Pokemon GO Field Research December 2018

Pokemon GO Field Research Tasks, Encounters, and Rewards For December 2018

It’s already December, and in Pokemon GO, it only means that a new set of Field Research Tasks are available in the game.

For players who can complete all the research tasks, they will be rewarded to encounter one of the Legendary Pokemon that have been released in the past. Also, as they progress to the game, lots of in-game bonuses will be given.

Pokemon GO December Community Day Event
Pokemon GO December Community Day Event

December Field Research Tasks and Rewards

As of writing, these are the confirmed field research tasks that you can complete. This list is subject to change anytime as soon as we get a new task for December’s Field Research Tasks.


  • Make a Great Curveball Throw – Spinda #6
  • Make 3 Curveball Throws in a Row – Golduck
  • Make 3 Great Throws – Gastly
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a Row – Onix
  • Make 5 Nice Throw – Voltorb
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row – Larvitar


  • Catch 3 Grass-, Water, or Fire-type Pokemon – Numel
  • Catch 10 Pokemon – Magikarp
  • Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather Boost – Poliwag or Vuplix
  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon – Dratini

Gym and Raid Battles

  • Battle in a Gym – Mankey
  • Battle in a Gym 5 times – Machop
  • Win a Gym Battle – Bulbasaur
  • Win 3 Gym Battles – Jynx
  • Win a Raid – Porygon
  • Use a Supereffective Charged Attack in 7 Gym Battles – Electabuzz

Evolution and Power-up

  • Power Up Pokemon 5 Times – Charmander, Bulbasaur, or Squirtle
  • Power Up Pokemon 10 Times – 3 Silver Pinap berries
  • Evolve a Pokemon – Eevee

Special Item

  • Power up Pokémon 10 times – 3 Silver Pinap berries


  • Transfer 10 Pokemon – Misdreavus
  • Trade a Pokemon – Feebas
  • Hatch an Egg – Lanturn or Exeggcute
  • Hatch 3 Eggs – Magmar
  • Hatch 5 Eggs – Chansey
  • Send 5 Gifts to Friends – Golbat

Completing all the challenges will be rewarded to encounter one of the following Legendary Pokemon: Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, Suicune, Raikou, or Entei

And that’s all the tasks and encounters in Pokemon GO for the month of December. It’s worth noting that you’ll find some of the listed encounters already have the Gen 4 evolution such as Mismagius and Porygon-Z. If you’re looking for the list of pokemon that already received the Generation 4 evolution, make sure to check this link.

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An ambitious Electronics engineer in the making. You can usually find her at the library or at the bedroom playing her favorite game Pokemon Sun and Moon. She's currently based in Japan for her internship.