11 new Shadow Pokemon announced for Pokemon Go game

Team Go Rocket made its entry to Pokemon Go last month, and they were well-received by fans and the community. Team Go Rocket invaded Pokestops with Shadow Pokemon and players needed to defeat them & Go Rocket Grunts.

Well, today Pokemon Go official twitter handle has announced that Team Go Rocket has expanded its influence to more species of Pokemon and turning them into Shadow Pokemon to guard captured Pokestops.

Pokemon Go Twitter handle has also shared a list of new Shadow Pokemon.

? Poliwag
? Grimer
? Muk
? Drowzee
? Hypno
? Cubone
? Scyther
? Magikarp
? Houndour
? Houndoom
? Ralts (coming soon!)

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Speaking of Shadow Pokemon, they are Pokemon influenced by dark and evil aura. All Shadow Pokemon usually have increased CP. To remove their evil aura, they need to be purified by the process called Purification.

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All purified Pokemon have a minimum level of 25. Also, it requires a certain amount of Stardust and Candy in order to purify Shadow Pokemon.

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Yesterday, Niantic balanced the Stardust cost required to purify Shadow Pokemon. Based on the new changes, Snorlax, Dratini, Rattata and Zubat now require less stardust for Purification. Both the new cost and the old cost of purification have been detailed below for your reference.

  • Snorlax and Dratini require 5000 stardust instead of 10,000.
  • Rattata and Zubat require 1000 stardust instead of 2000.


However, Generation 1 starters now require more Stardust for Purification.

  • Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle now require 3000 Stardust instead of 2000.

For a quick refresher, the next Pokemon Go Community Day will feature Ralts, a psychic and fairy type Pokemon. Pokemon Go August Community Day features a lot of bonuses for the game, including the 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance & lures will last for 3 hours.

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Pokemon Go Ralts Community Day will go live on August 3 at 4 p.m. and will stay live until 7 p.m. in your local time zone. During the Community Day time, Ralts will spawn more frequently.

Also, Pokemon Go Fest Yokohama 2019 is about to start in a few days. The event will go live on 8 August 2019 and will stay live until 12 August 2019. The timings for the event are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The event will feature a performance from 2000 Pikachu’s in Minato Mirai. The event will use the latest light and sound technology to dazzle the night sky. The event will also feature a musical fountain show comprising numerous Pikachu’s.

Pokemon Go Shadow Pokemon

Also, Pokemon Go has crossed a milestone of 1 billion downloads. This information was revealed in a Japanese TV spot commercial. It is such a great feat for Niantic.

Niantic has also released its new augmented reality game called Wizards Unite. Currently, Wizards Unite players are struggling to find a reason to play the game regularly. So, it will be interesting to see how Niantic attracts the user base for its new game

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