Trainers, a new Team GO Rocket event has started in Pokémon GO, lining up with the second half of the Power Plant Event that’s also currently running.
The event is called Team GO Rocket Strikes and it brings new Shadow Pokémon, new Team GO Rocket lineups, Frustration can be removed with TMs and more.
Date and Time
- Team GO Rocket Strikes begins on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. local time
- Ends on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. local time
- More frequent GO Rocket stops and balloons
- The ability to TM Frustration off your Shadow Pokémon – see Best Shadow Pokémon to TM Away Frustration
- Sierra, Cliff and Arlo will be using different Shadow Pokémon
- New Shadow Pokémon available from Team GO Rocket grunts
We are updating our TGR guides accordingly.
New Shadow Pokémon
Team GO Rocket has also changed the following Pokémon to Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!
- Shadow Voltorb
- Shadow Chikorita
- Shadow Cyndaquil
- Shadow Totodile
- Shadow Whismur
- Shadow Hippopotas
Currently, it seems the following Pokémon are available from TGR Leaders:
|Leader||1st slot (reward)||2nd slot||3rd slot|
Field Research Task Encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!
|Catch 5 Electric type Pokémon|
|Make 3 Curveball Throws|
|Walk 1 km||Helioptile|
|Walk 2 km||
|Walk 4 km||Emolga|
|Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts|
|Catch 5 Pokémon||
|Take 2 snapshots of a wild Pokemon||