Pokemon Go ‘Check Out My Cute Pokemon’ Rocket Grunt lineup & counters

Daniel Megarry
Pokemon Go Team Rocket Grunt

A new type of Team Go Rocket Grunt has appeared in Pokemon Go using the taunt, ‘Check out my cute Pokemon!’ Here are all of the potential lineups they can use, as well as the best counters for defeating them.

Team Go Rocket have been causing trouble in Pokemon Go since 2019, but they’re actually pretty useful as beating them gives you a chance to catch Shadow Pokemon and get your hands on those mysterious Strange Eggs.

Before you can take on the powerful Leaders Arlo, Cliff, and Sierra, you’ll need to make your way through a few Team Go Rocket Grunts. These opponents may be weaker, but they can still put up a fight, so knowing their lineup is important.

Team GO Rocket in Pokemon GO
Team Go Rocket Grunts are taking over Go.

Fortunately, each Grunt delivers a taunt that hints at what type they use. Some are obvious, while others are a little more obscure. We’ve got a handy guide for all Grunt lineups that you can save for future encounters.

During the Luminous Legends Y event, a new Grunt arrived in Pokemon Go using the taunt, ‘Check out my cute Pokemon!’ In order to help you defeat this Grunt, we’ve put together a simple guide below.

‘Check Out My Cute Pokemon!’ lineup in Pokemon Go

This Grunt will only use Fairy-type Pokemon, with the following potential encounters:

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3
Snubbull Pokemon Go


Snubbull Pokemon Go


Granbull Pokemon Go


Ralts in pokemon go


Kirlia in Pokemon Go




As you can see from the potential lineups above, there are two Pokemon families you might encounter during this battle: Snubbull and its evolution Granbull, and Ralts and its evolution Kirlia.

The Snubbull family are pure Fairy-types, while the Ralts family are dual Psychic/Fairy-types. This makes things quite easy, as the entire lineup is weak against both Poison and Steel-type attacks.

‘Check Out My Cute Pokemon!’ counters in Pokemon Go

These are some of the best counters for this Fairy-type Grunt:

Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Sprite
Metagross Bullet Punch Meteor Mash
Metagross Pokemon GO
Roserade Poison Jab Sludge Bomb
Gengar Lick Sludge Bomb
Victreebel Acid Sludge Bomb
Victreebel Pokemon Go
Excadrill Metal Claw Iron Head

While the counters listed above represent some of the best options for taking down Snubbull, Granbull, Ralts, and Kirlia, don’t worry too much if you don’t have any of those in your collection.

As long as you have some strong Poison and Steel-types on your team, you should be able to take down this Grunt with no problem at all.

For more guides like this one, as well as the latest news and leaks, make sure you check out our dedicated Pokemon Go page.