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Pokémon GO Field Research (January 2023) – All Tasks & Reward Encounters

Complete Pokémon GO Field Research and acquire amazing rewards! Here is a list of all Field Research tasks for this month!
Pokémon GO Field Research (January 2023) – All Tasks & Reward Encounters

Pokémon GO Field Research tasks are a great way to earn many free rewards. Trainers can earn these free rewards by completing these daily tasks, including wild Pokémon encounters, Pokéballs, and more. 

Field Research tasks refresh each month, so you must be updated with the complete Research list and its possible rewards. This guide will cover all the Pokémon GO Field Research tasks this month and the rewards for acquiring Research Breakthrough.

5th January 2023 Update: This guide reflects all the Field Research tasks and reward encounters for January 2023. This also includes the Research Breakthrough encounters for the Mythical Wishes season, which we’ll update this article with the latest Pokémon GO news.

All Pokémon GO Field Research Tasks & Rewards For January 2023:

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Assist Professor WIllow's research by completing the Field Research tasks available for the month in Pokémon GO. (Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Pokémon GO Field Research tasks can be claimed by spinning PokéStops, in which you can receive and complete one task daily. As you’ll be assisting Professor Willow, you can receive rewards for completing each task, ranging from various encounters and items unless specified.

Likewise, some of these encounters allow you to encounter a Pokémon’s Shiny form (*) if specified in the list we’ve provided below. Completing your first Field Research task each day will earn you a Stamp which contributes to unlocking a Research Breakthrough.

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Complete Field Research Tasks for a chance encounter with various Pokémon (Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

For January 2023, the Field Research tasks also include a new Spinda pattern to encounter, which according to Leek Duck, the current Spinda Pattern is #7*. Let’s look at January 2023s Field Research and all Pokémon reward encounters:

All Pokémon GO Field Research Tasks & Rewards For January 2023:

Catching Tasks:

  • Catch five Pokémon: Clefairy* or Jigglypuff* Encounter
  • Catch seven Pokémon: Magikarp* Encounter
  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon: Bagon* or Dratini* Encounter
  • Catch five Electric-type Pokémon: Flaaffy Encounter
  • Catch five Weather Boosted Pokémon: Hippopotas*, Poliwag*, Snover* or Vulpix* Encounter
  • Use five Berries to help catch Pokémon: Bunnelby * Encounter

Throwing Tasks:

  • Make five Nice Throws: Dunsparce* Encounter
  • Make three Great Throws: Anorith*, Lileep*, or Snubbull* Encounter
  • Make three consecutive Great Throws: Onix* Encounter
  • Make five consecutive Great Curveball Throws: Spinda Pattern* Encounter
  • Make an Excellent Throw: Emolga Encounter
  • Make three consecutive Excellent Throws: Gible* Encounter

Buddy/Friendship Tasks:

  • Earn three Hearts with your Buddy Pokémon: Buneary* Encounter
  • Give your Buddy Pokémon three treats: Snubbull* Encounter
  • Earn two Candies while walking with your Buddy Pokémon: Bunnelby* Encounter
  • Earn three Candies while walking with your Buddy Pokémon: Stunfisk Encounter
  • Send five Gifts with a Sticker for each: Minun* or Plusle* Encounter
  • Trade a Pokémon: Dedenne Encounter

Battling Tasks:

  • Battle in GO Battle League: Marill* Encounter
  • Win a Raid: Mawile* Encounter
  • Win a three-star Raid or higher: Kabuto* or Omanyte* Encounter
  • Win five Raids: Aerodactyl* Encounter

Evolve/Power Up Tasks:

  • Evolve a Pokémon: Eevee* Encounter
  • Power up Pokémon three times: Bulbasaur*, Charmander*, or Squirtle* Encounter
  • Power up Pokémon five times: Chikorita*, Cyndaquil*, or Totodile* Encounter
  • Power up Pokémon seven times: Mudkip*, Torchic*, or Treecko* Encounter

Miscellaneous Tasks:

  • Catch three Shadow Pokémon: Purrloin* Encounter
  • Hatch an Egg: Mantine* or Togedemaru Encounter
  • Hatch two Eggs: Beldum* Encounter
  • Spin three Pokéstops or Gyms: Sudowoodo* Encounter
  • Spin five Pokéstops or Gyms: Ralts* Encounter
  • Take a snapshot of wild Pokémon: Hoppip*, Murkrow*, or Yanma* Encounter
  • Take five Snapshots of wild Pokémon: Ralts* Encounter

Pokémon GO Mythical Wishes Research Breakthrough Rewards 

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Earn a Stamp by finishing your first Field Research task daily, which seven Stamps are needed to unlock a Research Breakthrough. (Picture: Twitter / Pokémon GO)

The Season of Mythical Wishes features new Pokémon as Research Breakthrough rewards when completing Field Research tasks. You’ll need to earn seven Stamps by completing your first daily Field Research to be awarded a Stamp and earn an encounter with one of the following Pokémon: 

  • Bagon
  • Deino
  • Delibird
  • Furfrou
  • Galarian Mr. Mime
  • Goomy

You have the entire season of Mythical Wishes to encounter with any or all of the Pokémon mentioned above. The season began on 1st December 2022 and will conclude on 1st March 2023, with monthly resets for the Field Research tasks.