Pokémon Go gamers booted up the mobile game at this time to seek out the world invaded by the franchise’s original baddies, Team Rocket. Along with taking up Pokéstops and challenging trainers to fights, the dastardly villains have additionally disrupted the native ecology, altering the sorts of Pokémon that gamers are more likely to discover. The theming is nice because come on, who doesn’t love Team Rocket; however, overall, it’s just a little too shallow to carry my attention for long.
After a short preview earlier this week, Pokémon Go’s Team Rocket event started in earnest this afternoon. The most important change is the looks of Team Rocket grunts, who’ve claimed the sport’s ubiquitous Pokéstops as their very own. As such, these landmarks now present scant resources to trainers searching for extra objects, and the one way to return them to normal is with an excellent, old school Pokémon battle.
These fights play out similar to they do at a Gym or against another trainer, the actual-time aspect necessitating frantic tapping and smart shield use to block super attacks. They are often fairly powerful when you, like me, haven’t been training your Pokémon for the previous few months. After losing, the Team Rocket trainers leave one of their Shadow Pokémon behind, giving gamers the chance to catch them.