Pokemon Go Team Rocket Lineup

Update June 18th, 2021: The Luminous Legends Y event brought us some new Team Go Rocket line-ups! Double battles against the dark & fairy invasion type at one stop/ in one balloon are excluded from the data! Giovanni's line-up changed on 2021/06/17! The reward now is Ho-oh. The 2nd slot for his line-up isn't fully verified yet so stay tuned!
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.

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

Dark

9.9% IN POKESTOPS:
118/1,192

9.81% IN BALLOONS:
122/1,244

Slot #1

Poochyena

83% 198/240

Murkrow

18% 42/240

Slot #2

Sableye

51% 122/238

Mightyena

49% 116/238

Slot #3

Cacturne

52% 124/239

Shiftry

48% 115/239

“These waters are treacherous!”

Water

10.32% IN POKESTOPS:
123/1,192

9.41% IN BALLOONS:
117/1,244

Slot #1

Poliwag

40% 95/240

Spheal

37% 88/240

Horsea

24% 57/240

Slot #2

Quagsire

53% 127/238

Marshtomp

47% 111/238

Slot #3

Politoed

53% 127/238

Poliwrath

47% 111/238

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

Fighting

8.56% IN POKESTOPS:
102/1,192

7.4% IN BALLOONS:
92/1,244

Slot #1

Machop

63% 123/194

Makuhita

37% 71/194

Slot #2

Machoke

Slot #3

Hitmonchan

44% 84/193

Hitmonlee

37% 72/193

Hariyama

19% 37/193

“Don't tangle with us!”

Grass

7.05% IN POKESTOPS:
84/1,192

8.6% IN BALLOONS:
107/1,244

Slot #1

Oddish

46% 88/191

Hoppip

38% 72/191

Tangela

16% 31/191

Slot #2

Gloom

38% 73/191

Skiploom

32% 61/191

Tangela

30% 57/191

Slot #3

Vileplume

37% 71/191

Shiftry

34% 64/191

Victreebel

29% 56/191

“Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”

Flying

7.47% IN POKESTOPS:
89/1,192

7.8% IN BALLOONS:
97/1,244

Slot #1

Starly

72% 134/186

Zubat

28% 52/186

Slot #2

Golbat

74% 137/184

Staravia

26% 47/184

Slot #3

Crobat

37% 68/186

Gyarados

35% 66/186

Dragonite

28% 52/186

“Ke...ke...ke...ke...ke...ke!”

Ghost

5.96% IN POKESTOPS:
71/1,192

6.43% IN BALLOONS:
80/1,244

Slot #1

Shuppet

51% 77/151

Misdreavus

25% 37/151

Duskull

25% 37/151

Slot #2

Banette

63% 95/150

Dusclops

37% 55/150

Slot #3

Banette

37% 56/150

Dusknoir

35% 53/150

Sableye

27% 41/150

“Check out my cute Pokémon!”

Fairy

5.7% IN POKESTOPS:
68/1,192

5.63% IN BALLOONS:
70/1,244

Slot #1

Snubbull

Slot #2

Snubbull

69% 95/138

Granbull

31% 43/138

Slot #3

Granbull

“Go, my super bug Pokémon!”

Bug

5.96% IN POKESTOPS:
71/1,192

5.39% IN BALLOONS:
67/1,244

Slot #1

Skorupi

58% 80/138

Anorith

34% 47/138

Shuckle

8% 11/138

Slot #2

Pinsir

41% 56/136

Venomoth

32% 44/136

Scizor

26% 36/136

Slot #3

Beedrill

39% 54/137

Scyther

31% 42/137

Scizor

30% 41/137

“Get ready to be shocked!”

Electric

5.12% IN POKESTOPS:
61/1,192

5.95% IN BALLOONS:
74/1,244

Slot #1

Electrike

41% 56/135

Mareep

37% 50/135

Electabuzz

21% 29/135

Slot #2

Flaaffy

68% 91/134

Electabuzz

32% 43/134

Slot #3

Ampharos

66% 89/134

Electabuzz

34% 45/134

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

Fire

4.78% IN POKESTOPS:
57/1,192

5.63% IN BALLOONS:
70/1,244

Slot #1

Vulpix

73% 93/127

Houndour

27% 34/127

Slot #2

Ninetales

39% 49/127

Magmar

33% 42/127

Houndoom

28% 36/127

Slot #3

Ninetales

46% 57/125

Charmeleon

34% 42/125

Arcanine

21% 26/125

“Coiled and ready to strike!”

