When Team Rocket invaded Pokémon GO, we stopped their plans solid with tremendous success. Or so we thought, the major crime syndication has returned with new advancements to Shadow Pokémon. Now they’re even stronger than before.
In a new update, Pokémon GO is changing some stats regarding Shadow Pokémon. Here are the changes:
- Shadow Pokémon now deal more damage with their Fast and Charged Attacks, but they also take more damage when attacked.
- Powering up a Shadow Pokémon and teaching a Shadow Pokémon an additional Charged Attack now cost less Stardust and Candy.
- Legendary Shadow Pokémon that you save from Giovanni are now more powerful.
Niantic also explains that Shadow Pokémon might be able to learn different Charged Attacks with a Charged TM, but they “haven’t figured out when that’ll be possible.”
Team Rocket remains at large. If you want to help fight back, while also getting some of your own Shadow Pokémon, find invaded gyms near you.