Does Enigma Week have a timed research task in Pokémon Go?

Enigma Week has less to offer than we thought.

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Most events in Pokémon Go feature a week-long event where trainers gain access to a timed research task. The task is only available for the week, and by completing each objective, players receive various items and Pokémon encounters exclusive to that event. The first Ultra Unlock week following the Pokémon Go Fest 2020 was Dragon Week, and it had a timed research task where trainers were able to receive two Deinos encounters if they completed every one. It was expected the second week, Enigma Week, would also receive a timed research task, but it does not appear to be showing up for players.

The Dragon Week research task had been advertised on the Pokémon Go community blog Niantic regularly writes on to inform players of what’s up ahead in the upcoming events for the game. The second and third Ultra Unlock weeks, Enigma and Unova, did not have the same advertisement. It’s unlikely these two events will receive any timed research task, and instead will feature a variety of wild, raid, and 7-kilometer egg Pokémon trainers will have to receive by using incense, walking around, and fighting in Pokémon five-star raids. The only research tasks players can receive are the one available for spinning photo discs at PokéStops and Gyms.

It’s disappointing Dragon Week was the only one to receive the research task. These tasks featured five engaging activities could work on throughout the week, and it sometimes made it easier to encounter hard to find Pokémon exclusive to the events. It’s especially disappointing given how rare and difficult Deino had been to acquire from a 7-kilometer egg, disappointing many trainers worldwide.