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All Shadow Skirmishes Rocket Special Research Pokemon GO

Skirmishes with Team GO Rocket continue.

by Daniel Wenerowicz
Shadow Registeel

Team GO Rocket Takeover events are nothing new to Pokemon GO and we have yet another one to take on within the Season of Mythical Wishes. Each event tasks players with defeating Grunts and eventually taking the battle all the way up to the main boss of the organization.

The fights with Giovanni always lead to a Shadow Legendary that changes with each new event introduced in the game. Along with the Shadow Legendary, there is plenty of Special Research to complete, such as the Shadow Skirmishes this time around. You can find all the steps here and the rewards that follow.

Pokemon GO – All Shadow Skirmishes Special Research: Team GO Rocket

There are five steps in total that Trainers will need to complete to finish the Special Research and reach Giovanni. This won’t be as easy as other events because you’ll have to defeat all of the Leaders before reaching Giovanni. However, you’ll have at least five days to complete these steps from February 1 to February 5. All of the research can be found below.

Shadow Skirmishes 1/5:

  • Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts – Helioptile Encounter
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – Helioptile Encounter
  • Earn 2 Candies exploring with your Buddy – Helioptile Encounter
  • Rewards: 2,000 XP, 15 Poke Balls, 10 Revives

Shadow Skirmishes 2/5:

  • Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 2 Hyper Potions
  • Catch 4 Shadow Pokemon – 10 Poke Balls
  • Purify 2 Shadow Pokemon – 10 Pinap Berries
  • Rewards: 2,000 XP, 15 Great Balls, 1 Rocket Radar

Shadow Skirmishes 3/5:

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo – 1,500 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff – 1,500 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra – 1,500 XP
  • Rewards: 2,500 XP, 1,000 Stardust, 1 Super Rocket Radar

Shadow Skirmishes 4/5:

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss – 5 Max Potions
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss – 20 Ultra Balls
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss – 5 Revives
  • Rewards: 2,500 XP, 1 Lucky Egg, 2 Golden Razz Berries

Shadow Skirmishes 5/5:

  • Claim Reward – 1,500 XP
  • Claim Reward – 1,500 XP
  • Claim Reward – 1,500 XP
  • Rewards: 5,000 XP, 2,500 Stardust, 2 Silver Pinap Berries

You can always save the Super Rocket Radars until there is another event like this in Pokemon GO. If there is no event, the Super Rocket Radar will simply bring you to Shadow Mewtwo rather than anything specific. This weekend, the Shadow Legendary is Registeel, so if you want one in Pokemon GO, now is the time to catch it.

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And that’s all. For more of the latest news, updates, and guides, head over to the dedicated Pokémon GO section of our site.

Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides and news as a staff writer and freelancer since he graduated from Westfield State University in 2020. You can find him covering the FPS and Battle Royale space at Prima Games.