Pokémon GO Getting Research Tasks

Niantic Labs has revealed quests for Pokémon GO. These will come in the form of Research and will give Professor Willow a greater role in the game. These Field Research and Special Research missions will begin appearing in the game before March 2018 ends.

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Field Research tasks will be the more common of the two. People can pick one up by visiting a PokéStops and spinning the circle. Two examples of Field Research missions provided were catching specific types of Pokémon or taking part in a certain number of gym or raid battles. The Special Research quests are ones provided by Professor Willow. Each type of task will provide varying degrees of rewards, based on difficulty and whether you are experiencing a Research Breakthrough.


Research Breakthroughs happen when you have earned seven Field Research stamps, with Pokémon GO players able to earn one stamp each day for the first Field Research task they accomplish. One possible Research Breakthrough reward is an opportunity to encounter a Legendary Pokémon. No specific legendaries were mentioned, but we do know Professor Willow is searching for Mew.


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Pokémon GO is available for Android and Apple iOS devices.

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