As more places issue stay at home orders, Niantic has removed select Field Research tasks from Pok\u00e9mon Go.\n\n\n\nWhile video games and Netflix are seeing more users, some games are not compatible with the changing societal necessities. Recognizing the dangers of social activity, Niantic removed some Field Research tasks from Pok\u00e9mon Go to make the game easier to play at home.\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/NianticHelp\/status\/1242866362642546695?s=09\n\n\n\n\nPok\u00e9mon Go was designed to get players outside, give them some exercise, and encourage social contact and cooperation. It\u2019s a noble goal in the typically sedentary video game world. With COVID-19 surging through the global population, though, that goal is unsafe. In recognition of the events, Niantic announced on Twitter that it is removing \u201cselect Field Research tasks\u201d that could be difficult to complete while in isolation. If players already completed them, they can still collect the rewards.\n\n\n\nPreviously, Niantic took other measures to make the game more accessible in social isolation: Incense, an item that causes wild Pok\u00e9mon to spawn around the player, costs one coin in the shop, letting players catch Pok\u00e9mon from home. Events were canceled to reduce social contact in busy areas. So far, Pok\u00e9 Stops haven\u2019t been affected, and players still need to find a way to visit them to earn the rewards.\n\n\n\nNiantic did not specify which Field Research tasks were removed. Details may emerge in the game or in future updates.