Team GO Rocket Takeover

Team GO Rocket

Starts:
Wednesday, June 21, at 12:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Sunday, June 25, at 11:59 PM Local Time

Pokémon aren’t the only ones active during the Solstice… Keep your eyes peeled for Team GO Rocket during the Solstice Horizons event!

We have intel indicating a Team GO Rocket Takeover is set from June 21, at 10:00 am local time to June 25, at 8:00 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
Increased number of Shadow Raids

* Team GO Rocket Balloons are appearing every 3 hours during this event.

Features

Save Shadow Regirock!

Rock out with a new Special Research story leading to a showdown with Giovanni and his Shadow Regirock.

You can claim this Special Research until the end of Pokémon GO: Hidden gems on September 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

  • Regirock

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! If you’re lucky, you may even encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal!

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

  • Alolan Geodude
  • Ledyba
  • Hitmontop
  • Glameow
  • Gible

Grunt Lineups

This will be a basic text list of the current lineups from Team GO Rocket Grunts. Pokémon in bold are encounterable. Pokémon with asterisks (*) can be shiny.

Male Grunt - Normal-type
“Normal does not mean weak.”

  1. Meowth* , Glameow
  2. Rattata, Raticate, Purugly
  3. Raticate, Ursaring, Bibarel

Female Grunt - Fire-type
“Do you know how hot Pokémon fire breath can get?”

  1. Vulpix, Torchic, Numel
  2. Magmar, Quilava
  3. Ninetales, Typhlosion, Camerupt

Male Grunt - Water-type
“These waters are treacherous!”

  1. Magikarp
  2. Magikarp
  3. Magikarp, Gyarados

Female Grunt - Water-type
“These waters are treacherous!”

  1. Psyduck, Mudkip, Wailmer
  2. Golduck, Croconaw
  3. Golduck, Feraligatr, Wailord

Female Grunt - Electric-type
“Get ready to be shocked!”

  1. Mareep, Shinx, Blitzle
  2. Alolan Geodude, Voltorb
  3. Ampharos, Luxray, Zebstrika

Male Grunt - Grass-type
“Don’t tangle with us!”

  1. Oddish, Treecko, Cacnea
  2. Gloom, Bayleef
  3. Meganium, Cacturne, Amoonguss

Female Grunt - Ice-type
“You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks.”

  1. Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Swinub
  2. Alolan Sandslash, Alolan Ninetales, Snover
  3. Cloyster, Lapras, Abomasnow

Female Graunt - Fighting-type
“This buff physique isn’t just for show.”

  1. Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop
  2. Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop
  3. Hitmontop

Female Grunt - Poison-type
“Coiled and ready to strike!”

  1. Grimer*, Foongus
  2. Nidorina, Nidorino
  3. Grimer, Weezing

Male Grunt - Ground-type
“You’ll be defeated into the ground!”

  1. Wooper, Phanpy
  2. Donphan, Hippopotas
  3. Quagsire, Hippowdon

Female Grunt - Flying-type
“Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon”

  1. Zubat, Natu, Ducklett
  2. Golbat, Zatu, Staravia
  3. Gyarados, Dragonite, Crobat

Male Grunt - Psychic-type
“Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?”

  1. Abra, Natu, Spoink
  2. Girafarig, Ralts
  3. Alakazam, Hypno, Metang

Male Grunt - Bug-type
“Go, my super bug Pokémon!”

  1. Ledyba, Pineco*, Joltik
  2. Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill
  3. Beedrill, Forretress, Scizor

Male Grunt - Rock-type
“Let’s rock and roll!”

  1. Geodude, Lileep, Anorith
  2. Graveler, Lileep, Anorith
  3. Golem, Alolan Golem

Male Grunt - Ghost-type
“Ke…ke…ke…ke…ke…ke!”

  1. Shuppet, Duskull, Drifloon
  2. Banette, Dusclops, Golett
  3. Banette, Dusknoir, Golurk

Female Grunt - Dragon-type
“ROAR! …How’d that sound?”

