Taken Treasures Event: Shadow Kyogre, Ho-Oh, Varoom and more!

Team GO Rocket are back, and this time they are armed with new Shadow Pokémon! Giovanni has captured Shadow Kyogre, Shiny Shadow Ho-Oh is in Shadow Raids, Paldean Pokémon Varoom makes their debut, and exciting new Shadow additions are coming to the game, including Shadow Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Snorunt and more!

Taken Treasures Event Event icon

Date & Time

Starts Ends
Saturday, January 27, 2024
at 00:00 AM local time
Thursday, February 1, 2024
at 11:59 PM local time

Bonuses ⭐

  • General icon Debut of Shadow Kyogre
  • General icon Shadow Ho-Oh in Shadow Raids
  • Pokemon Encounter icon New Shadow Pokémon will debut: Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Corphish, Snorunt, Croagunk, Dwebble and Ferroseed
  • Pokemon Encounter icon The Single Cyl Pokémon, Varoom, will debut
  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at Pokéstops and in balloons
  • General icon You can use a Charged TM to help Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration

Varoom Debut Pokemon Debut icon

First discovered in the Paldea region, the Single-Cyl Pokémon Varoom and its evolution, the Multi-Cyl Pokémon Revavroom, will make their Pokémon GO debuts! You can use 50 Varoom Candy to evolve Varoom into Revavroom.

Starting with this event, Varoom will be available to hatch from 12 km Eggs.

Save Shadow Kyogre Seasonal Special Research Research icon

Kyogre (Shadow)

Giovanni makes his nefarious return, plunging into battle with Shadow Kyogre! The last part of the Seasonal Special Research story will be unlocked at the beginning of this event. Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar and chase down Giovanni!

You can claim this Seasonal Special Research story up to the end of the Timeless Travels Season on March 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Timed Research Research icon

For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.

Timed Research rewards include the following:

  • Stardust, XP, one Incense, one Incubator, three Silver Pinap Berries, and more!
  • Encounters with event-themed Pokémon
  • An event-themed avatar pose

Taken Treasures (1/4)

Task Rewards
Spin 10 Pokéstops Poké Ball icon 25× Poké Ball
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts Bruxish
Make 20 Curveball Throws Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball
Stage rewards

  • Stardust icon 1000× Stardust
  • Incubator icon 1× Incubator
  • XP icon 1000× XP

Taken Treasures (2/4)

Task Rewards
Catch 20 Pokémon Hyper Potion icon 5× Hyper Potion
Transfer 25 Pokémon Scraggy
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts Revive icon 5× Revive
Stage rewards

  • Stardust icon 2000× Stardust
  • Silver Pinap Berry icon 3× Silver Pinap Berry
  • XP icon 2000× XP

Taken Treasures (3/4)

Task Rewards
Make 30 Curveball Throws Max Revive icon 5× Max Revive
Defeat 10 Team GO Rocket Grunts Weezing
Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon Max Potion icon 5× Max Potion
Stage rewards

  • Stardust icon 3000× Stardust
  • Incense icon 1× Incense
  • XP icon 3000× XP

Taken Treasures (4/4)

Task Rewards
Transfer 30 Pokémon Fast TM icon 3× Fast TM
Defeat 10 Team GO Rocket Grunts Vullaby
Purify 10 Shadow Pokémon Charge TM icon 3× Charge TM
Stage rewards

  • Stardust icon 4000× Stardust
  • XP icon 4000× XP
  • Boss Pose

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Thursday, February 01, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. local time.

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers— are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

Shadow Ho-Oh Raid icon

Ho-Oh (Shadow)

Shadow Ho-Oh will return to Pokémon GO by making its debut in Shadow Raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Shadow Ho-Oh—if
you’re lucky!

Shadow Ho-Oh will appear in five-star Shadow Raids during a weekend long event, from Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 6:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 10:00 p.m local time

New Shadow Pokémon Pokemon Encounter icon

The Team GO Rocket grunts, Arlo, Cliff and Sierra, will all have different Pokémon in their teams! The following Pokémon will make their debut as Shadow Pokémon during the event:

Raids Raid icon

The following Pokémon will appear in Raids during the event:

1-Star Raids

3-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Weezing, Galarian Weezing, Tyranitar and Bombirdier.

Shadow Raids Raid icon

The following Pokémon will appear in Shadow Raids during the event:

1-Star Raids

3-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Shadow Scyther, Shadow Skarmory and Shadow Golett.

12km Eggs Egg icon

The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs, in addition to the Pokémon that currently hatch from those Eggs:


Field Research Research icon

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available! Field Research rewards include the following:

  • Mysterious Components, Charged TMs, and Fast TMs.
  • Encounters with event-themed Pokémon

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks! Pokémon encountered through Field Research tasks will have a greater chance of
being a Shiny Pokémon than when found in the wild:

Task Rewards
Defeat 1 Team GO Rocket Grunt
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
Catch a Shadow Pokémon
Team Rocket icon Radar Component
Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon Fast TM icon 1× Fast TM Charge TM icon 1× Charge TM

PokéStop Showcases General icon

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during the event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon!

Item Bundles Shop icon

Pokémon GO Web Store Team GO Rocket Bundle

There’ll be an Team GO Rocket Box available during the event for $9.99, featuring seven Rocket Radars, seven Premium Battle Passes, seven Ultra Balls, and seven Silver Pinap Berries. Check it out in the Pokémon GO Web Store.

Event bundle

There’ll be a Team GO Rocket Box available during this event in the in-game shop. For 300 Pokécoins, you will get one Incubator, one Rocket Radar, and one Premium Battle Pass.

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