New "Event" Involving Team Rocket
At Midnight Eastern Standard Time on July 28, 2019, Team GO Rocket took over the official Pokemon GO Twitter account and posted several interesting tweets regarding the Team GO Rocket event that has taken over the game.
To go along with the Team GO Rocket takeover, advertisements all over New York City were "vandalized" by Team GO Rocket members. Players also got to see every PokeStop in their local timezone change to a Team Rocket PokeStop between 4 and 5 pm on Sunday, June 28th.
Team GO Rocket has vandalized the Ads at Herald Square.— Leek Duck (NYC) (@LeekDuck) July 26, 2019
Credit: /u/ntnl pic.twitter.com/729LeIeq8M
SUP, TWERPS! 👋 While all of you were distracted with the little stunt that we pulled in New York, we mobilized our forces for a GLOBAL TEAM GO ROCKET INVASION! From 4 to 5 p.m. in your local time, we’ll be taking over ALL the PokéStops in your area. Teehee. 🙃 #TeamGORocket pic.twitter.com/7KZ6HFS3jD— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 28, 2019
The Team GO Rocket hot air balloon also made a few "appearances" all over the world via their Twitter feed.
At the end of the takeover, an ominous tweet was sent out by "G", with a silhouette of what appears to be Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket in the main series games.
Even today, on July 29, 2019, a new tweet was sent that just said "soon". The emoji choice surrounding the letters may allude to the Supermoon event taking place on July 31st, the same day that Armored Mewtwo leaves raids.
Stay tuned for more details.
⚫✨⚫✨⚫ soon ⚫✨⚫✨⚫— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 29, 2019