Pokemon Go Team Rocket Lineup

Update September 22nd, 2020: Grunts are back to their normal distributions after the end of the Mega Battle Event. Keep an eye out for more Jessie and James Balloons starting on September 22!
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Shiny variant can be obtained as an Invasion reward encounter
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Listed below are the current line-ups for Team GO Rocket's grunts and leaders. After defeating your opponent, you will have the opportunity to capture one of their Pokemon in its shadow form.

Totals in each column may not always match. There are a variety of reasons a researcher might have missed one Pokemon, including game crashes or not defeating their opponent.

“Do you know how hot Pokémon fire breath can get?”

Fire

7.96% IN POKESTOPS:
202/2,537

8.27% IN BALLOONS:
289/3,496

Slot #1

Growlithe

41% 202/491

Vulpix

37% 182/491

Houndour

22% 107/491

Slot #2

Ninetales

54% 268/492

Houndoom

46% 224/492

Slot #3

Houndoom

47% 229/488

Charmeleon

28% 139/488

Arcanine

25% 120/488

“This buff physique isn't just for show!”

Fighting

8.47% IN POKESTOPS:
215/2,537

7.38% IN BALLOONS:
258/3,496

Slot #1

Machop

70% 332/473

Hitmonchan

16% 77/473

Hitmonlee

14% 64/473

Slot #2

Hitmonlee

Slot #3

Machoke

“Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?”

Psychic

8.99% IN POKESTOPS:
228/2,537

6.61% IN BALLOONS:
231/3,496

Slot #1

Wobbuffet

51% 234/459

Drowzee

41% 186/459

Abra

8% 39/459

Slot #2

Drowzee

49% 225/460

Hypno

26% 118/460

Ralts

25% 117/460

Slot #3

Kadabra

42% 195/459

Hypno

30% 139/459

Kirlia

27% 125/459

“Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”

Flying

7.45% IN POKESTOPS:
189/2,537

7.67% IN BALLOONS:
268/3,496

Slot #1

Zubat

61% 278/457

Golbat

39% 179/457

Slot #2

Crobat

36% 165/454

Golbat

33% 151/454

Scyther

30% 138/454

Slot #3

Dragonite

35% 157/452

Crobat

33% 149/452

Gyarados

32% 146/452

“These waters are treacherous!”

Water

8.67% IN POKESTOPS:
220/2,537

6.72% IN BALLOONS:
235/3,496

Slot #1

Mudkip

51% 232/455

Psyduck

49% 223/455

Slot #2

Poliwhirl

51% 229/453

Golduck

49% 224/453

Slot #3

Poliwrath

54% 244/454

Politoed

46% 210/454

“Coiled and ready to strike!”

Poison

8.2% IN POKESTOPS:
208/2,537

6.89% IN BALLOONS:
241/3,496

Slot #1

Nidoran♀

51% 229/449

Nidoran♂

49% 220/449

Slot #2

Golbat

41% 183/446

Muk

30% 134/446

Grimer

29% 129/446

Slot #3

Nidorina

55% 247/447

Nidorino

45% 200/447

“Get ready to be shocked!”

Electric

7.41% IN POKESTOPS:
188/2,537

7.21% IN BALLOONS:
252/3,496

Slot #1

Magnemite

60% 266/440

Electabuzz

22% 96/440

Mareep

18% 78/440

Slot #2

Flaaffy

37% 162/438

Electabuzz

35% 155/438

Magneton

28% 121/438

Slot #3

Ampharos

53% 232/437

Electabuzz

47% 205/437

“Don't tangle with us!”

Grass

6.98% IN POKESTOPS:
177/2,537

6.98% IN BALLOONS:
244/3,496

Slot #1

Exeggcute

69% 291/421

Turtwig

31% 130/421

Slot #2

Weepinbell

50% 208/417

Gloom

27% 114/417

Ivysaur

23% 95/417

Slot #3

Shiftry

35% 146/417

Vileplume

33% 137/417

Victreebel

32% 134/417

“Ke...ke...ke...ke...ke...ke!”

Ghost

7.25% IN POKESTOPS:
184/2,537

6.72% IN BALLOONS:
235/3,496

Slot #1

Misdreavus

Slot #2

Banette

35% 148/419

Dusclops

33% 137/419

Sableye

32% 134/419

Slot #3

Banette

37% 154/415

Sableye

33% 136/415

Dusknoir

30% 125/415

“Wherever there is light, there is also shadow.”

Dark

7.02% IN POKESTOPS:
178/2,537

6.29% IN BALLOONS:
220/3,496

Slot #1

Stunky

Slot #2

Sableye

51% 204/398

Skuntank

49% 194/398

Slot #3

Skuntank

80% 315/396

Shiftry

20% 81/396

“Normal does not mean weak.”

