Pokemon Go: October Research Breakthrough, ft. Yamask

Pokemon Go October research breakthrough

Pokemon Go’s Research Breakthrough for October has been revealed, you’ll find the Pokemon Yamask available and with luck, the shiny version.

When does the Pokemon Go Research Breakthrough update for October?

The Research breakthrough in Pokemon Go will update on the 1st of October at 9:00 PM (GMT+1) and will stay the same until November 1st at 8:00 PM – If you’re reading this, this Research breakthrough is either live right now or has already finished.

As you might expect, this is pretty standard fare for the duration, given the research breakthrough change is a monthly occurrence.

Pokemon Go October Research Breakthrough

For those not familiar with Research breakthroughs, when you do a research task for the first time each day, you earn a research “stamp”, each of these adds towards a total for that month.

For every 7 of these you gather, you activate the research breakthrough for the current month.

Among other things, this means that you encounter the Pokemon featured as the research breakthrough shortly after you gain the 7th stamp – that means a Yamask, in this case. The process then resets, allowing you to potentially repeat it multiple times a month, provided you can clear enough research on different days in that space of time.

For October 2021, the Pokemon Go Research Breakthrough will be Yamask, the Pokemon shown here.

Yamask in the Pokemon anime
Credit: The Pokemon Company, Bulbapedia

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Typically, research breakthroughs such as this come with an additional bonus or two – August had two separate EXP bonuses for example.

In this case, the bonus seems to be the featuring of the Shiny version of Yamask, a rare alternative appearance, that many trainers may want for themselves.

Anything else to mention?

That’s really everything there is to know about the October Research Breakthrough, best of luck finding the shiny Yamask for this month Trainers.

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