Don't get me wrong. I like Eevee. It's absolutely adorable, and I wish that it would have ended up as the face of the franchise over Pikachu. I just don't think that it's a suitable reward for the weekly research, considering that the flower crown version has already appeared in an event where it was just spawning all over the place. There's still plenty of legendaries that could be that reward instead, and I imagine that there are a fair amount of other suitable pokemon that haven't appeared yet that could work too - though admittedly, I have no idea for certain on that last one, as Go is my only real exposure to the franchise.You shut your mouth! It's an adorable Eevee with an adorable flower crown and an adorable set of evolutions (with adorable flower crowns)
With my final research reward today I was finally able to choose my best Groudon & Kyogre and start powering them up. It's really satisfying to finally have a couple to toss into battles & raids, as well as use all the rare candy I've been stockpiling. I ran out of candy around level 31-32 so they're already better than anything else I have, excepting that neither have the correct charge move. TMs have been really elusive in my raid rewards for the last couple of months.