December 2022 Field Research Tasks & Rewards

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A complete guide to Pokémon GO’s December 2022 Field Research tasks, rewards and encounters. Includes Pokémon encounters and Mega Energy rewards.

Do note that event-exclusive Field Research will override monthly research tasks during event duration. You can find an overview of December 2022 events here.

All information in this article is for the month of December 2022:

  • 📅  Starts Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • 📅  Ends Sunday, January 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Research Breakthrough Encounter

  • From December 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Galarian Mr. Mime, Delibird, Bagon, Furfrou, Deino and Goomy. For the first time, you are also to encounter shiny Galarian Mr. Mime if you are lucky!

Field Research Tasks and Rewards

Catching tasks

Task Reward
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon Mega Energy icon 10x Pidgeot Mega Energy
Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon Mega Energy icon 10x Blastoise Mega Energy
Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon Mega Energy icon 10x Charizard Mega Energy
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon Mega Energy icon 10x Venusaur Mega Energy
Catch 5 Pokémon
Use 5 Nanab Berries to help catch Pokémon
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch 7 Pokémon
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon
Catch 3 Ice-type Pokémon

Throwing tasks

Task Reward
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row Gible
Make 3 Great Throws
Make 3 Great Throws in a row Onix
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row Spinda #6
Make 5 Nice Throws Dunsparce
Make an Excellent Throw Scyther

Battling Tasks (Raids, Gyms and GO Battle League)

Task Reward
Win a Raid Sneasel
Win a Level 3 or higher raid
Win 5 Raids Aerodactyl
Purify 3 Shadow Pokemon
Battle in the GO Battle League

Buddy and Friendship tasks

Task Reward
Send 5 Gifts and add a Sticker to each Delibird
Earn 2 Candy Walking with your buddy Bunnelby
Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy Stunfisk
Earn 5 Hearts with your Buddy Cottonee
Trade a Pokémon Machoke
Give your Buddy 3 Treats Meditite


Miscellaneous Tasks

Task Reward
Hatch an Egg
Hatch 2 Eggs Beldum
Spin 3 Pokéstops or Gyms Sudowoodo
Spin 5 Pokéstops or Gyms Ralts
Evolve a Pokémon Eevee
Power up Pokémon 3 times
Power up Pokémon 5 times
Power up Pokémon 7 times
Power up Pokémon 10 times Mega Energy icon 25x Abomasnow Mega Energy
Take a Snapshot of a Wild Pokémon
Take 5 Snapshots of a Wild Pokémon Ralts

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