James (Masters)

コジロウ Kojirō
Spr Masters James.png
James's model
No. 104
English voice actor Carter Cathcart
Japanese voice actor Shin-ichiro Miki
Description This member of Team Rocket extends his reach to the stars above, working day and night with Jessie and Meowth to make the dreams of their boss, Giovanni a reality.

James (Japanese: コジロウ Kojirō) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the anime, who later went on to make appearances in the core series games. He forms a sync pair with Weezing. The sync pair could be obtained during the limited-time event, Blasting Off Again.


  Type   Poison
Move type   Poison
Role Tech
Base Potential ★★★
Weezing Weakness   Psychic
Weezing loves the gases given off by rotted kitchen garbage. This Pokémon will find a dirty, unkempt house and make it its home. At night, when the people in the house are asleep, it will go through the trash.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 125, Base Potential 428 153 217 254 173 208
Lv. 125, Max Potential 548 213 277 314 233 268
Lv. 125, Base Potential
Lv. 125, Max Potential


Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Sludge Poison
Special 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a moderate chance of leaving the target poisoned.
X Defense None Status 0 (2 uses) Self Sharply raises the user's Defense.
Poison Gas Poison
Status 2 90% All opponents Leaves all opposing sync pairs poisoned.
Prepare to Fight! None Status 0 (2 uses) Self Restores a bit of the user's HP. Sharply raises the user's Sp. Def.
Sync moves
Make It Double Sludge Poison
Special 200 240 An opponent Its power increases if the target is poisoned or badly poisoned.


Name Description
Passive Skills
Last Word The Pokémon uses Explosion immediately before fainting.
Theme Skills
Poison Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Poison-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
Kanto Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Villain Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Team Rocket Forever Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.

Sync Grid

The sync grid for James and Weezing is a basic grid which has not yet been expanded.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1


James and Weezing can be battled against in:

  • Event: Blasting Off Again

Sync Pair Stories

  • Team Rocket On the Move!
  • Prepare for Fireworks!
  • Extend Our Plot to the Stars Above!


Main article: Team Rocket trio/Quotes → James


VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX
James's sync move mindscape
(Team Rocket logo)
Trainer emote
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote


  • James is one of the few characters in Pokémon Masters EX who shares his English and Japanese voice actors with his main series anime counterpart.
  • Upon reaching his maximum level, James breaks the fourth wall by saying, "Nothing can stop us now! Not even the writers!"

Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton


Jessie (Masters), James (Masters), & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)*
Carr, Sird*, & Orm (T3B*)
Duos: Butch & Cassidy*Attila & Hun*Annie & Oakley*

ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji*
Domino*Iron-Masked Marauder*Dr. Namba*Sebastian*
Rocket Scout*Wendy*Tyson*Jubei*Viper*Christopher*
Matori*Pierce*Dr. Zager*Gozu*Miyamoto*Mondo*

Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettie
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLanceLeafProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMorty
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMay
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintCherylMarleyThortonCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolkner
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisMarshalShauntalRoxieMarlonCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaN
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaProfessor SycamoreLysandreDiantha
Alola HauOliviaSophoclesMinaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiGuzmaPlumeriaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElio
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnie
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisLearSawyerRachelTristaTriciaTrinnia
DarachMeowthRyukiLanaKiaweTeam Break

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