In Pokemon Go Team Rocket might be in the next update, along with Shadow and Purified Pokemon...uh oh

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If you thought you had your hands full battling it out between Instinct, Valor, and Mystic, according to this leak from Reddit you're about to find yourself unexpectedly in a whole other world of hurt: in Pokemon Go Team Rocket are going to be appearing throughout its world. Uh oh. The evil corporation might be fronted by the notorious Jesse, James, and Meowth, so prepare for trouble and make it double. Or triple, including Meowth… 

Team Rocket in Pokemon Let's Go

Team Rocket in Pokemon Let's Go

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This isn't the first time that in Pokemon Go Team Rocket have made an appearance, as you can already buy their clothes in the in-app store if you want to look extra mean... or simply appreciate some form-fitting gloves. There's no extra information about how Team Rocket will behave once they appear in Pokemon Go, but Reddit user ZoomBoingDing theorised that the addition of Pokemon Go Team Rocket means that the game is "getting a little bit of Ingress flavor. Instead of the opposing Ingress team claiming territory you have to fight back, it's Team Rocket. They could have a seed Pokestop that eventually spreads to more. Or it could just be random stops that change every day, like research. The new visuals for sponsored Pokestops could be a way they're visible right from the map."

There's no telling when the corporation will be added to the game, but if this leak is true Team Rocket aren't going to be the only new thing appearing in the game. The leak also mentions Shadow and Purified Pokemon, although considering their aptitude for dastardly deeds I bet they're linked to Team Rocket somehow. Shadow Pokemon are creatures who have had their compassion drained from them, making them "soulless fighting machines" according to the Pokemon Wiki. Dealing more damage in battle, Shadow Pokemon attacks aren't to be taken lightly, although you can purify them to get them back to normal. Basically Pokemon Go is due to get a lot darker if this leak is true, so cuddle your favourite pokemon close and get ready to kick Team Rocket to the curb. 

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