Start Time : Saturday, March 7, at 2 PM LocalTime
End Time : Saturday, March 7, at 5 PM LocalTime

Team GO Rocket’s global takeover will be happening during on March 7th, from 2 to 5 pm local time. During this time there will be increased Team GO Rocket activity in your area along with a few other occurrences.

Turn on your in-game music—the Team GO Rocket music will be playing!

Bonus

2x Stardust for defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts and Leaders

Features

  • We have word that another Team GO Rocket global take-over will happen! Team GO Rocket Grunts will be making a push to seize even more PokéStops. Sierra, Cliff, Arlo, and even Giovanni himself will also be more active, so you might run into them more easily if you keep your Rocket Radar or Super Rocket Radar equipped.
  • We’ve noticed that Shadow Pokémon rescued from the Team GO Rocket Leaders have had a chance of being Shiny. While the Team GO Rocket Leaders have switched up their teams since they first appeared, during this take-over, you’ll be able to rescue all six of the Shadow Pokémon that Trainers have seen left behind by the Team GO Rocket Leaders.
  • During the take-over, you’ll be able to use a Charged TM to change a Shadow Pokémon’s exclusive attack, Frustration, to other Charged Attacks that that Pokémon can learn normally. Please note that if you purify the Shadow Pokémon afterward, it will still learn Return, replacing the attack learned via the Charged TM.