoke, or Galarian Slowpoke
Purify 3 Shadow PokemonHaunter
Take a snapshot of a wild PokemonTrapinch, Croagunk, or Cottonee
Take 3 Snapshots of a wild Ghost-type PokemonYamask
Take 3 snapshots of wild Dark-type PokémonInkay

It was confirmed that these Field Research tasks will remain active for the whole season instead of just this month. Also, keep in mind that special events can override these tasks and bring new ones for a limited time.

All Pokemon that players can encounter as rewards can be shiny, except for Gothita, Solosis, Wimpod, Vanillite, Hisuian Growlithe, Rowlett, Litten, Popplio, and Haunter. Pokemon encounters from Field Research tasks always feature Pokemon with minimum IVs set to 10/10/10, similar to Raid encounters and Egg hatches.

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