Flock Together Research Day

Flock Together is a special Research day that takes place in Pokémon GO on May 11, 2024! Birds of a feather flock together for this Flying type Pokémon research day event!

During the event, Trainers will be able to get Field Research tasks rewarding Flying-type Pokémon encounters by spinning PokéStops. Alongside these Field Research tasks, other Flying-type Pokémon will spawn more frequently, and there will be an increased chance of encountering certain shiny Flying types!

This is a great opportunity to hunt for the shiny boosted Pokémon, and fill out your shiny living Pokédex, bird style!

  • Not sure which Flying-Pokémon to grind for during this event? Check out our PvP event guide here: Flock Together Research Day: PvP Quick Guide 🏆
  • Note: In order to participate in the Flock Together Research Day, you have to spin PokéStops. Even though the event is called a “Research Day”, there is no dedicated Timed Research to be obtained, outside of the paid research.

Flock Together Research Day Event icon

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts Saturday, May 11, 2024, 2:00 p.m local time
  • Ends Saturday, May 11, 2024, 5:00 p.m local time

Bonuses 🎁

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Special event themed field research tasks will be available during event hours rewarding encounters with certain flying-type Pokémon
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Certain flying-type Pokémon will have an increased chance of being shiny!
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Flying-type Pokémon will spawn more frequently in the wild
  • Research icon $1 event-exclusive timed research will be available in the in-game shop


Flock Together Research Day

Featured Pokémon Pokemon Encounter icon

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available when you spin Photo Discs at PokéStops. Complete them to encounter the following featured Flying-type Pokémon:

When completing Field Research that rewards one of of these Pokémon, you’ll have an increased chance of encountering a Shiny one! This bonus applies for all of the Pokémon featured in this event and encountered via a Research encounter.

Featured Pokémon in the Wild Pokemon Encounter icon

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

Shiny odds during the Flock Together Research Day Shiny icon

  • Typical Shiny odds for a Pokémon GO Research Day event are ~1/10.
  • Shiny odds are increased only for Pokémon rewarded from Field Research encounters
  • Since there are 5 different Pokémon appearing in this event, the odds of finding just a particular Shiny are ~1/10.
  • In general, if you want a 99% chance to get a particular shiny, that means completing 228 Field Research Tasks.

Shiny Pokémon in this event Shiny icon

Here are all the Shiny Pokémon you can obtain during this event:

Pokémon Shiny form and how to get
Spearow shiny spearow

  • Catch from Field Research
  • 10% chance per encounter
Fearow shiny fearow

  • Evolve Shiny Spearow for 50 Candy
Doduo shiny doduo

  • Catch from Field Research
  • 10% chance per encounter
Dodrio shiny dodrio

  • Evolve shiny Doduo for 50 Candy
Hoothoot shiny hoothoot

  • Catch from Field Research
  • 10% chance per encounter
Noctowl shiny noctowl

  • Evolve shiny Hoothoot for 50 Candy
Taillow shiny taillow

  • Catch from Field Research
  • 10% chance per encounter
Swellow shiny swellow

  • Evolve shiny Taillow for 50 Candy

  • Catch from Field Research
  • 10% chance per encounter

  • Evolve shiny Rufflet for 50 Candy

Field Research Research icon

The following Event Exclusive Field Research tasks reward encounters with shiny boosted Flying-type Pokémon:

Task Reward
Battle in a Gym
Catch 5 Pokémon
Earn a Candy exploring with your buddy
Earn 3 hearts with your buddy
Make a Great Curveball Throw
Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws
Make 3 Great Throws
Make 5 Curveball Throws
Power up Pokémon 3 times
Send 3 Gifts and add a sticker to each
Spin 2 PokéStops or Gyms
Use a supereffective Charged Attack
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Use 3 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon

Paid Timed Research Research icon

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research called Flock Together. This Timed Research will challenge you to complete Field Research tasks to encounter more of the featured Pokémon of your choice!

This is a branching Timed Research, and depending on your choice, you will have 10 additional chances to encounter 1 specific Pokémon from this event. Here are the tasks rewards for this Research quest line:

Flock Together Research Day (1/2)

Task Reward
Complete a Field Research Task Spearow 311 CP - 342 CP
Complete a Field Research Task Doduo 477 CP - 514 CP
Complete a Field Research Task Hoothoot 262 CP - 290 CP
Complete a Field Research Task Taillow 298 CP - 328 CP
Complete a Field Research Task Rufflet 597 CP - 639 CP


  • Stardust icon 1000× Stardust
  • XP icon 2500× XP

Select a Pokémon you want to Research

Select which Pokémon will be the focus of your research in the next part:

Flock Together Research Day (2/2)

Task Reward
Complete 1 Field Research Task
Complete 2 Field Research Tasks
Complete 3 Field Research Tasks
Complete 4 Field Research Tasks
Complete 5 Field Research Tasks
Complete 6 Field Research Tasks
Complete 7 Field Research Tasks
Complete 8 Field Research Tasks
Complete 9 Field Research Tasks
Complete 10 Field Research Tasks

Note: Pokémon that appear during this Timed Research will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that can be encountered through Field Research during the event.

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Saturday, May 11, 2024, 5:00 p.m. local time.

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

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