Field Research tasks are quests available by spinning Pokéstops in Pokémon GO. They reward the player with an item or encounter with a Pokémon, as well as a daily stamp; collect 7 stamps and trainers can get the “Research Breakthrough” reward. In October, Research Breakthrough introduces Yamask, who now has a chance to be Shiny!
It's worth noting that the field research provided by Pokéstops is the same for everyone until the day resets, so your local community members can tell you where certain tasks are. The exception is if you currently have a scan task, in which all tasks will be the same for everyone else who also has a scan task. Be sure to check out our guide on how to get Zarude in Pokémon GO, so you can find the best tasks to help you get the Mythical Pokémon.
Field Research changes every month and October 2022 is no exception. Here are all the October 2022 Field Research tasks and their rewards in Pokémon GO.
October 2022 Field Research Tasks and Rewards in Pokémon GO
* indicates that the Pokémon has a chance to be shiny.
- Catch 5 Pokemon – Gastly*
- Catch 7 Pokemon - Magikarpe *
- Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon - Dratini* / Bagon*
- Catch 18 Ghost-type Pokemon - Spiritomb *
- Catch 18 Dark-type Pokémon - Spiritomb *
- Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather Boost – Vulpix* / Pollywag* / Snover* / Hippos
- Make 5 nice throws – Dunsparce*
- Make 3 nice throws in a row – Houndour*
- Make 3 great throws - Snubbull * / Lileep * / Anorith *
- Make 3 great throws in a row - Onix *
- Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row - Spindle (Motif # 1) *
- Make 2 excellent throws - Alolan Grimer *
- Make 3 excellent throws in a row – Gible*
- Use 3 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon - Hoothoot
- Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts – Sickle*
- Win a trainer battle in the GO Battle League – Karrablast
- win a raid - Litwick
- Win a raid level 3 or higher – Kabuto * / Omanyte *
- Win 5 raids – Aerodactyl*
- Hatch an egg - Mantine / Pinsir *
- Hatch 2 eggs – Beldum*
- Evolve a Pokemon - Evoli *
- Power up Pokemon 3 times - Bulbizarre * / Charmander * / Carapuce *
- Power up Pokemon 5 times – Chikorita* / Cyndaquil* / Totodile*
- Power up Pokemon 7 times – Treeko* / Torchic* / Mudkip*
- Earn 2 candies by walking with your buddy – Bunnelby*
- Earn 3 candies by walking with your buddy – Sableye* / Stunfisk
- Earn 3 hearts with your buddy - Poochyena *
- Trade a Pokemon – Dwebble*
- Send a gift to a friend – Spinarak
- Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms - Sudowoodo *
- Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms – Ralts*
- Take a snapshot of a wild Pokemon – Burn* / Murkrow* / Hoppip
- Take 2 snapshots of Ghost-type wild Pokémon – Shuppet *
Best Field Research Tasks of October 2022
Catch 18 Dark-type Pokémon et Catch 18 Ghost-type Pokemon are definitely the best Field Research tasks this month. They both reward Spiritomb, which only spawns in October, does not spawn in the wild, and cannot be hatched from eggs. According to The Road to Silph, Spiritomb is in the "Permaboost" category for shiny rates, meaning it has about a 1 in 64 chance of being shiny. This is a much higher chance than the base shine rate, which is around 1 in 500.
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