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Pokémon Go guide: A Seven-Colored Shadow Special Research Tasks

Take down Team Go Rocket for a special Shadow Ho-oh

A purple Shadow Ho-oh in Pokémon Go Image: Niantic

Pokémon Go has a set of Team Go Rocket Special Research Tasks, “A Seven-Colored Shadow,” for a limited time.

From June 17 until Sept. 1, players can get a Shadow Ho-oh from completing “A Seven-Colored Shadow.” The quest requires you to beat several Team Go Rocket grunts, leaders, and eventually, Giovanni.

In our Pokémon Go guide, we’ll list out the steps and rewards for the “A Seven-Colored Shadow” Special Research.


Step 1 of 6

  • Catch 10 Pokémon (Teddiursa encounter)
  • Spin 3 PokéStops or gyms (1 Sun Stone)
  • Purify 1 Shadow Pokémon (15 Poké Balls)

Reward: 1,500 XP, 500 Stardust, Gloom encounter


Step 2 of 6

  • Defeat 5 Team Go Rocket grunts (5 Hyper Potions)
  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon (5 Revives)
  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon (15 Poké Balls)

Reward: 2,000 XP, 500 Stardust, Xatu encounter


Step 3 of 6

  • Use 3 super effective charged attacks in gym battles (1 Fast TM)
  • Battle another trainer in the Great League (1 Charged TM)
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon (15 Ultra Balls)

Reward: 2,500 XP, 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rocket Radar


Step 4 of 6

  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo (Flareon encounter)
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Cliff (Vaporeon encounter)
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Sierra (Jolteon encounter)

Reward: 2,500 XP, 1,000 Stardust, 1 Super Rocket Radar


Step 5 of 6

  • Find the Team Go Rocket Boss (5 Max Potions)
  • Battle the Team Go Rocket Boss (5 Max Revives)
  • Defeat the Team Go Rocket Boss (1 Kings Rock)

Reward: 3,000 XP, 2,000 Stardust, Larvitar encounter


Step 6 of 6

  • Claim reward (2,000 XP)
  • Claim reward (2,000 XP)
  • Claim reward (2,000 XP)

Reward: 2 Silver Pinap Berries, 2,000 Stardust, 1 Lucky Egg