The Pokémon Go Fest 2020 weekly challenges continue with Battle. Niantic’s set of week 2 challenges focus entirely on Team Rocket Go, but the mobile hit has also finally added the original Team Rocket pair in Jessie and James. Here you’ll discover how to find Jessie and James in Pokémon Go so you can beat them to grab some rewards.
In anticipation of the Pokémon Go Fest 2020 event which takes place on July 25th and 26th, Niantic are providing players with weekly challenges. The first set of challenges were referred to as Skill, now there’s Battle which will conclude on July 15th, and lastly there will be Friendship.
While you will obviously want to complete all of the Battle challenges before its deadline, below you’ll discover how to find Jessie and James so you can confront the iconic duo before they disappear.
How to find Jessie and James in Pokémon Go
You find Jessie and James in Pokémon Go by clicking on the Meowth balloon.
So, in order to find Jessie and James in Pokémon Go, you simply need to check the map and select the Meowth balloon if and when it appears.
Once you’ve selected the balloon, you’ll be able to fight the red and purple-haired duo.
Your chances of encountering the pair will increase on Sunday between 11:00 and 14:00 local time (via Eurogamer).
Pokémon Go: Jessie and James rewards
Defeating Jessie and James in Pokémon Go will reward you with a Shadow encounter.
An encounter with Shadow Ekans is the reward for defeating Jessie, meanwhile an encounter with Shadow Koffing is the reward for besting James.
Both Shadow Pokémon also have the chance to be Shiny, and – in addition to encounters – you’ll also receive a free outfit based on the iconic pair.
Male avatars will receive James’ Team Rocket outfit and female avatars will be rewarded with Jessie’s (via Serebii).