Team Go Rocket Leaders, along with Giovanni, have finally arrived in the game. To encounter Team Go Rocket leaders, players are required to defeat Team Go Rocket Grunts & collect mysterious components.

The names of Team Go Rocket leaders – Cliff, Arlo & Sierra were revealed earlier by Niantic. By defeating Team Go Rocket leaders players can also earn Sinnoh stone or Unova stone as reward.

Pokemon Go Team Rocket
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In order to encounter Team Go Rocket leaders, players are first required to collect mysterious components. It can be collected by defeating Team Go Rocket Grunts. The collection of six mysterious components will create a Rocket Detector or Radar, which can be used to find Team Go Rocket Leader.

Team Go Rocket

Activation of Detector will take players to a new map, where players will encounter Team Go Rocket leader. If Team Go Rocket leader will be defeated, Rocket Detector will be consumed. In terms of battle, Team Go Rocket leaders combat are similar to Grunt Battles but Rocket leaders uses Shields.

Team Go Rocket

Each Team Go Rocket Leader has a different set of Pokemon, so players are required to make different strategies, if they are encountering different leaders. Mentioned below are the Pokemon that will be used by Arlo and its best counters.

Team Go Rocket
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According to reports from various players, Arlo has been seen using the following Pokemon :

Pokemon 1


Pokemon Go Scyther
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Scyther Counters

Rampardos, Tyranitar, Rhyperior, Chandelure, Mamoswine, Magnezone, Melmetal

Pokemon 2 – (Magnezone or Crobat or Gyarados)

Magnezone Counters

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Mamoswine, Groudon, Excadrill, Garchomp, Rhyperior, Machamp, Chandelur

Crobat Counters

Crobat Counters

Rampardos, Raikou, Mewtwo (w/ Psychic, Psystrike or Ice Beam), Mamoswine, Regirock

Gyarados Counters


Raikou, Electivire, Magnezone, Zapdos, Melmetal

Pokemon 3 (Scizor, Dragonite, and Charizard)

Scizor Counters

Scizor Counters

Chandelure, Moltres, Blaziken, Entei

Dragonite Counters

Giratina Counters

Mamoswine, Weavile, Regice, Mewtwo (w/ Ice Beam), Rampardos, Gardevoir, Rayquaza, Dialga

Charizard Counters


Rampardos, Tyranitar, Rhyperior, Kyogre, Raikou, Regirock

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