Research Tasks

Versions: Nintendo Switch

In the Nintendo Switch version, alongside the Pokédex is a special feature known as Research Tasks. These Tasks are set by Grand Oak in order to help you fill out your Pokédex. These tasks need to be completed by putting the species of Pokémon into HOME's Boxes. However, to complete them you need to put in Pokémon from those games. For example, a Rotom from Ultra Sun will not activate the Rotom in the Pokémon Sword & Shield Research Tasks.

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Hisui Research Tasks Research Tasks

Game: Pokémon Legends: Arceus

No. Task Required Pokémon
1 First Partner Pokémon Cyndaquil Rowlet Oshawott
2 Entry Trial Bidoof Starly Shinx
3 Obsidian Fieldlands Combee Lopunny Kleavor Ponyta Scyther
4 Crimson Mirelands Petilil Stunky Lilligant Croagunk Hippopotas
5 Cobalt Coastlands Arcanine Skorupi Growlithe Glameow Spheal
6 Coronet Highlands Voltorb Nosepass Electrode Sneasel Gligar
7 Alabaster Icelands Bergmite Avalugg Zorua Froslass Piloswine
8 Shrouded Ruins Spiritomb Kirlia Rhyhorn Lickitung
9 Deadwood Haunt Duskull Dusclops Dusknoir Drifloon Chatot
10 Snowpoint Temple Graveler Regigigas Bronzong Glalie
11 Hisui's Swimming Pokémon Basculin Qwilfish Whiscash Lumineon Mantyke
12 Hisui's Flying Pokémon Staraptor Magnezone Togetic Gyarados
13 Dependable Partners Decidueye Typhlosion Samurott
14 Ride Pokémon Wyrdeer Sneasler Braviary Basculegion Ursaluna
15 The Miss Fortune Sisters Toxicroak Gengar Abomasnow
16 Space-time Distortions Scizor Porygon Cranidos Magnemite Shieldon
17 Lake Guardians Goodra Zoroark Overqwil
18 Incarnate Forces of Hisui Landorus Tornadus Enamorus Thundurus
19 Origin Forme Pokémon Dialga Giratina Palkia
20 Almighty Sinnoh Arceus

Sinnoh Research Tasks Research Tasks

Game: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

No. Task Required Pokémon
1 First Partner Pokémon Turtwig Chimchar Piplup
2 Route 205 Buizel Wingull Pachirisu
3 Eterna Forest Murkrow Misdreavus Buneary Budew
4 Pastoria Great Marsh Wooper Psyduck Quagsire
5 Mount Coronet Cleffa Meditite Chingling
6 Lakefront Staravia Girafarig Sneasel Bibarel Machoke
7 Fuego Ironworks Gastrodon Shellos Shinx
8 Iron Island Steelix Geodude Qwilfish
9 Route 217 Snover Medicham Noctowl
10 The Grand Underground Houndoom Ralts Munchlax
11 Reliable Partners Torterra Infernape Empoleon
12 Team Galactic's Pokémon Purugly Bronzor Skuntank
13 The Elite Four's Pokémon Drapion Hippowdon Rapidash Mr. Mime
14 Cynthia's Pokémon Lucario Roserade Garchomp Milotic
15 Stark Mountain Camerupt Skarmory Magcargo Slugma
16 Route 230 Dustox Beautifly Gloom Weepinbell
17 Route 224 Gastrodon Shellos Pelipper Floatzel
18 Deep Within Sinnoh Cresselia Regigigas Heatran
19 The Lakes of Sinnoh Mesprit Uxie Azelf
20 Legendary Pokémon Palkia Dialga Giratina

Galar Research Tasks Research Tasks

Game: Pokémon Sword & Shield

No. Task Required Pokémon
1 First partner Pokémon Grookey Scorbunny Sobble
2 Route 1 Wooloo Rookidee Skwovet
3 Slumbering Weald Weezing Blipbug Munna
4 Rolling Fields Combee Bounsweet Bunnelby Onix
5 Watchtower Ruins Gastly Duskull Golett Golurk
6 Bridge Field Cutiefly Inkay Zigzagoon Stufful Palpitoad
7 Dusty Bowl Eldegoss Hattrem Frillish
8 Fishing in Galar Arrokuda Barraskewda Wishiwashi Magikarp
9 Galar Mine Rolycoly Woobat Carkol Timburr
10 Galar Mine No. 2 Scraggy Wimpod Drednaw Stunfisk
11 Glimwood Tangle Phantump Sinistea Morgrem Shiinotic
12 Route 10 Mr. Mime Vanilluxe Beartic Abomasnow
13 The four Fossils Dracozolt Arctozolt Dracovish Arctovish
14 Working Pokémon Milcery Rotom Indeedee Cufant Corviknight
15 Troublesome Team Yell Thievul Linoone Liepard
16 Marnie's Pokémon Morpeko Toxicroak Grimmsnarl
17 Bede's Pokémon Ponyta Hattrem Gothorita
18 Leon's Pokémon Charizard Aegislash Dragapult
19 The Pokémon Band Toxtricity Obstagoon Rillaboom
20 Legends of Galar Zacian Zamazenta Eternatus

Kanto Research Tasks Research Tasks

Game: Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

No. Task Required Pokémon
1 Route 1 Rattata Pidgey Bellsprout Oddish
2 Viridian Forest Pikachu Caterpie Weedle
3 Mt. Moon Zubat Clefairy Geodude Paras
4 Aquatic Pokémon Magikarp Horsea Poliwag Staryu Tentacool
5 Diglett's Cave Diglett Dugtrio
6 Psychic Abra Drowzee Mr. Mime
7 Rock Tunnel Charmander Kangaskhan Rhyhorn Machop
8 Pokémon Tower Gastly Cubone Haunter
9 Fighting Dojo Machamp Hitmonchan Hitmonlee Primeape Poliwrath
10 Power Plant Electrode Electabuzz Voltorb Magnemite Magneton
11 Seafoam Islands Jynx Seel Slowpoke Shellder
12 Pokémon Mansion Magmar Ditto Grimer Koffing
13 Fossil Secrets Aerodactyl Omastar Kabutops
14 Victory Road Rhydon Machoke Graveler Golbat Onix
15 Cerulean Cave Golduck Rhydon Chansey Lickitung Snorlax
16 Evolution Stones Wigglytuff Exeggutor Vaporeon Jolteon Flareon
17 Trading Mysteries Alakazam Machamp Golem Gengar
18 Flying Charizard Aerodactyl Dragonite
19 Legendary Bird Pokémon Articuno Zapdos Moltres
20 Genetic Pokémon Mewtwo