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Pokémon GO Team GO Rocket Leaders Guide 2024, Shadow Pokémon lineups and best counters

Trainers, it is time to save the world once again, from the team that we all love to hate, and hate to love, Team GO Rocket.

The whole scope of Team GO Rocket is very complicated, but the ones we are most interested in are the Team GO Rocket Leaders. Each member of the Team GO Rocket Leaders has their own Shadow Pokémon lineup, and to be honest, they are quite hard to defeat.

It is very important to know beforehand what you are up against so that you can form the best team to defeat them. First off, you need to have a Rocket Radar and a Super Rocket Radar. To get a Rocket Radar, you need to get six Mysterious Components, which you obtain through defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts.

Additionally, during this Team GO Rocket Takeover, there will be Balloons appearing in the sky, so you will get more encounters with the team that causes chaos everywhere. A Super Rocket Radar is obtained through quests, so you would need to get Special Research for it.

Without further ado, here is the list of Team GO Rocket Leaders, their Shadow Pokémon lineup and best counters.

Leader Sierra Shadow Pokémon Lineup and Best Counters 2024

Slot 1

Shadow Tentacool (can be shiny)

Counters

  • Mega Garchomp with Mud Shot and Sand Tomb
  • Dialga Origin with Dragon Breath and Thunder
  • Palkia Origin with Dragon Tail and Aqua Tail
  • Dialga with Dragon Breath and Thunder
  • Palkia with Dragon Tail and Aqua Tail

Slot 2

Shadow Sableye

Counters

  • Mega Tyranitar Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Gyarados with Waterfall and Aqua Tail
  • Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Fire Punch
  • Primal Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Hydreigon with Dragon Breath and Brutal Swing

Shadow Honchkrow

Counters

  • Mega Diancie with Rock Throw and Rock Slide
  • Mega Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Dragon Ascent
  • Shadow Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Shadow Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing

Shadow Milotic

Counters

  • Mega Sceptile with Bullet Seed and Frenzy Plant
  • Mega Manectric with Thunder Fang and Wild Charge
  • Shadow Regigigas with Hidden Power and Giga Impact
  • Kartana with Razor Leaf and Leaf Blade
  • Sky Shaymin with Hidden Power and Solar Beam

Slot 3

Shadow Houndoom

Counters

  • Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Precipice Blades
  • Primal Kyogre with Waterfall and Origin Pulse
  • Mega Swampert with Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon
  • Mega Garchomp with Mud Shot and Earth Power
  • Shadow Kyogre with Waterfall and Origin Pulse

Shadow Victreebel

Counters

  • Mega Scizor with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Mega Steelix with Dragon Tail and Psychic Fange
  • Solgaleo with Fire Spin and Psychic Fangs
  • Heatran with Fire Spin and Magma Storm
  • Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Fire Punch

Shadow Alakazam

Counters

  • Mega Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Houndoom with Snarl and Foul Play
  • Yveltal with Snarl and Dark Pulse
  • Zarude with Vine Whip and Dark Pulse
  • Darkrai with Snarl and Dark Pulse

Leader Arlo Shadow Pokémon and Best Counters 2024

Slot 1

  • Shadow Bagon (can be shiny)

Counters

  • Mega Salamance with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Mega Garchomp with Dragon Tail and Earth Power
  • Mega Gyarados with Dragon Tail and Dragon Pulse
  • Reshiram with Dragon Breath and Fusion Flare
  • Primal Groudon with Dragon Tail and Fire Punch
  • Palkia with Dragon Breath and Aqua Tail

Slot 2

Shadow Charizard

Counters

  • Mega Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Ampharos with Volt Switch and Thunder Punch
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Regirock with Lock-On and Stone Edge
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Breaking Swipe

Shadow Golurk

Counters

  • Mega Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Breaking Swipe
  • Mega Pidgeot with Wing Attack and Aerial Ace
  • Yveltal with Snarl and Dark Pulse
  • Zarude with Vine Whip and Energy Ball
  • Primal Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf

Shadow Hypno

Counters

  • Mega Tyranitar with Smack Down and Crunch
  • Mega Gyarados with Bite and Aqua Tail
  • Yveltal with Snarl and Dark Pulse
  • Hoopa Unbound with Astonish and Dark Pulse
  • Greninja with Water Shuriken and Night Slash

