Today, Pokemon GO Field Research will change from the December Field Research to this month’s new Field Research and brings interesting rewards.
If you’re not familiar with the Research, here’s a short explanation.
When you spin PokeStops, you collect field research, and every PokeStop will offer you a random field research quest which changes daily. If you complete field research, you earn rewards – such as random Pokemon encounters, berries, or Pokeballs.
When you complete seven field research, you get to unlock a field research breakthrough which will let you catch a very special Pokemon. The past months, the special Pokemon you could catch after the field research breakthrough was the form of Legendary Pokemon or rare Pokemon (such as Snorlax).
When Does the January Field Research Start?
The Field Research and Research Breakthrough will go live on 1 January at 1 PM PDT.
As for the theme of this month’s field research, there are no clues yet from Niantic. Their post on Twitter read:
The year 2019 is around the corner, and it’s already looking to be legendary! When you reach a Research Breakthrough in January and February, you’ll have the chance to encounter several Legendary Pokémon, including Lugia and Ho-Oh!
There are also chances where you can encounter Articuno, Entei, Moltres, Raikou, Suicune, or Zapdos.
If you kept your Field Research Breakthrough, open it after 1 PM PDT so that you can encounter one of the Legendary Pokemon mentioned above.
So far, the quests for this month’s Field Research haven’t been revealed yet, but there are several ones that always occur – Niantic usually adds a new Shiny Pokemon this month. So the “Catch 5 … -type Pokemon,” should be present in order to get that shiny Pokemon. Watch out for the field research task as soon as the spinning stops.
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Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.