Dataminers have uncovered evidence within the latest Pokémon GO update that the game will be getting story quests involving some of the human characters.
According to the Silph Road subreddit, the system appears to feature multiple quest steps and animations for characters such as Professor Willow.
These quests will have a wide range of criteria, such as catching Pokémon, spinning Pokéstops, hatching eggs, walking with their buddy Pokémon and much more. There's mentions of rewards being dished out for completing these quests, too.
As spotted by Eurogamer, this update arrives shortly after Niantic made a key "editorial" hire:
Coincidence? You decide. While you're at it, let us know if you'd like to see story-focused quests in Pokémon GO by posting a comment.