A new month, same old field research! Pokémon GO’s March Field Research tasks are the same as they were in February and January, with the only change being a new Spinda form – this time around we get the #2 Spinda form.

Research Task List

This is the running list of all new and important Research Tasks that are in the rotation during March 2019:

March 2019 Research Tasks
Task Reward
Battle in a gym MachopMachop
Battle in a gym 5 times MachopMachop
or
MankeyMankey
Battle in a Raid DrowzeeDrowzee
Catch 3 Grass-, Water-, or Fire Type Pokémon 5x Silver Pinap Berries
Catch 5 Electric, Normal, or Poison Type Pokémon StarmieStarmie
Catch 5 Fighting-type Pokémon MagnemiteMagnemite
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost PoliwagPoliwag
or
VulpixVulpix
Catch 7 Flying, Psychic, or Dark Type Pokémon AnorithAnorith
Catch 10 Ground Type SandshrewSandshrew
Catch 10 Ice Type Pokémon KabutoKabuto
Catch 10 Pokémon HoundourHoundour
or
MagikarpMagikarp
Catch a Dragon type DratiniDratini
Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy TentacruelTentacruel
Evolve a Pokémon SunkernSunkern
or
EeveeEevee
Hatch 3 Egg MagmarMagmar
Hatch 5 Eggs ChanseyChansey
or
3x Rare Candy
Hatch an Egg ExeggcuteExeggcute
or
SnubbullSnubbull
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row LarvitarLarvitar
Make 3 Great Throws GastlyGastly
or
AnorithAnorith
or
LileepLileep
Make 3 Great Throws in a Row OnixOnix
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a Row SpindaSpinda
Make 5 Nice Throws BidoofBidoof
or
VoltorbVoltorb
Power Up Pokémon 5 Times BulbasaurBulbasaur
or
SquirtleSquirtle
or
CharmanderCharmander
Send 2 Gifts GastlyGastly
Spin 10 Pokéstops/Gyms 5x Silver Pinap Berries
Trade a Pokémon ManectricManectric
Transfer 3 Pokémon VulpixVulpix
Use 5 Berries to catch a Pokémon GrowlitheGrowlithe
Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon CuboneCubone
Use 7 Super Effective Charge Attacks in Gym Battles ElectabuzzElectabuzz
Use 10 Pinap Berries to catch a Pokémon MagikarpMagikarp
Use an item to evolve a Pokémon AerodactylAerodactyl
Win 3 Gym Battles JynxJynx
Win 5 Gym Battles LaprasLapras
Win a Gym Battle BulbasaurBulbasaur
Win a Level 3 or Higher Raid KabutoKabuto
or
OmanyteOmanyte

*Pokémon listed in italics can be shiny.

Pay special attention to these quests:

  • Use an item to evolve a Pokémon is the Aerodactyl quest, super useful for finishing later Meltan Quest stages.
  • There are dozen of quests that can reward shiny Pokémon, which makes this a perfect period to be a shiny hunter.
  • Field research is still one of the few ways to get Silver Pinap Berries.

Research Breakthrough Encounters

Pokémon GO March and April Research breakthroughs feature the Regi trio (Regirock, Regice, Registeel), the Legendary Beasts (Raikou, Entei, Suicune) and the Legendary Duo (Lugia and Ho-Oh). These research breakthrough encounters are available from March 1 to May 1 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Encounters are random and can feature shiny variants of Lugia and Ho-Oh.

Related reading (strongly advised to read through these):