Niantic releases details for the Team GO Rocket Celebration Event

Niantic just dropped the details for the Team GO Rocket Celebration event which was mentioned in a recent press article. This event will take place from Tuesday February 2 to Sunday February 7, 2021 and will be a huge upheaval for Team GO Rocket.

The following Shadow Pokémon will debut in Pokémon Go:

Strange Eggs will include the following Pokémon starting February 2:

  • Qwilfish
  • Larvitar
  • Corphish
  • Absol
  • In crust
  • Sandile
  • Scrawny
  • Pawniard
  • Deino

The following Pokémon will appear in the wild more often:

  • Golbat
  • Koffing
  • Ariados
  • Qwilfish
  • Sneasel
  • Houndour
  • Nuzleaf
  • Stunky
  • In crust
  • Venipede

Raids during the event will include:

Additionally, there will be event-exclusive Field Research and a Timed Research Story that will reward Trainers with an encounter with a Ho-Oh who knows about the earthquake. Team GO Rocket will also take control of more PokéStops and fly more hot air balloons during the event and defeating Team GO Rocket leaders will reward players with Team GO Rocket stickers. Eggs placed in incubators during the event will also have their hatching distance halved.

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Are you excited to face Team GO Rocket again? Which new Shadow Pokémon are you most excited to add to your roster? Why do you think Team GO Rocket is celebrating anyway? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!


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