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Team Rocket HQ

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This article is about the one of Team Rocket's headquarters in the core series games. For Team Rocket headquaters in the anime, see Team Rocket HQ (anime).
If you were looking for the the Celadon City base, see Rocket Hideout.
Team Rocket HQ
Rocket Hideout
ロッケトだんアジト
Team Rocket Hideout
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Rocket Hideout B1F HGSS.png
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: "Just a Souvenir Shop" in Mahogany Town
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Mahogany Town Map.png
Location of Team Rocket HQ in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Team Rocket HQ (Japanese: ロッケトだんアジト Team Rocket Hideout), called the Rocket Hideout in Generation II, is the headquarters and a hideout for Team Rocket in the Johto region, located beneath "Just a Souvenir Shop" in Mahogany Town.

In the games

For a period of time in the Generation II and IV games, Team Rocket used these headquarters as a power source to send out high-frequency sound waves, which disturbed the Pokémon in Mahogany Town, Lake of Rage, and other surrounding locations, affecting their evolution patterns. It is also the source of the problems occurring at the lake, involving the appearance of a red Gyarados.

After the player encounters the red Gyarados, Lance requests the player's help to stop Team Rocket's plans. After Ariana is defeated, she explains that they were trying to evolve the Magikarp living in the Lake of Rage because Gyarados are far more profitable and rare than their pre-evolutionary form. Team Rocket abandon the headquarters and search for their next course of action.

When Lance and the player invade the HQ, the player must defeat the male and female Team Rocket Grunts on the third floor to acquire the two passwords to the main office. In Generation II, after defeating the Rocket Executive here, the Murkrow next to his desk tells the player that the password to the generator room is "Hail Giovanni". In Generation IV, Petrel tells the player the password but also tells he/she the door to the generator only opens when he speaks the password. After defeating him, the Murkrow reveals its ability to mimic voices, and will lead the player to the generator door and opening it by speaking the password in Petrel's voice. In Generation II, the player battles a female Rocket Executive at this point, while in Generation IV, the player and Lance battle Ariana and a male Team Rocket Grunt. Once the Electrode powering the generator are defeated, Lance gives the player the HM containing Whirlpool as thanks for the assistance.

Though Lance instructs the player to knock out the Electrode powering the generator, the player is able to catch them if they choose to do so, and the result will be the same as if they had knocked them out.

Geography

The transmitter room

According to the Team Rocket Grunts found inside the HQ, it was once used as a ninja base, and was presumably renovated by Team Rocket sometime in the past.

The upper floor of the base contains Persian statues with security cameras in their eyes; walking past one triggers two Team Rocket Grunts that battle the player until they deactivate the cameras using a switch in the center of the area. The far left hallway bypasses most of the Persian cameras, but the floor is booby-trapped with Koffing, Voltorb, and Geodude, which battle the player and have a tendency to Selfdestruct.

The second floor contains the generator room where six Electrode power the radio transmitter. The room is locked and requires a password to open.

The third floor contains workstations, and a passage back onto the second floor leads to the rear of the HQ, where the main office is located. The office is also locked and requires two passwords to open.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag X Accuracy Sprite.png X Accuracy B1F; in the room with the computer  G  S  C 
Bag Guard Spec. Sprite.png Guard Spec. B1F; in the room with the computer  HG  SS 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion B1F; in the east  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget B1F; in the southwest corner  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive B1F; within the traps (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive B1F; southeast (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal B2F; in the south, east of the stairs leading up, in the middle of three boxes (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag X Sp. Def Sprite.png X Sp. Def B2F; in the northeast, in a machine next to a computer (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 (Thief) B2F; in the isolated room near southwest  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal B3F; eastern corridor  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Ice Heal Sprite.png Ice Heal B3F; in the northwest corner of the corridor around the room  G  S  C 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM49 (Snatch) B3F; in the northwest corner of the corridor around the room  HG  SS 
Bag X Sp. Atk Sprite.png X Special B3F; in the southwest corner  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Protein Sprite.png Protein B3F; in the southwest corner  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball B3F; dead end of the corridor in the west, in front of Petrel's room  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 (Whirlpool) Given to the player by Lance after defeating the Electrode  G  S  C 
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 (Whirlpool) Given to the player by Lance after defeating the Electrode  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

All the Pokémon found on the trap floor know the move Selfdestruct and cannot be fled from in this generation.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
074 Geodude
G S C
Trap floor Trap floor
21 Seven
100 Voltorb
G S C
Trap floor Trap floor
23 Eight
101 Electrode
G S C
Transmitter room Transmitter room
23 Three
109 Koffing
G S C
Trap floor Trap floor
21 Seven
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Wild Pokémon appear on the trap floor in the following arrangement. It is necessary to encounter at least four of them in order to traverse the trap floor.

