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All-Hands Rocket Retreat

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Time to go through your Shadow Pokemon list, because the Frustrating time is over!

Team Rocket is back at it, and we have a new event to take full advantage of. Rocket takeovers are always exciting times, as they give us the opportunity to try for some particularly powerful Shadows depending on what's currently in the rotation. 

All-Hands Rocket Retreat

Event Start Event End
April 3, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. local time April 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time
Time Until Start
  • Rockets will appear more frequently on Pokestops
  • Using a Charged TM during event hours will allow players to remove Frustration from Shadow Pokemon
  • A new set of Shadow Pokemon will be available
  • Giovanni will make his triumphant return, this time with Shadow Latias in his team and available to catch.
  • Salandit and Salazzle will see their grand debut in Pokemon Go.
  • Field Research Tasks will give a specific set of Pokemon as rewards

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All-Hands Rocket Retreat

Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time

Another Team GO Rocket takeover is happening! Spurred by the recent influx of Pokémon first found in the Alola region, Team GO Rocket is feeling bolder than ever. This time, the villains are trying to prepare for their upcoming company-wide Team GO Rocket Retreat!

Pokémon debuts

Salandit and Salazzle make their debuts in Pokémon GO!

Starting with this event, Salandit will be available to hatch from 12 km Eggs.

You can use 50 Salandit Candy to evolve female Salandit into Salazzle.

Salandit -- Shiny Off

Salandit

Salazzle -- Shiny Off

Salazzle

Save Shadow Latias!

Giovanni never rests on his laurels. The Boss is back—and he’s got Shadow Latias in tow! 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!

Shadow Latias

Shadow Latias

Shadow Pokémon

Team GO Rocket Grunts, as well as their Leaders—Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are also using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon! If you’re lucky, you may encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal, too!

In addition, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!

Shadow Alolan Rattata

Shadow Alolan Rattata

Shadow Alolan Sandshrew

Shadow Alolan Sandshrew

Shadow Alolan Exeggutor

Shadow Alolan Exeggutor

Shadow Sudowoodo

Shadow Sudowoodo

Shadow Girafarig

Shadow Girafarig

Shadow Numel

Shadow Numel

Event Bonuses

Team GO Rocket will be appearing more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.

You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.

Field Research task encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Sneasel

Sneasel

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

Scraggy

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Event bundles

  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase event bundle available for 1275 PokéCoins, featuring 10 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, and 5 Rocket Radars.
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