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Pokemon Go A Troubling Situation research tasks and rewards guide

Published: 18/Jul/2019 16:23 Updated: 25/Jul/2019 17:09

by Paul Cot


Team Rocket’s arrival into Pokemon Go has brought a brand new special research quest – A Troubling Situation.

Pokemon Go’s latest special research quest addition will introduce trainers to the villains of Pokemon, Team Rocket. The evil team, hellbent on theft of items and Pokemon, are causing trouble in the Pokemon Go world and it is your job to stop them.

The special research quest will take you through many Team Rocket related tasks which surround the addition of Shadow Pokemon. Without spoiling too much of the narrative, it is your job to purify the Pokemon, removing their soulless shadow status.

A Troubling Situation tasks list

The tasks for the Team Rocket related special research request are broken down into four stages. The tasks and rewards for completing each of them are as follows:

A Troubling Situation 1/4

  • Evolve 2 Pokemon – Murkrow Encounter
  • Power up Pokemon 5 times – Sableye Encounter
  • Rewards: 1,000 Stardust, 2,000 XP

A Troubling Situation 2/4

  • Catch 2 Shadow Pokemon – Ekans Encounter
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts – Koffing Encounter
  • Rewards: 2,000 Stardust, 2,000 XP, 5 Golden Razz Berries

A Troubling Situation 3/4

  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokemon – 3,000 Stardust
  • Purify a Fire, Water or Grass-type Pokemon – 3,000 XP
  • Rewards: 2,000 Stardust, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, 1 Rare Candy

A Troubling Situation 4/4

  • Completed Automatically – 3,000 Stardust
  • Completed Automatically – 3,000 XP
  • Completed Automatically – 1,000 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM, 3 Rare Candies

Pokemon GoTeam Rockets invasion of Pokemon Go brings a new special research quest – A Troubling Situation…

More trouble to come?

Upon completion of the final stage of A Troubling Situation, Professor Willow will say “The world is under attack! Can we count on you to help protect it? I do hope there’s nothing more to this…”

If there is one thing Pokemon games and video games in general have taught us over the years, it’s when someone says a statement like that, there is almost certainly more to it.

Special research quests

Another special research quest which is available to start anytime before September 2 is the Pokemon Go Jump-Start research.

While there are no mythical Pokemon awaiting you at the end of it, the rewards for completing each task do allow you to get some XP, stardust and Pokemon encounters.

Compared to other research tasks they are also relatively easy to complete, targeted for returning players to Pokemon Go, as suggested by the name “Jump-Start”.


Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket event: date & time, Raikou & Suicune raids

Published: 28/Jan/2021 4:08

by Brad Norton


Team GO Rocket is celebrating in a mysterious new Pokemon GO event, and we’ve got a complete rundown on everything from the starting time to the specific Pokemon up for grabs.

There are plenty of Pokemon GO events to keep on top of at the moment but none are quite as secretive as the Team GO Rocket celebration. We have no idea why there’s a cause for celebration, but we do know what to expect from the festivities.

Everything from your typical Pokemon GO event is featured throughout, along with a few surprises. The expected raids are here in full force, rare Pokemon will be more common throughout the event, and of course, there are a few exclusive items to get your hands on as well.

However, you’ve only got a short window to claim all the goodies and figure out why Team GO Rocket is even celebrating. Here’s everything you need to know.

Team GO Rocket celebration event features

Pokemon Go gameplay
A number of rare Pokemon will be easier to find throughout this event.

Keeping in line with other major Pokemon GO events, this limited-time celebration comes with a better chance of finding select Pokemon. Golbat, Koffing, and Ariados to name just a few, will be appearing far more frequently throughout this event.

Moreover, Pokemon like the Corphish, Absol, and Skorupi will be hatching from rare Strange Eggs. If you’re trying to fill out your Pokedex there’s no better time to hunt down some of these elusive Pokemon. 

The full list of features for the brief Team GO Rocket celebration event can be seen below:

  • Golbat, Koffing, Ariados, Qwilfish, Sneasel, Houndour, Nuzleaf, Stunky, Skorupi, and Venipede appearing more often in the wild.
  • Qwilfish, Larvitar, Corphish, Absol, Skorupi, Sandile, Scraggy, Pawniard, Vullaby, and Deino will be hatching from Strange Eggs during and after the event.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research and Timed Research will be available.
  • The Team GO Rocket–themed Timed Research that begins during the Johto Celebration event will continue during this event and will reward an encounter with the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh that knows the exclusive attack Earthquake.

Team GO Rocket celebration event raid details

As you would have guessed, raids play a huge role in this particular event as well. From one-star raids all the way through to mega raids, there’s something for everyone here.

Select Pokemon will be present in these limited-time raids so you can further build out your collection by tracking down the most challenging additions of them all. The full list can be found below.

  • One-star raids: Alolan Meowth, Alolan Grimer, Gligar, Sneasel, Shinx, and Klink.
  • Three-star raids: Nidoqueen, Ariados, Umbreon, Tyranitar, and Absol.
  • Five-star raids: Raikou and Suicune will both be appearing at different times. 
  • Mega Raids: Mega Venusaur, Mega Ampharos, and Mega Houndoom.

Team GO Rocket celebration event start date and time

Team GO Rocket in Pokemon GO
Team GO Rocket are taking over Pokemon GO.

The Team GO Rocket celebration is almost upon us. The mysterious event won’t be around for long, however, so you’ll have to make the most of it while it’s around.

This particular celebration begins on Tuesday, February 2 at 10 AM in your local time and runs through until Sunday, February 7 at 8 PM local time.

So you’ve only got a few quick days to get on top of the event and collect as much as possible. In the meantime, there’s also plenty of five-star raids to keep you occupied outside of this event in February.