Pokémon GO Rising Shadows Event

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Pokémon GO Rising Shadows event takes place from Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. local time, and brings the advent of Shadow Raids in Pokémon GO.

Team GO Rocket has also brought along additional surprises! Get ready to venture into the shadows as we take a look at the event’s raid bosses, spawns, and bonuses! Prepare to defeat Sierra, Arlo, Cliff, and Giovanni once again.

Date and Time

  • Event icon Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. local time.
  • Event icon From Monday, May 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, a majority of Gyms will host Shadow Raids.
  • Event icon From 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, Saturday, May 27, 2023, Team GO Rocket activity will spike, taking over all raids.

Field Research

Research icon Tasks focused on defeating Team GO Rocket and catching Pokémon will be available. Trainers can also earn Mysterious Components and Stardust as rewards.

The following rewards will be available as rewards from field research tasks during the event:

Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
  • Mysterious Component icon 1× Mysterious Component
Catch 10 Poison Type Pokémon
  • Stardust icon 500× Stardust
Catch 10 Dark type Pokémon
  • Stardust icon 500× Stardust
Win a raid
  • Stardust icon 1000× Stardust

Bonuses

Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.

Shadow Raids

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

Shadow Mewtwo makes its first Shadow Raid debut. For the first time in Pokémon GO, Shadow Mewtwo is also shiny-eligible. widely known as one of the strongest, if not THE strongest Pokémon currently in the entire game.

Previously, Shadow Mewtwo has only been available through defeating Giovanni. Now that it’s in Shadow Raids, it provides a massive bonus to those that may have missed out on the opportunity to catch one.

Two other notable Shadow Raids are Beldum and Machop. Shadow Metagross is the strongest non-mega steel type in the game. While Shadow Machamp isn’t a top contender in the fighting category since Shadow Blaziken’s release, it still makes strides in all leagues within the GO Battle League.

Gyms not under Team GO Rocket control may still host other raids. You are NOT able to use Remote Raid Passes to join Shadow Raids.

  • From Monday, May 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, a majority of Gyms will host Shadow Raids.
  • From 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, Saturday, May 27, 2023, Team GO Rocket activity will spike, taking over all raids.

Five-Star Shadow Raids

Mewtwo (Shadow)

Shadow Mewtwo will return to Pokémon GO in Shadow Raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Shadow Mewtwo—if you’re lucky!

Shadow Mewtwo will appear in five-star Shadow Raids from Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m local time.

Non Shadow Raids

Pokémon GO Raids
Pokémon GO Raids

When a gym isn’t taken over by a Shadow Raid Boss, the following Pokémon will appear in raids.

Five-Star Raids

  • Tapu Fini will appear in raids until Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Regigigas will appear in raids starting Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

Mega Raids

When a gym isn’t taken over by a Shadow Raid Boss, the following Pokémon will appear in raids.

  • Mega Pinsir will appear in raids until Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Mega Altaria will appear in raids starting Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

Wild Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Seasonal Special Research: Let’s GO

Pokemon GO master ball
Pokemon GO master ball

Throughout Season 10: Rising Heroes, free Special Research will be available for Trainers! Willow’s back with some news on Team GO Rocket’s latest plans…and he has a gift for you. You can claim the Special Research until the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

The research is divided into six parts, each with different tasks and rewards:

Let’s GO! (1/6)

  • Catch 10 Pokémon → 5× Poke Ball
  • Make 10 Curveball Throws → 5× Razz Berry
  • Power Up a Pokémon 5 Times → 1000 Stardust
  • Stage rewards: 1500× XP and Mankey encounter

Let’s GO! (2/6)

  • Catch 15 Pokémon → 5× Poke Ball
  • Make 10 Great Throws → 5× Pinap Berry
  • Transfer 20 Pokémon → 5× Great Ball
  • Stage rewards: 2000 XP and Meditite encounter

Let’s GO! (3/6)

  • Power up a Pokémon 10 times → 10× Great Ball
  • Make 7 Great Throws → 1× Lure
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket member → 3× Revive
  • Stage rewards: 2500 XP and Machoke encounter

Let’s GO! (4/6)

  • Catch a Pokémon → 500 XP
  • Stage rewards: 1000 Stardust and 1000 XP

Let’s GO! (5/6)

  • Catch 25 Pokémon → 2500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts → 3× Hyper Potion
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws → Galarian Farfetch’d encounter
  • Evolve 5 Pokémon → 2500 Stardust
  • Battle in a Gym 3 times → 5× Revive
  • Stage rewards: 1× Master Ball, 1000 XP, and 1000 Stardust

Let’s GO! (6/6)

  • Claim Reward → 10× Ultra Ball
  • Claim Reward → 3× Silver Pinap Berry
  • Claim Reward → 3× Star Piece
  • Stage rewards: 3000 Stardust and 1000 XP

Avatar pose

The Rising Hero Pose will be available from the event onwards!

Rising Hero Pose

Note: Avatar items sold separately.

Infographic

Rising Shadows Event

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