September 2021 Research Tasks

Complete list of new and returning Field Research tasks available in Pokémon GO during September 2021. You cake take a look at the September 2021 Events Calendar as well, since that article contains the full list of events taking place this month.

We’re currently in the Pokémon GO Season of Mischief, which means some tasks may differ across hemispheres. Each month brings a new Research Breakthrough.

Research Breakthrough


From Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Ditto in Research Breakthrough encounters. For the first time ever outside of Special Research, you might encounter a Shiny Ditto, if you’re lucky! You might also find a Shiny Ditto in the wild during and after this period.

New tasks

New tasks that are available during the month of September:

Task Reward
Catch 3 Pokémon
Use 3 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon Murkrow
Battle in GO Battle League Marill
Spin 5 Pokestops or Gyms
Earn 3 hearts with your buddy Meowth
Trade a Pokémon
Send a Gift to a friend
Win a Raid Mawile
Hatch an Egg Mantine
Take 2 snapshots of wild Psychic-type Pokémon Natu
Power up Pokémon 5 times 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon 10 Charizard Mega Energy
Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon 10 Blastoise Mega Energy
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
Use 10 Super Effective Charged Attacks 20 Slowbro Mega Energy
Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon Aron
Make 3 Curveball Throws in a Row Skitty
Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon Slowpoke
Walk 2 KM

Staying tasks

Here are the seasonal tasks and permanent encounters that stay each month:

Task Reward
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Evolve a Pokemon. Eevee
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon Dratini
Catch 7 Pokémon Magikarp
Make 5 Nice Throws Dunsparce
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row Gible
Make 3 Great Throws in a row Onix
Make 3 Great Throws
Win a Level 3 or higher raid Kabuto Omanyte
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl
Power Up Pokémon 3 times
Power Up Pokémon 5 times
Power Up Pokémon 7 times
Earn 2 candies walking with your buddy Bunnelby
Earn 3 candies walking with your buddy Stunfisk
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row Spinda
Hatch an egg Swinub
Hatch 2 Eggs Beldum
Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon
Spin 3 Pokestops or Gyms Sudowoodo
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Members Skorupi


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