Pokemon Go somehow keeps going from strength to strength even despite the game coming under its greatest challenge since it first launched.
In July, developers Niantic have plenty planned to keep their players happy. Go Fest might be taking on a slightly different role this month, but it's still going to be quite an event.
But before we get to any of those events coming later this month, we of course have a new month of Field Research, Breakthrough rewards and much more.
This is the backbone of the game, and whilst there might be regular events and spotlight hours, these changes are the bread and butter at the games core.
If you're new to the game, or joining the game again after a few months away, then let us quickly explain how the Field Research Quests work and why they're so important.
In Pokemon Go players spin PokeStops and collect field research quests from Professor Willow. These are completely random and the quest for each PokeStop changes every 24 hours.
Should players take the time to complete field research they'll earn rewards in return. This could be anything from Pokeballs to random Pokemon encounters. It all depends on the research task you complete.
Naturally, Pokemon encounters are most popular, especially when the Pokemon is especially rare. Your odds of catching a shiny are increased too.
Complete seven Field Research Quests and you then unlock a field research breakthrough, which means you'll have the chance to capture an extra special Pokemon.
With the start of June 2020, some features are set to change once again, so keep reading for everything you need to know about the Pokemon Go July 2020 field research quests and rewards!
When do Pokemon Go July 2020 Field Research Quests start?
At the time of writing, the Pokemon Go field research quests and rewards for June 2020 are still active and can be seen just below.
We realise that's confusing because right now, it is technically July 1 in the UK.
But that's because the existing Field Research Quests change later tonight, at 1:00 p.m. PDT, which is 9pm BST this evening.
We'll be sure to update the page later today with the new quests once they go live.
Pokemon Go June 2020 Field Research Tasks and Rewards
Catch 10 Pokémon - Magikarp - CP 99 - 117 - shiny
Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon - Dratini - CP 397 - 430 shiny
Catch 3 Ground-type Pokémon - Hippopotas - CP 542 - 582 - shiny
Catch 3 Fire-, Grass-, or Ground-type Pokémon - Cubone - CP 402 - 436 - shiny
Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost -
- Vulpix - CP 347 - 378 -
- Poliwag - CP 324 - 355 - shiny
Make 5 Nice Throws - Voltorb - CP 399 - 432 - shiny
Make 3 Great Throws -
- Gastly - CP 487 - 527 - shiny
- Lileep - CP 515 - 553 - shiny
- Anorith - CP 613 - 655 - shiny
Make 3 Great Throws in a row - Onix - CP 435 - 472 - shiny
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row - Spinda - CP 486 - 523 - shiny
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row - Larvitar - CP 411 - 445 - shiny
Use 5 Berries to help Catch Pokémon - Drilbur - CP 549 - 589
Win in the GO Battle League - Rhyhorn - CP 664 - 707 - shiny
Win a level 3 or higher raid -
- Omanyte - CP 620 - 662 - shiny
- Kabuto - CP 548 - 587 - shiny
Win a raid - Marshtomp - CP 716 - 761
Win 5 Raids - Aerodactyl - CP 1136 - 1193 - shiny
Hatch an Egg - Palpitoad - CP 556 - 596
Evolve a Pokémon -
- Sandslash - CP 966 - 1017
- Eevee - CP 424 - 459 - shiny
Power up a Pokémon 5 times -
- Bulbasaur - CP 442 - 477 - shiny
- Charmander - CP 387 - 420 - shiny
- Squirtle - CP 372 - 405 - shiny
Earn 3 candy walking with your buddy - Stunfisk - CP 876 - 926
Give your buddy 3 treats - Wooper - CP 247 - 275
Take a Snapshot of a Ground-type Pokémon - Diglett - CP 262 - 289 - shiny
Send 3 Gifts to friends - Barboach - CP 320 - 351 - shiny
Transfer 3 Pokémon - Numel - CP 418 - 453
Trade a Pokémon - Swinub - CP 288 - 317 - shiny
What is the Pokemon Go July 2020 Research Breakthrough Reward?
As per usual, Niantic has announced the latest big change to the Research Breakthrough rewards coming into force for July 2020.
Previously trainers had the chance to encounter Trapinch as a possible research breakthrough reward in June 2020.
Trapinch is still available right up until later tonight when the field research breakthrough change over.
However, if you hold onto your Research Breakthrough Reward until later tonight you'll be able to encounter the Rock Skin Pokémon, Larvitar, instead.
This information was confirmed on the most recent Pokemon Go blog:
"From Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), Larvitar, the Rock Skin Pokémon, will be available as a Research Breakthrough encounter. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Larvitar!"
When are the Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours in June 2020?
In the next few weeks, Pokemon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. local time and will continue to spotlight both a Pokemon and a special bonus! For each Pokemon Spotlight Hour, you can expect a different Pokémon and bonus.
Here are the key dates for your diary in June:
- Tuesday, July 7, 2020: Taillow will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
- Tuesday, July 14, 2020: Zubat will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.
- Tuesday, July 21, 2020: Oddish will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.
- Tuesday, July 28, 2020: Buizel will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
What is the Pokemon GO July 2020 Team GO Rocket Special Research?
New to the game in 2019 was Team GO Rocket PVP and Special Research. However, just like in May and June, there is no Team Go Rocket Special Research.
Here's what Niantic have told fans:
"It seems that Team GO Rocket has been quiet lately, so from May until the end of September, there’ll be no new Team GO Rocket Special Research available. Professor Willow and the team find this very odd and will continue to investigate to see if they can find any leads. We hope this means this is the last we’ll see of Team GO Rocket, but knowing the capabilities of these villains, we highly doubt that’s the case! Stay tuned for any updates. We really don’t expect Team GO Rocket to be quiet all summer...
Don’t forget - GO Fest weekly challenges start July 3
Celebrate Pokémon GO’s fourth anniversary by completing weekly challenges to unlock more species of Pokémon that’ll appear during Pokémon GO Fest 2020! Learn more here.