Pokemon GO – Looming In The Shadows Research Guide

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Team Go Rocket is once again up to no good in Pokemon GO. New Team GO Rocket Leaders have arrived for us to battle with, and there is also the Looming in the Shadows Special Research to complete! In this guide, we will run through the various stages of research and what you need to do to get your rewards.

Part of this research revolves around the Rocket Radar that Professor Willow has been working on. But first, you will need to build it. Thankfully, that is one of the research tasks. Follow the steps below, and you will be well on your way to showing Team GO Rocket who the real best Pokemon trainers are.

Pokemon GO – Looming In The Shadows Research Guide

Step 1

  • Spin 10 Pokestops (500 XP)
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts (500 XP)
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon (500 XP)

Rewards – 500 Stardust, 10 Poke Balls, 10 Razz Berries

Step 2

  • Spin a Pokestop 5 days in a row (750 XP)
  • Purify 15 Shadow Pokemon (750 XP)
  • Win 5 Raids (750 XP)

Rewards – 1000 Stardust, 3 Hyper Potions, 3 Revives

Step 3

  • Build a Rocket Radar by combining six Mysterious Components. Trainers get these by defeating Team Rocket Grunts.

Reward – currently unknown

Step 4

Reward – currently unknown

Step 5

Rewards – currently unknown

We will be updating this guide as more information about the different steps and rewards becomes available. There seems to be plenty of time to get this one done, so don’t get frustrated if you cannot get stuck into the Looming in the Shadows Research straight away.