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Pokemon Go: All June 2023 Team Rocket grunt Pokémon teams and shadow Pokémon rewards

The Team Rocket grunts have new shadow Pokemon teams in Pokemon Go, and this guide lists them out, and all rewards.

The Team Rocket team has returned in force to Pokemon Go, with additional shadow Pokemon added to their arsenal. For the Team Rocket Takeover happening on June 21, 2023, it has been confirmed these characters will receive new shadow Pokemon and rewards for Pokemon Go players who defeat them.

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It can be difficult to keep track of every Pokemon the Team Rocket grunts will use throughout this event and for the next several weeks. Thankfully, we’ve gathered that information and compiled it for everyone to use. These are all the Team Rocket shadow Pokemon rewards and teams for June 2023 in Pokemon Go.

All Team Rocket Grunt shadow Pokémon rewards in Pokémon Go

The type of Pokémon a Team Rocket grunt uses is based on the dialogue they have. Match up the type of Pokémon with the grunt you’re about to fight, learn what type of Pokémon they’ll use, and the shadow Pokémon you can rescue from them.

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!”Bulbasaur
Charmander
Squirtle
Bayleef
Quilava
Croconaw
Sceptile
Swampert
Blaziken
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Squirtle
BugMale: “Go, my super bug Pokémon!”Skorupi
Shuckle
Joltik
Pineco
Ledyba
Beedrill
Weedle
Forretress
Scizor
Beedrill
Skorupi
Shuckle
Joltik
Weedle
DarkFemale: “Wherever there is light, there is also a shadow.”Alolan Rattata
Alolan Grimer
Alolan Raticate
Muk
Alolan Muk
Alolan MukAlolan Rattata
Alolan Grimer
DragonFemale: “Roar! How’d that sound?”Alolan Exeggutor
Dratini
Gible
Alolan Exeggutor
Dragonair
Flygon
Dragonair
Dragonite
Flygon
Garbite
Alolan Exeggutor
Dratini
Gible
ElectricFemale: “Get ready to be shocked!”Mareep
Shinx
Blitzle
Alolan Geodude
Voltorb
Electabuzz
Ampharos
Zebstrika
Luxray
Blitzle
Mareep
Shinx
Ekectabuzz
Voltorb
Alolan Geodude
FairyFemale: “Check out my cute Pokémon!”Snubbull
Ralts
Mawile
Snubbull
Granbull
Kirlia
Granbull
Kirlia
Snubbull
Ralts
Mawile
Granbull
Kirlia
FightingFemale: “This buff physique isn’t just for show!”Makuhita
Hitmontop
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
HItmonlee
Hitmonchan
Hitmonchop
Machamp
HItmonlee
Hitmonchan
Hitmonchop
Makuhita
Hitmontop
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
FireFemale: “Do you know how hot Pokémon fire breath can get?”Vulpix
Torchic
Numel
Magmar
Quilava
Camerupt
Typhlosion
Ninetales
Torchic
Vulpix
Numel
FlyingFemale: “Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”Zubat
Natu
Ducklett
Golbat
Xatu
Staravia
Dragonite
Crobat
Gyarados
Natu
Ducklett
Zubat
GhostMale: “Ke…ke…ke…ke…ke!”Duskullk
Shuppet
Drifblim
Banette
Dusclops
Golett
Banette
Dusknopir
Golurk
Duskullk
Shuppet
Drifblim
GrassMale: “Don’t tangle with me!”Oddish
Cacnea
Treecko
Bayleef
Gloom
Amoonguss
Cacturne
Meganium
Cacnea
Treecko
Oddish
GroundMale: “You’ll be defeated into the ground!”Phanpy
Hippopotas
Wooper
Donphan
Hippopotas
Hippowdon
Quagsire
Phanpy
Hippopotas
Wooper
IceFemale: “You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks.”Alolan Sandshrew
Alolan Vulpix
Swinub
Snover
Alolan Ninetales
Alolan Sandslash
Lapras
Cloyster
Abomasnow
Alolan Sandshrw
Alolan Vulpix
Swinub
NormalMale: “Normal does not mean weak.”Meowth
Whismur
Patrat
Pidove
Glameow
Rattata
Raticate
Loudred
Purugly
Raticate
Ursaring
Bibarel
Meowth
Whismur
Glameow
Patrat
Pidove
Rattata
Raticate
PoisonFemale: “Coiled and ready to strike!”Grimer
Foongus
Nidorina
Nidorino
Muk
Weezing
Grimer
Foongus
Nidorina
Nidorino
PsychicMale: “Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?”Natu
Spoink
Abra
Ralts
Girafarig
Metang
Alakazam
Hypno
Natu
Spoink
Abra
Ralts
Girafarig
SteelMale: “You’re no match for my iron will!”Alolan Sandshrew
Aron
Alolan Diglett
Lairon
Metang
Alolan Sandslash
Scizor
Aggron
Alolan Sandshrew
Aron
Alolan Diglett
Metang
Lairon
RockMale: “Let’s rock and roll!”Lileep
Onix
Anorith
Alolan Geodude
Lileep
Alolan Graveler
Anorith
Onix
Alolan Golem
Golem
Lileep
Onix
Anorith
Alolan Geodude
Alolan Graveler
WaterFemale: “These waters are treacherous!”Psyduck
Mudkip
Wailmer
Croconaw
Golduck
Feraligatr
Golduck
Wailord
Psyduck
Wailmer
Mudkip
WaterMale: “These waters are treacherous!”MagikarpMagikarpMagikarp
Gyarados
Magikarp

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