Pokemon Go : Shadow Moltres and Shadow Zapdos coming to the game & Giovanni Counters guide
Team Go Rocket leaders, along with Giovanni arrived in the game earlier this month. Also, Niantic Support tweeted that Giovanni will change its Shadow Pokemon each month. Well, it seems like the change is about to arrive pretty soon for Pokemon Go players.
As data miners have unearthed files from Gamemaster, which indicates that Shadow Moltres and Shadow Zapdos are about to arrive in the game pretty soon. Have a look at the data mined code down below.
+ “forms”: [
+ “form”: “ZAPDOS_NORMAL”
+ “form”: “ZAPDOS_SHADOW”
+ “form”: “ZAPDOS_PURIFIED”
+ “forms”: [
+ “form”: “MOLTRES_NORMAL”
+ “form”: “MOLTRES_SHADOW”
+ “form”: “MOLTRES_PURIFIED”
Well, like every Pokemon, to purify Shadow Pokemon, it has to go through the process called Purification. Shadow Legendary Pokemon will have the move Frustration before purification and will know the move Return after purification.
Candy and Stardust cost for purified Pokemon gets reduced by 20%. Along with Giovanni, players will also encounter Team Go Rocket leaders – Arlo, Cliff, and Sierra. If you don’t know how to encounter and defeat Team Go Rocket Leaders, you can head here for – Arlo, Cliff and Sierra.
As there is a change in Giovanni’s legendary Pokemon, but as far as its counters are concerned, Tyranitar takes both with ease. Mentioned below are the best counters for Team Go Rocket Boss – Giovanni.
Pokemon 1 (Persian)
Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Lucario
Pokemon 2 ( Nidoking, Dugtrio, Rhydon)
Excadrill, Mamoswine, Groudon, Garchomp, Articuno, Mewtwo (w/ Ice Beam or Psychic/Psystrike)
Mewtwo (w/ Ice Beam), Mamoswine, Kyogre, Kingler (w/ Crabhammer), Gyarados, Roserade, Sceptile
Kyogre, Kingler (w/ Crabhammer), Gyarados, Roserade, Sceptile, Venusaur, Machamp, Groudon, Metagross, Dialga, Lucario, Excadrill, Mamoswine, Mewtwo (w/ Ice Beam)
Pokemon 3 – Articuno/Moltres/Zapdos
Rampardos, Tyranitar, Metagross, Dialga, Lucario, Chandelure, Moltres, Heatran, Entei, Excadrill, Raikou, Electivire, Magnezone, Zapdos
Tyranitar, Regirock, Aggron, Typhlosion
Rhyperior, Mamoswine, Tyranitar, Regice
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