The Complete List of 'Pokémon Go' March Research Tasks Including Latest Breakthrough, Ferroseed

A new month has rolled in and Pokémon Go has updated its research tasks to include different Pokémon for trainers to catch.

Research Tasks are obtained via PokeStops, each holding one specific mission per day. This has often become the best way for Pokémon Go players to receive Pokémon with high stats and the candy needed to evolve/power them up.

The Research Breakthrough also holds a new Pokémon for trainers who achieve seven days of completing a mission. While February included Woobat, March will see the Grass and Steel-type Pokémon, Ferroseed available to catch.

Ferroseed evolves into Ferrothorn whose battle prowess Pokémon Go trainers will want to try and harness in PVP and Gym Battles.

Starting March 1 at 4 p.m. EST to Wednesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. EST, Ferroseed will continue to be the Research Breakthrough Pokémon. Be sure to try and get as many as you can before another Pokémon takes its place in April.

If you're looking for a specific Pokémon or Research Task, here are the confirmed list of missions trainers can complete with the Pokémon reward attached to them.

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  • Catch 3 Grass, Fire or Ground-type Pokémon - Hoppip
  • Catch 5 Fire-type Pokémon - Torchic
  • Catch 5 Pokémon with Weather Boost - Poliwag or Vulpix
  • Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon - Dratini
  • Catch 10 Pokémon - Magikarp
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a Row - Spinda (Pattern #6)
  • Make 5 Nice Throws - Voltorb
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a Row - Onix
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row - Larvitar
  • Make 3 Great Throws - Gastlys, Anorith or Lileep
  • Win 3 Gym Battles - Jynx
  • Battle in a Gym - Mankey
  • Battle in a Raid - Pinsir
  • Win 5 Raids - Aerodactyl
  • Battle Another Trainer - Mankey
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts - Growlithe
  • Win a Level 3 or Higher Raid - Omanyte or Kabuto
  • Battle in a Gym 5 Times - Machop
  • Win a Gym Battle - Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle
  • User a Supereffective Charged Attack in 7 Gym Battles - Electabuzz
  • Hatch 5 Eggs - Chansey
  • Hatch 3 Eggs - Magmar
  • Hatch an Egg - Exeggcute
  • Trade a Pokémon - Tangela
  • Transfer 3 Pokémon - Diglett
  • Send 10 Gifts to Friends - Gligar
  • Power up Pokémon 5 Times - Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle
  • Evolve a Pokémon - Eevee or Gloom
  • Earn 5 Hearts with your Buddy Pokémon - Cherim
  • Take a Snapshot of your Buddy Pokémon - Sunkern

Which Pokémon are you hoping to farm with the new Research Tasks? Let us know in the comments section.