Team Rocket Leaders February Lineups and New Shadow Pokémon

Team Rocket Leaders February Lineups and Shadow Pokémon

Trainers, Team GO Rocket Leader lineups and featured Shadow Pokémon have changed! Additionally, new shadow Pokémon are now appearing in Pokémon GO. When you challenge Team GO Rocket Grunts at discolored PokéStops, there’s a chance they’ll have Shadow Pokémon like Vulpix, Ninetales, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Omanyte, Omastar, Misdreavus, Carvanha, and Sharpedo on their team.

We’ve updated the following GO Hub guides with latest counters:

Here are the new lineups and the new shadow Pokémon available from Team Leader encounters:


Pokemon #1 Pokemon #2 Pokemon #3
Pokemon GO MawileMawile Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard Pokemon GO ScizorScizor
Pokemon GO BlastoiseBlastoise Pokemon GO DragoniteDragonite
Pokemon GO SteelixSteelix Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence


Pokemon #1 Pokemon #2 Pokemon #3
Pokemon GO BeldumBeldum Pokemon GO ExeggutorExeggutor Pokemon GO ShiftryShiftry
Pokemon GO LaprasLapras Pokemon GO HoundoomHoundoom
Pokemon GO SharpedoSharpedo Pokemon GO AlakazamAlakazam


Pokemon #1 Pokemon #2 Pokemon #3
Pokemon GO PinsirPinsir Pokemon GO MarowakMarowak Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar
Pokemon GO OmastarOmastar Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert
Pokemon GO ElectivireElectivire Pokemon GO TorterraTorterra

New shadow Pokémon encounters

CP range shows possible 100% after purifying. Lower CP values will not give you a 100% purified Pokémon. Defeating GO Rocket leaders always rewards an encounter with their first Pokémon (Pinsir, Beldum, Mawile). Bellsprout is available from Decoy Grunt encounters while searching for Giovanni.

Pokémon CP Range Weather boosted
Pokemon GO PinsirPinsir 654 – 667  1078 – 1099
Pokemon GO BeldumBeldum 213 – 220 351 – 362
Snow Windy
Pokemon GO MawileMawile 359 – 368 592 – 607
Snow Cloudy
Pokemon GO BellsproutBellsprout 225 – 233 371 – 384
Sunny Cloudy
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou 765 – 778 1260 – 1282
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