Thundurus and Ferroseed Headline March Raid bosses and Field research

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Hello Trainers!

March has arrived and with it comes a shakeup to the field research and raid boss lineups.  There are some exciting options in both the raid lineup and the field research, so let’s get into it!

Raid Bosses

First, Thunderus has bolted into 5-star raids!

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Check out our raid guide here to make sure you’re prepared!  Niantic has announced through twitter that for this entire month Thunderus will be available as a potential reward in the Go Battle League.

Along with Thunderus there was a small shakeup to the rest of the raid boss list.

Raid Boss List

March 2020 Raid Bosses
Tier Bosses
Tier 1
  • Timburr,
  • Cranidos,
  • Klink,
  • Cubchoo,
  • Dwebble
Tier 2
  • Boldore,
  • Sneasel,
  • Alolan Exeggutor,
  • Alolan Graveler,
  • Mawile
Tier 3
  • Jynx,
  • Piloswine,
  • Aerodactyl,
  • Alolan Raichu,
  • Abomasnow
Tier 4
  • Golem,
  • Aggron,
  • Tyranitar,
  • Alolan Marowak
Tier 5
  • Thunderus

Raid Boss Notes

  • If you raid Boldore with a friend, you can then trade them with each other and you’ll each earn yourself a Gigalith.
  • Klink, Sneasel, Alolan Exeggutor, and Mawile are all fairly easy shiny check solo’s
  • Aerodactyl, Alolan Raichu, and Onyx are tier 3 shiny checks.  Soloable, but more difficult.
  • Cranidos evolves to Rampardos, the best rock-type attacker in the game.  So now’s your chance to get out and get a high IV one

Solo Raid Guides

March Field Research

7 Day Research Reward

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Ferroseed is the 7th-day Research Reward, and along with that, you will earn an extra 5,000 stardust that you will be awarded as part of your reward, not on the catch.

Field Research Tasks

Catching Tasks
Task Reward
Catch 10 Pokémon Magikarp
Catch a Dragon-Type Pokémon Dratini
Catch 5 Fire-Type Pokémon Torchic
Catch 3 Grass, Fire, Or Ground-Type Pokémon. Hoppip
Catch 5 Pokémon with a Weather Boost Poliwhirl or Vulpix


Throwing Tasks
Task Reward
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a Row Spinda #6
Make 5 Nice Throws Voltorb
Make 3 Great Throws in a Row Onyx
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row Larvitar
Make 3 Great Throws Gastly, Anorith or Lileep


Battle Tasks
Task Reward
Battle in a Gym Mankey
Battle in a Gym 5 Times Machop
Win a Gym Battle Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle
Win 3 Gym Battles Jynx
Use A Super Effective Charged Attack in 7 Gym Battles Electabuzz
Battle in a Raid Pinsir
Win A Level 3 or Higher Raid Omanyte or Kabuto
Win 5 Raids Aerodactyl
Battle Another Trainer Mankey
Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts Growlithe


Hatching Tasks
Task Reward
Hatch and Egg Exeggcute
Hatch 3 Eggs Magmar
Hatch 5 Eggs Chansey


Random Tasks
Task Reward
Trade A Pokémon Tangela
Transfer 3 Pokémon Diglett
Send 10 Gifts to Friends Gligar
Power up a Pokémon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle
Evolve a Pokémon Eevee or Gloom


Field Research Notes

  • Spinda has changed forms to form #6
  • Magmar and Chansey are both available as shiny now
  • If you’re looking to finish off old Special Research you might be interested in
    • Win A Level 3 or Higher Raid for Omanyte or Kabuto
    • Win 5 Raids for Aerodactyl
    • Make 3 Great Throws for Anorith or Lileep (and cross your fingers you don’t get Gastly)


There are lots of great opportunities to get some meta relevant, and a lot of shiny opportunities.  Plus some chances for trainers to finish off older special research.

What are you most excited about?

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