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Pokémon GO Field Notes Team GO Rocket - How To Get Shadow Latios

Learn how to get your own Shadow Latios and save the Legendary from Giovanni through the Pokémon GO Field Notes research.
Pokémon GO Field Notes Team GO Rocket - How To Get Shadow Latios
Battle Weekend during the Anniversary Event is upon us in Pokémon GO and that means there is plenty of new content for Trainers to dive into. Aside from the Battle Weekend Challenge research that will be released, Trainers will also be able to catch their own Shadow Latios.

Earlier in the year, Shadow Latias was tamed by Giovanni and could be earned through a similar challenge system before the release of the Mega versions. Now that the Season of GO has been in motion, the next shadow for Trainers to save is Shadow Latios, the other half of the Legendary duo. But to get there, you'll need to take on the Field Notes: Team GO Rocket research.

Earn Shadow Latios through the Field Notes: Team GO Rocket research

Battle Weekend
Battle Weekend will go live on July 9. (Picture: Niantic)

Before we jump into all of the steps and challenges that you must take on with the Field Notes: Team GO Rocket research, it's important to note the timeline of Shadow Latios. When the Pokémon GO Battle Weekend goes live at 12 am local time on July 9, everyone will have the opportunity to claim the research by logging in.

This research will remain available until the end of the Season of GO which is September 1, 2022. As a set of Special Research, the challenges will remain even after the Battle Weekend ends. That rule won't be the same for the weekend timed research, but it still helps to know the steps all the same. Below you will find all the steps and rewards for a Shadow Latios.

Field Notes: Team GO Rocket 1/6:

  • Win a raid - Darumaka Encounter
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Members - 3 Hyper Potions
  • Catch a Shadow Pokémon - Galarian Darumaka Encounter
  • Rewards: 1,000 XP, 15 Poké Balls, and 3 Rare Candies

Field Notes: Team GO Rocket 2/6:

  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon - 10 Pinap Berries
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row - 10 Razz Berries
  • Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts - 10 Nanab Berries
  • Rewards: 1,500 XP, 1,000 Stardust, 10 Great Balls

Field Notes: Team GO Rocket 3/6:

  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon - 1,000 XP
  • Defeat 5 Team GO Rocket Grunts - 1,000 XP
  • Earn 3 Candies walking with your buddy - 1,000 XP
  • Rewards: 2,000 XP, 15 Great Balls, 1 Rocket Radar
Shadow Latios
Shadow Latios is an encounter after defeating Giovanni. (Picture: Niantic)

Field Notes: Team GO Rocket 4/6:

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo - 1,500 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff - 1,500 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra - 1,500 XP
  • Rewards: 2,500 XP, 1,000 Stardust, 1 Super Rocket Radar

Field Notes: Team GO Rocket 5/6:

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss - 5 Max Potions
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss - 20 Ultra Balls
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss - 5 Max Revives
  • Rewards: 3,000 XP, 1 Lucky Egg, 2 Golden Razz Berries

Field Notes: Team GO Rocket 6/6:

  • Claim Reward - 2,500 XP
  • Claim Reward - 2,500 XP
  • Claim Reward - 2,500 XP
  • Rewards: 1 Charged TM, 1 Fast TM, 2 Silver Pinap Berries

You'll notice that Shadow Latios is not listed under any of the rewards for the Field Notes research. That's because the Legendary is used as a reward for the encounter when you defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss, otherwise known as Giovanni.

If you follow all of the research above and defeat the Team GO Rocket Leaders, then you will eventually get to the Shadow Latios that you are looking for. However, Giovanni is certainly the hardest Team GO Rocket challenge, and you'll need your best team.

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