November 2019 is here, which means Pokemon GO players are eagerly racing around their towns trying to confirm any rumored changes to the available Field Research tasks and rewards. At this point, it looks like there are some new tasks to discover this time around while out earning your Research Breakthrough for a handful of Legendaries. As if the new Breakthrough rewards weren't enough to be excited about, a new batch of encounter rewards full of shiny opportunities are sure to bring many players out this month.


In recent months, Niantic seems to have moved away from fully rotating in new Pokemon GO quests and encounter rewards on the first of every month. This is a little disappointing for players who liked a frequent change of pace, but it does make it a little easier to remember which quests are the most rewarding. This month is changing things up and it seems like we'll have a fresh rotation of Tasks, which will probably stick around until at least early January.




Keep in mind that as different events rotate in and out of the game additional limited-time quests are sure to be added to the available pool (including some of the best Unova region Pokemon). If there are any more significant changes to the available Research Tasks and Encounter Rewards, we'll be sure to update the following list.




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All November 2019 Research Tasks and Rewards


Catch 10 Pokemon Magikarp


Catch 15 Pokemon Sandshrew


Catch a dragon-type Dratini


Catch 3 different species of dark-type Poochyena


Catch 3 different species of psychic-type Drowzee


Catch 4 grass or ice-type Seel


Catch 5 fairy-type Marill


Catch 5 normal-type Zigzagoon


Catch 3 electric, water or fire-type Doduo


Catch 5 Pokemon with weather boost Vulpix or Poliwag


Use 5 berries Snorunt


Use 5 razz berries Swinub


Use 10 nanab berries Scyther


Make 5 nice throws Voltorb


Make 3 great throws Gastly, Buneary, Lileep or Anorith


Make 3 great throws Onix


Make 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda


Make 3 excellent throws in a row Larvitar


Battle in a gym Mankey or Makuhita


Battle in a gym 5 times Machop


Win a gym battle Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle


Win 3 gym battles Jynx


Battle a team leader 2 times Natu


Use a super effective charged attack in 7 gym battles Electabuzz


Battle in a raid Spoink


Take 5 snapshots of Eevee Gulpin


Win a level 3 or higher raid Omanyte or Kabuto


Battle another trainer Electrike


Win 5 raids Aerodactyl


Hatch an egg Exeggcute or Hoppip


Hatch 3 eggs Magmar


Hatch 5 eggs Chansey


Power up Pokemon 5 times Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle


Evolve a Pokemon Cubone or Eevee


Earn 3 candy walking with your buddy Ponyta


Send 10 gifts to friends Sneasel


Trade a Pokemon Bronzor


Transfer 3 Pokemon Sableye


Due to the recent Legendary Raid Boss rotation, many players are likely building up their roster by taking down those Gyms frequently, there are still some valuable Pokemon here worth questing for. The inclusion of so many shiny chances makes a lot of the quests worth the time, even if the Pokemon rewards themselves aren’t very relevant to the metagame.


Fans are likely very excited by this new list, just because it's something a bit different, even if it doesn't impact the Pokemon GO metagame in a major way. This will keep players busy through the fall and hopefully a new batch of tasks will arrive once the winter events kick off later this year. Switching to a seasonal sort of rotation for the long list of tasks would be a bit of an adjustment from the original monthly rotations, but it likely saves a lot of time for the developers and removes some margin for error, thanks to less code changing on a month to month basis.


There are also rumors floating around that in addition to the new Research Tasks and Rewards, there are a few new shiny creatures making appearances, as well. This rumor hasn't been confirmed yet, so be sure to check back to find out more as we investigate the claims. Collecting shiny Pokemon doesn’t give the trainer any kind of advantage in battle, but it is still a fun additional challenge to add into the game. Shiny Pokemon are perfect for leaving in Gyms to show off to the rest of the community.


Be sure to check back for more Pokemon GO news, updates, and strategy guides in the coming days. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!


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Pokemon GO is currently available in select regions on Android and iOS devices.


Source: Dexerto