Trainers, this is not a drill! Pokémon GO will soon (March 30!) get Mythical Pokémon via the new Quest (field research task) system, which enable trainers to help Professor Willow find Mythical Pokémon! The original article has been published on Pokémon GO’s official website and you can read it here.

Here’s what we know:

  • There are two different types of research you can contribute to:
    • Field Research
      • Includes catch challenges, Gym battles and raid scenarios
    • Special Research
      • Includes spinning, catching and transferring Pokémon
    • The quests are not tied to a time frame, you can complete as much as you want
    • Quest rewards include berries, stardust and special Pokémon encounters
    • As pictured in one of the screenshots, one of the quests is titled A Mythical Discovery! Hype!
    • Professor Willow is making a huge appearance

From the official Pokémon site

Starting March 30, Pokémon GO Trainers will need to step up their game as the new research feature arrives. Mysterious occurrences are popping up all over the world, and Professor Willow needs collaborators to help with his research so he can figure out what’s going on. Rumors are swirling that these strange happenings might somehow be connected to the Mythical Pokémon Mew!

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From the Press Release

Niantic and The Pokémon Company International announced a new update is coming to Pokémon GO soon that will add research tasks giving Trainers new activities and challenges that can be completed for in-game rewards. Some of these rewards will lead Trainers to access unique storylines that include discovering the mystery behind the Mythical Pokémon Mew.

Pokémon GO’s new research feature will provide Trainers with unique activities called Field Research and Special Research:

  • Field Research tasks can be collected by spinning nearby PokéStops, and they include a wide range of Pokémon-related activities.

  • Special Research tasks are story-driven activities that may be requested by Professor Willow himself, and they will unfold as the Trainer completes more objectives.


From the official blog post

There are two different types of research you can contribute to: Field Research and Special Research. Gather Field Research tasks by spinning nearby PokéStops, which will give you objectives that include discovering and catching certain Pokémon or engaging with battles, among other things. Special Research may be requested by Professor Willow himself, and will take you on a journey to make important discoveries!

Both types of research offer great rewards, including a variety of useful items and even encounters with certain Pokémon! You can complete as many research tasks as you want every day, leading to a full day of adventures. These tasks also have different levels of difficulty, so the more challenging a research task is, the greater the reward waiting for you.

You can earn one Stamp per day by completing at least one Field Research task, and when you obtain seven stamps, you can achieve a Research Breakthrough to receive even greater rewards! You may even have an encounter with a Legendary Pokémon!

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