March 2019 Field Research List and Rewards

A new month, same old field research! Pokemon GO’s March Field Research tasks are same as they were in February and January, with the only change being a new Spinda form – this time around we get the #2 Spinda form.

Research Task List

This is the running list of all new and important Research Tasks that are in the rotation during March 2019:

March 2019 Research Tasks
Battle in a gymMachopMachop
Battle in a gym 5 times
Battle in a RaidDrowzeeDrowzee
shiny possible
Catch 3 Grass-, Water-, or Fire Type PokémonItems: x5 Silver Pinaps
Catch 5 Electric, Normal, or Poison Type PokémonStarmieStarmie
Catch 5 Fighting-type PokémonMagnemiteMagnemite
(Shiny Possible)
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Catch 7 Flying, Psychic, or Dark Type PokémonAnorithAnorith
Catch 10 Ground TypeSandshrewSandshrew (Shiny Possible)
Catch 10 Ice Type PokémonKabutoKabuto
(Shiny Possible)
Catch 10 Pokémon
Catch a Dragon typeDratiniDratini (Shiny possible)
Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddyTentacruelTentacruel
Evolve a Pokémon
Hatch 3 EggMagmarMagmar
Hatch 5 Eggs
Hatch an Egg
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a RowLarvitarLarvitar
(Shiny Possible)
Make 3 Great Throws
Make 3 Great Throws in a RowOnixOnix
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a RowSpindaSpinda
Make 5 Nice Throws
Power Up Pokémon 5 Times
Send 2 GiftsGastlyGastly
(Shiny possible)
Spin 10 Pokéstops/GymsItems: x5 Silver Pinaps
Trade a PokémonManectricManectric
Transfer 3 PokémonVulpixVulpix
Use 5 Berries to catch a PokémonGrowlitheGrowlithe (Shiny Possible)
Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch PokémonCuboneCubone (Shiny Possible)
Use 7 Super Effective Charge Attacks in Gym BattlesElectabuzzElectabuzz
Use 10 Pinap Berries to catch a PokémonMagikarpMagikarp (Shiny Possible)
Use an item to evolve a PokémonAerodactylAerodactyl (Shiny Possible)
Win 3 Gym BattlesJynxJynx
Win 5 Gym BattlesLaprasLapras
Win a Gym BattleBulbasaurBulbasaur
(Shiny Possible)
Win a Level 3 or Higher Raid

Pay special attention to these quests:

  • Use an item to evolve a Pokemon is the Aerodactyl quest, super useful for finishing  later Meltan Quest stages
  • There are dozen of quests that can reward shiny Pokemon, which makes this a perfect period to be a shiny hunter
  • Field research is still the only way to get Silver Pinaps

Research Breakthrough Encounters

Pokemon GO March and April Research breakthroughs feature the Regi trio (Regirock, Regice, Registeel), the Legendary Beasts (Raikou, Entei, Suicune) and the Legendary Duo (Lugia and Ho-Oh). These research breakthrough encounters are available from March 1 to May 1 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. Encounters are random and can feature shiny variants of Lugia and Ho-Oh.

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