Pokémon GO: Strange Eggs Team GO Rocket Event

Niantic has been teasing for the past 24 hours of a new Red Egg that would be appearing in Pokemon GO. Today they have officially announced the new Strange Eggs being added and will contain Poison-type, Dark-type, and Pokémon that can be one of these types via Evolution including Larvitar, Scraggy, Trubbish, Vullaby, Sandile, Pawniard, Deino and more. In addition a Strange Eggs Event will be running from October 12th until October 19th.

Update: Niantic has added stickers of the Team GO Rocket Leaders. When you defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader, you will receive a special Sticker.

Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader to receive a Strange Egg, and walk 12 km to hatch it. You’ll need to have space in your Egg inventory before your battle with Sierra, Cliff, or Arlo in order to receive a Strange Egg. Strange Eggs will continue to be available in Pokémon GO after the event ends.

  • Eggs in Incubators will require 1/4 hatch distance
  • A new Team GO Rocket Special Research with final battle with Giovanni
  • Poison-type and Dark-type Pokémon more often in the wild
    • Spinarak, Houndour, Poochyena, Gulpin, Stunky, Purrloin and more
  • Team GO Rocket will take over more PokéStops and Air Balloons appearing more often
  • Take a snapshot to have a Team GO Rocket Grunt appear in the photo and a Pokémon spawn
    • Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Vulpix, Oddish or Seedot
  • New Team GO Rocket Leader avatar items are in the shop
  • New Grunt Shadow Pokémon
    • Diglett, Shellder, Slowpoke,, Aerodactyl, and Skarmory.
  • New Team GO Rocket Leaders Shadow Pokémon
    • Shadow Growlithe, Shadow Drowzee, and Shadow Omanyte including Shiny versions
  • Defeat Giovanni for Shadow Mewtwo
  • Raids will update for the event

Field Research

  • Catch 5 Dark-type Pokemon: Razz Berry x5
  • Catch 5 Poison-type Pokemon: Pinap Berry x5

Special Research

An Inter-egg-sting Development

Task 1/6

  • Spin 5 Poké Stops: Stardust x500
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts: Stardust x500
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon: Meowth Encounter
  • Final: Stardust x500, Poké Ball x10, Razz Berry x10

Task 2/6

  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon: 750 XP
  • Make 3 Nice Curball Throws in a row: 750 XP
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon: 750 XP
  • Final: Stardust x1500, Great Ball x10, Larvitar Encounter

Task 3/6

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader 3 times: 1000 XP
  • Hatch 3 Eggs: 1000 XP
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy: 1000 XP
  • Final: Stardust x1500, Golden Razz Berry x3, Toxicroak Encounter

Task 4/6

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo: 1250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff: 1250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocekt Leader Sierra: 1250XP
  • Final: Super Potion x5, Super Rocket Radar x1, Revive x3
Task 5/6

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss: Stardust x2500
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss: 1500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss: Silver Pinap x3
  • Final: Stardust x3000, Charged TM x1, Fast TM x1
Task 6/6

  • Claim Reward: 2000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 2000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 2000 XP
  • Final: Max Revive x3, Ultra Ball x30, Elite Charged TM x1

Raids

Mega Raids

5 Star Raid

3 Star Raids

  • Nidoking
  • Weezing
  • Mawile
  • Crawdaunt

1 Star Raids

  • Alolna Grimer
  • Sneasel
  • Skorupi
  • Croagunk
  • Klink
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