  1. Alolan Exeggutor, Gible
  2. Alolan Exeggutor, Dragonair
  3. Dragonair, Dragonite, Gabite

Female Grunt - Dark-type
“Wherever there is light, there is also shadow.”

  1. Alolan Rattata, Alolan Grimer
  2. Alolan Raticate, Muk
  3. Alolan Muk

Male Grunt - Steel-type
“You’re no match for my iron will!”

  1. Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Diglett, Aron
  2. Alolan Sandshrew, Lairon, Metang
  3. Scizor, Aggron

Female Grunt - Fairy-type
“Check out my cute Pokémon”

  1. Snubbull, Ralts, Mawile*
  2. Snubbull, Granbull, Kirlia
  3. Snubbull, Kirlia

Male Grunt - ???
“Winning is for winners.”

  1. Bulbasaur*, Charmander*, Squirtle*
  2. Bayleef, Quilava, Croconaw
  3. Sceptile, Blaziken, Swampert

Female Grunt - ???
“Winning is for winners.”

  1. Snorlax
  2. Poliwrath, Snorlax, Gardevoir
  3. Gyarados, Snorlax, Dragonite

Female Grunt - Decoy
“In the name of the boss, I’ll destroy you!”

  1. Bellsprout
  2. Raticate, Weepinbell
  3. Raticate, Snorlax

Arlo’s Team

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

  • shiny
    Aipom
  • Alakazam
  • Sharpedo
  • Mismagius
  • Snorlax
  • Scizor
  • Magnezone

Cliff’s Team

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

  • shiny
    Aerodactyl
  • Slowking
  • Cradily
  • Gallade
  • Tyranitar
  • Mamoswine
  • Dusknoir

Sierra’s Team

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

  • shiny
    Geodude
  • Steelix
  • Gardevoir
  • Sableye
  • Victreebel
  • Gyarados
  • Houndoom

Giovanni’s Team

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

  • Persian
  • Nidoking
  • Garchomp
  • Rhyperior
  • Regirock

Eggs

In 12 km Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs.Trainers can earn 12 km Eggs by defeating Team GO Rocket leaders.

For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Pancham!

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

Research

Field Research Tasks

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

  • Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    REWARD
    ×1
    Mysterious Component ×1

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


A Shadowy Disturbance

Season-exclusive Special Research

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

Leek Note: The Special Research is still not available at 10 am local time. Waiting for updates.

You can claim this Special Research until the end of Pokémon GO: Hidden gems on September 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

STEP
1
A Shadowy Disturbance (1/5)
Catch 15 Pokémon
×5
Pinap Berry ×5
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
×10
Poké Ball ×10
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×1
Mysterious Component ×1

REWARDS

1000 XP
×1000
Aron
STEP
2
A Shadowy Disturbance (2/5)
Catch 15 Pokémon
×5
Pinap Berry ×5
Transfer 10 Pokémon
×10
Great Ball ×10
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×3
Mysterious Component ×3

REWARDS

1500 XP
×1500
Graveler
STEP
3
A Shadowy Disturbance (3/5)
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo
×2500
2500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff
×2500
2500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra
×2500
2500 XP

REWARDS

2500 XP
×3000
×1
STEP
4
A Shadowy Disturbance (4/5)
Find the Team GO Rocket Boss
×10
Hyper Potion ×10
Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss
×10
Ultra Ball ×10
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss
×6
Max Revive ×6

REWARDS

3000 XP
×3000
Sableye
STEP
5
A Shadowy Disturbance (5/5)
Claim Reward!
×2500
Stardust ×2500
Claim Reward!
×2500
Stardust ×2500
Claim Reward!
×2500
Stardust ×2500

REWARDS

5000 XP
×2500
×2

Shiny

Shiny Pancham Family

Shiny Pancham will be released with the start of the Team GO Rocket takeover.

  • Pancham
  • Pangoro

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