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Pokemon Go Field Research Quests | Mission and Reward List for August 2021

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If you want to be the best, you have to be with them Pokemon Go Field Research Missions Stay up to date – ever-changing quests and activities that players can pick up and complete for bonuses and rewards. Everyone is here current missions for August 2021.

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When we talk about research in Pokemon Go, there are two ways to understand it. Field Research Tasks are randomly selected quests whose quests and rewards change depending on the month, season, and current events. Completing these can lead to research breakthroughs, which provide further unique rewards that also change over time. Special Research, on the other hand, are preset story-based mission series that are handed out by Professor Willow from time to time.

On this page:

  • This is how field research missions and rewards work
  • Fieldwork list for August 2021
    • Catch missions
    • Throwing missions
    • Combat missions
    • Management and evolution missions
    • Egg missions
  • Breakthroughs in field research and explanations of stamps
  • Rewards for previous research breakthroughs

This is how Pokemon Go Field Research missions and their rewards work

Field research missions are essentially little mini-quests given to you by the game as you spin Pokestops, and sometimes randomly every now and then. Each PokeStop is assigned a specific field research mission each day, and although you can complete a quest more than once per day, you will only ever pick up the same mission from a specific PokeStop. Rewards vary by quest and are listed below.

You can complete as many or as few field research quests as you like, but you should aim to complete at least one mission per day to work towards your research breakthrough. Quests span all aspects of Pokemon Go and exist in some capacity to get players to experience all aspects of the game. Field Research quests may ask you to fight in a raid, fight in a gym, hatch Pokemon eggs, catch specific types of Pokemon, or even rotate Pokestops – and these are just a few examples.

Sometimes a quest will reward you with the items, but sometimes you’ll be rewarded with a rare Pokémon encounter – Field Research quests are the only way to meet and catch Spinda, for example. These encounters are also very useful because Pokémon encountered in this way cannot escape.

The quests and rewards offered mostly rotate monthly, meaning that after a month, Niantic will retire quests and rewards and replace them with new ones. Here are the current quests & rewards:

Pokemon Go Field Research List: August 2021 Rewards and Missions

As we’ve already explained, it’s all about the Field Research mission system. Each month brings a different set of events with different objectives, and we will keep this page updated with the current mission set. Here are the quests you can do in August 2021 Fieldwork list find – but remember that these quests are randomly assigned.

Field Research Missions have an element of randomness in their rewards – so there’s a chance you’ll get more basic rewards like Pokeballs, Stardust, and other items. However, each quest has a Pokémon encounter that you may be rewarded with, and this is a list of those missions and encounters:

Capture field research missions and rewards

Field mission Reward
Catch 5 Pokémon Geodude (brilliant opportunity)
Alolan Geodude (brilliant opportunity)
Catch 7 Pokémon Magikarp (brilliant opportunity)
Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather Boost Vulpix (brilliant opportunity)
Poliwag (brilliant opportunity)
Wooper (brilliant opportunity)
Hippos (brilliant opportunity)
Snover (brilliant opportunity)
Use 3 Razz Berries to catch Pokémon Psyduck (brilliant opportunity)
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon Dratini (brilliant opportunity)
Bagon (brilliant opportunity)

Field research missions and throw rewards

Field mission Reward
Make 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda Pattern #7 (Shining Opportunity)
Make 5 nice throws Dunsparce (brilliant opportunity)
Make 3 great throws Snubbull (brilliant opportunity)
Lileep (brilliant opportunity)
Anorith (all bright opportunity)
Make 3 great throws in a row Onix Encounter (Shining Opportunity)
Make 3 excellent throws in a row Gible Encounter (Shining Opportunity)

Research missions and rewards on the battlefield

Field mission Reward
Win 2 raids Snorlax (brilliant opportunity)
Win a level 3 or higher raid Omanyte (brilliant opportunity)
Kabuto (brilliant opportunity)
Win 5 raids Aerodactyl (brilliant opportunity)
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket members Skorupi (brilliant opportunity)
Fight in the GO Battle League Poliwhirl

