'Pokémon Go' Teases New Mystery Component Tied to Team Go Rocket

Team Go Rocket has plagued Pokémon Go since July, but it seems another new development regarding this organization has come to light.

According to the official Pokémon Go blog, Professor Willow has discovered a new item that drops from Team Go Rocket Grunts after they are defeated, and it may lead to the reason how these trainers can infiltrate PokeStops.

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Here's the excerpt from the official Pokémon Go blog:

During my investigations of these take-overs, I came across these strange objects that Team GO Rocket Grunts would drop upon being defeated in battle. For the sake of this report, I will refer to them as Mysterious Components. The exteriors of these objects seem to be made of some metal alloy, and they're cold to the touch. The glass screens radiate a light-purple color. I touched the screen of one of the objects to see if it would react, but nothing happened.

I had a hunch that the Team GO Rocket Grunts were using some sort of device to take over PokéStops and collect resources. Based on what I know so far, these Mysterious Components I've found seem to be able to serve that purpose. But considering how advanced this technology is, there must be another use for it. I've been working on something in my lab with the help of the team leaders, and I think we might be able to use these components to track down where Team GO Rocket is hiding. I need to continue my research. We must get to the bottom of this.

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The continued threat of Team Go Rocket was thought to be under control, but then files were found regarding possible new boss trainers in the organization.

We'll update as soon as we learn more about this item and Team Go Rocket.

Currently, Team Go Rocket Grunts can be found in black PokeStops. These Grunts use Shadow Pokémon to battle trainers, and they are very powerful. Defeating a Grunt, however, will lead to players having a chance to catch one of the Shadow Pokémon on the Grunt's team.

Here is the current list of Shadow Pokémon that can be caught:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Weedle line
  • Rattata line
  • Zubat line
  • Oddish
  • Gloom
  • Venonat line
  • Psyduck
  • Growlithe
  • Poliwag
  • Abra
  • Grimer
  • Drowzee line
  • Cubone
  • Hitmonchan
  • Scyther
  • Magmar
  • Electabuzz
  • Lapras
  • Magikarp
  • Snorlax
  • Dratini
  • Mareep
  • Houndour line
  • Larvitar
  • Mudkip
  • Marshstomp
  • Seedot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Ralts
  • Trapinch
  • Cacnea
  • Shuppet
  • Duskull
  • Turtwig

What do you think of this new item found in Pokémon Go? What do you think will happen if you use it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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