Pokemon Go Team Rocket Takeover - dates, shadow Mewtwo, shadow encounters & Eggs

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Giovanni is back in Pokemon Go

Giovanni returns to the world of Pokemon Go for a brand new Team Rocket Takeover event.

Like previous Team Rocket Takeover events, this event will include the return of Shadow Mewtwo along with new Shadow Pokemon to save as well as some new egg hatches.

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So before we focus all of our attention on the upcoming adventure in the Paldea region, let's look at what Team Rocket has for us one more time.

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Pokemon Go Team Rocket Take Over Dates

Team Rocket Takeover is back in Pokemon Go and Giovanni is here

The return of the Pokemon Go Team Rocket Takeover will begin on Monday, November 14th 2022 at 12:00am local time and will run until Thursday, 17th November 2022 at 8:00pm local time.

The special research for Shadow Mewtwo, however, will be available to claim until Thursday, 1st December 2022 at 10:00am.

Shadow Mewtwo Returns!

Shadow Mewtwo is back in Pokemon Go for the Team Rocket Takeover

Shadow Mewtwo has been taken by Giovanni again and it's up to us to save it with a new special research story available that sees us chasing down the Team Rocket Boss himself and bringing him down with our team of Pokemon.

With Mewtwo being a psychic type, Dark Types and Ghost types will be your best opportunity at taking it down quickly and adding it to your collection.

This questline will also see you encountering many different Grunts and leaders, all with their own shadow pokemon to fight.

Team Rocket Takeover Shadow Pokemon Encounters

Save shadow Pokemon from Team Rocket Takeover encounters in Pokemon Go
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Of course, Giovanni isn't doing this latest Pokemon Go Team Rocket Takeover alone and will be joined by many grunts, all of which will have their own teams of Shadow Pokemon.

We have listed all of the Shadow Pokemon below and since they are in shadow form, they are sadly shiny-locked in Pokemon Go.

  • Shadow Alolan Diglett
  • Shadow Onix
  • Shadow Natu
  • Shadow Wailmer
  • Shadow Golett

Team Rocket Takeover 12km Eggs

Team Rocket leaders will give players 12km eggs with special encounters inside.

For those wanting to hatch eggs during this event, a plethora of 12km egg hatches will be added to the pool, giving players a large variety of options to hatch while taking down Team Rocket.

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Below we have listed the three 12km hatches and have marked any possible shiny Pokemon with (s)

  • Larvitar (s)
  • Absol (s)
  • Skorupi (s)
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • Pawniard (s)
  • Vullaby (s)
  • Deino (s)
  • Pancham
  • Skrelp
  • Salandit