Niantic has announced that Team GO Rocket will be getting their own 2-hour long mini-event, scheduled for Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. (local time).
What all can we get out this event, well, let’s take a look:
|Team GO Rocket Event Info|
|Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (local time)|
|FEATURES:||Team GO Rocket Grunts taking over every PokéStop for the duration of the take-over!|
|Exclusive Field Research tasks designed by Professor Willow to help us gather more information on Team GO Rocket.|
|MISSION:||Battle Team GO Rocket Grunts, collect Mysterious Components, craft Rocket Radars, and defeat the Team GO Rocket Leaders as many times as you can! Remember—after you craft your first Rocket Radar, you’ll be able to purchase additional Rocket Radars in the shop!|
|Complete the tasks above to make progress on the Special Research Looming in the Shadows, which will lead you straight to the Team GO Rocket Boss, Giovanni!|
Field Research Tasks and Rewards
Exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available from Professor Willow at the beginning of the event. Be sure to check back as we will include all the tasks and rewards in the table below!
|Professor Willow’s Field Research Tasks|
|Defeat 1 Grunt||(all have shiny available)|
or 1000 Stardust
|Defeat 3 Grunts|
|Defeat 1 Leader|
PvP is a SUPER hot topic these days with all of the Silph Arena Cups and the GO Battle League headed our way in 2020. All that to say, Shadow Pokémon do have a small place in the meta!
If PvP is something that interests you, be sure to be on the look out for these Pokémon for their evolutions:
|Shadow Pokémon for PvP|
• Mud Shot
|• Dragon Breath|
|• Shadow Claw|
shiny shadow hunters
As you may know, the more Grunts you defeat, the more Rocket Radars you can assemble, leading to the more Rocket Leaders you can battle for a chance at a shiny shadow Pokémon!
Here are the ones available in case you have forgotten!
|Shiny Shadow Pokémon Available|
|TGRL Cliff||TGRL Arlo||TGRL Sierra|
Special research slackers *jk
Hope you totally know we are just kidding about the slacker part of the subhead.😂
It’s definitely important to play this game at your pace and no one else’s. That being said, do note that a new TGR Special Research is set to release each month but you cannot access it until the prior month’s is complete.