The full list of Pokemon Go field research tasks, their rewards and the all important breakthrough reward has been confirmed for October.
Another month of Flower Crown Eevee
Pokemon Go trainers will have to put with another month of 'Flower Crown' Eevee as their research breakthrough reward. Going from the likes of Groudon, Kyogre and other legends to little old Eevee hasn't been met with excitement by trainers. In fact, it has been quite the opposite with Pokemon Go players voicing their disappointment with the choice.
The official Pokemon Go post writes: "Don’t miss your chance to evolve them into all the available Eevee Evolutions." Presumably this is referring to the flower crown version and not Eevee in general as most trainers have a variety of the normal form Eevee evolutons already.
Leafeon and Glaceon are the most recent Eevee evolutions additions to Pokemon Go and they can still be obtained by using the lure evolution trick. However, this isn't the only way to get the popular ice and grass-type Eevee evolutions as there is also a one time nickname you can use.
The same applies to the older Eevee evolutions such as Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon. Once again though, the nickname can only be used once, so use it at the right time!
Elsewhere, Espeon and Umbreon can also be evolved using the buddy trick. Providing either of these are your buddy Pokemon and have earned two berries, then evolving at night will get you Umbreon and during the day, Espeon.
October field research tasks and rewards list
The full list of October field research tasks and their subsequent Pokemon encounters are as follows:
There are also a variety of field research tasks which give you items as rewards. However, we all know encounters are what trainers strive for.
Source: Leek Duck
|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||Yes|
|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|
|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||Yes|
|Earn 3 candy walking with your buddy||Pony||Yes|
|Send 10 gifts to friends||Sneasel||Yes|
|Trade a Pokemon||Bronzor||Yes|
|Transfer 3 Pokemon||Sableye||Yes|
:cherry_blossom::crown::cherry_blossom: From September 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT to November 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT, Eevee wearing flower crowns will be available as Research Breakthrough encounters. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Eevee with a flower crown! :sparkles::cherry_blossom::crown::cherry_blossom: https://t.co/Rwu7IalLFh pic.twitter.com/J9a0nMHPOZ
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 30, 2019
Field research tasks, breakthrough rewards and special quests are all a big part of Pokemon Go and understanding them is essential to being a good trainer.
In addition to understanding it, it is also vital to know how to manage your research - choosing which field research tasks to complete, saving stamps, etc.
This will let you earn research breakthroughs once a week and in turn giving you as many as possible, maximizing the chances of a shiny or high IV encounter.
While some trainers may be disappointed with having nothing but Eevee rewards for the next month, you may as well complete your field research and collect them. The only time worth saving your stamps will be when we're six days or closer to the new breakthrough reward in November. As of writing, there is no clue which species will feature.