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When did Jesse ever have a Magikarp? - unsigned comment from Blackjack Gabbiani (talkcontribs)

Briefly, when James bought one with their combined salaries. - 刘 (劉) 振霖 12:56, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
It should be when the Magikarp saler disguises the Magikarp to be Feebas. Jessie want to use Milotic in contest so he bought the Magikarp.-Billy4b2004 05:28, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Arbok, Lickitung, Wobbuffet, Seviper, Dustox... over half of all the main Pokémon she's used are Poison-type. Does she qualify for the Poison-type trainers category? --Pie ~ 23:06, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Works for me. She counts more than some people (Like Flint, 2 Fire Pokemon out of 5). You could make a case for James being a Grass-Trainer, while you're at it. - Alan


Now, I haven't seen the episode with Brock capturing Croagunk, but did Jessie ever own it? To my knowledge, it was just a wild one, and she never owned it. --PAK Man 21:52, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

I think she never formally captured it, but she battled with it, which made it as much hers as Haunter was Ash's. --Pie ~ 22:12, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification. --PAK Man 22:31, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

It's been a while

It's been like a year since Jessie has gotten a new pokemon. Why is that?

It's been a while since Ash has, too, and he's the main character. Maybe they're just waiting. TTEchidna 21:13, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Bear in mind Ash only has two slots left and one of those might be the Riolu egg from Iron Island. No idea why they're waiting so long for Jessie, though. - Alan
Johto? They gotta spread them out over the entire arc or else it'll get boring. Between EP002 and EP052, it was just Ekans/Arbok, then it was Arbok and Lickitung until EP146, when she traded Lickitung for Wobbuffet. Then it was just Arbok and Wobbuffet all the way through EP273 and then six episodes into AG. TTEchidna 07:31, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

A Multi-Identity Problem

Um... If Jessalina is used as a redirect to Jessie, shouldn't the other one be redirects? As I recall, she used more than one names as a coordinator.


But she never changed her names since Sinnoh.-Billy4b2004 13:05, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Did she ever use Jessabella?--Davidaipom 17:54, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Jessie's Appearance

In the pokemon anime series, jessie keeps her original style, but, her hair chaged from red to purple, i don't know why, have any of you noticed this?

No, it's just a different shade or red and the lighting. --Theryguy512 11:47, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
No, it's not only the lights, it actually has changed, it did sometime between the original series and the advance one. The reason? I don't know, don't remember it being mentioned ever in the anime. I liked it better red, it looks great, but in purple she looks great too, it makes her look more imponent, don't you think? --YukitoOoO 04:31, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
The real truth is that her hair along with Ash, Officer Jenney and maybe a few other's hair had changed color from EP261 and on. Why? The anime transitioned to digital colorization resulting in few cosmetic changes to characters which are hardly noticeable. Like Jessie's hair. Officer jenny's hair went from blue to green. Ash now has gray highlights in his hair, etc.--[[User:Vhayes1992|Vhayes1992] 19:12, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Jessie's Dustox

Isn't her Dustox leaveing her team in DP073 for a Shiny Dustox? CoolPikachu!
Likely, but we don't know for sure until we see her let it go. TTEchidna Fire echy 22:17, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

I guess normal pokemon think shiny ones are hot.LordKaien 14:53, 12 May 2008 (UTC)


The Hitmonlee that Jessie had in order to enter the P1 Grand Prix, are we putting that in here? If so, would it b under "Borrowed" or "Temporary"?

If we are, it would go under Temporary. They mugged the real Giant for the Hitmonlee, his outfit, and his identity to enter the P1 Grand Prix. That behaviour certainly wouldn't lend to "borrowed"...--Shiningpikablu252 22:31, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

So I guess the Hitmonlee would fall under Temporary then?--KukiTalk 22:48, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


In a flashback in AG156, Jessie is seen hanging on a Starmie. I don't know if she really owned it, but it could be listed under Status Unknown. - unsigned comment from Tomazzo (talkcontribs)

Nah, that'd just be a wild Pokémon. Glinn Mgraw 14:41, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Though, PokeAni does mention that she did have a Starmie. But still it can't be confirmed. --ケンジガール 20:44, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, i know but at Tracey's page a Dodrio was added that was also seen in a flashback but was not confirmed. Tomazzo We dont know if it was wild, probably not since she was riding it. I think i should go under status unknown. David Aipom

David's right.--KukiTalk 14:28, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

D Thankies David



Jessie is short for Jessica, as revealed in EP016. Shoudn't it be mentioned?


