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ヤマト Yamato
Gender Female
Eye color Purple
Hair color Gold
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Trainer class Agent
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Agent
Partner Butch
Anime debut The Breeding Center Secret
English voice actor Megan Hollingshead
Andi Whaley
Emily Williams
Japanese voice actor Masako Katsuki

Cassidy (Japanese: ヤマト Yamato) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. She is a member of Team Rocket who occasionally runs across Ash and his friends along with her partner Butch. She made her debut appearance in The Breeding Center Secret.


In the anime

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Cassidy was a recruit in the Team Rocket Academy to become an official member of Team Rocket. During a test she took, Cassidy along with Butch and Raticate as her partners have become the top group of trainees in the Blue Team. She and her partners compete with the Red Team on catching the red-colored Snorlax. Even though neither side managed to do so, they were made into official teams for being successful in Villains in training.

Original series


Cassidy made her first non-flashback onscreen appearance in The Breeding Center Secret where she along with Butch build a Five-Star Breeding Center. Cassidy advertises the breeding center in order to attract customers. She and Butch successfully get many Pokémon including Misty's Psyduck and James's Weepinbell.

When Ash and his friends return to the breeding center, they overhear Cassidy reporting back to Giovanni. After Jessie, James and Meowth enter the breeding center, they get caught in the act by her and Butch. While Butch had everyone except Misty, Pikachu and Togepi caged, Cassidy resumes her job as a breeding center worker. Misty disguises herself and she has Cassidy look after her Psyduck to distract her while Pikachu went to get the camera. The Psyduck gets returned and Misty goes to Officer Jenny to show her the evidence. Ash and the others are free. Cassidy battles Ash after her cover gets blown but is defeated by Pikachu and Bulbasaur. She, along with Butch, are taken to jail.

Orange Archipelago

Cassidy returns in Pikachu Re-Volts where it was revealed that Giovanni bailed her out of jail and she took a Drowzee that was with her and Butch in the fake breeding center. Before Ash went to the Orange Islands, she went to Mandarin Island to do business. Cassidy orders the Drowzee to hypnotize the Pokémon to turn against their Trainers. Ash and his friends have Jessie and James work with them to get the Pokémon back. They managed to infiltrate their base, with Ash and the others demanding Butch and Cassidy to give them back the Pokémon. It was no use as Cassidy once again orders Drowzee to make the hypnotized Pokémon attack their Trainers. Ash forces his Pikachu to attack him in order for the attack to hit the machine. As the machine was destroyed, all of the possessed Pokémon were free and Butch and Cassidy were arrested again.


Cassidy builds a Day Care in The Fortune Hunters and disguises herself as one of the owners. She gives away Fortune Telling books that will tell each Trainer which Pokémon they present. Similar to the fake breeding center earlier, Trainers can drop of one of their Pokémon off. Jessie and James go to the Day Care to steal the Pokémon there. However, they get stopped by the owners who reveal their disguises and get tied up in the process, only for them to escape. Misty goes to the Day Care to find out about her Pokémon type but finds out that it was a fake Day Care as part of the Team Rocket duo's scheme to steal Pokémon. Cassidy manages to catch Misty and her friends from freeing the caged Pokémon. The Team Rocket trio come in with James in his Moltres costume. She battles with the Team Rocket trio first using her Raticate. Raticate didn't do well at first but managed to blast them off in the end. Cassidy notices Ash, Misty and Brock trying to free the Pokémon when they battled the Team Rocket trio. Butch and Cassidy battle them but get defeated by Pikachu, Poliwhirl and Totodile. Afterwards, Officer Jenny arrives and takes them away.

During the Lugia arc, Dr. Namba assigns Cassidy to capture the said Pokémon. She does so by creating a Lugia decoy and manages to capture the child Lugia. With the younger Lugia captured, Dr. Namba has Cassidy capture the parent Lugia using the child as bait. The parent Lugia falls for it but is stopped by Ash's and Ritchie's Pikachu. Cassidy is prepared and uses a contraption called the rage crown invented by Dr. Namba to make a Pokémon go in rage. Cassidy tries it on her Houndour and her Houndour brutally defeats the heroes and catches the parent Lugia without any interference. The gang is also captured as well. In Team Rocket's base, Butch and Cassidy have a rematch with Ash and Ritchie using Pikachu and Sparky, respectively, after they got freed. The contraptions on the opposing side's Pokémon are removed and get defeated by the Pikachu. After their defeat, the duo have a rematch with their rivals in Team Rocket. It becomes a tie as both sides manage to free the parent Lugia and get blasted off.

