Salandit and Salazzle Debut in Pokémon GO, and Giovanni Brings Shadow Latias
Team GO Rocket returns for another take-over, and they’ve brought a bunch of Shadow Pokémon.
When more Pokémon first found in the Alola region began appearing in Pokémon GO, it was cause for celebration. Unfortunately, these Pokémon have also attracted the attention of some notorious villains. From Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. until Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time, Team GO Rocket will return for another take-over! You’ll find these foes more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
Team GO Rocket’s appearance also coincides with the Pokémon GO debut of Salandit and Salazzle. Trainers, take note: If you’re looking to evolve Salandit into Salazzle, you’ll need 50 Salandit Candy and a female Salandit—only female Salandit can evolve.
During this troublesome take-over, Giovanni will be ready for action with an unexpected Pokémon partner—Shadow Latias. There will be a new Special Research story that awards a Super Rocket Radar, which can be used to chase down the Team GO Rocket Boss for a battle. Of course, Giovanni isn’t the only threat. Team GO Rocket Grunts and their leaders—Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—will be on the scene as well, with a fresh supply of Shadow Pokémon in need of rescue. During the event, you can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.
Completing Field Research tasks during this event can earn you an encounter with Sneasel or, if you’re lucky, Scraggy.
Thwart Team GO Rocket’s efforts and catch a lot of Pokémon? That sounds like a win-win!
New Shadow Pokémon Encounters
- Alolan Rattata
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Alolan Exeggutor
Go purify those Shadow Pokémon, Trainers!
Salandit, Salazzle, and more debut during the All-Hands Rocket Retreat event
All-Hands Rocket Retreat
Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time
Another Team GO Rocket takeover is happening! Spurred by the recent influx of Pokémon first found in the Alola region, Team GO Rocket is feeling bolder than ever. This time, the villains are trying to prepare for their upcoming company-wide Team GO Rocket Retreat!
Save Shadow Latias!
Giovanni never rests on his laurels. The Boss is back—and he’s got Shadow Latias in tow! A new Special Research story will be available at the beginning of this event. Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar, and chase down Giovanni!
Team GO Rocket Grunts, as well as their Leaders—Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are also using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon! If you’re lucky, you may encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal, too!
In addition, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!
- There’ll be a special one-time-purchase event bundle available for 1275 PokéCoins, featuring 10 Max Potions, 10 Max Revives, and 5 Rocket Radars.