Team Rocket's mechas

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The Team Rocket trio inside a typical mecha

Team Rocket's mechas usually refers to mechas used by Jessie, James, and Meowth in one of their wild schemes. Throughout the anime, Team Rocket has had many robots and machines. It is unknown how they get them, since they usually have little money, and how they are transported to the location it is to be used at. Most of the time, the robots fail to accomplish their functions and are destroyed, some even before getting a chance to be used. They first appeared in Pokémon Emergency! with the debut of the Meowth Balloon. One-time mechas began to appear from The Kangaskhan Kid.

Sometimes in Sinnoh, Meowth was referred to as the brain behind the trio's mechas. The nomenclature of some one-time mechas such as "Mark 2" or "Model 2" also seems to suggest that previous versions of those mechas were designed offscreen but failed.

In the anime

Recurring mechas

Team Rocket's Balloons

Meowth Balloon

The Meowth Balloon has often been Team Rocket's main mode of transportation, first used in Pokémon Emergency!. It can be given many attachments including rockets, vacuums, nets, fists, and cages.

The original balloon design was a Meowth head with a raised paw and tail at the back. The basket was green and had two beige sandbags. It appeared regularly until Pokémon the Series: Black & White. In the credits of I Choose You!, the original design reappeared, with the trio flying on it.

After an absence, the Balloon returned in New Places... Familiar Faces!, where it was redesigned; the new design incorporates a blue basket with the new Team Rocket logo and a pair of engines on it, plus a new Meowth portion with no arm and a larger engine on its back.

Beginning in The Dream Continues! and throughout Pokémon the Series: XY, the balloon was redesigned again - the Meowth head now has two arms on the balloon and has propeller engines on its blue basket. In addition, it was redesigned to have its mouth open on its portion, unlike the previous generations. The balloon portion now also has a ribbed surface.

In Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, the balloon wad redesigned again. The basket is now colored green similar to the original balloon but with a yellow stripe and the new red Team Rocket logo. It also has sandbags like the original balloon, replacing the propeller engines from the balloon in Pokémon the Series: XY. It still retains the Meowth head design from Pokémon the Series: XY, with the only differences being that the head once again has a smooth surface and there is a propeller on the back. As Team Rocket doesn't travel around the region to follow Ash, it is seen much less frequently than in the previous series. This balloon design was retained in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, and was also featured in Pokémon GO along with the trio.

Other Balloons

Occasionally, the Trio will use differently-themed balloons, mainly if the Meowth one was destroyed earlier on in an episode.

The most common alternate balloon design is Wobbuffet-themed, nicknamed the "Wobballoon", which first appeared in The Wayward Wobbuffet. Other designs have also been used, such as a Sneasel, a Gliscor, a Carnivine, a Yanmega, or even items like a Poké Ball.

As with the regular Meowth balloon, they are just as they are and usually easy to destroy, with any Pokémon's most powerful attacks (usually Pikachu's Thunderbolt) usually destroying it, however the Gliscor balloon, which appeared in Fighting Fear with Fear!, has additional functions. Its tail could extend to grab Pokémon. Its claws could open and launch like missiles to emulate X-Scissor, and its wings could spread open and perform an attack emulating Steel Wing.

Rocket Balloon

In Enter Iris and Axew!, the trio used a generic football-shaped purple balloon with the new Team Rocket logo on it and a gray basket, which isn't themed to a Pokémon. The balloon was extended from their briefcase but was eventually destroyed by Ash's Oshawott. It hasn't been seen ever since.

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Team Rocket's submarines

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Alongside the Meowth Balloon, the trio also use many submarines that serve as underwater transportation, and are powered by pedaling.

Gyarados Submarine

The first of the trio's Submarines to appear is based on a Gyarados, which was occasionally used throughout Kanto. It is equipped with a net launcher, extendable arms, and wheels.

It made it's first Japanese appearance in Beauty and the Beach, and made it's English debut in Sparks Fly For Magnemite!.

Magikarp Submarine

Beginning in the Orange Archipelago, the trio has frequently used a Magikarp submarine as their main mode of underwater transportation. It has arms that can be extended, and legs that can also be extended on land. Its weapons include nets and extendable fists. In combat, traps are used to capture Pokémon. Any of the Pokémon's most powerful attacks (usually Pikachu's Thunderbolt) could destroy it.

It made its debut in Fit to be Tide!, and has been infrequently seen since.

