Tutorials

All Team Rocket grunt Pokémon teams in January 2021

How to get red eggs in Pokémon Go

The Shadow Pokémon have returned in Pokémon Go. These powerful and mysterious variants offer unique rewards and powers for catching them, but it will take some effort. The path to catching them involves taking on the infamous Team Rocket. You will need to hunt down the troublemakers and duel them to beat them. Each grunt has their own teams, but that’s not all. After defeating one of these grunts, you’ll get to take on the Shadow monsters as well.

You’re also going to need to battle various Team Rocket leaders. Once you have defeated enough Rocket grunt encounters, you can move on to taking on the leaders. You need to use the Mysterious Components that the rocket grunts drop to get to these encounters, so hang onto those. Once you have enough, you can move on to taking down the leaders.

But before we get to the leaders let’s discuss hose henchman. The grants teams can be pretty tough. so you better come prepared. You need to bring strong counters to the teams listed below for each encounter. There are several different choices here, and each encounter has its own Shadow encounter. Use the chart below to figure out what to expect.

One of the clues for what you’re about to get into in battle is the dialogue. Use the chart below to learn what type of Trainer will use what dialogue.

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
No Type Winning is for winners.
Don’t bother. I’ve already won.
Get ready to be defeated!
Snorlax
Aerodactyl
Snorlax
Gardevoir
Poliwrath
Gyarados
Dragonite
Snorlax
Snorlax
Bug Male: “Go, my super bug Pokémon!” Weedle
Shuckle
Venonat
Kakuna
Scizor
Venomoth
Beedrill
Scyther
Scizor
Shuckle
Venonat
Dark Female: “Wherever there is light, there is also a shadow.” Stunky Sabeleye
Stunktank
Sableye
Shiftry
Stunktank
Stunky
Dragon Female: “Roar! How’d that sound?” Dratini Dratini
Dragonair
Flygon
Dragonair
Dragonite
Gyarados
Dratini
Electric Female: “Get ready to be shocked!” Magnemite
Electabuzz
Mareep
Electabuzz
Flaafy
Magneton
Ampharos
Electabuzz
Magnemite
Electrabuzz
Mareep
Fighting Female: “This buff physique isn’t just for show!” Machop
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee Machoke Machop
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
Fire Female: “Do you know how hot Pokémon fire breath can get?” Vulpix
Growlithe
Ninetales
Ninetales
Houndoom
Arcanine
Houndoom
Charmleon
Growlithe
Ninetales
Houndoom
Houndour
Vulpix
Flying Female: “Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!” Zubat
Golbat
Skarmory
Golbat
Scyther
Crobat
Gyarados
Dragonite
Crobat
Zubat
Golbat
Skarmory
Ghost Male: “Ke…ke…ke…ke…ke!” Sabeleye
Duskull
Shuppet
Abra
Sableye
Banette
Dusclops
Sableye
Banette
Dusknoir
Misdreavus
Grass Male: “Don’t tangle with me!” Bulbasaur
Hoppip
Ivysaur
Weepinbell
Gloom
Victreebel
Shiftry
Vileplume
Bulbasaur
Weepinbell
Ivysaur
Ground Male: “You’ll be defeated into the ground!” Diglett
Gligar
Marowak
Pupitar
Vibrava
Gliscor
Flygon
Diglett
Gligar
Ice Female: “You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks.” Snover
Cloyster
Snover
Abomasnow
Lapras
Abomasnow
Snover
Normal Male: “Normal does not mean weak.” Teddiursa Raticate
Porygon2
Porygon-Z
Snorlax
Rattata
Porygon
Zubat
Poison Female: “Coiled and ready to strike!” Nidoran (M/F) Golbat
Grimer
Nidorina
Niudorina
Nidoran (M/F)
Psychic Male: “Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?” Slowpoke
Wobbuffet
Ralts
Hypno
Drowzee
Hypno
Kadabra
Kirlia
Slowpoke
Drowzee
Wobbuffet
Hypno
Rock Male: “Let’s rock and roll!” Aerodactyl
Larvitar
Larvitar Pupitar
Tyranitar
Larvitar
Aerodactyl
Water Female: “These waters are treacherous!” Shellder
Psyduck
Poliwhirl
Golduck
Poliwrath
Politoed
Shellder
Psyduck
Water Male: “These waters are treacherous!” Magikarp Magikarp Magikarp
Gyarados
Magikarp
READ MORE  Watch Dogs Legion WD Credits Guide

The products below are affiliate links, we get a commission for any purchases made. If you want to help support ISKMogul at no additional cost, we really appreciate it.

Related Posts

7781 posts

About author
ISKMogul is a growing video game publication that got its start covering EVE Online, and has since expanded to cover a large number of topics and niches within the purview of gaming.
Articles