Normal

5.01% IN POKESTOPS:
127/2,537

4.06% IN BALLOONS:
142/3,496

Slot #1

Rattata

94% 252/269

Zubat

6% 17/269

Slot #2

Raticate

72% 195/269

Porygon2

28% 74/269

Slot #3

Porygon-Z

52% 139/268

Snorlax

48% 129/268

“Let's rock and roll!”

Rock

4.18% IN POKESTOPS:
106/2,537

3% IN BALLOONS:
105/3,496

Slot #1

Omanyte

54% 113/211

Shuckle

46% 98/211

Slot #2

Pupitar

51% 107/210

Larvitar

49% 103/210

Slot #3

Pupitar

65% 138/211

Tyranitar

35% 73/211

“You'll be defeated into the ground!”

Ground

3.23% IN POKESTOPS:
82/2,537

3.18% IN BALLOONS:
111/3,496

Slot #1

Gligar

Slot #2

Vibrava

39% 74/190

Pupitar

32% 61/190

Marowak

29% 55/190

Slot #3

Gliscor

68% 130/192

Flygon

32% 62/192

“Go, my super bug Pokémon!”

Bug

3.15% IN POKESTOPS:
80/2,537

2.86% IN BALLOONS:
100/3,496

Slot #1

Shuckle

51% 91/180

Weedle

49% 89/180

Slot #2

Kakuna

37% 67/180

Scizor

32% 58/180

Venomoth

31% 55/180

Slot #3

Beedrill

35% 63/180

Scyther

34% 61/180

Scizor

31% 56/180

“Don't bother - I've already won! Get ready to be defeated! Winning is for winners!”

Typeless

2.56% IN POKESTOPS:
65/2,537

1.4% IN BALLOONS:
49/3,496

Slot #1

Snorlax

Slot #2

Poliwrath

41% 47/114

Snorlax

36% 41/114

Gardevoir

23% 26/114

Slot #3

Dragonite

36% 41/114

Snorlax

33% 38/114

Gyarados

31% 35/114

“ROAR! ...How'd that sound?”

Dragon

1.5% IN POKESTOPS:
38/2,537

0.92% IN BALLOONS:
32/3,496

Slot #1

Dratini

Slot #2

Dragonair

55% 38/69

Flygon

45% 31/69

Slot #3

Dragonite

43% 30/70

Dragonair

36% 25/70

Gyarados

21% 15/70

“You're gonna be frozen in your tracks.”

Ice

1.38% IN POKESTOPS:
35/2,537

0.89% IN BALLOONS:
31/3,496

Slot #1

Snover

Slot #2

Snover

68% 45/66

Abomasnow

32% 21/66

Slot #3

Abomasnow

57% 37/65

Lapras

43% 28/65

“These waters are treacherous!”

Magikarp

0.59% IN POKESTOPS:
15/2,537

0.6% IN BALLOONS:
21/3,496

Slot #1

Magikarp

Slot #2

Magikarp

Slot #3

Magikarp

86% 31/36

Gyarados

14% 5/36

Leader Sierra

Slot #1

Lapras

Slot #2

Sharpedo

49% 165/334

Exeggutor

46% 152/334

Lapras

5% 17/334

Slot #3

Houndoom

51% 166/327

Alakazam

32% 105/327

Shiftry

17% 56/327

Leader Arlo

Slot #1

Pineco

Slot #2

Steelix

53% 133/253

Charizard

29% 73/253

Blastoise

19% 47/253

Slot #3

Scizor

63% 155/248

Salamence

33% 82/248

Dragonite

4% 11/248

Leader Cliff

Slot #1

Grimer

Slot #2

Electivire

42% 96/230

Machamp

34% 79/230

Omastar

24% 55/230

Slot #3

Tyranitar

84% 192/228

Torterra

10% 22/228

Swampert

6% 14/228

James

12.36% IN BALLOONS:
432/3,496

Slot #1

Koffing

Slot #2

Sneasel

Slot #3

Beldum

Jessie

12.36% IN BALLOONS:
432/3,496

Slot #1

Ekans

Slot #2

Scyther

Slot #3

Bagon

Decoy Grunt

Slot #1

Bellsprout

Slot #2

Weepinbell

71% 5/7

Raticate

29% 2/7

Slot #3

Raticate

86% 6/7

Snorlax

14% 1/7

Giovanni

Slot #1

Persian

Slot #2

Dugtrio

83% 5/6

Nidoking

17% 1/6

Garchomp

17% 1/6

Slot #3

Suicune