Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket Takeover: Dates, Featured Pokemon, Grunt Pokemon, Shadow Regirock, 12km Egg Pokemon, Bonuses And Rewards

Pokemon GO’s Solstice Horizons event will see the return of Team GO Rocket!

Giovanni and his crew are back with more Shadow Pokemon for you to save as well as cool news bonuses and rewards.

Here’s what you need to know about the Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket Takeover


Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. local time

Shadow Regirock

Cace off against Giovanni and his Shadow Regirock. A new Special Research story will be available at the beginning of this event.

Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar and chase down Giovanni!

You can claim this Special Research until the end of Pokémon GO: Hidden Gems on September 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Event Bonuses

  • Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
  • You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.

Shadow Pokemon

Team GO Rocket Grunts—as well as their leaders, Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are also using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon! If you’re lucky, you may even encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal!

Additionally, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!

Also, Pokémon that Trainers rescue from Team GO Rocket Grunts may be Shiny Pokémon—if you’re lucky.

  • Shadow Alolan Geodude
  • Shadow Ledyba
  • Shadow Hitmontop
  • Shadow Glameow
  • Shadow Gible

12km Eggs

  • Larvitar (Shiny)
  • Absol (Shiny)
  • Skorupi (Shiny)
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • Pawniard (Shiny)
  • Vullaby (Shiny)
  • Deino (Shiny)
  • Pancham (Shiny)
  • Inkay (Shiny)
  • Skrelp
  • Salandit

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