Sinister shadows abound this Halloween season. Team GO Rocket returns, Giovanni partners with Shadow Regigigas, and Shadow Lugia makes its Shadow Raid debut!
Ever the tricksters, Team GO Rocket members are out in force spreading mischief on every block…and they’re not alone! New Shadow Pokémon have been spotted, including Shadow Regigigas—and beware of Shadow Lugia in five-star Shadow Raids!
But don’t be intimidated by Team GO Rocket’s show of force. With Party Play, you can band together with your friends and embrace the Party Power!
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Gather your allies and get ready for some Halloween season showdowns!
Team GO Rocket Takeover
From Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, October 31, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Save Shadow Regigigas!
Giovanni’s back with another nefarious plot—and this time, it includes using Shadow Regigigas! 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 up to the end of Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound on December 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Shadow Raid debuts
Shadow Lugia will return to Pokémon GO by making its debut in Shadow Raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Shadow Lugia—if you’re lucky!
Shadow Lugia will appear in five-star Shadow Raids from Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 8:00 p.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!
Also, Pokémon rescued from Team GO Rocket Grunts may be Shiny Pokémon—if you’re lucky.
The following Pokémon will appear in Shadow Raids! Gyms not under Team GO Rocket control may still host other raids.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs.
Field Research tasks awarding a Mysterious Component will be available throughout the event.
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