The January Research Tasks have arrived in Pokémon GO, and one, in particular, seems to have Trainers out there curious. There is the usual collection of research tasks that you can get by spinning PokéStops. You can hold up to three of these tasks at once, giving you plenty of options about what to work on.
As always, tasks can range from taking a snapshot of your buddy to catching Pokémon or making great throws. All you need to do to get them is visit PokéStops, so be sure to visit plenty of them over the coming days.
One task is for trainers to hatch seven eggs, and many want to know the reward to know if it’s worth putting in all that effort. The reward for this task appears to be an Alolan Vulpix encounter, although this has yet to be confirmed. Alolan Vulpix is an Ice-type, with a max CP of 883, 109 Defense, 96 Attack, and 116 Stamina. If you don’t have one already, then the encounter is a great reward.
It’s not just January Research Tasks that you have to worry about right now, as the Take-Over Continues Special Research Tasks are also available. These Special Research tasks involve Team GO Rocket, and making it through them will earn you a fight with Team GO Rocket Boss, Giovanni.
The first Research Breakthrough of the year is also active, involving a Lapras with Ice Shard and Ice Beam. The Lapras Research Breakthrough runs from Jan. 1, at 1:00pm, to Feb. 1, at 1 pm PST.
The Adventure Sync Hatchathon is also currently ongoing in the game and will run until Jan. 16 at 1:00pm PST. You receive additional rewards for hatching eggs, so it’s the perfect time to work on those seven eggs for your Field Research. You will receive the following bonuses during Hatchathon 2020:
- Twice as many Hatch Candy
- Twice as much Hatch Stardust
- After walking 50km you will receive 50,000 Stardust, 15 Rare Candies, and a Unova Stone
It’s a hectic time in Pokémon GO at the moment, so get to walking.