Team GO Rocket has taken over Pokemon GO from June 21 to June 26, 2023, and there is a new Special Research Story, a Shadowy Disturbance, to complete.

It is available to pick up from June 21 to September 1, 2023 and has five steps, all of which involve battling Team GO Rocket, the bosses, and the leader Giovanni.

What’s more, if you progress through this Research and defeat Giovanni, you’ll be able to catch a brand-new Shadow Legendary, Shadow Regirock!

A Shadowy Disturbance Step 1/5 Tasks & Rewards

Step 1 of A Shadowy Disturbance in Pokemon GO shouldn’t take too long, as the tasks are pretty simple.

TaskReward
Catch 15 Pokemon5 Pinap Berries
Spin 5 PokeStops or Gyms10 Poke Balls
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts1 Mysterious Component

Step 1 Completion Rewards

  • 1000 XP
  • 1000 Stardust
  • Aron Encounter
Pokemon GO Battle Team Rocket Ultra Beast Protection Efforts

A Shadowy Disturbance Step 2/5 Tasks & Rewards

A Shadowy Disturbance step 2 is also pretty straightforward, but you do need to defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts for it.

TaskReward
Catch 15 Pokemon5 Pinap Berries
Transfer 10 Pokemon10 Great Balls
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts3 Mysterious Components

Step 2 Completion Rewards

  • 1500 XP
  • 1500 Stardust
  • Graveler Encounter
Pokemon GO February 2023 Team GO Rocket Takeover

A Shadowy Disturbance Step 3/5 Tasks & Rewards

Team GO Rocket has three leaders, and you’ll need to defeat them all to finish step 3 of A Shadowy Disturbance in Pokemon GO.

TaskReward
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo1500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff1500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra1500 XP

Step 3 Completion Rewards

  • 2500 XP
  • 3000 Stardust
  • Super Rocket Radar
Team Rocket Leaders Pokemon GO

A Shadowy Disturbance Step 4/5 Tasks & Rewards

Step 4 of A Shadowy Disturbance requires you to track down, battle, and defeat Giovanni, the Team GO Rocket Boss!

TaskReward
Find the Team GO Rocket Boss10 Hyper Potions
Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss10 Ultra Balls
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss6 Max revives

Step 4 Completion Rewards

  • 3000 XP
  • 3000 Stardust
  • Sableye Encounter
Pokemon GO Giovanni

A Shadowy Disturbance Step 5/5 Tasks & Rewards

The final step of A Shadowy Disturbance in Pokemon GO simply requires you to claim XP, making it by far the easiest of the five steps!

TaskReward
Claim Reward!2500 XP
Claim Reward!2500 XP
Claim Reward!2500 XP

Step 5 Completion Rewards

  • 5000 XP
  • 2500 Stardust
  • 2 Silver Pinap Berries
How to Beat Giovanni Pokemon GO

How to Catch Shadow Regirock in Pokemon GO

To catch Shadow Regirock in Pokemon GO, you must defeat the Team GO Rocket boss Giovanni before the Season of Hidden Gems ends on September 1, 2023.

You can get more than one Shadow Regirock, but this requires defeating Giovanni multiple times before this season ends.

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