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Pokemon Go Research tasks and rewards August 2021: Chimecho Research Breakthrough

Published: 2/Aug/2021 11:26

by Brent Koepp


Niantic have revealed Pokemon Go’s Research Breakthrough for August 2021, and this month Trainers will be able to earn rewards and catch a Chimecho by completing Field Research tasks.

First introduced in 2018, Research Breakthrough gives Go Trainers a weekly challenge that will lead them to a guaranteed encounter with a ‘mon in the game after completing a total of seven daily Field Research tasks.

For August 2021, the mobile title is going back to Ruby and Sapphire’s Hoenn region to highlight the Psychic-type Pokemon, Chimecho. Trainers will also get a free Remote Raid Pass when they earn a Breakthrough in August!



Pokemon Go Field Research Breakthrough tasks & rewards

Pokemon Go Field Research

Completing the following tasks can result in ONE of the rewards listed. The item or Pokemon encounter is chosen at random upon completion.

Catching Field Research Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Catch 3 Pokemon Geodude / Alolan Geodude
Catch 5 weather boosted Pokemon Hippopotas / Poliwag / Snover / Vulpix / Wooper
Catch 7 Pokemon Magikarp
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokemon 10 Venusaur Mega Energy
Catch 10 Water-type Pokemon 10 Blastoise Mega Energy
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokemon 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon Bagon / Dratini
Use 3 Razz Berries while catching Pokemon Psyduck

Throwing Field Research Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Make 3 Excellent throws in a row Gible
Make 3 Great throws Anorith / Lileep / Snubbull
Make 3 Great throws in a row Onix
Make 5 Great Curveball throws in a row Spinda #7
Make 5 Nice throws Dunsparce

Battling Field Research Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Battle in the Go Battle League Poliwhirl
Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket members Skorupi
Use 10 supereffective charged attacks 20 Charizard Mega Energy
Win 2 Raids Snorlax
Win 5 Raids Aerodactyl
Win a Level 3 or higher Raid Omanyte / Kabuto

Pokemon Go Professor Willow Research Breakthrough

Buddy Field Research Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Earn 2 Candies walking with your Buddy Bunnelby
Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy Stunfisk / Ralts
Earn 5 Hearts with your Buddy Clefairy

Friendship Field Research Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Send 3 Gifts to Friends Roselia
Trade a Pokemon Feebas

Egg Field Research Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Hatch an Egg Mantine / Swinub
Hatch 2 Eggs Beldum

Miscellaneous Field Research Tasks

Field Research Task Rewards
Evolve a Pokemon Eevee
Power up a ‘mon 3 times Bulbasaur / Charmander / Squirtle
Power up a ‘mon 5 times Chikorita / Cyndaquil / Totodile
Power a ‘mon up 7 times Mudkip / Torchic / Treecko
Power a ‘mon up 10 times 20 Houndoom Mega Energy
Spin 3 Pokestops or Gyms Sudowoodo
Spin 5 Pokestops or Gyms Ralts / Rhyhorn
Take a snapshot of a wild Pokemon Hoppip / Murkrow / Yanma
Take 2 snapshots of wild Rock-type Pokemon Roggenrola

What is Field Research?

Field Research is tasks that are obtained by spinning a PokeStop or Gym. Players looking to wrack up rewards will have to travel as they are only able to complete one task a day for each location.

Each task contains an objective and Trainers are given a reward for achieving them. Rewards can range from special items to encounters with specific Pokemon.

How do I unlock a Research Breakthrough?

At the start of every month, players will receive a blank map with seven spots to put stamps in. Trainers are rewarded with a stamp for the first Field Research they complete within a 24-hour period.


Players can only get ONE stamp per day, meaning it takes up to a week to finish the sequence. After collecting seven stamps, the Research Breakthrough is unlocked, and players will then be able to open up the package.

Pokemon Go Research Breakthrough
Niantic / The Pokemon Company
Players unlock Research Breakthrough after collecting seven stamps.

What is Special Research?

Special Research is often story-based or tied to an in-game celebration. Players who log in during events such as Go Fest or Valentine’s Day will get a set of unique tasks and objectives.

These limited-time quests will often lead to encounters with Mythical Pokemon such as Mewtwo or Rayquaza. It’s very similar to Field Research, except with bigger rewards.


How to get Chimecho in Pokemon Go Research Breakthrough

Pokemon Go Chimecho
Chimecho is the August 2021 Research Breakthrough.

At the start of every month, a new Research Breakthrough is introduced to the game. Players who log in will automatically be given a single Field Research task every day that rewards a stamp upon completion.

You can only collect one stamp per day, so Trainers will need to complete these quests across a total of seven days to reach the final goal which currently triggers an encounter with Chimecho.

New Field Research tasks can also be received by spinning PokeStops, although the game still limits you to receiving a single stamp per day.

Is there a Shiny Chimecho in Pokemon Go?

Shiny Chimecho is available to catch in Pokemon Go after making its debut during Go Fest 2021.


Players who complete August 2021’s Research Breakthrough will have a chance at scoring the rare variant of the Gen 3 monster.

Field Research Breakthrough Shiny rates

Just like most characters, Pokemon encounters from Field Research and Breakthrough rewards have a Shiny rate of around 1 in 450. While not the best odds, it’s still better than most of the mainline RPGs.

Those wanting to increase their chances of finding a Shiny Chimecho should make sure to not miss a single day of Field Research. Trainers who complete each week will have four encounter chances total.

So there you have it, everything you need to know about Pokemon Go’s Field Research tasks and the Research Breakthrough reward for August 2021.


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