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Pokemon Go Sierra Arlo Cliff December 2021 Lineup and Best Counters

Trainers, Team Go Rocket leaders Sierra, Arlo, and Cliff are back in Pokemon Go. The three leaders now use different Shadow Pokemon in battles, and you have a chance to catch a new shiny Shadow Pokemon.

Team Go Rocket was temporarily removed from Pokemon Go due to in-game issues. The Festival of Lights event and Professor Willow’s research into Hoopa caught Team Go Rocket’s attention and it seems like the three leaders Sierra, Arlo, and Cliff are coming back stronger, with new Shadow Pokemon lineups, ready to take over the Pokemon Go world.

The Team Go Rocket leaders are now appearing more often at PokeStops and in balloons, and to be honest, the Team Go Rocket leaders in Pokemon Go are probably the most difficult battles. Defeating Sierra, Arlo, and Cliff can be quite a challenge, and using the best Pokemon counters and moves will help you a lot to beat them.

That said, let’s take a look at the new Shadow Pokemon and how to beat Team Go Rocket leaders Sierra, Arlo, and Cliff.

Team Go Rocket Sierra Arlo Cliff Shadow Pokemon lineups and Best Counters

Leader Sierra new Pokemon lineup and Best Counters

#1 Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters

Shadow Nidoran (can be shiny)

  • Rhyperior with Mud Slap and Rock Wrecker
  • Excadrill with Mud Slap and Return
  • Metagross with Zen Headbutt and Meteor Mash
  • Aggron with Smack Down and Return
  • Jirachi with Confusion and Return

# 2 Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters

Shadow Beedrill

  • Heatran with Fire Spin and Iron Head
  • Aggron with Smack Down and Return
  • Shadow Aggron with Smack Down and Return
  • Mega Gengar with Hex and Shadow Punch
  • Probopass with Rock Throw and Magnet Bomb

Shadow Vileplume 

  • Heatran with Fire Spin and Iron Head
  • Burn Genesect with Fury Cutter and Techno Blast Burn
  • Genesect with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Mega Charizard Y with Wing Attack and Dragon Claw
  • Giratina Origin with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball

Shadow Slowbro

  • Zarude with Vine Whip and Energy Ball
  • Mega Gyarados with Dragon Tail and Crunch
  • Yveltal with Snarl and Dark Pulse
  • Giratina Origin with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
  • Mew with Volt Switch and Wild Charge

#3 Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters

Shadow Houndoom

  • Omastar with Mud Shot and Rock Slide
  • Mega Gyarados with Dragon Tail and Aqua Tail
  • Regirock with Lock On and Stone Edge
  • Swampert with Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon
  • Shadow Omastar with Mud Shot and Rock Slide

Shadow Marowak

  • Lugia with Dragon Tail and Sky Attack
  • Shadow Lugia with Dragon Tail and Sky Attack
  • Giratina with Shadow Claw and Dragon Claw
  • Scyther with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Dragonite with Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw

Shadow Nidoqueen

  • Excadrill with Mud Shot and Drill Run
  • Rhyperior with Mud Slap and Surf
  • Mega Gyarados with Dragon Breath and Aqua Tail
  • Swampert with Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon
  • Rhydon with Mud Slap and Surf

Leader Arlo new Pokemon lineup and Best Counters

#1 Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters

Shadow Gligar (can be shiny)

  • Ho-Oh with Hidden Power and Brave Bird
  • Articuno with Frost Breath and Icy Wind
  • Shadow Ho-Oh with Hidden Power and Earthquake
  • Mega Charizard Y with Fire Spin and Dragon Claw
  • Togekiss with Hidden Power and Ancient Power

#2 Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters

Shadow Mawile

  • Mega Gyarados with Waterfall and Aqua Tail
  • Mega Houndoom with Fire Fang and Return
  • Reshiram with Fire Fang and Return
  • Mega Charizard X with Ember and Dragon Claw
  • Entei with Fire Fang and Return

Shadow Lapras

  • Shadow Electivire with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Shadow Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Mega Manectric with Thunder Fang and Wild Charge
  • Shadow Raikou with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Shadow Magnezone with Spark and Wild Charge

Shadow Cradily

  • Genesect with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Burn Genesect with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Cobalion with Metal Claw and Sacred Sword
  • Mega Gengar with Shadow Claw and Shadow Punch
  • Heatran with Fire Spin and Iron Head

#3 Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters

Shadow Scizor

  • Heatran with Fire Spin and Iron Head
  • Ho-Oh with Incinerate and Brave Bird
  • Mega Charizard Y with Ember and Blast Burn
  • Shadow Ho-Oh with Hidden Power and Earthquake
  • Reshiram with Fire Fang and Return

Shadow Snorlax

  • Obstagoon with Counter and Cross Chop
  • Mega Gyarados with Dragon Tail and Aqua Tail
  • Yveltal with Snarl and Focus Blast
  • Zarude with Vine Whip and Power Whip
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Crunch

Shadow Gardevoir

  • Giratina with Shadow Claw and Dragon Claw
  • Metagross with Bullet Punch and Psychic
  • Shadow Metagross with Bullet Punch and Psychic
  • Nidoqueen with Poison Jab and Poison Fang
  • Zarude with Bite and Power Whip

Leader Cliff new Pokemon lineup and Best Counters

#1 Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters

Shadow Grimer (can be shiny)

  • Lugia with Extrasensory and Sky Attack
  • Shadow Lugia with Extrasensory and Sky Attack
  • Landorus Therian with Mud Shot and Superpower
  • Rhyperior with Mud Slap and Superpower
  • Dragonite with Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw

#2 Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters

Shadow Venusaur

  • Mega Charizard Y with Wing Attack and Dragon Claw
  • Mega Charizard X with Ember and Dragon Claw
  • Shadow Dragonite with Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw
  • Ho-Oh with Incinerate and BRave Bird
  • Dragonite with Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw

Shadow Crobat

  • Raikou with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Melmetal with Thunder Shock and Rock Slide
  • Regirock with Lock-On and Stone Edge
  • Shadow Raikou with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Alola Golem with Volt Switch and Wild Charge

Shadow Machamp

  • Lugia with Extrasensory and Sky Attack
  • Mega Slowbro with Confusion and Psychic
  • Shadow Lugia with Extrasensory and Sky Attack
  • Victini with Confusion and Return
  • Mega Gengar with Shadow Claw and Shadow Punch

#3 Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters

Shadow Tyranitar

  • Chesnaught with Vine Whip and Superpower
  • Mega Gyarados with Dragon Breath and Aqua Tail
  • Cobalion with Metal Claw and Sacred Sword
  • Poliwrath with Mud Shot and Dynamic Punch
  • Zamazenta with Snarl and Close Combat

Shadow Charizard

  • Regirock with Lock-On and Stone Edge
  • Omastar with Mud Shot and Rock Slide
  • Melmetal with Thunder Shock and Rock Slide
  • Shadow Tyranitar with Smack Down and Return
  • Shadow Omastar with Mud Shot and Rock Slide

Shadow Arcanine

  • Garchomp with Mud Shot and Earth Power
  • Shadow Swampert with Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon
  • Swampert with Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Superpower
  • Mega Ampharos with Volt Switch and Thunder Punch

You’re all set now, so good luck, and let’s save these Shadow Pokemon and the Pokemon Go world from the Team Go Rocket.


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