Pokémon GO is about to switch up its field research rewards. If you have taken a break from the game, you're going to want to get back out there after you hear this.
Pokémon GO has been able to keep itself not only relevant, but extremely popular thanks to the constant updates and additions Niantic has made to the game. It was slow going at first, but the game's developers have really kicked things up a notch over the past year. From the weather affecting what we find, to field research tasks, it really is hard to get bored of Pokémon GO.
That being said, for those of us who play on a daily basis, the current field research rewards don't benefit us any longer. Not to the extent that we'd like, anyway. Fear not, as this week Niantic revealed that the research rewards will be shaken up soon.
Very soon, in fact. The new rewards will be available starting July 1; this coming Monday. While Latias and Latios will still be two of the available rewards, which isn't the worst thing in the world, two other Pokémon will be added to the mix as well, Groudon and Kyogre. Now we imagine we have your attention.
Trainers, we have some legendary news!— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) June 21, 2019
All will be available as Research Breakthrough encounters for July AND August! 😮 Learn more:https://t.co/jqQbN7xiep pic.twitter.com/yY3hr4eh9E
The two legendary Pokémon will be making their field research debuts in Pokémon GO. While previously available via raids, we're assuming that they will be leaving gyms at some point this weekend, at least for the duration of their stay as field research rewards. That stay will extend throughout the entirety of both July and August, so plenty of time to collect those seven stamps over and over again.
This summer is going to be a big one for Pokémon GO. Not just due to the above, but mainly due to the GO Fest events being held around the world. The Chicago GO Fest has already taken place and was a huge success. What was achieved while it took place unlocked bonuses for trainers around the world. There will be two more GO Fests taking place this summer, one in Tokyo and another in Dortmund.