More Shadow Pokémon has been revealed to be arriving in Pokémon Go.
A few months ago, Pokémon Go introduced Team Go Rocket to the game. Team Go Rocket is based on the iconic Team Rocket from the mainline games; they are a criminal organization that uses Pokémon to do evil deeds.
Players can come across a Go Rocket Grunt by going to PokéStops that is surrounded by a black aura. Players can then have a three-v-three Pokémon battle with the grunt; the grunt will use Shadow Pokémon, corrupted Pokémon that have an evil aura surrounding them. Beating the grunt will reward you one of their Shadow Pokémon. The players can then purify Shadow Pokémon with stardust and candy.
At first, Team Go Rocket only had a select few Pokémon in shadow form. Over time, the number of Shadow Pokémon in the game has risen. Today, Niantic has revealed even more new Shadow Pokémon.
The New Shadow Pokémon are:
The new shadow versions of these Pokémon can now be spotted in Team Go Rocket Grunts teams. To potentially get one of these new Shadow Pokémon, face against Grunts that have them in their party. Be warm though; Shadow Pokémon cannot learn community day moves unless purified.
#TeamGORocket has turned even more species of Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon! Can you help us rescue the Shadow Pokémon below?
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— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 5, 2019