Niantic Teasing Team Rocket’s Entrance to Pokemon GO with a Hot Air Balloon

Team Rocket’s Blasting Off Again!

After fans found evidence of “Shadow Pokemon” in Pokemon GO‘s data, some also stumbled across a reference to the nefarious and beloved Team Rocket. It looks like Niantic is now officially teasing the longtime Pokemon villain’s entry with a hot air balloon in the hardest game of all – real life.

The Team Rocket is in Dortmund ! from r/TheSilphRoad

A redditor by the handle J0hnd0euf posted a picture from the Pokemon GO Fest in Dortmund, Germany, that shows an airborne hot air balloon sporting Team Rocket’s classic logo. According to Eurogamer, fans present at the event were encouraged to get together for a photo as it passed over.

Tthe datamined information hints that Team Rocket grunts will be making their way to Pokemon GO along with the Shadow Pokemon, and players will get an achievement for taking them on (and for purifying the latter). However, there’s no official word on when the content will be making it’s way yet, so best to wait for the announcement from Niantic.

Armoured Mewtwo

In the meantime, Armored Mewtwo joined the raid fray yesterday in a promotional event for the upcoming CG remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back, and Game Freak shut down the possibility of the national dex coming to Pokemon Sword & Shield. Let us know what you think in the comments!

SOURCE: Eurogamer, Reddit