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シャム Siam
Age 23 (as of the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc)
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Executive

Sham (Japanese: シャム Siam), known as Chermaine in the Chuang Yi's English translation of the manga, is one of the children kidnapped by the Masked Man and raised to be his servants. Sham was one of the sub-leaders of the new Team Rocket formed in Johto.

She is based on Ariana before she had an official name.


Sham wearing her mask

Sham, along with Carl, debut in Piloswine Whine where they attack an arguing Gold and Silver. After Carl's Piloswine and he attempts to call for backup, Sham tells them that they no longer need to be there; they then make their retreat.

Sham and Carl are later seen torturing the Team Rocket Elite Trio for their recent defeat at the hands of Eusine and losing the Pokémon they were tracking, Suicune. They are soon joined by the new leader of Team Rocket, the Masked Man, who decides it is time to start his master plan at Indigo Plateau.

Later, at the Indigo Plateau, Sham and Carl are seen having taken control of the Pokémon League's control room. They are approached by Gold and Crystal who have come to try to stop them. Sham and Carl use their Pokémon to paralyze them, but with quick thinking, Gold manages to put their Pokémon to sleep. Despite their Pokémon being asleep, Sham and Carl are still able to fight. Eventually, their Pokémon are defeated with a Giga Drain combination attack that sends their Slowking and Magcargo flying towards them. While Carl is knocked out cold, Sham manages to stay awake long enough to reveal that they were only decoys.


She has the following Pokémon:

Sham's Slowking first appeared when its Trainer and her partner Carl were torturing the Team Rocket Elite Trio for failing to catch Suicune. Later on, it was used by Sham to bide time against Gold and Crystal while the rest of Team Rocket came towards the Indigo Plateau. It was defeated after being struck by a Giga Drain while asleep.

Slowking's only known move is Snore.

Debut Oh, It's Ho-Oh!

Meowth → Persian (×3)
Sham has three Persian that she used in order to bide time for the rest of Team Rocket to arrive at the Indigo Plateau. However, they were easily put to sleep by Polibo's Hypnosis. She has had one since childhood as a Meowth.

Persian's known moves are Roar. One Persian also knows Scratch.

Debut Slick Slowking


Language Name Origin
Japanese シャム Siam Siamese, a breed of oriental cats.
English Sham (VIZ) Same as Japanese name.
Chermaine (Chuang Yi) Similar to charm.
Spanish, Vietnamese Sham Same as her English VIZ Media name.
Korean Syam Same as Japanese name.
Chinese (Taiwan) 沙姆 Shāmǔ Transliteration of her Japanese name.
Chinese (Mainland China) 加姆 Jiāmǔ Transliteration of her Japanese name.

Members of Team Rocket

Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters)
Madame Boss (anime only) • Masked Man (Adventures only)


Archer (Masters) • Ariana (Masters) • Petrel (Masters) • Proton (Masters)
Anime only: Iron-Masked Marauder
Adventures only: CarlShamWill (former) • Karen (former)
Golden Boys only: Grey


Jessie (Masters), James (Masters), & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad) (Adventures only; former)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET) (Adventures only)
Carr, Sird (former), & Orm (T3B) (Adventures only)


Anime only: Butch & Cassidy (former) • Attila & HunAnnie & Oakley (dub only)


Anime only: Dr. FujiDr. NambaSebastianDr. Zager
Adventures only: Blaine (former)


GruntsRocket BrothersRBYFRLG/Rocket SistersPE
Anime only: DominoRocket ScoutWendyTysonJubeiViper
Christopher (former) • Matori (Matori Matrix) • PierceGozu
Radio drama only: MiyamotoMondo
How I Became a Pokémon Card only: Kaede

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