Mythical Pokémon ‘Mew’ Headed To Pokémon GO As Part Of A Major New Update

Mythical Pokémon ‘Mew’ Headed To Pokémon GO As Part Of A Major New Update

The mythical Pokémon, ‘Mew’, is heading to Pokémon GO as trainers assist Professor Willow in ‘Field Research’ and ‘Special Research’.

Pokémon GO creators Niantic Labs have announced the next big update to the phenomenally popular augmented reality mobile game.

The premise of the update revolves around helping Professor Willow to investigate mysterious occurrences around the globe. Trainer’s will have the option to take part in two types of research, each of which will reward players with bonus items and maybe even encounters with Legendary Pokémon.

Pokémon GO Research

There are two ways player will be able to participate. Field research involves spinning Pokéstops where trainers will receive objectives to complete, like catching a specific type of Pokémon, or taking part in a battle. Special research will come direct from Professor Willow and promises a journey of discovery.

The update takes the game in a fresh new direction that should engage players at a time where themed AR games based on a similar concept are coming thick and fast.

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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!

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!

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