Team GO Rocket returns to cause trouble in Pokémon Go with a new event

Previously, Niantic announced upcoming changes to Eggs in Pokémon Go starting today, October 12, 2020. These changes have extended to a new Team GO Rocket event, in which players must save Strange Eggs, new 12 km red eggs from Team GO Rocket Leaders. . Trainers will have a week to save as many of these weird eggs as possible, and for the first time since March, a new Team GO Rocket Special Research is available! This Special Research focuses on Strange Eggs and will be the last new Team GO Rocket Special Research added for the year.

While weird 12km eggs are available after the event, during that week the eggs will require 1/4 of the distance to hatch. So far, we know that the following Pokémon can hatch from Strange Eggs:

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In addition to the new Special Research and Strange Eggs, Trainers can once again save Shadow Mewtwo, the most powerful Pokémon in the entire game, from Giovanni.

Team GO Rocket Balloons and Overgrown PokéStops will appear more often during this event, new Team GO Rocket avatar items will be available in the Style Store, and Trainers can look forward to a special instant surprise. Additionally, the following Pokémon will appear more in the wild during this event:

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

Are you excited for the return of Team GO Rocket Special Research? Are you going to try Shadow Mewtwo this week? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our full Pokédex as well as our many Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!


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