How to get a Super Rocket Radar for August 2022 in Pokémon Go

Track down Giovanni and save the shadow Pokémon.

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The Super Rocket Radar in Pokémon Go is a highly sought-after item. You will need to use it to locate the leader of Team Rocket, Giovanni, who is hiding at a captured PokéStop. He will have captured a legendary shadow Pokémon, and if you defeat him in battle, you can save that Pokémon from him. Battling him is no easy task. This guide covers what you need to do to get a Super Rocket Radar for August 2022 in Pokémon Go.

Where to find a Super Rocket Radar

The only way to receive a Super Rocket Radar in August 2022 is if you already have the Special Research, Field Notes: Team Go Rocket. It was available during the Battle Weekend of the Anniversary Event 2022, close to the start of July 2022. All players received this Special Research if they were in-game, but if you do not have it, you will be unable to receive the Super Rocket Radar for August, especially if you’ve already completed it. The Super Rocket Radar is a reward you receive on the Special Research’s fourth step.

When you do face off against Giovanni, you will be fighting his three powerful Pokémon, including the shadow Legendary Pokémon. The one featured for August 2022 will be shadow Latios, the same one featured for July 2022. Upon defeating him, there’s a chance you can catch it and add it to your collection. We recommend keeping this Pokémon in its shadow form as these Pokémon rarely appear, making them extremely rare, even more than the classic legendary Pokémon you can encounter in five-star raids.

The Field Notes: Team Go Rocket Special Research for the battle Weekend will only be available for a limited time. We recommend starting this project immediately, not falling behind, and missing out on your chance to find Giovanni. You can choose to work through the Special Research to grab the Super Rocket Radar and battle Giovanni when he has a different legendary Pokémon.