September 05, 2019

Larvitar, Turtwig among the New Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon GO

Team GO Rocket’s roster of Shadow Pokémon has grown, and you’ll have the opportunity to catch and purify the wayward Pokémon.

Team GO Rocket continues to cause trouble in Pokémon GO with their aggressive Shadow Pokémon. These villains already have several Shadow Pokémon on their team, and now their roster has grown even more! Look for new Shadow Pokémon, like Oddish, Gloom, Venonat, Venomoth, Psyduck, Growlithe, Abra, Hitmonchan, Larvitar, and Turtwig, to begin appearing in Team GO Rocket's discolored PokéStops.

It's up to you to drive those Team GO Rocket Grunts out of the PokéStops with a battle. You'll then have the chance to catch one of their abandoned Shadow Pokémon and, if you choose to, purify it. If you enjoy taking your Pokémon out on Pokémon GO Community Days, there's a good reason to purify them—if you have a Pokémon that's eligible to learn a new move during one of the monthly Community Days, it will be unable to do so if it's a Shadow Pokémon. Purified Pokémon, however, can learn these special event-exclusive moves.

It's up to you to save these neglected Pokémon, Trainers. Good luck!

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