Pokémon Go: How to find Team Rocket Go leaders to fight Giovanni!

Pokemon Go How To Find Team Rocket Leaders To Fight Giovanni

The steps required for how to find Team Rocket Go leaders in Pokemon Go in order to fight Giovanni.

SiThere's a lot of hoopla at the moment about Pokémon Go and how there's finally a Shiny Meowth. However, aside from that, there's also been the invasion of Team Rocket Go leaders in London and in-game. These leaders have been teased all week, but now you can finally set out to find them.

Niantic has released a bunch of co-ordinates pointing to Team Rocket Go leaders via advertisements situated around the capital city of the United Kingdom. In addition to this, Niantic has also continued the Team Rocket Go invasion with the latest set of research quests, Looming In The Shadows.

You can check out Polygon's step-by-step guide for how to complete the Looming In The Shadows, otherwise keep reading to discover the process for finding Team Rocket Go leaders to be able to fight Giovanni.

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How to find Team Rocket Go leaders in Pokémon Go

The less hunky Team Rocket Go were introduced to Pokémon Go awhile back with A Troubling Situation, and since then Pokémon trainers have been fighting the nefarious duo's Shadow Pokémon and Grunts.

Team Rocket Leaders have been teased all week and their arrival now means players have rivals for their own leaders Blanche, Candela and Spark. Niantic's Team Rocket leaders are Cliff, Arlo and the super hot Sierra.

You can read the lore behind this trio by clicking here.

Finding and defeating the three Team Rocket leaders will reward you with the opportunity to fight the nefarious Giovanni. All you need to do is follow the below guide (via Niantic).

  • Access the Looming In The Shadows special research tasks via the Research Tasks tab. Looming in the Shadows is the newest continuation of the Team Rocket Go invasion story, but you will have needed to complete A Troubling Situation before you can begin.

  • Fight Team Rocket Grunts to find Mysterious Components.

  • Collect six Mysterious Components in order to be able to create a Rocket Radar. You can track your progress towards creating a Rocket Radar by checking how many Mysterious Components are in your bag.

  • This Rocket Radar will allow you to locate the hideouts of Team Rocket leaders nearby. These will resemble regular PokéStops until you're in range. NOTE: Team Rocket leaders will not appear unless you have the Rocket Radar equipped.

  • Battle against Cliff, Arlo and Sierra. Each of these Team Rocket leaders are difficult a-holes with their own Shadow Pokémon, so only battle them when you're completely ready.

  • Once you've defeated a Team Rocket leader, the bad news is that your Rocket Radar will be consumed. This means you'll have to head out into the wilderness once more to collect another six Mysterious Components. Either that or you can just buy a new Rocket Radar from the shop.

  • After you've defeated each of the leaders, you will be rewarded with a Super Rocket Radar from Willow. As you can probably already guess, this is a super neat gadget which will allow you to track down Giovanni.

  • While this sounds relatively straightforward and easy, like always there's a catch. The Super Rocket Radar will reveal Giovanni's location, but it will also a reveal a bunch of other destinations which house Grunts disguised as Giovanni. Your only option is to play eeny, meeny, miney mo before approaching each one and hope for the best.

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Defeating Giovanni will reward you with a Legendary Shadow Pokémon.

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