Instead, the new additions are tied to the latest Team GO Rocket event which brings Giovanni back into the picture. Salandit and Salazzle aren't tied directly to Team GO Rocket themselves, but you may need to fight against some Team Leaders multiple times.
Get Salandit and Salazzle in Pokémon GO
Salandit in particular is tied to the 12km eggs within Pokémon GO. Unlike the other eggs in the game, the 12km versions are specifically tied to defeating Team GO Rocket leaders and they even have their own designated space in the egg storage tab.
Three of the red 12km eggs can be held at a time, and they have a chance to hatch a handful of Pokémon. With this new event, that handful includes Salandit, and whether the reptile appears will be random. With that in mind, it's a good idea to fight as many grunts and leaders as possible while the event is running in April.
When you finally hatch a Salandit, the next step is getting a hold of Salazzle. The evolution will cost 50 candy and there are only two ways to get that amount. Enough eggs need to be hatched that contain the reptile, or some Rare Candy can be used. Hatching can take a long time, but it provides a massive chunk of candy.
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What makes the process even longer is that Salazzle can only ever be female. This means that Salandit can by no means be a male, and if that's the case, then you'll need to hatch a new egg and hope for something better.
Other Pokémon in the All-Hands Rocket Retreat event
While Salazzle and Salandit in Pokemon Go may be the only debuts in the All-Hands Rocket Retreat event, there are certainly some worthy catches popping up.
With the return of Giovanni, Shadow Latias can be caught by defeating The Boss. As long as the event research is completed, the battle can take place. Considering you'll need to defeat Team GO Rocket leaders to reach Giovanni, it's certainly a worthwhile task while searching for a new Salandit within Pokémon GO.
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