Team GO Rocket Archives

Pokémon GO / Snap Event Review: A Fun Tie-In Event
Giovanni, the villainous Team GO Rocket Boss of Pokémon GO has a new line-up of Shadow Pokémon Here is everything you need to know about Team GO Rocket's Giovanni, including his entire line-up for May 2021, the best counters, and which Legendary Pokémon you can encounter once you've defeated him. Giovanni in Pokémon GO[...]
Pokémon GO / Snap Event Review: A Fun Tie-In Event
In the past, months that featured Team GO Rocket research in Pokémon GO would be quite predictable Midnight would strike and we'd be greeted with the new Team GO Rocket Special Research when we opened up the app However, there was a change made last month that switched everything up Rather than being a separate[...]
Alolan Exeggutor Raid Guide in Pokémon GO: April 2021
Team GO Rocket has come home at last I never could've imagined I'd miss being menaced and mocked by NPCs so much, but without these evil-doers, Pokémon GO has felt about as empty as Niantic's communication about the issue At last, though, the situation is fixed and Niantic is even planning some kind of recompense[...]
Today is Therian Landorus Raid Hour #1 in Pokémon GO
Where, oh where have the Team GO Rocket balloons gone in Pokémon GO? For days now, the black balloons emblazoned with R that float onto screens to initiate battles with Team GO Rocket Grunts, Leaders, or even the Boss himself have been missing from the game Oddly, Niantic didn't think to put a push notification in[...]
Pokémon Cards from Silver Lance & Jet Black Poltergeist Leak
This month, Niantic switched things up with Team GO Rocket in Pokémon GO Instead of a multi-part Special Research culminating in a battle with Giovanni, earned through defeating all three Team Leaders… we had a one-page Timed Research that tosses players a Super Rocket Radar to find Giovanni after tasks that could be completed in ten[...]
Tonight is Therian Tornadus Raid Hour in Pokémon GO
The new Team GO Rocket Timed Research is live in Pokémon GO Titled "Tricky Pokémon," this replaces the normal Team GO Rocket Special Research and will award a Super Rocket Radar that allows for an encounter with Giovanni, the Rocket Boss When encountered during the month of April 2021, Giovanni battles will feature Shadow Zapdos as[...]
Pokémon GO Launches Team GO Rocket Event April 1st
Tomorrow, Pokémon GO will host a one-day Team GO Rocket event for April Fools' Day Here's what trainers can expect from this event, which starts at midnight. Croagunk in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic The full details from the official Pokémon GO blog are as follows: Date + Time: Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 12:00 a.m[...]
Theria Tornadus Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: March 2021
Credit: Niantic Team GO Rocket Hour: This hour featured increased Team GO Rocket balloon encounters, which made for a fun but very light hour of gameplay This, I believe, will work as a weekly or monthly event Another full Pokémon Spotlight Hour wouldn't work, as Spotlight Hour completely overwhelms players with spawns[...]
Are We Team Rocket? The Ethics of Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon GO
However, there is a disturbing bit of information in the mythology of Shadow Pokémon that makes some wonder if we, the trainers who keep these Shadows un-Purified, are as bad as Team Rocket. Team GO Rocket in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic When Shadow Pokémon were first introduced, Niantic posted some information to Twitter: "Pokémon grow stronger with the[...]
Today is the First Team GO Rocket Hour in Pokémon GO
Niantic tested a new event in Pokémon GO yesterday: GO Rocket Hour. Pokémon GO trainers were treated to increased Team GO Rocket balloons for an hour, allowing players to battle Grunts, Leaders, and even Giovanni to earn encounters with Shadow Pokémon from wherever they were With Spotlight Hour and Raid Hour already happening weekly, though, is this[...]
Today is the First Team GO Rocket Hour in Pokémon GO
As the event goes live in certain timezones, we have the report on exactly what the first-ever GO Rocket Hour will bring to Pokémon GO. Team GO Rocket promo image in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic Here's what Niantic had to say about these three upcoming trial events on the Pokémon GO blog: Thursday, March 4, 2021: GO Rocket Hour[...]
Today is Incarnate Forme Landorus Raid Hour in Pokémon GO
Giovanni, the villainous Team GO Rocket Boss of Pokémon GO has a new line-up of Shadow Pokémon Here is everything you need to know about Team GO Rocket's Giovanni, including his entire line-up, the best counters, and which Legendary Pokémon you can encounter once you've defeated him. Giovanni in Pokémon GO[...]
The Unreleased Hoenn Shinies in Pokémon GO – Part Two
What makes this unlike standard Raid Days, though, is that there will also be a Team GO Rocket takeover with boosted Grunts at Poké Stops, boosted Rocket Balloon counters, a chance to remove Frustration from Shadow Pokémon using a Charged TM, and new Team GO Rocket Special Research This Special Research will culminate in an[...]
Absol Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players: February 2021
The Team GO Rocket Celebration event ends today in Pokémon GO Let's take a look at what this event offered and if it made for a worthy week of gameplay. New Shadows in Pokémon GO Credit: Niantic What Worked in this Pokémon GO Event New Shadows: It's been since October 2020 that we've gotten new Shadow Pokémon, and it appears[...]
Arlo Battle Guide for Pokémon GO Players: February 2021
The Team GO Rocket Leaders of Pokémon GO have new Shadow Pokémon on their teams Here is everything you need to know about Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo, including his entire line-up, the best counters, and which of his Pokémon you can catch Shiny. Arlo in Pokémon GO[...]