In the above image, there is the Special Field Research page open, notice on the side there are 3 different tasks, which you can earn 5000 XP (each) by completing. However, when I've completed tasks such as these, I can't tell if I actually received the 5000 XP. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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In general, when you gain experience in Pokemon Go and then go back to the main map screen a number will appear in the bottom left above your character picture that indicates how much experience you have gained. Unfortunately, XP rewards from special research are the exception to this; they will display no information there after collecting them. The only way you can verify that you are getting the XP is by checking your total experience value before and after collecting it. You can see that number by tapping your trainer picture top open your trainer information page and then scrolling all the way to the bottom.

Note that in general, once a research task is complete, it turns orange, then you can tap it to collect the reward. So if you do one of those tasks, you won't actually get the experience until you collect it.

  • @murgatroid99- Yea I guess I'll have to focus on this process closely next time and let you know what happens... Aug 11, 2019 at 1:59
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    Except that the XP rewards never show in the lower left. The XP rewards are probably exceptions (in the game code) to normal XP gains such as catching, hatching, or evolving. Also, XP rewards are not affected by lucky egg.
    – Jerry
    Aug 11, 2019 at 10:17
  • Well, it looks like you're half right. The rewards do not display like I said, but all of the information I can find indicates that these XP rewards are in fact affected by lucky eggs. Aug 11, 2019 at 15:12
  • So I figured it out. I do get those XP points, but it's not displayed in the shiny orange pop up, as you both mentioned. Thanks for the help! 😁 Aug 12, 2019 at 1:25
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    This post from the Silph Road has video proof that the XP rewards double. Aug 12, 2019 at 16:12

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