Pokemon Go has launched many events for the month of April, among these events, the Tricky Pokémon timed research event is also back. Throughout Thursday, April 1, 2021, Pokémon prone to mischief will be appearing more often in the wild—some of them may even be Ditto in disguise.
Some of them appear to be causing trouble for Team GO Rocket, too, so it’s the perfect time to complete Team GO Rocket Timed Research and rescue Shadow Zapdos from Giovanni’s clutches.
Players should remember that this research event is a one-time event, so they should definitely complete this without fail.
Pokemon Go: Date + Time
Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time
- Pokémon prone to mischiefs—like Aipom, Croagunk, and Purrloin—will be appearing more often in the wild.
- Team GO Rocket will be appearing more often at PokéStops and in balloons.
- The Team GO Rocket Timed Research launching during this event will be available from Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time. Complete it within that time to earn a Super Rocket Radar and other rewards.
- Ditto will be appearing more frequently in the wild during the event, so be sure to catch Pokémon that Ditto is known to transform into. Ditto is also transforming into one more Pokémon species than before, and it seems this phenomenon will continue after the event concludes.
To track down members of Team Go Rocket. Simply go out into the world and track down the miscoloured PokeStops to fight.
- Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts (100 XP),
- Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader 1 Time (100 XP),
- Catch 5 Shadow Pokemon (100 XP).