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Team Rocket’s Jessie and James have been found in Pokemon Go

Published: 9/Jul/2020 18:33 Updated: 9/Jul/2020 19:12

by Paul Cot


Prepare for trouble and make it double! The Team Rocket duo, Jessie and James, are set to make their long awaited appearance in Pokemon Go.

Update: Jessie and James can be found in Pokemon Go right now! Niantic confirmed as much with a short promotional video:


Team Rocket invaded the world of Pokemon Go last summer. It took a few months but the boss man himself, Giovanni, also got in on the action.

For unknown reasons though, Team Rocket (mostly) packed their bags and left trainers alone for a few months. That all changed on July 7, when Team GO Rocket decided to change their attack plan, where instead of taking over PokeStops they now attack from the air via balloons.


Despite the ongoing battles between trainers and various members of Team Rocket, two infamous faces remained absent. There was no sign whatsoever of Jessie and James – until now.

We should have known better if we thought hot air balloons were the only thing Team Rocket had up their sleeve. Their record might not be the best, after all they blast off almost every battle, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Jessie James Meowth Assets Pokemon Go
Assets for Jessie, James and a Meowth balloon have been found in the Pokemon Go code…

Meowth is coming too

Jessie and James’ addition to Pokemon Go hasn’t been confirmed but there are plenty of clues alluding to their introduction found in the mobile game’s code. That includes assets for Jessie, James and a Meowth balloon. Whether that will include a talking Meowth or it is just a balloon we’ll have to wait and see.


Previously references to Jessie and James were removed and replaced with “Grunt B”. It now looks like this was Niantic’s way of hiding the information.

Elsewhere, dialogue has been found in battle texts which certainly looks like something Jessie and James would say. “You’re just a twerp” and the iconic “We’re blasting off again” are just two quotes that have been found.

Again, we can’t confirm they are coming (or when) but when assets such as these are found it becomes very likely their addition is just around the corner. Will Jessie and James be strong or will it be like the anime where they’re a minor inconvenience and always come out defeated – time will tell.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.