#PokemonGo January update: What are the January Research Quests and rewards?

Pokemon Go January Research Quests have arrived and offers trainers a rare chance at encountering a Shiny. This is the first time Lugia and Ho-Oh Pokemon are available as rewards outside of a Raid Battle and they could become Shiny when you encounter them, making it important to complete as many Research Quests as possible. There are plenty of rewards to get excited about on offer but because it is early days, no visual guide is yet available.

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Pokemon Go January Research Quests and rewards:

New year = new research tasks + new Research Breakthroughs!


The Pokemon Go January Research Quests see fan favourites returning including Machop and the Kanto Starters.

The Kanto fossil Pokemon Kabuto and Omanyte will feature in January’s Research Quests.

And Sandshrew will also star in one of the research tasks, and has the chance to be Shiny.

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Pokemon Go January update January Research QuestsPokemon Go: 2019's January Research Quests offer a rare chance at encountering a Shiny (Image: Niantic)

Pokemon Go January Research Quests rewardPokemon Go: Trainers have the opportunity to encounter Lugia and Ho-Oh (Image: Niantic)

Now all of the January 2019 Field Research breakthrough rewards have been revealed, it can be confirmed players have a total of eight Pokemon from the boxes.

Pokemon GO players will have the chance of getting Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos from Gen 1, as well as Entei, Raikou, and Suicune from Gen 2 on top of Ho-Oh and Lugia.

The legendary birds and dogs were the December 2018 Field Research breakthrough rewards.

And the theory that they would carry over into 2019 seems to have been proven

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