The Higher They Fly...

Date Released: February 28th 2021

This special research continues on with the story of Team GO Rocket and Shadow Pokémon and introduces the Team GO Rocket Leaders Arlo, Cliff & Sierra as well as the final leader Giovanni in another storyline that has you defeat Team GO Rocket. You can only start it after you've completed the "A Troubling Situation" Special Research.

This research will reappear every calendar month and is the only way to battle Giovanni.

Research Tasks

Task Task Reward Total Reward
1 / 6
Win a raid
Poke BallPoke Ball * 15
Pinap BerryPinap Berry * 10
Nanab BerryNanab Berry * 10
Razz BerryRazz Berry * 10
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts
Hyper PotionHyper Potion * 3
Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon
ReviveRevive * 3
2 / 6
Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon
Sun StoneSun Stone * 1
1500 XP
StardustStardust * 500
Pidgeot Mega EnergyPidgeot Mega Energy * 10
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row
Great BallGreat Ball * 15
Catch 10 Flying-type Pokémon
DoduoDoduo Encounter
3 / 6
Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon
Pidgeot Mega EnergyPidgeot Mega Energy * 30
2000 XP
Rocket RadarRocket Radar * 1
PidgeotPidgeot Encounter
Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts
Pidgeot Mega EnergyPidgeot Mega Energy * 30
Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy
Pidgeot Mega EnergyPidgeot Mega Energy * 30
4 / 6
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo
1250 XP
2500 XP
StardustStardust * 1000
Super Rocket RadarSuper Rocket Radar * 1
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff
1250 XP
Defeat Team GO Rocekt Leader Sierra
1250 XP
5 / 6
Find the Team GO Rocket Boss
Max PotionMax Potion * 5
3000 XP
Fast TMFast TM * 1
Charged TMCharged TM * 1
Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss
Ultra BallUltra Ball * 20
Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss
Max ReviveMax Revive * 5
6 / 6
Claim Reward
2000 XP
Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry * 2
Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry * 2
Premium Battle PassPremium Battle Pass * 1
Claim Reward
2000 XP
Claim Reward
2000 XP