Niantic is giving away codes for Purified Gems if the Pokémon GO account reaches 150k retweets on Twitter to help players take on Shadow Mewtwo

Niantic is continuing to announce new events and content for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Shiny Shadow Mewtwo Debuts in Shadow Raids

Shadow Pokémon take over Gyms during Pokémon GO’s Rising Shadows event.

Just when you thought Shadow Pokémon couldn’t get any more intimidating! From May 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Shadow Pokémon—including the legendary Shadow Mewtwo—will appear in Shadow Raids during Pokémon GO’s Rising Shadows event. And for the first time in Pokémon GO, Trainers may even encounter Shiny Shadow Mewtwo!

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Shadow Raids are different than other raids—and a whole lot tougher. Trainers must gather in person to challenge these exceptionally powerful Pokémon. There will be one-star, three-star, and five-star Shadow Raids; the three-star and five-star Shadow Raid Bosses will grow enraged during battle, which increases their Attack and Defense.

Fortunately, Trainers have a new tool to help them calm enraged Shadow Raid Bosses: Purified Gems. Throughout the event, Trainers can challenge Team GO Rocket members to obtain Shadow Shards, which can be turned into Purified Gems. Using a Purified Gem during a Shadow Raid Battle will temporarily lower the Attack and Defense of an enraged Shadow Raid Boss. Trainers in the raid can use as many Purified Gems as they want—the effects will stack, offering a significant advantage! Check out the Pokémon GO official site for more details.

Gather your friends, collect Shadow Shards, and get ready for tough battles!

Shadow Raid Pokémon

Throughout the event, the following Shadow Pokémon will appear in Shadow Raids. The Shadow Raid Bosses in italics have a chance of appearing as Shiny Pokémon!

  • One-Star Shadow Raids
    • Shadow Poliwag
    • Shadow Machop
    • Shadow Bellsprout
    • Shadow Beldum
  • Three-Star Shadow Raids
    • Shadow Bayleef
    • Shadow Quilava
    • Shadow Croconaw
    • Shadow Sneasel
  • Five-Star Shadow Raids
    • Shadow Mewtwo

Additionally, Trainers can enjoy bonuses during the event, including more frequent Team GO Rocket appearances. You can also complete Special Research to receive an incredible gift from Professor Willow—an item never seen before in Pokémon GO. Visit the Pokémon GO official site for more information about the Rising Shadows event.

Shine through the shadows, Trainers!

Source: Pokemon.com

Shadow Raids debut during the Rising Shadows event!

Shadow Raids debut during the Rising Shadows event!

Can you face the shadows, Trainers?

Shadows are rising. Team GO Rocket has grown audacious. They’ve discovered how to leave Shadow Pokémon to defend Gyms. These new Shadow Raids are unlike any challenge Trainers have yet faced in Pokémon GO.

What’s more, Shadow Mewtwo will return to Pokémon GO in Shadow Raids! Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Shadow Mewtwo—if you’re lucky!

Will Team GO Rocket’s plan be thwarted? Or will darkness fall over Gyms worldwide? It’s up to you, Trainers!

Read more about Shadow Raids here.

Rising Shadows

Monday, May 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Shadow Raid debuts

Shadow Mewtwo will return to Pokémon GO in Shadow Raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Shadow Mewtwo—if you’re lucky!

Shadow Mewtwo will appear in five-star Shadow Raids from Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m local time.

Five-star Shadow Raids
Shadow Mewtwo*
Shadow Mewtwo
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!!

Shadow Raids

The following Pokémon will be the first to appear in Shadow Raids! Gyms not under Team GO Rocket control may still host other raids.

From Monday, May 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, a majority of Gyms will host Shadow Raids.

From 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, Saturday, May 27, 2023, Team GO Rocket activity will spike, taking over all raids.

One-star Shadow Raids
Shadow Poliwag*
Shadow Poliwag
Shadow Machop*
Shadow Machop
Shadow Bellsprout
Shadow Beldum
Shadow Beldum
Three-star Shadow Raids
Shadow Bayleef
Shadow Bayleef
shadow quilava
Shadow Quilava
Shadow Croconaw
Shadow Croconaw
Shadow Sneasel*
Shadow Sneasel
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in raids. Gyms may be taken over by either Shadow Raid Bosses or one of the Raid Bosses below.

