Pokemon Go April Fool’s featuring Ditto and Team Go Rocket Event

Trainers, the mysterious event called April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22 is a one-day event to celebrate April’s Fools Day, and it looks like we’re getting Ditto quests, Special Research featuring Ditto and new Ditto disguises. Also, we have some details about the upcoming Team Go Rocket event, so you can find more info below.

The April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22 Ditto event runs only for one day, which runs from April 1, 2022, at 12 AM to April 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM local time. During this period different Pokemon can be disguised as Ditto, players can complete a three-step Ditto Special Research, and catch shiny Ditto.

Ditto April Fool’s Day

  • Catch 3 of the Transform Pokémon FIeld Research tasks that rewards Ditto
  • April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22 (1/3) featuring Ditto – you can check all steps, tasks, rewards, and Pokemon encounters for the Ditto Research here
  • Ditto can now be disguised as Ekans, Gastly, Natu, Surskit, Finneon, Lillipup, Dwebble, and Swirlix

Now, as mentioned above, there is a new text in the GM file hinting at the upcoming Team Go Rocket All-Hands Rocket Retreat event. This event will run from April 3, 2022, to April 7, 2022. During this time, Team Go Rocket Leaders will be spawning more often, and we must beat the Leaders and the Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni to save the Pokemon Go world.

All-Hands Rocket Retreat Team Go Rocket event

  • Rocket Research Silent Schemes (1/6)
  • Team Go Rocket Leaders will have new Shadow Pokemon lineup

Here is the Research storyline for both Ditto and Rocket Research.

April Fools’ 2-Oh?-22 Ditto Research Quest Storyline


%PLAYERNAME%? Is it really you?

Oh, thank goodness. I’ve had the most befuddling day.

The Pokémon in the area were behaving strangely, so, as always, I turned to you to help me find out why—but to my confusion, you just stared at me blankly and bit straight into a Nanab Berry!

The next thing I knew, “you” had transformed into a Ditto! Or perhaps I have that backwards? Whatever the case, it seems that all the oddly behaving Pokémon I’ve seen today were in fact Ditto in disguise.

Hm? You noticed it too, did you?

And you saw a Ditto that had transformed to look like me? Incredible!

As you’ve experienced, Ditto have the fascinating ability to reconstitute their entire cellular structure to transform into whatever they see.

Do you… Do you think there’s a chance that other Trainers you’ve passed on the street were actually Ditto? I suppose there’s no way to know for sure…

What a confusing but educational day this has been, %PLAYERNAME%. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Transform Pokémon’s shenanigans! Now, until next time, … … …!

Team Go Rocket Silent Schemes Research Quest Storyline

%PLAYERNAME%! How have you been? Finding time to relax, I hope? Perhaps with your Pokémon?

I’m enjoying a bit of a productivity boom, myself, but it’s made me realize that my research has gone uninterrupted for quite some time.

I fear there may be trouble brewing—specifically from Team GO Rocket. They’ve been too quiet for too long, don’t you think?

Would you mind patrolling the area to see if anything’s amiss?

Well done, %PLAYERNAME%. As much as I wish they’d give us a break, I know Team GO Rocket never rests—so neither can we!

I’m relieved to see you’ve rescued a couple of Shadow Pokémon from them already.

As both a professor and as someone who loves Pokémon, I can’t stand idly by as Team GO Rocket mistreats so many innocent Pokémon.

Let’s get back out there and rescue some more Pokémon from them!

Welcome back, %PLAYERNAME%! Thanks for handling those Team GO Rocket Grunts. You and your Pokémon have done a great job of scaring them off, as usual!

They’ll think twice before showing up around here again, I suspect.

But those Shadow Pokémon they’ve left behind… Well, at least they’re safe with us now.

%PLAYERNAME%, let’s purify them so they can put their terrible time with Team GO Rocket in the past. I know they’ll be grateful for your help!

Those Pokémon are looking much better now, %PLAYERNAME%. I’m sure they’re relieved to be with a Trainer like you and away from Team GO Rocket.

Now that we’ve cleared out some of their underlings, I think we’d better track down the Team GO Rocket Leaders.

Based on how you handled those Grunts, I’m sure the Leaders won’t stand a chance!

You’ve done it, %PLAYERNAME%! Once again, you’ve been instrumental in stopping Team GO Rocket from getting their way.

It’s a privilege to watch you and your partners grow together and use your strength to help Pokémon everywhere.

Now. We’ve neutralized the Team GO Rocket Leaders, so it’s time to let Giovanni know that we’re not going to let him carry out his plan unchallenged.

I know he’s tough—but you’re tougher. I have the utmost confidence in you, %PLAYERNAME%!

Incredible work, %PLAYERNAME%! You and your Pokémon have an impressive bond—one that Team GO Rocket will never be able match.

Pokémon everywhere are fortunate to have you on their side!

I know it won’t be long before Team GO Rocket appears with another scheme, but I can rest a bit easier knowing that you’re here to stop them right in their tracks.

For now, though, get some rest. You’ve more than earned it!

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