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Team GO Rocket Shadow Pokémon Lineup Changes in Pokémon GO – November 2023

Pokémon GO Trainers, it’s time to update your strategy. Team GO Rocket has recently revised their Shadow Pokémon lineups. This change, crucial for players battling against these adversaries, brings new challenges to your gameplay. Thanks to the reports from the Pokémon GO community, we have compiled an updated list of every Shadow Pokémon now used by the Team GO Rocket Leaders. But that’s not all, the Rocket Grunts have also undergone some changes.

These adjustments add a fresh layer of strategy to encounters with these opponents. Notably, Sierra has made a significant move by placing Houndoom in her third slot. Muk, previously a staple in the Dark Grunt lineup, has been removed. This means that using a fighting-type Pokémon against these grunts is now a safer bet. This adjustment was a response to community feedback, reflecting the ongoing evolution of the game based on player experience.

These updates took place a few days ago and have since been fully integrated into the game. Understanding these changes is key for Trainers looking to optimize their battle strategies against Team GO Rocket. So, let’s dive into the details of the new Shadow Pokémon lineups and see what’s new for both the Leaders and the Grunts.

Team Go Rocket Pokémon GO November 2023

Leader Arlo lineup

1st Pokémon

  • Bellsprout

2nd Pokémon

  • Alakazam
  • Sharpedo
  • Mismagius

3rd Pokémon

  • Snorlax
  • Scizor
  • Magnezone

Leader Sierra lineup

1st Pokémon

  • Sableye

2nd Pokémon

  • Muk
  • Skarmory
  • Gardevoir

3rd Pokémon

  • Victreebel
  • Gyarados
  • Houndoom

Leader Cliff lineup

1st Pokémon

  • Dratini

2nd Pokémon

  • Slowking
  • Cradily
  • Gallade

3rd Pokémon

  • Tyranitar
  • Dusknoir
  • Mamoswine

Giovanni lineup

1st Pokémon

  • Persian

2nd Pokémon

  • Nidoking
  • Kingler
  • Garchomp

3rd Pokémon

  • Regigigas

As we said, changes also happened to Rocket Grunts, so let’s see what’s new.

Rocket Grunts Changes

  • “You’ll be defeated into the ground!” – Rhyhorn
  • “Get ready to be shocked!” – Magnemite
  • “Wherever there is light, there is also shadow.” – Alolan Muk

For all Rocket Grunts lineups, please see here.

The community has positively received these updates, especially the removal of Muk from the Dark Grunt’s lineup. What are your thoughts about these changes? We would like to hear from you, so please let us know in the comments section below.

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Dejan Kacurov

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