With the start of the new Egg-citing changes week event, A lot happened in Pokemon GO from New Eggs to New Team GO Rocket Lineups, New Releases and much more…

Event Date: Friday, October 9, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, October 12, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

  • Event Bonus
  • Strange Egg Hatches
  • New Pokemon Release
  • New Team GO Rocket Special Research
  • New Shadow Pokemon
  • New Shadow Shiny Pokemon
  • Team GO Rocket Leaders Lineup
  • Increased Spawns
  • Raids

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

Event Bonus

Like the previous event, We have an additional surprise bonus of 1/4 Egg Distance with the start of the event.

  • 1/4 Egg Hatch distance
  • Team GO Rocket will be appearing more frequently
  • Possible Snapshots: Nidoran (both genders), Seedot, Oddish, Vulpix

Strange Egg Hatches

New Strange Egg has appeared in Pokemon GO and it can be obtained by defeating a Team GO Rocket Leader. You need to walk 12KM to hatch Strange Eggs.

The Following Pokemon have been reported in the Strange Eggs:

  • Larvitar
  • Scraggy
  • Trubbish
  • Vullaby
  • Pawniard
  • Deino
  • Absol
  • Sandile

New Pokemon Release

Pawniard (Pokémon) - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopediaVullaby (Pokémon) - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopediaSandile (Pokémon) - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia

Pawniard, Vullaby and Sandile have made its debut in Pokemon GO and currently, they can be obtained only by hatching the Strange Eggs.

An Inter-egg-sting Development Special Research

A New Special research which introduces the Strange eggs is now available.

Throughout this questline, you will be given a chance to battle and defeat Giovanni and to obtain a Shadow Mewtwo.

Note: The New Special Research will be only available if you completed “Looming in the Shadows” or an older version of a Team GO Rocket special research quest line.

Stage 1

  • Spin 5 Pokéstops: 500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts: 500 Stardust
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon: Meowth (s)

Stage rewards: 500 Stardust, 10 Pokéballs, 10 Razz Berries

Stage 2

  • Catch 5 shadow Pokémon: 750 XP
  • Make 3 nice curveball throws in a row: 750 XP
  • Purify 5 shadow Pokémon: 750 XP

Stage rewards: 1500 Stardust, 10 Great balls, Larvitar (s)

Stage 3

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader 3 times: 1000 XP
  • Hatch 3 Eggs: 1000 XP
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy: 1000 XP

Stage rewards: 1500 Stardust, 3 Golden Razz Berry, Toxicroak encounter

Stage 4

  • Defeat Team Leader Arlo: 1250 XP
  • Defeat Team Leader Cliff: 1250 XP
  • Defeat Team Leader Sierra: 1250 XP

Stage rewards: 5 Hyper potions, 3 Revives, Super Rocket Radar

Stage 5

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss: 2500 Stardust
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss: 1500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss: 3 Silver Pinap Berries and Shadow Mewtwo rescue encounter

Stage rewards: 3000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charge TM

Stage 6

  • Claim Reward: 2000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 2000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 2000 XP

Stage rewards: 3 Revives, 20 Great Balls and one Elite Charged TM

New Shadow Pokemon

New Shadow Pokemon have been released and can be encountered by battling with Team GO Rocket grunts or leaders.

Here’s the list of New shadow Pokemon released:

  • Diglett
  • Shellder
  • Slowpoke
  • Aerodactyl
  • Skarmory

New Shadow Shiny Pokemon

Here’s the list of New shadow shiny Pokemon released:

  • Growlithe
  • Drowzee
  • Omanyte

Team GO Rocket Leaders Lineup

Team GO Rocket Leaders are now active again and changed their lineup.

Here’s the new lineup for Team GO Rocket Leaders:

CharacterSlot #1Slot #2Slot #3Reward
GiovanniPersianKangashkan, Garchomp, NidokingMewtwoMewtwo
ArloGrowlitheCharizard, Blastoise, SteelixScizor, Salamence, DragoniteGrowlithe (s)
SierraDrowzeeSharpedo, Exeggutor, LaprasHoundoom, Alakazam, ShiftryDrowzee (s)
CliffOmanyteMachamp ,Onix, ElectivireTyranitar, Swampert, TorterraOmanyte (s)

Increased Spawns

Here’s the list of Pokemon that have increased their activity in the wild:

  • Spinarak
  • Houndour (s)
  • Poochyena (s)
  • Gulpin
  • Stunky
  • Purrloin
  • Skorupi (s)
  • Nuzleaf
  • Croagunk (s)


TierRaid Bosses
1Skorupi (s), Croagunk (s), Klink (s), Grimer_Alola (s), Timburr (s), Pineco (s), Sneasel (s)
3Crawdaunt, Absol (s), Nidoking, Garbodor, Mawile (s), Weezing Galar
5Giratina (Origin) (s)
MegaVenusaur (s), Blastoise (s), Charizard Y (s), Charizard X (s), Pidgeot (s), Houndoom (s)

Credits to TheSilphRoad for different reports and verifications.

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