Should we include Meowth?--KukiTalk 16:02, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean...what about Meowth? -Sketchies 18:36, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Like include him in Jess and James' parties.--KukiTalk 22:42, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Oh. No. He is his own entity. -Sketchies 02:21, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
Meowth in Jessie's and James's parties means we put James in Jessie's party... because she owns him for sure more than she owns Meowth. TTEchidna 02:36, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
I very nearly read that as something else... - Cassius335 14:21, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

First Female Member

Is it important enough to add that Jessie was the first female Team Rocket member to appear in the games? (From what I can remember, she was.) Hooray4Homestar 03:31, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

I think she was, yeah. Since female grunts and admins didn't appear until GSC. TTEchidna 03:51, 13 June 2008 (UTC)



 a:Image:Joy's Blissey.png
Chansey → Blissey

Should this be here? YinYang 09:12, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Good News! Already done it!--KukiTalk 12:54, 15 June 2008 (UTC)


In episode IL episode 56, (55 in US) while signing up for the Pokēmon admissions exam, she says her age is 17. That would mean that if the age listed here is correct, 8 years would have passed since the first season. This means that either this page should be edited or else the age of almost every other main character should be edited (and making Ash 18). Please think about this. - unsigned comment from Platinumcyndaquil (talkcontribs)

I haven't watched it in a long time... got a YouTube link or something? And besides, this is Pokémon. There's inconsistencies everywhere, and Team Rocket are known to bend the truth sometimes... And that reference wasn't in the original, so we don't know how accurate it is.
Anyway, it's not Pokēmon, it's Pokémon. There's a huge difference between macron'd e (sounds like ee) and accented e (sounds like ey). And we don't go by IL/OI/JJ/JLC/MQ/A/AC/AB/BF/DP/BD, we go by EP/AG/DP. TTEchidna 03:33, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Left an explanation on his/her talk page. --ケンジガール 03:34, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Why not just put it in the trivia? unless it's already there~Ποκεμανιακα0β 03:35, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
It is a dub only information, isn't it? So, I think that put in trivia is the best thing to do. Rikki Kitsune ~ リッキ キツネ 15:23, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
I was merely pointing it out because i thought it was an inconsistency and that if it isn't changed, be mentioned in an area like trivia. Also, if that age is supposedly real time, then it would also be wrong because she would be about 27 or so. I also pray for your forgiveness, as i just started out yesterday and didn't realize that the "é" was in the character palette, or that there were names other than the season name for episodes. Again, I apologize dearly. - unsigned comment from Platinumcyndaquil (talkcontribs)

...Is it just my comp...

...or is the navigation bar screwed up on the page?The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 23:26, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

No, it's not just your computer. It looks weird on mine too. This also happens with some of the other pags. --ケンジガール 00:11, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
*Pulls out cup of coffee* So... yeah... It's the Team Rocket's Pokémon template, I think. I checked some links in each of the templates on this page, all the ones in the Team Rocket's Pokémon template that have it on their page too had the same problem. The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 00:43, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
It was caused by an unclosed <div> tag. Fixed now. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 00:53, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Team Rocket's Pokemon

In the box titled "Team Rocket's Pokémon", Smoochum is under both temporary Pokémon and rented Pokémon. Was there more than one Smoochum, or has the status of the Smoochum remain undecided? ~PazuSalmon

What are you talking about?-Billy4b2004 11:25, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

No from the episodes I saw there has only been 1 Smoochum that jessie has used, but I think it would be better put under borrowed since it was given to her by professor Rowan to use at the camp.

Multiple costume disguises

Is it possible to have an in-depth section discussing her various character personas? Jessibella, Jessadia, Jessilina, Jessilinda, and I wouldn't put it passed her that I might be missing one. Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 04:57, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Could probably go on the team rocket disguise page...Probably mentioned here too. MaverickNate 05:11, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Relationship to Harley

Shouldn't we mention her relationship (possibly more than ,,friendship´´) to Harley in AG174?-Impoleon xy 14:14, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Jessalina's pic

It is ok to change Jessalina's pic to this? That one she used only once.
  Rikki Kitsune ~ リッキ キツネ 23:28, 20 February 2009 (UTC)


Under the Character section for James, there is a current anime picture of him; Is it possible that I or someone else can do the same for Jessie?- XXKojiMusaXX 03:50, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Sure, one just needs to be uploaded to the database. You can either do it, or someone else can... I guess you could just post it right here, and someone could upload it for you. –MasterKenobi 03:58, 23 August 2009 (UTC) Okay, so here's a picture of Jessie, if some is willing to upload it.- XXKojiMusaXX 04:06, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Done. –MasterKenobi 04:19, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Moves Used!!!!!!

