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Pokémon and Team GO Rocket Abound During Pokémon GO’s Let’s GO Event
Encounter Shiny Meltan, help Shadow Pokémon forget Frustration, and defeat Giovanni to save Shadow Regice.
Looking for a reason to get out and GO? During Pokémon GO’s Let’s GO event, Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour will appear all over the world both in the wild and in Field Research tasks. If you have yet to catch one of these elusive Pokémon, now’s the time to add one to your Pokédex. Ditto will also appear more often during the event disguised as the following Pokémon: Diglett, Grimer, Snubbull, Corphish, Starly, Roggenrola, Tympole, and Litleo. You might even find a Shiny Ditto—if you’re lucky!
What’s more, you may even encounter Shiny Meltan during the Let’s GO event. When you use the Mystery Box between Tuesday, March 21, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Shiny Meltan has a chance of appearing—if you’re lucky. Trainers will be able to use the Mystery Box more often than usual, and there’ll be an increased chance of encountering XXS and XXL Meltan during the event. In order to use the Mystery Box, you’ll need to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME or the Nintendo Switch games Pokémon: Let’s GO, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s GO, Eevee!
You’ll also earn double the Candy for transferring Pokémon during the event.
Team GO Rocket Takeover
Team GO Rocket is back to their dastardly schemes and will be staging a takeover from Saturday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Complete a new Special Research story to obtain a Super Rocket Radar, then defeat Giovanni and save Shadow Regice. The Special Research story will be available to claim until the end of the Season on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
During the takeover, a Field Research task will be available that awards a Mysterious Component. You can use this opportunity to snag lots of Mysterious Components, build Rocket Radars, and take on the Team GO Rocket Leaders!
Team GO Rocket Grunts will also appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons. But these feisty fiends will be using an all-new roster of Shadow Pokémon, so you’ll need to retool your teams to take on opponents such as Shadow Alolan Grimer, Shadow Phanpy, Shadow Treecko, Shadow Torchic, and Shadow Drifloon. If you’re lucky, you may even have the chance to rescue a Shiny Pokémon from one of these nefarious foes.
This event also offers a rare opportunity to use a Charged TM to help Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.
As usual, you’ll be able to obtain 12 km Eggs by besting Team GO Rocket Leaders. The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs obtained during the event.
Best of luck as you catch these Pokémon and tackle the takeover, Trainers!
Professor Willow needs everybody’s help in a new event; Team GO Rocket activity also detected
It’s time to GO! It’s all hands on deck during the Let’s GO event—Professor Willow’s research is running wild, literally! Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour are appearing in the wild all over the world, and lucky Trainers using the Mystery Box might encounter Shiny Meltan! And some Trainers have noticed a shift in the wild Pokémon that Ditto is transforming into—better keep an eye out!
We’ve also received reports that Team GO Rocket might be planning to revamp their efforts and change more species of Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon in their schemes. Stay alert, Trainers!
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
The key to catching Meltan is the Mystery Box, which can be obtained by sending a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME or the Nintendo Switch titles Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
When you use the Mystery Box during this event, you might encounter Shiny Meltan—if you’re lucky! Trainers will also have an increased chance of finding XXS or XXL Meltan during the event.
In addition, you’ll be able to open the Mystery Box more frequently during the event.
Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour appearing globally!
Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour will appear in Field Research and in the wild around the world during the event!
A Ditto changeup
Ditto appears to be transforming into different Pokémon in the wild
Ditto appears to be transforming into different Pokémon in the wild!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild! Which ones are actually Ditto?
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
An event-themed Collection Challenge is coming!
Complete the Collection Challenge to receive an encounter with Meltan and 5,000 XP.
Seasonal Special Research: An Everyday Hero
Throughout Season 10: Rising Heroes, free Special Research will be available for Trainers! Spend some time helping out Professor Willow and see what surprises you discover!
The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Season 10 Ticketed Timed Research: Willow’s Wardrobe
Throughout Season 10, Ticketed Timed Research will be available for Trainers to purchase! This Season-long research will allow Trainers to unlock a new costume inspired by Professor Willow. It will also lead to an encounter with a Melmetal that knows the Charged Attack Double Iron Bash!*
Evolve Meltan during the Timed Research to get a Melmetal that knows the Charged Attack Double Iron Bash!
Double Iron Bash
- Trainer Battles: 70 power
- Gyms and raids: 50 power
Timed Research must be completed by June 1, 2023, to access all rewards
Team GO Rocket takeover
From Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, March 29, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Save Shadow Regice!
Giovanni’s icy demeanor is as chilling as ever, and this time his plot includes using Shadow Regice! 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!
You can claim this Special Research up to the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Team GO Rocket Grunts—as well as their leaders Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon!
In addition, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them!
Also, Pokémon that Trainers rescue from Team GO Rocket Grunts may be Shiny Pokémon—if you’re lucky.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs.
The following Pokémon can currently only be found by hatching 12 km Eggs: Sandile, Pawniard, Vullaby, Pancham, and Salandit. Trainers can earn 12 km Eggs by defeating Team GO Rocket leaders.
A Field Research task awarding a Mysterious Component will be available.
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.
—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog
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