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Giovanni (anime)

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{{series|Best Wishes}}
In the ''Best Wishes'' series, Giovanni took on a far more significant and antagonistic role than before, now being in regular contact with Jessie, James, and Meowth and assigning them on various missions throughout the [[Unova]] region. His outfit changed from his regular orange business suit to a darker, more militaristic suit. He often appeared alongside Matori, who helped him give orders to Jessie, James, and Meowth. Giovanni traveled to Unova in ''[[BW022|A Venipede Stampede!]]'' in order to collect the [[Meteonite]]. He was set to appear again in two [[BW023 (unaired)|following]] [[BW024 (unaired)|episodes]], where he would use the threat of the Meteonite's disaster. This would have created power as a means of him extorting control over the Unova region from a gathering of elite business-people and politicians at a party in Castelia City, only for the Meteonite to be swiped by [[Team Plasma]]. However, these episodes never aired. He did not make any more appearances for a long time afterward, with Matori explaining that he was too busy to be in regular contact with Jessie, James, and Meowth anymore. During this time, his role as the trio's leader was filled by [[Dr. Zager]].
[[File:Possessed Giovanni.png|thumb|220px|Giovanni under possession by the Reveal Glass]]
After a long absence, Giovanni returned in ''[[BW095|Unrest at the Nursery!]]'', making a brief appearance in his office. He then appeared in ''[[BW096|Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!]]'', spearheading Team Rocket's Operation Tempest, a mission to capture {{an|Meloetta}} and use it to take control of {{p|Tornadus}}, {{p|Thundurus}}, and {{p|Landorus}} to conquer Unova. For the first time in the history of the series, he battled against Ash directly, with Persian defeating Pikachu. He then captured Ash and Pikachu so Meloetta would have no choice but to go with him. They all went to the ruins in preparation for the next stage of the mission, using Meloetta's song to summon the [[Reveal Glass]] in the temple. In the beginning of ''[[BW097|Unova's Survival Crisis!]]'', he used the Reveal Glass to summon the [[Forces of Nature]] and transform them into their Therian Formes before setting them against Ash, Iris, Cilan, [[Ridley]], and [[Cynthia]]. However, during the battle, Meloetta was dislodged from the mechanism controlling the trio's power. After looking directly into the Reveal Glass, Giovanni became possessed by the power and went insane, declaring against his followers' wishes that he would instead ''destroy'' Unova. With the power of the Forces of Nature, he began freezing the land in ice, but he was saved from the possession by Jessie, James, and Meowth. On Dr. Zager's advisement, he then ordered a full retreat from the Unova region. He was last seen flying off in his airplane to return to Kanto with Jessie, James, Meowth, and Dr. Zager, contemplating how his worst instincts nearly brought about his own end.
In ''[[BW123|Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!]]'', Giovanni congratulated Jessie, James, and Meowth on their good work in defeating Team Plasma before telling them to continue doing their best for Team Rocket.