What is that Moves Used in the trivia section? I know she used them, sort of, to capture Seviper but the section really needs to be expanded if kept at all. Solar Dragon 16:27, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah! what the heck! I know she did kinda used them, like in AG165 she used Headbutt against the director of the TV show... or something, but it look a lot like "a attack", anyways, she's a human so Moves Used mmmm I'm not sure... If we are to keep that forever then we should see what other characters have *used* moves before to write them all in their respective pages.YukitoOoO 16:14, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, Baron Alberto has Moves Used, though he transformed into a Lickilicky, so that's understandable. Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 16:54, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Yep, but it's gone now.YukitoOoO 17:02, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

More trivia

Well, there are a few extra things that would also fit in well into trivia, like the fact that she is the only human to catch a Pokemon without the aid of another Pokemon (She fought it herself)... Also, all of her main battle Pokemon have been snakes. (Arbok and Seviper currently)

Thoughts? Maybe you've noticed other trends or unique aspects of Jessie?

Not the first to catch a pokémon without another. Ash and krabby off the top of my head for one thing. TheAlmightyChris 09:32, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Jessie's "past" in hoenn

Was it ever mentioned in the article that Jessie kinda hinted of having a past in Hoenn? It was in the first or second episode of AG. Was it even explain any further in the anime, japanese or dub?--Midnight Blue 05:37, 5 February 2010 (UTC)


Is it okay to put anime artwork of Jessie in the anime section instead of the screenshot from an episode. This is the picture I was thinking about. [[a:Image:Jessie Anime.png|right|thumb|125px|Jessie]] - Vhayes1992 21:12, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Episodes in which Jessie gets a ribbon - Category?

Considering she now has just as many as Dawn, shouldn't 'Episodes in which Jessie gets a ribbon' be made a category? Dawn has a category like that, and considering Jessie will more than likely continue into the next anime season it would make sense to create one in my opinion. Watchermark 22:42, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Well if Dawn has one, Jessie should too! Make it so!--Pokélova(Talk) 22:56, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Done. Watchermark 07:48, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Grand Festival Pic

I have a full body version of her Grand Festival outfit, but considering its only adding a part of the skirt and her boots, I was wondering if I should replace it. What do you guys say? Here it is by the way: jessalina.png --Skystar 20:23, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

That's a good image, I say go for it!--Pokélova! 20:32, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Possible Trivia

I noticed Jessadia's outfit and pose is similar to Sailor Moon's outfit and pose. Should it be included as trivia or is it not notable? --Kolink 03:17, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

M10 Disguise

Didn't Jessie also disguise herself as Jessilina in M10, but just a different outfit? If so, can I add it to the article? --SpenFen 13:46, 22 July 2010 (UTC) It was either Jessilina and Jessielinda, or it was both.Angel10698 17:43, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Secret Identaty

Am I the only one who thinks Jeeselina should have her own page, or at least a section on this one, sne is known to almost everyone in sinnoh as a skilled coordinator that made it to the semifinals of the grand festival and no one in the anime other than james, meowth and there pokemon no different. To them she is a completely new character- owner of many pokemon, unique coordiantor with strange and entitaining combinations and a riaval to Dawn, Kenny, Zoey and Ursala. I'd do it myself is I got the "OK" from an admin Lanturn....05308 11:10, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Gosh! not again. The thing is, we already had a dispute over this same issue few months ago upon which Kenji decided that we'll use Jessilna for the episode contest articles. Creating an entire article on Jessilina won't be a good idea, however a separate Jessilina section in this article would be a good choice. I know that the info about Jessilina is already mentioned in this article but it's not separated with a boldly highlighted section named Jessilina. ♫♪AdyNiz♪♫ 13:09, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

So is that an "OK" from an admin to make her a section on Jessie's page? Lanturn....05308 14:49, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Jessie and James on unfriendly terms?

