Niantic has not precisely been delicate concerning the coming arrival of Crew Rocket into Pokémon GO, as they had been fairly actually flying a Rocket balloon over Pokémon GO Fest this previous week. However due to GO dataminer Chrales, we now understand how precisely Crew Rocket will make its means into the sport.
A coming occasion could have us battling Crew Rocket, getting Pokémon from them, and saving them. There are three steps to this course of which have been datamined up to now, together with quest dialogue:
Grunt Invasion Introduction:
“Some mysterious characters have proven up at PokeStops! Be careful, it would flip right into a battle!”
So, Rocket shall be displaying up at totally different Pokestops which is the place you’ll battle them like they’re a mini-raid boss or one thing. Presumably that is one thing that may be performed 1v1 reasonably than needing a bunch like most raids.
Grunt Invasion Encounter:
“They’ve carelessly deserted the Pokémon they misplaced with! It has an ominous aura and is considerably totally different type common Pokémon! Attempt to catch it so we will reserve it!”
So, right here’s the place issues get fascinating. After Rocket loses, you catch no matter Pokémon they’re utilizing. However not simply any Pokémon, a Shadow Pokémon, which is one thing that was launched in Pokémon Colosseum and Gale of Darkness. It’s successfully a Pokémon whose “essence” has been captured by evil forces and it’s a must to purify them to reserve it.
Grunt Shadow Purification:
“It appears to be like like we may also help this Pokémon turn into stronger by means of a course of known as purification. Let’s attempt it!”
The purification course of right here is unclear, but when we’re going based mostly on the older video games, you’ll be able to purify a Shadow Pokémon by battling with it, by strolling with it, by placing it in day care, by utilizing scents on it, or placing in a Purification Chamber. Provided that that is Pokémon GO and half that stuff doesn’t exist right here, logic would dictate that you’ll most likely purify these Pokémon by strolling with them, battling with them, or maybe leaving them in gyms and feeding them berries. Strolling with them as a buddy looks as if a reasonably apparent technique to purify them given the origins of the idea of Shadow Pokémon, however we’ll see what Niantic does.
This occasion sounds…fairly rad really? I bear in mind years in the past I used to be begging for Niantic to have Crew Rocket invade the sport, and GO has lastly grown sufficient the place such a factor shouldn’t be solely doable, however really imminent. We don’t have a begin date on this, however I’ve a hunch the occasion will go reside within the subsequent week or two. I’m undecided if that is shall be a restricted time solely occasion or if it is going to merely be part of the sport going ahead. My guess could be a recurring “invasion” occasion that pops up once in a while with new Shadow Pokémon launched over time.
Thrilling instances to be a GO participant. Niantic is admittedly turning this sport into one thing particular.
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