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Team Rocket Encounters
Throughout the main storyline of Pokemon Yellow, your trainer must defeat Team Rocket.
Team Rocket Encounters:
First Encounter - Mt. Moon:
You will first run into Team Rocket in Mt. Moon. They are trying to steal fossil, and you must stop them. Their Pokemon Teams are pretty weak; all of their Pokemon will be under Level 20. They will battle mainly with Zubat and Rattata, but will also use Sandshrew and Ekans. You will also battle Jesse and James in Mt. Moon.
Jesse and James - Level 14 Meowth, Level 14 Koffing, and Level 14 Ekans
Second Encounter - Cerulean City:
The next place you will run into Team Rocket is in Cerulean City. There will only be two Team Rocket Members that you will have to defeat. The first is on the Bridge north of Cerulean City. He will battle with Zubat and Ekans. He will offer for you to join Team Rocket. The other is found stealing a TM. This Team Rocket Member will battle with Drowzee and Machop.
Third Encounter - Celadon City:
The next place you will encounter Team Rocket is in the Game Corner in Celadon City. Team Rocket's Base is found below the Game Corner. Team Rocket Members will battle with Raticate, Machop, Drowzee, Koffing, Grimer, Rattata, and Zubat (Between Levels 17 and 22).
You wil also battle Jesse and James in Team Rocket's Base.
Jesse and James - Level 25 Meowth, Level 25 Koffing, and Level 25 Ekans
At the very end of Team Rocket's Secret Base, you will be challenge by Team Rocket Leader Giovanni.
Giovanni - Level 24 Rhyhorn, Level 25 Onix, and Level 29 Persian
Fourth Encounter - Lavender Town:
The next place you will run into Team Rocket is in Pokemon Tower in Lavender Town. Team Rocket has killed a Pokemon and has taken Mr. Fuji Hostage. The only Rockets you will battle in Pokemon Tower are Jesse and James at the very top of the tower.
Jesse and James - Level 27 Meowth, Level 27 Weezing, and Level 27 Arbok
Fifth Encounter - Saffron City:
The fifth and final time you'll encounter Team Rocket is in the Silph Company Building in Saffron City. They have taken over the building. It is up to you to work through the building and the Team Rocket Members until you reach Giovanni. The Team Rocket Members and Scientists will battle with Golbat, Zubat, Raticate, Cubone, Magnemite, Magneton, Voltorb, Grimer, Koffing, Weezing, Dewgong, Electrode, Machop, Drowzee, Ekans, Hypno, Mr. Mime, Kadabra, Arbok, Machoke, Muk, Sandshrew, and Sandslash (Between Levels 25 and 33).
You will also battle Jesse and James in the Silph Company Building.
Jesse and James - Level 31 Meowth, Level 31 Weezing, and Level 31 Arbok
This will also be the last time you battle Giovanni as the Team Rocket Leader.
Giovanni - Level 35 Persian, Level 37 Nidorino, Level 37 Rhyhorn, and Level 41 Nidoqueen