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Pokemon Go: October field research rewards and encounters - full list

by Paul Cotton

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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.

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Flower crown Eevee will be the field research breakthrough reward in September and October...

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



Research tips

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.