May 22, 2023
Just when you thought Shadow Pokémon couldn’t get any more intimidating! From May 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Shadow Pokémon—including the legendary Shadow Mewtwo—will appear in Shadow Raids during Pokémon GO’s Rising Shadows event. And for the first time in Pokémon GO, Trainers may even encounter Shiny Shadow Mewtwo! Notice: If you click on the YouTube video above, you will leave Pokemon.com. The Pokémon Company International is not responsible for the content of any linked website that is not operated by The Pokémon Company International. Please note that these websites’ privacy policies and security practices may differ from The Pokémon Company International’s standards. Shadow Raids are different than other raids—and a whole lot tougher. Trainers must gather in person to challenge these exceptionally powerful Pokémon. There will be one-star, three-star, and five-star Shadow Raids; the three-star and five-star Shadow Raid Bosses will grow enraged during battle, which increases their Attack and Defense. Fortunately, Trainers have a new tool to help them calm enraged Shadow Raid Bosses: Purified Gems. Throughout the event, Trainers can challenge Team GO Rocket members to obtain Shadow Shards, which can be turned into Purified Gems. Using a Purified Gem during a Shadow Raid Battle will temporarily lower the Attack and Defense of an enraged Shadow Raid Boss. Trainers in the raid can use as many Purified Gems as they want—the effects will stack, offering a significant advantage! Check out the Pokémon GO official site for more details. Throughout the event, the following Shadow Pokémon will appear in Shadow Raids. The Shadow Raid Bosses in italics have a chance of appearing as Shiny Pokémon! Additionally, Trainers can enjoy bonuses during the event, including more frequent Team GO Rocket appearances. You can also complete Special Research to receive an incredible gift from Professor Willow—an item never seen before in Pokémon GO. Visit the Pokémon GO official site for more information about the Rising Shadows event.
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