Not all Field Research in Pokémon Go is equal, but it seems that within the Pokémon Go community, one type in particular is causing fans to abandon tasks altogether to avoid them.
There are many ways to earn new items in Pokémon Go, and one of the most lucrative is to complete Field Studies. These short challenges often ask players for simple objectives like “Make 3 effect throws” or occasionally “Take a photo of a wild Pokémon” .
However, not all tasks are this simple, and as Niantic and Pokémon Go have moved more into the areas of augmented reality (AR), one type of Field Research keeps popping up.
Many Pokémon Go players have noticed a Field Research task asking players to scan a real object in the world, ostensibly to help construct maps of the area, but the task is causing trouble in the community.
Pokémon Go Players Hate 3D Scanning Field Studies
In a Reddit post on the topic, a user shared a comment saying, “Anyone else throw the scans away immediately?” with an image of a task asking the player to scan a nearby PokéStop.
Luckily, many people in the comments are sharing their best tips for avoiding stains, as one comment below the post says, “I just keep 1 so I don’t have to continually delete it.”
Meanwhile, another player adds their own side of the story, saying, “I have a task from a PokéStop that isn’t even there anymore. I’m definitely not deleting it haha.”
Not everyone seems to hate these tasks, as one person chimed in in the comments, saying “I’m doing the task for poffins otherwise I’ll pass it up.”Then another person supports them, adding “I only make them for super candy or poffins no lie.”
One user shares their own tactics for avoiding tasks, although we can’t verify the authenticity of the claim, as they say, “I don’t have any more scanning tasks, they figured out I only submit videos of my feet.”
Finally, some users seem to keep tasks unless they reward only Poké Balls, responding to the original comment, one person responds, saying “Only if it’s for Poké Balls. I used Poffins to get Best Buddies and, more importantly, to speed up the collection of XL candies.”