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.
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.
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.
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.
— Pokemon News (@PokemonSwordNS) March 7, 2020
Full list of April 2020 tasks
The full list of field research tasks for April 2020 can be found here:
|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.