The new Research Tasks for May 2020 are live in Pokemon GO’s.
This month, you can get a Shinx and extra Shinx Candies every time you earn a Research Breakthrough, according to Niantic. To earn a Research Breakthrough, all you have to do is complete seven different Research Tasks on seven different days. Be sure to use a Pinap Berry before catching Shinx for even more Candies.
Resources like Leek Duck have already begun to chronicle the Research Tasks for May. Here are the Pokemon GO Research Tasks for May 2020 and their rewards:
*Chance of shiny encounter
Evolve & Power Up
Evolve a Pokemon – Eevee* or Lanturn 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 another Trainer – Alolan Geodude* Win in the GO Battle League – Blitzle Win a level three or higher Raid – Omanyte*, Kabuto* Win a Raid – Jolteon* Win five Raids – Aerodactyl*
Catch three electric-type Pokemon – Electabuzz Catch three water-, electric-, or bug-type Pokemon – Raichu* Catch 10 Pokemon – Magikarp* Catch five Pokemon with Weather Boost – Poliwag*, Vulpix Catch a dragon-type Pokemon – Dratini*
Hatch an Egg – Electrike*
Earn three Candy walking with your Buddy – Stunfisk Give your buddy three treats – Mareep*
Take one snapshot of a electric-type Pokemon – Voltorb Trade a Pokemon – Joltik Transfer three Pokemon – Magnemite Send three Gifts to friends – Jolteon*
Catch eight Pokemon – 1,000 Stardust or One Rare Candy Send three Gifts to Friends – 1,000 Stardust or One Rare Candy
Niantic announced that there will be no new Team GO Rocket Special Research from May until the end of September.
They also revealed all of the bonuses for all the Pokemon Spotlight Hours for May:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Shellder will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Sunkern will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Poochyena will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Bronzor will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
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