Pokemon Go: A Troubling Situation Research Guide

Pokemon Go: A Troubling Situation Research Guide

Pokemon Go: A Troubling Situation Research Guide

Team Rocket has been steadily invading Pokemon Go for the last couple of weeks, though it seems that they have officially arrived as of July 25. Professor Willow will contact you regarding some new Special Research themed around Team Rocket, research that is well worth your time to complete. To help you do so, we’ve put together a Pokemon Go A Team Rocket Research Guide. We’ll outline all of the steps you’ll need to complete, and the rewards you’ll get for completing them.

Pokemon Go: A Troubling Situation Research

There’s new Special Research to take on in Pokemon Go, and it revolves around everyone’s favorite black and red baddies. To beat Team Rocket you’ll need to complete the four steps involved in the A Troubling Situation Research. You’ll find details on each step below:

Step 1

For the first step of A Troubling Situation, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Evolve 2 Pokemon (Murkrow Encounter)
  • Power Up 5 Pokemon (Sableye Encounter)
  • Reward: 1,000 Stardust, 2,000 XP

Step 2

If you’ve made it this far in the Pokemon Go A Troubling Situation Research then it’s on to Step Two. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Catch 2 Shadow Pokemon (Koffing Encounter)
  • Defeat 3 Team Rocket Grunts (Ekans Encounter)
  • Reward: 2,000 Stardust, 2,000 XP, 5 Golden Razz Berries

Step 3

Onto Step 3 now. You’ll need to do the following to complete it and move onto the final phase:

  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokemon (3,000 Stardust)
  • Purify a Fire, Water or Grass Type Pokemon (3,000 XP)
  • Reward: 2,000 Stardust, 5 Silver Pinap Berries, 1 Rare Candy

Step 4

Now for Step 4. It’s as simple as collecting rewards for this one.

  • Claim Reward (1,000 Stardust)
  • Claim Reward (1,000 XP)
  • Claim Reward (1,000 Stardust)
  • Reward: 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM, 3 Rare Candies

A Troubling Situation Tips

In order to complete A Troubling Situation Research, you’ll need to know all about Shadow Pokemon, and where to find them. Head to our Pokemon Go Shadow Pokemon Guide for more info. Also be sure to save all of your Shadow Pokemon for Step 3 where you’ll need to Purify them.

If you're playing Pokemon GO and want some help, we've got plenty of Pokemon Go Guides. Check out that hub or head straight to our individual guide pages. You'll find tips on Pokémon GO Eevee Evolutions , Pokemon GO Trading, and Pokémon GO Ditto List - How To Catch Ditto. There's also a look at the Pokemon GO Celebi Quest Guide. and the latest info on this month's Pokemon GO Community Day. Finally, Smeargle was just added to Pokemon Go, so check out our Pokemon Go Smeargle Guide.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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