Today, Niantic and The Pokemon Company announced a major update for the incredibly popular AR game, Pokemon Go. This update will had Field Research, Special Research, and the legendary Pokemon, Mew.
Later this week, players will encounter Field Research opportunities upon reaching a Pokestop. Spinning these Pokestops will lead to special Pokemon-related quests such as catching a certain type of Pokemon or winning gym battles.
Trainers can complete multiple Field Research tasks each day, with more challenging tasks offering greater rewards. Trainers can also earn one stamp per day by completing at least one Field Research task. When Trainers collect seven stamps, they can achieve a Research Breakthrough to receive even greater rewards—perhaps even an encounter with a Legendary Pokémon!
Professor Willow will occasionally give the player Special Research requests, which could lead to the discovery of Mew, the original Legendary Pokemon.
The research update for Pokemon Go will be available later this week. For more information on this update, visit the official blog.