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Rocket Straight to Victory quest steps: How to get Victini and Shadow Mewtwo in Pokémon Go

How to catch Victini during Go Fest 2020 Day 2.

Rocket Straight to Victory is the Special Research questline released on Day Two, Sunday 26th July, of Go Fest 2020 for Pokémon Go, which, if completed, grants you the chance to catch the mythical Victini.

While the initial release of Victini is part of the Go Fest 2020 celebrations, which means that you must purchase a Go Fest 2020 ticket to unlock this Special Research, it will eventually be made available to every Pokémon Go trainer via a new Special Research quest.

This previously occurred with both Celebi and Jirachi, which debuted at the 2018 and 2019 Go Fests retrospectively before they were later released to the main Pokémon Go audience.

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How Rocket Straight to Victory works during Day 2 of Pokémon Go Fest

Rocket Straight to Victory is the Special Research questline released on Day 2, Sunday 26th July, of Go Fest 2020. Completing this story will allow you to catch the mythical Pokémon Victini.

If you want to complete this Special Research, however, you must first purchase a ticket for Go Fest 2020.


Once you've bought your ticket, you must ensure that you play Pokémon on Sunday, 26th July from between 10am to 8pm (local time). Doing so will automatically unlock Rocket Straight to Victory allowing you to begin tackling the challenges.

If you don't purchase a Go Fest 2020 ticket or, if you already have one, don't play Pokémon Go on Sunday, 26th July, then you won't be able to unlock Rocket Straight to Victory.

There is no time limit for completing Rocket Straight to Victory once you've unlocked it, so feel free to take your time completing the Special Research questline if you so wish.

Aside from this Rocket Straight to Victory works like the other Special Research quest lines that allow you to unlock mythical Pokémon, such as Mew, Celebi and Jirachi.

The questline is broken down into several steps, with each one containing three individual challenges for you to complete. Every time you complete a challenge or a step in the quest, you'll find yourself being rewarded.

Rocket Straight to Victory quest steps in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find the six quest steps for Rocket Straight to Victory, along with all the rewards you receive for completing each and every task.

This section does, however, contain spoilers for both the challenges and the rewards, so go forward at your own caution.

Thank you to SilphScience from reddit for the help with this information.

Rocket Straight to Victory Step 1 of 6

  • Take a Snapshot - x2 Incense
  • Power Up a Pokémon 3 times - x100 PokéBalls
  • Send 3 Gifts to Friends - 2020 Stardust

Rewards: x20 Max Revives, 2020 XP and a Machamp encounter

Rocket Straight to Victory Step 2 of 6

Rewards: 2020 Stardust, x20 Rare Candy and a Golem encounter

Rocket Straight to Victory Step 3 of 6

Rewards: x20 Revive, x1 Super Rocket Radar and 5000 Stardust

Rocket Straight to Victory Step 4 of 6

  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni - Shadow Mewtwo

Rewards: x20 Ultra Balls, x2 Incense and a Victini encounter

Rocket Straight to Victory Step 5 of 6

  • Claim reward - 2020 Stardust
  • Claim reward - 2020 XP
  • Claim reward - 2020 Stardust

Rewards: x20 Ultra Balls, x20 Victini Candy and x2 Incense

Rocket Straight to Victory Step 6 of 6

  • Take a Snapshot of Victini - x20 Victini Candy
  • Catch 20 different Pokémon - x10 Rare Candy
  • Send 3 Gifts to Friends - x1 Super Incubator

Rewards: Victini Shirt, x2 Premium Battles Passes and x2 Star Pieces

New to the game is a long overdue Mega Evolution update, which has arrived alongside the A Mega Moment research. May 2022 in Pokémon Go includes the Water Festival, which celebrates the release of Dewpider and Araquanid. Tapu Fini has also been released alongside A Poni Adventure - the last Alola region-themed special research quest. Currently both the Ultra League and Element Cup are running in the Go Battle League. Elsewhere, we've recently seen the release of more Gen 7 Pokémon as part of the Season of Alola. The first details surrounding Go Fest 2022 have also been announced, including the event date.

Everything you need to know about Victini


Victini is a fire and psychic-type Pokémon, which made its first appearance in Pokémon Black and White. Like most mythical Pokémon, this appearance was done via a limited-time event, which, in Victini's case, required the player to own the Liberty Pass to unlock.

Victini is the Victory Pokémon and it's believed, according to its Pokédex entry from Pokémon Black, that 'Trainers with Victini always win, regardless of the type of encounter.'

This connection between Victini and the concept of victory is furthered when you notice not only how similar the two words are, but how Victini is similar to the name Victoria, which was the name given to the Roman goddess of victory.

Aside from its name Victini's design also has Roman connotations, as it's ears are shaped like a V, which, along with being the first letter in victory, is the Roman numeral for five. Since Vicitini is part of Gen 5, it's highly likely that this design decision was made to reflect that fact.

Victini also occupies a unique position in both the Unova and National Pokédex.

In the Unova Pokédex Victini is listed as 000; not only does this make Victini the only Pokémon ever listed above the starter Pokémon in a regional Pokédex, but it makes it the only Pokémon to hold this number in any Pokédex. Due to this positioning, it means that Victini is the mythical Pokémon to appear next to another mythical Pokémon from a past generation in the National Pokédex.

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