Team GO Rocket takeover: November 2022

team GO Rocket invasion

The next team GO Rocket event will take place between November 14th 2022 12am local time and November 17th 2022 8pm local time

During this event Shadow Mewtwo returns, frustration can be TMed away and new Pokemon will be used by Rocket Grunts and Leaders alike

Full event details

Here are all the event details for the next team GO Rocket invasion event

Shadow Mewtwo

Shadow Mewtwo is making its return in Giovanni’s hands. A new special research story will be available to complete for your chance to take on Giovanni and claim Shadow Mewtwo for yourself

The special research story will be available to claim until the end of the season of light on December 1st 2022 at 10am local time

Shadow Pokemon

Grunts and leaders will be using a collection of different shadow Pokemon when this event starts.

Pokemon grunts will be using include

  • Shadow Alolan Diglett
  • Shadow Onix
  • Shadow Natu
  • Shadow Wailmer
  • Shadow Golett

Event Boosts

The following boosts will be active for the event

  • Team GO Rocket will be spawning more frequently in Balloons and at Poke Stops
  • Charged TM’s can be used to remove the move frustration


The Following Pokemon are available in 12km eggs

  • Larvitar (shiny chance)
  • Absol (shiny chance)
  • Skorupi (shiny chance)
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • Pawniard (shiny chance)
  • Vullaby (shiny chance)
  • Deino (shiny chance)
  • Pancham
  • Skrelp
  • Salandit

Sandile, Salandit, Pawniard, Vullaby and Pancham can currently only be hatched from 12km eggs

Shiny Pawniard is making its introduction into Pokemon GO for the first time

Field Research

A Field research task awarding a mystery component will be available

Thoughts on this event

Shadow Mewtwo returning is a huge deal, anyone that gets a good appraisal will have easily one of the strongest Pokemon available in the game

Grunts and leaders will have a new selection of Pokemon that will mix things up and offer different shadow options

The ability to TM away Frustration is huge and should be utilised by everyone as this feature only comes a couple of times a year

Shiny Pawniard is a welcome addition for anyone that takes enjoyment in shiny hunting

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