All Pokémon GO players now have access to brand-new research tasks connected to the Mythical Pokémon Mew and starring Professor Willow. There are two different types of research you can contribute to: Field Research and Special Research. Gather Field Research tasks by spinning nearby PokéStops, which will give you objectives that include discovering and catching certain Pokémon or engaging with battles, among other things. Special Research may be requested by Professor Willow himself, and will take you on a journey to make important in-game discoveries.
Both types of research offer rewards such as a variety of useful items and even encounters with certain Pokémon. You can complete as many research tasks as you want every day. These tasks also have different levels of difficulty, so the more challenging a research task is, the greater the reward waiting for you. You can earn one Stamp per day by completing at least one Field Research task, and when you obtain seven stamps, you can achieve a Research Breakthrough to receive even greater rewards. You may even have an encounter with a Legendary Pokémon!