The Pokemon Go Mysterious Components were added to the game late last year, shortly after Pokemon Go Team Rocket made an appearance. You can obtain them by defeating Rocket Grunts in Pokemon Go, but their purpose isn’t explained right away, you’re just told you need to get six of them. This is to make a Rocket Radar, which you can then use to track down the Team Go Rocket bosses; Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo. They will eventually lead you to the Team Rocket leader…here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Mysterious Components and the Rocket Radar.
How to find Mysterious Components
Finding Mysterious Components in Pokemon Go is fairly simple – they’re a reward for defeating the Team Go Rocket grunts that have been messing up PokeStops for a while now. Taking down a Team Go Rocket grunt has a chance of dropping a Mysterious Component which you can collect, until you have six. Then it’s time for stage two…
Building a Rocket Radar
When you collect your sixth Mysterious Component you’ll be given the option to combine them all to create a Rocket Radar. This will intercept transmissions and enable you to track down the three Team Go Rocket Leaders.
Battling the Pokemon Go Team Go Rocket leaders
The Pokemon Go Team Go Rocket leaders are Cliff, Sierra and Arlo. Fighting them plays out in a similar way to the Trainer and Grunt battles. Defeating them will earn you 1000 Stardust and two things from the rewards list:
- Max Revive
- Max Potion
- UnOvA sToNe
- Sinnoh Stone
So far it looks like a Rocket leader will always use a shield on your first charges attack and seems to be using Shadow Pokemon from this list:
|Cliff||Meowth||Sandslash, Snorlax, Flygon||Tyranitar, Torterra, Infernape|
|Sierra||Sneasel||Hypno, Lapras, Sableye||Alakazam, Houndoom, Gardevoir|
|Arlo||Scyther||Gyarados, Magnezone, Crobat||Charizard, Dragonite, Scizor|
So far it looks like the first Pokemon will be dropped when you defeat them and has a chance of being a Shiny.
The Team GO Rocket invasion introduced NPC battles, but it looks like Pokemon Go is adding ranked Battle League PvP in early 2020.