With the start of the new Team GO Rocket Celebration event, A lot happened in Pokemon GO from New Shadow Pokemon to New Team GO Rocket Lineups, New Shiny Releases, Limited Research and much more…

Event Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, February, 7, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

  • Event Bonus
  • New Shadow Pokemon
  • New Shadow Shiny Pokemon
  • Team GO Rocket Leaders Lineup
  • New Team GO Rocket Timed Research
  • Strange Egg Hatches
  • Increased Spawns
  • Raids
  • Field Research Tasks

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

  • 1/2 Egg Hatch distance
  • Team GO Rocket will be appearing more frequently
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leaders during the event for a chance to receive a Team GO Rocket Leader Gift sticker.

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:

  • Swinub
  • Nosepass
  • Aron
  • Spheal
  • Lileep
  • Anorith

New Shadow Shiny Pokemon

Along with the release of New Shadow Pokemon, Few previously release Pokemon have started encountering in their shiny form.

Here’s the list of New Shiny Shadow Pokemon released:

  • Carvanha
  • Aerodactyl
  • Beldum

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:

LeaderFirst defenderSecond defenderFinal defender
SierraCarvanha (s)Hippowdon, Porygon-Z, MismagiusFlygon, Houndoom, Walrein
CliffAerodactyl (s)Gallade, Cradilly, SlowkingDusknoir, Mamoswine, Tyranitar
ArloBeldum (s)Gardevoir, Infernape, AggronArmaldo, Salamence, Scizor

New Team GO Rocket Timed Research

A Timed research has started appearing in the Today’s View, Completing this timed research will reward you with Rocket Radards.

Stage 1

  • Defeat 1 Team Go Rocket Grunt: 10 Potions
  • Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket Grunts: 5 Super Potions
  • Defeat 6 Team Go Rocket Grunts: 3 Revives
  • Stage Rewards: 1 Rocket Radar, Golbat, and 10 PokeBalls

Stage 2

  • Defeat 1 Team Go Rocket Grunt: 10 Super Potions
  • Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket Grunts: 5 Hyper Potions
  • Defeat 6 Team Go Rocket Grunts: 3 Max Revives
  • Stage Rewards: 1 Rocket Radar, Misdreavus (s), and 15 PokeBalls

Strange Egg Hatches

The Following Pokemon have been reported in the Strange Eggs:

  • Qwilfish
  • Larvitar
  • Corphish
  • Absol
  • Skorupi
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • Pawniard
  • Vullaby
  • Deino

Boosted Spawns

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

  • Golbat
  • Koffing (s)
  • Ariados
  • Qwilfish (s)
  • Sneasel (s)
  • Houndour (s)
  • Nuzleaf
  • Stunky
  • Skorupi (s)
  • Venipede
  • Scraggy


1Alolan Meowth (s), Alolan Grimer (s), Gligar (s), Sneasel (s), Shinx (s), Klink (s)
3Nidoqueen, Ariados, Umbreon, Tyranitar, Absol (s)
5Raikou (s), then Suicine (s)
MegaVenusaur (s), Ampharos (s), and Houndoom (s)

Field Research Tasks

Task TextReward
Catch 7 Poison-type PokemonGligar (s)
Purify 3 Shadow PokemonMisdreavus (s)
Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket GruntsNidoran-female (s), Nidoran-male (s)
Catch 15 Dark-type PokemonUmbreon

Credits to TheSilphRoad for different reports and verifications.

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