Later in the episode, this Weepinbellevolves into Victreebel (incorrectly without a Leaf Stone), and it tries to gobble Jessie (much like the previous Victreebel often did with James). This causes her to command her Arbok to send the Flycatcher Pokémon flying. At the same time, the Magikarp salesman realizes that James's original Victreebel does not obey him, and he kicks it away. The two Victreebel later meet, fall in love, and skip off into the forest.
James bought Hoppip from the Magikarp salesman in Who's Flying Now?. It was painted to look like a Chimecho, which James had wanted since he was a child. James recognized the salesman, but he was able to convince James that he had turned over a new leaf and is now an honest person. Believing him, James bought the Hoppip in disguise.
When he showed it to Jessie and Meowth, they were less than impressed with the Chimecho. Meowth immediately realized it was a fake, and when it started falling apart, James rubbed it with a rag. All the paint came off, and the Chimecho was revealed to be a fake. Before James could attempt to capture it, the Hoppip floated away, never to be seen again.
James sent it out to battle the instructor's Graveler, at which James was overjoyed, exclaiming that he had been destroyed by Ash's Pikachu's attacks so many times that he knew them all by heart. However, Pikachu's Thunderbolt had no effect on the Graveler, at which James sent out Ivysaur and Charizard, and subsequently was expelled on the spot. He later used Pikachu to attack the instructor with Thunder, but the instructor told Ivysaur, Charizard, and Pikachu to attack Team Rocket instead.
Ivysaur is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. Its appearance was during the final portion of the exam.
James sent it out along with Charizard to battle the instructor's Graveler. However, since two against one was against the rules, James was expelled on the spot. He later used Ivysaur to attack the instructor, but the instructor told Ivysaur, Charizard, and Pikachu to attack Team Rocket instead.
Charizard is one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. Its appearance was during the final portion of the exam.
James sent it out along with Ivysaur to battle the instructor's Graveler. However, since two against one was against the rules, James was expelled on the spot. He later used Charizard to attack the instructor, but the instructor told Ivysaur, Charizard, and Pikachu to attack Team Rocket instead.
Using their Donphan and Steelix, the two friends tried to defeat Team Rocket's newly acquired Pokémon. However, the Aggron and Charizard were stronger and gained an early advantage. The battle was ended when Max discovered that the two Trainers were indeed Team Rocket in disguise. With the help of Forrest, Team Rocket were sent blasting off and Pewter Gym was safe.
At the end of the day, Delibird returned and took the two Pokémon back, as the Charizard and Aggron were originally intended for Cassidy and Butch, respectively. Before Team Rocket could question what it was doing, it was gone, and Aggron and Charizard haven't been seen since.
When Ash and the others were kidnapped by the three evil Malamar who plot to destroy the world, James, along with Clemont, temporarily used a group of Malamar who are good and gentle in a desperate attempt to rescue everyone from danger.
When Ash and the others were kidnapped by the three evil Malamar who plot to destroy the world, James, along with Clemont, temporarily used a group of Inkay in a desperate attempt to rescue everyone from danger.
Porygon, also called "Porygon Zero", was a prototype created by Dr. Akihabara and stolen by Team Rocket. Ash and his friends borrowed a non-prototype Porygon to go inside the computer world to fix a virus. When they encountered the trio, Jessie sent out Porygon to battle Ash and his friends, complete with its own "TR" flag on its tail. It tried its best but failed to defeat the non-prototype Porygon.
When the vaccine was released by Nurse Joy, one of its missiles hit Team Rocket, knocking Porygon unconscious. Porygon and Team Rocket were rescued from the vaccine with the help of Ash, his Bulbasaur, and the non-prototype Porygon, allowing them to escape into the real world. When fleeing from Dr. Akihabara's ruined house, Team Rocket left Porygon behind for reasons unknown.
Shellder's only appearance was in The Evolution Solution. Giovanni had ordered Jessie and James to dig for clams on the beach of Seafoam Island. James hit something with his shovel, and yanked it out of the ground, revealing it to be a Shellder. James sent out his Weezing to battle it. Shellder hit hard with Ice Beam, while Weezing knocked it out with Haze. James was going to throw a Poké Ball at it, but Jessie beat him to it, capturing Shellder. James complained about this, as it was his Weezing that weakened the Shellder. Later on, Jessie and James attempted to steal all the Pokémon at Professor Westwood V's lab, but found that all he had was a Slowpoke. In the hopes that a Slowbro would prove more valuable to Giovanni, Jessie sent out Shellder and ordered it to clamp down on Slowpoke's tail. However, Westwood's Slowpoke avoided the Shellder with a truly surprising amount of speed. After some misdirected Clamps (including Psyduck's head and tail, the former enabling Psyduck to remove the Bivalve Pokémon with Confusion), Shellder finally clamped down on Slowpoke's tail, causing it to evolve into Slowbro. Team Rocket tried to steal it, but Slowbro sent them blasting off with Mega Punch (after using Amnesia to temporarily forget it). After this episode, neither Shellder nor the Slowbro were seen again.
