The Take-Over Continues

Date Released: January 1st 2020

This special research continues on with the story of Team GO Rocket and Shadow Pokémon and introduces the Team GO Rocket Leaders Arlo, Cliff & Sierra as well as the final leader Giovanni in another storyline that has you defeat Team GO Rocket. You can only start it after you've completed the "A Troubling Situation" Special Research.

This research will reappear every calendar month and is the only way to battle Giovanni.

Research Tasks

Task Task Reward Total Reward
1 / 6
Spin 10 PokéStops
SudowoodoSudowoodo Encounter
StardustStardust * 500
Poke BallPoke Ball * 10
Razz BerryRazz Berry * 10
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
500 XP
Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon
500 XP
2 / 6
Spin a PokéStop 3 days in a row
750 XP
StardustStardust * 1000
Hyper PotionHyper Potion * 3
ReviveRevive * 3
Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon
750 XP
Win 5 Raids
750 XP
3 / 6
Use 6 supereffective Charged Attacks in Gym Battles
1000 XP
StardustStardust * 1500
Great BallGreat Ball * 15
Pinap BerryPinap Berry * 5
Win 3 Great League Trainer Battles against another trainer
1000 XP
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts
1000 XP