After weeks of leaks, datamines, and speculation; Pokemon GO players are finally once again facing off with Team GO Rocket. The bad guys are back with the Looming in the Shadows Special Research and with another Rocket-themed event for players to take advantage of.

The Team GO Rocket Disruption event went live yesterday in Pokemon GO and players around the world have been out battling grunts and catching Shadow Pokemon. The event is scheduled to last for about one full week, so trainers should prepare to take a break from catching the most powerful Unova Pokemon in the game and focus on fighting the enemies for a few days.

There aren't many active bonuses for trainers to take advantage of during this event, but there are some interesting changes to spawns and an unexpected Battle Raid rotation. Players who are working through the Looming in the Shadows Special Research will likely want to take advantage of the event spawns and changes to help complete many of the Research tasks needed.

Team GO Rocket Disruption Event Date and Times

Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST through Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST

Team GO Rocket Disruption Event Features

Specific Pokémon have started appearing more often: Ekans, Meowth, and Koffing

Players are reporting encounters  with Shiny Meowth in the wild or in raids

Raids will feature Pokemon that are significant to Team GO Rocket and the Team GO Rocket Boss, Giovanni

Team GO Rocket has started using the following Shadow Pokémon: Sandshrew, Bellsprout, Magnemite, Porygon, and Wobbuffet.

The Team GO Rocket Leaders seem to be the only Team GO Rocket members who now have access to the following Shadow Pokémon: Meowth, Scyther, and Sneasel

At this point, that's everything we know about the ongoing event. As players continue to report their findings from the wild, more details about the exact list of increased spawns and possible Battle Raid bosses will be confirmed.

Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!

Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.

Source: Pokemon GO Hub