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Research is Live in Pokemon Go March 31, 2018

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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As promised, Niantic has activated a major update for Pokémon Go this weekend. They have enabled an all new in-game feature, the ability to do Pokémon research.

That’s right, players will now be able to help out Professor Willow by performing specific in game tasks. Here’s an example of some tasks you’ll need to perform to earn in-game rewards.

You’ll be able to perform two types of tasks with the new research feature, special and field. Special tasks will activate immediately, and you’ll get a new set of tasks every time you complete the old set. As you can see, special tasks can range from catching a certain amount of Pokémon to hatching a certain amount of eggs. You’ll earn field tasks from Pokestops, and your profile will be able to hold a maximum of three field tasks at any given time. You earn a stamp if you complete a field task (on top of whatever bonus you get from completing the task), but you’ll only be able to earn one per day. Typical field tasks include catching a certain amount of specific Pokémon, participating a raid, or battling in a Gym. It looks like you’ll collect some kind of reward for collecting seven stamps, but its unclear what that reward is.

One last thing I wanted to bring up. Has anyone noticed many of the in-game icons for GEN1 Pokémon are looking a little low-resolution today? In fact they look almost identical to the way Pokémon looked on the April Fool’s Google Maps event for a few years ago? I think the same team that did that event now runs Pokémon Go, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if it was the same icons.

Pokémon Go is out now on Android and iOS Smartphones.