Pokemon Go Team Rocket Lineup

Update August 15th, 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

9.56% IN POKESTOPS:
57/596

8.24% IN BALLOONS:
68/825

Slot #1

Machop

51% 64/125

Makuhita

49% 61/125

Slot #2

Hitmonlee

52% 62/120

Hitmonchan

48% 58/120

Slot #3

Machoke

38% 45/120

Hitmonlee

32% 38/120

Hitmonchan

31% 37/120

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

Dark

8.89% IN POKESTOPS:
53/596

8% IN BALLOONS:
66/825

Slot #1

Purrloin

52% 62/119

Alolan Rattata

48% 57/119

Slot #2

Alolan Raticate

55% 63/115

Stunky

45% 52/115

Slot #3

Cacturne

39% 46/117

Alolan Raticate

31% 36/117

Honchkrow

30% 35/117

“Don't tangle with us!”

Grass

7.05% IN POKESTOPS:
42/596

9.09% IN BALLOONS:
75/825

Slot #1

Cacnea

67% 78/117

Chikorita

33% 39/117

Slot #2

Cacturne

Slot #3

Cacturne

36% 40/111

Amoonguss

34% 38/111

Meganium

30% 33/111

“These waters are treacherous!”

Water

6.88% IN POKESTOPS:
41/596

8.48% IN BALLOONS:
70/825

Slot #1

Totodile

66% 73/111

Mudkip

34% 38/111

Slot #2

Marshtomp

81% 88/109

Croconaw

19% 21/109

Slot #3

Swampert

52% 57/109

Feraligatr

48% 52/109

“Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”

Flying

8.22% IN POKESTOPS:
49/596

7.52% IN BALLOONS:
62/825

Slot #1

Murkrow

38% 42/111

Starly

32% 35/111

Ducklett

31% 34/111

Slot #2

Golbat

51% 52/102

Staravia

49% 50/102

Slot #3

Dragonite

46% 47/102

Crobat

32% 33/102

Gyarados

22% 22/102

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

Fire

5.54% IN POKESTOPS:
33/596

7.52% IN BALLOONS:
62/825

Slot #1

Numel

58% 55/95

Cyndaquil

42% 40/95

Slot #2

Magmar

67% 63/94

Quilava

33% 31/94

Slot #3

Typhlosion

39% 37/94

Ninetales

35% 33/94

Camerupt

26% 24/94

“Check out my cute Pokémon!”

Fairy

5.2% IN POKESTOPS:
31/596

6.3% IN BALLOONS:
52/825

Slot #1

Snubbull

58% 48/83

Ralts

42% 35/83

Slot #2

Snubbull

53% 42/80

Granbull

29% 23/80

Kirlia

19% 15/80

Slot #3

Granbull

56% 45/81

Kirlia

44% 36/81

“Go, my super bug Pokémon!”

Bug

5.2% IN POKESTOPS:
31/596

5.82% IN BALLOONS:
48/825

Slot #1

Weedle

70% 55/79

Shuckle

30% 24/79

Slot #2

Skorupi

81% 61/75

Beedrill

19% 14/75

Slot #3

Pinsir

37% 28/75

Forretress

32% 24/75

Scizor

31% 23/75

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

Ice

5.2% IN POKESTOPS:
31/596

5.09% IN BALLOONS:
42/825

Slot #1

Alolan Sandshrew

70% 51/73

Swinub

30% 22/73

Slot #2

Alolan Sandslash

70% 48/69

Snover

30% 21/69

Slot #3

Abomasnow

38% 26/69

Lapras

35% 24/69

Cloyster

28% 19/69

“Ke...ke...ke...ke...ke...ke!”

Ghost

6.04% IN POKESTOPS:
36/596

4.48% IN BALLOONS:
37/825

Slot #1

Sableye

40% 29/73

Misdreavus

32% 23/73

Duskull

29% 21/73

Slot #2

Dusclops

61% 42/69

Banette

39% 27/69

Slot #3

Sableye

41% 28/68

Dusknoir

32% 22/68

Banette

26% 18/68

“Get ready to be shocked!”