Later, Team Rocket was seen at a lake letting Jessie's "Feebas" swim around in a stream. The paint started to run, and soon it was revealed that the Feebas was actually a Magikarp. This discovery infuriated Jessie, and Team Rocket sought out the salesman to demand a refund. When they found the salesman, Ash and his friends were already there. A battle between Cacnea and Dustox against Pikachu and Spoink ensued, during which the salesman escaped, and Magikarp was completely lost track of. Team Rocket was defeated in the end and the pearl was returned to Spoink. The Magikarp has never been seen again so it is believed Jessie either released it offscreen or never had time to capture it.
Hitmonlee is a Pokémon that belongs to a man known only as "Giant", and is his only known Pokémon. He was seen walking with Giant before Jessie tied him up and used Hitmonlee during the tournament. Hitmonlee's first match in the tournament was against Brock's Geodude, but due to it taking a lot of damage, Brock threw in the towel. Hitmonlee later defeated a Machoke and Anthony's Hitmonchan, though unfairly. Hitmonlee, however, got defeated by Primeape under Ash's and Anthony's guidance. It is unknown if Hitmonlee was returned to Giant.
When Ash and his friends were battling Team Rocket, Jessie took control of Onix and had it cause a cave-in for the trio to retreat with their treasure. It returned to normal after they left the temple.
When Ash and his friends were battling Team Rocket, Jessie took control of Geodude. Jessie commanded Geodude to fight Brock's Golbat. After leaving the temple, Geodude broke out of the control of the scepter.
During Jessie's days in the Team Rocket training academy, she was partnered up with a man named Jubei, whom she shared a Mankey with. Mankey was seen with Jubei in Training Daze, lowering Jessie into a vault containing an Articuno statue, but due to the rope getting stuck, they had to pull Jessie and the statue up, proving to be too heavy that they dropped it, triggering the alarms and resulted in injuring Mankey and Jubei.
In New Plot, Odd Lot!, Harley lent Jessie his Cacturne to help her get a Ribbon in the Mulberry City Contest, in an effort to keep May from seizing her last chance to enter the Kanto Grand Festival. When Harley introduced it to Jessie, Cacturne instantly fell in love with her. Harley explained this happened because he (Harley) and Jessie were soulmates. Jessie and Cacturne's performance in the appeals round allow Jessie to advance.
In Going for Choke!, Jessie used Harley's Banette for the second round of the Mulberry City Contest. Because it was unfamiliar with her, Jessie continued to tell Banette to use Frustration. This eventually resulted in Jessie's loss to May. Banette was returned to Harley at the end of the episode.
Using their disguises, they challenged Brock and Ash to a Double Battle. Team Rocket sent out their newly acquired Pokémon, while Brock and Ash sent out their Steelix and Donphan, respectively. Unfortunately, Team Rocket got an early advantage and appeared to be winning. The victory was short-lived when Max discovered Meowth stealing all of the Gym's Poké Balls. It was then revealed that the two were indeed Team Rocket. With the help of Forrest, they were sent blasting off.
At the end of the day, Delibird returned to take the Poké Balls back, as the Charizard and Aggron were originally intended for Cassidy and Butch, respectively. Before Team Rocket could plead with Delibird to return them, it had flown away.
Croagunk was following Meowth to the fake Gym in Gymbaliar. Since Jessie was losing horribly with her Dustox, she used Croagunk to take Dustox's place. It has won every battle on-screen in the Gym except for Ash's Aipom. He was left behind and was caught by Brock after Team Rocket blasted off.
In Borrowing on Bad Faith!, Jessie heard of a Pokémon Contest (however, was informal), as well as its grand prize of a year’s supply of fresh fruits. She asks for James's Carnivine, but he refuses. The trio then hears Aipom crying and rush to find her, not realizing she belongs to Ash. Spotting the Pokémon atop a precipice, Jessie decides to save the monkey Pokémon. Upon seeing how she helped his Pokémon, Ash reluctantly thanked Jessie. Jessie decided to use the situation to her advantage, and asked the twerp if she could use Aipom in the Contest. Ash believed Aipom didn't want to, but Aipom actually did, which Meowth seconds. Ash decides to let it happen, though reluctantly. The duo eventually win the Contest, besting Dawn's then-inexperienced Pachirisu.
