Friend Fest research tasks are a time limited quest available in Pokémon Go to coincide with, you guessed it, November 2019's Friend Fest event, which has seen a boost to trading and when fighting alongside those in your Friends list.
These tasks are available at PokéStops, replacing some of the current roster of monthly Research Tasks currently available.
Friend Fest research task reward explained in Pokémon Go
The following Friend Fest tasks are live in Pokémon Go from November 28th to December 2nd, 9am BST / 1am PST, although tasks can be completed and rewards can be claimed at any point after that if you've picked up the task before the event ends and keep hold of it.
Friend Fest Global research tasks list:
- Catch a Nidoran♂ reward - Nidoran♀
- Catch a Nidoran♀ reward - Nidoran♂
- Trade a Pokémon with a Friend reward - Nidorina or Nidorino
- Add 3 Friends reward - Nidoking or Nidoqueen
- Win a Trainer Battle against another Trainer reward - Dodrio / Dugtrio
Pokémon Go in 2020 begins with the new Buddy Adventure feature, which introduces a variety of perks - including finding Souvenirs - as well as a new trade evolution feature. 2019 saw the release of the first Gen 5 Pokémon, along with new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Last year also introduced the Adventure Sync rewards, a Jirachi quest, Team Rocket Invasions and freeing Shadow Pokémon, as well as monthly Field Research rewards. Complete The Take-Over Continues special research quest line to fight against the invading Team Go Rocket Leaders and Giovanni! Finally, we have details on the next Pokémon Go Community Day.
What else do you need to know about Friend Fest research task rewards?
Unlike last week's Super Effective research, there are multiple new Field Research as part of this event, and most of them have one of two possible rewards, decided at random.
The majority of rewards revolve around the Nidoran family of Pokémon, all of which has the potential to be shiny. Though their spawns have increased for the event, it's another welcome opportunity to guarantee their appearance.
Additionally, the task catching a Nidoran♀ or Nidoran♂ will result in the other appearing - so if you can line it up, you can complete the other by having both in your possession.