Slot 3

Shadow Scizor

Counters

  • Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Fire Punch
  • Mega Charizard Y with Fire Spin and Dragon Claw
  • Mega Blaziken with Fire Spin and Blaze Kick
  • Heatran with Fire Spin and Magma Storm
  • Victini with Quick Attack and V-create
  • Moltres with Wing Attack and Overheat

Shadow Dragonite

Counters

  • Mega Steelix with Dragon Tail and Breaking Swipe
  • Mega Abomasnow with Powder Snow and Weather Ball
  • Florges with Fairy Wind and Disarming Voice
  • Meloetta with Quick Attack and Ice Punch
  • Melmetal with Thunder Shock and Rock Slide

Shadow Salamence

Counters

  • Mega Gyarados with Dragon Breath and Aqua Tail
  • Mega Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Primal Groudon with Dragon Tail  and Fire Punch
  • Florges with Fairy Wind and Disarming Voice
  • Aurorus with Powder Snow and Weather Ball

Leader Cliff Shadow Pokémon lineup and Best Counters 2024

Slot 1

Shadow Zubat (can be shiny)

Counters

  • Mega Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Aerodactyl with Smack Down and Frustration
  • Shadow Tyranitar with Smack Down and Frustration
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Terrakion with Smack Down and Sacred Sword

Slot 2

Shadow Kingdra

Counters

  • Mega Gyarados with Dragon Breath and Aqua Tail
  • Mega Gardevoir with Charm and Triple Axel
  • Mega Scizor with Fury Cutter and Might Slash
  • Giratina with Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw
  • Virizion with Double Kick and Leaf Blade

Shadow Gallade

Counters

  • Mega Charizard Y with Wing Attack and Dragon Claw
  • Mega Gengar with Shadow Claw and Shadow Punch
  • Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Fire Punch
  • Giratina with Shadow Claw and Dragon Claw
  • Solgaleo with Fire Spin and Psychic Fangs

Slot 3

Shadow Crobat

Counters

  • Mega Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Regirock with Lock-On and Stone Edge
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Fire Punch
  • Zekrom with Dragon Breath and Wild Charge

Shadow Cradily

Counters

  • Mega Scizor with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Fire Punch
  • Mega Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Breaking Swipe
  • Scizor with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Annihilape with Counter and Night Slash

Shadow Dusknoir

Counters

  • Mega Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Pidgeot with Wing Attack and Aerial Ace
  • Greninja with Water Shuriken and Night Slash
  • Yveltal with Snarl and Darl Pulse
  • Guzzlord with Snarl and Dragon Claw

Giovanni Shadow Pokémon Lineup and Best Counters 2024

Slot 1

Shadow Persian

Counters

  • Mega Tyranitar with Smack Down and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Gyarados with Dragon Breath and Aqua Tail
  • Annihilape with Counter and Night Slash
  • Terrakion with Double Kick and Sacred Sword
  • Cobalion with Double Kick and Sacred Sword

Slot 2

Shadow Nidoking

Counters

  • Shadow Mewtwo with Confusion and Psystrike
  • Primal Kyogre with Waterfall and Origin Pulse
  • Mega Alakazam with Confusion and Psychic
  • Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Precipice Blades
  • Mewtwo with Confusion and Psystrike

Shadow Garchomp

Counters

  • Mega Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Breaking Swipe
  • Mega Gardevoir with Charm and Triple Axel
  • Shadow Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Shadow Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Ice Beam
  • Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche

Slot 3

Shadow Kyogre

Counters

  • Mega Sceptile with Bullet Seed and Leaf Blade
  • Mega Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Breaking Swipe
  • Virizion with Double Kick and Leaf Blade
  • Palkia Oriign with Dragon Breath and Aqua Tail
  • Palkia with Dragon Breath and Aqua Tail

We hope our guide will help you get all the Pokémon you want, and good luck on your quests.

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Ivana Kachurova

Fresh out-of-uni writer, with a passion for gaming (a girl that likes games?!) and technology, as the newest addition to the FGR family, she will make sure to keep up with the latest news happening in the gaming community and report to you as fast as she can. Faster than The Flash. As an absolute fan of Shakespeare (the greatest human being, duh) you might find her where the gaming world and the literature world collide. The best of both worlds.

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