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How to Complete a Seven-Colored Shadow in Pokemon GO

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"A Seven-Colored Shadow" is a new special research quest in Pokemon GO, revolving around Team GO Rocket and their leaders.

"A Seven-Colored Shadow" was added on June 17, and consists of six research steps that direct you to fight the three Team GO Rocket Leaders - Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo. Once you defeat them, you'll receive a Super Rocket Radar, which allows you to find the Team GO Rocket boss, Giovanni, and rescue Shadow Ho-Oh from his grasp.

How to Complete A Seven-Colored Shadow in Pokemon GO

To receive the "A Seven-Colored Shadow" quest, you must first complete the questline "A Troubling Situation," which introduces you to Team GO Rocket. Then, you must complete any Team GO Rocket quests you have already started, including "The Higher They Fly..." and "An Inter-egg-sting Development."

Once you begin "A Seven-Colored Shadow," you'll need to complete six steps with three challenges each. Here are the challenges and their respective rewards:

Step 1

  • Catch 10 Pokemon - Teddiursa encounter
  • Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms - 1 Sun Stone
  • Purify 1 Shadow Pokémon - 15 Poké Balls

Step 1 rewards: 1,500 XP, 500 Stardust, Gloom encounter

Step 2

  • Defeat 5 Team Go Rocket Grunts - 5 Hyper Potions
  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon - 5 Revives
  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon - 15 Great Balls

Step 2 rewards: 2,000 XP, 500 Stardust, Xatu encounter

Step 3

  • Use 3 super effective Charged Attacks in Gym Battles - Fast TM
  • Battle another Trainer in the Great League - Charged TM
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon - 15 Ultra Balls

Step 3 rewards: 2,500 XP, 1,000 Stardust, 1 Rocket Radar

Step 4

Step 4 rewards: 2,500 XP, 1,000 Stardust, 1 Super Rocket Radar

Step 5

  • 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 King's Rock

Step 5 rewards: 3,000 XP, 2,000 Stardust, Larvitar encounter

Step 6

  • Claim Reward - 2000 XP
  • Claim Reward - 2000 XP
  • Claim Reward - 2000 XP

Step 6 rewards: 2,000 Stardust, 2 Silver Pinap Berries, 1 Lucky Egg