Pokemon Go Team Rocket Lineup

Update November 27th, 2021: Giovanni has emerged from the shadows and returns to Pokémon Go with a new shadow legendary Pokémon! The Leaders as well as the Grunts also have changed their line-ups and aquired new shadow Pokémon themselves! Line-ups have been confirmed. Data is from 2021-11-09 onwards. Distribution rates may be inaccurate until more battles have been submitted (especially for the rare invasion types).
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.

“These waters are treacherous!”

Water

10.79% IN POKESTOPS:
68/630

8.23% IN BALLOONS:
47/571

Slot #1

Psyduck

64% 74/115

Mudkip

36% 41/115

Slot #2

Shellder

89% 102/114

Wartortle

11% 12/114

Slot #3

Slowking

52% 59/114

Slowbro

48% 55/114

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

Dark

8.1% IN POKESTOPS:
51/630

10.86% IN BALLOONS:
62/571

Slot #1

Houndour

50% 57/113

Poochyena

50% 56/113

Slot #2

Cacturne

48% 54/112

Nuzleaf

36% 40/112

Sableye

16% 18/112

Slot #3

Shiftry

56% 63/112

Sharpedo

44% 49/112

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

Fighting

8.89% IN POKESTOPS:
56/630

7.01% IN BALLOONS:
40/571

Slot #1

Hitmonchan

50% 48/96

Hitmonlee

50% 48/96

Slot #2

Machop

56% 54/96

Makuhita

44% 42/96

Slot #3

Hariyama

43% 42/97

Hitmonchan

32% 31/97

Hitmonlee

25% 24/97

“Don't tangle with us!”

Grass

9.05% IN POKESTOPS:
57/630

5.78% IN BALLOONS:
33/571

Slot #1

Turtwig

54% 49/90

Cacnea

46% 41/90

Slot #2

Tangela

76% 68/90

Ivysaur

24% 22/90

Slot #3

Bellossom

51% 46/90

Vileplume

49% 44/90

“Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”

Flying

6.51% IN POKESTOPS:
41/630

8.41% IN BALLOONS:
48/571

Slot #1

Starly

51% 45/89

Murkrow

30% 27/89

Zubat

19% 17/89

Slot #2

Golbat

54% 48/89

Staravia

46% 41/89

Slot #3

Staraptor

54% 48/89

Crobat

46% 41/89

“Get ready to be shocked!”

Electric

6.19% IN POKESTOPS:
39/630

6.65% IN BALLOONS:
38/571

Slot #1

Magnemite

69% 53/77

Electrike

31% 24/77

Slot #2

Electabuzz

86% 66/77

Magneton

14% 11/77

Slot #3

Ampharos

56% 43/77

Magneton

44% 34/77

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

Ice

5.87% IN POKESTOPS:
37/630

6.48% IN BALLOONS:
37/571

Slot #1

Spheal

74% 55/74

Swinub

26% 19/74

Slot #2

Snover

88% 64/73

Cloyster

12% 9/73

Slot #3

Abomasnow

50% 37/74

Lapras

50% 37/74

“Coiled and ready to strike!”

Poison

6.03% IN POKESTOPS:
38/630

5.6% IN BALLOONS:
32/571

Slot #1

Nidoran♂

50% 35/70

Zubat

31% 22/70

Nidorina

19% 13/70

Slot #2

Nidorino

88% 61/69

Weezing

12% 8/69

Slot #3

Muk

62% 43/69

Weezing

38% 26/69

“Check out my cute Pokémon!”

Fairy

5.56% IN POKESTOPS:
35/630

5.6% IN BALLOONS:
32/571

Slot #1

Ralts

52% 35/67

Snubbull

48% 32/67

Slot #2

Snubbull

70% 47/67

Kirlia

30% 20/67

Slot #3

Granbull

70% 47/67

Kirlia

30% 20/67

“Go, my super bug Pokémon!”

Bug

5.71% IN POKESTOPS:
36/630

4.9% IN BALLOONS:
28/571

Slot #1

Weedle

59% 38/64

Venomoth

41% 26/64

Slot #2

Skorupi

61% 39/64

Beedrill

39% 25/64

Kakuna

0% 0/64

Slot #3

Pinsir

47% 30/64

Scizor

30% 19/64

Forretress

23% 15/64

“Let's rock and roll!”

