Giovanni Special Research

These are all tasks and rewards for the ‘Looming in the Shadows’ Special Research. Completing this quest will allow you to encounter and challenge Giovanni. Defeating him will allow you to rescue a Shadow Legendary Pokémon.

Go to Looming in the Shadows FAQ below.

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Looming in the Shadows Special Research


What do you mean “monthly”?

You can obtain and complete Giovanni Special Research once every calender month. You can also only obtain it once you’ve complete the previous month’s Special Research. The content of the Giovanni Special Research will likely change in the future.

What happens if I can’t complete the research this month?

You can continue on with it at your own pace. You just won’t be able to start the research again without completing last month’s research.

What is the Super Rocket Radar?

The Super Rocket Radar is the middle reward in step 4. The item will allow you to track down Giovanni’s hideout. However you might run in to a few of his decoys before you can finally challenge him.

When do I catch the Shadow Legendary?

You get the opportunity to catch a Shadow Legendary after defeating Giovanni. It is not an encounter reward from this Special Research.

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