Trainers, Niantic has started sharing tidbits of Professor Willow’s research into Team GO Rocket. According to the official blog post, Willow has been collecting information on GO Rocket and will share more in the future. The story line is slowly unfolding and Willow hopes his findings will help us and the Team Leaders when the time is right.
Willow Report #1, Date: 10/22/19
Subject: [Willow Report] Mysterious Components
During my investigations of these take-overs, I came across these strange objects that Team GO Rocket Grunts would drop upon being defeated in battle. For the sake of this report, I will refer to them as Mysterious Components. The exteriors of these objects seem to be made of some metal alloy, and they’re cold to the touch. The glass screens radiate a light-purple color. I touched the screen of one of the objects to see if it would react, but nothing happened.
I had a hunch that the Team GO Rocket Grunts were using some sort of device to take over PokéStops and collect resources. Based on what I know so far, these Mysterious Components I’ve found seem to be able to serve that purpose. But considering how advanced this technology is, there must be another use for it. I’ve been working on something in my lab with the help of the team leaders, and I think we might be able to use these components to track down where Team GO Rocket is hiding. I need to continue my research. We must get to the bottom of this.
We’re not 100% sure, but this looks like it’s related to the map for finding Team GO Rocket leaders, which was data mined earlier this week. Check our Giovanni Map and Team GO Rocket Leader Maps Hinted By Data Miners article for more information.