Rock

5.08% IN POKESTOPS:
32/630

4.73% IN BALLOONS:
27/571

Slot #1

Larvitar

Slot #2

Anorith

53% 31/59

Lileep

47% 28/59

Slot #3

Pupitar

73% 43/59

Tyranitar

27% 16/59

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

Fire

4.29% IN POKESTOPS:
27/630

5.43% IN BALLOONS:
31/571

Slot #1

Vulpix

62% 36/58

Charmander

38% 22/58

Slot #2

Magmar

78% 45/58

Charmeleon

22% 13/58

Slot #3

Ninetales

53% 31/58

Arcanine

47% 27/58

“Ke...ke...ke...ke...ke...ke!”

Ghost

3.17% IN POKESTOPS:
20/630

6.48% IN BALLOONS:
37/571

Slot #1

Misdreavus

60% 34/57

Sableye

40% 23/57

Slot #2

Shuppet

53% 29/55

Sableye

47% 26/55

Slot #3

Banette

54% 30/56

Sableye

46% 26/56

“Normal does not mean weak.”

Normal

4.29% IN POKESTOPS:
27/630

5.08% IN BALLOONS:
29/571

Slot #1

Bidoof

39% 22/56

Teddiursa

34% 19/56

Rattata

27% 15/56

Slot #2

Raticate

57% 32/56

Bibarel

43% 24/56

Slot #3

Bibarel

36% 20/55

Raticate

33% 18/55

Ursaring

31% 17/55

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

Psychic

3.65% IN POKESTOPS:
23/630

4.2% IN BALLOONS:
24/571

Slot #1

Abra

74% 35/47

Ralts

26% 12/47

Slot #2

Metang

Slot #3

Alakazam

51% 24/47

Hypno

26% 12/47

Metang

23% 11/47

“You'll be defeated into the ground!”

Ground

3.97% IN POKESTOPS:
25/630

2.45% IN BALLOONS:
14/571

Slot #1

Cubone

67% 26/39

Sandshrew

33% 13/39

Slot #2

Sandslash

90% 35/39

Dugtrio

10% 4/39

Slot #3

Marowak

54% 21/39

Flygon

33% 13/39

Gliscor

13% 5/39

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

Typeless

1.9% IN POKESTOPS:
12/630

1.05% IN BALLOONS:
6/571

Slot #1

Snorlax

Slot #2

Gardevoir

44% 8/18

Snorlax

39% 7/18

Poliwrath

17% 3/18

Slot #3

Snorlax

56% 10/18

Dragonite

28% 5/18

Gyarados

17% 3/18

“These waters are treacherous!”

Magikarp

0.79% IN POKESTOPS:
5/630

0.7% IN BALLOONS:
4/571

Slot #1

Magikarp

Slot #2

Magikarp

Slot #3

Magikarp

100% 9/9

Gyarados

0% 0/9

“ROAR! ...How'd that sound?”

Dragon

0.16% IN POKESTOPS:
1/630

0.35% IN BALLOONS:
2/571

Slot #1

Dratini

Slot #2

Flygon

100% 3/3

Dragonair

0% 0/3

Slot #3

Dragonair

67% 2/3

Dragonite

33% 1/3

Flygon

0% 0/3

Leader Sierra

Slot #1

Nidoran♀

Slot #2

Beedrill

34% 26/77

Slowbro

34% 26/77

Vileplume

32% 25/77

Slot #3

Houndoom

64% 49/77

Marowak

32% 25/77

Nidoqueen

4% 3/77

Leader Arlo

Slot #1

Gligar

Slot #2

Cradily

38% 21/55

Lapras

35% 19/55

Mawile

27% 15/55

Slot #3

Scizor

51% 28/55

Gardevoir

47% 26/55

Snorlax

2% 1/55

Leader Cliff

Slot #1

Grimer

Slot #2

Venusaur

48% 21/44

Machamp

30% 13/44

Crobat

23% 10/44

Slot #3

Tyranitar

64% 28/44

Charizard

23% 10/44

Arcanine

14% 6/44

Decoy Grunt

Slot #1

Bellsprout

Slot #2

Raticate

57% 12/21

Weepinbell

43% 9/21

Slot #3

Raticate

67% 14/21

Snorlax

33% 7/21

Giovanni

Slot #1

Persian

Slot #2

Nidoking

36% 9/25

Kingler

36% 9/25

Rhyperior

28% 7/25

Slot #3

Lugia