Guide Pokémon Go Grunts: programming and counters (November 2021)

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One of the most frequent events in Pokémon Go (after catching Pokémon) is crossing over with a Team GO Rocket Grunt. While these troublemaking villains are usually easily defeated, their lineup of Pokémon can sometimes surprise you with a change that includes a stronger than usual Pokémon. In this guide, we cover every possible list for Team GO Rocket Grunts and the best way to counter them.

Currently, there's only one way to determine which type of Pokemon you'll be fighting against when you encounter a Grunt: their tagline. What may surprise you is that whatever they say will determine what type of Pokemon you should put in your own roster before the battle begins. To make things easier, we've sorted the slogans alphabetically below. To access this list of Pokemon, simply click on the phrase that matches what is said by the Team GO Rocket Grunt you encountered.



Regarding the lists below: Any Pokemon you see with a next to its name has a chance of being the Pokemon you save when you defeat the Grunt.

Are you afraid of psychics who use invisible power?

Type: Psychic Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Open Metang Metang
Option 2: Ralts Alakazam
Option # 3 hypnosis
Best Counter: Ghost

Fight my Flying-type Pokémon!

Type: Steering Wheel Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Toothed Golbat Staraptor
Option 2: Star Staravia Crobates
Option # 3 Murkrow
Best Counter: Electric or Ice

Related: How to Catch Ditto in Pokémon Go: Current Ditto Disguises (May 2021) – Tipsforallgames



Check out my cute Pokemon!

Type: Fairy Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Ralts Kirlia Kirlia
Option 2:
Option # 3
Best Counter: Ghost, Poison or Steel

Rolled up and ready to strike!

Don't tangle with us!

Do you know how hot Pokémon's fire breath can get?

Genre: Fire Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Salamèche magmar Ninetals
Option 2: Goupix
Option # 3
Best Counter: Water or Rock

Prepare to be shocked!

Come on, my awesome Pokemon bug!

Related: How to get Shiny Gible in Pokémon Go – Tipsforallgames



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Let's rock 'n' roll!

Type : Roche Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Larvitar Anorith Pupitar
Option 2: Lilep to tyrannize
Option # 3
Best Counter: fight or water

Normal does not mean weak.

Notes: Normal Pokémon have no weaknesses or strong strengths. Usually the best opponents against them are Fighting Pokémon, but any type (except Ghost) will work.

Type : Normal Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Rattata Bibarel Ursar
Option 2: Ratify
Option # 3
Best Counter: Fighting

ROAR!... How does it sound?

Type : Dragon Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Dratint Dragonair Dragonite
Option 2:
Option # 3
Best Counter: Fairy

These waters are treacherous. (Normal)

These waters are treacherous. (Magiekarp)

Notes: This is a temporary schedule. Generally, Grut that uses Water Pokémon will use Pokémon that are harder to defeat. Either way, it's always best to use Electric or Grass Pokemon against this Grunt.

Type: Water Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Magikarpe Magikarpe Magikarpe
Option 2: Gyarados
Option # 3
Best Counter: Electric or Grass

This buff physique isn't just for show!

Wherever there is light, there is also shadow.

Type: Dark Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Poochyena cacturne Sharpedo
Option 2: Sableye Shiftry
Option # 3
Best Counter: Fighting

You will be defeated in the ground!

Type : Sol Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Option 1: Cube sandslash Marowak
Option 2: sandshrew
Option # 3
Best Counter: Water or Ice

You will be frozen in your tracks.

That's all there is to know about the Team Go Rocket Grunts currently in the game! This list has changed before and may change again, so be sure to check back whenever there's an update!

Did you know defeating Grunts is the only way to find a Team GO Rocket leader? You can read all about it in our How to Find a Team GO Rocket Leader in Pokémon Go guide. Or, once you find them, you can continue using our guides to see How to beat Arlo, How to beat Sierra, and How to defeat Cliff!

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