Pokémon GO – Where is Giovanni, How to Fight Giovanni in September 2021

Is your Super Rocket Radar not working?

by Kyle Hanson

The start of a new month usually means Pokémon GO players get a new chance to fight Giovanni. But September 2021 seems a little different. Actually it’s very different, and in a lot of new and interesting ways. But with so many players ready and waiting for a new Shadow Legendary to catch and no news in sight, many are wondering where is Giovanni and how to fight him in Pokémon GO for September 2021.

Where is Giovanni in Pokémon GO for September 2021

Usually all that a Pokémon GO player needs to do is equip their Super Rocket Radar, which can be gained by completing various older Special Research or a brand new Special or Timed Research released at the beginning of the month. However that won’t be happening just yet in September 2021. Instead it seems that players will need to wait for some sort of triggering event.

The only info we have as of now is this cryptic statement from Niantic: “Team GO Rocket’s Boss seems to be missing…: Where has Giovanni gone? We hope he’s not planning something in the shadows! Be sure to keep an eye out for updates throughout the season. Super Rocket Radars won’t be able to track down Giovanni during this time, so no need to keep them equipped.”

How to Fight Giovanni in September 2021

So as the above says you won’t actually be able to fight Giovanni, even if you have saved a Super Rocket Radar and have it equipped. Usually this is all you need, with Giovanni then appearing either at nearby PokéStops or in Team GO Rocket Balloons. That won’t work in September 2021 though, so instead you just have to be patient. As soon as we hear anything from Niantic about how to fight Giovanni this month we’ll update this guide, so keep an eye on it until then.

But for now that’s all we know about where is Giovanni and how to fight him in Pokémon GO for September 2021.