Team GO Rocket Takeover

Team GO Rocket

Saturday, March 25, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Wednesday, March 29, at 8:00 PM Local Time

We have intel indicating a Team GO Rocket Takeover is set from March 25, at 10 am local time to March 29, at 8:00 pm local time.


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 ? hours during this event.


Save Shadow Regice!

Giovanni’s icy demeanor is as chilling as ever, and this time his plot includes using Shadow Regice! 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!

You can claim this Special Research up to the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

  • Regice


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!

Also, Pokémon that Trainers rescue from Team GO Rocket Grunts may be Shiny Pokémon—if you’re lucky.

  • Alolan Grimer
  • Phanpy
  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Drifloon


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


Field Research Tasks

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

The event-exclusive Field Research for the Let’s GO! event will also be still available.

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 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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