Pokemon GO, Team GO Rocket Returns, Comeback with Shadow Regigigas and Shadow Lugia

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Spooky shadows are all over the place this Halloween. Team GO Rocket is back, and this time Giovanni is teaming up with Shadow Regigigas. Plus, Shadow Lugia is making its debut in a Shadow Raid!

Trainers everywhere will experience a new round of the GO Rocket Takeover as Halloween excitement sweeps through the world of Pokemon GO. Niantic recently shared all the info about the upcoming event, which includes a change in Giovanni’s third Pokemon, the introduction of Shadow Raids, event rewards, and 12km egg surprises. The GO Rocket Takeover focuses on the mischievous team that always causes trouble for players in the game.

Schedule Of Team GO Rocket Takeover

Mark your calendars for the Halloween GO Rocket Takeover event, set to kick off on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 10 a.m. local time, and it will conclude on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 8 p.m. local time. This generous timeframe ensures that players will have plenty of opportunities to savor all the event’s offerings once it goes live.

Lugia Shadow Raid debuts

Prepare for the epic return of Shadow Lugia to Pokémon GO as it steps into the spotlight in Shadow Raids. What’s more, in an exciting first for Pokémon GO, there’s a chance you might encounter the elusive Shiny Shadow Lugia if luck is on your side!

Giovanni’s Shadow Regigigas

Giovanni has returned with yet another cunning scheme, and this time, he’s hatching a plan involving the formidable Shadow Regigigas!

As the event begins, a fresh Special Research tale will be unveiled. By completing it, you’ll earn a Super Rocket Radar and get the chance to track down Giovanni!

Don’t miss out on this Special Research opportunity, as you can pursue it right up to the conclusion of Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound on December 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

New Pokemon Shadow

  • Shadow Gastly
  • Shadow Rhyhorn
  • Shadow Barboach
  • Shadow Cranidos
  • Shadow Shieldon
  • Shadow Drilbur
  • Shadow Litwick

You can catch them by defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts, and there’s also a possibility for trainers to encounter a rare shiny version.

One-star Shadow Raids

  • Shadow Gastly
  • Shadow Grimer
  • Shadow Misdreavus
  • Shadow Litwick

Three-star Shadow Raids

  • Shadow Nidorina
  • Shadow Golbat
  • Shadow Nidorino


These are the bonuses you can get in this 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

Egg Hatches and Field Research

During the event, you can get the following 12km egg hatches:

  • Larvitar
  • Sandile
  • Pawniard
  • Vullaby
  • Deino
  • Pancham
  • Salandit

During the event, you can get and complete Field Research tasks that will give you a Mysterious Component.

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