Bzzt! Shiny Helioptile and Shiny Tapu Koko bring the thunder in the Crackling Voltage event; Team GO Rocket activity also detected
Things are about to get electric with the Crackling Voltage event! Electric-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, and Trainers can look forward to the Legendary Pokémon Tapu Koko, a guardian deity of the Alola region, returning in Five-Star raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Helioptile and Shiny Tapu Koko—if you’re lucky!
We have also received reports that Team GO Rocket might try to spark some trouble with new Shadow Pokémon soon. Stay alert, Trainers!
Friday, January 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. local time
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Helioptile—if you’re lucky!
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Tapu Koko—if you’re lucky!
Helioptile in these raids will have a greater chance of being a Shiny Pokémon than Helioptile found in the wild.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.
Helioptile hatched from these Eggs will have a greater chance of being a Shiny Pokémon than Helioptile found in the wild.
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
Team GO Rocket takeover
From Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 5, at 11:59 p.m. local time.
Save Shadow Registeel!
Giovanni’s iron will is strong as ever, and this time his plot includes using Shadow Registeel! 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!
The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season 9: Mythical Wishes on March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
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!
The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs.
The following Pokémon can currently only be hatched from 12 km Eggs: Sandile, Pawniard, Vullaby, Pancham, and Salandit. Trainers can earn 12 km Eggs by defeating Team GO Rocket leaders.
A Field Research task awarding a Mysterious Component will be available.
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.
—The Pokémon GO team