Russ Frushtick/Polygon: Purify Shadow Pokémon to get some rewards Some new types of Pokémon have been added to Pokémon Go , with new Special Research accompanying them. Shadow Pokémon are just like your regular ‘mons, but they have a spooky dark aura around them and they seem to be in pain.
Shadow Pokemon were a concept that originated on the Gamecube in Pokemon Colosseum, a game where the main protagonist is tasked with toppling the evil organization cipher . These villains treat Pokemon badly, turning them into Shadow Pokemon, which you steal from them and purify. It’s really interesting to see this concept brought into Pokemon GO, as previously it was an exclusively spin-off mechanic. Follow this guide and reap the rewards of the new update!