Pokemon GO Looming in the Shadows Research Tasks

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Pokemon GO Looming in the Shadows research tasks are the newest set of missions for Niantic's incredibly popular mobile game. What do these research tasks consist of, and what rewards do they provide?

Pokemon GO Looming in the Shadows

Looming in the Shadows Step 1

  • Spin 10 PokéStops (500 XP)
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts (500 XP)
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon (500 XP)
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, 10 Pokéballs, 10 Razz Berries

Looming in the Shadows Step 2

  • Spin a PokéStop 5 days in a row (750 XP)
  • Purify 15 Shadow Pokémon (750 XP)
  • Win 5 raids (750 XP)
  • Rewards: 1,000 Stardust, 3 Hyper Potions, 3 Revives

Looming in the Shadows Step 3

  • Use 6 super effective Charged Attacks in Gym battles (1000 XP)
  • Win 3 Great League Trainer Battles against another Trainer (1000 XP)
  • Defeat 6 Team Go Rocket Grunts (1000 XP)
  • Reward: 1,500 Stardust, 15 Great Balls, 5 Pinap Berries

Looming in the Shadows Step 4

  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo (1000 XP)
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Cliff (1000 XP)
  • Defeat Team Go rocket Leader Sierra (1000 XP)
  • Reward: 2,000 Stardust, Super Rocket Radar, 3 Golden Razz Berries

Looming in the Shadows Step 5

  • Find the Team Go Rocket Boss (2,500 Stardust)
  • Battle the Team Go Rocket Boss (1,500 XP)
  • Defeat the Team Go Rocket Boss (3 Silver Pinap Berries)
  • Reward: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

Looming in the Shadows Step 6

All three objectives will already be complete granting you 2,000 XP for each one.
Rewards: 3 Max Revive, 20 Ultra Balls, 3 Rare Candy