Team GO Rocket (October 2023) : Shiny Shadow Lugias and Shadow Regigigas

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Team GO Rocket is back and they’re armed with brand new Shadow Pokemon. Giovanni captured Shadow Regigigas and Shiny Shadow Liguga is now in Shadow Raids. There are also exciting Shadow additions coming, such as Shadow Rhyhorn and Cranidos.

Team GO Takeover

Date & Time

Starts Ends
Thursday, October 26, 2023
at 10:00 AM local time
Thursday, October 31, 2023
at 08:00 PM local time

Bonuses ⭐

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    Shadow Regigigas debut

  • General icon

    Shadow Raids: Shadow Lugia

  • Pokemon Encounter icon

    The Shadow Pokemon that will be released are: Gastly (Rhyhorn), Barboach (Barboach), Cranidos, Shieldon Drilbur, Litwick and Drilbur.

  • Team Rocket icon

    Team GO Rocket is more likely to appear at Pokestops, and even in balloons

  • General icon

    Use a ChargedTM to make Shadow Pokemon forget about the Frustration of Charged Attacks


Team GO Rocket Takover October 2023 features Shadow Regigigas (Regigigas), Shadow Lugias (Gaslys), Rhyhorns, Barboachs, Cranidoss, Shieldons, Drilburs and Litwick.

Team GO Rocket Takover features Shadow Regigigas, Shadow Lugia, Shadow Gastly, Rhyhorn, Barboach, Cranidos, Shieldon, Drilbur and Litwick.

Save Shadow Regigigas Timed Research

  • Regigigas (Shadow)

Save Shadow Regigigas At the start of this event, a new Special Research Story will be made available. You can progress through the story to get a Super Rocket Radar, and then chase Giovanni down!

This Special Research can be claimed until the conclusion of Pokemon Go: Adventures Abundant on December 1, 2020, 10:00 am local time.

Shadow Lugia
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  • Lugia (Shadow)

Shadow Lugia is returning to Pokemon GO and will debut as part of Shadow Raids. If you are lucky, for the first time ever in Pokemon GO you will be able encounter Shiny Shadow Lugja.

Shadow Lugia appears in Shadow Raids, a five-star raid, from Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at 10:00 am to Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023 at 8:00 pm local time.

New Shadow Pokémon
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Arlo Cliff, and Sierra will have different Pokemon on their team! Shadow Pokemon: The following Pokemon are making their debut during this event!

  • Gastly (Shadow)

  • Rhyhorn (Shadow)

  • Barboach (Shadow)

  • Cranidos (Shadow)

  • Shieldon (Shadow)

  • Drilbur (Shadow)

  • Litwick (Shadow)

Many of the new Shadow Pokemon, such as Shadow Gengar and Shadow Excadrill (both of which evolved from Shadow pre-evolutions), are some of the strongest Pokemon in their respective types.

Shadow Cranidos, and Shadow Shieldon are also likely to change the Trainer Battles meta.

Shadow Raids
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During the Shadow Raids event, you will see these Pokemon:

1-Star Raids

  • Gastly (Shadow)

  • Grimer (Shadow)

  • Misdreavus (Shadow)

  • Litwick (Shadow)

3-Star Raids

  • Nidorina (Shadow)

  • Nidorino (Shadow)

  • Golbat (Shadow)

12km Eggs
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From the 12km eggs collected at the beginning of the event, the following Pokemon will hatch:

  • Larvitar

  • Pawniard

  • Sandile

  • Vullaby

  • Deino

  • Pancham

  • Salandit

Field Research
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Field Research Tasks that award a Mysterious Component are available during the entire event. Keep an eye on this section for any updates.

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