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How To Encounter and Defeat Team GO Rocket Leaders in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO has officially added the Team GO Rocket leaders Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo in the game.

Starting today, Pokemon GO players will be able to encounter and fight the three Team GO Rocket leaders. Defeating these leaders will reward players Unova Stones or Sinnoh Stones, that will be useful in the game.

To challenge Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo, players need to use Rocket Detector. This new item can be created by using 6 Mysterious Components from defeating Grunts. The newly created Rocket Detector will be destroyed after defeating a Team GO Rocket leader.

How To Defeat Cliff

Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket Cliff
Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket Cliff

Cliff is currently using Normal and Rock-type Pokemon. Currently, Cliff is using Meowth (1st match), Snorlax, Sandslash, and Flygon (2nd match), and Tryanitar, Infernape, and Torterra (3rd match). If you’re planning to fight Cliff, we recommend using Machamp, Mamoswine, and Mewtwo or any other Pokemon that will deal extra damage to the Pokemon that Cliff is using.

How To Defeat Sierra

Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket Sierra
Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket Sierra

Sierra is using Fairy and Dark-type Pokemon, meaning you need to use Pokemon that will deal extra damage like Machamp, Giratina (Origin), and Gardevoir. As of writing, Sierra is reportedly using Sneasel (1st match), Hypno, Lapras, Sableye (2nd match), and Alakazam, Houndoom, and Gardevoir (3rd match).

How To Defeat Arlo

Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket Arlo
Pokemon GO Team GO Rocket Arlo

Arlo is using Dragon and Steel-type Pokemon. Currently, he is using Scyther (1st match), Magnezone, Crobat, Gyarados (2nd match), and Scizor, Dragonite and Charizard (3rd match). With the listed Pokemon, we recommend using Tyranitar, Entei, Mamoswine, or any other Pokemon that will deal extra damage to Arlo’s Pokemon.

By Samantha Hubble

An ambitious Electronics engineer in the making. You can usually find her at the library or at the bedroom playing her favorite game Pokemon Sun and Moon. She's currently based in Japan for her internship.