Research tasks (quests) have been added to Pokémon GO! Field Research tasks are simple tasks that are available by spinning PokéStops. By completing at least one each day, you'll earn a Stamp. Once you earn seven Stamps, you'll have a Research Breakthrough, which gives you an encounter with a Legendary Pokémon (Moltres is the only known possibility).
Special Research is a task directly from Professor Willow. After completing a series of difficult tasks, you'll be able to catch the Mythical Pokémon Mew. After completing the Mythical Discovery, there is not another Special Research task (at least, there won't be until Niantic programs another). SOURCE: Niantic, Community Reports
2. a pixilated prank
Niantic has always given us amazing graphics in Pokémon GO, but they took a controversial downgrade this weekend. All of the Pokémon are temporarily using their pixilated sprites from the main-series games. This is Niantic's April Fools joke. SOURCE: Niantic
3. Latios and latias coming s0on!
Chrales, the data-miner who has discovered many leaks in the network traffic in the past, has extracted the pixilated sprites from the server. While doing so, he discovered that the pixilated sprites for Latios and Latias are also being downloaded. This would indicate that the Eon Duo will be the next Legendary Raid Bosses. Stay tuned for more details! SOURCE: Chrales
4. "We'll all be dreaming of electric sheep"
To quote Trainer Tips, "we'll all be dreaming of electric sheep" this month. Niantic has reveled that Mareep will be the next featured Pokémon for April's Community Day. The event will take place in the usual timeframes on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Ampharos' exclusive move is not yet known, and the bonus effects are three-hour Lures and 1/4 Egg hatching distance. SOURCE: Niantic
5. Miscellaneous news
SHINY MURKROW: In addition to the pixilated sprites, Niantic has introduced the Shiny variant of the Prankster Pokémon. Keep a lookout for pink Murkrow while out on your quest to #FindMew.
VERSION 6: Version 6 of Pokémon Duel was announced this week. The highlight of the second anniversary update is the introduction of Kyurem (EX), Black Kyurem (UX), and White Kyurem (UX). Additionally, a variety of new figures will be added. TRIVIA SOURCE: Pokémon Company, Community Reports
6. Weekend Trivia
This Mythical Pokémon is said to have come from a different time. The future is said to be bright as long as it continues to appear. Who's that Pokémon: Jirachi, Mew, Diancie, or Celebi? Voters were in favor of the correct answer: Celebi. TRIVIA SOURCE: Official Pokédex, pokemon.com
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