World of Wonders: Taken Over

Event
Team GO Rocket

Starts:
Wednesday, March 27, at 12:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Sunday, March 31, at 11:59 PM Local Time

We have intel indicating a Team GO Rocket Takeover is set March 27, 2024 at 12 am to March 31, 2024 at 11 pm.




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 every 2 hours during this event.

Features

Save Shadow Groudon!

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 Pokémon GO: World of Wonders on June 1, 2024, at 9:59 a.m. local time.

  • Groudon

Save Shadow Mewtwo!

Shadow Mewtwo will return to Pokémon GO in Shadow Raids.

Shadow Mewtwo will appear in five-star Shadow Raids from Saturday, March 30, 2024, to Sunday, March 31, 2024, local time.

Shadow Raikou will not appear during the event.

  • shiny
    Mewtwo

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during the event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!

Shadow

Team GO Rocket Grunts—as well as their leaders Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are using different 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 rescued from Team GO Rocket Grunts may be Shiny Pokémon—if you’re lucky.

You can find updated Team GO Rocket lineups here on Leek Duck after the event starts.

New Shadow Pokémon

  • Pidgey
  • Darumaka
  • Gothita
  • Solosis

New Rocket Leader Shadows

Team GO Rocket Leaders will be using new lineups.

  • Arlo will have Cacnea
  • Cliff will have Machop
  • Sierra will have Trapinch

You can find updated Team GO Rocket lineups here on Leek Duck after the event starts.

  • shiny
    Cacnea
  • shiny
    Machop
  • shiny
    Trapinch

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny
    Murkrow
  • shiny
    Sableye
  • shiny
    Purrloin
  • shiny
    Scraggy
  • shiny
    Inkay

Some Trainers might even encounter the following!

  • shiny
    Zorua
  • shiny
    Vullaby
  • shiny
    Deino

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to hatch Shiny Sandile—if you’re lucky!

In 12 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Larvitar
  • shiny
    Sandile
  • shiny
    Pawniard
  • shiny
    Vullaby
  • shiny
    Deino
  • shiny
    Pancham
  • Salandit
  • Varoom

Raids

Shadow Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in Shadow Raids! Gyms not under Team GO Rocket control may still host other raids.

Appearing in 1-Star Shadow Raids

  • shiny
    Drowzee
  • shiny
    Poliwag
  • Barboach
  • Foongus

Appearing in 3-Star Shadow Raids

  • Hitmontop
  • Wobbuffet
  • shiny
    Sneasel

Appearing in 5-Star Shadow Raids

Shadow Mewtwo will appear in five-star Shadow Raids from Saturday, March 30, 2024, to Sunday, March 31, 2024, local time.

  • shiny
    Mewtwo

Research

Field Research Tasks

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

  • Defeat 1 Team GO Rocket Grunt
    REWARD
    ×1
    Mysterious Component ×1
  • Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Sableye
    Max CP
    632
    Min CP
    592
    shiny Inkay
    Max CP
    397
    Min CP
    365
  • Defeat 4 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Deino
    Max CP
    455
    Min CP
    420
    shiny Vullaby
    Max CP
    545
    Min CP
    506
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Pawniard
    Max CP
    614
    Min CP
    574
    shiny Vullaby
    Max CP
    545
    Min CP
    506
  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    ×1
    Fast TM ×1
    ×1
    Charged TM ×1

It's a Rocket World

Season-exclusive Special Research

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 Pokémon GO: World of Wonders on June 1, 2024, at 9:59 a.m. local time.

STEP
1
It's a Rocket World (1/5)
Catch 15 Pokémon
×5
Pinap Berry ×5
Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon
×10
Poké Ball ×10
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×1
Mysterious Component ×1

REWARDS

1500 XP
Aipom
STEP
2
It's a Rocket World (2/5)
Catch 20 Pokémon
×5
Pinap Berry ×5
Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon
×10
Great Ball ×10
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Gruunts
×3
Mysterious Component ×3

REWARDS

2000 XP
Misdreavus
STEP
3
It's a Rocket World (3/5)
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo
×2500
2500 XP
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff
×2500
2500 XP
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra
×2500
2500 XP

REWARDS

2500 XP
×1
STEP
4
It's a Rocket World (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
Croagunk
STEP
5
It's a Rocket World (5/5)
Claim Reward!
×1500
Stardust ×1500
Claim Reward!
×1500
Stardust ×1500
Claim Reward!
×1500
Stardust ×1500

REWARDS

6000 XP
×2

World of Wonders: Taken Over

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Event-themed Timed Research will be available throughout the event!

Complete the research tasks to earn items and encounters with event-themed Pokémon.

STEP
1
World of Wonders: Taken Over (1/2)
Catch 5 Dark-type Pokémon
×500
500 XP
Catch 10 Dark-type Pokémon
×1000
1000 XP
Catch 15 Dark-type Pokémon
×1500
1500 XP
Catch 20 Dark-type Pokémon
×2000
2000 XP
Catch 25 Dark-type Pokémon
×2500
2500 XP

REWARDS

Vullaby
×5
×5
STEP
2
World of Wonders: Taken Over (2/2)
Catch 6 Shadow Pokémon
×3
Pinap Berry ×3
Catch 12 Shadow Pokémon
×5
Pinap Berry ×5
Purify 6 Shadow Pokémon
×7
Pinap Berry ×7

REWARDS

Pawniard
×5
×5

Chasing Team GO Rocket Timed Research

Event-exclusive Timed Research

For US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research focused on defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts.

Timed Research rewards include the following.

  • Six Mysterious Components
  • One Super Incubator
  • One Rocket Radar
  • An encounter with Pawniard
Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. local time.
Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.
Please note that the Timed Research ticket will only be available in the in-game shop until March 30, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. local time.
STEP
1
Chasing Team GO Rocket Timed Research (1/1)
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt
×1
Mysterious Component ×1
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×1
Mysterious Component ×1
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×1
Mysterious Component ×1
Defeat 4 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×1
Mysterious Component ×1
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×1
Mysterious Component ×1
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts
×1
Mysterious Component ×1

REWARDS

×1
×1
Pawniard

Shiny

These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event. Sandile is hatching from 12 km Eggs.

  • Sandile
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile

Sales

Pokémon GO Web Store Team GO Rocket Bundle

A Team GO Rocket Box will be available during the event for US$9.99, featuring seven Rocket Radars, seven Premium Battle Passes, seven Ultra Balls, and seven Silver Pinap Berries. Check it out in the Pokémon GO Web Store.


Event Bundle

A Team GO Rocket Box will be available during this event.

For 300 PokéCoins, you will get one Incubator, one Rocket Radar, and one Premium Battle Pass.

Check it out in the in-game shop!


New Avatar Pose

The following avatar pose will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Poké Ball Throw Pose

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