Giovanni, Legendary Shadow Pokémon and GO Rocket Leaders have arrived in the world of Pokémon GO

Giovanni Pokemon GO
Giovanni Pokemon GO

Team GO Rocket Leaders Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo can now be encountered worldwide! Trainers that complete the new Looming in the Shadows special research will get a Super Rocket Radar, a new item that helps you find Team GO Rocket Boss Giovanni. In addition, Team Rocket caught more Shadow Pokemon and strengthened them through unnatural means. There are even mentions of… Legendary Shadow Pokémon.

Looming in the Shadows

Looming in the Shadows is a new Special Research issued by Professor Willow. By helping Professor Willow, you can track down the villainous Team GO Rocket Leaders and even Giovanni himself.

Completing Looming in the Shadows will give you a Super Rocket Radar, a new item that helps you locate Giovanni. But watch out—some Grunts have figured out what we’re up to. They may pretend to be Giovanni and get in your way! But keep at it, because if you defeat Giovanni, you may be able to rescue Legendary Shadow Pokémon:

  • Shadow Moltres
  • Shadow Articuno
  • Shadow Zapdos

Team GO Rocket Leaders Worldwide Release

Here’s what’s new in Pokemon GO:

Find Mysterious Components — Team GO Rocket Grunts may drop Mysterious Components.

Assemble Rocket Radars — The Team GO Rocket Leaders are concealing their locations at PokéStops. By assembling six Mysterious Components, you can create a Rocket Radar. Use the Rocket Radar to scan the area around you for the hideouts of Team GO Rocket Leaders.

Rocket Detector in action
Rocket Detector in action

Battle the Team GO Rocket Leaders — Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo have made their move, and they’re here to challenge you! Approach the hideouts that you locate with your Rocket Radar, and have your best Pokémon battle parties ready. Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leaders, and rescue their Shadow Pokémon. These Pokémon might have special qualities! Only those with Rocket Radars will be able to detect hideouts and battle Team GO Rocket Leaders. But Trainers can still collaborate—if one Trainer detects a hideout at a particular PokéStop, others can detect the same hideout in the same place.

🔗 Team GO Rocket Leader Guide

Complete Special Research to battle Giovanni — By battling Team GO Rocket Grunts, defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders, and proving you’re an accomplished Trainer, you’ll be able to complete research to receive a Super Rocket Radar from Professor Willow. The Super Rocket Radar will help you locate Giovanni! But watch out—some Grunts have figured out what we’re up to. They may pretend to be Giovanni and get in your way! But keep at it, because if you defeat Giovanni, you may be able to rescue Legendary Shadow Pokémon.

🔗 Looming in the Shadows Pokemon GO Special Research

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