Team GO Rocket is celebrating—but why? It’s up to you to find out! Here’s what you can expect during the Team GO Rocket Celebration event.
Date + Time
Tuesday, February 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, February, 7th, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
New Shadow Pokémon
Team GO Rocket Grunts will be turning the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon: Swinub, Nosepass, Aron, Spheal, Lileep, Anorith, and more.
New Grunt Lineups
Team GO Rocket Grunts will also have different teams of Pokémon during the event and after its conclusion. Keep a lookout for more invaded PokéStops and Team GO Rocket balloons than usual!
New leader lineups
|First defender||Second defender||Final defender|
Team GO Rocket Gift Stickers
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leaders during the event for a chance to receive a Team GO Rocket Leader Gift sticker.
Be on the lookout for Pokémon like Golbat, Koffing, Ariados, Qwilfish, Sneasel, Houndour, Nuzleaf, Stunky, Skorupi, and Venipede appearing more often in the wild!
New Pokemon in 12km Eggs
Strange Eggs will hatch different Pokémon during and after the event, such as Qwilfish, Larvitar, Corphish, Absol, Skorupi, Sandile, Scraggy, Vullaby, Pawniard, and Deino.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in one star raids:
|Meowth (Alola)||Grimer (Alola)||Gligar|
The following Pokémon will be appearing in three star raids:
For full dates on five star raid bosses and dates please check out the February Event Guide.
following Pokémon will be appearing in mega raids:
|Venusaur (Mega)||Ampharos (Mega)||Houndoom (Mega)|
Event-exclusive Field Research and Timed Research will be available:
|Catch 7 Poison-type Pokemon||Gligar (s)|
|Purify 3 Shadow Pokemon||Misdreavus (s)|
|Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts||Nidoran-female (s)|
|Catch 15 Dark-type Pokemon||Umbreon|
The Team GO Rocket Timed Research Challenge that begins during the Johto Celebration event will continue on during this event, and will reward an encounter with the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh that knows the exclusive attack Earthquake!
Half Egg Hatch Distance when an Egg is placed inside an Incubator during the event.