Niantic and The Pokémon Company International have announced that you will soon have the chance to help Professor Willow discover Mew in Pokémon GO, with new objective-based research tasks to be added to the location-based game.
The Mythical Psychic-type Pokémon will soon start appearing around the world, as you can expect to start receiving research tasks later this week that add new activities and challenges that can be completed for in-game rewards – some of which will lead you to access unique storylines that include discovering the mystery behind Mew.
You will be able to complete multiple Field Research tasks each day, and, as you would expect, more challenging tasks will offer greater rewards. You can also earn one stamp per day by completing at least one Field Research task, and, once you collect seven stamps, you will achieve a Research Breakthrough to receive even greater rewards – such as an encounter with a Legendary Pokémon.
“A series of mysterious happenings is occurring all over the world, and Professor Willow is seeking Trainers to help him find out if this is connected to the Mythical Pokémon Mew. These research tasks will become available to Trainers around the world later this week!” Niantic explains in an update.
“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!
“Research tasks will provide interesting challenges that will help you get better at discovering, battling, and catching Pokémon! We’re excited to see your contributions to the exciting field of Pokémon research, and we can’t wait to hear about the adventures you have along the way! Let’s get moving!”