Team GO Rocket Stages Its Next Takeover in Pokémon GO

February 01, 2023

Team GO Rocket Stages Its Next Takeover in Pokémon GO

Complete a Special Research story to get a Super Rocket Radar and save Shadow Registeel from the clutches of Team GO Rocket.

Team GO Rocket is staging a dastardly takeover in Pokémon GO from February 1, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to February 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. local time. Complete a new Special Research story to obtain a Super Rocket Radar, then defeat Giovanni and save Shadow Registeel. The Special Research story will be available to claim until the end of the Season on March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

During the takeover, a Field Research task will be available that awards a Mysterious Component, so use this opportunity to snag lots of Mysterious Components, build Rocket Radars, and take on the Team GO Rocket Leaders!

Team GO Rocket Grunts will also be appearing more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons. But to successfully best these feisty fiends, you’ll need to retool your teams as they will be using an all-new roster of Shadow Pokémon, including Shadow Alolan Vulpix, Shadow Spoink, Shadow Blitzle, and Shadow Joltik.

This event also offers a rare opportunity to use a Charged TM to help Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.

As per usual, you will be able to obtain 12 km Eggs by besting Team GO Rocket Leaders. The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs obtained during the event.

  • Larvitar

  • Absol

  • Skorupi

  • Sandile

  • Scraggy

  • Pawniard

  • Vullaby

  • Deino

  • Pancham

  • Skrelp

  • Salandit

Best of luck as you tackle the takeover, Trainers!

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