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

Published: 2/Jan/2020 20:07 Updated: 3/Jan/2020 3:19

by Paul Cot


It’s a new month, new year and new decade which can only mean one thing in the world of Pokemon Go – new field research tasks and rewards! Here is the full list for January 2020.

As most of you will be fully aware, 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 but these can only be obtained once a day. Once you earn seven of these, you can encounter the special research breakthrough, which is a little different for January.

Field research tasks are a great way to encounter stronger Pokemon…

Encounter vs item reward

In addition to earning a stamp, there is also a reward for completing the task. This will either be an encounter with a Pokemon or some form of item.

Trainers tend to prefer field research which earns you an encounter with a Pokemon, though. A lot of the item rewards are extremely common and an actual encounter gives you the chance to find a Pokemon which many not be seen in the wild too often.

There’s also the notable bonus that Pokemon encountered by completing a field research task have an IV floor of 10. This dramatically increases the chances of finding a Pokemon with a perfect IV, something which is incredibly unlikely in the wild.

Full list of January 2020 tasks

Here is the full list of field research tasks that result in Pokemon encounters for January 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 3 normal, water or ice-type Pokemon Dewgong 803-851 No
Catch 5 fire-type Pokemon Snorunt 349-380 Yes
Catch 5 Pokemon with weather boost Vulpix or Poliwag 347-378/325-355 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 a Team Rocket grunt Sneasel 831-879 Yes
Battle another trainer 3 times Shellder 428-463 Yes
Battle in a raid Swinub 288-317 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 Exeggcute 467-503 No
Hatch 3 eggs Magmar 973-1026 No
Hatch 5 eggs Chansey 490-537 No
Hatch 7 eggs Alolan Vulpix 347-378 Yes
Evolve a Pokemon Eevee or Cubchoo 424-459/422-458 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 Snover 460-497 Yes
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Stantler 878-927 Yes
Send 10 gifts to friends Clamperl 507-544 Yes
Transfer 3 Pokemon Lotad 230-256 Yes
Trade a Pokemon Glalie 853-902 No

There’s plenty of tasks to enjoy this January. Pro tip: If you find a field research task that rewards you with a particular Pokemon you’re looking for, you can return to the same PokeStop and get another of the same task!


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.