It says "they joined Team Rocket separately and were on initially unfriendly terms after being grouped with Meowth but they quickly made up and became good friends" but they acted like they didn't know each other. They didn't seem to be mad at each other an anyway. so then why does it say that?Angel10698 00:14, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Jessie's disguises

Jessie used the name Jessica in her first competition and she had an outfit and everything should that me mentioned in the list of her disguises?Angel10698 03:22, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Jessie being more important

I noticed that Jessie has been way more recognized than James in many types of media. Her having more Pokémon than James, Jessie having at least one Pokémon in Unova while James has none, most of the serebii links of Japanese titles of episodes being changed to English titles of episodes, etc. PattyMan 01:30, 15 January 2011 (UTC)


The photo isn't good. I think this one is better. (and for James too) Caciulacdlac 17:49, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

I agree with that.Angel10698 14:04, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you to agree my opinion, but i want that an administrator wants to change the picture. Caciulacdlac 07:10, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Nice picture but annoyingly small. --Maxim 08:41, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

The first sentence

I don't get the first sentence about Jessie, the one that says that she follows Ash and his friends around. In some episodes she and James appeared in, they arrived in an area before Ash and his friends even got there, such as what happened in Gaining Groudon when they landed on an island before Ash and his friends showed up, and in In The Shadow of Zekrom! Giovanni tells Jessie and James to go to Unova as there are strong Pokémon for the trio to catch while Professor Oak takes Ash to Unova with him. PattyMan 19:43, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Black and White is seperate. As for the rest, Jessie and the others are dedicated to capturing Pikachu. Of course they will get there first - Ash is challenging Gyms so they know where he is going and they often get there first to lay traps and such. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 02:22, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Haven't they gotten into trouble before for doing all of that stuff? PattyMan 18:05, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Professor Westwood's Slowpoke

I noticed on Alice Telesu's page, the Shellder that caused Slowpoke to become Slowking is counted as a Pokémon in her possession. Does this equate to anything regarding Westwood's Slowpoke and Jessie's Shellder? What should come of this? Shellder's removal from Alice or adding Westwood's Slowpoke to Jessie's page?--SandmanDP 04:03, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Jessie temporarily owned Shellder, Westwood and Alice both owned both.--MisterE13 04:09, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
I quote "While Alice never owned the Shellder that evolved with Arthur,...". Jessie only temporarily owned Shellder because she was forced to release it by technicality when it attached to a Slowpoke Jessie didn't own until attachment. The fact that Alice didn't own the Shellder yet is included, and Westwood didn't own Jessie's until attachment. Both Westwood and Alice have Shellder on their pages--SandmanDP 04:17, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Alice owned the Slowking, that is Arthur and his Shellder, until she released them. Jessie owned a Shellder which attached itself to someone else's Slowpoke and they both therefore belonged to him.--MisterE13 04:20, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
But Alice also released her component. Otherwise what you just said you've previously stated and it gives no answer.--SandmanDP 04:25, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
If I knock a tire down a hill and you put it on your car did I own your car? No, I only owned the tire. What you choose to do with the car after the fact changes nothing to the fact that you owned both the car and the tire for however brief a time.--MisterE13 04:28, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Is that a yes to Slowpoke or not? I'm seeing it as a matter of perspective--SandmanDP 04:30, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
That means that I owned a tire and you put it on your car, claiming ownership of both. Had you left it there, or given it to someone else immediately afterwards, you still owned both while I may never even have known of the car's existence.--MisterE13 04:38, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
You're trying to walk around a direct answer when a direct answer is what I'm looking for, as you're losing track of what I'm talking about as well as your own metaphor--SandmanDP 04:41, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Jessie never commanded or owned Slowpoke. She owned Shellder then released it. Westwood owned the Slowbro, including Shellder. Alice owned Slowking, including Shellder, then released both of them.--MisterE13 04:44, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
You're giving Jessie a command requirement while you're letting Westwood and Alice only get off on only needing one requirement. That's certainly unfair and would indeed have Slowpoke qualify as Jessie's--SandmanDP 04:46, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Slowpoke never belong to Jessie. If anything, Prof. Westwood (unintentionally) stole her Shellder. Slowpoke never acknowledged anybody but the Professor as his owner, Jessie never asserted any ownership over Slowpoke either. I like the car analogy. If I attached your tire to my car, you don't own my car but I pretty much stole your tire. Replace tire with "Shellder" and car with "Slowpoke" and there you go. Same principle. Crystal Talian 05:18, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Same case could be made from Westwood's perspective. Are you saying that Slowpoke always belonged to the wild as well in Alice's case? You're not making any sense--SandmanDP 05:20, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

