All-Hands Rocket Retreat


Sunday, April 3, at 12:00 AM Local Time
Thursday, April 7, at 11:59 PM Local Time

Another Team GO Rocket takeover is happening! Spurred by the recent influx of Pokémon first found in the Alola region, Team GO Rocket is feeling bolder than ever. This time, the villains are trying to prepare for their upcoming company-wide Team GO Rocket Retreat!


Team GO Rocket will be appearing more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons*
You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration

* Team GO Rocket Balloons are appearing every three hours during this event.


Salandit Debuts

Salandit and Salazzle make their debuts in Pokémon GO!

Starting with this event, Salandit will be available to hatch from 12 km Eggs.

You can use 50 Salandit Candy to evolve female Salandit into Salazzle.

  • Salandit
  • Salazzle

Save Shadow Latias!

Giovanni never rests on his laurels. The Boss is back—and he’s got Shadow Latias in tow! A new Special Research story will be available at the beginning of this event. Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar, and chase down Giovanni!

  • Latias


Shadow Pokémon

Team GO Rocket Grunts, as well as their Leaders—Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are also using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon! If you’re lucky, you may encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal, too!

In addition, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!

  • Alolan Rattata
  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Sudowoodo
  • Girafarig
  • Numel

Giovanni and Rocket Leader Teams


  1. Persian
  2. Honchkrow / Gyarados / Rhyperior
  3. Latias


  1. Exeggcute
  2. Salamence / Alolan Exeggutor / Dragonite
  3. Gardevoir / Steelix / Scizor


  1. Cubone
  2. Luxray / Electivire / Omastar
  3. Tyranitar / Charizard / Swampert


  1. Drowzee
  2. Lapras / Blaziken / Sharpedo
  3. Houndoom / Nidoqueen / Shiftry


In 12 km Eggs

These are the available Pokémon in 12 km Eggs with the start of the event.

  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • shiny
  • Pancham
  • Skrelp
  • Salandit


Special Research

A new Team GO Rocket Special Research line will be available with the start of the event. Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar to challenge and defeat Giovanni.

You must have completed all Team GO Rocket Special Research lines you’ve currently started to receive this one.

Field Research

Field Research Encounters

  • shiny

If you're lucky, you might encounter:

  • Scraggy

Field Research Tasks

Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts - Super Potion x2 or Revive x2
Catch 3 Shadow Pokémon - 750 Stardust
Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon - Sneasel
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader - Scraggy


Event Bundles

There’ll be a special one-time-purchase event bundle available for 1275 PokéCoins, featuring 10 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, and 5 Rocket Radars.




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