For players eager to capture shadow Ho-Oh in Pokémon Go, you’ll need to complete the Seven-Colored Shadows special research quest all players were given access to on June 17 at midnight in their local time zone. There are several tasks associated with this quest, and one of the ones unique wording is having to battle other players in the Great League. It appears that despite saying, ‘The Great League,’ players have reported this is not the case, and there a way to ensure you don’t have go wait for it’s release.
When this task is listed as ‘The Great League,’ many players may interpret this as having to wait for the Great League to show up again in Pokémon Go, which means waiting for July 12 at 1 PM PT, the next worldwide release of the mode, and they would be correct. You will have to battle in the Great League to complete this task. However, there is a workaround for this.
Instead of waiting for the Great League to appear, all you have to do is challenge a friend to a battle. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose. After the battle, you will have met the requirements for the task and then you can continue forward. It’s a quick and easy way to ensure you advance in the quest. But if you’re not in a hurry, the Great League is not too far away.
For now, all players should be able to complete the Seven-Colored Shadows special research without any issues.