Limited Research is a monthly event that is hosted for either three-hours or all-day on a weekend, and features exclusive Research tasks that may reward a Trainer with a shiny Pokémon.

See List of Limited Research tasks and rewards for a complete archive of research tasks available in these events.

List of Limited Research weekends

  • Feebas was available on January 19th, 2019 for three-hours.[1]
  • Clamperl was available on February 23rd, 2019 for three-hours.[2]
    • 2× Catch Stardust for Water-type Pokémon.
    • Water-type Pokémon appeared more frequently.
  • Lotad was available on March 30th, 2019 all-day.[3]
    • Pokémon that appear due to weather conditions like Castform appeared more frequently.

Event hours


  • Local timezone:
    • 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Three-hour window

  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India:
    • 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. UTC (GMT +0)
  • The Americas and Greenland:
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)
  • Asia-Pacific:
    • 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. JST (GMT +9)



  1. Discover more with Limited Research, featuring Feebas!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-01-19.
  2. Discover more with Limited Research, featuring Clamperl!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-02-20.
  3. Weather-focused Limited Research, featuring Lotad!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-03-22.
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