Believe it or not, the hit augmented-reality title ‘Pokemon Go’ is still going strong a full two years after its release. Pokemon Go hit the mobile market in 2016 as one of the most widely sought after mobile games of all time. While the title quickly scaled all of the charts, it ran into issues early on that brought doubters to the forefront. Still, Niantic and CEO John Hanke have held fast and now more updates are hitting the market and making the game more enjoyable than ever. One of the best new updates to Pokemon Go in the past year has been the Field Research/questing system and now gamers have the chance to catch up on their Legendary Bird hunt as a result.
Niantic revealed that a new series of Field Research quests are going to be hitting the application via an update and through these new quests trainers will be able to get their paws on the legendary lightning bird, Zapdos. For the past month or so, gamers have had the ability to reel in Moltres, the fire-type legendary bird, but change seems to be coming and we couldn’t be more excited. Previously, in order to get any of the legendary birds, you had to have completed some of the surprisingly difficult raids going on around your town or city.
The new Field Research quests figures to blend both skill challenges and fetch quests in order to keep trainers busy for the six-days required to crack a shot at the legendary bird. Along the way, trainers will rack up other prizes: items, PokeBalls, StarDust and other Pokemon encounters. The Field Research quest system can be accessed by spinning PokeStops while your research queue is empty. Trainers can have up to three Field Research quests at a time and they can ‘cancel’ quests that are unfavorable. For example, you might not want a Field Research quest that requires fighting in multiple raids when an alternative quest might only demand that you capture 5x bug-type Pokemon. Niantic figures to also constantly be updating this quest system, so trainers need to keep a sharp eye out for new announcements.