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 headquarters in the anime, see Team Rocket HQ (anime).
If you were looking for the Celadon City base, see Team Rocket Hideout.
Team Rocket HQ
Team Rocket's Hideout
ロケットだんアジト
Team Rocket Hideout
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Rocket Hideout B1F HGSS.png
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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: ロケットだんアジト Team Rocket Hideout), referred to as Team Rocket's 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 core series games

For a period of time in the Generation II and IV games, Team Rocket uses these headquarters as a power source to send out high-frequency sound waves, which disturbes 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. Afterwards, Team Rocket abandons the headquarters and searches 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 basement floor to acquire the two passwords to Giovanni's office. In Generation II, after defeating the Rocket Executive in the office, 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 reveals them that 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 open 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 in a Multi Battle. 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. In Gold and Silver, the player cannot escape from these Pokémon. If the player uses Roar, Whirlwind, or Teleport, the moves will fail every time.

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
X Accuracy X Accuracy B1F; in the room with the computer  G  S 
Guard Spec. Guard Spec. B1F; in the room with the computer  C  HG  SS 
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion B1F; in the east  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Nugget Nugget B1F; in the southwest corner  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Revive Revive B1F; within the traps; three tiles north of the stairs (hidden)  G  S  C 
Revive Revive B1F; northeast corner of the room with two blue containers, in the east (hidden)  HG  SS 
Full Heal Full Heal B2F; in the south, east of the stairs leading up, in the middle of three boxes (hidden)  HG  SS 
Full Heal Full Heal B2F; in the east, in a machine next to a computer (hidden)  G  S  C 
X Sp. Def X Sp. Def B2F; in the east, in a machine next to a computer (hidden)  HG  SS 
TM Dark TM46 (Thief) B2F; in the isolated room near southwest  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Full Heal Full Heal B3F; eastern corridor  C  HG  SS 
Full Heal Full Heal B3F; in the southwest corner  G  S 
Ice Heal Ice Heal B3F; in the northwest corner of the corridor around the room  G  S  C 
TM Dark TM49 (Snatch) B3F; in the northwest corner of the corridor around the room  HG  SS 
Dire Hit Dire Hit B3F; in the southwest corner  G  S 
X Sp. Atk X Special B3F; in the southwest corner  C  HG  SS 
Protein Protein B3F; in the southwest corner  C  HG  SS 
Protein Protein B3F; eastern corridor  G  S 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball B3F; dead end of the corridor in the west, in front of Petrel's room  C  HG  SS 
HM Water HM06 (Whirlpool) Given to the player by Lance after defeating the Electrode  G  S  C 
HM Water 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
Geodude Geodude
G S C
Trap floor Trap floor
21 Seven
Voltorb Voltorb
G S C
Trap floor Trap floor
23 Eight
Electrode Electrode
G S C
Transmitter room Transmitter room
23 Three
Koffing 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.

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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
Geodude Geodude
HG SS
Trap floor Trap floor
21 Five
Voltorb Voltorb
HG SS
Trap floor Trap floor
23 Six
Electrode Electrode
HG SS
Transmitter room Transmitter room
23 Three
Koffing 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. Wild Pokémon do not appear after defeating the three Electrode.

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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
Rattata Rattata Lv.16
No item
Rattata Rattata Lv.16
No item
Rattata Rattata Lv.16
No item
Rattata Rattata Lv.16
No item
Scientist Jed
Scientist Jed
フジオ Fujio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2000
Magnemite Magnemite Lv.20
No item
Magnemite Magnemite Lv.20
No item
Magnemite 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 they press the secret switch. The Grunts must be battled at least once.

Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
Drowzee Drowzee Lv.17
No item
Zubat Zubat Lv.19
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
Zubat Zubat Lv.16
No item
Grimer Grimer Lv.17
No item
Rattata 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
Venonat Venonat Lv.18
No item
Venonat Venonat Lv.18
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
Golbat Golbat Lv.18
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
Rattata Rattata Lv.17
No item
Zubat Zubat Lv.17
No item
Rattata 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
Ekans Ekans Lv.18
No item
Gloom Gloom Lv.18
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
Raticate Raticate Lv.19
No item
Scientist Ross
Scientist Ross
ヤスフミ Yasufumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2200
Koffing Koffing Lv.22
No item
Koffing Koffing Lv.22
No item
Scientist Mitch
Scientist Mitch
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2400
Ditto 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
Rattata Rattata Lv.16
No item
Rattata Rattata Lv.16
No item
Rattata Rattata Lv.16
No item
Rattata Rattata Lv.16
No item
Scientist Gregg
Scientist Gregg
フジオ Fujio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
Magnemite Magnemite Lv.20
No item
Magnemite Magnemite Lv.20
No item
Magnemite 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 they press the secret switch. The guards must be battled at least once.

Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
Drowzee Drowzee Lv.17
No item
Zubat Zubat Lv.19
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
Zubat Zubat Lv.16
No item
Grimer Grimer Lv.17
No item
Rattata 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
Venonat Venonat Lv.18
No item
Venonat Venonat Lv.18
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
Golbat Golbat Lv.18
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
Rattata Rattata Lv.17
No item
Rattata Rattata Lv.17
No item
Zubat 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.


Lance battles alongside player against Ariana and a Team Rocket Grunt.





B3F
Trainer Pokémon
Scientist Ross
Scientist Ross
ヤスフミ Yasufumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
Koffing Koffing Lv.22
No item
Koffing Koffing Lv.22
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
Ekans Ekans Lv.18
No item
Gloom Gloom Lv.18
No item
Scientist Mitch
Scientist Mitch
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
Ditto Ditto Lv.24
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
Raticate 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 side series games

Pokémon Stadium 2

While Team Rocket's Hideout does not appear in Pokémon Stadium 2, the player's progress through the Johto Gym Leader Castle is interrupted by a group of four Team Rocket members after they defeat Jasmine. Similar to the core series games, the player is forced to defeat the villainous team before they're allowed to challenge the Mahogany Gym.

Trainers

Round 1
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
Geodude Geodude Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png PSNCureBerry
Koffing Koffing Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Burnt Berry
Pineco Pineco Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Ice Berry
Graveler Graveler Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Mint Berry
Weezing Weezing Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png PRZCureBerry
Electrode Electrode Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Bitter Berry
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
Murkrow Murkrow Lv.50-100
Bag Black Glasses Sprite.png BlackGlasses
Drowzee Drowzee Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Ice Berry
Spinarak Spinarak Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png PSNCureBerry
Dunsparce Dunsparce Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Bitter Berry
Zubat Zubat Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Mint Berry
Houndour Houndour Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png PRZCureBerry






Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
Weezing Weezing Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Bitter Berry
Electrode Electrode Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Mint Berry
Cloyster Cloyster Lv.50-100
Bag Never-Melt Ice Sprite.png NeverMeltIce
Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png PRZCureBerry
Forretress Forretress Lv.50-100
Bag Silver Powder Sprite.png SilverPowder
Golem Golem Lv.50-100
Bag Focus Band Sprite.png Focus Band
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
Houndour Houndour Lv.50-100
Bag Charcoal Sprite.png Charcoal
Shuckle Shuckle Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png PSNCureBerry
Azumarill Azumarill Lv.50-100
Bag Mystic Water Sprite.png Mystic Water
Shellder Shellder Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Mint Berry
Onix Onix Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png Bitter Berry
Dewgong Dewgong Lv.50-100
Held icon II.png PRZCureBerry






In the anime

The Team Rocket research facility in the anime

Main series

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage Of Innocence, a research facility at Lake Rage appeared. 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 was mentioned and Professor Sebastian headed there to await the Red Gyarados's transport there, where he intended to study it. The research facility, meanwhile, was destroyed by Lance to avoid it being used ever again.

Pokémon Generations

The Souvenir Shop in Pokémon Generations
The Team Rocket HQ in Pokémon Generations

The Team Rocket HQ appeared in The Lake of Rage, where Lance and Ethan infiltrated the facility. Lance easily made his way, through the Team Rocket Grunts trying to stop him, to the radio wave generator control room. There, he encountered Petrel, whose Weezing he also easily defeated with his Dragonite. He then destroyed the generator and freed the Electrode Team Rocket had used to power it.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Team Rocket HQ in Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Team Rocket HQ first appeared in Jumping Jumpluff and Miltank Melee, where Neo Team Rocket launched an operation to capture Suicune, while also sending out a Ditto disguised as Suicune to do away with anyone who would get in their way. The leader of Neo Team Rocket, the Masked Man, observed the operation from the base.

In Suddenly Suicune III, the Team Rocket Elite Trio returned to the HQ and reported their failure to capture Suicune to the Masked Man, who ordered them to keep an eye on the Gym Leaders, suspecting that Suicune would continue challenging them, as it had done before.

In Raising Raichu, while inspecting a souvenir shop, Lt. Surge heard machine sounds coming from underground, and had his Raichu blast a hole through the floor. Underneath, he found a Team Rocket facility, as well as the Masked Man. Using his Houndour's howl, the Masked Man summoned a pack of wild Houndour to his aid. However, Lt. Surge managed to get away by letting out his Electrode and having all of them use Self-Destruct simultaneously, escaping in the cover of the explosion.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Team Rocket HQ in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Team Rocket HQ appeared in Stop the Strange Sonic Sound!!. After encountering the red Gyarados at the Lake of Rage, Red and his Pokémon investigated Mahogany Town and found a Team Rocket machine that was causing the Pokémon to go crazy. They also encountered Giovanni, who had a CD that contained the sound the machine was using.

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 Covo Team Rocket
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로켓단아지트 Rocket-dan Ajiteu
Poland Flag.png Polish Kryjówka Zespołu R
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escondite Team Rocket


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