The Pokemon GO Rising Shadows event is taking place from 10 AM local time on May 22 to 8 PM local time on May 28, 2023.

This event is all about Shadow Pokemon and the introduction of Shadow Raids to Pokemon GO.

However, in addition to all of the Raids, there’s still an event bonus, wild Pokemon spawns, and some new Research to look forward to!

Rising Shadows Event Bonus

The only bonus in the Pokemon GO Rising Shadows event is that Team GO Rocket will appear more often at both PokeStops and in balloons.

However, this bonus is especially useful if you want to earn some Shadow Shards to make Purified Gems!

Team GO Rocket appearing more often also means you’ll have more chances to battle the leaders and bosses. Here’s how to defeat all of them:

Pokemon GO Battle Team Rocket Ultra Beast Protection Efforts

Rising Shadows Wild Pokemon

The following Pokemon will be spawning in the wild more often during the Rising Shadows event:

PokemonCan it Be Shiny?
Ekans
Ekans Pokemon GO
Yes
Golbat
Golbat Pokemon GO
No
Koffing
Koffing Pokemon GO
Yes
Houndour
Houndour Pokemon GO
Yes
Poochyena
Poochyena Pokemon GO
Yes
Stunky
Stunky Pokemon GO
No
Skorupi
Pokemon GO Skorupi
Yes
Hisuian Qwilfish
Hisuian Qwilfish Pokemon GO
No
Scraggy
Scraggy Pokemon GO
No

Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chances of finding these shiny Pokemon!

Pokemon GO Rising Shadows Research

The Rising Shadows event is also adding new Research to complete:

Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming Research so you can get a Master Ball for yourself!

Master Ball Pokemon GO
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