Team Rocket invaded Pokemon Go. After many jokes, the vicious trainers have appeared alongside a new Special Research quest line in the mobile game and have taken over various poke stops around the world. That's not all; The evil team uses Shadow Pokemon – dark monsters with bright red eyes and a dark aura.
Just like in GameCube's Pokemon Colosseum, you can rescue and "cleanse" these Shadow Pokemon's from their coaches, but first you'll have to find the invading Team Rocket Grunts and defeat them in a Pokemon fight. If you're not sure where the rocket grunts are lurking or how the process is going, we've put together this handy guide to help you catch and purify Shadow Pokemon in Pokemon Go.
Where to Find a Team Rocket
Team In Pokemon Go, rocket grunts are appearing all over the world, but the bad guys are nowhere to be found. They can only be found at certain PokeStops. Fortunately, there are some visual cues that indicate which stops were taken by Team Rocket.
First the cube showing a PokeStop The Überweltkarte will twitch as if it would fail. As you approach one of these poke stops, you will notice that it is "discolored" and appears black instead of its normal light blue shadow. That's your indication that a Team Rocket Grunt lurks at the station. When you turn the photo disc, the grunt of the rocket is displayed.
Currently Team Rocket PokeStops are a rare sight, so your chances of encountering them are slim. When Team Rocket takes over a poke stop, it only takes 30 minutes and gives you a short window where you can fight the bad guys. You must also have reached at least level 8 to meet a team Rocket PokeStop.
How to catch Shadow Pokemon
Once you & # 39; If you've encountered a Team Rocket grunt on a PokeStop, you'll be challenged to a Pokemon battle. As mentioned earlier, each grunt has a shadow Pokémon surrounded by a dark aura. Defeat the grunts of the missiles in combat and they'll drop their Shadow Pokemon so you can catch it.
How to Clean Shadow Pokemon
Once you've added a Shadow Pokemon to your collection, you can choose to trap it or leave it in the Shadow state. This can be achieved by exchanging a certain amount of stardust and sweets through the information screen of the Pokemon. While the Shadow Pokémon looks cooler, cleaning has some advantages.
First, cleaning a Pokémon results in an increase in its basic stats. Purified Pokémon also requires less Stardust and Sweets to activate, and one of the steps they knew as a Shadow Pokémon – Frustration – is replaced by the strong Normal Attack Return.