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アルロ Arlo
"The Vengeful Aristocrat"
GO Arlo.png
Art from Pokémon GO
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Black and red
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Team GO Rocket Leader
Generation VII, VIII, IX
Games Pokémon GO
Specializes in Steel types
Member of Team GO Rocket
Team Valor (formerly)
Rank Leader

Arlo (Japanese: アルロ Arlo) is one of the Leaders of Team GO Rocket in Pokémon GO.

Arlo is known to be sly and manipulative. After joining Team GO Rocket, he has contributed to its Shadow Pokémon program. Apparently, Arlo turned to Team GO Rocket because it was able to offer him what Team Valor could not.[1]


Arlo was the third and final Team GO Rocket Leader encountered by one of Professor Willow's assistants. Prior to joining Team GO Rocket, Arlo was a member of Team Valor and a close friend of Candela, but suddenly left some time after Candela became the Team Valor Leader, and she had not heard from him since. While researching at a field with Professor Willow, Candela spotted Arlo at a distance, surrounded by a large group of his Shadow Pokémon. Considering Blanche's and Spark's earlier encounters with the other Team GO Rocket Leaders, Candela and Professor Willow retreated back to the lab, seemingly unnoticed by Arlo.[2]

On November 5, 2019[3], Arlo sent the following message to Candela:

"Candela. After all this time, you still haven’t changed. Tsk.
Remember, fire is a fickle thing. When controlled, it provides warmth, but in the wrong hands, it burns.
You will regret the day you took what was rightfully mine."

On November 12, 2019, Candela returned to the original location where she last saw Arlo and found that he was still present. Arlo was challenged to a battle on the terms that he uses his past team and not his Shadow Pokémon, to which he accepted. During an intense battle, Arlo had two of his Pokémon knocked out without defeating even one of Candela's, causing him to hesitate at continuing. Arlo was given an offer by Candela for him to return to Team Valor, but Arlo refused, stating that Team GO Rocket had made him a leader and didn't need pity. Arlo then fled from the battle, giving Candela a victory by forfeit.[4]

On July 26, 2020, during Pokémon GO Fest 2020, Arlo battled Candela. Candela initiated the battle by sending out a Rapidash, while Arlo sent a Shadow Scizor.[5] While Scizor was using X-Scissor, Candela reminisced about the time both Arlo and her were training together with their respective Scyther and Ponyta before parting ways. Coming back to her senses, she commanded Rapidash to use Fire Spin.[6] In the end, Candela won the battle when Giovanni recalled Arlo to him along with the other Team GO Rocket Leaders.[7]


Arlo uses a team of three Shadow Pokémon in a Trainer Battle, each independently and randomly selected from separate pools. During battle, Arlo will always use a Protect Shield whenever possible. Upon being defeated, Arlo will abandon one of the Shadow Pokémon used in battle.

The following lists the possible Pokémon used by Arlo since March 25, 2023. Green-colored cells denote the Pokémon that will be encountered during the bonus challenge. These Shadow Pokémon have a chance of becoming Shiny, as denoted by the Shiny icon.

For a historic list of Arlo's past Pokémon teams, see Team GO Rocket Leader (Trainer class)/Pokémon change history.
Leader Arlo
Team GO Rocket Leader
#1 #2 #3
TeddiursaShinyShadow HypnoShadowBlazikenShadowGolurkShadow ScizorShadowBanetteShadowLuxrayShadow


"You again? Please."
"Oh? Are you here to challenge me? Don’t test me."
"Are you the best that Candela and her little friends could find?"
"Tch... How dare riffraff such as yourself speak to me?"
"Only a fool would challenge me."
"Team GO Rocket’s domination is inevitable. Submit and you may be spared."
"Pokémon are our tools. We are entitled to power them up as we so choose. Commoners such as yourself would never understand."
"My sole purpose in life is to win. I’ll vanquish whoever dares to get in my way."
"Oh, do YOU think you can beat me? Someone of your standing? Hah!"
"What a fool you are to even think of battling me."
"Pokémon are my tools, and winning is my birthright. Get in my way, and you’ll be crushed, vermin."
  • GO Fest 2020:
"Today, this event. Tomorrow, the world!"
"Now that we’ve taken over your little celebration, I bet Candela is worried. Good."
"Seeing this confetti rain down and all my hard work pay off... It reignites my passion to defeat you!"
Before battle
"Let's make this quick. I'm busy."
"Why do you insist on wasting my time?"
"Well, if you insist on battling, as a Trainer, I must accept. However, you will pay for inconveniencing me."
"You have such an air of arrogance about you. Allow me to dispel it for you."
"Your insolence disgusts me. I’ll make sure your confidence is utterly shattered following this battle."
"Your sense of self-importance sickens me. Are you prepared to be wholly humiliated?"
"Your arrogance will be your downfall, and I shall be the one to set that in motion."
"Loss is not a concept I’m acquainted with. I don’t expect that will change after this battle."
"A person of your stature shouldn’t be this confident. Fret not—I’ll do you the honor of teaching you this lesson."
"Usually I wouldn’t consider debasing myself by battling a commoner...but I’ll make an exception to humiliate you."
"You lack the gravitas to be in the presence of Team GO Rocket. I’ll finish this quickly."
  • GO Fest 2020:
"We’ve taken over your celebration, and you still insist on challenging me? Get ready to face the harsh reality."
"Your festival is in the hands of Team GO Rocket now. You cannot defeat us."
"I’ll defeat you quickly so I can return to the take-over festivities."
Prebattle screen
"It’s time to learn your place in the world."
"I never lose."
"Prepare yourself for a world of hurt."
"Arrogance leads to failure."
"Your defeat comes on swift wings."
Upon victory
"You could never hope to overcome my power. And soon, I’ll be even more powerful..."
"Don’t be too disappointed. It was always going to end like this."
"I never lose. Now get out of my sight."
"If this is the best Candela and her little friends can offer, Team GO Rocket has nothing to worry about."
"If the rest of the Trainers of this world are like you, then Team GO Rocket’s success is assured."
"It was foolish of you to think you could beat me. It’s because of my brilliance that we have Shadow Pokémon!"
  • GO Fest 2020:
"Look at me—I want to take a picture of this moment so I can revel in your disappointment later."
"If only Candela could see me now. We’ve taken over your celebration, and now I’ve defeated you!"
"Isn’t this confetti beautiful?"
Upon being defeated
"Tch... Just wait until you and Candela see what I have in store next..."
" can this be? I...I never lose!"
"How dare you...humiliate me like this?"
"I haven’t felt this much humiliation since I lost my battle with Candela... You’ll pay for this."
"The last person to humiliate me like this was Candela. You’ll all pay for this..."
"I...I don’t understand... I never lose..."
  • GO Fest 2020:
"I was supposed to win! Everything went perfectly for our take-over!"
"This take-over was supposed to be my biggest event of the year. How dare you humiliate me like this!"
"This confetti now just reminds me of my failure. This won’t be the last you see of me..."


Spr GO Arlo.png
Icon from
Pokémon GO



Language Name Origin
Japanese アルロ Arlo
English, German, Spanish, French,
Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish
Arlo Same as his Japanese name
Korean 알로 Arlo Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 亞洛 Yǎluò Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 亞洛 Alok
Thai อาร์โล Arlo Transcription of his Japanese name


Boss: Giovanni
Leaders: CliffSierraArlo
Lower members: Team GO Rocket Grunts
Pokémon: Shadow Pokémon
Items: Mysterious Component
Rocket RadarSuper Rocket Radar

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