アルロ Arlo
"The Vengeful Aristocrat"
GO Arlo.png
Art from Pokémon GO
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Black and red
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Team GO Rocket Leader
Generation VII, VIII, IX
Games Pokémon GO
Member of Team GO Rocket
Rank Leader
Specializes in Steel types
Member of Team Valor (Formerly)
Rank Member

Arlo (Japanese: アルロ Arlo) is one of the Leaders of Team GO Rocket in Pokémon GO.

Arlo is known to be sly and manipulative. After losing to Candela for the position of Team Valor Leader, Arlo joined Team GO Rocket, where he has contributed greatly to its Shadow Pokémon program.[1]


Arlo was the third and final Team GO Rocket Leader encountered by one of Professor Willow's assistants. Prior to joining Team GO Rocket, Arlo was a member of Team Valor and a close friend of Candela, but suddenly left some time after Candela became the Team Valor Leader, and she had not heard from him since. While researching at a field with Professor Willow, Candela spotted Arlo at a distance, surrounded by a large group of his Shadow Pokémon. Considering Blanche's and Spark's earlier encounters with the other Team GO Rocket Leaders, Candela and Professor Willow retreated back to the lab, seemingly unnoticed by Arlo.[2]

On November 5, 2019[3], Arlo sent the following message to Candela:

"Candela. After all this time, you still haven’t changed. Tsk.
Remember, fire is a fickle thing. When controlled, it provides warmth, but in the wrong hands, it burns.
You will regret the day you took what was rightfully mine."

On November 12, 2019, Candela returned to the original location where she last saw Arlo and found that he was still present. Arlo was challenged to a battle on the terms that he uses his past team and not his Shadow Pokémon, to which he accepted. During an intense battle, Arlo had two of his Pokémon knocked out without defeating even one of Candela's, causing him to hesitate at continuing. Arlo was given an offer by Candela for him to return to Team Valor, but Arlo refused, stating that Team GO Rocket had made him a leader and didn't need pity. Arlo then fled from the battle, giving Candela a victory by forfeit.[4]

On July 26, 2020, during Pokémon GO Fest 2020, Arlo battled Candela. Candela initiated the battle by sending out a Rapidash, while Arlo sent a Shadow Scizor.[5] While Scizor was using X-Scissor, Candela reminisced about the time both Arlo and her were training together with their respective Scyther and Ponyta before parting ways. Coming back to her senses, she commanded Rapidash to use Fire Spin.[6] In the end, Candela won the battle when Giovanni recalled Arlo to him along with the other Team GO Rocket Leaders.[7]


Trainer Battles

Arlo uses a team of three Shadow Pokémon in a Trainer Battle, each independently and randomly selected from separate pools. During battle, Arlo will always use a Protect Shield whenever possible. Upon being defeated, Arlo will abandon one of the Shadow Pokémon used in battle.

The following lists the possible Pokémon used by Arlo since January 27, 2024. 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 Arlo's past Pokémon teams, see Team GO Rocket Leader (Trainer class)/Pokémon change history.
Leader Arlo
Team GO Rocket Leader
#1 #2 #3

Shadow Raids

Arlo may control Gyms in five-star Shadow Raids, using the following Pokémon during specific times.

Pokémon Boss CP Catch CP Availability
45609 1830 - 1980

2288 - 2475

Saturday and Sunday, January 6 - 28, 2024
41758 1834 - 1984

2293 - 2480

Saturday and Sunday, April 6 - 28, 2024



Model from
Pokémon GO


Icon from
Pokémon GO


Main article: Arlo/Quotes


  • Arlo shares his Chinese name with the Gym Leader Milo from Pokémon Sword and Shield.
  • Scizor has always been one of Arlo's usable Pokémon.
  • If Arlo is defeated in battle, he'll sometimes allude to his loss against Candela regarding it being a humiliating defeat.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アルロ Arlo From valor
English, German, Spanish, French,
Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish
Arlo Same as his Japanese name
Korean 알로 Arlo Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 亞洛 Yǎluò Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 亞洛 Alok
Hindi आर्लो Arlo Transcription of his Japanese/English name
Thai อาร์โล Arlo Transcription of his Japanese name


Boss: Giovanni
Leaders: CliffSierraArlo
Lower members: Team GO Rocket Grunts
Pokémon: Shadow PokémonShadow Raid
Items: Mysterious Component
Rocket RadarSuper Rocket Radar
Shadow ShardPurified Gem

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