Pokemon Go players get ready. It's nearly time to ring in a new month of field research quests and rewards.
Not to mention, a brand new Field Research Breakthrough reward (more on that further down).
We know it's maybe not as exciting as the new Feeling of Victory Quest that just went live - or the new Victini Pokemon who just got added to the game.
But it's still important.
Keep reading and we'll share with you everything we know about Field Research quests in Pokemon Go.
From how they work, the existing quests available right now and what Pokemon is coming as the new Field Research Breakthrough in October 2020.
Pokemon Go Field Research Quests - What Are They and How Do They Work?
Field Research Quests are one of the key cornerstones of the game.
If you're new to the game or joining again after a length stint away, then lets recap how these Field Research Quests work and why they're so important.
In Pokemon Go players spin PokeStops and in return, collect field research quests from Professor Willow.
These are completely random and the quest for each PokeStop changes every 24 hours.
Completing field research earns rewards for players. This could be anything from Pokeballs to random Pokemon encounters. It all depends on the research task you complete.
Naturally, Pokemon encounters are most popular, especially when the Pokemon available is more rare.
Complete Field Research Quests and you'll also earn a stamp. Collect seven stamps and you'll unlock an additional field research breakthrough. Normally this means a chance to capture an extra special Pokemon with better rewards to boot.
And that's it. You're all set to go complete some Pokemon Go Field Research.
Pokemon Go October 2020 Field Research - Confirmed
Below is a list of confirmed Field Research tasks for Pokemon Go players in October 2020, courtesy of LeekDuck.com
What is the Pokemon Go October 2020 Research Breakthrough Reward?
What is the Pokemon Go July 2020 Research Breakthrough Reward?
As per usual Niantic has already announced the latest changes coming to the Research Breakthrough Reward in October 2020.
Previously trainers had the chance to encounter Alolan Raichu as a possible research breakthrough reward in September 2020.
Alolan Raichu is still available right up until later tonight when the field research breakthrough changes over.
However, if you hold on for a few more hours until later tonight you'll be able to encounter Shedinja, the Shed Pokémon.
This information was confirmed on the most recent Pokemon Go blog:
"From Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), Shedinja, the Shed Pokémon, will be available as a Research Breakthrough encounter."
When do Pokemon Go October 2020 Field Research Quests start?
(Update - October quests are now live. Below is a list of the Field Research that was available in September 2020)
At the time of writing, the Pokemon Go field research quests and rewards for September 2020 are still active and can be seen just below. These existing Field Research Quests will change over later tonight, at 1:00 p.m. PDT. For those of you in the UK, that's 9pm BST this evening. We'll be sure to update the page later today with the new October quests, once they go live.
|Field Research Task||Pokemon Encounter||CP||Chance of Shiny?|
|Win a raid||Lotad||CP 230 - 256||Yes|
|Win 3 raids||Aerodactyl||CP 1136 - 1193||Yes|
|Win 5 raids||Chansey||CP 490 - 537||Yes|
|Catch 10 Pokémon||Cranidos||730 - 780||No|
|Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon||Magikarp||99 - 117||Yes|
|Catch 3 Psychic-type Pokémon||Dratini||397 - 430||Yes|
|Catch 3 Pokémon with Weather Boost||Abra||534 - 575||Yes|
|Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost||Slowpoke||487 - 525||No|
|Make 5 Nice Throws|
347 - 378
324 - 355
|Make 5 Nice Throws||Voltorb||399 - 432||Yes|
|Make 3 Great Throws|
487 - 527
515 - 553
613 - 655
|Make 3 Great Throws in a row||Onix||435 - 472||Yes|
|Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row||Spinda #2||486 - 523||Yes|
|Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row||Larvitar||411 - 445||Yes|
|Use 5 Berries to help Catch Pokémon||Exeggcute||467 - 503||Yes|
|Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts||Drowzee||411 - 446||Yes|
|Win a level 3 or higher raid|
620 - 662
548 - 587
|Win a raid||Bronzor||229 - 258||Yes|
|Win 5 Raids||Aerodactyl||1136 - 1193||Yes|
|Hatch an Egg||Beldum||385 - 418||Yes|
|Evolve a Pokémon|
399 - 440
424 - 459
|Power up a Pokémon 5 times|
442 - 477
387 - 420
372 - 405
|Give your buddy 3 treats||437 - 472||Yes|
|Send 3 Gifts to friends||Woobat||401 - 435||Yes|
|Transfer 3 Pokémon||Baltoy||307 - 337||Yes|
|Trade a Pokémon||Ralts||206 - 231||Yes|