Oh, no, Trainers! Professor Willow and the team leaders observed some odd movements by Team GO Rocket! They don’t really know what will happen, but one thing is certain: they’re planning something big! A Team GO Rocket global take-over is imminent, and here is everything you need to know about it!
|Team GO Rocket Global Take-over|
|Start: Fri., March 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. local time|
|End: Mon., March 9, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time|
|FEATURES: ||Poison- and Dark-type Pokémon, as well as TGR related Pokémon, will be appearing more often in the wild, including Absol!|
|If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Skorupi!|
|It looks like Team GO Rocket caused a Raid Boss shake-up as well! Poison- and Dark-type Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in Raids as well!|
|TGR Global Take-over Day|
|Saturday, March 7, 2020|
|2 p.m. – 5 p.m. local time|
|FEATURES:||Team GO Rocket Grunts will appear more at PokéStops. Sierra, Cliff, Arlo, and Giovanni will also be more active!|
|You’ll be able to rescue all six of the Shadow Pokémon that TGR Leaders left behind since they appeared. You might even encounter a Shiny Shadow Pokémon!|
|During the take-over, you’ll be able to use a Charged TM to change a Shadow Pokémon’s exclusive attack, Frustration, to other Charged Attacks that that Pokémon can learn normally.|
|2x Stardust for defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts and Leaders.|
|Turn on your in-game music—the Team GO Rocket music will be playing!|
|Team GO Rocket Grunts give TWO Rocket Radar Fragments during the event!|
Poison- and Dark-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild! The following Pokémon will be spawning more often around you. This list will be updated as reports come in.
|INCREASED POISON- AND DARK-TYPE POKÉMON|
SHINY SKORUPI FAMILY
Shiny Skorupi will be making its Pokémon GO debut! In the table below, you can find the Normal and Shiny Skorupi Family for comparison.
TEAM GO ROCKET GLOBAL TAKE-OVER RAIDS & Research
It looks like Team GO Rocket caused a Raid Boss shake-up as well! Poison- and Dark-type Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in Raids as well! Below, you can find a list of all Raid Bosses available during the TGR event.
|Alolan Grimer||Alolan Meowth||Timburr|
|Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt|
|Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunt|
|Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader||x3|
TEAM GO ROCKET GLOBAL TAKE-OVER DAY
On Saturday, March 7, 2020, another Team GO Rocket global take-over is going to take place! From 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. local time, you can enjoy the following features:
MORE TGR GRUNTS AND LEADERS
You’ll find that Team GO Rocket Grunts will appear more frequently at PokéStops! Team GO Rocket Leaders Sierra, Cliff, Arlo, and even Giovanni himself will be more active as well. Grab this opportunity to progress on this month’s TGR Special Research, The Shadowy Threat Grows!
SHADOW POKÉMON AVAILABLE
On the Team GO Rocket global take-over day, you can find all 6 Shadow Pokémon previously left behind by TGR Leaders, and they all have a chance of being Shiny! You can find all Pokémon that can be encountered in their Shadow forms during this day in the table below.
|Previous Shadow Pokémon|
|Current Shadow Pokémon|
CHARGED TM ON SHADOW POKÉMON
During the Team GO Rocket global take-over hours, you’ll be able to use a Charged TM to change a Shadow Pokémon’s exclusive attack, Frustration, to other Charged Attacks that that Pokémon can learn normally.
- If you purify this Shadow Pokémon, the Pokémon will still learn Return replacing the attack learned via the Charged TM.
- Once you TM Frustration away, it can’t be relearned, no matter the circumstances!
- If you TM a shadow Pokémon during the 3-hour window, and then evolve it during that Pokémons Community Day, it WILL learn the CD Exclusive move. (Example: Shadow Abra with Frustration TM’d away will learn the CD Exclusive Move)
That’s not all Trainers! You will receive 2x Stardust for defeating Team Go Rocket Grunts and Leaders! Pop a Star Piece and show TGR what you’ve got! The chart below will show you the Stardust amounts you can earn.
|Normal||Event||Event + SP|
TEAM GO ROCKET GLOBAL TAKE-OVER INFOGRAPHICS
LET'S MAKE TEAM GO ROCKET BLAST OFF AGAIN!
A Team GO Rocket global take-over is imminent Trainers, so let’s stand together to contain this Shadowy threat once more! Find a place with a lot of PokéStops, like a city, to battle as many Grunts and Leaders as you can! Don’t forget those Star Pieces! Oh, and, while you’re at it, teach Giovanni a lesson, will you?