When the Team takes off in the Meowth balloon, Aipom takes off with them, hoping to grab the fruit for herself. After Team Rocket unsuccessfully tries to stop her, Ash tells Aipom to use Swift on the balloon, blasting them off. Aipom then returns to her Trainer, and the episode ends.
Delibird first appeared in Dues and Don'ts under the ownership of a Rocket Scout. She claimed that she and the Delibird were trying to recruit new members for Team Rocket. When Jessie and James told her that they were Team Rocket members, she said that they weren't in the system. James pulled out his membership card, and the scout informed them that because they hadn't paid any of their dues, they had been kicked out of Team Rocket.
The scout then told them that if they defeated a Trainer, they would be allowed back in. Using Delibird, Team Rocket battled Ash, and despite the fact that he won, the scout allowed them to rejoin. But she also told them that her Delibird would be following them around to collect their dues that they had still not paid.
Dragonite is the guardian of the Dragon Holy Land and once belonged to the original Gym Leader. While Ash and his friends were chasing Team Rocket for stealing the Dragon Fang, the trio manipulated Dragonite into believing that they were protecting it from thieves. Their trust in Dragonite was broken after James accidentally set the Dragon Holy Land ablaze after dropping the Prayer Flame.
After Team Rocket stole Brock's rice balls, they use them to bribe a whole group of Taillow to help them get Pikachu. Later, when Ash caught his Taillow, the crooks showed up in front of him and his friends and they demand the Taillow to attack Pikachu but their attempts to do it is cut short when Brock's cooking timer goes off for the stew, forcing the Taillow to stop attacking and join in to eat with the heroes, much to Team Rocket's disappointment.
Meowth has Anthony's Bellsprout, Magby and Magnemite use their attacks, under the guise of Pelipper using these attacks, against Ash, but due to the lack of a Water Pokémon, he chooses to instead use Pelipper to fire a Water Gun. However, this causes Pelipper to shoot water everywhere, exposing Team Rocket, the Poké Balls, and Meowth, inside Pelipper's mouth.
Pelipper is returned to Anthony and turns on Team Rocket, who are sent blasting off.
Team Rocket stole Anthony's Bellsprout, along with his other Pokémon, in You Said a Mouthful!. Meowth had Bellsprout use its attacks, under the guise of Pelipper using these attacks, against Ash. It was returned to Anthony at the end of the episode.
Team Rocket stole Anthony's Magby, along with his other Pokémon, in You Said a Mouthful!. Meowth had Magby use its attacks, under the guise of Pelipper using these attacks, against Ash. It was returned to Anthony at the end of the episode.
Team Rocket stole Anthony's Magnemite, along with his other Pokémon, in You Said a Mouthful!. Meowth had Magnemite use its attacks, under the guise of Pelipper using these attacks, against Ash. It was returned to Anthony at the end of the episode.
In A Scare to Remember!, an explosion caused by the destruction of Team Rocket's "Mean and Nasty, Grumpy Grabber Mark One" machine causes Pikachu to fly far away from Ash and his friends with Meowth. The resulting impact causes Pikachu to lose his memory. Meowth seizes the opportunity, telling the Mouse Pokémon that he belongs to Team Rocket and has since the day he was born. The amnesiac Pokémon believes him and the duo rendezvous with Jessie and James.
By the end of the episode, Ash manages to reverse Pikachu's amnesia, bringing him back to the side he belongs to.
Ash and his friends first encountered Geodude after Corphish's and Squirtle's fighting accidentally woke them up. They later participated in trapping Ash's friends. After King Onix was defeated by Ash's Grovyle, they turned away from Team Rocket and worked with Ash and his friends to defeat them.
Multiple Graveler were part of a clan led by King Onix. They along with Golem attempt to trap Pikachu, Corphish, Phanpy, and Squirtle in cages and succeeded. Graveler later frees Ash's friends from the cages after learning that Team Rocket were the real bad guys.
Multiple Golem were part of a clan led by King Onix. They along with Graveler attempt to trap Pikachu, Corphish, Phanpy, and Squirtle in cages and succeeded. Golem later freed Ash's friends from the cages after learning that Team Rocket were the real bad guys.
An Onix nicknamed King Onix was the leader of multiple Geodude, Graveler, and Golem. When a group of Geodude told King Onix about their encounter with Ash and his friends, Team Rocket told the leader Onix that the group was evil. After Ash's friends were trapped in cages, Ash battled King Onix to determine who were the real enemies. He won using Grovyle and King Onix turned away from Team Rocket.
