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Pokemon Go: March 2020 field research tasks and rewards - Full list

by Paul Cot

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A new month and therefore Pokemon Go has new field research tasks and rewards! Here is the full list for March 2020.

Field research tasks are an excellent way to earn rewards in Pokemon Go. There are two types of reward: an encounter with a particular Pokemon or an item?

As the same tasks provide the same rewards, earning encounters with a particular species is a great way to stock up on their Candy. There is also a chance you can find their shiny form, although not every Pokemon obtained from field research has their shiny variant available just yet. The ones that do and don't can be found in the list below.

Field Research Task Reward Encounter
Field Research Task Reward Encounter
Field research tasks are a great way to encounter stronger Pokemon...

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One downside to these encounters is that the Pokemon's CP is somewhat limited but they do have a guaranteed 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

Trainers will be aware that field research tasks are obtained from spinning PokeStops. If you're new to Pokemon Go or just want a gentle reminder about how everything works you can check out our full guide for everything to do with field research.

In addition to the reward, completing whatever the specified task is will earn you one stamp. This can be earned once a day (12am to 11:59pm every day).

Upon earning 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, and as of writing are showing no signs of returning.

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Full list of March 2020 tasks

The full list of field research tasks for March 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 5 psychic-type Pokemon Torchic 433-468 Yes
Catch 3 fire, grass or ground-type Pokemon Hoppip 231-257 No
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 Growlithe 495-533 Yes
Battle another trainer Mankey 462-499 Yes
Battle in a raid Pinsir 1209-1268 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 Yes
Hatch 5 eggs Chansey 490-537 Yes
Evolve a Pokemon Eevee or Gloom 424-459/677-720 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 Sunkern 148-169 Yes
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Cherrim (Sunny) 829-877 No
Send 10 gifts to friends Gligar 750-796 Yes
Transfer 3 Pokemon Diglett 262-289 Yes
Trade a Pokemon Tangela 909-959 No

There are 30 different field research tasks available for March and 35 different species of Pokemon to encounter, of which 26 can be found in their shiny form.