Pokemon Go: Get Zapdos Through New Research Quests

Players have another chance to capture the Legendary Pokemon by completing new Field Research quests.

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A new selection of quests are now available in Pokemon Go. Developer Niantic has rolled out another batch of Field Research tasks for the popular mobile game, and completing them could result in another chance to encounter one of the game's first Legendary Pokemon, Zapdos.

Niantic hasn't detailed what the new Field Research quests entail, but they revolve around Flying- and Electric-types and "include skill-based challenges that will test your abilities as a Trainer." As before, players will earn one Stamp each day for completing a Field Research task; if they manage to collect seven Stamps, they'll achieve a Research Breakthrough, the reward for which is another chance to capture the elusive Zapdos.

Field Research is one of two types of Research quests Niantic introduced in Pokemon Go earlier this year. They are distributed at PokeStops and typically challenge players with completing various activities, such as taking part in battles or catching certain Pokemon. Meanwhile, Special Research quests are "story-driven" tasks assigned to the player by Professor Willow.

Coinciding with the new research quests, Niantic has kicked off another in-game event in Pokemon Go. From now through May 14, players will be able to participate in the Battle Showdown event, which makes Fighting-type Pokemon like Machop and Makuhita more common and rewards players with double XP for participating in Gym and Raid Battles.

Following the Battle Showdown event, Niantic will host the next Pokemon Go Community Day on May 19. During that event, players will earn triple the normal amount of Stardust for capturing Pokemon, and the Red and Blue starter Charmander will spawn in much greater numbers. In the meantime, players have until May 8 to capture the Eon Pokemon Latios and Latias before they swap regions.

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