Pokemon Go: March field research & breakthrough rewards - full list - Dexerto

Pokemon Go: March field research & breakthrough rewards – full list

Published: 1/Mar/2019 14:33 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 11:04

by Paul Cot


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.

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

These are simply the rewards for various field research tasks – but it is important to understand the mechanics of Pokemon Go research.

Managing your field research tasks so you can earn a stamp everyday, not wasting on of your three slots and knowing where to find particular tasks is essential.

Last updated 07:02 ET, June 26, 2019


Glastrier or Spectrier: Which one should you get in Crown Tundra?

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:21 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 0:22

by Paul Cot


Glastrier and Spectrier are two new Legendary Pokemon added in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unfortunately, you can only get one of them (at least in one save file), so which one is better and why?

First off let’s look at their typings. Glastrier is a pure ice-type and Spectrier is pure ghost.

Of course, this is somewhat down to preference but when it comes to weaknesses, there’s only one winner. Glastrier is weak to fire, fighting, rock and steel. It is immune against no types and only resistant to ice attacks.

Meanwhile, Spectrier is only weak to dark and ghost attacks. It is immune to normal and fighting, and resistant to bug and poison. In short, Spectrier’s typing is much more favorable.

Calyrex Shadow Rider
Calyrex fusing into its Shadow Rider form…

Glastrier vs Spectrier stats

There’s more to Pokemon than just typings, though. Each of their base stats are as follows:

Glastrier Spectrier
HP 100 HP 100
Attack 145 Attack 65
Defense 130 Defense 60
Special Attack 65 Special Attack 145
Special Defense 110 Special Defense 80
Speed 30 Speed 130

To simplify these stats, Spectrier will provide you with a fantastic fast and strong ghost-type Pokemon. However, while its special attack is massive, it doesn’t have the moveset to take full advantage of it.

Glastrier’s abysmal speed is a problem. Along with its undesirable pure ice typing many trainers won’t be interested in it, and we understand why.

Outside of those bad points though, the rest of it is very impressive. Along with great defense, it has a far better move pool than Spectrier which is very reliant on Shadow Ball.

If you’re interested in competitive battling then you can’t really go against Spectrier. If you’re playing for fun instead, then Spectrier may be the better option.

How to separate Glastrier/Spectrier from Calyrex

In the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC you actually catch Calyrex with either Glastrier or Spectrier together. Respectively, it is Calyrex’s Ice Rider and Shadow Rider fusions forms.

While they do come together, you can separate them to give yourself two Legendaries for the price of one. To do this make sure either of Calyrex’s fusion forms are in your party.

Following that, head over to your inventory and select the Reins of Unity. Give it to the fused Calyrex to separate them. You can rejoin them while they are both in your party by once again selecting the Reins of Unity.

This is a brilliant option to have, although naturally the fusion forms are stronger. Now, you just have to decide which steed you want!