Pokemon GO Crackling Voltage event / Team GO Rocket takeover

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Date + Time

Friday, January 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. local time

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Helioptile—if you’re lucky!

  • Ekans
  • Magnemite
  • Grimer
  • Electrike
  • Stunky
  • Blitzle
  • Ferroseed
  • Helioptile
  • Grubbin
  • Beldum
  • Dedenne

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Tapu Koko—if you’re lucky!

Helioptile in these raids will have a greater chance of being a Shiny Pokémon than Helioptile found in the wild.

One-star raids

  • Alolan Grimer
  • Shinx
  • Bronzor
  • Klink
  • Helioptile

Three-star raids

  • Venomoth
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Jolteon
  • Mawile

Five-star raids

  • Tapu Koko (from Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time)
  • Registeel (rom Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Registeel caught during the event will know the Charged Attack Zap Cannon)

Mega Raids

  • Mega Gengar (from Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time)
  • Mega Aerodactyl (from Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time)

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

Helioptile hatched from these Eggs will have a greater chance of being a Shiny Pokémon than Helioptile found in the wild.

  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Skarmory
  • Blitzle
  • Stunfisk
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Helioptile
  • Dedenne

Field Research task encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

  • Voltorb
  • Hisuian Voltorb
  • Plusle
  • Minun
  • Emolga
  • Helioptile

Team GO Rocket takeover

Date + Time

From Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 5, at 11:59 p.m. local time.

Save Shadow Registeel!

Giovanni’s iron will is strong as ever, and this time his plot includes using Shadow Registeel! 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!

The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of Season 9: Mythical Wishes on March 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Shadow Registeel

Event Bonuses

  • Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
  • You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.

Shadow Pokémon

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!

  • Shadow Alolan Vulpix
  • Shadow Spoink
  • Shadow Blitzle
  • Shadow Joltik
  • and more!

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs.

  • Larvitar
  • Absol
  • Skorupi
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • Pawniard
  • Vullaby
  • Deino
  • Pancham
  • Skrelp
  • Salandit

The following Pokémon can currently only be hatched from 12 km Eggs: Sandile, Pawniard, Vullaby, Pancham, and Salandit. Trainers can earn 12 km Eggs by defeating Team GO Rocket leaders.

Field Research

A Field Research task awarding a Mysterious Component will be available.

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