Management & Evolution Field Research Missions & Rewards

Field mission Reward
Evolve a Pokémon Eevee (brilliant opportunity)
Boost a Pokémon 3 times Bulbasaur (brilliant opportunity)
Charmander (brilliant opportunity)
Squirtle (brilliant opportunity)
Boost a Pokémon 5 times Chikorita (brilliant opportunity)
Cyndaquil (brilliant opportunity)
Totodile (brilliant opportunity)
Boost a Pokémon 7 times Treecko (brilliant opportunity)
Torch (bright opportunity)
Mudkip (brilliant opportunity)
Earn 5 hearts with your buddy Clefairy (brilliant opportunity)
Earn 2 Candy Walking with your Buddy Bunnelby (brilliant opportunity)
Earn 3 Candy Walking with your buddy Stunfisk
Ralts (brilliant opportunity)
Trade a Pokémon Feebas (brilliant opportunity)
Send 3 gifts to friends Roselia (brilliant opportunity)
Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon Oops
Yanma (brilliant opportunity)
Murkrow (brilliant opportunity)
Take 2 snapshots of wild Rock-type Pokémon Roggenrola (brilliant opportunity)
Spin 3 Pokestops or Gyms Sudowoodo (brilliant opportunity)
Spin 5 Pokestops or Gyms Rhyhorn
Ralts (brilliant opportunity)

Field missions and rewards for hatching eggs

Field missions Reward
Hatch an egg Mantine
Swinub (brilliant opportunity)
Hatch 2 eggs Beldum (brilliant opportunity)

Breakthroughs and stamps in field research explained

As you can see on the Field Mission screen in Pokemon Go, there are a number of stamps, ranging up to seven stamps. You can only earn one stamp per day, even if you complete multiple missions – so essentially this series of stamps is designed to last a week. When you reach the seventh stamped day, turn one Research breakthrough free, represented on screen by Professor Willow’s large wrapped package.

What exactly will be included in these packs varies from month to month, along with the other research bonuses and rewards, including the possibility of a Sinnoh or Unova Stone evolution item being dropped. Additionally, this “Research Breakthrough” features a Pokémon encounter each month. You also have unlimited attempts to catch them, as Pokémon encountered this way cannot run away. As long as you have patience and Pokeballs, you can keep trying until they are caught.

This is also a great place to practice making excellent throws and curveball throws in Pokemon Go. Pokémon caught this way also have naturally high stats – the same stats you might find on Pokémon encountered during Raid Battles. All in all, this is a great way to catch rare Pokemon.

The reward in August 2021 is an encounter with Chimecho. In addition to the Pokémon encounter, each Research Breakthrough earns you Stardust, XP, and a few random other items, including a chance at a Sinnoh Stone or Unova Stone evolution item. Since there is a Shiny variant, every August Research Breakthrough has a chance of also being a Shiny Chimecho.

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Rewards for previous research breakthroughs

For posterity’s sake, here are the game-changing recent Field Research rewards as featured in Pokemon Go – just so you know what you missed.

2018 Research Breakthrough Rewards in Pokemon Go:

  • April 2018: Moltres (research on fire)
  • May 2018: Zapdos (electrical research)
  • June 2018: Articuno (research on ice cream)
  • July 2018: Snorlax (Kanto Research)
  • August 2018: Raikou (research on electrical engineering)
  • September 2018:Entei (research on fire)
  • October 2018: Suicune (water research)
  • November 2018: Shedinja (bug topic research)
  • December 2018: Best of 2018 (all previous Pokémon)
  • January & February 2019: Legendary Birds
  • March & April 2019: Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-oh, Regice, Registeel, Regirock
  • May & June 2019: Ho-oh, Lugia, Latias, Latios
  • July & August 2019: Kyogre, Groudon, Latias, Latios
  • September & October 2019: Flower Crown Eevee
  • November & December 2019: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Kyogre, Groudon
  • January 2020: Lapras (with Ice Shard & Ice Beam)
  • February 2020: Woobat
  • March 2020: Ferrosed
  • April 2020: Alolan Exeggutor
  • May 2020: Shinx
  • June 2020: Trapinch
  • July 2020: Larvitar
  • August 2020: Scraggy
  • September 2020: Alolan Raichu
  • October 2020: Shedinja
  • November 2020: Togetic
  • December 2020: Lapras or Unovan Darumaka
  • January & February 2021: Chansey
  • March 2021: Gible
  • April 2021: No frills
  • May 2021: Galarian Ponyta
  • June 2021: Clamperl
  • July 2021: Ruffles
  • August 2021: Chimecho