Pokemon Go A Seven Colored Shadow guide: Team Go Rocket Special Research tasks & rewards - Dexerto

Pokemon Go A Seven Colored Shadow guide: Team Go Rocket Special Research tasks

Published: 17/Jun/2021 17:36

by Lauren Bergin


Pokemon Go’s newest Team Go Rocket Special Research sees Shadow Ho-Oh introduced to the title, and we’ve got everything you need to know about ‘A Seven Colored Shadow’ right here.

As is to be expected, Team Rocket are up to their usual tricks in Pokemon Go yet again. This time, though, they’ve managed to capture the Legendary Fire/Flying-type, Ho-Oh, which debuted back in Gen II.

The stunning phoenix has been corrupted by Team Go Rocket and transformed into a Shadow version of itself. For a rundown of what that means, we’ve got a guide to all things dark and spooky right here.


In order to save the iconic Pokemon, you’ll have to battle your way through the ‘A Seven Colored Shadow’ Special Research. Luckily, we’ve got everything you need to know in this dedicated guide!

Shadow Ho-Oh Pokemon Go
Ho-Oh is coming to Pokemon Go, but it looks a little bit different…

A Seven Colored Shadow start date & time

As part of Niantic‘s events for June, we’ll see the release of the Shadow Ho-Oh Team Go Rocket Special Research on Thursday, June 17, at 12AM, and it will run until Wednesday, September 1, at 12AM.

Both of these dates and times are in every trainer’s local time zone, so no pesky conversions are required!

To get access to the A Seven Colored Shadow Special Research, you’ll first need to make sure you’ve completed any previous Team Go Rocket quests you have like The Higher They Fly and A Troubling Situation.


A Seven Colored Shadow tasks & rewards

There are a total of six steps in this Special Research, and each one has three individual tasks to complete.

Step 1 of 6

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – Tediursa encounter
  • Spin 3 PokeStops or Gyms – 1 Sun Stone
  • Purify 1 Shadow Pokemon – 15 Poke Balls

Rewards: 1500 XP, 500 Stardust, Gloom encounter

Step 2 of 6

  • Defeat 5 Team Go Rocket Grunts – 5 Hyper Potions
  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokemon – 5 Revives
  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokemon – 15 Great Balls

Rewards: 2000 XP, 500 Stardust, Xatu encounter

Step 3 of 6

  • Use 3 super effective Charged Attacks in Gym Battles – 1 Fast TM
  • Battle another trainer in the Great League – 1 Charged TM
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokemon – 15 Ultra Balls

Rewards: 2500 XP, 1000 Stardust, Rocket Radar

Step 4 of 6

Rewards: 2500 XP, 100 Stardust, Super Rocket Radar

Step 5 of 6

Rewards: 3000 XP, 2000 Stardust, Larvitar encounter

Step 6 of 6

  • Claim Reward – 2000 XP
  • Claim Reward – 2000 XP
  • Claim Reward – 2000 XP

Rewards: 2000 Stardust, 2 Silver Pinap Berries, 1 Lucky Egg

How to get Shadow Ho-Oh in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Shadow Ho-Oh
In order to get to Giovanni you’ll need to follow these steps.

In order to save Ho-Oh from the clutches of the Team Go Rocket Boss, Giovanni, you’ll need to complete a few different steps:

  1. Unlock and complete the ‘A Seven Colored Shadow’ Team Go Rocket Special Research.
  2. You will then receive Super Rocket Radar. This can be found in your bag.
  3. Equip the Radar.
  4. This will show you Team Go Rocket boss headquarters (black PokeStops), which you can then visit.
  5. Once you find him, defeat him using our tips from our handy guide and obtain your Shadow Ho-Oh.

So that’s everything you need to know so about Shadow Ho-Oh and the Seven Colored Shadow Special Research! Why not read up on the latest news on our dedicated Pokemon Go main page?