Team Rocket found two Gastly, a Haunter, a Shuppet, and two Duskull by a mine, scaring away Ash and his friends. They plan on siding with them to catch the Psychic-type Pokémon to find gold. With the trio's help, the Ghost-type Pokémon fought against the Psychic-type Pokémon but Kirlia's Reflect blocked their Shadow Ball and blasted off Team Rocket. Their fighting continued but Ash and his friends jumped in the middle and prevented them from continuing.
After Iris got into a disagreement with Emolga, Emolga flew off and landed where Team Rocket was. When she defeated their Woobat, Yamask, Amoonguss, and Frillish, Team Rocket got her into joining them. With Emolga on their side, they were able to get Axew. However, during a fight with Ash and his friends, Emolga accidentally woke up an Exploud which went on a rampage. After Meowth learned she was only pretending to join, they had the same Exploud fought her and Axew while inside a giant box but Dragonite and Charizard were able to free them after many tries. After Iris made up with Emolga, Emolga was able to return to her.
Team Rocket found this Exploud sleeping after disturbing it while battling the "twerps". After learning Emolga was going to betray Team Rocket, the trio caught Pikachu and Axew, then trapped Axew and Emolga inside a giant box where Exploud was and it battled the two Pokémon. After Dragonite freed them, Exploud got out but Charizard was able to defeat it with Dragon Tail, which resulted it and Team Rocket to blast off. Seeing that their plans failed, Exploud used Thunder Punch on them as they continued their blast off.
Grumpig is the leader of the Spoink inhabiting an oasis in the Lumiose Badlands. While, Team Rocket was flying by the badlands on their balloon, they noticed a Grumpig wanting food. Team Rocket had it take care of the Spoink in exchange for the food. After Team Rocket trapped Ash and his friends, they had Grumpig attack Spoink to force Ash into handing over Pikachu. Grumpig finally stopped once Ash cooperated with the trio. Team Rocket went off to gather fruit for themselves while Grumpig was guarding Ash and his friends.
After Sliggoo defeated Grumpig and sent it crashing to Team Rocket, Grumpig found out their real plan and became devastated. After Sliggoo and Pikachu defeated Team Rocket, Grumpig apologized to the Spoink for mistreating them and shared the fruit with them.
Team Rocket broke in Professor Sycamore's lab and used their mecha to snatch the machine containing Sycamore's Garchompite and Mega Stone first. The mecha was about to take both Ash's Pikachu and Sycamore's Garchomp but Garchomp pushed Pikachu out of the way and was caught in the net instead. Despite getting Garchomp only, Team Rocket left the lab and went to another location.
Meowth turns on guidance waves in the mecha to force Garchomp under their control while James attempted to Mega Evolve her. The process was slow as Garchomp's memories of her time as a Gible and Gabite blocked the waves from controlling her. Professor Sycamore was able to find Garchomp in time even though Meowth turned up the waves to get Garchomp to listen to Team Rocket. Attempting for Garchomp to return to Professor Sycamore with the Mega Stone he borrowed from Blaziken Mask he and James at the same time Mega Evolve Garchomp. Garchomp Mega Evolved but only under Sycamore's command.
After Florges battled Goodra in the wetlands, Team Rocket went to the cave where she and her daughter, Floette, were resting. They have Florges join them to help her defeat Goodra under the pretense that they'll help her daughter get well with the spring water. However, after Ash and his friends discovered that Florges was taking care of Floette the whole time, Team Rocket revealed their betrayal to Florges and left with the spring water.
After Giovanni ordered Team Rocket to capture Zygarde, they came across Team Flare. They attacked Team Rocket in order to capture Zygarde for themselves. After the two teams battled, Team Rocket temporarily took the Zygarde under their care until Team Flare came across them again and ultimately captured it in a box.
Ditto is a Pokémon that film director Koreda hired to act in his movies. It became a star with its transformation powers, which were praised to be more realistic than the actual Pokémon. However, Koreda's short temper caused Ditto start get nervous during shootings and become unable to transform properly. Scared away by his harsh words, Ditto ran away and wound up with Team Rocket, who taught it to control its nerves and transform properly again.
The trio had planned to add Ditto as a permanent new addition to their group, but after learning that Ditto was needed back, they pretended they had kidnapped Ditto and forced it to do their bidding to cover up the fact it ran away. The trio provoked Ash and Pikachu to blast them off, and Ditto was free to return to the studio.