Shadowy skirmishes comes to Pokémon GO as the new special investigation to confront the Team GO Rocket.
Players have the opportunity to stop the advances of this evil organization by defeating each of its members, from the weakest to the final boss. By doing so, they will also be able to capture a large number of dark pokemonincluding the legendary Registeel.
In this guide we will tell you everything that this investigation implies, as well as the steps to complete it.
New Special Research Shadow Skirmishes from Pokémon GO
Shadow Skirmishes is the new Special Research of Pokémon GO starring the wicked Team GO Rocket. It started on February 1 and will be available until March 1, 2023.
Players who enter on those dates and are at least Trainer Level 8 will be able to start this quest. It is necessary that the previous Special Research is not among your missions in progress. For this one player discovered a rather interesting trick that allows you to stack the Special Investigations.
First phase of Shadow Skirmishes in Pokémon GO
Although the Team GO Rocket of Pokémon GO It can be annoying, there’s no way around it if you want to claim the Shadow Skirmishes rewards.
In the first phase you will basically need to face and defeat the Recruits of the Team GO Rocket, using the opportunity to capture Shadow Pokémon. Try looking for them with a partner Pokémon and aim to hit curveball shots on every catch.
You can use our guide to recognize and defeat each Team Go Rocket recruit.
These are all the missions on the first page of the Special Investigation:
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket recruits: Helioptile EncounterMake 3 Good Curveball Throws: 10 Helioptile EncounterEarn 2 Candies exploring with your partner: Helioptile Encounter
Rewards: 2,000 EXP, 15 Poké Ball and 10 Revive.
Second phase of Dark Skirmishes in Pokémon GO
The second phase of Shadow Skirmishes is all about battling against Team GO Rocket recruits again. This time you will need to catch at least 4 Shadow Pokémon and purify two of them so that they forget the move Frustration.
It’s pretty simple and will reward you with a Rocket Radar for furthering the Investigation. These are all the tasks:
Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket recruits: 10 Hyper PotionsCatch 4 Shadow Pokémon: 15 Poké BallPurify 2 Shadow Pokémon: 10 Pinap Berries
Rewards: 2,000 EXP, 15 Super Ball and 1 Radar Rocket.
Third phase of Shadow Skirmishes
Now that you have a Radar Rocket, you will have to look for the leaders of the Team GO Rocket in Pokémon GO.
On our website you can find Cliff’s guide, Arlo’s guide and Sierra’s guide to help you face them. Remember that your Radar will stop working after a confrontation, so you will need three of them.
These are all the missions of the second phase:
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo: 1,500 XPDefeat Team GO Rocket Cliff Leader: 1,500 EXPDefeat Team GO Rocket Sierra Leader: 1,500 XP
Rewards: 2,500 EXP, 1,000 Stardust and 1 Super Radar Rocket.
Shadow Skirmishes Phase Four
Now that you have defeated all the leaders of the Team GO Rocket in Pokémon GO, it’s your turn to face the supreme head of the organization. This is really the last phase, as the next one is just about claiming rewards.
But winning the confrontation will not be easy, because the evil leader will now be using a powerful Dark Registeel. The good news is that you will have a chance to capture this Corrupted Legendary if you manage to defeat him.
You can help with our Guide to defeat Giovanni with Dark Registeel in Pokémon GO.
These are the specific tasks of the third phase of the Field Notes:
Find Team GO Rocket Boss: 5 Max Potion Team GO Rocket Boss Fight: 20 Ultra Ball Defeat Team GO Rocket Boss: 5 Max Revive
Rewards: 3,000 EXP, 1 Lucky Egg and 2 Golden Razz Berries.
Fifth Phase of Shadow Skirmishes
As promised, you can now relax and rest after defeating the boss of the Team GO Rocket in Pokémon GO. The fifth phase of Shadow Skirmishes is just about claiming 7,500 experience points. This will also unlock the final rewards, which as always include two of the coveted Silver Pinap Berries.
These are all the missions and rewards:
Claim Reward: 2,500 EXPClaim Reward: 2,500 EXPClaim Reward: 2,500 EXP
Rewards: 5,000 EXP, 2,500 Stardust and 2 Silver Pinap Berries.
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