All Team Rocket grunt Pokémon teams and shadow Pokémon rewards in Pokémon Go – January 2022

The backbone of Team Rocket.

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.

A new wave of Pokémon has arrived for Team Rocket, giving you the opportunity to capture a new range of shadow Pokémon to add to your collection. You’ll need to find Team Rocket grunts at the various overtaken PokéStops, or find them in Team Rocket Balloons.

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!”UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
BugMale: “Go, my super bug Pokémon!”WeedlePinsir
Venomoth
Scyther
Beedrill
Scizor
Weedle
Beedrill
DarkFemale: “Wherever there is light, there is also a shadow.”Poochyena
Houndour
NuzleafSharpedoPoochyena
Houndour
DragonFemale: “Roar! How’d that sound?”DratiniDragonairGyaradosDratini
ElectricFemale: “Get ready to be shocked!”VoltorbVoltorbElectrodeVoltorb
FightingFemale: “This buff physique isn’t just for show!”Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
MakuhitaHitmonchan Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
FireFemale: “Do you know how hot Pokémon fire breath can get?”CyndaquilNinetales
Magmar
Ninetales
Charmeleon
Cyndaquil
FlyingFemale: “Battle against my Flying-type Pokémon!”Starly
Murkrow
Golbat
Staravia
StaraptorStarly
Zubat
GhostMale: “Ke…ke…ke…ke…ke!”Misdreavus
Sabeleye
ShuppetBanette
Sableye
Misdreavus
Sableye
GrassMale: “Don’t tangle with me!”Chikorita
Bulbasaur
BayleefVenusaurChikorita
Bulbasaur
GroundMale: “You’ll be defeated into the ground!”Sandshrew
Hippopotas
HippopotasHippowdonSandshrew
Hippopotas
IceFemale: “You’re gonna be frozen in your tracks.”Swinub
Spheal
SnoverAbomasnowSwinub
Spheal
NormalMale: “Normal does not mean weak.”WhismurPorygon2
Raticate
Snorlax
Porygon-Z
Whismur
PoisonFemale: “Coiled and ready to strike!”Zubat
Nidoran-Male
WeezingMukZubat
Nidoran-Male
PsychicMale: “Are you scared of psychics that use unseen power?”Ralts
Abra
MetangAlakazamRalts
Abra
RockMale: “Let’s rock and roll!”LarvitarLileepPupitarLarivatar
WaterFemale: “These waters are treacherous!”Totodile
Squirtle
CroconawBlastoiseTotodile
WaterMale: “These waters are treacherous!”MagikarpMagikarpMagikarp
Gyarados
Magikarp