Team GO Rocket’s takeover operation in Pokemon GO. What do you need to know?

The makers of Pokemon GO have announced that Team GO Rocket will reappear in the game and will bring more Shadow Pokemon.

Every player with pocket creatures is familiar with Team GO Rocket, whose boss is Giovanni. This one sends not only members of his group, but also the leaders – Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo, who have various Shadow Pokémon, and for defeating them you can get 12 km eggs.

Of course, the return of Team GO Rocket involves not only a new pool of Shadow Creatures but also the possibility of removing the Frustration attack.

When will Team GO Rocket balloons appear in increased numbers?

Team GO Rocket returns to Pokemon GO

The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, and run until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Save Shadow Regice!

Giovanni’s icy demeanor is as chilling as ever, and this time his plot includes using Shadow Regice! 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!

Special Research can be picked up until the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes, or 10:00 a.m. local time on June 1, 2023.

Shadow Pokémon

Team GO Rocket Grunts—as well as their leaders Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon!

In addition, 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.

List of shadow creatures that will appear in the game:

  • Alolan Grimer
  • Phanpy
  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Drifloon

Bonuses during the event

  • 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.


The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs.

  • Larvitar
  • Absol
  • Skorupi
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • Pawniard
  • Vullaby
  • Deino
  • Pancham
  • Skrelp
  • Salandit

Trainers can earn 12-kilometer eggs by beating GO Rocket team leaders.