Ahead of Pokemon Go Fest 2020, Niantic has begun rolling out one other new characteristic in Pokemon Go. In one other effort to make the sport simpler to play amid the continued coronavirus pandemic, the studio is introducing a brand new approach to encounter and battle Team Rocket grunts: Rocket balloons.
As you play, you may periodically spot a Team Rocket sizzling air balloon floating within the sky above the overworld map. Tap on the balloon and you may provoke a battle with the Team Rocket grunt or chief who’s piloting it. As earlier than, you may earn rewards and get an opportunity to seize one among Team Rocket’s Shadow Pokemon in the event you can defeat them in battle.
According to the official Pokemon Go website, Team Rocket balloons will seem within the sport “once every few hours,” and so they’ll solely be out there for a restricted time. However, it’s possible you’ll spot extra Rocket balloons throughout takeover occasions. If you’ve got a Rocket Radar, you may additionally be capable of encounter one of many three Team Go Rocket leaders–Cliff, Arlo, or Sierra–in a balloon.
Before the addition of Team Rocket balloons, the first approach to encounter a Team Rocket grunt was at an invaded PokeStop, which entailed being in that bodily location–something that’s way more tough to do now as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to this characteristic, nonetheless, it needs to be a lot simpler to catch new Shadow Pokemon even from dwelling.
July is a busy month for Pokemon Go. Ahead of the aforementioned Pokemon Go Fest occasion, Niantic is providing a collection of weekly challenges within the sport. If sufficient gamers on every workforce full these, Niantic will unlock extra Pokemon to catch throughout Go Fest weekend. The studio has additionally teased that the Mythical Pokemon Victini will make its debut throughout day two of Pokemon Go Fest.