Niantic has been teasing the Team Rocket coming to Pokemon Go very soon the hot air balloons with infamous red ‘R’ logo is more than enough to confirm it. Amid the hype of Team Rocket invasion in Pokemon Go, data miners revealed a list of shadow Pokemon which might be involved in the Team Rocket event.
Shadow Pokemon List
It is currently uncertain, that how Shadow Pokemon will fit in Pokemon Go, but various references to these Pokemon, that are used for wrongdoing, have been discovered in the game’s code.
Shadow Pokemon were first seen in Pokemon Colosseum and Gale of Darkness. These Pokemon are also known as “Dark Pokemon”. A large portion of the story of these Titles featuring Dark Pokemon was rescuing and purifying them. The purification process has also been discovered in Pokemon Go code.
According to the mixed code, the following shadow forms might appear in the game:
- Rattata and Raticate
- Zubat, Golbat and Crobat
- Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur
- Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard
- Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise
- Dratini, Dragonair and Dragonite
- Mudkip, Marshtomp and Swampert
Another code was found including various references to low-level agents from Team Rocket called Grunts. You might have to battle them where Shadow Pokemon may enter the fray.
How will Shadow Pokemon work?
There are different Pokestops mentioned in the code specifically: POKESTOP_NORMAL, POKESTOP_ROCKET_INVASION and POKESTOP_ROCKET_VICTORY.
This suggests that spinning a PokeStop will trigger an invasion by Team Rocket sometimes. This invasion can also see them victorious which hints that battling them won’t be easy. They can also use Dark Pokemon in the battle.
You can see the full code on Reddit with interesting breakdown.