"Pokemon Go" has managed to stay afloat and increased spawns due to special events hardly comes as a surprise. And as augmented reality players eagerly await what lies ahead towards the second half of 2019, it looks like something special is set for pocket monster hunters this August.

According to Pokemon Go Live, the sudden increase in spawns is mainly tied up to the Team Rocket invasion which started last July 25 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The more than usual spawns are expected to last until August 1, 4:00 p.m. E.T.  with the likes of Rattata, Zubat, Magnemite, and Meowth appearing more frequently. If a "Pokemon Go" player is lucky, there is also a good chance he could snag some shiny variants of Ekans or Koffing during that period.

And similar to most "Pokemon Go" events, the bonuses are not limited to the spawns that they can catch. There are likely higher chances when it comes egg hatching during this period, not to mention checking out raids which may feature monsters significant to the franchise's baddies, Engadget reported.

And for those open to a challenge, checking out the dark-colored PokeStops could be something worthwhile. There are the expected challenges once tapped, giving "Pokemon Go" players a mission to try and restore the stop to its original state. Aside from that, there is, of course, a Pokemon to add to one's PokeDex, the Shadow Pokemon.

Before getting all excited, it should be noted that these invaded PokeStops will be pretty tough to find.  Hence, players who are determined to track down Team Rocket may be kept busy for at least the following week. Once a gym has been restored, it will be a cat-and-mouse game since they will just move to another gym and invade it. The only problem there is that one will have to get a move on to find the next stop.

Aside from the Team Rocket invasion, "Pokemon Go" players can also check out the One Piece collaboration event. According to Gamespot.com, one can get a Pikachu wearing Luffy's iconic straw hat - yet another special critter to add to one's PokeDex. This event will run until July 29, 4:00 p.m. E.T.

Finally, there is also the Armored MewTwo to consider. The Legendary Psychic Pokemon will appear as a boss in five-star Raids until July 31. It comes with different stats and capable of learning different attacks than the regular Mewtwo.

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