developer Niantic has plagued that Team Rocket may soon appear in the mobile monster catching game via a hot air balloon. Pokemon Go Fest is underway in Dortmund, Germany and Eurogamer reports that a black hot air balloon ̵
Team Rocket has long been associated with hot air balloons, especially in Pokemon anime, where they often fly around in a Meowth-shaped balloon.
In addition to the balloon observations, images taken at the Dortmund event with Pokemon Go's AR mode show members of Team Rocket leaning in the picture. The same effect happened in last month's Pokemon Go Party event in Chicago.
In addition, the official artwork for Pokemon Goo's third anniversary has two Team Rocket members hiding in the shade of a tree on the right side of the picture. It looks like Niantic is gearing up to launch Team Rocket in the collection game.
Moves further down the rabbit (Scorbunny?) Cave, Twitter user Chrales recently discovered Team Rocket fighting in the update version data 0.147.1. It seems official that Team Rocket will be added to Pokemon Go soon.
If you haven't played Pokemon Go for the first three years, but want to get involved in beating Team Rocket, be sure to check out our Pokemon Go guide. You can also check our list of all you have missed if you have not played the Pokemon Go since its launch. And if magic is more your stuff than monsters, see what Harry Potter: Wizards Unite could learn from Pokemon Go.
Matt Purslow is the IGN UK news and entertainment writer. You can follow him on Twitter .