But you can't really say the same for the Professor. Shellder had to go wherever Slowpoke went once it was attached, whereas Slowpoke was under no obligation whatsoever to do what Shellder wanted. I don't understand your statement regarding Alice. That Shellder was wild, and was considered "caught" by her when it attached to her Slowpoke. Crystal Talian 05:32, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Don't know if I'm too late for the party. But to put it simply, Westwood owned Slowpoke(bro), Jessie owned Shellder, that Shellder is stuck on the tail that Westwood still owns, and Arthur was always under ownership of Alice.
The only thing I might see being changed are the ownerships of the two Shellder. I don't think we should have to consider them as a separate entity. Lorelei, Solidad, and Conway do not have Shellder in their Pokémon even though they own Slowbro/Slowking. Only if Westwood and Alice actually owned the Shellder should it belong in their parties. That's just my opinion.
For Slowbro belonging to Jessie? No. Absolutely not. It was never hers. The status of Slowbro should not change just because of the parasitic Pokémon. It doesn't make sense. The same thing for Alice. --ケンジガール 10:56, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Age in trivia?

In "The Ultimate Test" Jessie says that she is 17 when filing an application form, but in her job,she says she is a diva, doesn't that mean that is not her real age? --Tovirex (talk) 00:38, 6 July 2013 (UTC)tovirex

All female?

Is it trivia worthy to state all of the Pokemon that she has owned, with a confirmed gender are female?--Pokemonboy3000 (talk) 01:47, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

She only has three Pokemon out of them all with a gender confirmed, so I don't think it's particularly trivia worthy. --It's Funktastic~!話してください 01:50, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
Additionally, things that can already be seen elsewhere on the page are discouraged as trivia. Since you can look at the little male/female icons fairly easily, I'd say it's probably not trivia-worthy no matter how many females she has confirmed. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 02:00, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Age is 25?

