Pokemon Go is swapping out Zapdos for Articuno as a Research Breakthrough reward beginning on June 1st.
Earlier this yr, Pokemon Go added a brand new each day quest characteristic referred to as “Field Research,” by which gamers accomplished duties starting from capturing a particular species of Pokemon to spinning a sure variety of PokeStops in trade for in-game rewards like XP, gadgets, or Stardust.
For every day participant completes a Field Research job, they earn a stamp that signifies their progress to finishing a “Research Breakthrough” – a bundle of prizes that embody rarer gadgets and a seize encounter with a Legendary Pokemon.
Starting on June 1st, Articuno would be the huge Research Breakthrough prize, obtainable at a low degree at any time when gamers full Field Research duties on seven totally different days. Articuno hasn’t appeared in Pokemon Go in months, so it is a good way for gamers who began the sport late or missed out on final summer season’s Legendary festivities so as to add this Pokemon to their PokeDex.
Adding Legendary Pokemon as a Field Research reward was a good way for Pokemon Go to assist out these gamers who cannot or will not take part in Raid Battles. While you beforehand wanted a bunch of four or extra Pokemon Go gamers to beat a Pokemon like Articuno, any participant can seize Articuno after hitting the Research Breakthrough milestone. Plus, gamers can use Ultra Balls to seize Articuno and have a hypothetically limitless variety of possibilities to seize the Legendary Pokemon, that are each huge upgrades over the Raid Battle seize encounters.
As with Moltres and Zapdos, Articuno will solely be obtainable as a Research Breakthough reward for one month. It’s unclear whether or not Pokemon Go will change to Lugia or Ho-Oh as July’s Research Breakthrough reward, or if they will change to one of many Legendary Beasts (Suicune, Entei, and Raikou.)
In addition to switching up the Research Breakthrough rewards, Pokemon Go will even add a number of new Field Research duties targeted on Water-Type Pokemon. This follows final month’s emphasis on Electric-Type Pokemon at the side of Zapdos’s arrival as a Research Breakthrough reward.
Pokemon Go can also be set so as to add Alolan Forms to the sport as a method to have a good time the summer season. While these Pokemon aren’t technically “new” Pokemon, their new types means extra new assaults, unusual new typings, and naturally extra Pokemon to seize and add to a participant’s assortment. Pokemon Go has not introduced a launch date for the Alolan types, however they’re anticipated comparatively quickly.