How to get a Super Rocket Radar for June 2021 in Pokémon Go

Track down Giovanni and save the shadow Pokémon.

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The Super Rocket Radar is a highly sought after item in Pokémon Go because you need to locate the leader of Team Rocket, Giovanni. If players want to capture some of the more powerful Pokémon in the game, the shadow legendary Pokémon, they need to defeat Giovanni, which is no easy task. His shadow legendary Pokémon rotates out at least once month, but players only have the one chance to beat Giovanni. For June 2021, it has been announced that a special research project called Seven-Colored Shadow will be available that players can complete to find Giovanni, and save the new shadow Pokémon, shadow Ho-Oh.

Previously, from June 1 to 17, players needed to complete the special research project The Higher They Fly to receive it. If you have already finished this special research project at the start of the Season of Legends event, you will not be able to receive a Super Rocket Radar and battle against Giovanni for his shadow Zapdos. While disappointing, Giovanni’s shadow Pokémon will rotate out on June 17 for shadow Ho-Oh during the Seven-Colored Shadow special research event. Shadow Ho-Oh will be under Giovanni’s control until September 1, the end of the Season of Discovery.

Shadow Ho-Oh will be a highly desirable shadow Pokémon in Pokémon Go. It’s already an effective legendary that players consistently use in the Master League, and by turning it into a shadow Pokémon, it’s going to receive even more attack power than it already has.

When you complete the task that rewards you the Super Rocket Radar, all you have to do is equip it and track down Giovanni. He’ll be stationed at a captured Pokéstop or in a Team Rocket Balloon. There’s a chance that the Giovanni you find could be a decoy, though.