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Team Rocket trio

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In the anime
==In the anime==
===HistoryIn the main series===
====[[Original series]]History====
=====[[Original series]]=====
[[File:Team Rocket party Original series.png‎|thumb|220px|Team Rocket with all of their Pokémon in the original series (minus {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}})]]
The Team Rocket trio first appeared in ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency]]'', in which they took over the {{ci|Viridian}} [[Pokémon Center]]. After their first defeat at the hands of {{Ash}}'s {{AP|Pikachu}} convinced them of his extraordinary power, the trio made their main goal to capture Pikachu.
In ''[[EP274|Hoenn Alone!]]'', Team Rocket followed Ash and Pikachu to the [[Hoenn]] [[region]] by stowing away on the stern of a boat.
====={{series|Advanced Generation}}=====
The trio intervened in [[Pokémon poacher]] [[Rico]]'s plan to capture and sell a group of {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Ekans}} and {{p|Koffing}} in ''[[AG006|A Poached Ego!]]''. Jessie and James released {{TP|Jessie|Arbok}} and {{TP|James|Weezing}} and sent them off into [[Petalburg Forest]] to protect the Ekans and Koffing.
After being blasted off once again, the trio exchanged insults and decided to go their separate ways in ''[[AG176|The Ole' Berate and Switch]]''. Jessie and James eventually found themselves at the site of [[Butch]] and [[Cassidy]]'s latest scheme, a one-day-only Pokémon Tournament in [[Sable City]]. Cassidy roped [[James]] into forming a trio with her and Butch, but Jessie soon paired up with Butch. {{MTR}} proved to be far more attached to Jessie and James, and used a biscuit to reflect on the group's close bond even in tough times. The trio reunited and returned to goal of capturing Ash's Pikachu.
====={{series|Diamond & Pearl}}=====
The trio re-encountered [[Butch]] and [[Cassidy]] in ''[[DP065|Sleight of Sand!]]''. The two Team Rocket groups quickly began to battle with their robots, and this eventually erupted into a [[Pokémon battle]]. The intense confrontation was interrupted after a {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Hippopotas}} whipped up a {{m|Sandstorm}} and sent both groups blasting off. The two groups subsequently vowed revenge the next time they met.
In ''[[DP166|The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!]]'', Team Rocket managed to steal [[Sunyshore Tower]] as Ash and [[Volkner]] prepared to have their [[Gym]] battle. Though Ash and his newly [[Evolution|evolved]] {{AP|Torterra}} defeated Team Rocket, the Gym and Tower were significantly damaged in the process, and Ash's Gym battle was postponed.
====={{series|Best Wishes}}=====
[[File:Team Rocket BW 1.png|thumb|250px|The trio in their black uniforms]]
At [[Matori|his secretary]]'s recommendation, Giovanni promoted them as part of his plans in the [[Unova]] region. After their promotion, they changed from their original white uniforms to black uniforms. In the {{series|Best Wishes}}, they acted in a more serious manner, focusing more on completing specific assignments, often using gadgets such as jetpacks to retreat instead of blasting off.
After ''[[BW119|Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!]]'', the trio decided to head for the {{an|White Ruins}}, where they would spy on [[Team Plasma]]'s movements for a time while plotting to steal the [[Light Stone]]. However, when their friend [[Looker]] spotted them and asked for their help, the trio helped Ash and {{ashfr}} defeat the rival organization. After helping defeat Team Plasma in ''[[BW123|Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!]]'', the trio returned completely to their previous role as comic relief, retaining only their upgraded technology and slight competence.
In ''[[XY003|A Battle of Aerial Mobility!]]'', Giovanni approved the trio's plan to steal as many rare and powerful Pokémon as they could in the [[Kalos]] region.
Following their adventures in Kalos, they returned to [[Team Rocket HQ]] in ''[[XY140|Till We Compete Again!]]''.
====={{series|Sun & Moon}}=====
Later, in ''[[SM003|Loading the Dex!]]'', the trio arrived in the [[Alola]] region to obtain some rare Alolan Pokémon for Giovanni, as well as Ash's Pikachu, which they were surprised to find on [[Melemele Island]]. They allied with a {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}} which hated Pikachu, but at the end of the episode, a wild {{an|Bewear}} kidnapped Jessie and James. In ''[[SM004|First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!]]'', the Bewear looked after the trio, giving them food and shelter at its den.
In ''[[SM073|Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?]]'', at the advice of Giovanni, they traveled to [[Ula'ula Island]] to get a Z-Ring from [[Nanu]]. There, their Darkinium Z was stolen by the "Greedy Rapooh", a {{p|Gengar}} they had accidentally unsealed. After taking back their Z-Crystal, Nanu gave them a [[Z-Power Ring]] so [[James's Mareanie]] could use {{m|Black Hole Eclipse}}, rescuing [[Acerola]] in the process. The trio was allowed to keep the ring as a token of appreciation, and Jessie received a [[Mimikium Z]] for her Mimikyu from Acerola's Mimikyu, nicknamed Mimikins.
[[File:Blast off.png|thumb|250px|The Team Rocket trio blasting off again]]
Since making their debut in the [[EP002|second episode of the anime]], they appeared in almost every single episode until the {{series|Best Wishes}}, in which they appeared less frequently. As such, they are the most prominent representation of [[Team Rocket]] as a whole in the anime. Prior to ''[[BW016|Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!]]'', the [[EP001|very first episode]] was the only single regular episode (excluding the clip show [[AG120]]) in which Team Rocket trio was completely absent.