Team GO Rocket is once again invading the world of Pokémon GO for a special event beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10:00 a.m. local time and goes through Sunday, Feb. 7, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
During this event, Pokémon GO players will get the chance to attempt to thwart Team GO Rocket by battling them to get rescue their Pokémon. There will be new Shadow Pokémon, new limited-time research, event-exclusive research and event-exclusive Pokémon spawns. Here are the new Shadow Pokémon players can catch:
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild during the Pokémon GO Rocket event:
Raids will also feature Team GO Rocket-themed Pokémon.
Trainers, we’ve just received word that #TeamGORocket is planning some sort of…celebration? 🚀 Time to crash their party and find out what they're up to! 🕵️
We’re sure they won’t mind a few more guests. 😉
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) January 29, 2021
Pokémon GO Rocket event research and bonuses
In addition to the new Shadow Pokémon and wild spawns, there are several other event-themed bonuses. Players will get the opportunity to catch a special Ho-Oh that knows Earthquake by completing special limited-time research tasks. There will also be other field research tasks that grant special event-themed Pokémon and rewards.
Eggs that are put into incubators during the event will hatch twice as fast. This bonus can be further increased if a player uses a Super Incubator during the event. This seems to be the only bonus during the Team GO Rocket event.
Team GO Rocket Grunts will have different Pokémon teams while the event is active. Be sure to prepare accordingly and bring Pokémon to counter what type of Pokémon they have. Don’t worry about losing, you can battle the grunts and leaders as many times as you want until you win.
Be sure to get out there and open the Pokémon GO app during the Team GO Rocket event. There are plenty of great opportunities to get new Pokémon and stock up on candy!