How to get Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon GO (2022)

Find Giovanni again!

To get a Shadow Mewtwo during the Pokemon Go event, you must claim a special research story and defeat Team Rocket Leader Giovanni. Before finding Giovanni, you must complete a series of objectives in the Research story, leading to eventually finding them. However, most players might need clarification because there are many objectives before you can find Giovanni. Luckily, how to defeat Team Rocket Giovanni and how to get the Shadow Mewtwo are explained below.

All steps for getting a Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

Like getting a Mew in Pokemon GO, you must complete a series of event objectives, but this time we are trying to get Shadow Mewtwo, which requires first getting a Special Research task. To get a Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go, you must first grab the Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research. The Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research will unlock and allow you to begin capturing a Shadow Mewtwo. To complete the Ultra Beast special research, you must complete a series of four stages, each with three objectives. Here are all objectives in all four stages you must meet to get the Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go.

All Pokemon Go Special Ultra Beast Protection Efforts stage one objectives

Completing the first set of objectives will reward players with 2k XPone Rocket Radar, and over 15 Great balls. The radar earned during this first stage is required to find the three Team Go Rocket bosses during the next stage. Use the first radar, and you will reveal their hideout locations on the world map.

  • Defeat Six Team Rocket Go Grunts
    • Rewards - Ten Hyper Potions.
  • Catch four Shadow Pokemon
    • Rewards - Ten Pokeballs.
  • Purify two Shadow Pokemon
    • Rewards - Ten Pinap Berries.

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All Pokemon Go Special Ultra Beast Protection Efforts stage two objectives

Passing this stage requires you to defeat three Rocket Leaders, which rewards 2500 XP, 1k Stardustand one Super Rocket Radar. You must use the Super rocket Radar to reveal Giovanni's location. Beating Giovani will allow you to capture a Shadow Mewtwo. 

  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Cliff
    • Rewards - 1500k XP on defeat.
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Sierra
    • Rewards - 1500k XP on defeat.
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo
    • Rewards - 1500k XP on defeat.Related

All Pokemon Go Special Ultra Beast Protection Efforts stage three objectives

To complete the third stage in the Special ultra Beast Protection Efforts special Research, you must use the Super Rocket Radar to reveal the location of Giovanni. After you get the location, beating him will reward 3k XP, two Golden Razz berries, and a single Lucky Egg. During the final fight, you will encounter a Shadow Mewtwo. Use your best Pokeballs and Razz berries for the best chances of capturing them

  • Find the Team Go Rocket Boss
    • Rewards - Five Max Potions.
  • Start a battle with the Team Go Rocket Boss
    • Rewards - 20 Ultra Balls.
  • Beat the Team Go Rocket boss
    • Rewards - Five Max Revie potions. 

All Special Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research four objectives

The final stage involves claiming three 2500k XP rewards. The three 2500k XP rewards added up with the last 5k XP reward totaling 12500k in XP. The other rewards players get in this final stage include two Silver Pinap Berries and over 2500k Stardust.

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