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

Published: 3/Feb/2020 11:01

by Paul Cot


There are new field research tasks and rewards in Pokemon Go! Here is the full list for February 2020.

Every time you complete a field research task, you’ll be granted an encounter with a Pokemon or be given an item reward. Generally, these items are commonly found, so trainers tend to prefer tasks that reward encounters.

These encounters provide an excellent chance to stock on a particular species’ Candy. This is in addition to potentially being able to find their shiny form, although not every Pokemon obtained from field research has their shiny variant available just yet. Which do and don’t can be found in the list below.

Field Research Task Reward EncounterField research tasks are a great way to encounter stronger Pokemon…

While the CP of these species might be somewhat limited, these Pokemon are guaranteed to have an IV floor of 10. This dramatically increases the chances of finding a Pokemon with a perfect IV. Specifically, the chances increase to 1 in 216 instead of the grim 1 in 4,096.

Field research basics

Experienced Pokemon Go trainers will be aware that field research tasks are obtained exclusively from spinning PokeStops. If you’re new to Pokemon Go or just need a refresher you can check out our full guide for everything to do with field research.

Completing the randomly assigned task will earn you one stamp which can be earned once a day (12am to 11:59pm everyday). Once you earn seven of these, you can encounter the special research breakthrough. Unfortunately, it looks like legendary Pokemon as breakthrough rewards are a thing of the past, though.

Field Research Stamps
Collect seven stamps to earn a field research breakthrough…

Full list of February 2020 tasks

Here is the full list of field research tasks that result in Pokemon encounters for February 2020:

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 5 psychic-type Pokemon Ralts 206-231 Yes
Catch 3 flying, psychic or dark-type Pokemon Roselia 755-801 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 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda 486-523 Yes
Make 3 excellent throws in a row Larvitar 411-445 Yes
Battle in a gym Mankey 462-499 Yes
Battle in a gym 5 times Machop 509-548 Yes
Win a gym battle Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle 442-477/387-420/372-405 Yes/Yes/Yes
Win 3 gym battles Jynx 1040-1095 No
Use a super effective charge attack in 7 gym battles Electabuzz 949-1000 No
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket grunts Espeon 1297-1358 No
Battle another trainer Marill 172-197 No
Battle in a raid Umbreon 865-916 No
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 Exeggcute 467-503 No
Hatch 3 eggs Magmar 973-1026 No
Hatch 4 eggs Alolan Vulpix 347-378 Yes
Hatch 5 eggs Chansey 490-537 No
Evolve a Pokemon Eevee or Jigglypuff 424-459/277-310 Yes/No
Power up a Pokemon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle 442-477/387-420/372-405 Yes/Yes/Yes
Take a snapshot of your buddy Zubat 258-285 Yes
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Feebas 99-117 Yes
Send 10 gifts to friends Pikachu 369-402 Yes
Transfer 5 Pokemon Clefairy 458-495 No
Trade a Pokemon Alolan Meowth 312-341 Yes

There are 31 different field research tasks available for February and 37 different species of Pokemon to encounter, of which 25 can be found in their shiny form.


Which Pokemon are Shiny locked in the Crown Tundra?

Published: 23/Oct/2020 5:30 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 5:38

by Paul Cot


A lot of trainers are so excited about the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC because of the array of returning (and new) Legendary Pokemon. The question is though, which of these Legendary species are Shiny locked?

The missing Legendary Pokemon from Sword and Shield has been well documented. It has left a gap in the Galar region which trainers never really came to terms with.

Fortunately, it appears that the Pokemon Company’s plan all along was to add them via DLC. They may have made us wait nearly a year from the game’s initial release but thankfully all those classic legends can now be added to your Galar Pokedex.

In addition to catching those Legendary ‘mons, their new availability in Pokemon Sword and Shield presents trainers to find their Shiny forms. However, that’s only if they aren’t Shiny locked.

What is ‘Shiny lock’?

The term Shiny lock means a Pokemon cannot be found in its Shiny form unless it’s from a special event. Simply put, no matter how many times you encounter that Pokemon it will not be a Shiny.

Naturally, the majority of trainers don’t like the fact that there are Shiny locked Pokemon. There are a few reasons as to why Shiny locks exist but the main one is to keep the Shiny form of a particular species extra rare. After all, the rarer it is, the more exciting and meaningful it is to finally get it.

Crown Tundra Shiny locks

That begs the question, which of the long list of Legendary Pokemon available in the Crown Tundra DLC are Shiny locked? Fortunately, it’s only a few of them, most can be found in their Shiny form.

According to @mattyoukhana_, a respected figure in the Pokemon community who often shares such interesting details, the following cannot be obtained as a Shiny:

  • Articuno (Galarian)
  • Zapdos (Galarian)
  • Moltres (Galarian)
  • Victini
  • Keldeo
  • Cosmog
  • Poipole
  • Glastrier
  • Spectrier
  • Calyrex
Calyrex Shiny Lock
Pokemon Company
Calyrex is the featured Legendary Pokemon of the new Crown Tundra DLC…

That means the likes of Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Regieleki, Regidrago (the two new Regimons), Raikou, Entei, Suicune, and many more can be.

It isn’t exactly surprising the new Legendaries – the Galarian birds, Glastrier, Spectrier, and Calyrex are Shiny locked. They will likely be saved for a future date.

To build some excitement for when they are released, here’s what the new form of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres looks like as a Shiny. In the meantime, there are plenty of Legendaries you can start Shiny hunting, though. The amount of them should keep you busy in the Crown Tundra for a while!