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Pokemon GO October research tasks revealed: How to get SHINY Pokemon in Oct Field Research (Pic: NIANTIC)

Niantic has begun its October period of research tasks and rewards – and the results are fantastic.

As well as having the opportunity to catch the legendary Pokemon Suicune via breakthrough research for the first time, players can also achieve their goals in other tasks, too.

Some of the new tasks you can complete offer up the chance to nab Shiny Pokemon as a reward – and we know how much trainers love going after those.

We've collected all the tasks you need to be on the lookout for in the article below.

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Throw-based Challenges

(All Pokemon listed below could be Shiny)

  • Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws: Spinda #1

  • Make 3 Great Throws: Gastly

  • Make 3 Great Throws In A Row: Onix

  • Make 5 Nice Throws: Voltorb

  • Make 3 Excellent Throws In A Row: Larvitar

Gym Battles/Raids

It is currently unknown whether all Pokemon listed here could be shiny – the ones in italics can be.

  • Battle In A Gym: Mankey

  • Win A Gym Battle: Squirtle/Charmander/Bulbasaur

  • Win 3 Gym Battles: Jynx

  • Win 5 Gym Battles: Machop

  • Use A Supereffective Charged Move in 7 Gym Battles: Electabuzz

Evolve/Hatch

  • Hatch 2 Eggs: Wailmer

  • Evolve 10 Water-Type Pokemon: Dratini

  • Evolve A Pokemon: Eevee

  • Hatch An Egg: Exeggcute

  • Hatch 3 Eggs: Magmar

  • Hatch 5 Eggs: Chansey

Misc Tasks.

It is currently unknown whether all Pokemon listed here could be shiny – the ones in italics can be.

  • Catch 5 Water-Type Pokemon: Krabby

  • Trade A Pokemon: Feebas

  • Earn a Candy With your Buddy: Octillery

  • Use 5 Pinap Berries: 1 Silver Pinap

  • Catch 5 Pokemon with Weather Boost: Vulpix/Poliwag

  • Catch A Dragon-Type Pokemon: Dratini

  • Catch 10 Pokemon: Magikarp

  • Power Up Pokemon 5 Times: Squirtle/Charmander/Bulbasaur

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