Pokemon Go Research Tasks

Update September 27th, 2022: New tasks are here for the month of September! The research breakthrough for September is Medicham. The current Spinda is form 3.
Shiny variant can be obtained as a Research reward encounter
? Confirmation pending. We've not yet confirmed this encounter in our controlled study, but believe it is appearing! Typically clarified within a few hours.

Listed below are the current Research tasks and possible rewards in Pokemon GO, according to the Silph Research Group.

Only one reward is given per task. (e.g. a Pokemon encounter or 10 Pokeballs or a Pinap Berry)

Event Tasks

Event: Take a snapshot of Glameow in the wild.

67% IV:

856

100% IV:

905

67% IV:

367

100% IV:

400

Event: Take a snapshot of Blitzle in the wild.

67% IV:

856

100% IV:

905

Event: Take 3 snapshots of wild Pokémon.

67% IV:

856

100% IV:

905

Event: Catch 5 Pokémon.

67% IV:

626

100% IV:

669

Event: Catch 15 Pokémon.

67% IV:

375

100% IV:

408

Event: Make 3 Nice Throws.

67% IV:

287

100% IV:

316

Event: Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row.

67% IV:

383

100% IV:

416

Event: Make 3 Great Throws.

67% IV:

424

100% IV:

459

Event: Make 5 Great Throws.

67% IV:

383

100% IV:

416

Event: Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon.

67% IV:

346

100% IV:

378

Event: Take a snapshot of your buddy.

67% IV:

856

100% IV:

905

Catching Tasks

Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost.

200
3
1
5

67% IV:

324

100% IV:

355

67% IV:

347

100% IV:

378

67% IV:

542

100% IV:

582

67% IV:

460

100% IV:

497

Catch 5 Pokémon.

67% IV:

380

100% IV:

413

67% IV:

391

100% IV:

424

67% IV:

443

100% IV:

479

Catch 5 different species of Pokémon.

67% IV:

399

100% IV:

432

67% IV:

399

100% IV:

432

Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon.

1500
3
2
10

67% IV:

397

100% IV:

430

67% IV:

459

100% IV:

495

Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon.

500
6
2
5

67% IV:

682

100% IV:

726

67% IV:

717

100% IV:

762

Catch 7 Pokémon.

67% IV:

99

100% IV:

117

Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon.

10
500
6
2
5

Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon.

10
500
6
2
5

Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon.

10
500
6
2
5

Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon.

10
500
6
2
5

Catch a Ditto.

1500
3
2
10

Catch 10 Pokémon.

200
3
1
5

Catch 10 Pokémon with Weather Boost.

500
6
2
5

Throwing Tasks

Make 3 Great Throws.

200
3
1
5

67% IV:

613

100% IV:

655

67% IV:

515

100% IV:

553

67% IV:

492

100% IV:

530

Make 5 Nice Throws.

200
3
1
5

67% IV:

679

100% IV:

724

Make 3 Great Throws in a row.

1000
1
9
3
10
5

67% IV:

435

100% IV:

472

Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row.

67% IV:

486

100% IV:

523

Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row.

67% IV:

441

100% IV:

477

Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row.

500
6
2
5

67% IV:

307

100% IV:

337

Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws in a row.

200
3
1
5

Make 3 Nice Throws in a row.

500
2
5
2

Make 3 Great Curveball Throws.

1000
1
9
3
10
5

Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row.

1500
3
2
10

Make an Excellent Throw.

500
2
5
2

Battling Tasks

Win a three-star raid or higher.

67% IV:

620

100% IV:

662

67% IV:

548

100% IV:

587

Win a raid.

67% IV:

929

100% IV:

980

Win 5 raids.

67% IV:

1,136

100% IV:

1,193

Battle in GO Battle League.

67% IV:

404

100% IV:

438

Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts.

67% IV:

949

100% IV:

1,000

Buddy/Friendship Tasks

Trade a Pokémon.

67% IV:

832

100% IV:

882

Send 3 Gifts and add a sticker to each.

67% IV:

399

100% IV:

440

Earn a Candy walking with your buddy.

67% IV:

743

100% IV:

789

Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy.

67% IV:

212

100% IV:

237

Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy.

67% IV:

876

100% IV:

926

Earn 3 hearts with your buddy.

67% IV:

369

100% IV:

402

AR Mapping Tasks

AR Mapping.

10
5
1

Power Up Tasks

Power up Pokémon 3 times.

67% IV:

442

100% IV:

477

67% IV:

387

100% IV:

420

67% IV:

372

100% IV:

405

Power up Pokémon 5 times.

67% IV:

368

100% IV:

400

67% IV:

387

100% IV:

420

67% IV:

449

100% IV:

485

Power up Pokémon 7 times.

67% IV:

417

100% IV:

451

67% IV:

433

100% IV:

468

67% IV:

447

100% IV:

483

Power up Pokémon 5 times.

10
10
10

Power up Pokémon 5 times.

10
10

Power up Pokémon 10 times.

25

Miscellaneous Tasks

Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon.

1

67% IV:

626

100% IV:

669

67% IV:

231

100% IV:

257

67% IV:

588

100% IV:

630

Hatch an Egg.

67% IV:

854

100% IV:

903

67% IV:

377

100% IV:

409

Evolve a Pokémon.

67% IV:

424

100% IV:

459

Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms.

500
6
2
5

67% IV:

871

100% IV:

920

Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms.

67% IV:

206

100% IV:

231

Hatch 2 Eggs.

67% IV:

385

100% IV:

418

Take 2 snapshots of wild Steel-type Pokémon.

67% IV:

229

100% IV:

258

Sponsored Tasks

Sponsored: Send 3 Gifts to friends.

1000
1

Sponsored: Catch 8 Pokémon.

1000
1