Pokemon Go Team Rocket Lineup

Update August 11th, 2022: New line-ups have been confirmed. Data is from 2022-09-07 onwards (start of the Anniversary Battle Weekend). Giovanni's current reward encounter is Latios.
Potential Encounter Reward
Shiny variant can be obtained as an Invasion reward encounter
? Confirmation pending. We've not yet confirmed this encounter in our controlled study, but believe it is appearing! Typically clarified within a few hours.

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.

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

Fighting

10.07% IN POKESTOPS:
56/556

8.73% IN BALLOONS:
66/756

Slot #1

Machop

51% 62/122

Makuhita

49% 60/122

Slot #2

Hitmonlee

52% 61/117

Hitmonchan

48% 56/117

Slot #3

Machoke

38% 45/117

Hitmonchan

31% 36/117

Hitmonlee

31% 36/117

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

Dark

8.99% IN POKESTOPS:
50/556

7.67% IN BALLOONS:
58/756

Slot #1

Purrloin

55% 59/108

Alolan Rattata

45% 49/108

Slot #2

Alolan Raticate

56% 59/106

Stunky

44% 47/106

Slot #3

Cacturne

38% 40/106

Alolan Raticate

33% 35/106

Honchkrow

29% 31/106

“Don't tangle with us!”

Grass

7.19% IN POKESTOPS:
40/556

9.13% IN BALLOONS:
69/756

Slot #1

Cacnea

66% 72/109

Chikorita

34% 37/109

Slot #2

Cacturne

Slot #3

Cacturne

38% 39/103

Amoonguss

32% 33/103

Meganium

30% 31/103

“These waters are treacherous!”

Water

7.37% IN POKESTOPS:
41/556

8.47% IN BALLOONS:
64/756

Slot #1

Totodile

67% 70/105

Mudkip

33% 35/105

Slot #2

Marshtomp

82% 84/103

Croconaw

18% 19/103

Slot #3

Swampert

53% 55/103

Feraligatr

47% 48/103

“Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”

Flying

8.45% IN POKESTOPS:
47/556

7.28% IN BALLOONS:
55/756

Slot #1

Murkrow

36% 37/102

Starly

33% 34/102

Ducklett

30% 31/102

Slot #2

Staravia

51% 47/93

Golbat

49% 46/93

Slot #3

Dragonite

46% 43/93

Crobat

32% 30/93

Gyarados

22% 20/93

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

Fire

5.4% IN POKESTOPS:
30/556

7.67% IN BALLOONS:
58/756

Slot #1

Numel

57% 50/88

Cyndaquil

43% 38/88

Slot #2

Magmar

67% 58/87

Quilava

33% 29/87

Slot #3

Typhlosion

41% 36/87

Ninetales

34% 30/87

Camerupt

24% 21/87

“Check out my cute Pokémon!”

Fairy

5.4% IN POKESTOPS:
30/556

6.48% IN BALLOONS:
49/756

Slot #1

Snubbull

56% 44/79

Ralts

44% 35/79

Slot #2

Snubbull

51% 39/76

Granbull

29% 22/76

Kirlia

20% 15/76

Slot #3

Granbull

55% 42/77

Kirlia

45% 35/77

“Go, my super bug Pokémon!”

Bug

5.22% IN POKESTOPS:
29/556

5.82% IN BALLOONS:
44/756

Slot #1

Weedle

68% 50/73

Shuckle

32% 23/73

Slot #2

Skorupi

83% 57/69

Beedrill

17% 12/69

Slot #3

Pinsir

36% 25/69

Scizor

33% 23/69

Forretress

30% 21/69

“Ke...ke...ke...ke...ke...ke!”

Ghost

5.4% IN POKESTOPS:
30/556

4.89% IN BALLOONS:
37/756

Slot #1

Sableye

42% 28/67

Duskull

31% 21/67

Misdreavus

27% 18/67

Slot #2

Dusclops

60% 38/63

Banette

40% 25/63

Slot #3

Sableye

40% 25/62

Dusknoir

32% 20/62

Banette

27% 17/62

“Get ready to be shocked!”

Electric

4.32% IN POKESTOPS:
24/556

5.29% IN BALLOONS:
40/756

Slot #1

Mareep

56% 36/64

Shinx

44% 28/64

Slot #2

Electabuzz

61% 37/61

Voltorb

39% 24/61

Slot #3

Electabuzz

41% 25/61

Ampharos

31% 19/61

Luxray

28% 17/61

“You'll be defeated into the ground!”

