May 2022 Field Research Tasks & Rewards

A complete list of May 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 May events here.

May Research Breakthrough

  • 📅  Starts May 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • 📅  Ends June 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)
Grimer (Alola)

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

Field Research

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

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


Task Reward
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon 10 Venusuar Mega Energy
Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon 10 Charizard Mega Energy
Catch 5 Pokémon
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Exeggutor
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch 7 Pokémon Magikarp
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon


Task Reward
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row Gible
Make an Excellent Throw Dratini
Make 3 Great Throws
Make 3 Great Throws in a row Onix
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row Spinda #7
Make 5 Nice Throws Dunsparce

Gifts and friends

Task Reward
Send 3 Gifts to friends and add a sticker to each Jigglypuff
Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy Lillipup
Earn 2 Candies walking with your Buddy Bunnelby
Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy Stunfisk
Earn 5 Hearts with your Buddy Pikachu


Task Reward
Hatch 2 Eggs Beldum
Hatch an Egg

Power up and Evolve

Task Reward
Evolve a Pokémon Eevee
Power up Pokémon 5 times
Power up Pokémon 3 times
Power up Pokémon 7 times
Power up a Pokémon 5 times
  • 10 Beedrill Mega Energy
  • 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
  • 10 Venusaur Mega Energy
  • 10 Blastoise Mega Energy
Power up a Pokémon 10 times 20 Gyarados Mega Energy


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

Raids and Trainer Battles

Task Reward
Win a raid   Zigzagoon (Galarian)
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl
Win a Level 3 or higher raid
Purify 1 Shadow Pokémon Carvanha
Battle in the GO Battle League   Mudkip


Task Reward
Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon
Take a snapshot of a wild Water-type Pokémon Remoraid
Trade a Pokémon Machop

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