Pokémon Go is hosting a Team Rocket-themed event from Feb. 2 until Feb. 7.
During the event, any eggs put into Incubators will only require half the walking distance. Team Go Rocket members will also appear more often, with balloons appearing near you every two hours and Poké Stops getting taken over more frequently.
Poison- and dark-type Pokémon will also be appearing more frequently in raids, Strange Eggs, and the wild. Expect to see Pokémon like Zubat, Qwilfish, Sneasel, and others more often.
The event also offers special Field Research that you can get from spinning Poké Stops during the event duration.
Pokémon Go Team Rocket Celebration event Field Research and rewards
|Catch 15 dark-type Pokémon||Umbreon encounter|
|Catch 7 poison-type Pokémon||Gligar encounter|
|Defeat Team Go Rocket grunts||Nidoran(F) or Nidoran(M) encounter|
|Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon||Misdreavus encounter|
In the Today’s View section, there’s also a new Team Go Rocket set of Timed Research to complete. The Timed Research from the Johto Celebration event, which requires you to take down Team Go Rocket bosses and grunts, is also still active.
Team Go Rocket Celebration Timed Research
Step 1 of 2
- Defeat 1 Team Go Rocket grunt (10 Potions)
- Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket grunts (5 Super Potions)
- Defeat 6 Team Go Rocket grunts (3 Revives)
Reward: 1 Rocket Radar, Golbat encounter, 10 Poké Balls
Step 2 of 2
- Defeat 1 Team Go Rocket grunt (10 Super Potions)
- Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket grunts (5 Hyper Potions)
- Defeat 6 Team Go Rocket grunts (3 Max Revives)
Reward: 1 Rocket Radar, Misdreavus encounter, 15 Poké Balls