January and February Field Research List and Rewards

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Following the usual chaos of Niantic switching gears (Sorry for those that claimed at 1 to only get Spinda #8 and Moltres), we now have the new research tasks and rewards flooding in. We can confirm now that Ho-Oh and Lugia, shiny forms included, are around in Breakthroughs, A new Spinda Form is live (#5), and we got a lot of new quests to go through!

Update: All quests mentioned here previously with glitched text and names with GO Fest and Adventure Week were indeed part of the bugged rollout, leading to their names changing or being outright removed. For example, the previous GO Fest: Catch 10 Pokémon for Houndour is now just Catch 10 Pokémon, lumping Houndour in with the previous Magikarp reward. Consequently, the Starmie, Cubone, Aerodactyl, and Anorith reward quests were removed entirely and were only available for a few hours. Sorry for those hoping for Cubone and Aerodactyl for their Meltan Quest! 

Spinda Form

Spinda #5 is available, first being shown, after the glitches ceased, from banked Research Tasks, and now from a Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a Row task. Take a look:

Research Task List

This is a work in progress as we get reports and confirm them to add to the list. Making this list is proving a difficult task, as not only is there a wide variety of tasks, but Niantic has made at least 3 changes between 1 P.M. PST and 4 P.M. PST, with both including glitched names and different tasks, so bear with us while we work all this out. Additionally, nearly every quest variety has secondary rewards of berries, dust, and balls, so for the sake of a compact chart, only the important item rewards, like rare candy and silver pinaps, and encounters will be listed. For the time being, as of 10:50 P.M. PST, January 2nd, this is the running list of all new Research Tasks that are in the rotation:

January and February Research Tasks
Send 2 Gifts Encounter: Gastly (Shiny Possible)
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a Row Encounter: Spinda #5
Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy Encounter: Tentacruel
Battle in a Raid Encounter: Drowzee (Shiny Possible)
Catch 10 Pokémon Encounter: Houndour/Magikarp (Shiny Possible)
Transfer 3 Pokémon Encounter: Vulpix
Catch 10 Ice Type Pokémon Encounter: Kabuto (Shiny Possible)
Catch 5 Fighting-type Pokémon Encounter: Magnemite (Shiny Possible)
Win a Level 3 or Higher Raid Encounter: Omanyte (Shiny Possible)
Win a Gym Battles Encounter: Bulbasaur (Shiny Possible)
Win 3 Gym Battles Encounter:  Jynx
Win 5 Gym Battles Encounter:  Lapras
Use 7 Super Effective Charge Attacks in Gym Battles Encounter:  Electabuzz
Catch 10 Ground Type Encounter: Sandshrew (Shiny Possible)
Use 10 Pinap Berries to catch a Pokémon Encounter: Magikarp (Shiny Possible)
Trade a Pokémon Encounter: Manetric
Use 5 Berries to catch a Pokémon Encounter: Growlithe (Shiny Possible)
Make 5 Nice Throws Encounter: Bidoof/Voltorb?
Hatch an Egg Encounter: Snubbull (Shiny Possible)
Hatch 3 Egg Encounter: Magmar
Hatch 5 Eggs Items: 3 Rare Candy / Encounter: Chansey
Make 3 Great Throws Encounter: Gastly (Shiny Possible)
Make 3 Great Throws in a Row Encounter: Onix
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row Encounter: Larvitar (Shiny Possible)
Evolve a Pokémon Encounter: Sunkern/Eevee (Shiny Possible)
Power Up Pokémon 5 Times Encounter: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle (Shiny Possible)
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost Encounter: Poliwag/Vulpix
Spin 10 Pokéstops/Gyms Items: x5 Silver Pinaps
Catch 3 Grass-, Water-, or Fire Type Pokémon Items: x5 Silver Pinaps
Catch 5 Electric, Normal, or Poison Type Pokémon Encounter: Starmie
Catch 7 Flying, Psychic, or Dark Type Pokémon Encounter: Anorith
Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon Encounter: Cubone (Shiny Possible)
Use an item to evolve a Pokémon Encounter: Aerodactyl (Shiny Possible)


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