Team GO Rocket Takeover

Team GO Rocket

Starts:
Saturday, March 25, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
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.




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 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

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!

Also, Pokémon that Trainers rescue from Team GO Rocket Grunts may be Shiny Pokémon—if you’re lucky. Check the Shiny section on this page for a confirmed list.

  • Alolan Grimer
  • Phanpy
  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Drifloon

Note: Team GO Rocket Leaders and Giovanni encountered at PokéStops will still have the previous lineup on Saturday. Only those battled from Balloons will have the new lineups on Saturday.

This is due to their lineups being determined at midnight before the event started.

Arlo’s Team

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

  • shiny
    Teddiursa
  • Hypno
  • Blaziken
  • Golurk
  • Scizor
  • Banette
  • Luxray

Cliff’s Team

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

  • shiny
    Larvitar
  • Skarmory
  • Kingdra
  • Sceptile
  • Gyarados
  • Tyranitar
  • Swampert

Sierra’s Team

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

  • shiny
    Murkrow
  • Steelix
  • Swampert
  • Staraptor
  • Charizard
  • Dragonite
  • Houndoom

Giovanni’s Team

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

  • Persian
  • Nidoking
  • Kingler
  • Kingdra
  • Regice

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
  • shiny
    Scraggy
  • shiny
    Pawniard
  • shiny
    Vullaby
  • shiny
    Deino
  • shiny
    Pancham
  • 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 Let’s GO! event will also be still available.


From the Shadows

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

STEP
1
From the Shadows (1/5)
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×5
Super Potion ×5
Catch 2 Shadow Pokémon
×20
Poké Ball ×20
Purify 1 Shadow Pokémon
×3
Revive ×3

REWARDS

1000 XP
×500
×3
STEP
2
From the Shadows (2/5)
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×1
Mysterious Component ×1
Catch 4 Shadow Pokémon
×15
Great Ball ×15
Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon
×1
Mysterious Component ×1

REWARDS

1500 XP
×1000
×1
STEP
3
From the Shadows (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
×1500
×1
STEP
4
From the Shadows (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
×2000
×2
STEP
5
From the Shadows (5/5)
Claim Reward!
×2500
2500 XP
Claim Reward!
×2500
2500 XP
Claim Reward!
×2500
2500 XP

REWARDS

5000 XP
×2500
×2

Shiny

Shiny Pokémon from Grunts

The following Shiny Shadow Pokémon have been confirmed to be available from Team GO Rocket Grunts. This list will be updated as more are confirmed.

Based on the Pokémon confirmed, it looks like Shadow Pokémon that were previously available as Shiny Shadow Pokémon are available from Grunts.

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Grimer
  • Mawile

Shiny Pokémon from Team GO Rocket Leaders

The following Shiny Shadow Pokémon are available from Team GO Rocket Leaders. Arlo has Teddiursa, Cliff has Larviatar, and Sierra has Murkrow.

  • Murkrow
  • Teddiursa
  • Larvitar

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