Niantic have unleashed the Pokemon Go Holiday event upon the players and the latter group is now reporting new lineups for Team Go Rocket leaders, new Gen 5 Pokemon and some new Shiny Shadow Pokemon.
Niantic recently announced the Pokemon Go Holiday event is live and followed up with certain tips on how to wrap up the new Field Research tasks and bag their bonuses. However, that is not all that the event will have to offer.
According to the player reports , the three Team GO Rocket leaders, Sierra, Cliff and Arlo have new lineups as well as the ability to reward players with a chance to catch the new shiny Pokemon that also happen to be in their new lineups - Bagon, Stantler and Absol. It appears that some areas of the world didn't get the updated lineups though but it's expected Niantic will rectify this issue soon.
Meanwhile, the leaders' Pokemon new lineups are as follows:
- First Pokemon: Bagon
- Second Pokemon: Charizard, Steelix, Blastoise
- Third Pokemon: Salamence, Scizor, Dragonite
- First Pokemon: Stantler
- Second Pokemon: Marowak, Onyx, Electawire
- Third Pokemon: Tyranitar, Swampert, Torterra
- First Pokemon: Absol
- Second Pokemon: Alakazam, Cacturne, Lapras
- Third Pokemon: Shiftry, Gardevoir, Houndoom
The leaders' first Pokemon in the new lineups are not usually Shadow Pokemon but according to the event description on the official website, they might be turning them. While the site didn't specifically mention these three, it did state Delibird needs saving from being turned into Shadow Pokemon which means othes are not safe either.
On top of that, a Shiny Stantler wearing bells and the Shiny Snover can be encountered in the wild . Keep an eye out trainers and more importantly - dress accordingly.