How to Complete Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research

Aligning with a Team GO Rocket event, a Special Research Story gives trainers extra rewards for battling Team GO Rocket grunts and leaders.


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  • All Tasks and Rewards for Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research
  • List of Team GO Rocket Typings

A Special Research Story accompanies a Team GO Rocket event this week with a takeover of Pokémon GO. The Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Research Tasks give trainers many rewards, including a chance to catch Shadow Mewtwo in Pokémon GO until December 1st, 2022. Trainers participating in this event will also encounter new sets of catchable Shadow Pokémon from Team Rocket Grunts and Team Rocket Leaders. Knowing what counters to use during these fights will make checking off the tasks easier and getting rewards faster.

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In Pokémon GO, trainers can take different approaches that work best for the resources they have. The first method is stocking up on Nanab Berries, which decreases a Pokémon’s movement. This slows down Shadow Mewtwo to aim throws better. The second method is stocking up on Golden Razz Berries. With the effect of the berry increasing catch rate by 2.5x, carefully aim a hit with the Premier Ball. To catch the Shadow Legendary Mewtwo with only a few Premier Balls will take patience.

Related: Pokémon GO: Greedy Gluttons Event Guide


All Tasks and Rewards for Ultra Beast Protection Efforts Special Research

Shadow Mewtwo appears in a trainer's collection in Pokemon GO

Step 1:

Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Members Reward: 10 Hyper Potions

Catch 4 Shadow Pokémon Reward: 10 Poké Balls

Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon Reward: 10 Pinap Berries

Final Rewards: 1000 XP, 15 Great Balls, and 3 Rare Candies

Step 2:

Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo Reward: 1,500 XP

Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff Reward: 1,500 XP

Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra Reward: 1,500 XP

Final Rewards: Super Rocket Radar, 1000 Stardust, 2500 XP

Step 3:

Find Team Rocket GO Boss Giovanni Reward: 5 Max Potions

Battle Team Rocket GO Boss Giovanni Reward: 20 Ultra Balls

Defeat Team Rocket GO Boss Giovanni Reward: 5 Max Revives

Final Rewards: 1 Lucky Egg and 2 Golden Razz Berries

Step 4:

Claim Reward: 2500 XP

Claim Reward: 2500 XP

Claim Reward: 2500 XP

Final Rewards: 5000 XP, 2500 Stardust, and 2 Silver Pinap Berries

List of Team GO Rocket Typings

Team Go Rocket Covered in a Shadow In Pokemon GO

Knowing for sure which type a Team GO Rocket is using will help trainers win their battles. According to Dexerto, here’s what Pokémon GO can expect.

Available Types

Quotes From Game

Bug

“Go, my super bug Pokemon!”

Dark

“Wherever there is light, there is also shadow.”

Dragon

“ROAR…How’d that sound?”

Electric

“Get ready to be shocked!”

Fairy

“Check out my cute Pokemon!”

Fighting

“This buff physique isn’t just for show!”

Fire

“Do you know how hot Pokemon fire breath can get?”

Flying

“Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”

Ghost

“Ke…ke…ke…ke…ke…ke…”

Grass

“Don’t tangle with us!”

Ground

“You’ll be defeated into the Ground!”

Ice

“You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks!”

Normal

“Normal doesn’t mean weak.”

Poison

“Coiled and ready to strike!”

Psychic

“Are you scared of psychics with unseen power?”

Rock

“Let’s rock and roll!”

Water

“These waters are treacherous.”

How to Defeat Giovanni

Shadow Entei roars as it stands next to Giovanni in Pokemon GO promo

Like all Team GO Rocket Leaders and Bosses, they will use their shields as soon as a trainer uses a charged move. Therefore, it’s important to get them to use their shields within the first two Pokémon. Giovanni always begins with his signature Classy Cat Pokémon, Persian. For his next Pokémon which will have Ground-typing (Nidoking, Steelix, or Rhyperior), Giovanni can easily be beaten by a Water Pokémon such as Swampert, a Pokémon GO fan-favorite Water-type. For his last Pokémon Shadow Mewtwo, Bug-, Dark-, and Ghost-type attacks are super effective.

More: How to Catch Shadow Mewtwo in Pokémon GO Team Rocket Takeover

Source: Dexerto

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    Pokemon GO

    Original Release Date:
    2016-07-06

    Developer:
    The Pokemon Company, Nintendo, Niantic

    Genre:
    Augmented Reality

    Platform:
    Android, iOS

    Publisher:
    Niantic, Nintendo

    ESRB:
    E

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