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Pokémon Go August 2019 Field Research guide

Complete tasks for a chance at some pretty good Legendary Pokémon

A hand holds up an iPhone with Pokémon Go’s Field Research menu Photo: James Bareham/Polygon

Pokémon Go has basic missions that players can complete in exchange for Pokémon encounters, items, and Stardust. They’re called Field Research Tasks.

Spinning Pokéstops will give players a Field Research Task to complete. Each stop will give a task once a day and players can hold up to three tasks at once. Upon completing a task, players will get a stamp marked with the date. After getting seven stamps from seven different days, players will encounter a special Pokémon, as well as get Stardust, items, and some XP as rewards. Players can turn in multiple tasks a day, but will only receive one stamp for the first task they complete that day. Note that after completing a task, you can wait to turn it in, if you want to save the stamp for another day.

On July 1, the pool of special Pokémon was changed include Latios, Latias, Kyogre, and Groudon, with all of them having a chance to appear Shiny. Kyogre and Groudon are both the best water- and ground-type attackers, respectively, so it’s a good idea to try to catch as many of them as possible.

Completing the individual tasks also rewards sweet stuff. Rare spawns like Aerodactyl or Chansey can be rewards for tasks, as well as important loot like Rare Candy or Golden Razzberries.

Here’s a complete list of the current Field Research Tasks and the rewards, as of Aug. 2, 2019.

August 2019 Field Research

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 5 water-type Pokémon Seel encounter
Catch 7 grass-, water-, or fire-type Pokémon Growlithe encounter
Catch 3 electric-, normal-, or poison-type Pokémon Minun or Plusle encounter
Catch 5 flying-, psychic-, or dark-type Pokémon Poocheyena encounter
Catch 10 ground-type Pokémon Diglett encounter
Catch 5 fighting-type Pokémon Breloom encounter
Use 10 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon Loudred encounter
Use 5 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon Swalot encounter
Catch 10 Pokémon Magikarp or Teddiursa encounter
Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost Poliwag or Vulpix encounter
Catch a dragon-type Pokémon Dratini encounter
Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon Weepinbell encounter
Use an item to evolve a Pokémon Skarmory encounter
Evolve a Pokémon Eevee or Pidgey encounter
Power up Pokémon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter
Transfer 3 Pokémon Shuppet encounter
Trade a Pokémon Drifloon encounter
Earn 5 candies walking with your buddy Slakoth encounter
Send 10 gifts to friends Alolan Exeggutor encounter
Hatch an egg Exeggcute or Spoink encounter
Hatch 3 eggs Magmar encounter
Hatch 5 eggs Chansey encounter
Make 3 great throws Gastly, Lileep, or Anorith encounter
Make 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda encounter
Make 5 nice throws Geodude encounter
Make 3 great throws in a row Onyx encounter
Make 3 excellent throws in a row Larvitar encounter
Win 5 gym battles Grimer encounter
Battle in a gym Makuhita or Mankey encounter
Battle in a gym 5 times Machop encounter
Win a gym battle Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter
Use a supereffective charged attack in 7 gym battles Electabuzz encounter
Win 3 gym battles Jynx encounter
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl encounter
Battle in a raid Meditite encounter
Win a level 2 or higher raid Sableye encounter
Catch 3 grass-, water-, or fire-type Pokémon 5 Silver Pinap Berries
Catch 10 Pokémon 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs
Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Golden Razz Berries, 10 Ultra Balls
Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls
Catch 10 Pokémon with weather boost 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Catch 10 normal-type Pokémon 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great balls
Catch a Ditto 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Golden Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Spin 10 Pokéstops or gyms 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, a Pinap Berry, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, or 5 Pokéballs
Hatch an egg 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, a Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs
Hatch 3 eggs 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Pokéballs, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 3 great throws 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, a Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs
Make 5 nice throws 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, a Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs
Make 3 great throws in a row 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Pokéballs, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 2 nice curveball throws in a row 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, a Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs
Make 5 curveball throws in a row 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Make 3 nice throws in a row 500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls
Make an excellent throw 500 Stardust, 2 Pinap Berries, 5 Great Balls, or 2 Ultra Balls
Make 3 great curveball throws 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 9 Razz Berries, 3 Pinap Berries, 10 Pokéballs, or 5 Ultra Balls
Make 3 great curveball throws in a row 1,500 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, 2 Golden Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Battle in a gym 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives
Battle in a gym 5 times 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions or 4 Revives
Win a gym battle 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions or 4 Revives
Use a supereffective charged attack in 7 gym battles 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or a Max Revive
Win 3 gym battles 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or a Max Revive
Use a supereffective charged attack in a gym battle 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Win 3 raids 1,500 Stardust, 3 Max Potions, 8 Revives, or 3 Max Revives
Win a raid 500 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, 3 Super Potions, or 4 Revives
Battle in a raid 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives
Win a level 2 or higher raid 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or a Max Revive
Sponsored: Send 3 gifts to friends 1,000 Stardust or a Rare Candy
Sponsored: Catch 8 Pokémon 1,000 Stardust or a Rare Candy