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Second Field Research Breakthrough encounter rewards: still Moltres

Reports are coming in (by trainers using the same time-zone trick as before) that Moltres is also the second research breakthrough reward. Details are still coming in and we will edit this article as time goes by but its looking as though trainers will be able to obtain a second Moltres by completing the research breakthrough reward.

Notes from our original article are below:

Some thrifty players from around the world have figured out a way to set their phones time zone to one that is around +14 hours against GMT and therefore able to claim their tomorrow’s stamp now.

Disclaimer: This method is considered an exploit. We strongly advise not to break the Terms of Services of the game and wait one more day to obtain your Research Breakthrough.

By using this trick, players all around the world are finishing up their second seventh day Field Research tasks, which leads to a Field Research Breakthrough and we can now confirm that Moltres is once again the Field Research Breakthrough encounter! 

Moltres Field Research Breakthrough encounter

Additional Research Breakthrough rewards include the following items:

2000 Stardust 3 Rare Candy 3000 XP
5 Ultra Balls 5 Pinap Berries Moltres encounter

Details are still filtering through but it’s clear that the main reward for the first and second breakthrough is an encounter with Moltres. A few facts about the encounter:

  • You are able to use any berry and ball combination unlike raid encounters, which should make the capture easier
  • You are catching a Level 15 Moltres, which is not ideal for players with limited Stardust, but it’s still a Moltres! We suggest you read our Should You Spend Stardust on Gen 1 Legendaries? guide for a comprehensive breakdown of how future proof they are for Stardust investments.
  • Level 15 Moltres IVs range from 1222 CP to 1402 CP, but we’re not sure if this Moltres can go lower than 10 / 10 / 10 IVs, which translates to 1341 CP

This is good news for anyone who missed this legendary Pokemon on its first pass and the lower level encounter means that it is easier to catch then previous encounters. Also, make sure to join the discussion on our Discord server and be sure to report any research you find during your travels!

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