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:
|Battle in a gym|
|Battle in a gym 5 times|
|Battle in a Raid|
|Catch 3 Grass-, Water-, or Fire Type Pokémon||5x Silver Pinap Berries|
|Catch 5 Electric, Normal, or Poison Type Pokémon|
|Catch 5 Fighting-type Pokémon|
|Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost|
|Catch 7 Flying, Psychic, or Dark Type Pokémon|
|Catch 10 Ground Type|
|Catch 10 Ice Type Pokémon|
|Catch 10 Pokémon|
|Catch a Dragon type|
|Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy|
|Evolve a Pokémon|
|Hatch 3 Egg|
|Hatch 5 Eggs|
|3x Rare Candy|
|Hatch an Egg|
|Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row|
|Make 3 Great Throws|
|Make 3 Great Throws in a Row|
|Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a Row|
|Make 5 Nice Throws|
|Power Up Pokémon 5 Times|
|Send 2 Gifts|
|Spin 10 Pokéstops/Gyms||5x Silver Pinap Berries|
|Trade a Pokémon|
|Transfer 3 Pokémon|
|Use 5 Berries to catch a Pokémon|
|Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon|
|Use 7 Super Effective Charge Attacks in Gym Battles|
|Use 10 Pinap Berries to catch a Pokémon|
|Use an item to evolve a Pokémon|
|Win 3 Gym Battles|
|Win 5 Gym Battles|
|Win a Gym Battle|
|Win a Level 3 or Higher Raid|
*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.
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