Pokemon Go Team Rocket Lineup

Update January 28th, 2023: The new line-ups have been confirmed. Data is from the beginning of the Rocket Takeover on the 14th Nov onwards. If an invasion type is able to reward you from the second slot, you have a 15% of encountering that species after defeating the grunt. Giovanni's current reward encounter is Mewtwo.
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.

“Let's rock and roll!”

Rock

9.55% IN POKESTOPS:
110/1,152

8.72% IN BALLOONS:
103/1,181

Slot #1

Onix

69% 147/213

Sudowoodo

31% 66/213

Slot #2

Lileep

53% 112/213

Anorith

47% 101/213

Slot #3

Onix

82% 174/213

Golem

18% 39/213

“These waters are treacherous!”

Water

8.68% IN POKESTOPS:
100/1,152

8.47% IN BALLOONS:
100/1,181

Slot #1

Wailmer

59% 118/200

Totodile

41% 82/200

Slot #2

Croconaw

Slot #3

Feraligatr

87% 174/199

Wailord

13% 25/199

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

Fighting

7.99% IN POKESTOPS:
92/1,152

8.38% IN BALLOONS:
99/1,181

Slot #1

Makuhita

64% 122/191

Hitmonchan

18% 35/191

Hitmonlee

18% 34/191

Slot #2

Hitmonlee

52% 100/191

Hitmonchan

48% 91/191

Slot #3

Machamp

66% 126/191

Hitmonchan

18% 34/191

Hitmonlee

16% 31/191

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

Dark

7.73% IN POKESTOPS:
89/1,152

7.37% IN BALLOONS:
87/1,181

Slot #1

Purrloin

51% 89/176

Alolan Rattata

49% 87/176

Slot #2

Stunky

60% 106/176

Alolan Raticate

40% 70/176

Slot #3

Cacturne

42% 74/176

Honchkrow

34% 60/176

Alolan Raticate

24% 42/176

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

Psychic

7.55% IN POKESTOPS:
87/1,152

6.69% IN BALLOONS:
79/1,181

Slot #1

Natu

Slot #2

Girafarig

58% 95/165

Ralts

42% 70/165

Slot #3

Alakazam

52% 86/166

Metang

28% 46/166

Hypno

20% 34/166

“You'll be defeated into the ground!”

Ground

5.82% IN POKESTOPS:
67/1,152

7.45% IN BALLOONS:
88/1,181

Slot #1

Alolan Diglett

72% 111/155

Hippopotas

28% 44/155

Slot #2

Hippopotas

53% 82/154

Alolan Diglett

47% 72/154

Slot #3

Hippowdon

“Don't tangle with us!”

Grass

5.82% IN POKESTOPS:
67/1,152

6.52% IN BALLOONS:
77/1,181

Slot #1

Cacnea

58% 84/144

Chikorita

42% 60/144

Slot #2

Bayleef

Slot #3

Meganium

38% 54/144

Cacturne

31% 45/144

Amoonguss

31% 45/144

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

Fire

5.38% IN POKESTOPS:
62/1,152

6.86% IN BALLOONS:
81/1,181

Slot #1

Numel

55% 78/143

Cyndaquil

45% 65/143

Slot #2

Quilava

Slot #3

Ninetales

35% 50/143

Camerupt

33% 47/143

Typhlosion

32% 46/143

“Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”

Flying

5.99% IN POKESTOPS:
69/1,152

5.67% IN BALLOONS:
67/1,181

Slot #1

Starly

41% 56/136

Ducklett

31% 42/136

Natu

28% 38/136

Slot #2

Golbat

51% 70/136

Staravia

49% 66/136

Slot #3

Dragonite

56% 76/136

Crobat

24% 32/136

Gyarados

21% 28/136

“Check out my cute Pokémon!”

Fairy

4.43% IN POKESTOPS:
51/1,152

5.93% IN BALLOONS:
70/1,181

Slot #1

Snubbull

57% 69/121

Ralts

43% 52/121

Slot #2

Snubbull

49% 59/121

Granbull

26% 32/121

Kirlia

25% 30/121

Slot #3

Granbull

66% 81/122

Kirlia

34% 41/122

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

Ice

5.3% IN POKESTOPS:
61/1,152

4.49% IN BALLOONS:
53/1,181

Slot #1

Alolan Sandshrew

66% 75/114

Swinub

34% 39/114

Slot #2

Alolan Sandslash

59% 67/114

Snover

41% 47/114

Slot #3

Cloyster

42% 47/113

Abomasnow

31% 35/113

Lapras

27% 31/113

“Get ready to be shocked!”

