Jessie's Yanmega

Jessie's Yanmega
ムサシのメガヤンマ Musashi's Megayanma
Poké Ball
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Jessie's Yanmega
Debuts in The Thief That Keeps On Thieving!
Caught at Around Route 213
Evolves in The Thief That Keeps On Thieving!
Gender Female[1]
Ability Speed Boost
Current location Team Rocket HQ
This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode as Yanma.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Yanma Kiyotaka Furushima
As Yanmega Kiyotaka Furushima

Jessie's Yanmega (Japanese: ムサシのメガヤンマ Musashi's Megayanma) is the only Pokémon caught by Jessie of Team Rocket during her travels through Sinnoh, and her seventh overall.


As a Yanma

Jessie caught Yanmega as a Yanma in The Thief That Keeps On Thieving! after Tyler battled and weakened her. After she captured her, Yanma was sent to Giovanni as their second successful theft. However, he immediately returned her after analyzing her and realizing she wasn't good enough, along with the fact that they already had plenty. Jessie then decided to train Yanma herself—unbeknown to the fact that Yanma already knew Ancient Power, Jessie sent her into battle, who ended up quickly evolving into Yanmega.

She was used often by Jessie, sometimes replacing Seviper as her main fighter. So far she has shown herself to be a strong battler, as she destroyed Pikachu's Thunderbolt with her Sonic Boom attack as seen in A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!.

Yanmega made her Contest debut in Battling the Generation Gap! where she was used in the Performance Stage of the Celestic Contest. However, she failed to get Jessie to the next round.

Speed Boost activated

In A Shield with a Twist, Jessilina entered Yanmega in the Majolica Town Pokémon Contest and won her second Ribbon. She was also used in the Chocovine Contest during Another One Gabites the Dust! where she passed the first round with a dazzling performance, while revealing Yanmega's Ability to be Speed Boost.

In Steeling Peace of Mind!, Yanmega was sent out alongside Team Rocket and Barry's Pokémon to confront Team Galactic, only for her to get hit by Golbat's Sludge Bomb.

Yanmega and Jessie

In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, James borrowed Yanmega in order to enter the PokéRinger competition which was being held in Squallville. Jessie was reluctant as James failed to win the competition with her Dustox before. Like before, James failed to win with Yanmega.

In Playing the Performance Encore, Jessie used Yanmega for the Daybreak Town Contest. It battled alongside Seviper against Ursula and her Plusle and Minun. Seviper and Yanmega were able to combine their attacks well, creating a Haze-Sonic Boom and Poison-Silver Wind. However, Plusle and Minun were able to defeat them using their Spark and Helping Hand attacks, knocking Jessie out of the competition.

In Dawn of a Royal Day! she was used in the Performance Stage of the Arrowroot Contest where she created an amazing performance with her Ancient Power, placing Jessie among the Coordinators advancing to the Contest Battles.

She was also used in the Sinnoh Grand Festival where she helped Jessie get through to the semi-finals.

Following the Team Rocket trio's journey in Sinnoh, Jessie was forced to leave Yanmega at Team Rocket's headquarters as she is not a Pokémon native in the Unova region and would seem suspicious.

Personality and characteristics

Though not much is known about Yanmega's personality to distinguish her from others of her species, she is shown to have a habit of landing on the heads of people and other Pokémon. She has been shown to land on Jessie, James, and Seviper's heads, and even Ash, Dawn, and Brock's as a Yanma before she was caught by Jessie. Yanmega is shown to be exceptionally powerful compared to the rest of Team Rocket's Pokémon, being the closest of any of them to send Ash and his friends blasting off. In Playing The Leveling Field!, Yanmega is shown to care about Jessie's approval, crying when she couldn't imitate Fantina's Drifblim for Jessie. She is very loyal to her Trainer.

Moves used

Using Ancient Power
as a Yanma
Using Ancient Power
Move First Used In
Sonic Boom  The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!
Wing Attack The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!
Quick Attack The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!
Ancient Power  The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!
Steel Wing  Hungry for the Good Life!
Silver Wind  Fighting Fear with Fear!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
  Playing the Performance Encore! Haze and Sonic Boom Jessie's Seviper
Description: Seviper uses Haze and Yanmega follows up with Sonic Boom. The two moves fuse into a swirling white wave with streaks of thick black smoke. The combination was used during a two-on-two Contest Battle against Ursula's Plusle and Minun in the Daybreak Town Pokémon Contest.
  Playing the Performance Encore! Poison Tail and Silver Wind Jessie's Seviper
Description: Yanmega lifts Seviper into the air. Then Seviper uses Poison Tail and Yanmega hits Seviper's tail with Silver Wind, creating multiple arrow-shaped purple beams. The combination was used during a two-on-two Contest Battle against Ursula's Plusle and Minun in the Daybreak Town Pokémon Contest.


  • Yanmega is the first:
    • Catch that Jessie made since she caught her Dustox as a Wurmple in All in a Day's Wurmple, 257 episodes earlier.
    • Flying-type to be obtained by a member of the Team Rocket trio, if James's briefly owned Gyarados is not counted.
    • Pokémon owned by either Jessie or James to use her Ability.
    • Long-term Pokémon that Jessie or James obtained by catching it just when another Trainer was to do so.
    • Pokémon owned by a main character to have fully evolved in the same episode she debuted in while being under her Trainer's ownership.
  • Yanma is the only Pokémon Jessie has caught outside its debut generation, although she did evolve into one.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Yanma and Yanmega.


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