Team GO Rocket Takeover: Shadow Registeel

Giovanni returns with Shadow Registeel, new Shadow Pokémon release, and Team GO Rocket Grunts and Team GO Rocket Leaders get new line-ups

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Giovanni returns, this time with Shadow Registeel! Giovanni has returned once again, with a new devious plot, involving Shadow Registeel. Sierra, Cliff, Arlo and Rocket Grunts are also using different Shadow Pokemon in the newest Team GO Rocket Takeover event.

From Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 5, at 11:59 p.m. local time, help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome Team GO Rocket. You will be able to pick up a new Special Research, TM-away Frustration, and save Shadow Registeel!

Event overview

  • Date and time 📅
  • Event icon Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 5, at 11:59 p.m. local time
  • Bonuses ⭐
  • Team Rocket icon Giovanni, Team GO Rocket Leaders and Grunts will be using different Shadow Pokémon
  • Team Rocket icon Shadow Registeel is available as a reward for defeating Giovanni
  • Team Rocket icon Release of Shadow Alolan Vulpix, Shadow Spoink, Shadow Blitzle, and Shadow Joltik
  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in Balloons
  • Attack icon You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget Frustration

Save Shadow Registeel

Registeel

Giovanni’s iron will is strong as ever, and this time his plot includes using Shadow Registeel.

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!

This Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season of Mythical Wishes, on March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Shadowy Skirmishes (1/5) Tasks and Rewards

Task Reward
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts Helioptile
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a Row Helioptile
Earn 2 Candies Exploring with your Buddy Helioptile
Rewards
  • Poke Ball icon 15× Poke Ball
  • XP icon 2000× XP
  • Revive icon 10× Revive

Shadowy Skirmishes (2/5) Tasks and Rewards

Task Reward
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts Hyper Potion icon 10× Hyper Potion
Catch 4 Shadow Pokémon Pokeball icon 15× Pokeball
Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon Pinap Berry icon 10× Pinap Berry
Rewards
  • Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball
  • XP icon 2000× XP
  • Rocket Radar icon 1× Rocket Radar

Shadowy Skirmishes (3/5) Tasks and Rewards

Task Reward
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo XP icon 1500× XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff XP icon 1500× XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra XP icon 1500× XP
Rewards
  • Stardust icon 1000× Stardust
  • XP icon 2500× XP
  • Super Rocket Radar icon 1× Super Rocket Radar

Shadowy Skirmishes (4/5) Tasks and Rewards

Task Reward
Find the Team GO Rocket Boss Max Potion icon 5× Max Potion
Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss Ultra Ball icon 20× Ultra Ball
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss Max Revive icon 5× Max Revive
Rewards
  • Lucky Egg icon 1× Lucky Egg
  • XP icon 3000× XP
  • Golden Razz Berry icon 2× Golden Razz Berry

Shadowy Skirmishes (5/5) Tasks and Rewards

Task Reward
Claim Reward! XP icon 2500× XP
Claim Reward! XP icon 2500× XP
Claim Reward! XP icon 2500× XP
Rewards
  • Stardust icon 2500× Stardust
  • XP icon 5000× XP
  • Silver Pinap Berry icon 2× Silver Pinap Berry

Grunts and Leaders are using new Shadow Pokémon

Team GO Rocket Grunts – as well as their leaders Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo – are using different Shadow Pokemon:

  • Sierra is using Shadow Beldum
  • Arlo is Shadow Nidoran (Male)
  • Cliff is using Shadow Magnemite

New Shadow Pokémon released

In addition, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokemon into Shadow Pokemon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!

Eggs

The following Pokemon will hatch from 12 kilometer Eggs. Trainers can earn 12 km Eggs by defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders.

Currently, Sandile, Pawniard, Vullaby, Pancham, and Salandit can only be hatched from 12 km Eggs.

Field Resarch

A Field Research task awarding a Mysterious Component will be available.

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