One-star raids
Clefairy*
Clefairy
Tentacool*
Tentacool
Marill*
Marill
Skrelp
Skrelp
Popplio
Popplio
Three-star raids
Magneton
Magneton
Lapras*
Lapras
Mawile
Mawile
Empoleon
Empoleon
Five-star raids
Regigigas^
Regigigas^
Tapu Fini*^^
Tapu Fini^^
^^Tapu Fini will appear in raids until Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
^Regigigas will appear in raids starting Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Mega Raids
Mega Pinsir^^
Mega Pinsir*^^
Mega Altaria*^
Mega Altaria^
^^Mega Pinsir will appear in raids until Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
^Mega Altaria will appear in raids starting Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Ekans*
Ekans
Golbat
Golbat
Koffing*
Koffing
Houndour*
Houndour
Poochyena*
Poochyena
Stunky
Stunky
Skorupi*
Skorupi
Some Trainers might even encounter the following!
Hisuian Qwilfish
Hisuian Qwilfish
Scraggy
Scraggy
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Event bonus

Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.

Field Research

Tasks focused on defeating Team GO Rocket and catching Pokémon will be available!

Trainers can earn a Mysterious Component and Stardust as rewards.

Seasonal Special Research: Let’s GO

Throughout Season 10: Rising Heroes, free Special Research will be available for Trainers! Willow’s back with some news on Team GO Rocket’s latest plans…and he has a gift for you.

You can claim the Special Research until the end of Season 10: Rising Heroes on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Avatar pose

The following new avatar pose will be available from the event onwards!

Rising Hero Pose

Note: Avatar items sold separately.

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

Shadow Raids are coming to Pokémon GO!

Trainers,

Team GO Rocket’s back, and they’re up to some big trouble!

In their newest scheme, Team GO Rocket plans to take over Gyms with hordes of Shadow Pokémon. Thankfully, we know our heroic Trainers will step up to face this challenge. Get ready for Shadow Raids!

Team GO Rocket will launch their plans during the Rising Shadows event, starting May 22, 2023. Read on to learn more about Shadow Raids, Shadow Raid Bosses, and how you can stop Team GO Rocket in their tracks!

Team GO Rocket’s coming to town!

Team GO Rocket’s machinations have led them to their latest and greatest plan: taking over Gyms with their Shadow Pokémon!

In Shadow Raids, Trainers can take on powerful Shadow Raid Bosses, and have the chance to catch new Pokémon partners—if they can successfully defeat the Shadow Raid Boss, that is. Trainers can gather their friends for a better chance at victory in Shadow Raids.

While Team GO Rocket will be taking over a number of Gyms, those they’ve left untouched may still host other raids.

Trainers cannot join Shadow Raids using Remote Raid Passes, and Shadow Raids do not reward a team bonus for Premier Balls.

A Shadowy Strength

At Gyms hosting Shadow Raids, you’ll find that Team GO Rocket has placed especially powerful Shadow Pokémon as Raid Bosses.

Three-star and five-star Shadow Raid Bosses will grow enraged as you battle them, boosting their attack and defense. Continue to hold your ground and weaken the Shadow Raid Bosses to subdue them.

The Power of Purification

You can subdue Shadow Raid Bosses using Purified Gems, a new item that can be assembled from Shadow Shards.

Shadow Shards are mysterious gem pieces that may be dropped by Team GO Rocket. Gather enough shards to use Professor Willow’s newly invented Shard Refiner, and you’ll be rewarded with a Purified Gem.

There are multiple ways Purified Gems can assist your battle against enraged Shadow Raid Bosses.

When you use a Purified Gem during a Shadow Raid, the enraged Shadow Raid Boss’s attack and defense will be lowered temporarily. This can give you the opening you need!

You and your fellow Trainers can use more than one Purified Gem during a Shadow Raid. If used at the same time, their effects will stack.

If enough Purified Gems are used, the enraged Shadow Raid Boss will be subdued—returned to its non-enraged state—which might give you the edge you need to defeat it!

Learn more about Shadow Raids, Shadow Raid Bosses, and using Purified Gems by visiting our Help Center.

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

A new challenge is here: SHADOW RAIDS

Face off against Shadow Mewtwo
May 27 and 28!

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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