All Team Rocket grunt Pokémon teams and shadow Pokémon rewards in Pokémon Go – September 2021

The backbone of Team Rocket.

Team Rocket has returned to Pokémon Go over the past few months, steadily becoming a larger issue in the mobile game as they use their shadow Pokémon to invade Pokéstops. Players have the chance to defeat the many grunts invading these locations, and any player who defeats a Team Rocket Grunt has the chance to receive a shadow Pokémon reward, and a mysterious component. These components will be used to craft a Rocket Radar to find one Sierra, Arlo, or Cliff, the three leaders of Team Go Rocket.

The shadow Pokémon you can capture from these grunts depends on which one you battle against. During the Luminous Legends Y event, at the end of the Season of Legends, Team Rocket Grunts are receiving brand new shadow Pokémon rosters, and new rewards. For those looking for the new shadow Pokémon to catch, you’ll want to battle as many grunts as you can encounter.

We’ll be listing Team Rocket grunt teams and their rewards below, and this is a list we are consistently updating.

Team Rocket grunt Pokémon teams and shadow Pokémon rewards

Type of TeamTeam Rocket grunt gender and dialogueFirst PokémonSecond PokémonThird PokémonShadow Pokémon Reward
AceFemale: “Winning is for winners or … Get ready to be defeated or … Don’t bother- I’ve already won!”SnorlaxPoliwrath
Gardevoir
DragoniteSnorlax
BugMale: “Go, my super bug Pokémon!”Shuckle
Snorith
Skorupi
Pinsir
Venomoth
Scyther
Beedrill
Scizor
Anorith
Skorupi
Shuckle
DarkFemale: “Wherever there is light, there is also a shadow.”Poochyena
Murkrow
Mightyena
Sableye
Cacturne
Shiftry
Poochyena
Murkrow
Mightyena
Sableye
DragonFemale: “Roar! How’d that sound?”DratiniDragonairGyaradosDratini
ElectricFemale: “Get ready to be shocked!”Electrike
Electabuzz
Electabuzz
Flaaffy
Electabuzz
Ampharos
Electrike
Electabuzz
FightingFemale: “This buff physique isn’t just for show!”Makuhita
Machop
MachokeHitmonchan
Hariyama
Hitmonlee
Makhuita
Machop
FireFemale: “Do you know how hot Pokémon fire breath can get?”Vulpix
Magmar
Ninetales
Magmar
Ninetales
Charmeleon
Vulpix
Magmar
Ninetales
FlyingFemale: “Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”Starly
Zubat
Golbat
Staravia
Crobat
Dragonite
Gyarados
Starly
Zubat
GhostMale: “Ke…ke…ke…ke…ke!”Duskull
Shuppet
BanetteDusknoir
Sableye
Duskull
Shuppet
GrassMale: “Don’t tangle with me!”Hoppip
Tangela
Oddish
Tangela
Gloom
Skiploom
Vileplum
Victreebel
Shiftry
Hoppip
Tangela
Oddish
Gloom
Skiploom
GroundMale: “You’ll be defeated into the ground!”Diglett
Swinub
Marowak
Vibrava
Gliscor
Flygon
Diglett
Swinub
IceFemale: “You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks.”Spheal
Snover
Cloyster
Swinub
Sealeo
Lapras
Abomasnow
Spheal
Snover
Cloyster
Swinub
Sealeo
NormalMale: “Normal does not mean weak.”TeddiursaPorygon2
Raticate
Snorlax
Porygon-Z
Teddiursa
PoisonFemale: “Coiled and ready to strike!”Grimer
Skorupi
Nidoran
Nidorina
Nidorino
Ndorina
Weezing
Muk
Grimer
Skorupi
Nidoran (Female)
PsychicMale: “Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?”Slowpoke
Wobbuffet
Kadabra
Drowzee
Hypno
Exeggutor
Kirlia
Slowpoke
Wobbuffet
RockMale: “Let’s rock and roll!”Nosepass
Arona
Lairon
Pupitar
Larvitar
Pupitar
Tyranitar
Nosepass
Aron
Lairon
Pupitar
Larvitar
WaterFemale: “These waters are treacherous!”Spheal
Horsea
Poliwag
Marshtomp
Quagsire
Politoed
Poliwrath
Spheal
Horsea
Pliwag
WaterMale: “These waters are treacherous!”MagikarpMagikarpMagikarp
Gyarados
Magikarp