Team GO Rocket Strikes Event

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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


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
Arlo Bagon Blastoise
Cliff Teddiursa Electivire
Sierra Poliwag Exeggutor Houndoom

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Task Rewards
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
  • 5x Super Potion
  • 2x Hyper Potion
  • 1x Revive
Take 2 snapshots of a wild Pokemon
  • 25 Mega Manectric energy
  • 25 Mega Ampharos energy


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