Team GO Rocket Takeover Event November 2022

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Team GO Rocket returns with shiny Pawniard, new GO Rocket line-ups, Giovanni has Shadow Mewtwo, new boxes are in store, and you can use a Charged TM to forget Frustration.

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts is the new Team GO Rocket Takeover Special Research that leads to a Shadow Mewtwo encounter following Giovanni’s defeat. 

Here are all the details about the Team GO Rocket Takeover event happening from November 14, 2022 to November 17, 2022.

Team GO Rocket Takeover Event

  • Date and Time
  • Event icon Monday, November 14, 2022, 12:00 am local time to Thursday, November 17, 2022, 8:00 pm local time
  • Bonuses
  • Team Rocket icon Giovani returns with Shadow Mewtwo as the reward for defeating him!
  • Team Rocket icon New Team GO Rocket line-ups
  • Team Rocket icon Increased Team GO Rocket activity in balloons and at PokéStops
  • Shiny icon Shiny Pawniard debuts in Pokémon GO
  • Attack icon Use a Charged TM to forget Frustration

New Giovanni’s Line-up

New Leaders’ line-ups

All Leaders line-ups have changed. Leader Pokémon can be shiny.

Sierra’s Pokémon Line-Up

Cliff’s Pokémon Line-Up

Arlo’s Pokémon Line-Up

New Grunt line-ups

Team GO Rocket
Team GO Rocket

For each Grunt type, the reward can either be Pokemon found in the 1st battle slot, or those found in both the 1st and 2nd slots.

1st slot 2nd slot 3rd slot
M – “Go, my super bug Pokémon!”
Weedle Shuckle Beedrill Skorupi Forretress Scizor Pinsir
F – “Wherever there is light, there is also shadow.”
Rattata (Alola) Purrloin Stunky Raticate (Alola) Honchkrow Raticate (Alola) Cacturne
F – “ROAR! …How’d that sound?”
Dratini Flygon Dragonair Dragonite Flygon
F – “Get ready to be shocked!”
Shinx Mareep Voltorb Electabuzz Luxray Ampharos Electabuzz
F – “Check out my cute Pokémon!”
Snubbull Ralts Kirlia Snubbull Granbull Kirlia Granbull
F – “This buff physique isn’t just for show!”
Makuhita Hitmonchan Hitmonlee Hitmonchan Hitmonlee Machamp Hitmonlee Hitmonchan
F – “Do you know how hot Pokémon fire breath can get?”
Cyndaquil Numel Quilava Camerupt Ninetales Typhlosion
F – “Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”
Natu Ducklett Starly Staravia Golbat Dragonite Gyarados Crobat
M – “Ke…ke…ke…ke…ke…ke!”
Golett Dusclops Banette Dusknoir Banette Golruk
M – “Don’t tangle with us!”
Cacnea Chikorita Bayleef Amoonguss Meganium Cacturne
M – “You’ll be defeated into the ground!”
Hippopotas Diglett (Alola) Hippopotas Diglett (Alola) Onix Golem Hippowdon
F – “You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks.”
Sandshrew (Alola) Swinub Snover Sandslash (Alola) Lapras Abomasnow Cloyster
M – “Normal does not mean weak.”
Rattata Patrat Whismur Loudred Raticate Bidoof Ursaring Raticate
F – “Coiled and ready to strike!”
Nidoran (M) Zubat Foongus Nidorina Nidorino Weezing Muk
M – “Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?”
Natu Ralts Girafarig Metang Alakazam Hypno
M – “Let’s rock and roll!”
Onix Sudowoodo Lileep Anorith Golem Onix
F – “Don’t bother – I’ve already won!”/”Get ready to be defeated!”/”Winning is for winners!”
Snorlax Snorlax Poliwrath Gardevoir Snorlax Gyarados Dragonite
F – “These waters are treacherous!”
Wailmer Totodile Croconaw Feraligatr Wailord
M – “These waters are treacherous!”
Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp Gyarados

Shiny Pawniard and Bisharp

Shiny Pawniard debuts in Pokémon GO, and Shiny Bisharp is also available when you evolve a shiny Pawniard. You need 50 Pawniard candy to evolve Bisharp. The table below shows the difference between regular and shiny Pawniard and Bisharp.

