All-Hands Rocket Retreat
Another Team GO Rocket takeover is happening! Spurred by the recent influx of Pokémon first found in the Alola region, Team GO Rocket is feeling bolder than ever. This time, the villains are trying to prepare for their upcoming company-wide Team GO Rocket Retreat!
* Team GO Rocket Balloons are appearing every three hours during this event.
Salandit and Salazzle make their debuts in Pokémon GO!
Starting with this event, Salandit will be available to hatch from 12 km Eggs.
You can use 50 Salandit Candy to evolve female Salandit into Salazzle.
Save Shadow Latias!
Giovanni never rests on his laurels. The Boss is back—and he’s got Shadow Latias in tow! 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!
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 encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal, too!
In addition, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!
- Alolan Rattata
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Alolan Exeggutor
Giovanni and Rocket Leader Teams
- Honchkrow / Gyarados / Rhyperior
- Salamanece / Alolan Exeggutor / Dragonite
- Gardevoir / Steelix / Scizor
- Luxray / Electivire / Omastar
- Tyranitar / Charizard / Swampert
- Lapras / Blaziken / Sharpedo
- Houndoom / Nidoqueen / Shiftry
In 12 km Eggs
These are the available Pokémon in 12 km Eggs with the start of the event.
A new Team GO Rocket Special Research line will be available with the start of the event. Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar to challenge and defeat Giovanni.
You must have completed all Team GO Rocket Special Research lines you’ve currently started to receive this one.
Field Research Encounters
If you're lucky, you might encounter:
Field Research Tasks
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts - Super Potion x2 or Revive x2
Catch 3 Shadow Pokémon - 750 Stardust
Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon - Sneasel
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader - Scraggy
There’ll be a special one-time-purchase event bundle available for 1275 PokéCoins, featuring 10 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, and 5 Rocket Radars.