Trainers, Looming in the Shadows is a Special Research which is a six-stage storyline which introduces the Team GO Rocket Leaders, Giovanni and will reward you the Super Rocket Radar

Rocket Radar

Super Rocket Radar is a very powerful tool which will help you to find out Giovanni’s Hideouts

This page contains Looming in the Shadows Special Research Tasks, Rewards and Storyline information, This Page will update the Task and Rewards as soon new information is available!


Looming in the Shadows Special Research

Stage 1/6 – Introduction

Spin 10 PokéStops500 XP
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts500 XP
Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon500 XP
Stage Rewardsx500 Stardust
x10 PokéBalls
x10 Razz Berries

Thanks for your help in defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts, %PLAYERNAME% The team leaders and I have been observing Team GO Rocket, and something tells us this is far from over. The transmission sent during the Team GO Rocket take-over had a message from an unknown sender at the end. We’re going to need all the help we can get to reveal the identity of this unknown figure looming in the shadows, and you are just the Trainer for the job!

Can you help us get to the bottom of this mystery?

Stage 2/6 – Mysterious Components Found

Spin a PokéStop 5 days in a row750 XP
Purify 15 Shadow Pokémon750 XP
Win 5 raids750 XP
Stage Rewardsx1000 Stardust
x3 Hyper Potions
x3 Revives

Thank you for your continued support against those pesky Team GO Rocket Grunts. As they flee, some Grunts are leaving behind Mysterious Components.

I believe these are what Team GO Rocket is using to hack and steal resources from PokeStops. Clever little devices, aren’t they? There’s information we can glean from these components that will help us in our fight against this dangerous organization.

Once you have enough pieces, you should be able to assemble something similar to the device I’ve modified in my lab. It might be best to prepare yourself for whatever might come, %PLAYERNAME%.


Stage 3/6 – Some more training required

Use 6 supereffective Charged Attacks in Gym Battles1000 XP
Win 3 Great League Trainer Battles against another Trainer1000 XP
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts1000 XP
Stage Rewardsx1500 Stardust
x15 Great Ball
x5 Pinab Berry

Interesting. It appears there’s more to Team GO Rocket than previously thought. Their ingenuity has got me thinking there might be another use for these Mysterious Components. We shouldn’t underestimate Team GO Rocket.

It’s time to get battle ready, %PLAYERNAME%. I don’t want to send you out to face another foe without some more training. While you sharpen your battle skills, I’ll be sure to get this little project of mine up and operational.

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Stage 4/6 – Introduction to Rocket Radar

Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo1250 XP
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff1250 XP
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra1250 XP
Stage Rewardsx2000 Stardust
x1 Super Rocket Radar
x3 Golden Razz Berry

Fantastic work, Trainer. I’ve been working on a prototype for something I call the Rocket Radar, but I was missing some critical components. Your hard work in retrieving these components actually made my device work’

If we combine my research and these Mysterious Components you’ve found, we can create a radar-like tool to track down Team GO Rocket Hideouts! Trainers all over the world are figuring out now to put together devices like this, and they’re identifying more hideouts than I originally anticipated.

%PLAYERNAME%, it’s time to head to these hideouts and face whatever—or whomever—is there head on. Let’s GO.

Stage 5/6 – Team GO Rocket Boss – “G”

Find the Team GO Rocket Bossx2500 Stardust
Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss1500 XP
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Bossx3 Silver Pinap Berry
Stage Rewardsx3000 Stardust
x1 Charged TM
x1 Fast TM

You battled well, %PLAYERNAME%I You’ve done your team leaders—and me—proud. According to my observations, it appears the sender of that mysterious transmission during the Team GO Rocket take-over was not in attendance. There’s someone else calling the shots—someone above Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo.

I’ve improved on my previous invention and put together a Super Rocket Radar that should help you track this mastermind down. If it is who I think it is, he signs all his messages with “G”

Stage 6/6 – Discovery of Special Shadow Pokemon

[Already Completed]2000 XP
[Already Completed]2000 XP
[Already Completed]2000 XP
Stage Rewardsx3 Max Revive
x20 Ultra Ball
x3 Rare Candy

You’ve put a stop to Team GO Rocket’s plans for the time being and rescued a special Shadow Pokemon. It’s unlikely that Giovanni will give up this easily, so I hope we can rely on you to take down Team GO Rocket members as they appear around your area. Spark, Blanche, and Candela will be on the lookout as well. I’m sure Team GO Rocket will try to hatch another villainous plot soon

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