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Pokémon Go: Team Go Rocket Strange Egg Event

A new type of poke-egg is now on Pokémon Go. Which is only exclusive to Team Go Rocket Leader fights.

The strange eggs are now on Pokémon go. And these eggs are property of team go rocket leaders.

Spark, team Instinct leader is leading an investigation to learn more about the new 12 km eggs.

In this event, it features new shadow Pokémon, a chance to catch mewtwo, chances for go rocket grunt, and leader lineups along with a new poke egg type.

To help spark and professor Willow learn more, starting today (Oct 12) to Oct 19 you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the new Team Go Rocket special Research. Which’ll culminate into a battle with the leader of team rocket himself, Giovanni.

Start: Oct 12 at 12pm

End: Oct 19 at 10pm PDT

New Eggs & 1/4 Distance Hatch

Players must defeat a team go rocket leader to get a strange egg. To hatch the egg you must walk 12km. But first you’ll need space in your egg inventory before you battle Sierra, Cliff, or Arla in order to get a strange egg.

Even after the event the strange eggs will be available in game.

So, according to Spark’s early research the following poison and dark type Pokémon can be hatched from the eggs:

  • Larvitar
  • Scraggy
  • Trubish
  • Vullaby
  • Pawniard
  • Deino

Any of the eggs that are placed in the incubator during this event will need 1/4 the normal walking distance to hatch. The strange eggs will require 12km in order to hatch. Which’ll be reduced to 3km if incubated during the event.

Poison/Dark type Spawn Increase

The following poison and dark Pokémon will appear more often in the wild:

  • Spinarak
  • Houndour
  • Poochyena
  • Gulpin
  • Stunky
  • Purrloin

New Special Research: Team Go Rocket

First time since March, the new Team Go Rocket Special Research is now available!

You can join professor willow as he and the team leaders investigation team go rocket involvement with the strange eggs.

*Note: this’ll be the last team go rocket special research for 2020.

The Pokémon GO Giovanni counters guide is going to be updated with the new counters as soon as there’s any new changes to the Giovanni’s lineup.

Leader and Grunt Lineup

here are the following team go rocket grants Pokémon lineup:

  • Diglett
  • Shellder
  • Slowpoke
  • Aerodactyl
  • Skarmary

The following are go rocket leader’s shadow Pokémon lineup:

  • Arlo- Growlithe
  • Sierra- Drowzee
  • Cliff- Omanyte

*Note: you may be able to rescue a shiny version of one of the shadow Pokémon

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