Team Go Rocket made entry to Pokemon Go in July 2019 and their arrival in the game was well appreciated by fans.

Team Go Rocket Grunts invaded PokeStops with Shadow Pokemon & players were required to save Shadow Pokémon with the process of Purification, which requires a certain amount of candies & stardust.

Now, Team Go Rocket leaders & Giovanni have made their entry to the game, but they can only be encountered by collecting mysterious components. Players can obtain mysterious components by defeating Team Go Rocket Grunts.

Team Go Rocket

The collection of six mysterious components will craft a Rocket Radar which can be used by players to locate Team Go Rocket leaders. When players will defeat Team Go Rocket leader, Rocket radar will get consumed.

Team Go Rocket

Players will get Sinnoh Stone and Unova Stone as reward for defeating Team Go Rocket leaders. But as you know, there are three Go Rocket leaders – Cliff, Arlo and Sierra and defeating them is not an easy task.

One requires a strategy and specific set of Pokemon to counter each of these leaders. Mentioned below are the Pokemon that will be used by Team Go Rocket Leader Cliff and its best counters.

Pokemon Go Team Rocket

Pokemon 1

Meowth Counters

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Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Lucario

Pokemon 2 (Snorlax or Sandslash or Flygon)

Snorlax Counters

Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Lucario

Sandslash Counters


Mamoswine, Mewtwo (w/ Ice Beam), Kyogre, Kingler (w/ Crabhammer), Roserade

Flygon Counters

Mamoswine, Mewtwo (w/ Ice Beam), Regice, Rayquaza, Dragonite, Gardevoir

Pokemon 3 (Tyranitar or Infernape, Torterra )

Tyranitar Counters


Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Kyogre, Kingler (w/ Crabhammer)

Infernape Counters

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Groudon, Kyogre, Mewtwo (w/ Psychic or Psystrike), Moltres (w/ Sky Attack)

Torterra Counters

Mamoswine, Mewtwo (w/ Ice Beam), Regice, Chandelure, Moltres, Pinsir

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