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
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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.