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

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

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Team Rocket is at again in Pokémon Go, and they’re all over the front page using their new balloons to terrorize trainers all over the world. These balloons spawn in at different times, and you need to take them out to complete the battle challenge leading up to Pokémon Go Fest 2020. However, these balloons are likely to stick around, so you can expect to see them moving forward. Their Pokémon teams and available shadow Pokémon rewards also change, but here’s what we know for July 2020.

All of the findings were collected from dedicated trainers encountering the many Team Rocket grunts from all over the world and sharing them in a Reddit thread. Some trainers are still trying to report accurate findings, and the list below may change based on what players report.

Team Rocket grunt Pokémon teams and shadow Pokémon rewards

Type of TeamTeam Rocket grunt gender and dialogueFirst PokémonSecond PokémonThird PokémonShadow Pokémon Reward
AceFemaleSnorlaxSnorlax
Gardevoir
Poliwrath
Gyarados
Dragonite
Snorlax
BugMale: “Go, my super bug Pokémon!”Weedle
Shuckle
Venonat
Kakuna
Scizor
Venomoth
Beedrill
Scyther
Scizor
Shuckle
Weedle
Venonat
DarkFemale: “Wherever there is light, there is also a shadow.”StunkyStunky
Sabeleye
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
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
Machop
Hitmonlee
MachokeMachop
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
Golbat
Scyther
Crobat
Gyarados
Dragonite
Crobat
Zubat
Golbat
GhostMale: “Ke…ke…ke…ke…ke!”MisdreavusSableye
Banette
Dusclops
Sableye
Banette
Dusknoir
Misdreavus
GrassMale: “Don’t tangle with me!”Exeggcute
Turtwig
Ivysaur
Weepinbell
Gloom
Victreebel
Shiftry
Vileplume
Turtwig
Exeggcute
Ivysaur
Gloom
Weepinbell
GroundMale: “You’ll be defeated into the ground!”GligarMarowak
Pupitar
Vibrava
Gliscor
Flygon
Gligar
IceFemale: “You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks.”SnoverSnover
Abomasnow
Lapras
Abomasnow
Snover
NormalMale: “Normal does not mean weak.”Rattata
Porygon
Zubat
Raticate
Porygon2
Porygon-Z
Snorlax
Rattata
Porygon
Zubat
PoisonFemale: “Coiled and ready to strike!”Nidoran (M/F)Golbat
Muk
Grimer
Nidorina
Niudorina
Nidoran (M/F)
PsychicMale: “Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?”Drowzee
Wobbuffet
Abra
Ralts
Drowzee
Hypno
Hypno
Kadabra
Kirlia
Drowzee
Abra
Wobbuffet
Hypno
Ralts
RockMale: “Let’s rock and roll!”Omanyte
Shuckle
Larvitar
Pupitar
Pupitar
Tyranitar
Shuckle
Omanyte
WaterFemale: “These waters are treacherous!”Psyduck
Mudkip
Poliwhirl
Golduck
Poliwrath
Politoed
Psyduck
WaterMale: “These waters are treacherous!”MagikarpMagikarpMagikarp
Gyarados
Magikarp