Brand new Research Tasks as well as an all new event are now available in Pokémon GO!

From now until May 14th, Fighting-type Pokémon, such as Machop and Makuhita, will appear more frequently in the wild as part of the Battle Showdown! To go along with the theme of battling, Trainers will receive several bonuses by interacting with Gyms:

  • 2x Bonus XP for every Gym and Raid Battle
  • Trainers are guaranteed 3,000 Stardust and at least one Rare Candy for every Raid victory
  • All Gyms will have a 2x Badge multiplier
  • Spinning Photo Discs at Gyms will also provide extra items

In addition to the Battle Showdown, a brand new set of Electric and Flying-type focused Research Tasks is available to complete! Zapdos has also replaced Moltres as the Research Breakthrough so this is the best time to grind through those tasks and catch this Kanto Legendary if you haven’t already!