January 2020 Field Research And Research Breakthrough Guide

Pokémon GO Research Quests - rewards, items, types
Pokémon GO Research Quests - rewards, items, types

January 2020 Research Breakthrough Reward

Pokemon GO LaprasLapras

From Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), you will be able to catch a Lapras that knows Ice Shard or Ice Beam.  You will be able to encounter Lapras in the 1076 – 1131 CP range from January Research Breakthrough.

Additionally, Lapras caught from the quest “Hatch 7 eggs” has both Ice Shard and Ice Beam. This requires having a saved quest from before the Field Research Breakthrough was changed.

Ice Shard and Ice Beam are not useful in PvE, but in PvP they’re among the best movesets Lapras can have. Lapras is a viable counter to Giratina in the Ultra League, especially if you don’t have a high CP Regice.

January 2020 Field Research

The following Field Research Tasks are available during January 2020 in Pokémon GO:

Task Reward
Battle another trainer 3 times Pokemon GO ShellderShellder
Battle in a Gym Pokemon GO MankeyMankey
Battle in a Gym 5 times Pokemon GO MachopMachop
Battle in a raid Pokemon GO SwinubSwinub
Catch 3 different species of Ice-type Pokémon 3 Rare Candy
Catch 3 Normal, Water, or Ice-type Pokémon Pokemon GO DewgongDewgong
Catch 5 Fire-type Pokémon Pokemon GO SnoruntSnorunt
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch 10 Pokémon Pokemon GO MagikarpMagikarp
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon Pokemon GO DratiniDratini
Defeat a Team Rocket Grunt Pokemon GO SneaselSneasel
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Pokemon GO StantlerStantler
Evolve a Pokémon
Hatch 3 Eggs Pokemon GO MagmarMagmar
Hatch 5 Eggs Pokemon GO ChanseyChansey
Hatch 7 Eggs
Hatch an Egg Pokemon GO ExeggcuteExeggcute
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row Pokemon GO LarvitarLarvitar
Make 3 Great Throws
Make 3 Great Throws in a row Pokemon GO OnixOnix
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row Pokemon GO SpindaSpinda
Make 5 Nice Throws Pokemon GO VoltorbVoltorb
Power Up Pokémon 5 times
Send 10 Gifts to friends Pokemon GO ClamperlClamperl
Take a snapshot of your buddy Pokemon GO SnoverSnover
Trade a Pokémon Pokemon GO GlalieGlalie
Transfer 3 Pokémon Pokemon GO LotadLotad
Use a supereffective Charged Attack in 7 Gym battles Pokemon GO ElectabuzzElectabuzz
Win 3 Gym Battles Pokemon GO JynxJynx
Win 5 raids Pokemon GO AerodactylAerodactyl
Win a Gym Battle
Win a Level 3 or higher raid

Credits for the table above go to The Silph Road subreddit and redditors who spent their free time confirming the rewards.

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