Team Rocket is a group of criminals in the Pokemon franchise. They appear in the Pokemon anime, different versions of Pokemon Manga, as well as the Pokemon games Red /Green /Blue /Yellow /Gold /Silver /Crystal /Firered/Leafgreen/Heartgold/Soulsilver.Contents[show]In the GamesTeam Rocket is an organization bent on criminal business and eventually trying to get global control over the world. In Pokemon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow as well as in their remakes FireRed and LeafGreen Team Rocket is the main criminal organization in Kanto region. Team Rocket grunts steal items and Pokemon and recruit new members for the team in Cerulean City, search for ancient Pokemon fossils in Mt. Moon, take Mr. Fuji and the chanellers of Pokemon Tower in Lavander City hostage. The player finds Rocket HQ in Celadon City, where the grunts are seen in streets and houses of the city and Team Rocket legally runs a casino named Rocket Game Corner. After defeating grunts (and, in Yellow version, agents Jessie and James) in a Rocket Hideout under the casino, the player meets and fights Giovanni, the boss of Team Rocket. Giovanni together with Rocket grunts, scientists and agents later appears in Saffron City, taking control over the whole city and Silph Co. After his defeat in Silph Co. HQ the player meets Giovanni one last time as the Gym Leader of Viridian City. After his final defeat, Giovanni disbands Team Rocket and leaves to travel and train more. In FireRed and LeafGreen versions the player can travel to Sevii Islands and fight the local branch of Team Rocket under the leadership of two admins (hinted to be, in fact, executives Archer and Ariana from the future Neo Team Rocket) and Rocket scientist Gideon. After finding out about Giovanni's defeat, the admins leave Sevii region to re-organise Team Rocket and find Giovanni.In Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal as well as in their remakes HeartGold & SoulSilver Team Rocket is re-organized in the Johto region under the leadership of Rocket executives (in HeartGold & SoulSilver they recieved names Proton, Petrel, Ariana, and Archer). They start with money-making business under Proton's command, residing in the Slowpoke Well and selling Slowpoke tails for high prices. After their defeat in the Slowpoke Well, the Rockets move to Mahogany town, creating their new HQ. There they sell Rage Candy bars and sell tickets to the Lake of Rage, while starting new scientific experiments, trying to speed-up Pokemon evolution, which results in the creation of Red Gyarados. Champion Lance and the player destroy Rocket business and attack their underground Hideout, fighting executives Ariana and Petrel. Later Team Rocket under Archer's command conquers Goldenrod City and takes over Goldenrod Radio Tower, broadcasting over the whole region and trying to send a message to Giovanni. The player defeats all four executives, and Archer disbands so-called Neo Team Rocket. In HeartGold and SoulSilver it is revealed that Giovanni got the message and was rushing to Goldenrod City to take control over the team. He is defeated by the player, who travels through time and space with Pokemon Celebi and fights Giovanni at Tohjo Falls. Defeated, Giovanni walks away in despair; some players speculate that the splash sound, which one can hear after Giovanni walks away to the cave's exit, indicates that Giovanni jumped from the falls and ended his life in a suicide In the AnimeIn the anime Team Rocket is even more militarised, with robots, tanks, and war helicopters under its control. Though Rocket's military power is seen rarely, and the team is usually represented not by Rocket grunts, but by special agents, heading field missions, grunt attacks and local money-making. Unlike in the game timeline, Team Rocket is still to be defeated in the anime. Even though the organization as a whole played lesser role Equipe rocketJessie and JamesHill Nothing fanAdded by Hill Nothing fanduring "Advanced Generation" and "Diamond and Pearl" series, Team Rocket becomes more important once again in "Best Wishes" series, as Giovanni himself, usually an extra character, appears on daily basis and directs the advance of Team Rocket in Isshu region.The most well known agents, usually referenced to as "the Team Rocket" in the anime, or as "Rocket Trio" by fans, that constantly interfere with the protagonists are Jessie & James, with the Pokemon Meowth that accompanies them. The Trio provided most of show's comic relief since the second season, but in the "Best Wishes" series they took a more serious role after being promoted to Advanced Troops. Now they are in charge of conquering the Unova region and serve Giovanni as bait for the local Team Plasma.Team-rocketBillyCEarlAdded by BillyCEarlDr. Fuji, who is a scientist of Team Rocket in the anime, is also responsible for the creation of Mewtwo, by altering the DNA from the legendary Pokemon Mew. Giovanni takes Mewtwo and trains him until the Pokemon realizes that he is used as a pawn instead of an equal partner and destroys Rocket Hideout and the lab. Giovanni later finds Mewtwo's location and deploys the Rocket Grunt army under the command of agent Domino to capture Mewtwo and the other Pokemon clones under Mewtwo's leadership, and then sends the Rocket grunts to create a new base for Team Rocket in Mewtwo's hideout. With the help from the protagonists and Meowth, Mewtwo is released from Giovanni's grip and teleports the Rocket army away, while destroying their memories about the battle, leaving Giovanni and Domino to wonder about their sudden change of place.BossesGiovanni-1-Boss Giovanni in the animeGabriel PortaAdded by Gabriel PortaGiovanni: The boss of Team