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

January 2020 Research Breakthrough Reward

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
Battle in a Gym
Battle in a Gym 5 times
Battle in a raid
Catch 3 different species of Ice-type Pokémon 3 Rare Candy
Catch 3 Normal, Water, or Ice-type Pokémon
Catch 5 Fire-type Pokémon
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch 10 Pokémon
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon
Defeat a Team Rocket Grunt
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy
Evolve a Pokémon
Hatch 3 Eggs
Hatch 5 Eggs
Hatch 7 Eggs
Hatch an Egg
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row
Make 3 Great Throws
Make 3 Great Throws in a row
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
Make 5 Nice Throws
Power Up Pokémon 5 times
Send 10 Gifts to friends
Take a snapshot of your buddy
Trade a Pokémon
Transfer 3 Pokémon
Use a supereffective Charged Attack in 7 Gym battles
Win 3 Gym Battles
Win 5 raids
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.