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 Team||Team Rocket grunt gender and dialogue||First Pokémon||Second Pokémon||Third Pokémon||Shadow Pokémon Reward|
|Ace||Female: “Winning is for winners or … Get ready to be defeated or … Don’t bother- I’ve already won!”||Snorlax||Poliwrath|
|Bug||Male: “Go, my super bug Pokémon!”||Shuckle|
|Dark||Female: “Wherever there is light, there is also a shadow.”||Poochyena|
|Dragon||Female: “Roar! How’d that sound?”||Dratini||Dragonair||Gyarados||Dratini|
|Electric||Female: “Get ready to be shocked!”||Electrike|
|Fighting||Female: “This buff physique isn’t just for show!”||Makuhita|
|Fire||Female: “Do you know how hot Pokémon fire breath can get?”||Vulpix|
|Flying||Female: “Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”||Starly|
|Grass||Male: “Don’t tangle with me!”||Hoppip|
|Ground||Male: “You’ll be defeated into the ground!”||Diglett|
|Ice||Female: “You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks.”||Spheal|
|Normal||Male: “Normal does not mean weak.”||Teddiursa||Porygon2|
|Poison||Female: “Coiled and ready to strike!”||Grimer|
|Psychic||Male: “Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?”||Slowpoke|
|Rock||Male: “Let’s rock and roll!”||Nosepass|
|Water||Female: “These waters are treacherous!”||Spheal|
|Water||Male: “These waters are treacherous!”||Magikarp||Magikarp||Magikarp|