109OD.png 100OD.png 074OD.png
100OD.png 074OD.png 109OD.png
100OD.png 109OD.png
109OD.png 100OD.png 074OD.png 074OD.png
074OD.png 109OD.png
100OD.png 109OD.png 100OD.png 074OD.png
074OD.png 100OD.png 109OD.png 100OD.png

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
074 Geodude
HG SS
Trap floor Trap floor
21 Five
100 Voltorb
HG SS
Trap floor Trap floor
23 Six
101 Electrode
HG SS
Transmitter room Transmitter room
23 Three
109 Koffing
HG SS
Trap floor Trap floor
21 Five
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Wild Pokémon appear on the trap floor in the following arrangement. It is possible to traverse the trap floor without encountering any Pokémon.

100OD.png 074OD.png 100OD.png
109OD.png 100OD.png
074OD.png 100OD.png 109OD.png
074OD.png
109OD.png
109OD.png 100OD.png 074OD.png
100OD.png 109OD.png 074OD.png

Trainers

Generation II

B1F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
Scientist Jed
Scientist Jed
フジオ Fujio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2000
081 Magnemite Lv.20
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.20
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.20
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

Guards

These two Team Rocket Grunts will appear when the player crosses a statue for the first time, until he or sheC presses the secret switch.

Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
096 Drowzee Lv.17
No item
041 Zubat Lv.19
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
041 Zubat Lv.16
No item
088 Grimer Lv.17
No item
019 Rattata Lv.18
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

B2F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
048 Venonat Lv.18
No item
048 Venonat Lv.18
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
042 Golbat Lv.18
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
019 Rattata Lv.17
No item
041 Zubat Lv.17
No item
019 Rattata Lv.17
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



B3F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
023 Ekans Lv.18
No item
044 Gloom Lv.18
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
020 Raticate Lv.19
No item
Scientist Ross
Scientist Ross
ヤスフミ Yasufumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2200
109 Koffing Lv.22
No item
109 Koffing Lv.22
No item
Scientist Mitch
Scientist Mitch
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2400
132 Ditto Lv.24
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Generation IV

B1F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
Scientist Gregg
Scientist Gregg
フジオ Fujio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
081 Magnemite Lv.20
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.20
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.20
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

Guards

These two Team Rocket Grunts will appear in succession every time the player is in front of a statue until he/she presses the secret switch.

Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
096 Drowzee Lv.17
No item
041 Zubat Lv.19
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
041 Zubat Lv.16
No item
088 Grimer Lv.17
No item
019 Rattata Lv.18
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

B2F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
048 Venonat Lv.18
No item
048 Venonat Lv.18
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
042 Golbat Lv.18
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
019 Rattata Lv.17
No item
019 Rattata Lv.17
No item
041 Zubat Lv.17
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



B3F
Trainer Pokémon
Scientist Ross
Scientist Ross
ヤスフミ Yasufumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
109 Koffing Lv.22
No item
109 Koffing Lv.22
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
023 Ekans Lv.18
No item
044 Gloom Lv.18
No item
Scientist Mitch
Scientist Mitch
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
132 Ditto Lv.24
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
020 Raticate Lv.19
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Layout

Version 1F before infiltration 1F after infiltration B1F B2F B3F
Gold Rocket Hideout 1F before Team Rocket GSC.png Mahogany Town Shop GSC.png Rocket Hideout B1F GSC.png Rocket Hideout B2F GSC.png Rocket Hideout B3F GSC.png
Silver
Crystal
HeartGold Rocket Hideout 1F before Team Rocket HGSS.png Mahogany Town Shop HGSS.png Rocket Hideout B1F HGSS.png Rocket Hideout B2F HGSS.png Rocket Hideout B3F HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

In the anime

The Team Rocket research facility in the anime

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage Of Innocence, a research facility at Lake Rage appeared, where it was emitting radio signals that forced the Pokémon to evolve, as part of Project R. This facility was guarded by Persian statues with cameras in them, like the Team Rocket HQ in the games. The actual headquarters were mentioned and Professor Sebastian headed there to await the red Gyarados's transport there, where he intended to study it.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Team Rocket HQ in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Team Rocket HQ appeared in Stop the Strange Sonic Sound!!.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 火箭隊本部 Huǒjiànduì Běnbù
France Flag.png French Repaire Rocket
Germany Flag.png German Rocket-Versteck
Italy Flag.png Italian Rifugio del Team Rocket
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escondite Team Rocket

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