We're taking a look at the Looming in the Shadows Tasks from this recent event in Pokemon Go. You've likely been taking on Team Rocket a lot recently, now it's time to go head to head with the top of their leadership. You'll be looking to defeat their members, purify more Pokemon, and complete other tasks on your road to finishing all of the tasks.
How-to Unlock the Looming Shadows Tasks
You will need to complete the A Troubling Situation special research before you can unlock these tasks!
Monthly Special Research
You will be able to obtain this Special Research once every calendar month! You will need to complete the previous month's Special Research to unlock it.
Looming in the Shadows Tasks
A full list of these tasks is still not available, but we'll be updating this post as soon as they are revealed! Here's a look at the Looming in the Shadows Tasks List:
Looming in the Shadows: Step 1 of 6
Thanks for your help in defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts, %PLAYERNAME% The team leaders and I have been observing Team GO Rocket, and something tells us this is far from over. The transmission sent during the Team GO Rocket take-over had a message from an unknown sender at the end. We’re going to need all the help we can get to reveal the identity of this unknown figure looming in the shadows, and you are just the Trainer for the job!
Can you help us get to the bottom of this mystery?
- Spin 10 PokeStops - 500 XP
- Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts - 500 XP
- Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon - 500 XP
Rewards: 500 Stardust, 10 PokeBalls and 10 Razz Berries
Looming in the Shadows: Step 2 of 6
Thank you for your continued support against those pesky Team GO Rocket Grunts. As they flee, some Grunts are leaving behind Mysterious Components.
I believe these are what Team GO Rocket is using to hack and steal resources from PokéStops. Clever little devices, aren’t they? There’s information we can glean from these components that will help us in our fight against this dangerous organization.
Once you have enough pieces, you should be able to assemble something similar to the device I’ve modified in my lab. It might be best to prepare yourself for whatever might come, %PLAYERNAME%.
- Spin a PokeStop 5 days in a row - 750 XP
- Purify 15 Shadow Pokemon - 750 XP
- Win 5 raids - 750 XP
Rewards: 1,000 Stardust, 3 Potions, and 3 Revives
Shadow Pokemon can cost quite a bit of Stardust to purify! Keep an eye out for Shadow Rattata or Zubat who cost 1,000 Stardust, which is as low as you can find.
Looming in the Shadows: Step 3 of 6
Interesting. It appears there’s more to Team GO Rocket than previously thought. Their ingenuity has got me thinking there might be another use for these Mysterious Components. We shouldn’t underestimate Team GO Rocket.
It’s time to get battle ready, %PLAYERNAME%. I don’t want to send you out to face another foe without some more training. While you sharpen your battle skills, I’ll be sure to get this little project of mine up and operational.
- Use 6 supereffective Charged Attacks in Gym battles - 1,000 XP
- Win 3 Great League Trainer Battles against another Trainer - 1,000 XP
- Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts - 1,000 XP
Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 15 Great Balls, and 5 Pinap Berries
Looming in the Shadows: Step 4 of 6
Fantastic work, Trainer. I’ve been working on a prototype for something I call the Rocket Radar, but I was missing some critical components. Your hard work in retrieving these components actually made my device work’
If we combine my research and these Mysterious Components you’ve found, we can create a radar-like tool to track down Team GO Rocket Hideouts! Trainers all over the world are figuring out now to put together devices like this, and they’re identifying more hideouts than I originally anticipated.
%PLAYERNAME%, it’s time to head to these hideouts and face whatever—or whomever—is there head on. Let’s GO.
- Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo - 1,000 XP
- Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Cliff - 1,000 XP
- Defeat Team Go rocket Leader Sierra - 1,000 XP
Rewards: 2,000 Stardust, 1 Super Rocket Radar, and 3 Golden Razz Berry
Looming in the Shadows: Step 5 of 6
You battled well, %PLAYERNAME%I You’ve done your team leaders—and me—proud. According to my observations, it appears the sender of that mysterious transmission during the Team GO Rocket take-over was not in attendance. There’s someone else calling the shots—someone above Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo.
I’ve improved on my previous invention and put together a Super Rocket Radar that should help you track this mastermind down. If it is who I think it is, he signs all his messages with “G”
- Find the Team GO Rocket Boss - 2,500 Stardust
- Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss - 1,500 XP
- Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss - 3 Silver Pinap Berry
Rewards: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast Charge TM, and 1 Charged TM
Looming in the Shadows: Step 6 of 6
You’ve put a stop to Team GO Rocket’s plans for the time being and rescued a special Shadow Pokémon. It’s unlikely that Giovanni will give up this easily, so I hope we can rely on you to take down Team GO Rocket members as they appear around your area. Spark, Blanche, and Candela will be on the lookout as well. I’m sure Team GO Rocket will try to hatch another villainous plot soon.
No challenges for this one, you've completed the special research!
Rewards: 3 Max Revives, 20 Ultra Balls, 3 Rare Candy