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Pokemon GO February Special Research Breakthrough Revealed


Pokemon GO players who collect seven stamps in February can claim an exciting reward encounter with shiny luck.

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February is almost here and Pokemon GO trainers have already had nearly four full weeks to take advantage of the January 2022 Research Breakthrough rewards that have been up for grabs since the new year. Next week brings a new month and that means a new rotation is coming again to change things up.

As always, the Research Breakthrough reward will change on the first of the coming month (as well as the PoGO calendar of events) to motivate players to go out and collect their daily stamp throughout the month. Although the days of guaranteed Legendary Research rewards are long gone, there is still some motivation to Pokemon GO players to continue collecting daily stamps and redeeming them at the end of each week.


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The main motivation when February rolls around will likely attract the game’s brilliant collectors. The upcoming Research Breakthrough reward will feature Espurr and, for the very first time in Pokemon GO, there will be a chance to catch a shiny version. The odds must really be in the player’s favor for this to work, as there will only be a maximum of four encounters won in the entire month. That said, it will definitely be worth it for players who are on the hunt for that elusive all-around shiny dex.

Shining hope

February 2022 Research Breakthrough

From Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

For the first time in Pokemon GO, you may encounter a Shiny Espurr, if you’re lucky.

There will always be players who prefer the old days of Legendary Research Breakthrough Rewards, but a shiny new one is probably enough to keep many players engaged and active over the coming month. This month’s reward seems to follow a recent trend, so it’ll be interesting to see if the shiny new beginnings are part of the 2022 Research Breakthrough lore from month to month. Espurr and its evolution, Meowstic, probably won’t rock the metagame significantly, but most players will still want at least a few for dex input (if they haven’t yet) and the candy.

Over the next few weeks, we should learn more about the other events that will arrive during the final days of Heritage Season. Be sure to come back in the near future for more. Pokemon GO strategy guides, news and updates. Until then, good luck, Trainers!

Pokemon GO is available on Android and iOS.

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