Pokemon Go World of Wonders Taken Over event: Shadow Groudon, shiny Sandile, more

Ezequiel Leis
Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni with Shadow Groudon & Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

A new Team Go Rocket Takeover event is on the way, so here’s everything you need to know about World of Wonders: Taken Over in Pokemon Go, including details on Shadow Groudon, Mewtwo Raids, and more.

The World of Wonders season of Pokemon Go just got started but already gave players a lot to do through events and debuts. The new Team Go Rocket Takeover is catching fire, as trainers try their best to defeat Team Rocket Boss Giovanni and its new lineup.

Grunts and Leaders have also renewed their Pokemon, so prepare your teams, and be ready for a the Pokemon Go Taken Over event, with info on its schedule, Shadow Mewtwo Raids, Egg pool, and more.

Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over dates

The World of Wonders: Taken Over event in Pokemon Go will run from Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 12 AM to Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 11:59 PM (local time).

Pokemon Go trainers posing
The Poke Ball Throw Avatar Pose will be available in the in-game Shop during the event.

Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over debuts

The Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over event features the debut of Shadow Groudon in the mobile game. Trainers will be able to complete a new Special Research to get the Super Rocket Radar to track down Giovanni and claim the Shadow Legendary after defeating him.

The Special Research will be available to claim until the end of the season on June 1, 2024, at 9:59 AM (local time).

Additionally, shiny Sandile will also debut during the event. Keep reading to know how to get this elusive species.

Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over Raids

The following Pokemon will appear in Pokemon Go Shadow Raids during the World of Wonders: Taken Over event:

1-Star Shadow Raids

  • Shadow Drowzee*
  • Shadow Poliwag*
  • Shadow Barboach
  • Shadow Foongus

3-Star Shadow Raids

  • Shadow Hitmontop
  • Shadow Wobbuffet
  • Shadow Sneasel*

5-Star Shadow Raids

  • Shadow Mewtwo* (March 30 – 31)

Pokemon marked with (*) can be shiny in Pokemon Go.

Shadow Mewtwo headlining Shadow Raids in Pokemon Go
Shadow Raids in Pokemon Go can only be done locally.

Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over new Shadow Pokemon

Starting with the Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over event, Team Go Rocket grunts will add these new Shadow Pokemon to their lineups:

  • Shadow Pidgey
  • Shadow Darumaka
  • Shadow Gothita
  • Shadow Solosis

Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over wild encounters

These Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild during the World of Wonders: Taken Over event:

  • Murkrow*
  • Sableye*
  • Purrloin*
  • Scraggy*
  • Inkay*
  • Zorua*
  • Vullaby*
  • Deino*

Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over Egg pool

Pokemon Go players who defeat Team Go Rocket Leaders can get 12km Eggs during the World of Wonders: Taken Over event to hatch one of these species:

  • Larvitar*
  • Sandile*
  • Pawniard*
  • Vullaby*
  • Deino*
  • Pancham*
  • Salandit
  • Varoom

Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over Field & Timed Research

Pokemon Go players can tackle different Timed and Field Research tasks during the World of Wonders: Taken Over event.

Trainers who spin PokeStops during the event can get themed Field Research tasks to acquire Mysterious Components, Charged TMs, Fast TMs, and encounters with event-themed Pokemon.

On the other hand, Pokemon Go players can buy a ticket for the event-themed Timed Research for US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). This Timed Research will reward players with six Mysterious Components, one Super Incubator, one Rocket Radar, and an encounter with Pawniard.

Another free Timed Research will reward players with encounters with event-themed Pokemon. We’ll update this section once we know more about these Research tasks.

Pokemon Go World of Wonders: Taken Over bonuses

The World of Wonders: Taken Over event in Pokemon Go will feature the following bonuses:

  • Team Go Rocket will appear more frequently at PokeStops and in balloons.
  • You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokemon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.

And there you have it! That’s everything on the upcoming Team Go Rocket event in Pokemon Go. For more on the popular franchise, here are some more guides you can check out:

How to beat Pokemon Go Primal Groudon Raid | How to beat Pokemon Go Primal Kyogre Raid | How to get Drampa in Pokemon Go | How to get Charcadet in Pokemon Go | What are Routes in Pokemon Go? | Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule | Best Pokemon for PvP battles in Pokemon Go | How to get Poipole in Pokemon Go

Related Topics

About The Author

Ezequiel is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge of gaming, he's focused mostly on Pokemon, Fortnite, and HoYoverse titles such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Latin America. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected]

Sign up to Charlie INTEL for free and receive:
Fewer Ads|Dark Mode|Deals in Gaming, TV and Movies, and Tech