Read this Pokemon GO guide on the Team GO Rocket Radar. Including info on how to use, where to get, if it is in shop, if it is working, one time use and more!
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What Is Rocket Radar?
Used To Find Team GO Rocket Leaders
You can use the Rocket Radar to find the three leaders of Team GO Rocket. If you find them, you can battle them!
Finding Leaders Is Random
You won't be able to choose the Team GO Rocket leader you'll encounter. They are randomly found when you use your Rocket Radar.
One Time Use Only
The Rocket Radar has a one time use and you cannot have more than one at a time. You'll need to collect Mysterious Components again for you to have a fully built Rocket Radar in your item bag.
Can Have Multiple If Purchased In Shop
You can have multiple Rocket Radars if you purchase another one from the shop.
Can Only Be Used By Level 8 Trainers
Only Trainers who are Level 8 and above are able to make use of the Rocket Radar feature. Make sure to be at this level before trying to gather Mysterious Components & making a Rocket Radar.
Source: Official Pokemon GO Site
Where To Get Rocket Radar
Collect 6 Mysterious Components From Grunts
Battling with Team GO Rocket grunts and defeating them will randomly make them drop Mysterious Components. Keep battling the grunts to collect all 6 that you need!Check Out Go Rocket Grunt Counters!
Random Drop In Battle
Though it seems that you'll always get a Mysterious Component when you battle grunts, the drop rate is yet to be confirmed in the game.
Stops Dropping When You Have Rocket Radar
If you already have a Rocket Radar in your inventory, you won't be able to get any more Mysterious Components from battling Team GO Rocket grunts. Use your Rocket Radar up first before trying to get more Mysterious Components.
Purchase From In-Game Shop
|Rocket Radar||200 PokeCoins|
The Rocket Radar can be purchased from the in-game shop for 200 PokeCoins. If you want to keep challenging Giovanni, make sure to purchase the Rocket Radar from the shop.Check Out All Shop Item List!
Create Once To Spawn In Shop
You'll need to collect Mysterious Components and complete a Rocket Radar for it to spawn in the shop.
Sales Suspended In Some Accounts
It's possible that the Rocket Radar has been pulled out from the in-game shop. Though it may appear in some players' shops, the reselling of the item has not been announced by Niantic.
Trainers, we have temporarily removed the Rocket Radar from the Shop. We will share an update when it returns. Thank you for your patience.— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) November 7, 2019
How To Use Rocket Radar
Open Items & Select Rocket Radar
To use the Rocket Radar, you need to go into your Items and select it from your list. This is how you activate the Rocket Radar to find Team GO Rocket leaders.
Open Search Screen On Top-Right Of Map
Once the Rocket Radar is active, go back to your map and open the search screen. Tap the radar icon to search if there are any leaders nearby.
Leaders Can't Be Found At Night
Make sure to search for leaders only during the daytime as they don't appear during nighttime.
Leaders Appear Immediately After Activating
Team GO Rocket leaders will only appear once you've activated your Rocket Radar. Even if it is in your bag, you won't find the leaders until you've turn on and used the Rocket Radar.
What Is Super Rocket Radar?
Used To Find Giovanni
The Super Rocket Radar is the item used to find and confront Giovanni, the leader of Team GO Rocket. To get the Super Rocket Radar, you need to complete the Special Research "Looming in the Shadows".
Reveals Giovanni & Decoy Hideouts
When you use the Super Rocket Radar, it'll reveal the location of Giovanni and his decoys. You may need to visit all hideouts to actually find the real Giovanni.
Battle With Giovanni
When you find the real Giovanni, you'll be able to battle him the same way you battle other Trainers or your Team Leaders. Defeating him may let you rescue Legendary Shadow Pokemon!