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Pokémon Go: all Field Research Tasks in December 2023

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Aside from Spotlight Hours and 5-Star Raids, each new month brings a round of fresh Field Research Tasks to the table in Pokémon Go.

You receive these quests when spinning the photo discs at PokéStops with each of the landmarks granting you one task per day. Each mission comes with its own reward such as a Pokémon encounter, a few items, or mega energy. Completing seven Field Research Tasks on seven different days will lead to a Research Breakthrough, which comes with a Pokémon encounter and a larger item reward.

Here are all Field Research Tasks you can complete in Pokémon Go in December  2023.

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Pokémon Go: Field Research Tasks in December 2023

Catch Tasks

  • Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost: Poliwag(s), Vulpix(s), Hippopotas(s), Snover(s), Wingull(s), Roggenrola(s), or Vanillite
  • Catch 5 Pokémon: Cubchoo(s) or Bergmite(s)
  • Catch 7 Pokémon: Magikarp(s), Stufful(s), or Wimpod
  • Catch 10 Pokémon: Jigglypuff(s), Morelull(s), or Sufful(s)
  • Catch 7 different species of Pokémon: Golett(s)
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokémon: Sandygast
  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon: Bagon(s), Dratini(s), or Axew(s)
  • Catch 5 Grass- or Ice-type Pokémon: Smoliv, Vanillite, or Snover(s)
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon: Dwebble(s) or Surskit(s)
  • Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon: 10 Venusaur or Sceptile Mega Energy
  • Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon: 10 Charizard or Blaziken Mega Energy
  • Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon: 10 Blastoise or Swampert Mega Energy
  • Catch 10 Normal-type Pokémon: 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy

Throw Tasks

  • Make 5 Nice Throws: Diglett(s), Alolan Diglett(s), or Sudowoodo(s)
  • Make 10 Nice Throws: Wooper(s) or Paldean Wooper(s)
  • Make 3 Great Throws: Clamperl(s), Kabuto(s), Omanyte(s), Elgyem(s), or Binacle(s)
  • Make 5 Great Throws: Scraggy(s) or Tadbulb
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a row: Lileep(s) or Anorith(s)
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws: Darumaka(s) or Galarian Darumaka(s)
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row: Spinda (Pattern #1)(s)
  • Make 2 Excellent Throws: Dratin(s)
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row: Larvitar(s), Beldum(s), or Gible(s)

Buddy Tasks

  • Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy: Jigglypuff(s), Litleo(s), Glameow(s), Dedenne(s), Buneary(s), or Bunnelby(s)
  • Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy: Stunfisk(s) or Galarian Stunfisk(s)

Other Tasks

  • Win a raid: Lapras(s)
  • Win a 3-Star Raid or higher: Archen(s) or Tirtouga(s)
  • Win 2 raids: Galarian Weezing(s)
  • Win 5 raids: Alolan Marowak(s), Alolan Exeggcutor(s), or Aerodactyl(s)
  • Evolve a Pokémon: Eevee(s)
  • Hatch an Egg: Scyther(s), Sudowoodo(s), Nincada(s), Trubbish(s), or Meowth(s)
  • Hatch 2 Eggs: Mawile(s), Sneasel(s), Feebas(s), Meowth(s), or Galarian Meowth(s)
  • Explore 2 km: Ponyta(s) or Galarian Ponyta(s)
  • Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms: Remoraid(s), Ralts(s), Aron(s), or Doduo(s)
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms: Growlithe(s), Hisuian Growlithe(s), Slowpoke(s), or Galarian Slowpoke(s)
  • Take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon: Trapinch(s), Croagunk(s), or Cottonee(s)
  • Take 3 snapshots of different wild Grass-type Pokémon: Scyther(s)
  • Take 3 snapshots of different wild Ice-type Pokémon: Cryogonal
  • Take 3 snapshots of different wild Fairy-type Pokémon: Mawile(s)
  • Power up Pokémon 3 times: Bulbasaur(s), Charmander(s), or Squirtle(s)
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times: Snivy(s), Tepig(s), or Oshawott(s)
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times: 10 Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pidgeot, Beedrill, Manectric, or Aggron Mega Energy
  • Power up Pokémon 7 times: Rowlett, Litten, or Popplio
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times: 25 Pidgeot, Abomasnow, or Glalie Mega Energy
  • Win in GO Battle League: Spheal(s), Frillish (Male)(s), Frillish (Female)(s) or Meditie(s)
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts: Skrelp(s) or Stunky
  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon: Alolan Meowth(s) or Absol(s)
  • Trade a Pokémon: Shelmet(s) or Karrablast(s)
  • Send 5 gifts and add a sticker to each: Delibird(s)

Pokémon marked with (s) are available in the Shiny variant.

Various Field Research Tasks may also contain item rewards instead of Pokémon encounters.

Pokémon Go: Research Breakthrough rewards in December 2023

Completing seven Field Research Tasks on seven different days – it does not have to be a consecutive streak – will grant you access to a Research Breakthrough. In addition to a random assortment of items a Research Breakthrough will reward you with a Pokémon encounter.

Previously, this reward would change on a monthly basis, but with Season 9 Mythical Wishes developer Niantic introduced seasonal rewards. You will now encounter one out of a possible pool of six Pokémon after achieving a Research Breakthrough.

Research Breakthrough reward pool in December 2023:

  • Galarian Weezing(s)
  • Galarian Mr. Mime(s)
  • Lapras(s)
  • Furfrou (Natural)(s)
  • Goomy(S)
  • Jangmo-o

In addition, you gain 2,000 Stardust, 3,000 XP, and one out of the following list of item rewards:

  • 3x Rare Candy
  • 5x Pinap Berry
  • 20x Pokéball
  • 5x Ultra Ball
  • 1x Sinnoh Stone
  • 1x Unova Stone

You can store up to 100 completed Field Research Tasks at any time.

Some players will save up specific tasks such as quests with Stardust rewards or a certain Pokémon and turn them in at a more opportune time. This could be an event with a bonus to Stardust gains or a Spotlight Hour granting double candies for catching Pokémon. Such a move ensures that you gain the maximum amount of rewards possible from these tasks.

We also have guides available on how to get all regional Pokémon as well as all Eeveelutions in Pokémon Go.