Pokemon GO Let’s Go event / Team Rocket Takeover

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Date + Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Meltan

To catch Meltan you need to use 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. 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.

Meltan

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

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild! Which ones are actually Ditto?

  • Diglett
  • Grimer
  • Snubbull
  • Corphish
  • Starly
  • Roggenrola
  • Tympole
  • Litleo

Event Bonuses

  • Reduced waiting time for opening the Mystery Box.
  • 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon.
  • Increased chance of finding XXS and XXL Meltan.
  • Increased chance of finding Ditto disguised as other Pokémon.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • Diglett
  • Grimer
  • Snubbull
  • Corphish
  • Starly
  • Pansage
  • Pansear
  • Panpour
  • Roggenrola
  • Tympole
  • Litleo
  • Trubbish
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Goomy

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

Five-star raids

  • Lugia (from Tuesday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, April 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time)
  • Incarnate Forme Thundurus (from Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time)

Mega Raids

  • Mega Venusaur (from Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time)
  • Mega Alakazam (from Tuesday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, April 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time)

Field Research task encounters

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

  • Pansage
  • Pansear
  • Panpour

Collection Challenge

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

Date + Time

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.

Shadow Regice

Shadow Regice

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!

Also, Pokémon that Trainers rescue from Team GO Rocket Grunts may be Shiny Pokémon—if you’re lucky.

  • Shadow Alolan Grimer
  • Shadow Phanpy
  • Shadow Treecko
  • Shadow Torchic
  • Shadow Drifloon

Eggs

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.

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

Field Research

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

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