Pokemon Go trainers are awaiting the list of field research tasks for March. While these have yet to be confirmed, the research breakthrough Pokemon encounter pool has.
March breakthrough rewards
Pokemon Go fans have been wondering which Pokemon will be include in March's breakthrough rewards. Niantic have confirmed, according to Pokemon Go YouTuber ZoeTwoDots, that Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-oh, Regice, Registeel, Regirock will all be included in the March research breakthrough pool.
The February pool included five of these with the addition of the legendary Kanto Pokemon, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. March sees these latter three replaced with the regi-trio Gen 3 legends, Regice, Regirock and Registeel. Which of these eight Pokemon you encounter as a result of a research breakthrough is random.
What is field research?
Field research is one element of research quests within Pokemon Go. Field research items are obtained from PokeStops. The task itself is from a set pool but is random.
These tasks change monthly and can also vary in special events. Tasks range from catching Pokemon, using berries and making great throws.
By completing research tasks you can earn a stamp at a rate of one per day maximum. Upon receiving seven stamps you are rewarded with a research breakthrough which entails an encounter with one the legendary Pokemon currently in the pool.
Just confirmed by Niantic:— ZoëTwoDots (@_ZoeTwoDots) March 1, 2019
March and April Research Breakthroughs will be: Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-oh, Regice, Registeel, Regirock!
Which ones do you want most?#PokemonGO
What is Special Research?
In contrast to field research, special research are based upon fixed tasks across multiple stages. Furthermore, the rewards for completing them are also fixed.
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Each stage of a special research quest provides lower end rewards such as Stardust and Poke balls. Once all of these are completed you get the end reward. For example, the Let's Go Meltan special research quest provides an encounter with, you guessed it, Meltan.
March Field Research
The full list of March field research tasks are as follows:
Source: Leek Duck
|Field Research Task||Encounter/Reward|
|Catch 10 Pokemon||Magikarp or Houndour|
|Catch a dragon-type||Dratini|
|Catch 5 fighting-type||Magnemite|
|Catch 5 normal, electric or poison-type||Starmie|
|Catch 7 flying, psychic or dark-type||Anorith|
|Catch 10 ice-type||Kabuto|
|Catch 10 ground-type||Sandshrew|
|Catch 5 Pokemon with weather boost||Vulpix or Poliwag|
|Use 5 berries||Growlithe|
|Use 5 razz berries||Cubone|
|Use 10 pinap berries||Magikarp|
|Make 5 nice throws||Voltorb or Bidoof|
|Make 3 great throws||Gastly, Lileep or Anorith|
|Make 3 great throws in a row||Onix|
|Make 5 great curveball throws in a row||Spinda #2|
|Make 3 excellent throws in a row||Larvitar|
|Battle in a gym||Mankey or Machop|
|Battle in a gym 5 times||Machop|
|Win a gym battle||Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle|
|Win 3 gym battles||Jynx|
|Win 5 gym battles||Lapras|
|Use a super effective charged attack in 7 gym battles||Electabuzz|
|Battle in a raid||Drowzee|
|Win a level 3 or higher raid||Omanyte or Kabuto|
|Win 5 raids||Aerodactyl|
|Hatch an egg||Exeggcute or Snubbull|
|Hatch 3 eggs||Magmar|
|Hatch 5 eggs||Chansey|
|Power up Pokemon 5 times||Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle|
|Evolve a Pokemon||Eevee or Sunkern|
|Use an item to evolve a Pokemon||Aerodactyl|
|Send 2 gifts to friends||Gastly|
|Trade a Pokemon||Manectric|
|Transfer 3 Pokemon||Vulpix|
|Earn 5 candies walking with your buddy||Tenatcruel|