Team GO Rocket has hatched their latest plan to invade the world of Pokemon GO, appearing in mysterious hot air balloons! Trainers can battle them anywhere on the map to take out the grunts and leaders piloting them. Giovanni may also make their appearance! These balloons seem to appear once every few hours, but will be more frequent during takeovers.
Trainers will need to:
1. Tap a balloon to battle Team GO Rocket: Be ready for a challenge! Tap a Team GO Rocket balloon, pick your battle party, and defeat Team GO Rocket to rescue their Shadow Pokémon. Team GO Rocket balloons will hover near you for a limited time, so be sure to check the map for balloons and tap them before they fly away!
2. Equip your Rocket Radar to encounter balloons with Team GO Rocket Leaders: When you have a Rocket Radar equipped, you can find Sierra, Cliff, or Arlo piloting a Team GO Rocket balloon.
3. Equip your Super Rocket Radar to encounter Giovanni: It appears that even the boss of Team GO Rocket himself can be found riding in a Team GO Rocket balloon! If you activate and equip a Super Rocket Radar, Giovanni’s balloon is certain to appear.
To get stronger, you can try and catch your random daily Pokemon. Take your new Pokemon to take down the Team GO Rocket balloons!