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The Water Festival in Pokémon Go has begun, adding a paid Timed Research as well as free Field Research to the game. On top of that, Sandygast and Palossand celebrate their debut in the mobile game and a global challenge wants players to make 300 million Nice Throws, which will unlock additional bonuses. Just make sure you don’t drop your phone into the water while hunting for those critters on the beach.

The Water Festival will last until June 12, 2023, at 8pm local time, which should give you enough time to do whatever you set your mind to during the event, such as catching Sandygast and evolving it or netting the Shiny version of Clauncher, which is also available for the first time.

Here are all Pokémon Go Water Festival Research Tasks you can complete as well as their rewards.

Pokémon Go Water Festival: Timed Research Tasks

This Timed Research needs to be completed during the event’s runtime and you’ll need to pay $4.99 or the regional equivalent to unlock it. We have all of its missions and rewards here for you, so you can decide for yourself if that’s worth purchasing.

Step 1 of 2:

  • Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon: Stardust x1,000
  • Make 5 Nice Throws: Pokéball x10
  • Transfer 5 Pokémon: Great Ball x5
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon: Razz Berry x10
  • Complete all tasks in this step: Stardust x1,000, XP x1,000, and Clauncher(s)

Step 2 of 2:

  • Catch 15 Water-type Pokémon: Stardust x1,000
  • Make 5 Great Throws: Pokéball x15
  • Transfer 10 Pokémon: Great Ball x10
  • Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon: Pinap Berry x10
  • Complete all tasks in this step: Surfer Avatar Pose and Sandygast

Pokémon Go Water Festival: Field Research Tasks

Field Research Tasks are completely free and can be obtained by spinning the photo discs at PokéStops. Here are the exclusive missions only available during Water Festival:

  • Hatch an Egg: Lapras (Scarf)(s)
  • Make 5 Nice Throws: Clauncher(s)
  • Make 5 Great Throws: Binacle(s)
  • Make 10 Great Throws: Blastoise or Swampert Mega Energy x30
  • Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon: Great Ball x5
  • Catch 15 Water-type Pokémon: Frillish (Pink)(s)
  • Catch 25 Water-type Pokémon: Sandygast

Pokémon marked with (s) throughout this article are available in their Shiny versions.