In the ''Advanced Generation'' series, Giovanni himself played a minor role and the majority of his appearances were restricted to Meowth's [[Boss fantasy|boss fantasies]]. Beginning in ''[[AG002|A Ruin with a View]]'', Giovanni oversaw Jessie, James, and Meowth's efforts to set up a base of operations in the [[Hoenn]] region, with the secret intent of learning about [[Team Aqua]] and [[Team Magma]], the villainous teams residing there.
In ''[[AG027|A Three Team Scheme!]]'', Giovanni contacted the trio for an update on their progress, but was disappointed by their results. They did tell him that they had secured a
secret base, however, and Giovanni told them to oversee its completion.
In ''[[AG079|Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend]]'', he was informed by the trio that their
base got destroyed. This caused him to threaten to send Butch and Cassidy to Hoenn in their place if they continued their failure streak.
In ''[[AG132|The Scheme Team]]'', Giovanni listened to the trio's final report about their progress in Hoenn, where they claimed Team Aqua and Team Magma disbanded because of their efforts. Though he didn't believe them, he gave the trio a new assignment and pogo sticks as new equipment.