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Pokémon GO August 2021 Field Research Tasks, Rewards, and Breakthroughs

Pokémon GO August 2021 Field Research Tasks, Rewards, and Breakthroughs
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August is still the summer season, but for some reason, it always feels like the beginning of fall to me. I guess it’s because school usually starts back up at the tail end of August, and what is school if not the falling of everyone’s good mood. Still, there’s some time left in the summer for Pokémon GO, so you might as well get to researching. Here are the August 2021 Field Research Tasks, Rewards, and Breakthroughs in Pokémon GO.

This month’s Research Breakthrough will be Chimecho, an encounter with whom you can obtain by clearing enough Field Research Tasks to earn seven stamps. Since we’re still in the midst of the Season of Discovery, you’ll also be getting double Trainer XP for the duration of the month, so it’s a great time to be crossing Field Research Tasks off your list.

Pokémon GO August 2021 Field Research Tasks, Rewards, and Breakthroughs

With all that squared away, here’s which Tasks and rewards are on the docket:

  • Battle in GO Battle League: Poliwhirl encounter
  • Catch 10 Fire-type Pokemon: 10 Charizard Mega Energy
  • Catch 10 Grass-type Pokemon: 10 Venusaur Mega Energy
  • Catch 10 Normal-type Pokemon: 10 Pidgeot Mega Energy
  • Catch 10 Water-type Pokemon: 10 Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Catch Any 3 Pokemon: Geodude encounter (can be shiny), Alolan Geodude encounter (can be shiny)
  • Catch 5 Pokemon with a Weather Boost: Poliwag encounter (can be shiny), Vulpix encounter (can be shiny), Hippopotas encounter (can be shiny), Snover encounter (can be shiny), Wooper encounter (can be shiny)
  • Catch any 7 Pokemon: Magikarp encounter (can be shiny)
  • Catch any Dragon-type Pokemon: Dratini encounter (can be shiny), Bagon encounter (can be shiny)
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts: Skorupi encounter (can be shiny)
  • Earn 2 candies walking with your buddy: Bunnelby encounter (can be shiny)
  • Earn 3 candies walking with your buddy: Ralts encounter (can be shiny), Stunfisk encounter
  • Earn 5 hearts with your buddy: Clefairy encounter (can be shiny)
  • Hatch 2 Eggs: Beldum encounter (can be shiny)
  • Hatch an Egg: Mantine encounter, Swinub encounter (can be shiny)
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row: Gible encounter (can be shiny)
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a row: Onix encounter (can be shiny)
  • Make 3 Great Throws: Lileep encounter (can be shiny), Anorith encounter (can be shiny), Snubbull encounter (can be shiny)
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row: Spinda variation 7 encounter (can be shiny)
  • Make 5 Nice Throws: Dunsparce encounter (can be shiny)
  • Power Up any Pokemon 3 times: Bulbasaur encounter (can be shiny), Charmander encounter (can be shiny), Squirtle encounter (can be shiny)
  • Power Up any Pokemon 5 times: 10 Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise/Beedrill/Pidgeot Mega Energy
  • Power Up any Pokemon 5 times: Chikorita encounter (can be shiny), Cyndaquil encounter (can be shiny), Totodile encounter (can be shiny)
  • Power Up any Pokemon 7 times: Treecko encounter (can be shiny), Torchic encounter (can be shiny), Mudkip encounter (can be shiny)
  • Send 3 Gifts to friends: Roselia encounter (can be shiny)
  • Spin 3 PokeStop or Gym signs: Sudowoodo encounter (can be shiny)
  • Spin 5 PokeStop or Gym signs: Ralts encounter (can be shiny), Rhyhorn encounter (can be shiny)
  • Take 2 snapshots of wild Rock-type Pokemon: Roggenrola encounter (can be shiny)
  • Take a snapshot of any wild Pokemon: Murkrow encounter (can be shiny), Hoppip encounter, Yanma encounter (can be shiny)
  • Trade a Pokemon: Feebas encounter (can be shiny)
  • Use 10 Super Effective Charged Attacks: 20 Charizard Mega Energy
  • Use 3 Razz Berries while catching Pokemon: Psyduck encounter (can be shiny)
  • Win 2 raids: Snorlax encounter (can be shiny)
  • Win 5 raids: Aerodactyl encounter (can be shiny)
  • Win a Level 3 or higher raid: Kabuto encounter (can be shiny), Omanyte encounter (can be shiny)
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