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Team GO Rocket Leader (Trainer class)
|Team GO Rocket Leader|
GOロケット団リーダー GO Team Rocket Leader
Promotional artwork from Pokémon GO
|Introduced in||Generation VII|
|Appears in||Pokémon GO|
|Notable members||Cliff, Sierra, Arlo|
A Team GO Rocket Leader (Japanese: GOロケット団リーダー GO Team Rocket Leader) is a type of Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon GO. They are high ranking members of Team GO Rocket serving under Giovanni.
Team GO Rocket Leaders can be found at PokéStops designated as Team GO Rocket Hideouts, which can be located using a Rocket Radar. In battle, unlike Grunts, Leaders will always use their Protect Shield against the player's first two Charged Attacks. Once defeated, the Leader will leave the PokéStop and abandon one of the Shadow Pokémon used.
Team GO Rocket Leaders use a teams of three Shadow Pokémon in Trainer Battles, each independently and randomly selected from separate pools. During battle, they will always use a Protect Shield whenever possible. Upon being defeated, a Leader will abandon one of the Shadow Pokémon used in battle.
The following lists the possible Pokémon used by Team GO Rocket Leaders since February 1, 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 icon.
- For a historic list of past Pokémon teams used by Team GO Rocket Leaders, see Team GO Rocket Leader (Trainer class)/Pokémon change history.
Upon defeating a Team GO Rocket Leader, the player will receive 1,000 and two reward bundles at random. It is possible for a player to receive two of the same bundles after one battle, except for Strange Eggs, in which the player will always receive one if there is space available. During some in-game events featuring Team GO Rocket, defeating a Leader also rewards one sticker.
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|This Trainer Class article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|