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Listed below are the previous Research Breakthrough rewards:

Current month

From August 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until September 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC.

Scraggy
#559
Icon Dark   Icon Fighting
549588 CP

List of Pokémon encounters

Bellow there is full list of Pokémon encounters from Research Breakthrough from 2018 to 2020.

2018

April 2018

From April 5th until May 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC [1]

Moltres
#146
Icon Fire   Icon Flying
14221485 CP


May 2018

From May 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until June 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC [2][3]

Zapdos
#145
Icon Electric   Icon Flying
14481511 CP


June 2018

From June 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until July 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC [4][5]

Articuno
#144
Icon Ice   Icon Flying
12491308 CP


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.

From July 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until August 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC [6]

Snorlax
#143
Icon Normal
With Body Slam
13201382 CP


August 2018

From August 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until September 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC

Raikou
#243
Icon Electric
14171479 CP


September 2018

From September 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until October 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC

Entei
#244
Icon Fire
14251488 CP


October 2018

From October 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until November 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC

Suicune
#245
Icon Water
12201278 CP


November 2018

From November 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until December 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC

Shedinja
#292
Icon Bug   Icon Ghost
131168 CP


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.

From December 1st, 2018, 8:00 PM UTC until January 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC

Articuno
Shiny Pokémon
#144
Icon Ice   Icon Flying
12491308 CP
Zapdos
Shiny Pokémon
#145
Icon Electric   Icon Flying
14481511 CP
Moltres
Shiny Pokémon
#146
Icon Fire   Icon Flying
14221485 CP

Raikou
#243
Icon Electric
14171479 CP
Entei
#244
Icon Fire
14251488 CP
Suicune
#245
Icon Water
12201278 CP

2019

January – February 2019

From January 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until March 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[7]

Articuno
Shiny Pokémon
#144
Icon Ice   Icon Flying
12491308 CP
Zapdos
Shiny Pokémon
#145
Icon Electric   Icon Flying
14481511 CP
Moltres
Shiny Pokémon
#146
Icon Fire   Icon Flying
14221485 CP

Raikou
#243
Icon Electric
14171479 CP
Entei
#244
Icon Fire
14251488 CP
Suicune
#245
Icon Water
12201278 CP

Lugia
Shiny Pokémon
#249
Icon Psychic   Icon Flying
15211587 CP
Ho-Oh
Shiny Pokémon
#250
Icon Fire   Icon Flying
15891655 CP


March – April 2019

From March 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until May 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[8]

Raikou
#243
Icon Electric
14171479 CP
Entei
#244
Icon Fire
14251488 CP
Suicune
#245
Icon Water
12201278 CP

Lugia
Shiny Pokémon
#249
Icon Psychic   Icon Flying
15211587 CP
Ho-Oh
Shiny Pokémon
#250
Icon Fire   Icon Flying
15891655 CP

Regirock
#377
Icon Rock
12771338 CP
Regice
#378
Icon Ice
12771338 CP
Registeel
#379
Icon Steel
9941048 CP


May – June 2019

From May 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until July 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[9]

Lugia
Shiny Pokémon
#249
Icon Psychic   Icon Flying
15211587 CP
Ho-Oh
Shiny Pokémon
#250
Icon Fire   Icon Flying
15891655 CP

Latias
Shiny Pokémon
#380
Icon Dragon   Icon Psychic
14411504 CP
Latios
Shiny Pokémon
#381
Icon Dragon   Icon Psychic
15681634 CP


July – August 2019

From July 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until September 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[10]

Latias
Shiny Pokémon
#380
Icon Dragon   Icon Psychic
14411504 CP
Latios
Shiny Pokémon
#381
Icon Dragon   Icon Psychic
15681634 CP

Kyogre
Shiny Pokémon
#382
Icon Water
16951764 CP
Groudon
Shiny Pokémon
#383
Icon Ground
16951764 CP


September – October 2019

From September 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until November 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC[11]

Eevee flower
Shiny Pokémon
#133
Flower crown
Icon Normal
424459 CP


November – December 2019

From November 1st, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC until January 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[12]

Articuno
Shiny Pokémon
#144
Icon Ice   Icon Flying
12491308 CP
Zapdos
Shiny Pokémon
#145
Icon Electric   Icon Flying
14481511 CP
Moltres
Shiny Pokémon
#146
Icon Fire   Icon Flying
14221485 CP

Kyogre
Shiny Pokémon
#382
Icon Water
16951764 CP
Groudon
Shiny Pokémon
#383
Icon Ground
16951764 CP

2020


January 2020

From January 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until February 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[13]

Lapras
Shiny Pokémon
#131
Icon Water   Icon Ice
With Ice Shard and Ice Beam
10761131 CP


February 2020

From February 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until March 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[14]

Woobat
#527
Icon Psychic   Icon Flying
Catching gave 13 Candies
401435 CP


March 2020

From March 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until April 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[15]

Ferroseed
#597
Icon Grass   Icon Steel
Catching gave 5000 Stardust
370403 CP


April 2020

From April 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until May 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[16]

Exeggutor alolan
Shiny Pokémon
#103
Alolan
Icon Grass   Icon Dragon
Catching gave 5000 Stardust
12331292 CP


May 2020

From May 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until June 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[17]

Shinx
Shiny Pokémon
#403
Icon Electric
Catching gave 13 Candies
343375 CP


June 2020

From June 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until July 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[18]

Trapinch
Shiny Pokémon
#328
Icon Ground
Catching gave 10 Candies
507546 CP


July 2020

From July 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until August 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[19]

Larvitar
Shiny Pokémon
#246
Icon Rock   Icon Ground
411445 CP


August 2020

From August 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC until September 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM UTC[20]

Scraggy
#550
Icon Dark   Icon Fighting
549588 CP

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. Field Research Breakthrough. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  2. PokemonGoApp. Get ready for more Field Research tasks in May!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  3. Hey, Trainers! A new batch of Field Research is now available, and I need your help!
  4. PokemonGoApp. Get ready for more Field Research tasks and exciting rewards in June!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  5. PokemonGoApp. Hey, Trainers! A new batch of Field Research is now available, and I need your help!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  6. PokemonGoApp. A brand-new set of Field Research tasks is now available in Pokémon GO!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-11.
  7. PokemonGoApp. The year 2019 is around the corner, and it’s already looking to be legendary!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-12-29.
  8. _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.
  9. Research Breakthrough and Egg changes coming to Pokémon GO. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-04-27.
  10. Research Breakthrough, new Spinda form, and EX Raid updates!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-06-22.
  11. Flower-crowned Eevee are coming to Research Breakthroughs!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-09-01.
  12. A Research Breakthrough reward rotation is coming!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-11-02.
  13. Ringing in the new year with January events!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-12-30.
  14. February events to make your heart flutter!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-02-01.
  15. Stardust bonuses, Shadow Entei, Thundurus in raids, and more in March!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-02-29.
  16. Shadow Entei still needs help, and Alolan Exeggutor appears in Research Breakthrough encounters. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-03-31.
  17. May’s Research Breakthrough encounter and Pokémon Spotlight Hours. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-05-02.
  18. Zekrom’s Pokémon GO debut and more in June!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-05-30.
  19. Kyurem arrives in five-star raids and more in July!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-07-02.
  20. August Research Breakthrough, Pokémon Spotlight Hours, and more. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-07-31.
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