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Pokemon Go: November field research tasks rewards and encounters - full list

by Paul Cotton

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The full list of Pokemon Go November 2019 field research tasks and rewards has been revealed.

Field research tasks, obtained by spinning Pokestops, are refreshed every two months, resulting in different rewards for completing them.

The Pokemon encounters they award players are a great chance to find a specific species, in addition to increasing your chances of finding one with good IVs. Pokemon encountered by completing a field research task have an IV floor of 10, which gives you a much better opportunity of finding that coveted perfect IV.

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Seven stamps will get you a research breakthrough reward...

The likes of Chansey, Dratini, Magmar and others can be difficult to find in the wild. Using field research tasks is a great way to find these species and even get their shiny forms.

November 2019 research tasks list

The full list of field research tasks and subsequent reward encounters are as follows:


Field Research Task Encounter/Reward Chance of encountering shiny?
Catch 10 Pokemon Magikarp Yes
Catch 15 Pokemon Sandshrew Yes
Catch a dragon-type Dratini Yes
Catch 3 different species of dark-type Poochyena Yes
Catch 3 different species of psychic-type Drowzee Yes
Catch 4 grass or ice-type Seel Yes
Catch 5 fairy-type Marill No
Catch 5 normal-type Zigzagoon Yes
Catch 3 electric, water or fire-type Doduo No
Catch 5 Pokemon with weather boost Vulpix or Poliwag No/Yes
Use 5 berries Snorunt Yes
Use 5 razz berries Swinub Yes
Use 10 nanab berries Scyther Yes
Make 5 nice throws Voltorb No
Make 3 great throws Gastly, Buneary, Lileep or Anorith Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes
Make 3 great throws Onix Yes
Make 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda Yes
Make 3 excellent throws in a row Larvitar Yes
Battle in a gym Mankey or Makuhita Yes/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
Battle a team leader 2 times Natu Yes
Use a super effective charged attack in 7 gym battles Electabuzz No
Battle in a raid Spoink Yes
Take 5 snapshots of Eevee Gulpin No
Win a level 3 or higher raid Omanyte or Kabuto Yes/Yes
Battle another trainer Electrike Yes
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl Yes
Hatch an egg Exeggcute or Hoppip No/No
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 Cubone or Eevee Yes/Yes
Earn 3 candy walking with your buddy Ponyta Yes
Send 10 gifts to friends Sneasel Yes
Trade a Pokemon Bronzor Yes
Transfer 3 Pokemon Sableye Yes


November research breakthrough rewards

Earn seven stamps by completing any of these field research tasks on seven separate days and you earn yourself an encounter with a legendary Pokemon.

The Kanto legends — Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres — join Kyogre and Groudon to complete the breakthrough encounter pool for November.

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The Kanto legends return to the research breakthrough pool...

Niantic switched things up for September and October by making flower crown Eevee the research breakthrough reward. This was a decision that left many Pokemon Go trainers frustrated.

This list of field research tasks and the breakthrough rewards will apply until the end of December.