Advanced Generation series and Chronicles

In Pokémon Chronicles, Cassidy becomes a recurring antagonist, often capturing Pokémon for Dr. Namba's R project. She mostly went for rare and unseen Pokémon but failed to do so after getting defeated every time.

Cassidy appears in True Blue Swablu in Meowth's boss fantasy, in which she is shown failing after the trio successfully caught a Swablu. She cameos in The Scheme Team! while riding on a motor scooter and flies away via jetpack when given a mission from a Team Rocket Grunt. Cassidy reappears in The Ole' Berate and Switch!, where she hosts a tournament as another facade to steal Pokémon, unbeknownst to the participants. She temporarily sides with James after he and Jessie went their separate ways for a little while. Their plan was found out when Max went chasing after Munchlax and stumbled across a room of Poké Balls. Ash, along with the other participants, managed to stop them, and she and Butch left empty-handed.

Diamond & Pearl series

Cassidy appeared in Sleight of Sand! along with Butch. Cassidy was after a Hippowdon for Dr. Namba's Hippowdon sand. She went in her Rhyhorn mecha to capture it but she had to compete with Jessie and James's Slowbro mecha first. Both sides got sent blasting off in the end by Hippowdon's Hyper Beam.


Cassidy's partner is Butch, and she is one of the few that usually manages to get his name right. However, she has gotten his name wrong on many occasions - much to his frustration, as everyone else also calls him either "Biff", "Bill", "Bob", "Hutch", "Butcher", "Patch", "Botch", or "Buffy", among others (コサンジ Kosanji in Japanese).

Cassidy and Jessie met either before or shortly after their both joining Team Rocket, and are assumed to have been rivals since then. The two women are almost equally vain. However, unlike Jessie, Cassidy keeps her cool easier and is much less prone to violent outbursts. Cassidy annoys Jessie to no end with her arrogance, and it appears that Cassidy likes instigating this frustration. She also often referenced to Jessie, her awareness of Giovanni's dislike towards the Trio, and that they were likely to be thrown out of Team Rocket, something that Jessie usually ignores.


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This listing is of Cassidy's known Pokémon in the anime:

On hand

Cassidy's Raticate
Raticate was Cassidy's signature Pokémon during the original series. It cannot talk unlike Meowth, but it does occasionally say its name at the end of Butch and Cassidy's motto. Also unlike Meowth, Cassidy keeps Raticate in a Poké Ball.

Raticate first became her Pokémon sometime before becoming a recruit in the Team Rocket Academy. In Training Daze, Raticate was with Cassidy and Butch when they tried to steel the red Snorlax, just as they got to it, all three fell down a trap. It was then seen injured when Cassidy and Butch were promoted to "villains in trianing".

Raticate's first offical appearance was in The Breeding Center Secret, were it said it's line at the end of Butch and Cassidy's motto. It was later used to battle Ash and his Pikachu just as they were about to be arrested by Officer Jenny. Raticate never got a chance to attack in the battle, as one Thunderbolt was enough to faint it.

In The Fortune Hunters, Raticate was used to battle Totodile, the battle ended in a tie when Jessie, James, and Meowth interupted the match. Cassidy then had Raticate battle James's Victreebel and Jessie's Wobbuffet, with it and Butch's Primeape sending the entire trio blasting off. Raticate then battled Misty and her Poliwhirl, but lost when Ash's Pikachu used Thunderbolt once again.

In The Ole' Berate and Switch!, it's revealed that Butch has access to use Cassidy's Raticate. It battled Ash's Pikachu, and was defeated by another Thunderbolt.

Raticate's known moves are Tackle, Super Fang*, and Skull Bash.

Debut The Breeding Center Secret
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Billy Beach
Cassidy's Houndour
Cassidy's Houndour debuted in The Mystery is History and was initially victorious because of its power-amplifying headgear.

Houndour's known moves are Bite, Ember, Smog, and Flamethrower.

Debut The Mystery is History
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi
Cassidy's Sableye
Sableye first appeared in Oaknapped!, when Cassidy used it to battle Ritchie. It later reappeared in A Date With Delcatty and Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!. In the latter episode, it was shown that Sableye couldn't swim.

Sableye's known moves are Scratch, Fury Swipes, Focus Punch, and Shadow Ball.

Debut Oaknapped!
Voice actors
Japanese Daisuke Sakaguchi
English Darren Dunstan
Cassidy's Tentacruel
Cassidy's Tentacruel was used along with Butch's Cloyster in their attempt of capturing and stealing Moltres.

