Pokemon Go: Team GO Rocket Leaders Guide

Pokemon Go Team GO Rocket Leaders Guide

Team GO Rocket Leaders have been appearing in Pokemon Go for a few days now. We have made a guide to help you find and defeat Team Rocket Leaders (Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo).

Steps to encounter a Leader:

  • Defeating a Team GO Rocket grunts awards you Mysterious Components.
  • By collecting 6 Mysterious Components, Rocket Detector can be formed.
  • With the help of Rocket Detector bring up the overworld map that will direct you to the Team GO Rocket boss.
  • Leaders use shields and Team Leader shadow Pokemon can be shiny.

Rewards

You get 1000 Stardust and two of:

  • Unova Stone
  • Sinnoh Stone
  • Revive
  • Max Revive
  • Max Potion

Rocket Leader Cliff

Cliff Pokemon lineup

FirstSecondThird
MeowthSnorlaxTyranitar
SandslashInfernape
FlygonTorterra

Counters

LucarioRegiceSwampert
Meowth, Snorlax, and TyranitarFlygon, Sandslash, and TorterraSandslash, Infernape, and Tyranitar
CounterLock OnMud Shot
Power Up PunchBlizzardHydro Cannon
Shadow BallFocus BlastEarthquake

Rocket Leader Sierra

Sierra Pokemon lineup

FirstSecondThird
SneaselHypnoAlakazam
LaprasHoundoom
SableyeGardevoir

Counters

LucarioMelmetalTyranitar
Sneasel, Lapras and Hypno / Alakazam (Shadow Ball)Gardevoir, Lapras, Hypno, and AlakazamHypno, Sableye, Houndoom, and Alakazam
CounterThunder ShockBite
Power Up PunchRock SlideCrunch
Shadow BallFlash CannonStone Edge

Rocket LeaderĀ Arlo

FirstSecondThird
ScytherMagnezoneScizor
CrobatDragonite
GyaradosCharizard

Counters

MelmetalMewtwoBlaziken
Scyther, Gyarados, Crobat, and DragoniteCrobat and Dragonite (Ice Beam)Magnezone and Scizor
Thunder ShockPsycho CutCounter
Rock SlidePsytrikeBlaze Kick
ThunderBoltIce BeamFocus Blast