Team Rocket HQ

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!"
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Location: "Just a Souvenir Shop" in Mahogany Town
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
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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 games

For a period of time in the Generation II and IV games, Team Rocket used these headquarters as a power source to send out high-frequency sound waves, which disturbed 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.

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

     
     
   
       
   
       
       

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Geodude
HG SS
  Trap floor
21 Five
  Voltorb
HG SS
  Trap floor
23 Six
  Electrode
HG SS
  Transmitter room
23 Three
  Koffing
HG SS
  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.

     
   
     
 
 
     
     

Trainers

Generation II

B1F
Trainer Pokémon
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  640
  Rattata Lv.16
No item
  Rattata Lv.16
No item
  Rattata Lv.16
No item
  Rattata Lv.16
No item
 
Scientist Jed
フジオ Fujio
Reward:  2000
  Magnemite Lv.20
No item
  Magnemite Lv.20
No item
  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
Reward:  760
  Drowzee Lv.17
No item
  Zubat Lv.19
No item
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  720
  Zubat Lv.16
No item
  Grimer Lv.17
No item
  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
Reward:  720
  Venonat Lv.18
No item
  Venonat Lv.18
No item
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  720
  Golbat Lv.18
No item
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  680
  Rattata Lv.17
No item
  Zubat Lv.17
No item
  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
Reward:  720
  Ekans Lv.18
No item
  Gloom Lv.18
No item
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  760
  Raticate Lv.19
No item
 
Scientist Ross
ヤスフミ Yasufumi
Reward:  2200
  Koffing Lv.22
No item
  Koffing Lv.22
No item
 
Scientist Mitch
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
Reward:  2400
  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
Reward:  640
  Rattata Lv.16
No item
  Rattata Lv.16
No item
  Rattata Lv.16
No item
  Rattata Lv.16
No item
 
Scientist Gregg
フジオ Fujio
Reward:  640
  Magnemite Lv.20
No item
  Magnemite Lv.20
No item
  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
Reward:  760
  Drowzee Lv.17
No item
  Zubat Lv.19
No item
 
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward:  720
  Zubat Lv.16
No item
  Grimer Lv.17
No item
  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
Reward:  720
  Venonat Lv.18
No item
  Venonat Lv.18
No item
 
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward:  720
  Golbat Lv.18
No item
 
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward:  680
  Rattata Lv.17
No item
  Rattata Lv.17
No item
  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
ヤスフミ Yasufumi
Reward:  704
  Koffing Lv.22
No item
  Koffing Lv.22
No item
 
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward:  720
  Ekans Lv.18
No item
  Gloom Lv.18
No item
 
Scientist Mitch
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
Reward:  768
  Ditto Lv.24
No item
 
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward:  760
  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          
Silver
Crystal
HeartGold          
SoulSilver
 

In the side series

In 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
Reward:  N/A
  Geodude Lv.50-100
  PSNCureBerry
  Koffing Lv.50-100
  Burnt Berry
  Pineco Lv.50-100
  Ice Berry
  Graveler Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Weezing Lv.50-100
  PRZCureBerry
  Electrode Lv.50-100
  Bitter Berry
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  N/A
  Murkrow Lv.50-100
  BlackGlasses
  Drowzee Lv.50-100
  Ice Berry
  Spinarak Lv.50-100
  PSNCureBerry
  Dunsparce Lv.50-100
  Bitter Berry
  Zubat Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Houndour Lv.50-100
  PRZCureBerry






Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  N/A
  Weezing Lv.50-100
  Bitter Berry
  Electrode Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Cloyster Lv.50-100
  NeverMeltIce
  Sudowoodo Lv.50-100
  PRZCureBerry
  Forretress Lv.50-100
  SilverPowder
  Golem Lv.50-100
  Focus Band
 
Rocket Grunt
Reward:  N/A
  Houndour Lv.50-100
  Charcoal
  Shuckle Lv.50-100
  PSNCureBerry
  Azumarill Lv.50-100
  Mystic Water
  Shellder Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Onix Lv.50-100
  Bitter Berry
  Dewgong Lv.50-100
  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 were mentioned and Professor Sebastian headed there to await the red Gyarados's transport there, where he intended to study it.

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 up.

In the manga

 
Team Rocket's Hideout in Pokémon Pocket Monsters
 
Team Rocket's Hideout in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Team Rocket's Hideout appeared 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 leader of Neo Team Rocket, 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's Hideout appeared in Stop the Strange Sonic Sound!!.


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 火箭隊本部 Huǒjiànduì Běnbù
  French Repaire Rocket
  German Rocket-Versteck
  Italian Covo Team Rocket
  Korean 로켓단아지트 Rocket-dan Ajiteu
  Polish Kryjówka Zespołu R
  Spanish Escondite Team Rocket


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