Pokémon Go recently teased the possibility of Legendary Pokémon as rewards in its new daily quest system. Thankfully, trainers didn’t have to wait too long to learn at least one of the epic options.
The Pokémon Company has revealed on the Japanese Pokémon Go site that the Legendary Pokémon Moltres will be one of the possible research rewards trainers can earn. As you can see below, sample screenshots that provide a visual breakdown of the Pokémon Research system, which launches March 30th, include the Fire/Flying-type Pokémon.
According to the description connected to the images, trainers can earn one stamp each day by completing a field research task, which range from catching a Pokémon to spinning a PokéStop. Once seven stamps are collected, Professor Willow will award a research breakthrough box that can contain a Legendary Pokémon to capture, such as the Moltres used in the example.
While the initial announcement of the research quest system revealed Legendary Pokémon would be prizes, Niantic merely teased the idea. With Moltres now confirmed, it’s likely the other Generation I birds—Zapdos and Articuno—will also be available at some point.
While it’s great news for any trainer to have the chance to find Moltres, it’s especially helpful for rural players. When the bird first appeared in Pokémon Go, it was only available to capture through a raid battle, which is a challenge that requires several trainers to complete. In turn, those in areas without a high volume of daily players have been left in the cold, making the new Pokémon Research feature a workaround for that problem.
Apart from Moltres and other small goodies as prizes, including Stardust, Rare Candy, and more, the major reward trainers are excited about is Mew. The Mythical Pokémon was recently confirmed to be a research breakthrough possibility. Trainers might even have the chance to encounter its shiny version, too.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live Japan