Team GO Rocket Balloons are out in the new Pokémon Go update. Team GO Rocket will use this new mode of transportation. These villains can now be encountered anywhere on the map. You’ll face off against Team GO Rocket Grunts, Leaders, and maybe even Giovanni himself.
If you see a Team GO Rocket balloon on the screen, simply tap it and select your battle party, and you’ll take on a Team GO Rocket Grunt. Like in other Team GO Rocket encounters, if you defeat these foes, you’ll have the opportunity to rescue their Shadow Pokémon. Team GO Rocket opponents will hover near you in their balloon for a limited amount of time, so be sure to tap them before they fly away.
By equipping your Rocket Radar, you can discover Team GO Rocket balloons that are carrying Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo. (If you don’t have the Rocket Radar yet, keep battling Team GO Rocket Grunts until you have enough Mysterious Components to create it.) These Team GO Rocket Leaders present a more difficult challenge. If you’re hoping to encounter a specific Leader, don’t be afraid to wait—another balloon carrying a different Leader might show up later. Likewise, if you equip your Super Rocket Radar, you might discover Giovanni’s balloon.
Turns out, Professor Willow and the team leaders were on to something when they discovered those scraps of paper! With Team GO Rocket flying across the world of Pokémon GO, we’ll need as many of you as possible to help defeat them! Keep an eye out for these Rocket balloons, and continue to train. Hopefully this will be the extent of their mischief and they’ll surrender now before we have to prepare for more fights. But just in case…we might have to revisit the original plan for the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle Timed Research.
Seems like this will be a new effort by Niantic to keep Trainers engaged during this COVID-19 epidemic from their home. This is just after the Week 1 Time Research. Now Trainers are eagerly waiting for the Week 2 Time Research while fighting Team Go Rocket. Along side Niantic has also release a sort 15 seconds Trailer of Team Go Rocket invasion. You can check the trailer below.