Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over Event
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When is the Pokemon GO World of Wonders: Taken Over Event? Dates, Raids, and More

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The Pokemon GO World of Wonders: Taken Over has big plans in store for all the players to end March on a high note. Earlier on March 13, the developers officially posted about some of the new content coming in the last week of this month. From special raids to boosted appearance rates, players have plenty to look forward to.

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Pokemon GO World of Wonders: Taken Over Event Dates

The new event will commence on March 27 and will be a five-day affair. Players have until March 31 to enjoy all the content that will be part of the Taken Over event. This not only includes special raids and featured Pokemon but the encounter rate of certain monsters will also be boosted.

Pokemon GO World of Wonders: Taken Over Featured Pokemon

The new event will have two legendary names as the featured monsters. During the five days, you’ll be able to find Shadow Groudon and Shadow Mewtwo appearing across different places. There’s a chance for players to encounter shiny ones as well.

While Shadow Groudon will be part of the Super Rocket Radar, Shadow Mewtwo will be part of five-star raids. These raids will only take place during the last two days of the event (March 30 and 31).

Pokemon GO World of Wonders: Taken Over Shadow Raids and Boosted Encounters

Shadow Mewtwo won’t be the only one appearing in the raids. There will be plenty of one-star and three-star raids taking place as well.

One-Star Raids

  • Shadow Drowzee
  • Shadow Poliwag
  • Shadow Barboach
  • Shadow Foongus

Three-Star Raids

  • Shadow Hitmontop
  • Shadow Wobbuffet
  • Shadow Sneasel

The encounter rates of certain Pokemon will also be boosted during the five days of the event.

  • Murkrow
  • Sableye
  • Purrloin
  • Scraggy
  • Inkay
  • Zorua
  • Vullaby
  • Deino

All the Pokemon featured on the raids and having boosted encounter rates can also appear as shiny variants. So make sure to be on the lookout for them on your map.

Additionally, Team Rocket will appear more at Pokestops, and defeating them will allow you to encounter one of these Pokemon.

  • Shadow Pidgey
  • Shadow Darumaka
  • Shadow Gothita
  • Shadow Solosis

Pokemon GO World of Wonders: Taken Over Eggs

If you hatch 12 km eggs when the event is live, you’ll have a chance to breed one of the following monsters. For the first time, you can hatch a shiny Sandile from these eggs (will depend on your luck).

  • Larvitar*
  • Sandile*
  • Pawniard*
  • Vullaby*
  • Deino*
  • Pancham*
  • Salandit
  • Varoom

P.S. The names with asterisks have the chance of turning out to be a shiny variant.

During the Pokemon GO World of Wonders: Taken Over, there will be new timed quests (both free and paid) that will allow you to get more rewards and special encounters.


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