Three Shadow Pokemon Join Pokemon GO

New Shadow Pokemon such as Vulpix, Raikou, Mawile, and Beldumare are joining Pokémon GO.

The Pokemon Company recently announced that Pokemon GO trainers raiding nearby Team Rocket Pokestops will find several new versions of shadow Pokemon to purify and make happy again (or keep weak and evil-looking). This Pokemon include Vulpix, Mawile, and Beldum, and there's even a legendary waiting at the end for players who face off against Team Rocket's boss, Giovanni.

That's not all of the new Pokemon players will be encountering at the dark Pokestops, either. Look out for Ninetales, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Omanyte, Omastar, Misdreavus, Carvanha, and Sharpedo when spinning the telltale dark Pokestop and battling for the fate of one unhappy Pokemon (and some extra items).

To face Team Rocket's boss, Giovanni, players will need to complete the Looming in the Shadows Research and obtain a Super Rocket Radar. The radar will show Giovanni's location, and as well as the location of the final Pokemon battled and caught during this event, the Legendary Shadow Pokemon Raikou.

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Games Pokemon Go Genres CasualFree to Play Platforms
Published Feb. 5th 2020

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