'Pokémon Go' Introduces Strange Eggs in Latest Team Go Rocket Event

Pokémon Go is undergoing another change as a new type of Egg will be appearing, starting Monday.

This new type of Egg, called Strange Eggs, will hatch Poison and Dark-type Pokémon. These Eggs also hatch Pokémon that may not be initially those two types, but gain them upon evolving.

Strange Eggs are being collected by Team Go Rocket and it'll be up to Pokémon Go trainers to stop them and collect these Eggs for themselves.

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The Strange Egg event in Pokémon Go begins Monday, October 12, at 4 p.m. EDT and ends Monday, October 20, at 1 a.m. EDT.


There is only one way to get a Strange Egg in Pokémon Go, and that's to defeat one of the three Team Go Rocket Leaders. Defeating either Cliff, Arlo or Sierra will reward the trainer with one of these Strange Eggs.

Be sure to have a slot open in your Egg inventory, or you won't be able to claim it. If you don't obtain a Strange Egg during the event, don't worry, as they'll still be a reward for defeating the Team Go Rocket Leaders after the event ends.

Pokémon Go trainers need to walk 12km to hatch Strange Eggs, so be sure to get your walking shoes on and be safe while exploring your neighborhood. Eggs incubated during the event will only require a quarter of the distance needed to hatch. For Strange Eggs, they'll only need 3km to hatch during the event.


Not every Pokémon that hatches from Strange Eggs has been confirmed, but the official Pokémon Go blog confirms a handful, including Larvitar, Scraggy, Trubbish and Vullaby. This event marks the debut of Vullaby and its evolution Mandibuzz in Pokémon Go.

Poison and Dark-type Pokémon across the generations can be expected to hatch from these Strange Eggs, and we'll update this section with a confirmed pool when that information comes through.


With the release of this new event, special research tasks have appeared. There are six pages of tasks to complete that will give Pokémon Go players reward encounters and items that will help catch Pokémon.

The complete list of tasks is not yet known, but we'll continue to update this section with information as we get it:

  • Spin 5 Poke Stops - Stardust (x500)
  • Spin 30 Poke Stops - Stardust (x500)
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon - Kanto Meowth encounter

Completion rewards - Stardust (x500), Poke Ball (x10), Razz Berry (x10)


  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokémon - 750xp
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a Row - 750xp
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokémon - 750xp

Completion rewards - Stardust (x1500), Great Ball (x10), Larvitar encounter


  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader 3 Times - 1000xp
  • Hatch 3 Eggs - 1000xp
  • Earn 5 Candies Walking with your Buddy - 1000xp

Completion rewards - Stardust (x1500), Golden Razz Berry (x3), Toxicroak encounter


  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Arlo - 1250xp
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Sierra - 1250xp
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Cliff - 1250xp

Completion rewards - Super Potion (x5), Super Rocket Radar, Revive (x3)


  • Find the Team Go Rocket Boss - Stardust (x2500)
  • Battle the Team Go Rocket Boss - 1500xp
  • Defeat the Team Go Rocket Boss - Silver Pinap Berry (x3)

Completion rewards - Stardust (x3000), Fast TM (x1), Charged TM (x1)


  • Claim Rewards - 2500xp
  • Claim Reward - 2500xp
  • Claim Reward - 2500xp

Completion rewards - Max Revive (x3), Ultra Ball (x20), Elite Charged TM (x1)


During the event, Dark and Poison-type Pokémon will appear more often in the overworld.

To help trainers complete the tasks and earn more Strange Eggs, Team Go Rocket will be more active than usual. Trainers will see Team Go Rocket in more PokeStops and more Team Go Rocket Balloons will appear in-game.

Pokémon Go trainers can take a snapshot of their buddy to earn an encounter with Nidoran (female), Vulpix, Yamask and Seedot.

Trainers can enjoy new Team Go Rocket customs to customize avatars, and new Shadow Pokémon to catch. Diglett, Shellder, Slowpoke, Aerodactyl and Skarmory will now be used by Team Go Rocket Grunts and trainers will have the opportunity to catch them once the Grunt is defeated.

What do you think of Strange Eggs coming to Pokémon Go? Let us know in the comments section.