Interestingly, a mini-event for April 1 has been unveiled for Pokémon GO. For a day, the game will feature “Tricky Pokémon.”The 1st of April is here and Pokémon GO commemorates this prank day every year. As a result, some Pokémon with a penchant for mischief will make an appearance in the wild this year. Team GO Rocket will also be more visible; according to Niantic, they have a stylus issue that needs to be addressed.

Event Duration: 24 hours
Date: April 1st (12:00 midnight) to 11:59 PM local time

Team GO Rocket

  • During the event, Team GO Rocket will only have Shadow Aipom pokemon.
  • This is the 1st time Shadow Aipom has been made accessible so take advantage of it!
  • During the event, Team GO Rocket will appear quite frequently at PokéStops and in balloons, so you should have plenty of chances to catch them.


  • Ditto will be appearing more frequently during the event!

Timed Research (April 1st – April 8th)

  • Finish it to receive a Super Rocket Radar as well as other prizes!

Other Bonuses

  • If you take a lot of pictures during the event, you’ll have a better chance of getting a photobombing surprise interaction.
  • GO Battle League’s switch timer is also halved during the occasion.
  • More spawns for Croagunk*, Aipom*, Purrloin*

Event Tasks and Rewards

  • Defeat 6 Team Go Rocket Members
    • 100 XP
  • Defeat 1 Team Go Rocket Leader
    • 100 XP
  • Catch 5 Shadow-type Pokemons
    • 100 XP

Completion Rewards:

  • 100 XP
  • 100x Stardust
  • 1x Super Rocket Radar

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