December 2021 Research Tasks & Rewards

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A complete list of December 2021 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 December events here.

December Research Breakthrough

  • 📅  Starts Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • 📅  Ends Saturday, January 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)
Deino

Players will be able to get Deino from Field Research Breakthrough rewards during December 2021. If you are lucky, it can be shiny!

Field Research

November field research tasks will be available during the following period:

  • 📅  Starts Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • 📅  Ends January, January 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)

Catch

Task Reward
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon 10 Blastoise Mega Energy
Catch 5 Pokémon Lillipup
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch 7 Pokémon Magikarp
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Foongus
Catch 5 Different Species of Pokémon Minccino

Throw

Task Reward
Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row Psyduck
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

Gifts and friends

Task Reward
Sent 10 Gifts to friends Delibird
Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy Bunnelby
Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy
Earn 5 Hearts with your Buddy Jigglypuff

Hatch

Task Reward
Hatch 2 Eggs Beldum
Hatch 3 Eggs Vulpix (Alola)
Hatch an Egg Mantine

Power up and evolve

Task Reward
Evolve a Pokémon Eevee
Power up Pokémon 5 times
Power up Pokémon 3 times
Power up Pokémon 5 times
  • 10 Venusaur Mega Energy
  • 10 Charizard Mega Energy
  • 10 Blastoise Mega Energy
  • 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
Power up Pokémon 7 times

PokéStop

Task Reward
Spin 3 Pokéstops or Gyms Sudowoodo
Spin 5 Pokéstops or Gyms Ralts

Raids and Trainer Battles

Task Reward
Use 10 supereffective Charged Attacks 20 Abomasnow Mega Energy
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl
Win a Level 3 or higher raid
Win a raid Sneasel
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts Onix
Battle in the GO Battle League Swablu

Other

Task Reward
Take 2 snapshots of a wild Ice-type Pokémon Spheal
Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon
Trade a Pokémon Seadra

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