This marks the Pokemon GO debut of the Unova-region Pokemon, according to Niantic. With enough Candies, you can evolve Woobat into Swoobat. According to one user on The Silph Road Subreddit, you need to walk with Woobat as a Buddy Pokemon for 1 km before using 50 Candies to evolve it. You can also get up to 26 Woobat Candies after catching Woobat if you use a Pinap Berry prior to catching it, according to another user.
To get a Research Breakthrough, players have to complete seven different Field Research Tasks on seven different days.
Here are all the current Pokemon GO Research Tasks and their rewards for February 2020. The list will continue to be updated as more Research Tasks are discovered.
Update: The Silph Road has begun chronicling the new Field Research Tasks for February 2020, so we have updated our initial list.
*Chance of shiny encounter
Evolve & Power Up
Evolve a Pokemon – Eevee* Power up Pokemon five times – Bulbasaur*, Charmander* or Squirtle*
Make five nice throws – Voltorb Make three great throws – Gastly*, Lileep*, Anorith* Make three great throws in a row – Onix* Make five great curveball throws in a row – Spinda* Make three excellent throws in a row – Larvitar*
Battle in a Gym – Mankey* Battle in a Gym five times – Machop* Win a Gym Battle – Bulbasaur*, Charmander*, Squirtle* Win three Gym Battles – Jynx Use a super effective Charged Move in seven Gym Battles – Electabuzz Win five Raids – Aerodactyl* Win a level three or higher Raid – Omanyte*, Kabuto*
Catch three flying-, psychic-, or dark-type Pokemon – Roselia* Catch 10 Pokemon – Magikarp* Catch five Pokemon with Weather Boost – Poliwag*, Vulpix Catch a dragon-type Pokemon – Dratini*
Hatch an Egg – Exeggcute Hatch three Eggs – Magmar Hatch five Eggs – Chansey
Catch 8 Pokemon – 1,000 Stardust or One Rare Candy
Send 3 Gifts to Friends – 1,000 Stardust or One Rare Candy
Take a snapshot of your buddy – Zubat* Transfer five Pokemon – Clefairy Trade a Pokemon – Alolan Meowth
Community Day Voting (until February 1 at 11:59 p.m. local time)
Vote for Machop Community Day! Catch 20 Pokemon – 200 Stardust Vote for Rhyhorn Community Day! Catch 20 Pokemon – 200 Stardust Vote for Vulpix Community Day! Catch 20 Pokemon – 200 Stardust Vote for Dratini Community Day! Catch 20 Pokemon – 200 Stardust
In other Pokemon GO news, Minccino will be featured in a special Limited Research event on February 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time according to Niantic. During this time, players can earn a Minccino from special Research Tasks or from 5 km Eggs. Players will also have a tiny chance of getting a Shiny Minccino. Players will be more likely to encounter Pokemon that resemble rodents (namely Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Sandshrew, Nidoran (male), Nidoran (female), Sentret, Marill, Zigzagoon, Plusle, Minun, Bidoof and Patrat) during the event as well.
Tornadus, a Legendary Pokemon from the Unova region, will be available to fight and catch in Raid Battles from February 4 to 25, according to Niantic.
On February 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. local time, Niantic will test a new feature known as Pokemon Spotlight Hour where a surprise Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild. They will also test a feature known as Mystery Bonus Hour on February 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.
From February 7 to 10, Pokemon from the Sinnoh region will be more likely to appear in the wild. Sinnoh region Pokemon will also appear in Raid Battles, according to Niantic. During the event, 7 km Eggs will hatch into Budew, Combee, Bronzor, Gible, Riolu, Hippopotas and Mantyke. Players will be able to earn Sinnoh Stones and other rewards from special Field Research Tasks during the event. Shiny Riolu and Shiny Hippopotas will also be added to the game during that time.
Then players can look forward to a special Valentines Day event from February 15 to 17, where pink Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild, in Eggs and after completing Field Research tasks. The Unova region Pokemon Audino and Alomomola will make their Pokemon GO debut along with the shiny versions of Happiny and Chansey once the event goes live. In addition, Lure Modules will last six hours and you’ll earn double the Candy from catching Pokemon. And don’t forget about the Raid Day on February 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time featuring Lickitung with the move Body Slam.
The game will also host a special weekend event from February 21 to 24 where friendship levels increase faster, players earn double the Candy from trades, trades cost half the Stardust, and the number of Gifts you can open daily and the number of Gifts you can carry in your inventory will increase to 40 and 20 respectively.