The Go-Rock Squad (ゴーゴー団 Go-Go Gang) is a criminal syndicate featured in the first Pokémon Ranger game. Their goal is to further their plans by enslaving all Pokémon in the Fiore region through the use of a malignant variant of the Capture Styler called the Power Styler. The respective heads of the Go-Rock Squad are Gordor and his underlings, the Go-Rock Quads.
The Go-Rock Squad is a criminal organization composed mainly from lower-ranking Grunts, many of whom are relatively easy to defeat. These Grunts are equipped with Power Stylers which they use to impede the actions of Pokémon Rangers. The Go-Rock Quads are higher-ranking members within the organization, and are used by Gordor to handle the more difficult operations. The Quads are also practicing musicians, and will often play a song shortly prior to battle. After the Go-Rock Squad is disbanded, the Quads leave their criminal past behind and take up a musical career. Gordor, being the head of the Go-Rock Squad, personally handles the subjugation of Entei, Raikou and Suicune at the apex of the Fiore Temple.
The Power Stylers used by the Go-Rock Squad are created in the Go-Rock Squad's secret facility outside of Fall City. In the Dusk Factory, the Power Stylers are mass-produced for use in the field. A more powerful variant of the Power Styler device is used by Gordor atop Fiore Temple, which he uses to control Entei, Raikou and Suicune. However, this device is destroyed by the combined efforts of Plusle and Minun.
When the Dusk Factory facility is abandoned by the Go-Rock Squad, they retreat to their headquarters hidden in the Sekra Range. The Sekra Range headquarters is abandoned and subsequently detonated by the Go-Rock Quads after the player character successfully infiltrates and shuts down their operation.
The philosophy of the Go-Rock Squad is that they believe they are justified to enslave all Pokémon in the Fiore region for their own purposes. This theme is fueled from their leader Gordor, who was declared second-rate alongside his research in the face of Professor Hastings' own research. Ultimately, their goal, according to Gordor is to render the Pokémon Rangers irrelevant and allow for the Go-Rock Squad to take over their role.
- The Go-Rock Quads' musical motto is slightly reminiscent of the motto uttered by Team Rocket when introducing themselves.
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