Pokemon Go fans can capture a brand new Pocket Monster as part of the August Field Research update.
August’s Field Research tasks have an Electric theme, focusing on Electric-type Pokemon such as Pikachu, Electrike and Mareep.
Likewise, anybody who manages to collect seven Field Research stamps during the month of August will be rewarded with a Legendary breakthrough.
The reward for seven stamps in August is an encounter with Legendary Pokemon Raikou.
And the Raikou encounter isn’t the only surprise for fans this month, as Niantic makes Spinda available in the game.
Spinda is a Normal-type Pokemon that comes in a variety of different forms.
To catch this Pokemon, you’ll need to land three curveballs in a row as part of a Field Research quest.
If you struggle with curveballs, you might want to hunt down larger Pokemon like Wailmer to make things easier.
As for Raikou, it’s worth remembering that July’s research stamps carry over into the new month.
This means you’ll encounter Raikou much sooner if you have existing stamps from July.
“Trainers, we have an electrifying announcement for you! August Field Research tasks will focus on Electric-type Pokemon,” reads a Niantic tweet.
“Also, if you collect enough stamps to earn a Research Breakthrough, you’ll have an opportunity to catch the Legendary Pokemon Raikou!”
The news comes as Niantic introduces Lucky Pokemon to the game.
“Attention, Trainers! Lucky Pokemon are now available!” reads a Niantic tweet. “Start trading with your friends today!”
Lucky Pokemon require less Stardust to power up, but are only available through trading.
“Professor Willow has made an important new discovery about Pokemon!” reads a recent Niantic explainer.
“His findings suggest that Pokemon can take on a new trait when they are traded. The trait’s origin is a mystery, and you can experience it soon in Pokemon GO!”