Field Research Breakthrough Theory


#1

So there’s running speculation amongst some of us that the more Field Research Tasks you complete in a week the better your chances at getting a high IV Pokémon in the breakthrough box. I don’t have the resources to research this, but I have been very active this particular week so I’m curious to see what I get when I complete my Field Research in 2 days. I typically do 10-15 tasks per week, 15-20 on good week(which is rare). This week I’ve done 35-40 tasks & I still have today & tomorrow to collect & complete more tasks. I don’t know if anyone has discussed this, researched it, or is in the process of figuring it out. I hope I posted this in the proper place.


#2

I do 40-60 tasks a week and have yet to get a good IV Legendary from quests. A friend of mine does on average 2 per day and she got a perfect snow bird yesterday.

IVs are random between 10-15 for each stat just the same as egg hatches and raids.


#3

That’s an interesting theory, Ravyn, and there does seem to be some logic to it. My own limited experience (having only completed 4 field research task sets) seems more consistent with a random-IV model (since my task frequency has varied greatly, yet all 4 of the legendaries – 3 moltres and 1 articuno – had IV over 80).


#4

I did a quest a day all 7 days and mine is 76 iv.


#5

I got my 3rd Articuno yesterday. Still got enough days in June for 2 more.


#6

I know that the IVs are random. I’m simply wondering if there’s a legitimate connection between number of tasks completed & chances of a certain IV range or if it’s simply coincidence that some trainers obtain higher IV rewards when they’ve done more tasks than their usual.


#7

No. I got a 98% last week without doing anything different. It’s all random.


#8

It is completely random. The fact that my friend who does 1-2 a day for a perfect and and I have done 50-60 in a week and got one in the low mid 70s makes me certain.


#9

Is it possible that the iv depends on how mamy days it took you to get the reward. If you miss a ton of days, it will reward you with a worse Pokemon?