Team Rocket’s iconic Meowth balloon seems to be a lot rarer, if it even shows up at all, in Pokémon Go’s new Secrets of the Jungle event.
During the current Pokémon GO event, Secrets of the Jungle, many players have not been seeing the expected amount of Meowth balloons. The Secrets of the Jungle Pokémon GO event is happening from now until October 10th in the mobile game. The event ties into the upcoming movie, Pokémon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, and brings the mythical Pokémon, Zarude, to the mobile game. The movie, also starring the mythical Pokémon, is set to premiere on Netflix sometime later this year.
Occasionally, in Pokémon GO, players will encounter Team Go Rocket. This usually happens as they float overhead in a hot air balloon. Last summer, there was also a special event that featured two of the most popular Team Rocket members, Jessie and James, in the mobile game, flying their iconic Meowth hot air balloon. Even during the original event, this encounter was on the rare side, so many fans were excited for the duo to return. While not particularly challenging opponents to face, Jessie and James were made extremely popular by the Pokémon anime series, making the ability to interact with them quite the novelty.