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‘Pokemon GO’ October 2019 Field Research Tasks Available

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October is here and that means new tasks and research breakthroughs are available in Pokemon GO! Like normal, players can receive tasks by spinning Photo Discs at various Poke Stops. Each completed task will reward players with stardust, items or Pokemon encounters. The first task completed each day will reward players with a stamp. Once you obtain seven stamps, you will get a research breakthrough. Research breakthroughs reward you with stardust, a bunch of XP, and an encounter with a rare Pokemon.

This month, the research breakthrough will not reward players with the typical legendary Pokemon. Instead, players will encounter a special Eevee wearing a floral crown. This Eevee first appeared in Pokemon GO last year to celebrate the release of Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu. So, players who missed it the first time will have an opportunity to obtain this special Eevee. Eevee will be available through the research breakthrough until November 1.

A complete list of available October field research tasks that lead to encounters is below:

  • Battle a team leader 2 times — Natu encounter
  • Battle another trainer twice — Electrike encounter
  • Battle in a gym 5 times — Machop encounter
  • Battle in a gym — Mankey or Makuhita encounter
  • Battle in a raid — Spoink encounter
  • Catch 10 Pokemon — Magikarp encounter
  • Catch 15 Pokemon — Sandshrew encounter
  • Catch 3 Dark-type Pokemon — Poochyena encounter
  • Catch 3 different species of Psychic-type Pokemon — Drowzee encounter
  • Catch 3 Water, Electric or Fire type Pokemon — Doduo encounter
  • Catch 4 Ice or Grass-type Pokemon — Seel encounter
  • Catch 5 Fairy-Type Pokemon — Marill encounter
  • Catch 5 Normal-type Pokemon — Zigzagoon encounter
  • Catch 5 Pokemon with weather boost — Poliwag or Vulpix encounter
  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon — Dratini encounter
  • Earn 3 candies walking with your buddy — Ponyta encounter
  • Evolve a Pokemon — Cubone encounter
  • Hatch 3 eggs — Magmar encounter
  • Hatch an egg — Exeggcute or Hoppip encounter
  • Make 3 Great throws in a row — Onix encounter
  • Make 3 Great Throws — Buneary, Gastly, Anorith, or Lileep encounter
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row — Spinda #3 encounter
  • Make 5 Nice Throws — Voltorb encounter
  • Power up Pokemon 5 times — Squirtle, Charmander, or Bulbasaur encounter
  • Send 10 Gifts to friends — Sneasel encounter
  • Take 5 snapshots of Eevee — Gulpin encounter
  • Trade a Pokemon — Bronzor encounter
  • Transfer 3 Pokemon — Sableye encounter
  • Use 10 Nanab Berries while catching Pokemon — Scyther encounter
  • Use 5 berries to help catch Pokemon — Snorunt encounter
  • Use 5 Razzberries to help catch Pokemon — Swinub encounter
  • Use a super-effective charged attack in 7 gym battles — Electabuzz encounter
  • Win 3 Gym battles — Jynx encounter
  • Win 5 raids — Aerodactyl encounter
  • Win a Gym battle — Squirtle, Charmander, or Bulbasaur encounter
  • Win a level 3 or higher raid — Omanyte or Kabuto encounter
Trapinch’s normal (above) and shiny (below) evolutions

Additionally, October’s community day is set for October 12 and will feature the adorable ground-type Trapinch. From 11 am to 2 pm, shiny Trapinch will have a much higher spawn rate. Trapinch evolves into the ground- and dragon-type Pokemon Flygon. If the special move it is given during community day is a ground-type move such as Earth Power, Flygon could become a powerful ground-type fighter for trainers’ teams.

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