Niantic launches daily Pokemon Go Quests and rewards linked to the mythical Mew

We’ve known – or at least expected – that Niantic would be launching some form of Pokémon Go Quests for some time, and now we have confirmation. 

Niantic launches daily Pokemon Go Quests and rewards linked to the mythical Mew

From today, Trainers will be able to take part in daily Pokémon Go Quests in the form of research tasks designed to unlock rewards all linked to the mythical Pokémon Mew. This research comes in two variants – Field Research and Special Research. 

Pokémon Go Quests

Conducting Field Research involves such quests as spinning nearby PokéStops, catching certain Pokémon creatures or taking part in battles. An example screenshot shows three quests including: “Catch a Dragon-type Pokémon,” “Win 3 Gym battles,” and “Win 3 raids.”

Special Research involves carrying out more bespoke quests, specifically set by Professor Willow, including spinning a certain number of Pokéstops, catching a set number of Pokémon or transferring Pokémon back to Professor Willow himself.


In a post announcing the launch of Pokémon Go Quests, Niantic writes: “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!”

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 Both types of research offer different rewards. This includes free items, such as incubators, or a greater chance of encountering rare Pokémon types. You can complete as many research tasks as you like each day and tasks vary in difficulty meaning the more challenging a quest, the greater the reward. 

Each day you complete at least one Field Research quest, you’ll earn a Stamp and when you get seven Stamps, you’ll earn a Research Breakthrough. This unlocks further rewards and could see you encounter a Legendary Pokémon. 

“Research tasks will provide interesting challenges that will help you get better at discovering, battling, and catching Pokémon,” continued Niantic. “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!”

In what way these Pokémon Go quests relate to Mew is not entirely clear and we’ll update this piece as we learn more. 

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