Pokemon Go Fest Team Go Rocket Event: Everything You Need to Know

Friday, July 10th, 2020 8:31 am

Team Go Rocket is appearing more frequently for a limited time.

Leading up to Pokemon Go Fest 2020 on July 25 and July 26, a new “Weekly Challenge” event is now live in Pokemon Go! This week’s event is focused on battling, and specifically, battling Team Go Rocket.

From now until July 15 at 10 p.m. local time, you can complete three sets of Timed Research tasks in order to unlock appearances from specific Pokemon during Pokemon Go Fest. Check out our guide to completing these tasks to learn more.

In addition to these Research Tasks, a “Team Go Rocket” event has been launched to go along with this Battle-themed weekly challenge. This event will also run from now until July 15 at 10 p.m. local time.

Here’s what’s happening during this Team Go Rocket event:

  • Poison-type and Dark-type Pokemon are appearing in the wild, in Eggs, and in Raids.
  • Team Go Rocket balloons are appearing more frequently than normal.
  • The Meowth balloon carrying Jessie and James is appearing more frequently than normal.
  • Suicune is now the Legendary Pokemon on Giovanni’s team

Then, on July 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, a Team Go Rocket takeover will allow trainers to battle Team Go Rocket in balloons and at PokeStops. When you defeat Grunts or characters inside the balloons, you’ll receive two times the normal amount of Stardust as a prize. Plus, the Meowth balloon will be appearing more frequently than normal. Finally, Team Go Rocket’s music will play during this time, and you’ll be able to use a Charged TM to replace the move “Frustration” in a Pokemon’s lineup.

Have fun!

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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