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Team GO Rocket Global Take-over Infopedia

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
EVENT DATE/
TIME:
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
EVENT DATE/
TIME:
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!
ADDITIONAL
BONUS:
Team GO Rocket Grunts give TWO Rocket Radar Fragments during the event!
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

INCREASED SPAWNS

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
Absol Official ArtworkSkorupi Official ArtworkZubat Official Artwork
Drowzee Official ArtworkGrimer Official ArtworkTrubbish Official Artwork
Wobbuffet Official ArtworkSneasel Official ArtworkCubone Official Artwork

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.

NORMALSHINY
Skorupi Normal Sprite - Team GO Rocket Global Take-overSkorupi Shiny Sprite - Team GO Rocket Global Take-over
Skorupi
Drapion Normal Sprite - Team GO Rocket Global Take-overDrapion Shiny Sprite - Team GO Rocket Global Take-over
Drapion

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.

5-STAR RAIDS
Darkrai
Raid Guide
Thundurus
Raid Guide
4-STAR RAIDS
Alolan Marowak
Raid Guide
Nidoking
Raid Guide
Shiftry
Raid Guide
  
 Tyranitar
Raid Guide
 
3-STAR RAIDS
Umbreon
Raid Guide
Alolan Raichu
Raid Guide
Crawdaunt
Raid Guide
  
 Skuntank
Raid Guide
 
2-STAR RAIDS
Mawile
Mightyena
SneaselMawile
 
Carvanha Sableye
1-STAR RAIDS
Alolan GrimerAlolan MeowthTimburr
 
Trubbish Klink
Tasks Rewards
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt Ekans Official Artwork  Meowth Official Artwork  Koffing Official Artwork
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunt Purrloin Official Artwork    Skorupi Official Artwork
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader Purrloin Official Artworkx3

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!

Need help on defeating the Team Leaders and Giovanni? Visit our TGR page where you’ll find the best counters to use against all Leaders, and the Boss himself!

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
CliffSierraArlo
Meowth Official ArtworkSneasel Official ArtworkScyther Official Artwork
MeowthSneaselScyther
Stantler Official ArtworkAbsol Official ArtworkBagon Official Artwork
StantlerAbsolBagon
Current Shadow Pokémon 
CliffSierraArlo
Pinsir Official Artwork - Team GO Rocket Global Take-overBeldum Official Artwork - Team GO Rocket Global Take-overMawile Official Artwork - Team GO Rocket Global Take-over
PinsirBeldumMawile

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. 

Important Notes:

  • 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)

STARDUST BONUSES

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.

 NormalEventEvent + SP
Grunts5001,0001,500
Team Leaders1,0002,0003,000
Giovanni5,00010,00015,000

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?

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Steven // 22 years young // Belgian // PoGO Lover // Soccer Player // Social Work Student // Favorite expression: "If our cat was a cow, we could milk it at the stove."

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