The next Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket Takeover is happening from 12 AM local time on February 1, 2022, and will continue until 11:59 PM on February 5.
During this event, the villainous Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently. Plus, they will be battling using brand-new Shadow Pokemon.
Additionally, there will be limited-time event bonuses, a new selection of Pokemon hatching from 12km Strange Eggs, and a new Special Research Story coming with the Team GO Rocket Takeover.
Don’t forget that another shocking event is happening at the same time as the Team GO Rocket Takeover. Here’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon GO Crackling Voltage event!
February 2023 Team GO Rocket Takeover Bonuses
Two in-game bonuses will be active for the duration of the February 2023 Team GO Rocket Takeover. They are:
- Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at both balloons and PokeStops
- Charged TMs can be used to help Shadow Pokemon forget the charged attack Frustration
However, if you want to purify the shadow Pokemon you catch, you’ll need Candy. Here are the fastest ways to earn Candy in Pokemon GO so you can do just that!
New Shadow Pokemon – February 2023
The new Shadow Pokemon in the February 2023 Team GO Rocket Takeover include:
- Shadow Registeel
- Shadow Alolan Vulpix
- Shadow Blitzle
- Shadow Joltik
- Shadow Spoink
Of course, if you want to catch a Shadow Registeel, you’ll need to complete the new Team GO Rocket Special Research Story and defeat the boss Giovanni!
As well as Team GO Rocket Grunts and Giovanni, there are three different Team Leaders to battle and defeat. Here’s how you can win against all of them: