August 2021 Field Research Tasks


Complete list of new and returning Field Research tasks available in Pokémon GO during August 2021. You cake take a look at the August 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 Discovery, which means some tasks may differ across hemispheres. Each month brings a new Research Breakthrough.

Research Breakthrough


From Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Chimecho in Research Breakthrough encounters.

Double XP for Research Breakthroughs will also continue throughout this month as part of the Season of Discovery.

New tasks

New tasks that are available during the month of August:

Task Reward
Catch 3 Pokémon
Use 3 Razz Berries while catching Pokémon Psyduck
Battle in GO Battle League Poliwhirl
Spin 5 Pokestops or Gyms
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Clefairy
Earn 3 candies walking with your buddy Ralts
Trade a Pokémon Feebas
Send 3 Gifts to friends Roselia
Win 2 Raids Snorlax
Hatch 2 eggs Beldum
Defeat a 3 Team GO Rocket Members Skorupi
Take 2 snapshots of wild Rock-type Pokémon Roggenrola
Power up Pokémon 5 times
  • 10 Beedrill Mega Energy,
  • 10 Pidegeot Mega Energy
Power up Pokémon 10 times 10 Houndoom Mega Energy
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon 10 Venusaur 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 Charizard Mega Energy

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


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