James's Amoonguss

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James's Amoonguss
コジロウのモロバレル Kojirō's Morobareru
Poké Ball
James Amoonguss.png
James's Amoonguss
Debuts in New Places... Familiar Faces!
Caught at Unova
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location At Team Rocket HQ
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Amoonguss Unshō Ishizuka Eli James

James's Amoonguss (Japanese: コジロウのモロバレル Kojirō's Morobareru) is the second Pokémon that James obtained in the Unova region.


James and Amoonguss

James's Amoonguss first appeared in New Places... Familiar Faces!, debuting along with Jessie's Frillish when Team Rocket attacked Ash and his friends for the first time since their "Operation Tempest" and temporary retreat back to Kanto.

When Ash and friends were helping the rookie Trainer Nanette to gain some experience, Team Rocket surprised them, sent out their new Pokémon, and used a combination of Mist and Stun Spore on them and their Pokémon, reducing the visibility to almost nothing and paralyzing Iris's Emolga and Cilan's Stunfisk at the same time, thus leaving Ash alone to face Team Rocket with Pikachu. Using the Mist as his advantage, James had Amoonguss use Body Slam, which was strong enough to actually knock Pikachu out. As Ash sent out his Unfezant to blow the Mist away, Team Rocket was close to stealing Pikachu inside of their mecha. However, thanks to the distraction of Nanette and her Tepig, Pikachu was freed, although Tepig got caught in the process. For a getaway distraction, Team Rocket fired a combination attack of BubbleBeam and Hidden Power, which, much to their surprise, was endured by Unfezant, followed by an Air Cutter and an Aerial Ace to defeat Frillish and Amoonguss, respectively.

Amoonguss reappeared in The Name's N!, where James sent it out after catching Pikachu. It distracted Ash from holding on to his Snivy when she used Vine Whip to grab onto their balloon. It once again battled Unfezant after Axew freed Pikachu with Dragon Rage. Pikachu joined in the battle and tried to finish off Team Rocket but Amoonguss paralyzed him with Stun Spore before the attack completely blasted them off. Amoonguss was taken out along with Frillish by Unfezant's Air Cutter which slammed them into Team Rocket's balloon.

Amoonguss was used to battle Aldith's Liepard in Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, alongside Woobat as Jessie, James and Meowth tried to steal Colress's Pokémon manipulation machine. Eventually Liepard's Shadow Ball veered and hit Colress's machine, releasing Iris's Dragonite and Rhoder's Haxorus which were under his control.

After Team Plasma took control of Meowth with their machine in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, Jessie and James decided to attack their friend in order to get him out of the trance. James commanded Amoonguss to use Stun Spore and paralyzed Meowth, then use Body Slam so they could completely weaken him, orders that it didn't hesitate to fulfill. Having Meowth out of Team Plasma's control, Team Rocket managed to get out of their headquarters using Frillish's Mist.

Amoonguss was given away to Giovanni for Team Rocket in The Dream Continues!.

Personality and characteristics

Amoonguss has been shown to be a very serious Pokémon in and out of battle. It has never smiled onscreen, in contrast to Jessie's mischievous-looking Frillish. It doesn't appear to have bonded with James like his previous Pokémon did, being his only Grass-type to never attack him when called out, but in terms of loyalty, it is not hesitant to follow James's orders. In battle it can be physically tough, being shown to be capable of knocking out Pikachu with just one Body Slam.

Moves used

Using Stun Spore
Move First Used In
Stun Spore New Places... Familiar Faces!
Body Slam New Places... Familiar Faces!
Hidden Power New Places... Familiar Faces!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Excluding his temporary Pokémon, Amoonguss is James's fourth Grass type.
  • Amoonguss is James's second Pokémon to debut in its fully evolved form, the first one being his Victreebel. Like Victreebel, Amoonguss was acquired off-screen.
    • While Victreebel was also shown as a Weepinbell, Amoonguss is the only one not to be seen in its pre-evolved form.
    • Amoonguss is the only Team Rocket fully evolved Pokemon.
  • Amoonguss is James's only Grass-type battler that doesn't show any kind of special affection on him when released from its Poké Ball.
  • Amoonguss is the only Pokémon Team Rocket caught in Unova that doesn't have a confirmed gender.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Amoonguss.

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