Just a number of months again, Niantic added its first “Special Research” to Pokémon GO. Sort of like an in-game quest, the analysis had gamers full a sequence of duties (typically over quite a lot of days) to unlock an in any other case unobtainable Pokémon.
Now they’re again with one other one.
The firm will likely be including a second Special Research quest to the sport on August 20th. Whereas the final set unlocked Mew from the primary era of Pokémon video games, this one brings out Gen II’s Celebi.
This technically isn’t the primary time Celebi has appeared in GO — attendees of GO Fest again in July received an early crack at a Special Research quest particularly tailor-made to the occasion, with the ultimate reward being the chance to catch Celebi a stable month earlier than anybody else.
Though a bummer to anybody who couldn’t make it to Chicago, it was a becoming option to debut Celebi. Celebi has virtually at all times been an “event” Pokemon within the unique sequence, which means you needed to do one thing particular to come across one. Depending on the sport, typically that meant going to a bodily, real-world occasion; typically it simply meant having the precise pre-order disc.
Those who already did the GO Fest analysis may also be capable to do that public run of the Special Research, incomes a bit extra sweet for the Celebi they’ve already caught.
And if you happen to haven’t completed the primary (Mew) Special Research but? That’s okay — they will run in parallel.
These Special Research quests are a intelligent means for Niantic to maintain issues attention-grabbing. It turns the method of catching one significantly worthwhile Pokémon from one thing that may take 10 seconds into one thing that may unfold into hours or days (relying on how intense you get about it). I simply want there have been extra of them, even when they have been just for large lumps of XP. Though it’s good for Niantic to maintain them uncommon and particular, these multi-stage duties are a bit extra rewarding than the one-off fast duties you get anytime you spin a Pokéstop.