Earlier today the Pokemon GO Team posted a new update letting trainers now that it's now time to conduct some important Pokemon research. This update is quite interesting as Jurassic World Alive was recently announced and part of that game is being able to build your own dinosaur from DNA that is collected. Which that is something that is outside of the typical walk around and catch Pokemon, battle at gyms and participate in raids.
So not saying that Jurassic World Alive is truly what caused this update to happen but I don't think it hurt Pokemon in anyway when it was announced, rather gives Niantic even more reason to continue to make even more improvements and features within Pokemon GO.
Read the official announcement below:
A series of mysterious happenings is occurring all over the world, and Professor Willow is seeking Trainers to help him find out if this is connected to the Mythical Pokémon Mew. These research tasks will become available to Trainers around the world later this week!
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 discoveries!
Both types of research offer great rewards, including a variety of useful items and even encounters with certain Pokémon! You can complete as many research tasks as you want every day, leading to a full day of adventures. 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!
Research tasks will provide interesting challenges that will help you get better at discovering, battling, and catching Pokémon! We're excited to see your contributions to the exciting field of Pokémon research, and we can’t wait to hear about the adventures you have along the way! Let’s get moving!