Team GO Rocket Takeover

Team GO Rocket

Starts:
Wednesday, February 1, at 12:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Sunday, February 5, at 11:59 PM Local Time

We have intel indicating a Team GO Rocket Takeover is set from February 1, at 12 am local time to February 5, at 11:59 pm local time.




Bonuses

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 3 hours during this event.

Features

Save Shadow Registeel!

Giovanni’s iron will is strong as ever, and this time his plot includes using Shadow Registeel! 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!

The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season 9: Mythical Wishes on March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

  • Registeel

Shadow

Team GO Rocket Grunts—as well as their leaders Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon!

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

  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Spoink
  • Blitzle
  • Joltik
  • Pidove

Arlo’s Team

Arlo’s Team will consist of these Shadow Pokémon. The row corresponds to the slot on their team.

  • shiny
    Nidoran♂
  • Crobat
  • Steelix
  • Cradily
  • Charizard
  • Scizor
  • Armaldo

Cliff’s Team

Cliff’s Team will consist of these Shadow Pokémon. The row corresponds to the slot on their team.

  • shiny
    Magnemite
  • Venusaur
  • Pinsir
  • Omastar
  • Tyranitar
  • Sharpedo
  • Camerupt

Sierra’s Team

Sierra’s Team will consist of these Shadow Pokémon. The row corresponds to the slot on their team.

  • shiny
    Beldum
  • Lapras
  • Sharpedo
  • Flygon
  • Alakazam
  • Houndoom
  • Shiftry

Giovanni’s Team

Giovanni’s Team will consist of these Shadow Pokémon. The row corresponds to the slot on their team.

  • Persian
  • Nidoking
  • Cloyster
  • Garchomp
  • Registeel

Eggs

In 12 km Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs.

The following Pokémon can currently only be hatched from 12 km Eggs: Sandile, Pawniard, Vullaby, Pancham, and Salandit. Trainers can earn 12 km Eggs by defeating Team GO Rocket leaders.

  • shiny
    Larvitar
  • shiny
    Absol
  • shiny
    Skorupi
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • shiny
    Pawniard
  • shiny
    Vullaby
  • shiny
    Deino
  • Pancham
  • Skrelp
  • Salandit

Research

Field Research Tasks

A Field Research task awarding a Mysterious Component will be available.

  • Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    ×1
    Mysterious Component ×1
    ×2
    Revive ×2
    ×3
    Super Potion ×3
    +1
    ×3
    Hyper Potion ×3

The event-exclusive Field Research for the Crackling Voltage event will also be still available.


Shadowy Skirmishes

Season-exclusive Special Research

Special Research centered on Giovanni will be available. Complete it to earn Super Rocket Radar!

The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season 9: Mythical Wishes on March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

STEP
1
Shadowy Skirmishes (1/5)
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts Helioptile
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row Helioptile
Earn 2 Candies exploring with your buddy Helioptile

REWARDS

2000 XP
×15
×10
STEP
2
Shadowy Skirmishes (2/5)
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×10
Hyper Potion ×10
Catch 4 Shadow Pokémon
×10
Poké Ball ×10
Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon
×10
Pinap Berry ×10

REWARDS

2000 XP
×15
×1
STEP
3
Shadowy Skirmishes (3/5)
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo
×1500
1500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff
×1500
1500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra
×1500
1500 XP

REWARDS

2500 XP
×1000
×1
STEP
4
Shadowy Skirmishes (4/5)
Find the Team GO Rocket Boss
×5
Max Potion ×5
Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss
×20
Ultra Ball ×20
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss
×5
Max Revive ×5

REWARDS

3000 XP
×1
×2
STEP
5
Shadowy Skirmishes (5/5)
Claim Reward!
×2500
2500 XP
Claim Reward!
×2500
2500 XP
Claim Reward!
×2500
2500 XP

REWARDS

5000 XP
×2500
×2

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