Pokemon Go is finally adding quests in the form of endless ‘research tasks’


Fight over whether it’s an MMO or not if you like, but this week, Pokemon Go is adding full-fledged questing to player activities. The quests are framed as “research” to which the player is contributing. You too can be an underpaid graduate assistant!

“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!”

Trainers can do as many tasks per days as they want to rack up those rewards, including one Stamp every day. Grab seven stamps and you can “achieve a Research Breakthrough to receive even greater rewards.” Expect the rollout “around the world later this week.”

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Might re-download it then, since I now have a walking commute and am getting a new phone.