The Take-Over Continues

Team GO Rocket Legendary

This special research continues on with the story of Team GO Rocket and Shadow Pokémon and introduces the Team GO Rocket Leaders Arlo, Cliff & Sierra as well as the final leader Giovanni in another storyline that has you defeat Team GO Rocket. You can only start it after you've completed the "A Troubling Situation" Special Research. This research will reappear every calendar month and is the only way to battle Giovanni.

Looming in the Shadows (Part 1/6)

Task

Rewards

Final Reward

Spin 10 PokeStops   Sudowoodo Encounter   10x Pokeball
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts 500 XP   500 Stardust
Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon 500 XP   10x Razz Berry

Looming in the Shadows (Part 2/6)

Task

Rewards

Final Reward

Spine a PokeStop 5 days in a row 750 XP   1000 Stardust
Purify 15 Shadow Pokemon 750 XP   3x Hyper Potion
Win 5 raids battles 750 XP   3x Revive

Looming in the Shadows (Part 3/6)

Task

Rewards

Final Reward

Use 6 supereffective Charged Attacks in Gym Battles 1000 XP   1500 Stardust
Win 3 Great League Trainer Battles against another trainer 1000 XP   10x Great Ball
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts 1000 XP   5x Pinap Berry

Looming in the Shadows (Part 4/6)

Task

Rewards

Final Reward

Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo 1250 XP   2000 Stardust
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff 1250 XP   1x Super Rocket Radar
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra 1250 XP   3x Golden Razz Berry

Looming in the Shadows (Part 5/6)

Task

Rewards

Final Reward

Find the Team GO Rocket Boss   2500 Stardust   3000 Stardust
Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss 1500 XP   1x Fast TM
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss   3x Silver Pinap Berry   1x Charged TM

Looming in the Shadows (Part 6/6)

Task

Rewards

Final Reward

Claim Reward 2000 XP   3x Max Revive
Claim Reward 2000 XP   20x Ultra Ball
Claim Reward 2000 XP   3x Rare Candy