It would seem that Pokémon GO’s Festival of
Lights celebration and Professor Willow’s research on the Mythical Pokémon
Hoopa have attracted some unwanted attention. Starting Tuesday, November 9,
2021, Team GO Rocket will arrive to take over the event in an attempt to
capture Hoopa. The villains are led by Giovanni, who’s ready to battle
alongside his newest Shadow Pokémon, Shadow Lugia.
When Team GO Rocket’s takeover begins, you’ll find their
members more frequently at PokéStops
and in balloons. The Team GO Rocket Grunts and their leaders—Cliff, Sierra, and
Arlo—might even be using different Shadow Pokémon than their usual to disrupt
the festivities. During this event, you can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow
Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration. And if you’re lucky, you might
even encounter a Shiny Shadow Pokémon.
As you take on Team GO Rocket, you can use the Super Rocket
Radar from Special Research to encounter Giovanni himself. Defeat him, and you
can rescue Shadow Lugia.
When you’re not dealing with Team GO Rocket trouble, be sure
to check your Field Research Tasks, in which you’ll be able to encounter
Vullaby. Plus, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to find a Shiny
Vullaby, if you’re lucky.
Will light defeat the
shadow of Team GO Rocket? You can help see that it does by continuing to enjoy
Pokémon GO’s Festival of Lights celebration, which concludes on Sunday,
November 14, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.