Poison

5.12% IN POKESTOPS:
61/1,192

5.23% IN BALLOONS:
65/1,244

Slot #1

Skorupi

63% 79/126

Nidoran♀

20% 25/126

Nidoran♂

17% 22/126

Slot #2

Nidorina

50% 63/125

Nidorino

50% 62/125

Slot #3

Nidorina

49% 61/124

Weezing

39% 48/124

Muk

12% 15/124

“Let's rock and roll!”

Rock

4.95% IN POKESTOPS:
59/1,192

4.82% IN BALLOONS:
60/1,244

Slot #1

Aron

56% 67/119

Nosepass

44% 52/119

Slot #2

Lairon

41% 49/119

Larvitar

34% 41/119

Pupitar

24% 29/119

Slot #3

Pupitar

68% 81/119

Tyranitar

32% 38/119

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

Ice

4.95% IN POKESTOPS:
59/1,192

4.66% IN BALLOONS:
58/1,244

Slot #1

Spheal

62% 72/117

Snover

38% 45/117

Slot #2

Cloyster

58% 68/117

Sealeo

33% 39/117

Swinub

9% 10/117

Slot #3

Lapras

53% 61/115

Abomasnow

27% 31/115

Cloyster

20% 23/115

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

Psychic

3.86% IN POKESTOPS:
46/1,192

4.26% IN BALLOONS:
53/1,244

Slot #1

Wobbuffet

57% 56/99

Exeggcute

22% 22/99

Slowpoke

21% 21/99

Slot #2

Kadabra

60% 58/97

Drowzee

40% 39/97

Slot #3

Exeggutor

38% 38/99

Hypno

33% 33/99

Kirlia

28% 28/99

“Normal does not mean weak.”

Normal

4.45% IN POKESTOPS:
53/1,192

3.3% IN BALLOONS:
41/1,244

Slot #1

Teddiursa

Slot #2

Raticate

72% 66/92

Porygon2

28% 26/92

Slot #3

Porygon-Z

56% 52/93

Snorlax

44% 41/93

“You'll be defeated into the ground!”

Ground

3.44% IN POKESTOPS:
41/1,192

3.38% IN BALLOONS:
42/1,244

Slot #1

Swinub

70% 58/83

Diglett

30% 25/83

Slot #2

Marowak

39% 33/84

Vibrava

39% 33/84

Pupitar

21% 18/84

Slot #3

Gliscor

70% 59/84

Flygon

30% 25/84

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

Typeless

1.17% IN POKESTOPS:
14/1,192

0.88% IN BALLOONS:
11/1,244

Slot #1

Snorlax

Slot #2

Poliwrath

48% 12/25

Snorlax

32% 8/25

Gardevoir

20% 5/25

Slot #3

Snorlax

50% 12/24

Dragonite

25% 6/24

Gyarados

25% 6/24

“These waters are treacherous!”

Magikarp

0.84% IN POKESTOPS:
10/1,192

0.88% IN BALLOONS:
11/1,244

Slot #1

Magikarp

Slot #2

Magikarp

Slot #3

Magikarp

95% 20/21

Gyarados

5% 1/21

“ROAR! ...How'd that sound?”

Dragon

0.42% IN POKESTOPS:
5/1,192

0.56% IN BALLOONS:
7/1,244

Slot #1

Dratini

Slot #2

Dragonair

92% 11/12

Flygon

8% 1/12

Slot #3

Dragonite

73% 8/11

Flygon

18% 2/11

Dragonair

9% 1/11

Leader Sierra

Slot #1

Sneasel

Slot #2

Gliscor

52% 66/126

Granbull

29% 36/126

Ampharos

19% 24/126

Slot #3

Houndoom

61% 77/126

Kingdra

25% 32/126

Drapion

13% 17/126

Leader Arlo

Slot #1

Venonat

Slot #2

Manectric

52% 68/131

Ursaring

26% 34/131

Crobat

22% 29/131

Slot #3

Scizor

64% 83/130

Magnezone

21% 27/130

Vileplume

15% 20/130

Leader Cliff

Slot #1

Seedot

Slot #2

Hariyama

46% 52/114

Poliwrath

35% 40/114

Kingler

19% 22/114

Slot #3

Tyranitar

68% 78/115

Torterra

17% 19/115

Sharpedo

16% 18/115

Decoy Grunt

Slot #1

Bellsprout

Slot #2

Weepinbell

54% 7/13

Raticate

46% 6/13

Slot #3

Raticate

69% 9/13

Snorlax

31% 4/13

Giovanni

Slot #1

Persian

Slot #2

Machamp

56% 9/16

Golem

25% 4/16

Kangaskhan

13% 2/16

Garchomp

6% 1/16

Nidoking

0% 0/16

Slot #3

Ho-Oh