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Pokémon GO: Team GO Rocket Timed Research guide

Pokemon Go Team Go Rocket Executives
Pokemon Go Team Go Rocket Executives (Image credit: Niantic)

Team Rocket has always been a thorn in the side of Pokémon Trainers everywhere, and that's no different in Pokémon Go. Up to no good as usual, Team GO Rocket are a constant threat in Pokémon Go, but offer lots of rewards if players are willing to take them on. Battles against Team GO Rocket range from easy to difficult and sometimes come in the form of Timed Research quests. Not to worry, though, this guide will help you; we'll help you get the most from limited time quest. Be sure to grab the best Pokémon Go accessories, so you'll be ready to face against them!

What is the current Team GO Rocket Timed Research Reward in Pokémon Go?

Pokemon 145 Zapdos (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Starting on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time, the current Team GO Rocket Timed Research reward is the Super Rocket Radar, an item that can be used to track down Team GO Rocket Boss Giovanni. And you'll want to do so because Giovanni has a Shadow Zapdos in his grasp.

Zapdos is one of the Legendary birds from the Kanto region and the second Legendary Pokémon in the National Pokédex. It's also the mascot of Team Instinct. Zapdos is also one of the only Pokémon with a regional variant and a Shadow form.

What is a Timed Research Reward in Pokémon Go anyway?

During Team GO Rocket Timed Research, players will be tasked with completing various objectives like catching a certain type of Pokemon, defeating Team GO Rocket grunts, and purifying Shadow Pokémon. The reward for complete these events are often Pokéballs and Pokémon captured by Team Rocket.

During a Team GO Rocket Timed Research event, expect many Poison- and Dark-type Pokémon to appear more frequently in the wild, in Strange Eggs, and in Raids. Prepare to see lots of Zubats, Qwilfish, Sneasals, and many others that fit within the type. There's also a chance that defeating Team Go Rocket Grunts will give you a Mysterious Component. Collect six to craft a Rocket Radar, which will reveal nearby Leader Hideouts. There's a chance that a grunt might drop a complete Rocket Radar.

How do you earn a Timed Research Reward Reward in Pokémon Go?

Timed Research Pokemon Go (Image credit: Niantic)

By completing the challenges! The Timed Research events are similar to Special Research because they only last for a limited time. The Team GO Rocket event also offers special Field Research that you can get from spinning Pokéstops during the event duration.

Build a Rocket Radar and challenge the Team GO Leaders, and then you may be lucky enough to acquire a Super Rocket Radar, which will lead you to the boss himself, Giovanni. Just head to the Today's View section to view any active Timed Research missions.

Zackery Cuevas is a writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. He likes playing video games, talking about video games, writing about video games, and most importantly, complaining about video games. If you're cool, you can follow me on Twitter @Zackzackzackery.