Since the event focuses on unique ways to evolve Pokemon, most of the Research Tasks award items that are used to evolve certain species of Pokemon. Most of the rewarded evolution items correspond to the Pokemon you’re required to catch. For instance, for catching 5 Onix, you get a Metal Coat in order to evolve one of your Onix into Steelix.
Here’s the full list of Pokemon GO Evolution Event Research Tasks:
Catch 10 Horsea – Dragon Scale
Catch 5 Onix – Metal Coat
Catch 5 Porygon – Up-grade
Catch 10 Poliwag or Slowpoke – King’s Rock
Catch 10 Sunkern – Sun Stone
Evolve 5 Pokemon – 1,000 Stardust
Evolve 10 Pokemon – Burmy (either the plant, sand, or trash variant)
Evolve a Feebas – 3 Rare Candies
Use an item to evolve a Pokemon – Clamperl
Evolve an Onix – Scyther
Hatch 7 Eggs – Sinnoh Stone
Win 5 Raids – Magnetic Lure, Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure
Win 3 times against the Team GO Rocket Leaders – Unova Stone
The event lasts from now until December 12 at 1:00 p.m. PST, according to Niantic. In addition to offering these exclusive Research Tasks, the event also boosts the wild encounter rate for Pokemon that have special evolution requirements like Onix, Eevee, Roselia and Burmy. It also increased the chance of finding 2 KM Eggs that hatch into Pokemon such as Tyrogue, Feebas, Burmy and Happiny. You can find the full list of Pokemon receiving increased spawns during the event here. The Shiny variant of Burmy and its evolutions, Wormadam and Mothim, was also released and you can find pictures of them here along with a guide on how to increase your chances of encountering them.
In addition to all that, all Lure Modules, including the Glacial, Magnetic and Mossy Lure Modules used to evolve certain Pokemon, will last for one hour as opposed to a half hour for the duration of the event. You’ll also get twice the XP when evolving Pokemon and find evolution items by completing Raid Battles.
But that’s not all! Niantic is also planning an Evolution Event Raid Day on December 7, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in your local time zone. You’ll fight Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle in one-star Raids; Ivysaur, Charmeleon and Wartortle in two-star Raids; and Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise in four-star Raids. Players can receive up to five Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms during the time period of Raid Day. The Raid Passes will not stay with you after the event is over and you cannot hold more than one Raid Pass at once.
Don’t forget about the Community Day event for December, which will let you encounter Pokemon featured during Community Day events all throughout 2019 and 2018 more frequently in the wild, in Raid Battles and from Eggs. Evolving these Pokemon during the two-day event will give that Pokemon their Community Day exclusive move. Check out Niantic’s blog post for a full rundown of the event and all the Pokemon featured.
- Pokemon GO Research Tasks: December 2019
- Pokemon GO Raid Bosses: December 2019
- Pokemon GO A Challenging Development: Step-by-Step Guide