Many people, myself included, have got a Mew now. It is decently strong in battle, and gets an insane amount of moves. But now that we’ve done that, what is next for special research?
This seems like an easy question to answer. It will most likely be Celebi, the mythical Grass/Psychic type Pokemon. Celebi will likely be decent in the meta, and depending on its moves could even beat top attackers such as Exeggutor and Venusaur.
Niantic have prepared for this. They knew long ago there would be a lot of special research, and designed it around that. You can see on the screen, after you’ve caught Mew, that they’ve left room for more.
But what will happen to those who haven’t finished the current Special Research yet? Fast finishers shouldn’t have to wait for slowcoaches to finish but people casually playing the game and taking their time shouldn’t be rushed. People can get unlucky, and certain Pokemon can evade for long periods of time.
And those needing to evolve Magikarp into gyarados will be stuck looking at this, hundreds of kilometres away from evolution.
It should take a while though to complete these tasks. This is Mew we’re talking about. But Niantic will need to be careful not to harm any of their fanbase when they add in Celebi, or whatever other unlikely case may occur.