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.


You get 1000 Stardust and two of:

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

Rocket Leader Cliff

Cliff Pokemon lineup

First Second Third
Meowth Snorlax Tyranitar
Sandslash Infernape
Flygon Torterra


Lucario Regice Swampert
Meowth, Snorlax, and Tyranitar Flygon, Sandslash, and Torterra Sandslash, Infernape, and Tyranitar
Counter Lock On Mud Shot
Power Up Punch Blizzard Hydro Cannon
Shadow Ball Focus Blast Earthquake

Rocket Leader Sierra

Sierra Pokemon lineup

First Second Third
Sneasel Hypno Alakazam
Lapras Houndoom
Sableye Gardevoir


Lucario Melmetal Tyranitar
Sneasel, Lapras and Hypno / Alakazam (Shadow Ball) Gardevoir, Lapras, Hypno, and Alakazam Hypno, Sableye, Houndoom, and Alakazam
Counter Thunder Shock Bite
Power Up Punch Rock Slide Crunch
Shadow Ball Flash Cannon Stone Edge

Rocket Leader Arlo

First Second Third
Scyther Magnezone Scizor
Crobat Dragonite
Gyarados Charizard


Melmetal Mewtwo Blaziken
Scyther, Gyarados, Crobat, and Dragonite Crobat and Dragonite (Ice Beam) Magnezone and Scizor
Thunder Shock Psycho Cut Counter
Rock Slide Psytrike Blaze Kick
ThunderBolt Ice Beam Focus Blast
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