News Pokémon GO Adds 'Research' Feature, Teases Mew
posted on 2018-03-26 14:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Players will be able to get "Field Research" tasks at PokéStops. These will consist of tasks such as catching specific types of Pokémon or battling. In-game character Professor Willow will also present story-based "Special Research" tasks. Players will receive rewards and stamps for completing these tasks — they may complete as many tasks as they would like, but may only earn one stamp a day. Seven stamps will unlock a "Research Breakthrough," which leads to more rewards and "maybe even an encounter with a Legendary Pokémon."
While the announcement says Legendary Pokémon, it also teases that Pokémon research will allow players to discover the "mystery behind Mew." (Mew is a Mythical Pokémon, not a Legendary Pokémon.)
The Pokémon GO app launched in select countries including the United States in July 2016.
Update: Niantic confirmed that Mew is obtainable through "Research" and began streaming a promotional video for the feature on March 30.
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