Electric

4.19% IN POKESTOPS:
25/596

5.33% IN BALLOONS:
44/825

Slot #1

Mareep

57% 39/69

Shinx

43% 30/69

Slot #2

Electabuzz

61% 40/66

Voltorb

39% 26/66

Slot #3

Electabuzz

38% 25/66

Ampharos

33% 22/66

Luxray

29% 19/66

“You'll be defeated into the ground!”

Ground

5.54% IN POKESTOPS:
33/596

4.24% IN BALLOONS:
35/825

Slot #1

Geodude

54% 37/68

Hippopotas

46% 31/68

Slot #2

Hippopotas

58% 38/66

Graveler

42% 28/66

Slot #3

Camerupt

39% 26/66

Golem

32% 21/66

Hippowdon

29% 19/66

“Coiled and ready to strike!”

Poison

5.03% IN POKESTOPS:
30/596

4.48% IN BALLOONS:
37/825

Slot #1

Nidoran♂

54% 36/67

Zubat

27% 18/67

Foongus

19% 13/67

Slot #2

Nidorino

52% 34/65

Nidorina

48% 31/65

Slot #3

Muk

54% 35/65

Weezing

46% 30/65

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

Psychic

4.03% IN POKESTOPS:
24/596

4.12% IN BALLOONS:
34/825

Slot #1

Abra

50% 29/58

Girafarig

50% 29/58

Slot #2

Girafarig

57% 33/58

Ralts

43% 25/58

Slot #3

Alakazam

52% 30/58

Metang

28% 16/58

Hypno

21% 12/58

“Let's rock and roll!”

Rock

5.03% IN POKESTOPS:
30/596

3.39% IN BALLOONS:
28/825

Slot #1

Sudowoodo

69% 40/58

Larvitar

31% 18/58

Slot #2

Lileep

44% 25/57

Graveler

32% 18/57

Anorith

25% 14/57

Slot #3

Tyranitar

54% 31/57

Golem

37% 21/57

Pupitar

9% 5/57

“Normal does not mean weak.”

Normal

3.69% IN POKESTOPS:
22/596

3.76% IN BALLOONS:
31/825

Slot #1

Patrat

47% 25/53

Whismur

36% 19/53

Rattata

17% 9/53

Slot #2

Raticate

37% 19/51

Bidoof

31% 16/51

Loudred

31% 16/51

Slot #3

Raticate

47% 23/49

Ursaring

35% 17/49

Bibarel

18% 9/49

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

Typeless

2.01% IN POKESTOPS:
12/596

1.94% IN BALLOONS:
16/825

Slot #1

Snorlax

Slot #2

Poliwrath

77% 20/26

Snorlax

12% 3/26

Gardevoir

12% 3/26

Slot #3

Gyarados

42% 11/26

Snorlax

31% 8/26

Dragonite

27% 7/26

“ROAR! ...How'd that sound?”

Dragon

1.85% IN POKESTOPS:
11/596

1.58% IN BALLOONS:
13/825

Slot #1

Dratini

92% 22/24

Alolan Exeggutor

8% 2/24

Slot #2

Flygon

57% 13/23

Alolan Exeggutor

43% 10/23

Slot #3

Dragonite

61% 14/23

Dragonair

26% 6/23

Flygon

13% 3/23

“These waters are treacherous!”

Magikarp

0.84% IN POKESTOPS:
5/596

0.61% IN BALLOONS:
5/825

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% 29/74

Mawile

34% 25/74

Charizard

27% 20/74

Slot #3

Scizor

70% 52/74

Gardevoir

23% 17/74

Steelix

7% 5/74

Leader Cliff

Slot #1

Bulbasaur

Slot #2

Venusaur

45% 27/60

Crobat

33% 20/60

Omastar

22% 13/60

Slot #3

Tyranitar

69% 41/59

Torterra

27% 16/59

Swampert

3% 2/59

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

38% 3/8

Machamp

38% 3/8

Rhyperior

25% 2/8

Slot #3

Latios