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Pokémon GO October 2022 – Field Research Tasks & Rewards

This October sees a new rotation of Field Research Tasks available to complete to earn encounters with Pokémon and more in Pokémon GO.
Pokémon GO October 2022 – Field Research Tasks & Rewards

October will bring plenty of scares and spooky delights to all Trainers throughout the Halloween-themed month. This includes the Evolving Stars and Litwick Community Day events and an upcoming Halloween event which details have yet to be announced by developer Niantic.

In addition, a handful of Ghost and Dark-type Pokémon will be awarded as encounters for the latest Field Research Tasks, which Trainers can start completing. We’ve detailed the complete guide of October’s Field Research Tasks and the Pokémon they’ll encounter throughout the month.

All Pokémon GO Field Research Tasks And Rewards For October 2022

A new month into Pokémon GO’s Season of Light update sees plenty of incoming content for the AR game this month. This includes a fresh batch of Field Research Tasks for Trainers to complete to receive various rewards, including Stardust and encounters with Pokémon, according to notable dataminer, Leek Duck.

October will also feature a new Research Breakthrough, obtained after doing seven Field Research tasks and earning their respective stamps. Its rewards include Stardust, 3,000 XP, and an encounter with the Bug/Ghost-type Pokémon, Shedinja, with the likelihood of being a Shiny one.

We’ve detailed all the Field Research tasks and their respective rewards earned for October. These tasks are grouped based on the type of research tasks listed below:

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Earn encounters with Bunnelby and Stunfisk when completing the Buddy Tasks requiring them to earn Candies when walking with their Buddy Pokémon. (Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Battling Field Research Tasks:

  • Participate in the GO Battle League: Encounter with Ariados
  • Secure a victory in a three-star raid or higher: Encounter with Kabuto or Omanyte
  • Earn a Raid win: Encounter with Inkay
  • Earn five Raid wins: Encounter with Aerodactyl

Buddy/Friendship Field Research Tasks:

  • Acquire three hearts with your Buddy Pokémon: Encounter with Phantump
  • Do a battle with your Buddy Pokémon while on an adventure: Encounter with Misdreavus
  • Earn two Candies when walking with your Buddy Pokémon: Encounter with Bunnelby
  • Earn three Candies when walking with your Buddy Pokémon: Encounter with Stunfisk
  • Send three Gifts to friends: Encounter with Ekans
  • Trade any Pokémon: Encounter with Haunter

Catching Field Research Tasks:

  • Catch five Pokémon: Encounter with Teddiursa, Woobat or Zubat
  • Catch seven Pokémon: Encounter with Magikarp
  • Caught a Dragon-type Pokémon: Encounter with Bagon or Dratini
  • Catch three Ghost-type Pokémon: Encounter with Gastly
  • Use Weather Boost to catch five Pokémon: Encounter with Hippopotas, Poliwag, Snover or Vulpix
  • Catch Pokémon using five Nanab Berries: Encounter with Houndour or Poochyena
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Earn encounters with either Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle after completing a Field Research Task when powering up a Pokémon three times. (Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Evolving And Powering Up Field Research Tasks:

  • Evolve any Pokémon: Encounter with Eevee
  • Power up any Pokémon three times: Encounter with Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle
  • Power up any Pokémon five times: Encounter with Chikorita, Cyndaquil or Totdile
  • Power up any Pokemon seven times: Encounter with Mudkip, Torchic or Treecko

Throwing Field Research Tasks:

  • Perform five Nice Throws: Encounter with Dunsparce
  • Perform three Great Throws: Encounter with Anorith, Lileep or Snubbull
  • Perform three consecutive Great Throws: Encounter with Onix
  • Perform five consecutive Great Curveball Throws: Encounter with Spinda Pattern #4
  • Perform three Excellent Throws: Encounter with Beedrill
  • Perform three successive Excellent Throws: Encounter with Gible

Other Field Research Tasks:

  • Successfully hatch one Egg: Encounter with Gloom or Mantine
  • Successfully hatch two Eggs: Encounter with Beldum
  • Spin any three PokéStops or Gyms: Encounter with Sudowoodo
  • Spin any five PokéStops or Gyms: Encounter with Ralts
  • Capture a snapshot of a wild Pokémon: Encounter with Hoppop, Murkrow or Yanma
  • Capture two pictures of Ghost-type Pokémon: Encounter with Drifloon
  • Capture a picture of your Buddy Pokémon: Encounter with Shuppet

Like the previous month’s Field Research Tasks, only a few won’t reward them with encounters with Shiny Pokémon upon completion. These non-Shiny encounters are for the following Pokémon and their respective research tasks listed below:

  • Ariados (Participate in the GO Battle League)
  • Phantump (Acquire three hearts with your Buddy Pokémon)
  • Stunfisk (Earn three Candies when walking with your Buddy Pokémon)
  • Haunter (Trade any Pokémon)
  • Gloom (Successfully hatch an Egg)

These Field Research tasks are available in-game from 1st October 2022 before it ends on 31st October 2022, when the next Field Research Tasks become available. Pokémon GO Season of Light is available now until 1st December 2022.

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Featured image courtesy of Niantic / The Pokémon Company.