| The subject of this article has no official English name.|
The name currently in use is a fan translation of the Japanese name.
| Giovanni's secretary|
Matori in her first appearance
|Member of||Team Rocket|
|Anime debut||Memories are Made of Bliss!|
|English voice actor||Emily Jenness|
|Japanese voice actor||Kiyomi Asai|
(Japanese: マトリ Matori), or Giovanni's secretary (Japanese: サカキの秘書 Sakaki's secretary) in the English dub, is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime, making her debut appearance in Memories are Made of Bliss!.
Matori appears to take her job as secretary seriously, as shown many times when she delivered the messages coming from the Team Rocket boss to the trio. She is also seen to be faithful and deferential to Giovanni.
In Memories are Made of Bliss!, Delibird arrived in Sinnoh to inform Jessie, James, and Meowth to contact Team Rocket headquarters immediately. When they did, instead of reaching Giovanni as they expected to, Matori greeted them. She informed the trio that they had to return to headquarters right away for an assignment from their Boss himself. Later, Matori delivered the files on Jessie, James and Meowth to Giovanni for review before being dismissed.
She appeared in In the Shadow of Zekrom!, where she informed Giovanni of the mobilization of an unknown organization in Unova. In Enter Iris and Axew!, she told the trio that they could not use their previous Pokémon and had to capture Pokémon native to Unova, as non-native Pokémon would arouse suspicion. After the transmission, she gave Giovanni some coffee and expressed doubts about the trio's ability to carry out the mission, but Giovanni soothed her fears by expressing confidence that they would draw the unknown organization out.
In Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, after the events of the unaired episodes which are no longer part of canon, she dismissed Jessie, James and Meowth to act on their own in Unova, telling them that Giovanni was very busy and could not give them any more missions at that time. Matori did not appear again in the Best Wishes series outside of non-speaking cameo appearances alongside Giovanni, first in Unrest at the Nursery!, and then in The Dream Continues! dressed in new clothing.
She made another non-speaking cameo appearance alongside Giovanni in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!.
Used as a messenger
- She is the final new character introduced in the Diamond & Pearl series.
- Her name was spoken by Meowth in the original Japanese version, as well as Chinese and Indonesian dub of Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!. However, she does not have a proper name in the English dub, and the line revealing her name is edited.
- Matori has not had a speaking role since Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!. This is currently a difference of 148 episodes, the single largest gap between speaking roles of any still-recurring character in the series to date.
|Chinese (Mandarin)||真鳥/真鸟 Zhēnniǎo||From 真鳥 Matori.|
|Members of Team Rocket|
|Bosses:|| Giovanni (anime • Adventures • Pocket Monsters)|
|Executives:|| Archer • Ariana • Petrel • Proton|
|| Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)|
Koga*, Lt. Surge*, & Sabrina* (Triad)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird, & Orm (T3B)
|Duos:||Butch & Cassidy • Attila & Hun • Annie & Oakley*|
|| Executives • Scientists • Grunts • Rocket Brothers • Gideon • Dr. Fuji|
Domino • Iron-Masked Marauder • Tyson • Wendy • Dr. Namba
Sebastian • Viper • Mondo • Pierce • Dr. Zager • Christopher
Miyamoto • Rocket Scout • Matori • Kaede • Blaine*
|This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|