Does Pokémon Go have a Giovanni update for November 2022?

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Giovanni is a villain in Pokémon Go and routinely appears in the mobile game. His appearance typically happens at a larger event and the reveal of a Special Research where you will have the chance to catch a legendary shadow Pokémon. However, Giovanni is not always available. Here’s what you need to know about if there will be a Giovanni update in Pokémon Go for November 2022.

Is Giovanni in Pokémon Go for November 2022?

We can confirm that Giovanni will have a November 2022 event. There will be a Special Research available to players starting on November 14, when the Team Rocket Takeover event occurs. At this time, all players who log into Pokémon will receive this research, and at the end of it, there will be a Super Rocket Radar reward for them, leading them straight to Giovanni and his captured legendary Pokémon, Mewtwo.

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The last time we saw Giovanni, he had captured Shadow Latios, but this time around he has shadow Mewtwo under his control. Shadow Mewtwo is considered one of the far better shadow legendary Pokémon, but it has appeared relatively frequently in the mobile game.

Hopefully, players will have a chance to capture an improve version of the one they have now, but we had hoped Niantic would release a new shadow legendary Pokémon to add to our collections. It looks like we’ll have to wait until 2023 arrives to see the next shadow legendary from Niantic. It’s unlikely another Giovanni event will occur this year.

The Team Rocket Takeover event will happen from November 14 to 17. We strongly recommend everyone wanting to track down Giovanni work through the Special Research steps during this time to ensure they can complete it without too much trouble. The Special Research can be completed at any time, but it helps to do it during a Team Rocket event.