Tentacruel's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut The Search for the Legend
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Cassidy's Granbull
Cassidy's Granbull was used to battle against Jessie's Seviper. In the midst of the battle, it was taken out by Dawn's Piplup and a wild Hippopotas.

Granbull's known moves are Fire Fang and Bite.

Debut Sleight of Sand!
Voice actors
English Bill Rogers

Status unknown

Cassidy's Drowzee
In Pikachu Re-Volts, Butch and Cassidy used Drowzee to brainwash Pokémon into turning against their Trainers and obeying Butch and Cassidy. Ash's Pikachu was one of the Pokémon affected. Following their arrest, it is not clear what happened to Drowzee.

Drowzee's known moves are Hypnosis, Psychic, Teleport, Mega Punch, and Metronome.

Debut Pikachu Re-Volts
Voice actors
English Maddie Blaustein
Cassidy's Charizard
Delibird was delivering the Poké Ball containing Charizard to Cassidy, but it mistakenly gave it to Jessie. Delibird returned later and reclaimed the Poké Ball. It is assumed Charizard was delivered to Cassidy successfully.

Charizard's known moves are Flamethrower and Fire Spin.

Debut Grating Spaces
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki


Cassidy's Controlled Pokémon
Controlled Pokémon
These Pokémon were temporarily controlled by Butch and Cassidy for another scheme using Drowzee to hypnotize them. They include: Pikachu, Togepi, Meowth, Arbok, Lickitung, Weezing, Victreebel, Wartortle, Vulpix, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Poliwag, Ponyta, Magnemite, Grimer, Kingler, Voltorb, Hitmonchan, Seaking, Starmie, Electabuzz, Magikarp, Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon. Pikachu and Togepi were the first to get hypnotised including a whole lot more and suddenly they just disappear. Then next is Meowth which Team Rocket follow and discover their base as their Pokémon turn against them too.

When Ash, Misty, Tracey and Officer Jenny find the base the Pokémon attack with numerous moves. Ash has an idea and makes Pikachu uses Electric moves making it angry, Ash then stands near Drowzee and Pikachu shocks him and the machine stopping Drowzee and stopping the trance.

Their known moves are: Flamethrower (used by Flareon, Growlithe, Ponyta and Vulpix), Water Gun (used by Seaking, Starmie, Vaporeon, Wartortle and Poliwag), Thunderbolt (used by Electabuzz, Jolteon and Magnemite) and Self-Destruct (used by Voltorb).

Debut Pikachu Re-Volts

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 勝生 真沙子 Masako Katsuki
English Megan Hollingshead (EP057-EP222)
Andi Whaley (AG132, Pokémon Chronicles)
Emily Williams (AG176-present)
Czech Jana Páleníčková
Dutch Mandy Huydts (EP057)
Christa Lips (EP086, AG132)
Lottie Hellingman (EP157-EP222)
Hetty Heyting (AG176-present)
Finnish Sari Moilanen (EP057)
Unknown voice actress (AG132)
Elise Langenoja (AG176, DP065)
German Sonja Reichelt
Norwegian Ida Lind (EP057)
Katrine Blomstrand (EP086)
Polish Magda Ostolska (EP057, EP086, EP157)
Joanna Domańska (EP220-EP222, DP065)
Portuguese Brazil Cecília Lemes (EP057, HS04-HS18, AG132, AG176)
Sandra Mara Azevedo (EP086)
Alessandra Araújo (EP157-EP222)
Portugal Sandra de Castro (EP057)
Helena Montez (EP086)
Unknown voice actress (EP157)
Carla (EP220-HS18)
Isabel Ribas (AG132-present)
Spanish Latin America Jacqueline Castañeda (EP057-EP222)
Maggie Vera (HS04-HS18)
Erika Edwards (AG132, AG176)
Adriana Casas (DP065)
Spain Conchi López

In the games

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Cassidy, along with Butch, only appears in the spin-off game Pokémon Puzzle League, as the opponents in the Spa Service Bonus Stage.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ヤマト Yamato From 大和 Yamato, a World War II-era Japanese battleship. It had a sister ship, the 武蔵 Musashi, relative to Musashi.
English, French,
German, Italian
Cassidy From Butch Cassidy, an American outlaw.
Korean 로미 Romi Similar to Jessie's name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 亞馬多 Yàmǎduō *
大和 Dàhé *
Transliteration of her Japanese name.
From 大和 Yamato.
Chinese (Cantonese) 亞馬多 Amáhdō Mandarin-based transliteration of her Japanese name.

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