World of Wonders: Taken Over

Article by Brian Tein

Rocket Takeovers are arguably some of the most exciting recurring events that we get in Pokemon Go. Not only do we get a chance to TM away the accursed  Frustration, we also get a new set of Shadow Pokemon to add to the list. Well, this time is no different, as the Ground and Fire Type Metas are definitely going to shift as a direct result!

World of Wonders: Taken Over

Event Start Event End
March 27, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. local time March 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. local time
  • Rockets will appear more frequently at Pokestops and in Rocket Balloons
  • Players will be able to TM Frustration away on Shadow Pokemon
  • Field Research will be available that grants Fast/Charged TMs, and Event-themed Pokemon encounters
  • Timed Research will be available that grants encounters with Event-themed Pokemon
  • A $2.00 Paid Research line will also be available that will reward the following:
    • Six Mysterious Components
    • One Super Incubator
    • One Rocket Radar
    • A Pawniard encounter
  • A Special Research line will be available that grants a Super Rocket Radar, leading to an encounter with Shadow Groudon for the first time.
  • Shadow Mewtwo will be available in Shadow Raids on March 30 and March 31
  • The 12km Egg pool will be updated, and among them Sandile will be available as a Shiny Pokemon for the first time
  • Several new Shadow Pokemon will be available for the first time
  • A Selection of Shadow Pokemon will be available via Raids
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