Regular Shiny

12 KM Eggs

Eggs

Pokémon that can hatch from 12 KM Eggs have changed a bit, and now the list includes some of the new shiny variants, and different Pokémon. Egg Rarities are listed from easiest to get, to hardest to get.

1-Egg rarity

2-Egg rarity

3-Egg rarity

Field Research Tasks

Field Research

A field research task rewarding a Mysterious Component will be available.

Task Text Reward
Use 3 berries to help catch Pokémon Exeggcute (s), Cherubi (s), Swirlix (s)
Use 15 berries to help catch Pokémon 1000 stardust
Give your buddy 15 treats 1000 stardust
Walk 1km 3 Razz Berries, 2 Pinap Berries
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts Mysterious Component

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research 

Special Research

  • Date and Time
  • Event icon Available starting Monday, November 14, 2022, 12:00 am local time

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts is the new Team GO Rocket Takeover Special Research. A full list of tasks and rewards for November 2022. Complete this Special Research to encounter a Shadow Mewtwo from defeating Giovanni in Stage 3 of Ultra Beast Protection Efforts.

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts (1/4)

Task Reward
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts Hyper Potion icon 10x Hyper Potion
Catch 4 Shadow Pokémon Poke Ball icon 10x Poke Ball
Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon Pinap Berry icon 10x Pinap Berry

Stage rewards

  • XP icon 2000x XP
  • Great Ball icon 15x Great Ball
  • Rocket Radar icon 1x Rocket Radar

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts (2/4)

Task Reward
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo XP icon 1500x XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff XP icon 1500x XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra XP icon 1500x XP

Stage rewards

  • XP icon 2500x XP
  • Stardust icon 1000x Stardust
  • Super Rocket Radar icon 1x Super Rocket Radar

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts (3/4)

Task Reward
Find the Team GO Rocket Boss Max Potion icon 5x Max Potion
Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss Ultra Ball icon 20x Ultra Ball
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss Max Revive icon 5x Max Revive

Stage rewards

  • XP icon 3000x XP
  • Lucky Egg icon 1x Lucky Egg
  • Golden Razz Berry icon 2x Golden Razz Berry

Ultra Beast Protection Efforts (4/4)

Task Reward
Claim reward XP icon 2500x XP
Claim reward XP icon 2500x XP
Claim reward XP icon 2500x XP

Stage rewards

  • XP icon 5000x XP
  • Stardust icon 2500x Stardust
  • Silver Pinap Berry icon 2x Silver Pinap Berry

New Event Boxes in the Shop

Team GO Rocket Takeover November 2022 boxes Team GO Rocket Takeover November 2022 boxes

Training Box costs 125 PokéCoins, and contains 1 Egg Incubator and 3 Mysterious components. This box should be only interesting to Trainers who buy Rocket Radars from the in-game shop. You do get a 25 coin discount if you only value the Incubator, which usually costs 150 Coins.

GO Rocket Box costs 900 PokéCoins, and contains 3 Rocket Radars, 3 Max Potions, 3 Super Incubators, and 3 Max Revives. Again, if you want to buy Rocket Radars from the in-game shop, this box offers a 25% discount on those plus Super Incubators. We value Max Potions and Revives at 0 PokéCoins, since those are easily available from Raiding.

Legend Box costs 3600 PokéCoins, and contains 2 Elite Fast TMs, 2 Elite Charged TMs, 10 Rocket Radars, and 6 Super Incubators. We don’t see any value in this Box, unless you are in for the Elite Fast and Charged TMs. Rocket Radars and Super Incubators are not worth the price, and you can objectively get more (12) by buying 4x GO Rocket Box. If you are in need of Elite TMs, and you don’t play GBL to get those, then this may be interesting to you.

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