It was expected we will get a new Giovanni’s quest each month with different legendary to catch but something is not right in this scenario. As Gamepress states:
Players that did not obtain Articuno last month are now reporting that the Thunder Pokemon has indeed replaced Articuno as the bird of the month.
This is unexpected and if my assumptions are correct - another d**k move of Niantic. Why? Because it again promotes the “wait for something else to happen” behavior instead of focusing on finishing quests as soon as possible. Players who were too lazy to finish “Looming in the shadows” quest last month now have a chance to catch Zapdos instead of much worse Articuno, allowing them to catch two instead of one this month. This assumption is made if they are still able to participate in a new quest for this month which started today. If not - then fine but if they are then it will cause a precedence for players to be able to wait with completing quests till legendaries rotate to something they want to catch in multiplies like MewTwo.
Can anyone confirm if finishing last month quest in December still gives participation in current Go Rocket quest? And more importantly - if finishing the first Looming in the Shadows"quest enables the one from last month?