New High Flying and Electrifying Pokémon GO Research Tasks Are Here!
Hello again Trainers! Over the past month trainers across the globe have been out and about conducting important Pokémon GO Research Tasks in the hopes of encountering Mew. I don’t know about you guys, but I have been having so much fun collecting new tasks and acing them. There is just something so satisfying about completing a task and getting a Research Stamp.
Although I haven’t had all that much time to play, when I do get the chance to play it is very thrilling. You just never know what the next task will be and just how long it will take you to complete. I must say that I haven’t been this excited about playing Pokémon GO since it first came out. The introduction of Pokémon GO Research Tasks has definitely renewed my enthusiasm for the game.
Since I do not get too much time to play, I only have three Research Stamps right now. I also have not yet completed the Mythical Discovery tasks to encounter Mew. I know, I know. I’m totally slacking on my Pokémon GO progress, but work and life just keeps getting in the way. I will make sure I get out and conduct some Research this weekend since it will be beautiful out where I am.
I hope that you have all made much more progress than me with your Research Tasks. I also hope that many of you have been successful with encountering and capturing the Mythical Pokémon Mew. Mew has always been my favorite Legendary/Mythical Pokémon ever since Pokémon first came out. Mew is just super strong and was totally adorable in Pokémon the First Movie. I just can’t get enough of Mew.
If you are like me, and did not complete the Mythical Discovery Tasks before the end of April, than you may have to wait to get a chance at catching Mew. Don’t worry though, Pokémon GO always has a way of circling back around and giving players more chances to encounter rare Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. Just sit tight and take on the new challenges in the mean time.
On May 1st, Pokémon GO rolled out new Research Tasks that go in a different direction than previous Tasks. A brand-new set of Field Research tasks are now available at Poké Stops everywhere. These new Research Tasks will involve Flying-Type and Electric-Type challenges that will test trainer’s abilities and will be skill-based in nature. Just like before, your know-how and techniques will be put to the test.
As before, you must collect seven Stamps to unlock the Research Breakthrough Challenge. Once you complete the Research Breakthrough Challenge, you will have the opportunity to catch the Legendary Electric & Flying-Type Pokémon Zapdos! Zapdos is one of three Legendary Bird Pokémon that originates from the Kanto Region.
Remember how I said that Pokémon GO always has a way of going full circle and bringing back Legendary Pokémon so you have another shot at catching them? Well this is a perfect example of this. Zapdos has had a couple of events in the past in the Raid Battle format. Zapdos would hatch from a Raid Egg and you and a bunch of other trainers would work together to take it down and try to catch it.
You may have even caught one yourself already, or maybe you missed out and were totally bummed. Either way, you have another chance to add Zapdos to your Poké Dex and your team. So get out there and start conducting some electrifying Pokémon Research tasks this month.
For those of you, like me, who already have some Field Research stamps, I have some great news. All of the Stamps that were earned last month for the Mythical Discovery tasks will remain and can be used toward this new round of Research Tasks. That means we all have a jump start on the Zapdos Discovery challenges, and are that much closer to encountering Zapdos! How exciting is that?!
Get Ready For a Fighting-Type Pokémon Showdown!
As if new Research Tasks and the appearance of Zapdos weren’t enough excitement for the month of May, I have some more exciting Pokémon GO news for the month. On May 1st, Fighting-type Pokémon like Meditite and Machop have started to appear more frequently. This means you have a chance to strengthen your Fighting-Type team and even evolve some of these Pokémon to add to your Poké Dex.
This event isn’t just a chance to grab more Fighting-Type Pokémon, it has other surprises as well. Until May 14th, Trainers that compete in Gym Battles and Raid Battles will receive double XP. Even if you don’t win in a Raid Battle, you will still receive a guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for your participation.
If you do end up winning in a Raid battle you will also win at least one Rare Candy! There is something for everyone who takes a stab at battling, so it is worth it no matter the outcome. If you have never fought in a Gym Battle of Raid Battle, now is the perfect time to try it out.
All Gyms during the month of May will also yield other bonuses. Getting a Badge at a Gym will result in a 2x Badge Multiplier bonus, so you can receive even more benefits from Gyms that you go to often.
There are added benefits even if you just spin the Photo Disc at the Gym instead of battling. By spinning the Photo Disc at any Gym, you will earn more items than usual. Who doesn’t like free items, right?
This Special Battle Showdown event will only be available for a limited time this month, so take advantage of all the items and awesome Fighting-Type Pokémon while you can. Why not stock pile some Potions and Poké Balls during the event so you never run out again.
Might as well build an awesome Fighting-Type team, evolve some of them so they become even stronger and you can fill those holes in your Poké Dex at the same time. Time is ticking, so get out there and win the fight to be the very best!