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Pokémon Go April 2020 Field Research guide

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Complete tasks to get a Alolan Exegguctor, a tall Pokémon from the Alola region

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 April 1, the reward for completing a week’s worth of stamps was changed to Alolan Exeggutor, complete with bonus Stardust. This Pokémon isn’t the best around for anything (PvP or otherwise), but if you’re missing one from your collection, might as well grab one of these tall dudes.

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 April 1, 2020.

Pokémon Go April 2020 Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Hatch an egg Bayleef encounter
Evolve a Pokémon Eevee or Alolan Diglett encounter
Power up Pokémon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle encounter
Catch 10 Pokémon Magikarp encounter
Catch 5 Pokémon with weather boost Poliwag or Vulpix encounter
Catch a dragon-type Pokémon Dratini encounter
Catch 5 fire-type Pokémon Torchic encounter
Catch 3 rock-type Pokémon Macargo encounter
Make 3 great throws Gastly, Anorith, or Lileep encounter
Make 5 nice throws Voltorb encounter
Make 3 great throws in a row Onix encounter
Make 3 excellent throws in a row Larvitar encounter
Make 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda encounter
Transfer 3 Pokémon Parasect encounter
Trade a Pokémon Pineco encounter
Take a snapshot of a grass-type Pokémon Shroomish encounter
Take a snapshot of your buddy Sunkern encounter
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Bellossom encounter
Send 3 gifts to friends Magmar encounter
Send 10 gifts to friends
Battle in a gym 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 a level 3 or higher raid Kabuto or Omanyte encounter
Win 1 Great League trainer battle against another trainer Lotad encounter
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl encounter
Battle another trainer Burmy encounter
Battle in a raid Coming Soon
Spin 10 Pokéstops or gyms 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, a Pinap Berry, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, or 5 Pokéballs
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 Candy, 2 Golden Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Catch 10 Pokémon with weather boost 500 Stardust, 6 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries, or 5 Great Balls
Catch 7 different species of flying-type Pokémon 3 Rare Candy
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 Candy, 2 Golden Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Make 3 great throws 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 Pinap Berry, or 5 Pokéballs
Make 5 nice throws 200 Stardust, 3 Razz Berries, 1 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, 1 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, 1 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 Candy, 2 Golden Razz Berries, or 10 Ultra Balls
Sponsored: Send 3 gifts to friends 1,000 Stardust or a Rare Candy
Sponsored: Catch 8 Pokémon 1,000 Stardust or a Rare Candy
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
Win a raid 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 level 3 or higher raid 1,000 Stardust, a Rare Candy, 3 Hyper Potions, 6 Revives, or a Max Revive
Battle in a raid 200 Stardust, 5 Nanab Berries, 5 Potions, or 2 Revives