December is almost here, which means Niantic will soon roll out a new batch of Field Research tasks for Pokemon Go. As usual, if you complete enough of these before the month ends, you’ll earn an encounter with a rare Pokemon. This time around, however, the developer is giving players another chance to catch not one, but six previously featured Legendaries.
Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough in December, you’ll earn another chance to capture one of six Legendaries: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Raikou, Entei, or Suicune. Each of these Pokemon was featured with previous Field Research tasks this year, making this a good opportunity to catch any of the ones you missed the first time around (or simply add more Legendaries to your collection).
The Legendaries aren’t the only things returning to Pokemon Go in December. Niantic says it is also bringing back «some of the most popular Field Research tasks from past months.» As before, you’ll be able to acquire these by spinning the Photo Disc at different Poke Stops. In order to achieve a Research Breakthrough, you’ll need to complete at least one Field Research task a day for seven days.
The new Field Research tasks are scheduled to roll out on December 1 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. You’ll have until then to complete your current slate of tasks and earn an encounter with Shedinja, the Bug/Ghost Pokemon first introduced in Ruby and Sapphire.
Pokemon Go’s next Community Day celebration is scheduled to begin on Friday, November 30. This time around, the event will run through the entire weekend and bring back every featured Pokemon and special move from previous Community Days. Another Gen 4 Legendary, Cresselia, is also now available in Raid Battles and will remain there until December 18.