Pokémon Go is gearing up for a celebration of the Pokémon series’ Kanto region.
According to Niantic, new Field Research tasks and rewards themed after Generation I’s roster will begin appearing in the mobile game in July. As seen in the tweet below, the quests will feature “some familiar Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region.”
Get ready for a new set of Field Research tasks and rewards, Trainers! July research tasks will be featuring some familiar Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region. pic.twitter.com/gnPHacmrx4
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) June 25, 2018
While the developer didn’t reveal what kind of quests players will have to complete to earn a wild Kanto Pokémon encounter, such as making an Excellent curveball throw, it did share an image of Snorlax. In turn, trainers might have a chance to catch the iconic Normal-type creature as one of the quest rewards. Niantic also likes to introduce new shiny Pokémon during updates, so this could be a tease that the rare color-swapped version of Snorlax will be added soon.
Pokémon Go‘s Field Research system, which debuted in March, has allowed trainers to perform small tasks each day to earn helpful items and the chance to catch Pokémon that aren’t commonly found in the wild. With each themed event, including the recent Adventure Week and Water Festival, the developer has introduced quests for players that offer new rewards. For example, during Adventure Week, three different tasks could award an encounter with Kabuto, Omanyte, and Aerodactyl, all of which had their shiny versions added for the event.
Apart from new challenges to complete, the Kanto-inspired quests should help trainers get ready for the upcoming Nintendo Switch games Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! In them, trainers will be able to trade over Generation I Pokémon from Niantic’s game to use in battle and complete the Pokédex.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go on Twitter