Start Time : Friday, March 6, at 8AM LocalTime
End Time : Monday, March 9, at 10PM LocalTime

Odd things are afoot, Trainers. The professor and team leaders have been following Team GO Rocket’s movements and noticed that they’re planning something big. We don’t know all Team GO Rocket’s plans yet, but we do have the following details to share.

Bonus

Increased Poison- and Dark-type Pokémon in the wild
Increased Pokémon that are related to Team GO Rocket in the wild
2x Stardust for defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts and Leaders

Features

  • Regardless of how you come across it, any Skorupi you find could be Shiny—if you’re lucky!
  • On Saturday, March 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
    • We have word that another Team GO Rocket global Weekend 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 Weekend, 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 Weekend, 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.
  • Turn on your in-game music—the Team GO Rocket music will be playing!

Spawns

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    Sandshrew
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    Zubat
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    Tentacool
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    Grimer
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    Drowzee
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    Cubone
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    Koffing
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    Murkrow
  • Wobbuffet
  • Qwilfish
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    Sneasel
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    Houndour
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    Poochyena
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    Shuppet
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    Absol
  • Stunky
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    Skorupi
  • Croagunk
  • Roggenrola
  • Venipede
  • Trubbish
  • Foongus

Shiny

  • Skorupi
  • Drapion