Players will receive a stamp for the first task they complete each day. Once you collect a total of seven stamps, you’ll get a Research Breakthrough, which grants you special rewards, as well as the chance to run into a rare Pokemon. This time around, Raikou is returning to the game as a Research Breakthrough reward.
Raikou is one of the famed Legendary dogs from Pokemon Gold and Silver. He’s a powerful Electric-type that originally appeared in Pokemon GO last year as part of a Raid Battle. If you missed out last time, now’s the perfect chance to fill that gap in your Pokedex.
Trainers, we have an electrifying announcement for you! August Field Research tasks will focus on Electric-type Pokémon. ? Also, if you collect enough stamps to earn a Research Breakthrough, you’ll have an opportunity to catch the Legendary Pokémon Raikou! pic.twitter.com/bDQbrNlqOD— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 26, 2018
If you’re just jumping back into Pokemon GO, you can start Field Research tasks at PokeStops around your neighborhood. Apart from these new quests, Niantic has big plans for the rest of the summer. Lucky Pokemon are coming to the game sometime soon, and Legendary Pokemon Celebi should be making an appearance in the coming weeks as well.
What do you think of all the new changes Niantic has been making to Pokemon GO? Is it too little, too late, or are these truly exciting times? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.