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Pokémon GO: How to catch Shadow Pokémon and purify it

Shadow Pokémon is a big new addition to Pokémon GO, the popular augmented reality game from Niantic. Here is how to catch them and purify them.

  • Published: July 23, 2019 1:41 PM IST
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Pok mon GO remains the most popular augmented reality game till now. The app designed by Niantic, not only proved the promise of augmented reality, but forced companies to build platforms around it. While Niantic has launched Harry Potter: Wizards Unite as a follow up to its AR gaming, Pok mon GO still shines bright. In order to keep it interesting, Niantic had added new features as part of update. The latest update to Pok mon GO adds Shadow Pok mon to the game. Also Read - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite by Niantic Labs now available on Google Play Store for pre-registration

Also Read - Pokémon GO developer Niantic now worth $4 billion

The Shadow Pok mon are not different from their regular counterparts. But they try to be stronger for their trainers. These Pok mons know frustration, which could be damaging if a Pok mon dislikes you but there is a solution. The solution is to purify these Pok mons from their shadows and it will turn into Return. Here, the Pok mon does more damage if it loves you more. If you are fascinated by the idea of these new Pok mons, here is how to get them and then purify them. Also Read - Pokemon Go: Niantic Labs may announce the second wave of generation 4 pokemon, Halloween 2018 event and community day event

How to get a Shadow Pok mon?

While the idea of Pok mon GO is all about catching Pok mons, finding a Shadow Pok mon is not that easy. In order to catch one, you will need to go to a Pokestop that has been taken over by Team Rocket. Once there, you will have to battle the grunt and if you win, you stand a chance to catch the ones being used by them.

How to purify the Shadow Pok mon?

If you have successfully caught the Shadow Pok mon, then your immediate step would be to purify it. This requires you to simply hit the button on the information screen of the Pok mon. The process of purifying the Pok mon is simple, but it costs dust and candy. Niantic has an active list that shows which Pok mon can be caught as Shadow Pok mon as of July 22, 2019. The difference between a purified one, and Pokemon caught by you lies in their evolution.

The purified Pok mon costs less candy to evolve and also takes less dust to power up. They also understand Return, which is a normal type attack. They also get IV boost when powered up and Polygon notes that each stat goes up by two when purified.

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  • Published Date: July 23, 2019 1:41 PM IST



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