All “The Seasons Change” Special Research tasks and rewards in Pokémon Go

The leaves are falling, but encounters are rising.

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The seasons are changing and so is Pokémon Go. The Autumn Event is bringing new Special Research, spawn increases, and event bonuses to the popular mobile game. 

As part of the event, players can complete “The Seasons Change” research to earn encounters with some of the event’s featured Pokémon, helpful items, and more until Oct. 13. 

The Special Research is being split into two parts, with the first three tasks going live alongside the event on Oct. 9. Part two should be releasing soon, so keep your eyes out for any news from Niantic so you can capitalize on the second set of rewards. 

If you plan on going out to celebrate the changing of seasons by catching some Pokémon, here are all of The Seasons Change Autumn Event Special Research tasks and rewards, which will only be available until Oct. 13. 

The Seasons Change part one

Step one

  • Catch 10 Pokémon—10 Poké Balls
  • Make five Nice Throws—Zigzagoon Encounter
  • Transfer five Pokémon—Shroomish Encounter

Total Rewards: Vulpix Encounter, 500 Stardust, 500 XP

Step two

  • Use three Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon—Five Razz Berries
  • Use three Nanab Berries to help catch Pokémon—Five Nanab Berries
  • Use three Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon—Five Pinap Berries

Total Rewards: Three Revives, 500 Stardust, 500 XP

Step three

  • Give your Buddy two treats—750 Stardust
  • Earn one heat with your Buddy—750 Stardust
  • Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy—750 Stardust

Total Rewards: One Silver Pinap Berry, 750 Stardust, 750 XP


This article will be updated as more Special Research tasks and rewards become available.