January 2022 Research Tasks & Rewards

A complete list of January 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 January events here.

January Research Breakthrough

  • 📅  Starts January 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • 📅  Ends February 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)

Players will be able to get Onix from Field Research Breakthrough rewards during Janbuary 2022. If you are lucky, it can be shiny!

Field Research

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

  • 📅  Starts January 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • 📅  Ends February 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)


Task Reward
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon 10 Venusuar Mega Energy
Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon 10 Charizard Mega Energy
Catch 5 Pokémon Rhyhorn
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch 7 Pokémon Magikarp
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Wurmple
Catch 5 Different Species of Pokémon Burmy


Task Reward
Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row Pineco
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
Open 5 Gifts Slakoth
Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy
Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy Stunfisk
Earn 5 Hearts with your Buddy Eevee


Task Reward
Hatch 2 Eggs Beldum
Hatch 3 Eggs Chansey
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 Charizard Mega Energy
  • 10 Blastoise Mega Energy
  • 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
Power up Pokémon 7 times


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 2 raids Snorlax
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts Onix
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader Lapras
Battle in the GO Battle League 2 times Stunfisk


Task Reward
Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon
Trade a Pokémon Bidoof
Walk 2km Shellder

Author & tags

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