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