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Pokemon Go: July field research & breakthrough rewards - full list

by Paul Cotton

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Research breakthroughs have been confirmed for July and August but Pokemon Go trainers are still awaiting a full list of field research tasks.

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Kyogre and Groudon join Latias and Latios

Niantic have confirmed that from July 1, 1pm PDT (4pm EDT, 9pm BST) until September 1, 1pm PDT (4pm EDT, 9pm BST) Latias, Latios, Kyogre, and Groudon will be the new breakthrough rewards.

May and June also had Latias and Latios available but they were complimented with the Johto legends, Lugia and Ho-Oh. Other previous breakthrough rewards included the Regi-trio and the Kanto birds.

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Kyogre and Groudon are part of the research breakthrough rewards for the first time...

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Spinda shiny

Elsewhere, Niantic have confirmed that Spinda will once again be available as a field research encounter, but this time around its shiny form will also be available. During May and June, Spinda was a reward for completing the field research task "Make 5 great curveball throws in a row."

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July August field research tasks and rewards list

The full list of July and August field research tasks are as follows:

Source: Leek Duck

Field Research Task Encounter/Reward Chance of encountering shiny?
Catch 10 Pokemon Magikarp or Teddiursa Yes/No
Catch a dragon-type Dratini Yes
Catch 5 fighting-type Breloom No
Catch 5 water-type Seel Yes
Catch 10 ground-type Diglett No
Catch 3 electric, poison or normal-type Plusle or Minun Yes/Yes
Catch 5 flying, dark or psychic-type Poochyena Yes
Catch 7 grass, water or fire-type Growlithe Yes
Catch 5 Pokemon with weather boost Vulpix or Poliwag No/No
Use 5 berries Weepinbell No
Use 5 nanab berries Swalot No
Use 10 pinap berries Loudred No
Make 5 nice throws Geodude or Voltorb Yes/No
Make 3 great throws Gastly, Lileep or Anorith Yes/Yes/Yes
Make 3 great throws in a row Onix Yes
Make 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda No
Make 3 excellent throws in a row Larvitar Yes
Battle in a gym Mankey or Makuhita No/Yes
Battle in a gym 5 times Machop Yes
Win a gym battle Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle Yes/Yes/Yes
Win 3 gym battles Jynx No
Win 5 gym battles Grimer Yes
Use a super effective charged attack in 7 gym battles Electabuzz No
Battle in a raid Meditite Yes
Win a level 2 or higher raid Sableye Yes
Win a level 3 or higher raid Omanyte or Kabuto Yes/Yes
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl Yes
Hatch an egg Exeggcute or Spoink No/Yes
Hatch 3 eggs Magmar No
Hatch 5 eggs Chansey No
Power up Pokemon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle Yes/Yes/Yes
Evolve a Pokemon Pidgey or Eeevee No/Yes
Use an item to evolve a Pokemon Skarmory No
Send 10 gifts to friends Alolan Exeggutor Yes
Trade a Pokemon Drifloon Yes
Transfer 3 Pokemon Shuppet Yes
Earn 5 candies walking with your buddy Slakoth Yes

Understanding Pokemon Go research

Understanding how field research tasks, breakthrough rewards and special quests work is essential to be a successful Pokemon Go trainer.

In addition to understanding it, it is also vital to know how to manage your research - choosing which field research tasks to complete, saving stamps, etc.

Doing this will allow you to maximize the number of legendary Pokemon you can capture in an attempt to bag one with decent IVs.

Last updated 06:49 ET, July 2, 2019