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The Take-Over Continues – January TGR Special Research

January brings us another Team GO Rocket Special Research. As alluded to in the official blog post for January, The Take-Over Continues is this months TGR Quest line. Little has changed in this line of quests from previous months, but what has is certainly a positive. Stage 2 is where the changes lie.

Instead of spinning a PokéStop 5 days in a row, the time period has been reduced to 3 days! HUZZAH! Where we used to have to Purify 15 Pokémon, we now only have to Purify 5! MOAR HUZZAH! As far as changes to the actual quests, that is it. When it comes to changes to the Giovanni Boss Battle itself, check our Giovanni Counters Guide.

Spin 10 PokéStops
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts500 XP
Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon500 XP
x500 x10 x10
Spin a PokéStop 3 days in a row750 XP
Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon750 XP
Win 5 Raids750 XP
x1000 x3 x3
Use 6 supereffective Charge Attacks in Gym battle1000 XP
Win 3 Great League Trainer Battles against another Trainer1000 XP
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts1000 XP
x1500 x15 x5
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo1250 XP
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff1250 XP
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra1250 XP
x2000 x1 x3
Find the Team GO Rocket Bossx2500
Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss1500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Bossx3
After you defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss, you will have the opportunity to catch the Legendary Kanto Bird you encountered in battle!
x3000  x1  x1
Claim Reward! (Auto-Completed)2000 XP
Claim Reward! (Auto-Completed)2000 XP
Claim Reward! (Auto-Completed)2000 XP
x3 x20 x3



As you can see, there only a few subtle differences between this month’s Special Research Quest Line from the previous ones, but we strongly believe these differences, while subtle, as massive. Going from having to Purify 15 Pokémon down to only 5, not only saves time but that oh so important Stardust. Cutting the Task where you had to spin a PokéStop 5 days in a row, down to just 3 days, is also a massive improvement in time management. 5 days seems like a bit too much of a time investment for this particular Special Research line, so we are ecstatic that Niantic has reduced it to only 3 days.

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