Team GO Rocket Leaders Officially Arrive In "Pokémon GO"

Fun news for Pokémon GO players as the Team GO Rocket event has launched where you now have to deal with some of their leaders. The event kicked off back on Thursday and will run until November 14yh, 2019, at 1pm PST. These will not be easy battles either, as the leaders take a lot more time to take down and will wear you out if you're unprepared. We have the details for you here, best of luck to all of you out and about this week.

Team GO Rocket Leaders Officially Arrive In "Pokémon GO"
Credit: Niantic

The movement of the Team GO Rocket Leaders seems to have disrupted Pokémon habitats, and certain Pokémon have apparently become more common! We have yet to understand why these Pokémon in particular are suddenly appearing more frequently. Perhaps they have some special significance wherever Team GO Rocket came from?


  • Oddly specific Pokémon have started appearing more often, like Ekans, Meowth, and Koffing! Our research has found that if you're lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Meowth in the wild or in raids!
  • Raids will feature Pokémon that we believe are significant to Team GO Rocket and the Team GO Rocket Boss, Giovanni!

In addition, we have made the following discoveries.

  • Team GO Rocket has started using the following Shadow Pokémon: Sandshrew, Bellsprout, Magnemite, Porygon, and Wobbuffet.
  • The Team GO Rocket Leaders seem to be the only Team GO Rocket members who now have access to the following Shadow Pokémon: Meowth, Scyther, and Sneasel! The only question is…which leader has which Pokémon?

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