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Game developer Niantic gave “Pokémon Go” fans reason to celebrate on Monday morning, with word that a major update is coming to the popular augmented reality mobile game this week.

The new quest system will give trainers the ability to take part in two different types of “research” — field research and special research — as well as the chance to discover the Mythical Pokémon, Mew.

Pokemon Go
(Niantic Images)

Field research tasks can be collected at pokéstops, and could include discovering and catching certain Pokémon or engaging in battles.

Special research, requested by Professor Willow himself, Niantic said, has players particularly excited because the activities will advance the plot of “Pokémon Go”

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!

Polygon reported that the update will be available on Friday.

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