Pokémon Go will introduce Mew, its first Mythical Pokémon, via an all-new quests system.
Daily quests will see you collecting Field Research by undertaking regular activities within the game - catching Pokémon, winning gym battles and defeating raid bosses. Seven days' worth of daily quests will then unlock a Research Breakthrough, which offers in-game rewards.
These in-game rewards include items (Rare Candy, TMs and the like) as well as the chance to catch Pokémon - including Legendary Pokémon.
Then there are Special Research tasks, set by the game's hunky Professor Willow, which sound like they will lead players towards Mew.
Screenshots released by developer Niantic show Willow greeting players and setting tasks to follow. There seems to be an eight-part quest named A Mythical Discovery which begins with you spinning PokéStops, catching and transferring Pokémon.
This quest system was previously glimpsed within the game's code by eagle-eyed fans - although it is the first time we've heard anything officially, or that it will lead to Mew.
Although there's no word exactly how long it might take to unlock Mew, this system already feels a far fairer and more rewarding method of releasing Pokémon Go's first Mythical creature than the current EX Raid system to battle Mewtwo.
The in-game quest system is set to go live later this week - just in time for the Easter holidays. UPDATE: 30th March is the start date, the official Pokémon Twitter account has just confirmed:
Strange occurrences are happening all over the world, and Professor Willow needs your help! Starting March 30, discover the new research feature in #PokemonGO and uncover the mystery behind Mew! https://t.co/B2f0jCKwgg pic.twitter.com/R9Cg6bUMM4— Ghost-type PokĂ©mon (@Pokemon) March 26, 2018