Pokemon Go Team Go Rocket suddenly disappeared & not in game anymore

Team Go Rocket made its first appearance in the game yesterday which increased the excitement of many Pokemon Go players as it gave them a chance to encounter Shadow Pokemon and Team Go Rocket.

But new information from Pokemon Go official Twitter handle suggests that Professor Willow has noticed that sightings of discolored Pokestops and Pokemon with shadow aura have suddenly stopped.

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Well, it is Team Rocket, so the event is supposed to be a mischievous one. But players can’t stop themselves from speculating theories regarding the sudden disappearance of Team Go Rocket from Pokestops.

Many players are speculating that Professor Willow will come up with Special Research related to Team Rocket.

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However, few players have other thoughts related to this Niantic’s sudden removal of Team Rocket from the game.

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A Reddit user ‘xper0072’ said the following:

Niantic doesn’t have a leg to stand on for how this has been executed.

We don’t know whether it was planned or not, but with Niantic’s history, I think they don’t have a leg to stand on for how this has been executed. If it was planned, why not send the tweet out as soon as Rocket stops are no longer available so that people don’t waste time and gas. You can build this narrative without being so sloppy.

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It is still not clear what is the reason behind the sudden removal of the Team Go Rocket from the game, but for now, it seems like Professor Willow will give tasks to players to investigate this through some Special Research.

Well, players have to wait for the time being until Niantic provides with the next piece of information regarding the Team Go Rocket event.

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For a quick refresher, Team Go Rocket Event was added to the game yesterday. Team Go Rocket invaded Pokestops, and players were required to defeat them in a battle. Pokestops invaded by Team Rocket were Grey in color and while interacting with any invaded Pokestop changed its color to purple.

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The players were then required to battle against Team Rocket Grunt and defeat their Shadow Pokemon. Team Rocket Grunt featured a team of three Shadow Pokemon of the same type that players were required to beat.

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After beating the Team Go Rocket and Shadow Pokemon, players needed to catch and purify Shadow Pokemon.

Shadow Pokemon were being purified for 2000 Stardust and 2 Candy. Also, a Purified Pokemon had a minimum level of 25. All Purified Pokemon replaced Frustration and learned a new ‘Normal’ charge move.

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