Pokemon GO Taken Treasures Event: Date and Time, Varoom Debut, Shadow Legendary Raids, and More

It's time to take down Team Rocket again.
Pokemon GO Taken Treasures Event
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Team Rocket and Giovanni are back once again with the Taken Treasures event in Pokemon GO. With a plethora of Shadow Raids, other raids, Pokemon debuts, and more. This is not a Pokemon GO event that should be mixed.

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Pokemon GO Taken Treasures All Event Details

It’s the perfect time to complete some more Raids in Pokemon GO, with the chance to catch plenty of Shadow Pokemon – including Legendary Pokemon! Let’s Varoom on in and learn all of the details about the Taken Treasures event.

Event Date and Time

The Pokemon GO Taken Treasures event will begin on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 12:00 AM to Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM local time.

Pokemon Debut

The following Pokemon will make their Pokemon GO debut during the Taken Treasures event.

PokemonShiny
Varoom
Revavroom

Varoom will be able to be obtained by hatching 12KM Eggs and then evolved into Revavroom with 50 Varoom Candy.

Legendary Shadow Pokemon

The following Legendary Pokemon will be able to be encountered and caught during the Taken Treasures event in Pokemon GO.

PokemonHow to ObtainShiny
Shadow KyogreComplete the last part of the Timeless Travels Seasonal Research Story by March 1, 2024, to receive a Super Rocket Radar which will allow you to beat Giovanni and encounter Shadow Kyogre.
Shadow Ho-OhCan be found in five-star Raids from January 27, 2024, at 6:00 AM to Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 10:00 PM local time.

Shadow Pokemon Raids

The following Shadow Pokemon can be encountered in Shadow Raids at Gyms currently under Team Rocket’s control during the Taken Treasures event.

PokemonRaid TypeShiny
Shadow Alolan SandshrewOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Shadow Raid
Shadow MurkrowOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Shadow Raid
Shadow PinecoOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Shadow Raid
Shadow CroagunkOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Shadow Raid
Shadow ScytherThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Shadow Raid
Shadow SkarmoryThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Shadow Raid
Shadow GolettThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Shadow Raid

Regular Pokemon Raids

The following Pokemon will appear in Raids for the duration of the Taken Treasures event in Pokemon GO.

PokemonRaid TypeShiny
Alolan RattataOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
Alolan MeowthOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
Alolan GrimerOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
Galarian ZigzagoonOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
WeezingThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Raid
Galarian WeezingThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Raid
TyranitarThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Raid
BombirdierThree Star Raid Pokemon GO Three-Star Raid

Shadow Pokemon

The following Pokemon can now be rescued from Team Rocket Grunts. Encounter them at certain PokeStops and Team Rocket Balloons for a chance to encounter one of the below.

PokemonShiny
Shadow Corphish
Shadow Snorunt
Shadow Chimchar
Shadow Piplup
Shadow Croagunk
Shadow Dwebble
Shadow Ferroseed

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokemon can be found as a reward for completing event-specific Field Research Task encounters.

PokemonShiny
Ekans
Zubat
Koffing
Paldean Wooper
Hisuian Qwilfish
Poochyena
Sableye
Croagunk
Scraggy
Mareanie
Bruxish
Nymble
Tip:

Pokemon who can be shiny will have a higher chance to be shiny when encountered via Field Research Tasks.

You will also have the opportunity to find the following items.

  • Mysterious Components
  • Charged TMs
  • Fast TMs

Event Egg Pool

The following Pokemon will be added to the egg pool when the Taken Treasures event begins.

PokemonEgg TypeShiny
Varoom12KM

Event Bonuses

The following Event Bonuses will be live for the duration of the event.

  • Trainers can use a Charged TM to get a Shadow Pokemon to forget the move Frustration.
  • Trainers will be able to encounter Team Rocket more frequently in balloons and at PokeStops.
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Trainers can purchase the event Paid Timed Research for $5 USD or the equivalent in local currency. Trainers who purchase and complete the Paid Timed Research can expect the following rewards:

  • Stardust
  • XP
  • 1 Incense
  • 1 Incubator
  • 3 Silver Pinap Berries
  • Event specific Pokemon encounters
  • New event avatar pose

To receive all of the rewards, trainers will need to complete the Paid Timed Research before Thursday, February 01, 2024, at 11:59 PM local time.

PokeStop Showcases

For the duration of the event, you will be able to enter event-specific Pokemon into PokeStop Showcases held at various PokeStops in your local area.

Web Store and In-Game Event Bundles

To make the most out of the Taken Treasures event, you can purchase the following event bundles for both real money and in-game currency.

Pokemon GO Web Store Team GO Rocket Bundle

Trainers can purchase a Rocket Bundle from the Pokemon GO Web Store for $9.99 USD or the equivalent in local currency. This bundle contains the following:

  • 7 Rocket Radars
  • 7 Premium Battle Passes
  • 7 Ultra Balls
  • 7 Silver Pinap Berries

Event Bundle

During the event, trainers can purchase a Team GO Rocket Box for 300 PokeCoins.

  • 1 Incubator
  • 1 Rocket Radar
  • 1 Premium Battle Pass

The Team Rocket events in Pokemon GO will give trainers another opportunity to take down Giovanni, and the Taken Treasures event allows trainers to catch a plethora of new Shadow Pokemon, which could be useful during Battle Week.

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