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Pokemon Go September Field Research tasks and rewards – Full list

Published: 2/Sep/2020 2:55

by Paul Cot


A new month in Pokemon Go means a new set of Field Research. Here is the full list of tasks and rewards for September.

It’s an interesting time for Field Research as due to the current ‘play at home’ initiative tasks are given to trainers automatically on a daily basis. This negates the need to go to PokeStops to find your own.


However, these given Field Research tasks don’t earn you a Pokemon encounter. Instead, they will give you some form of item and earn you a stamp.

Many trainers like the chance to hone in on specific tasks to find particular species. Depending on that species, too, it gives trainers the chance to find those elusive Shiny Pokemon.


September Field Research – Full list

Here is the full list of Field Research tasks and rewards for September in Pokemon Go:

Task Reward Max CP Shiny?
Catch 10 Pokemon Magikarp 117 Yes
Catch a dragon-type Pokemon Dratini 430 Yes
Catch 3 fighting-type Pokemon Machop 548 Yes
Catch 3 Pokemon with weather boost Meditite 297 Yes
Catch 5 Pokemon with weather boost Poliwag or Vulpix 355/378 Yes/No
Use 5 berries to help catch Pokemon Croagunk 408 Yes
Make 5 nice throws Voltorb 432 Yes
Make 3 great throws Gastly, Lileep or Anorith 527/553/655 Yes/Yes/Yes
Make 3 great throws in a row Onix 472 Yes
Make 3 excellent throws in a row Larvitar 445 Yes
Make 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda #5 523 Yes
Win a Raid Monferno 674 No
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts Hitmonlee 1104 No
Win a level 3 or higher raid Omanyte or Kabuto 662/587 Yes/Yes
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl 1193 Yes
Hatch an egg Poliwhirl 608 No
Evolve a Pokemon Eevee or Combusken 459/708 Yes/No
Power up Pokemon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle 477/420/405 Yes/Yes/Yes
Send 3 gifts to friends Buneary 539 Yes
Transfer 3 Pokemon Shroomish 347 No
Trade a Pokemon Hitmonchan 999 No
Give your Buddy 3 treats Makuhita 350 Yes

There are 22 different Field Research tasks available for September and 29 different species to encounter. 22 of these can be Shiny.

The Raid related Field Research tasks may produce different rewards until September 7 due to the Mega September event.


You can also check out our guide on how to manage Field Research tasks in Pokemon Go. With the free tasks though, this is less important than before.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.