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Pokémon GO Field Research Tasks and Rewards [August 2020]

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August is here, though, a new month might not be much exciting in real life, but in Pokémon GO every new month means a new Pokémon GO Field Research with newer tasks and some awesome rewards. Yes, we are talking about the Pokémon GO August 2020 Field Research Tasks and Rewards. Every new month, the Field Research Tasks are updated, providing a chance for all the trainers to complete the tasks and claim the Field Research Breakthrough Rewards. Also, if you have completed any previous Research Breakthrough Tasks, then you must be aware that you get a featured Pokémon on the seventh day of the field research after collecting seven stamps. In this article, we will discuss the Pokémon GO August Field Research Tasks along with the Research Breakthrough Rewards.

Pokémon GO August 2020 Field Research Tasks and Rewards

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Here we have listed all the August Field Research Tasks in Pokémon GO along with all the rewards that you will get upon completing each task. To make it easier for you, we have categorized each field research task into 8 different categories, including tasks related to Pokeball throws, catching Pokémon, egg hatching, buddy, friends, battle, raids, and other miscellaneous tasks such as transferring, evolving, etc.

Tasks related to Pokeball Throws
Make 5 Nice ThrowsVoltorb
Make 3 Great ThrowsLileep / Anorith / Gastly
Make 3 Great Throws in a rowOnix
Make 5 Great Curveball throws in a row#5 Spinda
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a rowLarvitar

Tasks related to Catching Pokémon
Catch 10 PokémonMagikarp
Catch 3 Pokémon with Weather BoostGeodude (Alolan) / Meditite
Catch 3 Rock Type PokémonGraveler
Catch 3 Fighting Type Pokémon
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Poliwag / Vulpix
Catch a Dragon Type PokémonDratini

Tasks related to Egg Hatching
Hatch an Egg (2 KM / 5KM / 7KM / 10KM)Aeroductyl / Poliwhirl

Tasks related to Buddy
Give 3 Treats to your BuddySudowoodo / Makuhita
Earn 3 Candies while walking with your BuddyStunfisk

Tasks related to Friends
Send 3 Gifts to FriendsDwebble / Buneary
Trade a PokémonOnix / Hitmonchan

Tasks related to Battle(s)
Win a match in the GO Battle LeagueAnorith
Defeat two Team GO Rocket Grunts

Tasks related to Raid(s)
Win a RaidLileep / Monferno
Win 5 RaidsAeroductyl
Win a 3 Star or Higher RaidOmanyte / Kabuto

Tasks related to Pokémon Transfer
Transfer 3 PokémonAron / Shroomish

Tasks related to Powering Up
Power Up Pokémon 5 TimesBulbasaur / Squirtle / Charmander

Tasks related to Evolving
Evolve a PokémonEevee / Rhydon / Combusken

Tasks related to Using Items
Use 5 Berries to Catch PokémonNosepass / Croagunk

Tasks related to taking Snapshot
Take a Snapshot of a Rock Type PokémonShuckle
Take a Snapshot of a Fighting Type Pokémon

All these Pokémon GO Rewards are pretty straightforward and require no extra effort. All you have to do is go to your nearest Pokestop to spin it and get your daily field research task. You can get any number of tasks per day, but only one of them would count on a single day. Below are the basics that you might want to know, in case you are a new Pokémon GO Trainer and have no or very little idea about the field research breakthrough tasks.

Pokémon GO August 2020 Research Breakthrough Pokémon


By completing the August Breakthrough and collecting all the seven stamps trainer will encounter Scraggy. Scraggy is a fighting and dark type Pokémon from the Unova region that evolves into Scrafty. The maximum CP of Scraggy is 1,372 at level 40. Being a dark and fighting type Pokémon, Scraggy is vulnerable to the fairy, flying, and Fighting-type moves. While it is resistant to Dark, Ghost, Psychic, and Rock-type attacks. You get candy by walking every 3 KM with Scraggy as your buddy. The fast and charged moves of Scraggy are listed below. Any other details about the Scraggy can be found here.

Quick MoveDamageEPSDPS
Feint Attack (Dark)101013.3
Rock Smash (Fighting)157.713.8

Charged MoveDamageEPSDPS
Brick Break (Fighting)40-20.630
Foul Play (Dark)70-2542
Acid Spray (Poison)20-16.76.7

What are Pokémon GO Field Research Tasks and Rewards

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If you are not aware of Pokémon GO monthly field research tasks and the rewards then you must continue reading further. Every month the Pokémon GO Field Research tasks are refreshed with a newer set of tasks, rewards, bonuses, and the featured Pokémon. You can access these tasks by tapping onto the binoculars icon present on the bottom right corner on the Pokémon GO main screen. There are three sections inside the binoculars icon, and the field research tasks can be seen in the middle “Field” section. All you need to do is complete the given tasks according to your convenience, or delete it to make room for a new one.

Pokémon GO Field Research Stamps

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By completing each task, you get a stamp that leads to a Research Breakthrough Reward, that can be collected after completing 7 tasks. Every time you spin a disk located at any Pokestop or Gym, you get a new task. If you are not sure if you could complete the task then you can delete it and spin another Pokestop to get a new task. Also, you can only collect one stamp per day, irrespective of the number of tasks you complete daily. So, it is wiser to only collect the stamps one day at a time, even if you have already completed the stacked up tasks.

That would make things easier for you to collect the Research Breakthrough Box and get the monthly featured Pokémon. One more thing that confuses many new trainers, is that you can collect and complete tasks all over again until the end of the month to catch the featured Pokémon again. The Pokémon that you encounter upon completing the Research Breakthrough Tasks has the flee rate of 0%, which means you will have to catch that Pokémon to be able to do the tasks all over again. Thus, you can use some Razz Berries, or Pinap Berries before throwing the Pokeball so that you do not end up wasting too many of your balls.


We discussed the Pokemon GO Field Research Tasks and Rewards of the ongoing month. We also learned about the field research tasks in detail, how you can get these tasks, and what does the research breakthrough box mean. Just remember the basic things, that is to take tasks by spinning Pokestops, do one task each day to collect a stamp daily, and after completing seven tasks, and collecting seven stamps, the research breakthrough rewards box will unlock.

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