Shadow Raids debut during the Rising Shadows event!
Can you face the shadows, Trainers?
Shadows are rising. Team GO Rocket has grown audacious. They’ve discovered how to leave Shadow Pokémon to defend Gyms. These new Shadow Raids are unlike any challenge Trainers have yet faced in Pokémon GO.
What’s more, Shadow Mewtwo will return to Pokémon GO in Shadow Raids! Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Shadow Mewtwo—if you’re lucky!
Will Team GO Rocket’s plan be thwarted? Or will darkness fall over Gyms worldwide? It’s up to you, Trainers!
Read more about Shadow Raids here.
Monday, May 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Shadow Raid debuts
Shadow Mewtwo will return to Pokémon GO in Shadow Raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Shadow Mewtwo—if you’re lucky!
Shadow Mewtwo will appear in five-star Shadow Raids from Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m local time.
The following Pokémon will be the first to appear in Shadow Raids! Gyms not under Team GO Rocket control may still host other raids.
From Monday, May 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, a majority of Gyms will host Shadow Raids.
From 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, Saturday, May 27, 2023, Team GO Rocket activity will spike, taking over all raids.
Campaign to commemorate a new feature!
To help you take on Shadow Mewtwo in Shadow Raids, we’re giving away codes for Purified Gems.
A retweet campaign will be held on Twitter to give Trainers a chance to receive Purified Gems at no cost. For more information, please check the official Twitter account for Pokémon GO.
The following Pokémon will appear in raids. Gyms may be taken over by either Shadow Raid Bosses or one of the Raid Bosses below.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
Tasks focused on defeating Team GO Rocket and catching Pokémon will be available!
Trainers can earn a Mysterious Component and Stardust as rewards.
Seasonal Special Research: Let’s GO
Throughout Season 10: Rising Heroes, free Special Research will be available for Trainers! Willow’s back with some news on Team GO Rocket’s latest plans…and he has a gift for you.
You can claim the Special Research until the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
The following new avatar pose will be available from the event onwards!
Rising Hero Pose
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—The Pokémon GO team