Scraggy Pokémon GO: New Research Breakthrough Encounter Announced

Scraggy will August's Breakthrough reward in Pokémon GO.
Scraggy will August's Breakthrough reward in Pokémon GO. | Photo by The Pokémon Company

Scraggy Pokémon GO will be August's Research Breakthrough encounter. Here's everything you need to know to grab a few Scraggy for your collection in Pokémon GO.

Scraggy Pokémon GO: New Research Breakthrough Encounter Announced

For the month of August, the Breakthrough encounter will be Scraggy. It was previously a GO Battle League reward, but now you'll be able to get Scraggy more easily. It's a dual Dark and Fighting-type Pokémon that can evolve into Scrafty at 50 candy.

Scrafty is a formidable Pokémon in the Great and Ultra Leagues. Its main strength is the unusual Dark and Fighting typing, letting it prevail over popular Steel-type Pokémon in the format. It only learns one Dark move in Foul Play, which may give it some issues against tankier Psychic-type Pokémon. Overall, Scrafty can put up a good fight against the many dominant Psychic and Steel-type Pokémon you'll be facing and is a good team mainstay.

Research Breakthroughs are rewards for collecting seven Research stamps. You'll get a stamp for the first Research task you finish each day. You'll get the Breakthrough encounter after collecting seven stamps. You'll actually have to claim the stamps, so you can save them for a future reward if Scrafty isn't your thing.