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Pokemon Go: April 2020 field research tasks and rewards – Full list

Published: 2/Apr/2020 16:35

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go field research tasks and rewards have been changed up for April 2020. Here is the full list.

Unless you’re new to Pokemon Go, you’ll be familiar with the concept of field research tasks and their rewards. They are an excellent chance to focus on one particular Pokemon.

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Doing so can get you a strong version of them in no time at all. That’s assuming you can find a PokeStop with that particular task. Once you do you can revisit it (during that day only) to keep getting the same one.

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Field research tasks are obtained randomly from PokeStops…

You can also earn one stamp a day for every field research task you complete. Upon getting seven of these, you can trade it in for the April 2020 Research Breakthrough encounter reward.

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Interestingly there are fewer field research tasks than previous months. Eagle-eyed trainers will notice that some of the removed ones are more tricky.

Presumably this a result of the current global health crisis whereby Niantic don’t want to encourage trainers to go outside. There have already been widespread changes made to Pokemon Go amid the crisis and Niantic have revealed they have more in mind.

Full list of April 2020 tasks

The full list of field research tasks for April 2020 can be found here:

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Field Research Task Encounter/Reward CP Range Shiny?
Catch 10 Pokemon Magikarp 99-117 Yes
Catch a dragon-type Pokemon Dratini 397-430 Yes
Catch 3 rock-type Pokemon Magcargo 685-729 Yes
Catch 5 Pokemon with weather boost Vulpix or Poliwag 347-378/324-355 No/yes
Make 5 nice throws Voltorb 399-432 No
Make 3 great throws Gastly, Lileep or Anorith 487-527/515-553/613/655 Yes/Yes/Yes
Make 3 great throws in a row Onix 435-472 Yes
Make 3 excellent throws in a row Larvitar 411-445 Yes
Battle another trainer Burmy (Plant) 185-209 Yes
Win 1 Great League Trainer Battle Lotad 230-256 Yes
Win a level 3 or higher raid Omanyte or Kabuto 620-662/548-587 Yes/Yes
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl 1136-1193 Yes
Hatch an egg Bayleef 583-623 No
Evolve a Pokemon Alolan Diglett or Eevee 264-292/424-459 Yes/Yes
Power up a Pokemon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle 442-477/387-420/372-405 Yes/Yes/Yes
Take a snapshot of a grass-type Shroomish 316-347 No
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Bellossom 927-977 No
Send 10 gifts to friends Magmar 973-1026 Yes
Transfer 3 Pokemon Parasect 751-797 No
Trade a Pokemon Pineco 440-475 Yes

There are 20 different field research tasks available for April and 27 different species to encounter, of which 21 can be found as a shiny.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

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So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.