October 2022 Field Research Tasks & Rewards

A complete guide to Pokémon GO’s October 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 October 2022 events here.

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

  • 📅  Starts Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • 📅  Ends Monday, October 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Research Breakthrough Encounter


During the month of October, Shedinja will be available as a Research Breakthrough reward encounter! For the first time in Pokémon GO it will be available as a shiny. In addition, Trainers will receive 1 Incense for every completed Research Breakthrough during the month.

Field Research Tasks and Rewards

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 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 Ghost-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 #3
Make 5 Nice Throws Dunsparce
Make 3 Excellent Throws Beedrill

Battling Tasks (Raids, Gyms and GO Battle League)

Task Reward
Win a Raid Inkay
Win a Level 3 or higher raid
Win 5 Raids Aerodactyl
Battle in the GO Battle League Ariados

Buddy and Friendship tasks

Task Reward
Send 3 Gifts to Friends Ekans
Battle alongside your Buddy while it’s adventuring with you Misdreavus
Earn 2 Candy Walking with your buddy Bunnelby
Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy Stunfisk
Earn 3 Hearts with your Buddy Phantump
Trade a Pokémon Haunter


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 25× Gengar Mega Energy
Take a Snapshot of a Wild Pokémon
Take 2 Snapshots of a Wild Ghost-type Pokémon Drifloon

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