Limited Research is a reccuring event that is hosted 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 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. UTC (GMT +0) in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) in The Americas and Greenland, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. JST (GMT +9) in Asia-Pacific.[1]
  • Clamperl was available on February 23rd, 2019 with the same event hours as Feebas.[2]
    • 2× Catch Stardust for Water-type Pokémon.
    • Water-type Pokémon appeared more frequently.
  • Lotad was available on March 30th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m on local time zone.[3]
    • Pokémon that appear due to weather conditions like Castform appeared more frequently.
  • Minccino was available on February 2nd, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m on local time zone.[4]
  • Snubbull was available on May 9th, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.



  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.
  4. Year of the Rat: Celebrate Lunar New Year with red Pokémon and Minccino Limited Research. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-01-23.
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