On their respective pages, it says that Jessie and James are 25 as of M02. But I've looked around and haven't found any mention of their ages in relation to that movie. I doubt this is true, so I was wondering if anyone knew of any sources confirming this. The Tomboyish Mermaid (talk) 10:23, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Apparently this. Don't watch the Japanese versions of movies so I personally can't agree or disagree. --HoennMaster 12:37, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
in the japanese version there is a line that mentions them being 5 years older than ash so it should say 15 - unsigned comment from Aqua97‎ (talkcontribs)
Can you provide us a source this this, please? UxieLover1994 (talk) 12:09, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
"(In the Japanese version, Jessie says that the twerps (who are 10-years old) are 10 years too young to talk about love, and James adds that they are 5 years too old for it.)" This means Ash is 10 years younger than 20, and Jessie and James are 5 years older than 20. They're at least 25, but not 15, according to this. CardTrick (talk) 22:43, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Note that CardTrick is quoting from Gabo2oo's translation, as linked above by HoennMaster. FinnishPokeFan92 and Aqua97 above, on the other hand, argue that (and I quote from the former) In the Japanese version, James states that he and Jessie are five years older than Ash and his friends, and since they are 10 years old, this puts Jessie and James at the age of 15. I think, since we have conflicting translations, we should just not include the age at all until we can get a neutral outsider fluent in Japanese to confirm one or the other. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 23:02, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
The Birth of Mewtwo CD drama is the source for 25. It says that the events with Miyamoto took place 20 years ago, when Jessie was about five. --The Great Butler (talk) 07:39, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Actually, it's either 23 or 25. Bulbapedia lists 18 as the number of years since Miyamoto disappeared, which contradicts what I've found elsewhere. Either way, it's in that range according to that drama. --The Great Butler (talk) 07:43, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
In at least the dub of "The Ultimate Test", when Ash is getting ready for the test and Jessie is filling out her form, Ash sees Jessie, and Jessie sees Ash, causing her to turn around and act like she is filling the form out. In the process, she says "Age: Seventeen" RapidashRocks524 (talk) 01:45, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
So let me go ahead and offer a third (or fourth or whatever) opinion. (For the record, this is about 29 minutes into the movie, right after Ash gets the first orb.) I read James' line like Gabe 2oo did: they're 25 years old. As to the idea that they're 5 years older than Ash (and company), I don't really see how you can rightly interpret James' line as referencing them; that simply doesn't make half so much sense as him contrasting to "the twerps are 10 years too early" (i.e., James is saying "and we're 5 years too late"). Plain and simple, someone(s) just misinterpreted James.
I'm not remotely qualified to say whether this is the be-all and end-all for their ages in the anime, but for M02 it's true enough: they're 25. Tiddlywinks (talk) 02:21, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Even if Bulbapedia says Miyamoto disappeared 18 years ago, I wouldn't put my finger on it. Giovanni says that the story began 20 years ago an afternoon when Miyamoto reported from the jungle. Next time we hear of her is when she already got separated from her two colleagues and got lost in the mountains: she says "I wonder how many years it's been since then though...". But... how many years since when, Miyamoto? It could be since she got lost, but it could well have been since she was first sent to the jungle, or perhaps even since she left Jessie.
Then she meets Mew. And she says "Look at this picture of my daughter, Jessie. [...] Nursery school... kindergarten... Child care costs money." This puts Jessie's age, at the time, between 4- and 6-years old. Miyamoto keeps track of Jessie's life at the time throughout the whole CD drama. During the epilogue of the last chapter, we hear Miyamoto saying "I won't give up. The daughter I left is almost an old maid." Translate it as "old maid", "hag", "Christmas cake", etc, that age in Japan is said to be 25 as far as I'm concerned. This puts Jessie's age at the time Miyamoto said that (which is the last we know of her) at 25 or at least almost 25. Equivalently, the events here are implied to happen in the present or at least almost the present, as Giovanni said in the second chapter that the secrets to Mew were rediscovered two years ago. This means Jessie's age at the time after the birth of Mewtwo shouldn't be less than 23. Note that Mewtwo went under Giovanni's training for a time before we get to the movie's events, which are part of the anime's timeline.
In the end, Jessie's age is never explicitly mentioned in the CD drama, but is strongly implied. Why is this useful to us? Because our only problem is that we have two conflicting translations from the second movie dialogue here:
  • FinnishPokeFan92: In the Japanese version, James states that he and Jessie are five years older than Ash and his friends, and since they are 10 years old, this puts Jessie and James at the age of 15.
  • Gabo2oo (me): In the Japanese version, Jessie says that the twerps (who are 10-years old) are 10 years too young to talk about love, and James adds that they are 5 years too old for it.
After checking the CD drama, I can confidently say that my version is the accurate one, because it's the one that doesn't utterly contradict everything that was implied in the drama (nor the fact that Jessie and James drink alcohol and drive trucks without any problem: you need to be at least 20 for both of them). It's 29 minutes into the movie, the scene that got dubbed as the whole "opposite sex" gay joke. --Gabo 2oo (talk) 16:36, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Given away?

Where in the context of the episode is it stated that Jessie's Unova Pokemon were "given away" to Giovanni? I haven't seen a subbed version of the episode yet. (This also applies to James's Unova Pokemon as well.) PokemonMasterJamal3 (talk) 22:12, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Giovanni asked them what Pokémon they had brought him from the Decelore islands, Jessie and James panicked because they had nothing, but Meowth improvised and told him the four Pokémon were his gifts Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 22:23, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Jessie zapped by a Pokeball

Not sure if this is the place for questions, but it will have to do. What episode featured Jessie being hit and stunned by the beam of a Pokeball? I can't seem to find much on Google. Near-sighted Jedi (talk) 06:50, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

All That Glitters is Not Golden.--CoolPokéGuy (Talk) 13:50, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

It actually has been officially spelled as "Jesse"

On this archive, you can click the dropdown box for the Pokédex. Team Rocket is an option. If you click that, a new window will pop up, and it calls Jessie "Jesse" [sic]. Pikachu Bros. (talk) 16:30, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

I think it's best to just assume that's a typo and not an alternate spelling of her name (we have ample evidence that her name is spelt Jessie). --SnorlaxMonster 16:34, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
So we shouldn't say "also spelled as Jesse" or something? Okay, that's fine with me. Pikachu Bros. (talk) 16:47, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


In the most recent dub episode, Jessie stated that Pumpkaboo was the only one who remembered her birthday. If this is the case, then that would mean that Jessie is 26 (going by the Japanese version). I don't know how serious we're going to be with ages for a show where almost 660 episodes can pass, but not an entire year. Because of this, I'm not going to change the main page. If somebody determines that it's appropriate to add, they can do so. Bigpboy (talk) 18:00, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

The show is a floating timeline so Jessie wouldn't be 26 since barely any of the characters get to age, even if several years have gone by. PattyMan 21:44, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Age is Wrong!

