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Listed below are the previous Research Breakthrough rewards:

Encounters

Current: April 2020

Exeggutor alolan
#103 Alolan Exeggutor Shiny Pokémon
(12331292 CP)
Catching Alolan Exeggutor gives 5000 Stardust
Availability: From April 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until May 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[1]

April 2018

Moltres
#146 Moltres
(14221485 CP)
Availability: From April 5th until May 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC [2]

May 2018

Zapdos
#145 Zapdos
(14481511 CP)
Availability: From May 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until June 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC [3][4]

June 2018

Articuno
#144 Articuno
(12491308 CP)
Availability: From June 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until July 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC [5][6]

July 2018

In July, 2018 for the first time there was non-legendary Pokémon encounter available from Research Breakthrough, also for the first time it was Pokémon with exclusive move.

Snorlax
#143 Snorlax
(13201382 CP)
Exclusively with Body Slam
Availability: From July 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until August 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC [7]

August 2018

Raikou
#243 Raikou
(14171479 CP)
Availability: From August 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until September 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC

September 2018

Entei
#244 Entei
(14251488 CP)
Availability: From September 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until October 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC

October 2018

Suicune
#245 Suicune
(12201278 CP)
Availability: From October 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until November 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC

November 2018

Shedinja
#292 Shedinja
(131168 CP)
Availability: From November 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until December 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC

December 2018

In December, 2018, there was pool of various Pokémon added as Research Breakthrough that rewarded with one random encounter instead of guaranteed Pokémon featured for specific month.

Articuno
#144 Articuno Shiny Pokémon
(12491308 CP)
Zapdos
#145 Zapdos Shiny Pokémon
(14481511 CP)
Moltres
#146 Moltres Shiny Pokémon
(14221485 CP)

Raikou
#243 Raikou
(14171479 CP)
Entei
#244 Entei
(14251488 CP)
Suicune
#245 Suicune
(12201278 CP)
Availability: From December 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until January 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC

January – February 2019

Articuno
#144 Articuno Shiny Pokémon
(12491308 CP)
Zapdos
#145 Zapdos Shiny Pokémon
(14481511 CP)
Moltres
#146 Moltres Shiny Pokémon
(14221485 CP)

Raikou
#243 Raikou
(14171479 CP)
Entei
#244 Entei
(14251488 CP)
Suicune
#245 Suicune
(12201278 CP)

Lugia
#249 Lugia Shiny Pokémon
(15211587 CP)
Ho-Oh
#250 Ho-Oh Shiny Pokémon
(15891655 CP)
Availability: From January 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until March 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[8]

March – April 2019

Raikou
#243 Raikou
(14171479 CP)
Entei
#244 Entei
(14251488 CP)
Suicune
#245 Suicune
(12201278 CP)

Lugia
#249 Lugia Shiny Pokémon
(15211587 CP)
Ho-Oh
#250 Ho-Oh Shiny Pokémon
(15891655 CP)

Regirock
#377 Regirock
(12771338 CP)
Regice
#378 Regice
(12771338 CP)
Registeel
#379 Registeel
(9941048 CP)
Availability: From March 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until May 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[9]

May – June 2019

Lugia
#249 Lugia Shiny Pokémon
(15211587 CP)
Ho-Oh
#250 Ho-Oh Shiny Pokémon
(15891655 CP)

Latias
#380 Latias Shiny Pokémon
(14411504 CP)
Latios
#381 Latios Shiny Pokémon
(15681634 CP)
Availability: From May 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until July 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[10]

July – August 2019

Latias
#380 Latias Shiny Pokémon
(14411504 CP)
Latios
#381 Latios Shiny Pokémon
(15681634 CP)

Kyogre
#382 Kyogre Shiny Pokémon
(16951764 CP)
Groudon
#383 Groudon Shiny Pokémon
(16951764 CP)
Availability: From July 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until September 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[11]

September – October 2019

Eevee flower
#133 Flower crown Eevee Shiny Pokémon
(424459 CP)
Availability: From September 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until November 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[12]

November – December 2019

Articuno
#144 Articuno Shiny Pokémon
(12491308 CP)
Zapdos
#145 Zapdos Shiny Pokémon
(14481511 CP)
Moltres
#146 Moltres Shiny Pokémon
(14221485 CP)

Kyogre
#382 Kyogre Shiny Pokémon
(16951764 CP)
Groudon
#383 Groudon Shiny Pokémon
(16951764 CP)
Availability: From November 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until January 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[13]

January 2020

Lapras
#131 Lapras Shiny Pokémon
(10761131 CP)
Exclusively with Ice Shard and Ice Beam
Availability: From January 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until February 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[14]

February 2020

Woobat
#527 Woobat
(401435 CP)
Catching Woobat gave 13 Candies
Availability: From February 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until March 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[15]

March 2020

Ferroseed
#597 Ferroseed
(370403 CP)
Catching Ferroseed gave 5000 Stardust
Availability: From March 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until April 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[16]

Trivia

  • As with Pokémon encountered as a reward for completing a Field Research task, Pokémon encountered for completing a Research Breakthrough will be level 15.
  • The Pokémon encountered in Research Breakthrough is not set when you start the week. If you hold off obtaining the last stamp and Breakthrough, it is possible to wait till the encounter Pokémon changes to immediately obtain the new Pokémon available.

References

  1. Shadow Entei still needs help, and Alolan Exeggutor appears in Research Breakthrough encounters. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-03-31.
  2. Field Research Breakthrough. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  3. PokemonGoApp. Get ready for more Field Research tasks in May!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  4. Hey, Trainers! A new batch of Field Research is now available, and I need your help!
  5. PokemonGoApp. Get ready for more Field Research tasks and exciting rewards in June!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  6. PokemonGoApp. Hey, Trainers! A new batch of Field Research is now available, and I need your help!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  7. PokemonGoApp. A brand-new set of Field Research tasks is now available in Pokémon GO!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  8. PokemonGoApp. The year 2019 is around the corner, and it’s already looking to be legendary!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-12-29.
  9. _ZoeTwoDots. (2019, February 28). Just confirmed by Niantic: March and April Research Breakthroughs will be: Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-oh, Regice, Registeel, Regirock!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-03-01.
  10. Research Breakthrough and Egg changes coming to Pokémon GO. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-04-27.
  11. Research Breakthrough, new Spinda form, and EX Raid updates!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-06-22.
  12. Flower-crowned Eevee are coming to Research Breakthroughs!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-09-01.
  13. A Research Breakthrough reward rotation is coming!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-11-02.
  14. Ringing in the new year with January events!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-12-30.
  15. February events to make your heart flutter!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-02-01.
  16. Stardust bonuses, Shadow Entei, Thundurus in raids, and more in March!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-02-29.
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