Shadowy Skirmishes Pokemon GO Tasks And Rewards

Shadowy Skirmishes Pokemon GO Tasks And Rewards
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Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

1st Feb 2023 12:39

Announced during the current Crackling Voltage event, Team Rocket is appearing more frequently in Pokemon GO with the release of the new Special Research, Shadowy Skirmishes. This new research is centred around fighting Team Rocket grunts and leaders, before tracking down and defeating their boss, Giovanni, with a chance to catch a Shadow Registeel. Here are all of the Shadowy Skirmishes Pokemon GO tasks and rewards. 

Shadowy Skirmishes Pokemon GO Tasks And Rewards

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To start the Shadowy Skirmishes Pokemon GO Special Research, you'll either have it activated automatically if you've already completed the Team Rocket tutorial mission "A Troubling Situation". Otherwise, you'll need to finish it. 

Afterward, there will be five Steps of the Special Research to complete. The Shadowy Skirmishes Pokemon GO Special Research is available from Wednesday, 1 February at 12AM to Wednesday, 1 March 2023 at 10AM local time.

Step 1

Step 1 of Shadowy Skirmishes has the following tasks and rewards: 

  • Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts - rewards with Helioptile encounter
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row - rewards with Helioptile encounter
  • Earn 2 Candies exploring with your buddy - rewards with Helioptile encounter

Completing Step 1 will reward you with 2000 XP, Pokeball x 15, and Revive x 10.

Step 2

Step 2 of Shadowy Skirmishes has the following tasks and rewards: 

  • Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts - rewards with Hyper Potion x 10
  • Catch 4 Shadow Pokémon - rewards with Poke Ball x 10
  • Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon - rewards with Pinap Berry x 10

Completing Step 2 will reward you with 2000 XP, Great Ball x 15, and Rocket Radar x 1.

Step 3

Step 3 of Shadowy Skirmishes has the following tasks and rewards. 

  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo - rewards with 1500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff - rewards with 1500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra - rewards with 1500 XP

Completing Step 3 will reward you with 2500 XP, Stardust x 1000, and Super Rocket Radar x 1.

Step 4

Step 4 of Shadowy Skirmishes has the following tasks and rewards.

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss - rewards with Max Potion x 5 
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss - rewards with Ultra Ball x 20
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss - rewards with Max Revive x 5

Completing Step 4 will reward you with 3000 XP, Lucky Egg x 1, and Golden Razz Berry x 2. After defeating Giovanni during Step 4, this is when you will have the chance to catch and rescue Shadow Registeel

Step 5

Step 5 of Shadowy Skirmishes has the following tasks and rewards.

  • Claim Reward! - rewards with 2500 XP
  • Claim Reward! - rewards with 2500 XP
  • Claim Reward! - rewards with 2500 XP

Completing Step 5 will reward you with 5000 XP, Stardust x 2500, and Silver Pinap Berry x 2. 

That's all you need to know about Shadowy Skirmishes Pokemon GO tasks and rewards. If more on what's new in the game, check out how to catch a Shiny Jirachi. Alternatively, here is how to get the featured Charge Attack, Breaking Swipe

For even more Pokemon GO guides, you can be sure to find them all right here at GGRecon.

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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