Pokemon Go: Shiny Meowth Available Now As Part Of New Team Rocket Event [Last Chance]

Here's your first chance to catch a Shiny version of Team Rocket's adorable mascot.


Pokemon Go's new Team Rocket bosses have finally made their debut in the hit Pokemon mobile game, and it seems their appearance has had an effect on wild Pokemon. For a limited time, monsters commonly used by Team Rocket will appear in the wild much more often than normal, and you'll have your first chance to catch a new Shiny Pokemon.

From now until 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on November 14, Pokemon such as Ekans, Koffing, and Meowth will spawn frequently in the wild, and Pokemon "significant to Team Go Rocket and the Team Go Rocket Boss, Giovanni" will appear in Raids. On top of that, you now have your first opportunity to encounter Shiny Meowth either in the wild or in Raids.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Pokemon Go November 2019 Community Day Details - GS News Update

Along with the increased Pokemon spawns, Team Rocket has added a couple of new Shadow Pokemon to their lineup as well. You can now encounter Shadow versions of Sandshrew, Bellsprout, Magnemite, Porygon, and Wobbuffet when taking on Team Rocket grunts, while the new Team Rocket leaders have access to Shadow Meowth, Scyther, and Sneasel. You can read more details about the Team Rocket event on the official Pokemon Go website.

The new Team Rocket bosses--Cliff, Arlo, and Sierra--can be encountered using a new item called the Rocket Radar, which you can assemble after collecting six mysterious components from Team Rocket grunts. Using the Rocket Radar, you can locate the hideout of one of the Rocket bosses and challenge them to a battle, and if you manage to defeat them, you can rescue one of their Shadow Pokemon.

The Team Rocket leaders arrived alongside a new Special Research questline, which culminates in an encounter with Team Rocket head honcho Giovanni. If you manage to defeat the evil trainer in battle, you'll have a chance to rescue a Shadow Legendary Pokemon.

In other Pokemon Go news, the game's first Gen 5 Legendary, Cobalion, is appearing in five-star Raids until November 26. Meanwhile, the game's November Community Day takes place next Saturday, November 16. The featured Pokemon this month will be Chimchar, the Fire-type starter from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, and if you can evolve it all the way into Infernape up to two hours after the Community Day ends, it'll learn a special event-exclusive move.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story