May 2021 Field Research and Spotlight Guide


May Field Research tasks are live in Pokémon GO, alongside the Galarian Ponyta Research breakthrough reward. We’ve prepared a guide to the tasks which are available throughout the entire month.

Credits for the list go to TheSilphRoad’s mega thread. You can check the entire monthly event schedule here: May 2021 Events in Pokémon GO.

Research breakthrough

From Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, May 31, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Galarian Ponyta in Research Breakthrough encounters.

Ponyta (Galarian)

Pokémon Spotlights in May

In the month of May, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each of these hours will spotlight a different Pokémon and special bonus!

Date Pokémon Bonus
May 4, 2021 Cottonee 2x Candy for catching Pokémon
May 11, 2021 Dratini 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon
May 18, 2021 Rattata (Alola) 2x XP for evolving Pokémon
May 25, 2021 Marill 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon

May 2021 Field Research

Task Reward
Take a snapshot of a Bug-type Pokémon Weedle
Catch 3 Pokémon Hoothoot
Trade a Pokémon Pidgeotto
Catch 5 Fairy-type Pokémon Clefairy
Use 10 berries to help catch a Pokémon Marill
Battle 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts Scyther
Send 3 gifts to your friends Snubbull
Win a raid Beldum
Use an incense Aerodactyl
Battle in GO Battle League Drilbur
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Jigglypuff
Power up Pokémon 10 times 20 Mega Beedrill Energy
Power up Pokémon 5 times 10 Mega Venusaur Energy
Reach Good Buddy with a Pokémon 1 Sinnoh Stone

And here are the tasks that stay throughout each month:

Task Reward
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Evolve a Pokémon. Eevee
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon Dratini
Catch 10 Pokémon Magikarp
Make 5 Nice Throws Voltorb
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
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl
Power Up Pokémon 5 times
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row Spinda

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