January 2020 Field Research And Research Breakthrough Guide

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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 Shellder
Battle in a Gym Mankey
Battle in a Gym 5 times Machop
Battle in a raid Swinub
Catch 3 different species of Ice-type Pokémon 3 Rare Candy
Catch 3 Normal, Water, or Ice-type Pokémon Dewgong
Catch 5 Fire-type Pokémon Snorunt
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch 10 Pokémon Magikarp
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon Dratini
Defeat a Team Rocket Grunt Sneasel
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Stantler
Evolve a Pokémon
Hatch 3 Eggs Magmar
Hatch 5 Eggs Chansey
Hatch 7 Eggs
Hatch an Egg Exeggcute
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row Larvitar
Make 3 Great Throws
Make 3 Great Throws in a row Onix
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row Spinda
Make 5 Nice Throws Voltorb
Power Up Pokémon 5 times
Send 10 Gifts to friends Clamperl
Take a snapshot of your buddy Snover
Trade a Pokémon Glalie
Transfer 3 Pokémon Lotad
Use a supereffective Charged Attack in 7 Gym battles Electabuzz
Win 3 Gym Battles Jynx
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl
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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