May Field Research Tasks & Rewards (2023)


A complete guide to Pokémon GO’s May 2023 Field Research tasks, rewards and encounters. Includes Pokémon encounters, Mega Energy rewards and Research Breakthrough available during the month of May.

Do note that event-exclusive Field Research will override monthly research tasks during event duration. You can find an overview of May 2023 events here.

All information in this article is for the month of March 2023:

  • 📅  Starts Monday, May 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • 📅  Ends Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Research Breakthrough Encounter

  • From March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to June 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)

During May 2023, Pokémon GO Trainers can earn an encounter with Parasect, Pinsir, Snorlax, Furfrou, Gible and Goomy by completing the seven-day Field Research breakthrough. Complete Field Research tasks during the month of March to unlock one of these encounters.

Field Research Tasks and Rewards

Pokémon encounters from Field Research tasks always feature Level 15 Pokémon, with minimum IVs set to 10/10/10, similar as in Raid or Egg encounters. Field Research encounters are unaffected by the weather.

Catching tasks

Task Reward
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon Mega Energy icon 10× Pidgeot Mega Energy
Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon Mega Energy icon 10× Blastoise Mega Energy
Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon Mega Energy icon 10× Charizard Mega Energy
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon Mega Energy icon 10× Venusaur Mega Energy
Catch 5 Pokémon
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch 7 Pokémon
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon
Use 5 Berries to help catch a Pokémon
Catch 5 Normal-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 #2
Make 5 Nice Throws Dunsparce
Make 3 Excellent Throws Beldum
Make 5 Nice Curveball Throws in a Row Slakoth

Battling Tasks (Raids, Gyms and GO Battle League)

Task Reward
Win a Raid   Farfetch'd (Galarian)
Win a Level 3 or higher raid
Win 5 Raids Aerodactyl
Battle in the GO Battle League Machoke
Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon
Use 10 Super Effective Charged Attacks Mega Energy icon 25× Lopunny Mega Energy

Buddy and Friendship tasks

Task Reward
Earn 2 Candy Walking with your buddy Bunnelby
Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy Stunfisk
Walk 3km Sableye (y)
Play with your Buddy Weedle
Trade a Pokémon
Send 3 Gifts and add a Sticker to each

Miscellaneous Tasks

Task Reward
Hatch an Egg
Hatch 2 Eggs
Spin 3 Pokéstops or Gyms
Spin 5 Pokéstops or Gyms Ralts
Evolve a Pokémon Eevee
Power up Pokémon 3 times
Power up Pokémon 5 times
  • Chikorita
  • Cyndaquil
  • Totodile
  • Mega Energy icon 10× Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Mega Energy icon 10× Charizard Mega Energy
  • Mega Energy icon 10× Venusaur Mega Energy
  • Mega Energy icon 10× Beedrill Mega Energy
  • Mega Energy icon 10× Pidgeot Mega Energy
Power up Pokémon 7 times
Take a Snapshot of a Wild Pokémon
Take 2 Snapshots of a wild Fairy-type Pokémon
Take a Snapshot of your Buddy

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