Rocket and Viridian City Gym Leader, he sends Rocket agents to capture many powerful Pokemon for business and the creation of his army to conquer the world. In the games he usually acts as a shadowy mafia boss, while in the anime and manga his organization is paramilitary and has mechas as well as war helicopters.Madame Boss: Giovanni's mother and the original founder of Team Rocket in Pokemon anime backstory (as revealed in japanese CD-drama "It's a white tomorrow, Team Rocket"). Usually interested in money-making, she is also responisble for the first search for Mew's DNA and other data.Mask of Ice: A.K.A. The Masked Man is the main antagonist of the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter in the Pokémon Adventures manga, serving as the leader of Team Rocket after Giovanni disappears but before the Rocket Executives take over. He uses special masks to mind control Team Rocket troops into submission. Later on his true identity as the Gym Leader Pryce is revealed.ExecutivesRocketExecsBillyCEarlAdded by BillyCEarlThe highest ranked members in the organization, directly below Giovanni as seen in the HeartGold & SoulSilver Pokemon game versions. When Giovanni was defeated in the Kanto region and went missing, they assumed command and started to reorganize Team Rocket in the Johto region. The names are Archer, Ariana, Proton, and Petrel. Their is also a high ranking grunt who led the Lavender Town Rockets.In Pokemon Adventures Manga the initial Rocket executives are Kanto Gym Leaders Sabrina, Lt. Surge, Koga, and Blaine. In the later Neo Team Rocket under the leadership of Masked Man the new executives are Keane, Chermaine, Will, and Karen. In the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter Giovanni is in control again, with no executives at his side, but rather with elite agents of the Three Beasts trio. In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter Archer, Ariana, Proton, and Petrel are the new leaders of Team Rocket. There are no known local or global executives in the Pokemon anime, as Giovanni still leads the team. However, elite agents of Team Rocket appear, usually taking part in some field missions (Atilla & Hun, Tyson, Domino), leading Rocket grunts (Jessie & James, Cassidy & Butch) or free-lancing in search for rare Pokemon (Miyamoto, Vicious). In "Best Wishes" series Giovanni's secretary appears, and Jessie & James are promoted to Advanced Troops, thus being the highest ranking Team Rocket members in Unova region. After Jessie & James establish themselves in the region, Giovanni sends elite agent Pierce and Dr. Zager to coordinate their missions in the region. Agents and GruntsJessie: the female of the Rocket Trio in the anime, who's always trying to capture rare Pokemon (including Ash's Pikachu) to the boss. During the "Best Wishes" series gets promoted and no longer serves for comic relief. After her adventures in Unova, she was was returned to her old self.James: the male of the Rocket Trio in the anime, he is Jessie's partner and is hinted to have some kind a romantic relationship with her. During the "Best Wishes" series gets promoted and no longer serves for comic relief. After his adventures in Unova, he was returned to his old self.Meowth: A Scratch Cat Pokemon who can talk the human language and is expert with mechas and gadgets, which are used by the Trio. He was later fired from Team Rocket and is now traveling with Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Pikachu. But it was later confirmed that Meowth getting fired was all part of Team Rocket's plan, and that he's still a member of Team Rocket. After his adventures in Unova, he was returned to his old self.Cassidy: Partner of Butch and rival of Jessie, more successful than her at first. She is looked upon favorably by Giovanni.Butch: Partner of Cassidy and rival of James, more successful than him at first. He is looked upon favorably by Giovanni. The only problem with him is that nobody can get his name right at times, like calling him Bob, Bill, Hutch, etc., which infuriates him.Domino: Team Rocket's elite agent in the anime, also known as the Black Tulip or Agent 009. She was the leader of Giovanni's Rocket army on a mission to capture Mewtwo.Tyson : One of Team Rocket's elite officers in the johto region responsible for the creation of red gyarados, ultimatelly arrested in the end.Iron-Masked Marauder : The main antagonist of Pokemon:4 Ever. A character of pure evil, he plans to capture Celebi in one of his special Poke Balls known as Dark Balls and turn it evil. He also plans to use that power to control Team Rocket and rule the world.Gideon: The head Team Rocket scientist at the Team Rocket's Sevii Islands branch.Atilla: Partner of Hun and one of the main antagonists of Legend of Thunder. He acts as the muscle in his partnership.Hun: Partner of Attila and one of the main antagonists of Legend of Thunder. He acts as the brains in his partnership.Lavender Town Rocket Commander: A grunt who was tasked with the takeover of Pokemon tower, he acted as the leader of the grunts their.Rocket Grunts: Team Rocket's workmen and soldiers under the command of agents and admins/executives. They play a small part in the anime, as Team Rocket is usually represented by agents, while in the games they are Team Rocket's main representatives, searching for the fossil at Mt. Mown, leading recruitment missions and stealing items, taking part in the takeover of Celadon, Saffron, and Goldenrod cities.Viridian Gym Trainers: The Viridian Gym Trainers under Giovanni were agents of him, there were eight of them: Cole, Kiyo, Jason, Atsushi, Samuel, Takashi, Yuji, and Warren.
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