This week I watched the subbed version with my Japanese penpal while she visited me and there is no mention of Jessie (and James) being 25 years old. In the subs Jessie said Misty was 10 years too early to think about love-hate relationships, then James said they don't think about it yet which means they less than 20. In the episode with the test Jessie said she's 17, this is more likely as she and James is the same age and considering James' parents still trying to force him into marriage he can't be older. My friend Michiko confirmed the sub we saw is accurate and that the screenshots I've seen where it said "five years older" is mistranslated, so therefore Jessie and James' maximum age as of the second movie is 19 as they're not yet 20. This means Jessie and James' pages on this site gives false information and I think it should be removed.--Sieron (talk) 19:32, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Can you tell me exactly what the original Japanese line was that you think James said, that means 'they don't think about it yet'? I really can't tell where you can get that from. Tiddlywinks (talk) 19:38, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
In Japanese or translated to English? Because if it's the former I'll have to contact my friend.--Sieron (talk) 20:04, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
I'm talking about the Japanese, yes. Tiddlywinks (talk) 20:08, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Porygon Zero

Is Porygon Zero considered to be a Pokémon that Jessie formally owned? It's listed as one of her released Pokémon in the template for Team Rocket's Pokémon, but is listed in the temporary section on this page, so I'm not sure which piece of information should be corrected. Satsjoe (talk) 15:42, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

I agree completely with you. --Lockheedpryde (talk) 22:42, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Are there any particular reason why Jessie's James's articles aren't in the "Game Characters" category?

They appear in the Pokémon games, which is the only criteria stated in the category's page for which articles apply to it. Also, their articles are under the categories for characters that appeared in the games that they appeared in, so I'd assume they should also be under the general "Game Characters" category too.

I was going to add the category on to them when I saw it was missing, but I thought it was best to first make sure that there aren't any deliberate reasons as for why they are excluded from that category.

Lx0 (talk) 19:23, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Jessie's Gyarados and James's Tyranitar

OK, since it's not confirmed if they actually OWN these Pokémon now, I understand why don't they put in "On Hand", but not even "Temporary" or "Borrowed"? I don't see Gyarados anywhere in Jessie's page, same goes for James and Tyranitar.

HygorBH (talk) 16:37, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Most of the edits the past few weeks were focused on the new games, so please excuse us if certain other areas were neglected. Ataro (talk) 17:13, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Oh, ok. I knew that edits were "blocked" due to Sword and Shield's release, so I thought only admins were allowed to edit for the time being. Yet, I found it weird. Sorry, I didn't mean to sound pushy or annoying. It was just a simple question, that's all.

HygorBH (talk) 22:35, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Double Pokémon GO edit

Sorry, it appears we were both editing the page at the same time. JaxomNC (talk) 22:04, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Jessie's Role During Nihilego-Lusamine Arc Needs Completion

I wish anyone available could please complete the section of Jessie's role during the Lusamine-Nihilego arc. That's all. Swampertguy (talk) 20:53, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

Age: 26?

Since we know she was at least 25 in the M02 movie, and she mentioned having a birthday after catching Pumpakboo, does that make her at least 26 now?--Rocket Grunt 20:13, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Time isn't exactly logical in Pokémon, Burnet got married, pregnant and had the child who's big enough to be a year plus old and yet Ash is still 10 (also in OS he said it was a year since he last arrived in Viridian Poké Center and yet still 10) Azure/ChromeVoid42 (talk) 20:35, 8 September 2021 (UTC)


I noticed that Kiawe is now included in rivals section on the Anime Character Template. By that logic, I believe would suggest we include Jessie in the rivals section as well, as Jessilina. (Rioxイブイ 23:42, 10 June 2022 (UTC))

Her being the main antagonist/character outweighs her being a rival.--ForceFire 07:27, 11 June 2022 (UTC)
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