All Team Rocket grunt Pokémon teams and shadow Pokémon rewards in Pokémon Go for October 2020

The backbone of Team Rocket.

Team Rocket makes their return in Pokémon Go after having a few months off. First, they took a break at the start of the year and later returned in July 2020. Now, amidst the October Autumn 2020 event, Giovanni has returned with Mewtwo, the Team Rocket leaders have new red eggs to reward players that contain new, rare Dark-types, and the Team Rocket grunts have new shadow Pokémon under their command that players can capture.

We’ve collected the various findings from other trainers who have been posting what they’ve encountered on a Reddit thread. Niantic shared that this will be the last Giovanni event until next year, so trainers should expect Team Rocket grunts to keep this roster until sometime in 2021 when a new adventure begins for everyone.

Team Rocket grunt Pokémon teams and shadow Pokémon rewards

Type of TeamTeam Rocket grunt gender and dialogueFirst PokémonSecond PokémonThird PokémonShadow Pokémon Reward
AceFemaleSnorlax
Aerodactyl
Snorlax
Gardevoir
Poliwrath
Gyarados
Dragonite
Snorlax
Snorlax
BugMale: “Go, my super bug Pokémon!”Weedle
Shuckle
Venonat
Kakuna
Scizor
Venomoth
Beedrill
Scyther
Scizor
Shuckle
Venonat
DarkFemale: “Wherever there is light, there is also a shadow.”StunkySabeleye
Stunktank
Shiftry
Stunktank
Stunky
DragonFemale: “Roar! How’d that sound?”DratiniDratini
Dragonair
Flygon
Dragonair
Dragonite
Gyarados
Dratini
ElectricFemale: “Get ready to be shocked!”Magnemite
Electabuzz
Mareep
Electabuzz
Flaafy
Magneton
Ampharos
Electabuzz
Magnemite
Electrabuzz
Mareep
FightingFemale: “This buff physique isn’t just for show!”Machop
Hitmonlee
HitmonleeMachokeMachop
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
FireFemale: “Do you know how hot Pokémon fire breath can get?”Vulpix
Growlithe
Houndour
Ninetales
Houndoom
Arcanine
Houndoom
Charmleon
Growlithe
Ninetales
Houndoom
Houndour
Vulpix
FlyingFemale: “Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”Zubat
Golbat
Skarmory
Golbat
Scyther
Crobat
Gyarados
Dragonite
Crobat
Zubat
Golbat
Skarmory
GhostMale: “Ke…ke…ke…ke…ke!”Sabeleye
Duskull
Shuppet
Abra
Sableye
Banette
Dusclops
Sableye
Banette
Dusknoir
Misdreavus
GrassMale: “Don’t tangle with me!”Bulbasaur
Hoppip
Ivysaur
Weepinbell
Gloom
Victreebel
Shiftry
Vileplume
Bulbasaur
Weepinbell
Ivysaur
GroundMale: “You’ll be defeated into the ground!”Diglett
Gligar
Marowak
Pupitar
Vibrava
Gliscor
Flygon
Diglett
Gligar
IceFemale: “You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks.”Snover
Cloyster
Snover
Abomasnow
Lapras
Abomasnow
Snover
NormalMale: “Normal does not mean weak.”TeddiursaRaticate
Porygon2
Porygon-Z
Snorlax
Rattata
Porygon
Zubat
PoisonFemale: “Coiled and ready to strike!”Nidoran (M/F)Golbat
Grimer
Nidorina
Niudorina
Nidoran (M/F)
PsychicMale: “Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?”Slowpoke
Wobbuffet
Ralts
Hypno
Drowzee
Hypno
Kadabra
Kirlia
Slowpoke
Drowzee
Wobbuffet
Hypno
RockMale: “Let’s rock and roll!”Aerodactyl
Larvitar
LarvitarPupitar
Tyranitar
Larvitar
Aerodactyl
WaterFemale: “These waters are treacherous!”Shellder
Psyduck
Poliwhirl
Golduck
Poliwrath
Politoed
Shellder
Psyduck
WaterMale: “These waters are treacherous!”MagikarpMagikarpMagikarp
Gyarados
Magikarp