Team GO Rocket Event was an event in Pokémon GO. It also featured the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle Timed Special Research.[1][2]

Also during the event, a Pokémon Spotlight Hour featuring Zubat happened.

Features

During this event Team GO Rocket Balloons could appear in a three-hour window instead of six-hour (from 00:00 to 02:59, 03:00 to 05:59 and so on), thus Trainer had a chance to encounter 8 balloons a day.

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

Selected Dark and Poison-type Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules:

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Weedle
Weedle
#013
Bug   Poison
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Rattata
Rattata
#019
Dark   Normal
Shiny Pokémon.png
Ekans
Ekans
#023
Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Zubat
Zubat
#041
Poison   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Venonat
Venonat
#048
Bug   Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Meowth
Meowth
#052
Dark
Shiny Pokémon.png
Grimer
Grimer
#088
Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Koffing
Koffing
#109
Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Murkrow
Murkrow
#198
Dark   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Sneasel
Sneasel
#215
Dark   Ice
Shiny Pokémon.png
Houndour
Houndour
#228
Dark   Fire
Shiny Pokémon.png
Absol
Absol
#359
Dark
Stunky
#434
Poison   Dark
Shiny Pokémon.png
Skorupi
Skorupi
#451
Poison   Bug
Shiny Pokémon.png
Croagunk
Croagunk
#453
Poison   Fighting
Venipede
#543
Bug   Poison
Foongus
#590
Grass   Poison

These Shadow Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Nidoqueen
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#031
Poison   Ground
Nidoking
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#034
Poison   Ground
Machop
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#066
Fighting
Machoke
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#067
Fighting
Machamp
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#068
Fighting
Pineco
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#204
Bug
Forretress
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#205
Bug   Steel
Gligar
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#207
Ground   Flying
Shuckle
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#213
Bug   Rock
Suicune
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#245
Water
Stunky
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#434
Poison   Dark
Skuntank
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#435
Poison   Dark
Gliscor
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#472
Ground   Flying
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png New Shiny Shadow Pokémon

These Shiny Shadow Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Grimer
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#088
Poison
Muk
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#089
Poison
Lapras
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#131
Water   Ice
Pineco
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#204
Bug
Forretress
Icon Shadow Pokémon.png
#205
Bug   Steel

2-km and 5-km Pokémon Eggs obtained during the event would hatch more of these Pokémon:

Egg 2k.png 2-km Eggs
Shiny Pokémon.png
Rattata
Rattata
#019
419 / 381
Egg 5k.png 5-km Eggs
Shiny Pokémon.png
Weedle
Weedle
#013
260 / 230
Shiny Pokémon.png
Ekans
Ekans
#023
529 / 487
Shiny Pokémon.png
Nidoran♀
Nidoran♀
#029
466 / 425
Shiny Pokémon.png
Nidoran♂
Nidoran♂
#032
491 / 450
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Zubat
Zubat
#041
381 / 344
Shiny Pokémon.png
Venonat
Venonat
#048
573 / 528
Shiny Pokémon.png
Meowth
Meowth
#052
427 / 389
Shiny Pokémon.png
Grimer
Grimer
#088
785 / 731
Shiny Pokémon.png
Koffing
Koffing
#109
694 / 645
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Murkrow
Murkrow
#198
892 / 835
Shiny Pokémon.png
Sneasel
Sneasel
#215
1,172 / 1,107
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Houndour
Houndour
#228
705 / 654
Shiny Pokémon.png
Poochyena
Poochyena
#261
387 / 350
Gulpin
#316
495 / 452
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Absol
Absol
#359
1,443 / 1,370
Stunky
#434
657 / 609
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Skorupi
Skorupi
#451
576 / 531
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Croagunk
Croagunk
#453
544 / 500
Purrloin
#509
441 / 401
Venipede
#543
403 / 366
Trubbish
#568
571 / 526
Foongus
#590
559 / 514

The following Raid Bosses were available for a time of this event:

Egg Raid Normal.png 1st Tier
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Shinx
Shinx
#403 Shinx
Electric
Boss CP 2,873 CP
Max capture CP 500 CP 625 CP
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Skorupi
Skorupi
#451 Skorupi
Poison Bug
Boss CP 3,408 CP
Max capture CP 576 CP 721 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Croagunk
Croagunk
#453 Croagunk
Poison Fighting
Boss CP 3,061 CP
Max capture CP 544 CP 680 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Timburr
Timburr
#532 Timburr
Fighting
Boss CP 3,686 CP
Max capture CP 751 CP 939 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Klink
Klink
#599 Klink
Steel
Boss CP 3,227 CP
Max capture CP 546 CP 683 CP
Egg Raid Normal.png 2nd Tier
Raticate
Dark Normal
Boss CP 8,273 CP
Max capture CP 974 CP 1,217 CP
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Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Grass Dragon
Boss CP 19,053 CP
Max capture CP 1,722 CP 2,153 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Sneasel
Sneasel
#215 Sneasel
Dark Ice
Boss CP 6,340 CP
Max capture CP 1,172 CP 1,465 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Sableye
Sableye
#302 Sableye
Dark Ghost
Boss CP 4,695 CP
Max capture CP 843 CP 1,054 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Mawile
Mawile
#303 Mawile
Steel Fairy
Boss CP 12,739 CP
Max capture CP 934 CP 1,167 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 3rd Tier
Arbok
#024 Arbok
Poison
Boss CP 14,153 CP
Max capture CP 1,097 CP 1,372 CP
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Raichu
Raichu
Electric Psychic
Boss CP 16,848 CP
Max capture CP 1,306 CP 1,633 CP
Tentacruel
Water Poison
Boss CP 16,253 CP
Max capture CP 1,384 CP 1,730 CP
Weezing
#110 Weezing
Poison
Boss CP 16,511 CP
Max capture CP 1,310 CP 1,637 CP
Swalot
#317 Swalot
Poison
Boss CP 12,267 CP
Max capture CP 1,130 CP 1,413 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 4th Tier
Nidoking
#034 Nidoking
Poison Ground
Boss CP 17,182 CP
Max capture CP 1,466 CP 1,833 CP
Victreebel
Grass Poison
Boss CP 25,794 CP
Max capture CP 1,389 CP 1,736 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Marowak
Marowak
Fire Ghost
Boss CP 13,525 CP
Max capture CP 1,048 CP 1,311 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Lickitung
Lickitung
#108 Lickitung
Normal
Boss CP 14,386 CP
Max capture CP 806 CP 1,008 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Absol
Absol
#359 Absol
Dark
Boss CP 18,195 CP
Max capture CP 1,443 CP 1,805 CP

Battle-themed event

On July 12th, 2020 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m., there was a battle-themed mini-event with different bonuses applied.

TodayView Icon Shop.png Special shop offers

An event box was available during this mini-event.[4]

GO Rocket Box
GO Rocket Box
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Trivia

References

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