Ground

5.4% IN POKESTOPS:
30/556

4.23% IN BALLOONS:
32/756

Slot #1

Geodude

52% 32/62

Hippopotas

48% 30/62

Slot #2

Hippopotas

60% 36/60

Graveler

40% 24/60

Slot #3

Camerupt

37% 22/60

Golem

33% 20/60

Hippowdon

30% 18/60

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

Ice

5.22% IN POKESTOPS:
29/556

4.5% IN BALLOONS:
34/756

Slot #1

Alolan Sandshrew

67% 42/63

Swinub

33% 21/63

Slot #2

Alolan Sandslash

69% 41/59

Snover

31% 18/59

Slot #3

Abomasnow

39% 23/59

Lapras

34% 20/59

Cloyster

27% 16/59

“Coiled and ready to strike!”

Poison

4.86% IN POKESTOPS:
27/556

4.5% IN BALLOONS:
34/756

Slot #1

Nidoran♂

54% 33/61

Zubat

26% 16/61

Foongus

20% 12/61

Slot #2

Nidorino

51% 30/59

Nidorina

49% 29/59

Slot #3

Muk

54% 32/59

Weezing

46% 27/59

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

Psychic

3.78% IN POKESTOPS:
21/556

4.23% IN BALLOONS:
32/756

Slot #1

Abra

51% 27/53

Girafarig

49% 26/53

Slot #2

Girafarig

57% 30/53

Ralts

43% 23/53

Slot #3

Alakazam

51% 27/53

Metang

30% 16/53

Hypno

19% 10/53

“Let's rock and roll!”

Rock

5.04% IN POKESTOPS:
28/556

3.44% IN BALLOONS:
26/756

Slot #1

Sudowoodo

67% 36/54

Larvitar

33% 18/54

Slot #2

Lileep

47% 25/53

Anorith

26% 14/53

Graveler

26% 14/53

Slot #3

Tyranitar

56% 29/52

Golem

35% 18/52

Pupitar

10% 5/52

“Normal does not mean weak.”

Normal

3.42% IN POKESTOPS:
19/556

3.57% IN BALLOONS:
27/756

Slot #1

Patrat

50% 23/46

Whismur

35% 16/46

Rattata

15% 7/46

Slot #2

Loudred

36% 16/44

Raticate

34% 15/44

Bidoof

30% 13/44

Slot #3

Raticate

44% 19/43

Ursaring

35% 15/43

Bibarel

21% 9/43

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

Typeless

1.8% IN POKESTOPS:
10/556

1.85% IN BALLOONS:
14/756

Slot #1

Snorlax

Slot #2

Poliwrath

73% 16/22

Snorlax

14% 3/22

Gardevoir

14% 3/22

Slot #3

Gyarados

45% 10/22

Snorlax

32% 7/22

Dragonite

23% 5/22

“ROAR! ...How'd that sound?”

Dragon

1.8% IN POKESTOPS:
10/556

1.59% IN BALLOONS:
12/756

Slot #1

Dratini

91% 20/22

Alolan Exeggutor

9% 2/22

Slot #2

Flygon

62% 13/21

Alolan Exeggutor

38% 8/21

Slot #3

Dragonite

57% 12/21

Dragonair

29% 6/21

Flygon

14% 3/21

“These waters are treacherous!”

Magikarp

0.9% IN POKESTOPS:
5/556

0.66% IN BALLOONS:
5/756

Slot #1

Magikarp

Slot #2

Magikarp

Slot #3

Magikarp

100% 10/10

Gyarados

0% 0/10

Leader Sierra

Slot #1

Squirtle

Slot #2

Blaziken

39% 20/51

Lapras

35% 18/51

Blastoise

25% 13/51

Slot #3

Houndoom

63% 32/51

Drapion

31% 16/51

Nidoqueen

6% 3/51

Leader Arlo

Slot #1

Charmander

Slot #2

Salamence

39% 26/67

Mawile

34% 23/67

Charizard

27% 18/67

Slot #3

Scizor

70% 47/67

Gardevoir

22% 15/67

Steelix

7% 5/67

Leader Cliff

Slot #1

Bulbasaur

Slot #2

Venusaur

45% 25/55

Crobat

33% 18/55

Omastar

22% 12/55

Slot #3

Tyranitar

70% 38/54

Torterra

26% 14/54

Swampert

4% 2/54

Decoy Grunt

Slot #1

Bellsprout

Slot #2

Weepinbell

51% 18/35

Raticate

49% 17/35

Slot #3

Raticate

80% 28/35

Snorlax

20% 7/35

Giovanni

Slot #1

Persian

Slot #2

Nidoking

43% 3/7

Machamp

43% 3/7

Rhyperior

14% 1/7

Slot #3

Latios