Team GO Rocket is causing more trouble in Pokémon GO, and you're eggs-actly the Trainers to stop them. From Monday, October 12, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, October 19, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, you can help take down Team GO Rocket during this autumn event!
During this time, you can find a new kind of Pokémon Egg—called Strange Eggs—for the first time in Pokémon GO. Strange Eggs hatch Poison- or Dark-type Pokémon as well as Pokémon that acquire either of those types through Evolution, including Larvitar, Scraggy, Trubbish, Vullaby, and others. You can find a Strange Egg by defeating a Team GO Rocket Leader and hatch that Egg by walking 12 kilometers. Strange Eggs will be available in Pokémon GO after the event ends, so don't worry if you can't get your hands on one before it's over!
Poison- or Dark-type Pokémon like Spinarak, Houndour, Poochyena, Gulpin, Stunky, Purrloin, and others will be appearing more frequently in the wild during the event. And be sure to take a snapshot for a surprise!
You'll also be able to gain access to a new Special Research story called An Inter-eggs-ting Development! Completing this Special Research will lead to a confrontation against Giovanni himself. Defeat him in battle, and you'll have a chance to rescue Shadow Mewtwo.
Plus, during the event, you'll likely come across more PokéStops that have been taken over by Team GO Rocket, and you'll also encounter more Team GO Rocket balloons. The nefarious Team GO Rocket Grunts will frequently be partnered with Shadow Pokémon like Diglett, Slowpoke, Shellder, Aerodactyl, Hoppip, and Skarmory. Team GO Rocket Leaders will be using different Shadow Pokémon than usual, including Growlithe, Drowzee, and Omanyte. If you're lucky, you may even be able to rescue a Shiny Shadow Pokémon after a battle with a Team GO Rocket Leader!
For those with an eye for fashion, you can attempt to blend in with these villains by heading to the in-game shop, where you'll find new Team GO Rocket Leader–themed avatar items.
Get out there and defeat Team GO Rocket, Trainers!