The Team GO Rocket Celebration event is coming our way starting on February 2. What exactly are they celebrating? Well, you’ll need to participate in the event to find out. Expect new Shadow Pokemon, certain Pokemon appearing more often, different 12 km egg hatches, and a host of new raids. Here’s what to expect in Pokemon GO‘s Team GO Rocket February event.

Pokemon GO: Pokemon GO: Team GO Rocket Celebration 2021 Event

Rocket Grunts will be appearing more frequently with unseen Shadow Pokemon. Lucky Trainers can even encounter a new Shiny Shadow Pokemon by defeating a Team GO Rocket leader.


Team GO Rocket’s February Event runs from Tuesday, February 2 at 10 AM to Sunday, February 7 at 8 PM Local Time in Pokemon GO.

Shadow Pokemon

Rocket Grunts have different lineups before and after the event, so be on the lookout for the balloons and PokeStop invasions. The following Shadow Pokemon will be available from Team GO Rocket Grunts, including:

  • Anorith
  • Aron
  • Lileep
  • Nosepass
  • Spheal
  • Swinub

Wild Spawns

The following Pokemon appear more frequently in the wild, including:

  • Araidos
  • Golbat
  • Gwilfish
  • Houndour
  • Koffing
  • Nuzleaf
  • Skorupi
  • Stunky
  • Sneasel
  • Venipede

Egg Hatches

Strange Eggs can hatch the following Pokemon before and after the event:

  • Absol
  • Corphish
  • Deino
  • Larvitar
  • Pawniard
  • Qwilfish
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • Skorupi

Incubated Eggs also require half the distance during the event.

Team GO Rocket February Raids

  • One-star Raids: Meowth, Grimey, Gligar, Sneasel, Shinx, Klink
  • Three-star Raids: Nidoqueen, Ariados, Umbreon, Tyranitar, Absol
  • Five-star Raids: Raikou, Suicune
  • Mega Raids: Mega Venusaur, Mega Ampharos, Mega Houndoom

Field Research and Timed Research

Field and Timed research will be active during the event, but we do not have the exact details as of the time of writing. Team GO Rocket Timed Research