The Pokemon GO Battle Challenge has started in few countries, bringing new Special Research, New Raid Bosses, Increased Poison-type and Dark-type Pokemon Spawns, Egg Hatches and much more…

But It appears that Team GO Rocket has created a disturbance in this event and have done a complete takeover!

  1. Increased Spawns
  2. GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle Timed Research
  3. GO Fest Elite Battle Challenge
  4. Team GO Rocket Lineups
  5. Raids
  6. Egg Hatches

Event Date: Friday, July 10, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time

We’ve also updated the Special Research Task, Egg Hatch List, Raids list in the GO Field Guide App – Support GO Field Guide on Patreon ❤️

Increased Spawns

The list of below Pokemon Spawns has increased with the start of the Battle Challenge event

Meowth (Pokémon) - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon ...Alolan MeowthShiny
Pokemon GO GrimerGrimerShiny
Purrloin - #509 - PokédexPurrloin 
Venipede type, strengths, weaknesses, evolutions, moves, and stats ...Venipede 
Pokemon GO WeedleWeedleShiny
Rattata Transparent & PNG Clipart Free Download - YAWDAlolan RattataShiny
Pokemon 2568 Shiny Trubbish Pokedex: Evolution, Moves, Location, StatsTrubbish 
Pokemon GO VenonatVenonatShiny
Pokemon GO EkansEkansShiny
Pokemon GO KoffingKoffingShiny
Pokemon GO Nidoran-FNidoranShiny
Pokemon GO PoochyenaPoochyenaShiny
Pokemon GO MurkrowMurkrowShiny
Pokemon GO SneaselSneaselShiny

GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle Timed Research

Stage 1

  • Power up a Pokemon: 100 Stardust
  • Evolve a Pokemon: 1 Rare Candy
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt: 2 Hyper Potions

Stage rewards: 100 XP, 5 Revives, 5 Hyper Potions

Stage 2

  • Purify 2 Shadow Pokemon: 2 Max Revives
  • Power up Pokemon 2 times: 200 Stardust
  • Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts: 2 Max Potions

Stage rewards: 3 Max Potions, Hitmonlee, 3 Max Revives

Stage 3

  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokemon: 3 Max Revives
  • Power up Pokemon 3 times: 500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts: 3 Max Potions

Stage rewards: 1 Rare Candy, Absol(s), Super Rocket Radar

GO Fest Elite Battle Challenge

  • Defeat 15 Team GO Rocket Grunts: 5 Super Potions
  • Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Leaders: 5 Hyper Potions
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss: 5 Max Potions

Completion rewards: 500 XP, 500 Stardust, 5 Razz Berries

Credits – TheSilphRoad

Team GO Rocket Lineups

Leader Cliff

SlotPossible Pokemon
2Omastar, Electivire, Machamp

Leader Arlo

SlotPossible Pokemon
2Charizard, Steelix, Blastoise
3Scizor, Salamence

Leader Sierra

SlotPossible Pokemon
1Lapras, Beldum
2Sharpedo, Lapras, Exeggutor
3Shiftry, Alakazam, Houndoom


SlotPossible Pokemon


SlotPossible Pokemon

New Dark Grunt

Phrase: Wherever there is light, there is also shadow.

SlotPossible Pokemon


We’ve also updated the Raids list and its counter in the GO Field Guide App

TierRaid Bosses
1Croagunk, Shinx, Skorupi, Timburr, Klink
2Sneasel, Sableye, Raticate Alolan, Exeggutor Alolan, Mawile
3Arbok, Tentacruel, Swalot, Raichu Alolan, Weezing
4Victreebel, Marowak Alolan, Lickitung, Absol, Nidoking

Egg Hatch

The following Pokemon have joined the 5KM Egg hatch group

  • Absol (s)
  • Meowth (s)
  • Purrloin

Team GO Rocket Takeover Event

Do you know?

You can check-out the Countdown Timer of all Events at our All New Mobile App GO Field Guide for all Countdown Timers, Raid Boss Guides, Egg Hatch List, Shiny Checklist and much more…

Available for both Android and iOS

iOS – App Store

Android – Google Play Store


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