The Pokémon Research Exhibition in Singapore lets you act like a real Pokémon trainer

Here’s a peek at what to expect

If you’ve gotten bored with Pokémon Go lately, there’s a new challenge on the horizon that will fuel your Pokémon needs.

Available for the first time outside of Japan, the Pokémon Research Exhibition runs from 22 October to 2 January at the S.E.A Aquarium in Resorts World Sentosa, and we’ve got a sneak preview.

Think you know your Pokémon? Call yourself a superfan? Want to be the very best? Let’s go then.

The Mission

The Pokémon Research Exhibition is essentially a giant game to let fans learn more about Pokémon. As such, your mission (should you choose to accept it), is to try and figure out which Pokémon is contained inside the Pokéball you first pick out at the entrance of the exhibit. 

There are three levels of difficulty, so while filthy PoGo casuals can grab a Regular Ball (easy) or a Great Ball (medium), true Pokémon masters might want to give the Ultra Balls (hard) a shot. 

Make sure to pick up the corresponding “Observation Notebook,” a handy dandy guide that will hint at the range of critters possibly hiding inside your Pokéball, and which you can also use to write down clues that you’ll pick up along the way. 

As you can see, the Ultra Ball guide is pretty much no help at all.