New Special Research called A Challenging Development now available for Pokémon GO players who complete Looming in the Shadows

The leaders of Team GO Rocket and Giovanni have officially invaded the world of Pokémon GO. Read on below for all the details:

Complete Special Research to battle Giovanni — By battling Team GO Rocket Grunts, defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders, and proving you’re an accomplished Trainer, you’ll be able to complete research to receive a Super Rocket Radar from Professor Willow. The Super Rocket Radar will help you locate Giovanni! But watch out—some Grunts have figured out what we’re up to. They may pretend to be Giovanni and get in your way! But keep at it, because if you defeat Giovanni, you may be able to rescue Legendary Shadow Pokémon, including Shadow Articuno. During December 2019, players who battle Team GO Rocket boss Giovanni after completing the Looming in the Shadows Special Research will get a chance to encounter and catch Shadow Zapdos. Meanwhile, new Special Research called A Challenging Development is now available for players who complete Looming in the Shadows:

Pokémon Go: Looming in the Shadows Research guide

STEP 1

  • Spin 10 PokéStops (500 XP)
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts (500 XP)
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon (500 XP)

Reward: 500 Stardust, 10 Poké Balls, 10 Razz Berries

STEP 2

  • Spin a PokéStop 5 days in a row (750 XP)
  • Purify 15 Shadow Pokémon (750 XP)
  • Win 5 raids (750 XP)

Reward: 1,000 Stardust, 3 Hyper Potions, 3 Revives

Note: Purifying 15 Shadow Pokémon is an expensive endeavor, sometimes costing 3,000 or 5,000 Stardust each. Look for Shadow Ratata or Shadow Zubat, who only cost 1,000 Stardust to purify.

STEP 3

  • Use 6 super effective Charge Moves in gym battles (1,000 XP)
  • Win 3 Great League Trainer Battles against another trainer (1,000 XP)
  • Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket grunts (1,000 XP)

Reward: 1,500 Stardust, 15 Great Balls, 5 Pinap Berries

STEP 4

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo (1,250 XP)
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff (1,250 XP)
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra (1,250 XP)

Reward: 2,000 Stardust, 1 Super Rocket Radar, 3 Golden Razz Berries

STEP 5

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss (2,500 Stardust)
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss (1,500 XP)
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss (3 Silver Pinap Berries)

Reward: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

After you beat Giovanni in this step, you get to try to catch the Legendary Shadow Pokémon that he uses.

STEP 6

  • Complete (2,000 XP)
  • Complete (2,000 XP)
  • Complete (2,000 XP)

Reward: 3 Max Revives, 20 Ultra Balls, 3 Rare Candy

Source: Polygon.com

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