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Pokemon Go Field Research: January research tasks and rewards

One mechanic that entices people to play every day is the Pokemon Go field research, because completing seven days worth of tasks can net some sweet rewards. If your goal is to complete your Pokedex in Pokemon Go, it's worth seeking out the best Pokemon Go field research that can reward you with your missing pocket monsters. We've got the full list of Pokemon Go field research for January 2020 below, so feast your eyes upon the prizes.

How Pokemon Go Field Research works

If you're new to the world of Pokemon Go, Field Research is essentially a quest that you can obtain. The tasks you're set can range from things like "Catch 10 Pokemon" - which is clearly very easy - to "Make 3 Excellent throws in a row", which is much more difficult. The rewards you earn vary from one task to another, and we have the complete list here.

To obtain Field Research in Pokemon Go, you simply have to spin a Poke Stop. You can hold up to three Field Research tasks at any one time, and to earn the Research Breakthrough, you need to complete seven Field Research tasks. You can only progress through the Research Breakthrough once per day though, so to maximise your efforts, you should only be redeeming the reward for one Field Research task per day.

Pokemon Go Field Research list & rewards - January 2020

Here are all of the Pokemon Go Field Research tasks and the rewards for January 2020, courtesy of LeekDuck.com.

Pokemon Go January Field Research

(Image credit: LeekDuck.com)

Pokemon Go Research Breakthrough Pokemon - January 2020

Lapras is the only breakthrough encounter available this month, which is likely to come as a disappointment for those who have been playing since launch because Lapras hasn't been too rare. That said, you can obtain a shiny Lapras via this method, so keep your fingers crossed for that bright pink shade of water beast.

Now go and catch 'em all, trainer!

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