Electric

5.03% IN POKESTOPS:
58/1,152

4.74% IN BALLOONS:
56/1,181

Slot #1

Mareep

51% 58/114

Shinx

49% 56/114

Slot #2

Electabuzz

58% 65/113

Voltorb

42% 48/113

Slot #3

Ampharos

39% 44/114

Luxray

36% 41/114

Electabuzz

25% 29/114

“Coiled and ready to strike!”

Poison

4.86% IN POKESTOPS:
56/1,152

4.57% IN BALLOONS:
54/1,181

Slot #1

Nidoran♂

50% 55/110

Foongus

26% 29/110

Zubat

24% 26/110

Slot #2

Nidorino

51% 56/109

Nidorina

49% 53/109

Slot #3

Weezing

60% 66/110

Muk

40% 44/110

“Go, my super bug Pokémon!”

Bug

3.73% IN POKESTOPS:
43/1,152

4.57% IN BALLOONS:
54/1,181

Slot #1

Weedle

74% 72/97

Shuckle

26% 25/97

Slot #2

Skorupi

87% 84/97

Beedrill

13% 13/97

Slot #3

Pinsir

34% 33/97

Forretress

34% 33/97

Scizor

32% 31/97

“Ke...ke...ke...ke...ke...ke!”

Ghost

4.34% IN POKESTOPS:
50/1,152

3.3% IN BALLOONS:
39/1,181

Slot #1

Golett

Slot #2

Dusclops

51% 45/89

Banette

49% 44/89

Slot #3

Dusknoir

46% 41/89

Banette

37% 33/89

Golurk

17% 15/89

“Normal does not mean weak.”

Normal

4.51% IN POKESTOPS:
52/1,152

2.71% IN BALLOONS:
32/1,181

Slot #1

Rattata

43% 36/84

Whismur

33% 28/84

Patrat

24% 20/84

Slot #2

Raticate

36% 30/84

Bidoof

32% 27/84

Loudred

32% 27/84

Slot #3

Ursaring

45% 38/85

Raticate

41% 35/85

Bibarel

14% 12/85

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

Typeless

1.65% IN POKESTOPS:
19/1,152

1.61% IN BALLOONS:
19/1,181

Slot #1

Snorlax

Slot #2

Poliwrath

45% 17/38

Snorlax

29% 11/38

Gardevoir

26% 10/38

Slot #3

Gyarados

42% 16/38

Dragonite

29% 11/38

Snorlax

29% 11/38

“These waters are treacherous!”

Magikarp

0.87% IN POKESTOPS:
10/1,152

0.93% IN BALLOONS:
11/1,181

Slot #1

Magikarp

Slot #2

Magikarp

Slot #3

Magikarp

90% 19/21

Gyarados

10% 2/21

“ROAR! ...How'd that sound?”

Dragon

0.78% IN POKESTOPS:
9/1,152

1.02% IN BALLOONS:
12/1,181

Slot #1

Dratini

95% 20/21

Alolan Exeggutor

5% 1/21

Slot #2

Flygon

76% 16/21

Alolan Exeggutor

24% 5/21

Slot #3

Dragonite

62% 13/21

Dragonair

33% 7/21

Flygon

5% 1/21

Leader Sierra

Slot #1

Sableye

Slot #2

Flygon

39% 48/124

Cacturne

35% 43/124

Honchkrow

27% 33/124

Slot #3

Houndoom

74% 91/123

Snorlax

15% 19/123

Cradily

11% 13/123

Leader Arlo

Slot #1

Mawile

Slot #2

Salamence

38% 53/140

Charizard

33% 46/140

Staraptor

29% 41/140

Slot #3

Scizor

64% 88/138

Dragonite

23% 32/138

Granbull

13% 18/138

Leader Cliff

Slot #1

Machop

Slot #2

Pinsir

38% 52/138

Crobat

36% 49/138

Amoonguss

27% 37/138

Slot #3

Tyranitar

70% 96/138

Aerodactyl

17% 24/138

Camerupt

13% 18/138

Decoy Grunt

Slot #1

Bellsprout

Slot #2

Raticate

54% 20/37

Weepinbell

46% 17/37

Slot #3

Raticate

65% 24/37

Snorlax

35% 13/37

Giovanni

Slot #1

Persian

Slot #2

Nidoqueen

50% 9/18

Rhyperior

33% 6/18

Steelix

17% 3/18

Slot #3

Mewtwo