After a long absence after the Sinnoh episodes, the Submarine returned in Pokémon the Series: XY, where it was slightly redesigned. A golden version of the submarine was used in the episode Going for the Gold!, where it was destroyed by Pikachu.

The submarine was given another redesign in The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!.

Black & White Submarine

In The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!, the trio used a generic submarine that wasn't designed after a Pokémon. It was used to search for the Abyssal Ruins.

Basculin Submarine

During the Decolore Islands arc, Team Rocket used a Basculin submarine designed by Dr. Zager, and served as their main mode of transportation during the arc. The design is based on a Blue-Striped Basculin.

Bruxish Submarine

In the Alola region, Team Rocket used a Bruxish submarine, which debuted in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

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Rocket Prize Master

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List of mechas

Original series

Mechas were occasionally used in the Kanto arc. However, they became more common in the Johto arc.

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Kangaskhan Mecha The Kangaskhan Kid The first one-time mecha in the anime. The Giant Kangaskhan bot moves by controlling it from the car underneath it, and it has two rockets in the form of paws.
  Unnamed EP035 This mecha was used to tickle Kaiser by using a feather on his foot, to tell Team Rocket where Dratini was. It appeared again (and for the very first time in the dub) in A Marathon Rivalry! to massage and tickle Daniel's Snorlax, and to capture Ash's Pikachu and other Pokémon.
  Unnamed All Fired Up! A grasshopper-like mecha that has very good jumping abilities. It was used to steal the flame of Moltres from Indigo Stadium.
  Meowth of Bounty Guard Meowth Rules! Operated by the people of Golden Island but commanded by Meowth, it is a golden Meowth statue with many gears inside. It is shockproof and its hands are mobile.
  Mecha-Meowthinator Pokémon Food Fight! Shoots a rocket out of its ear and releases a claw that can grab packages and Pokémon. The whiskers on the top of its head act as lightning rods, and its tail grounds absorbed electricity. It also releases small drills from its fingertips which have the power to destroy rocks.
  Robo-Rhydon Pokémon Double Trouble It uses Jessie's Lickitung and Arbok to power up, and uses James's Weezing's Smog and Jessie's Arbok's Poison Sting to attack.
  Electrode Eliminator The Underground Round Up This mecha has arms to pick up Electrode, and can make them explode.
  Team Rocket Automated Pep Squad The Double Trouble Header A robotic cheering squad that was used to encourage Casey and her team. They used trumpets and balloons, and cheered "Gotta catch 'em all!".
  The Real Hitting Machine of the Team Rocket Lineup A hitting machine that swings around a bat to knock targets out of the way, it was used to hit Pikachu and Chikorita towards Team Rocket.
  Mechanical Pinsir / Super Pinsir A Sappy Ending This remote-controlled device can suck sap from trees through a hose, and stores it inside detachable tanks on its back. The mecha is a similar size to Heracross, and it can also absorb Electric attacks and send them out of its pincers.
  Anti-Stantler No.7 The Little Big Horn This mecha was used to lure and capture Stantler, it is numbered 7 because the first six prototypes failed due to technical errors. It is controlled via remote and is capable of shooting nets and spears from its mouth.
  Arbotank Tanks a Lot This mecha is themed after an Arbok. Although it had completely wiped away the money when the Trio purchased it, it is loaded with features like extendable arms, a giant spring on bottom, a drill that can go through rocks and bolders without any issue, alongside superfluous gadgets included adding to the price tag, such as fireworks and a Pidgey cuckoo clock.

The powerful and massiver nature of the mecha makes it one of the most powerful and strongest that the Trio have ever owned, however, they would never get to properly use it after Togepi and a Sentret fall in and meddle around with it, showing it's true power, enough to destroy an entire city and being strong against a majority of attacks used against it. Eventually, Pikachu uses Thunder Shock to damage the mechanical controls, and Charizard uses Flamethrower to melt away the windows to let Togepi and Sentret free before it eventually explodes into flames. Unintentionally, it ended up making a shortcut for people to get to Violet City through the drill going through a mountain.

  Gigantic Mistake Charizard's Burning Ambitions This mecha is meant to be based on a Bug Catcher Trainer class, and has tank tracks alongside a large net. The trio planned to use it to capture Charizard living in the Charicific Valley, but after noticing his weakness, they instead use the mecha to help Ash's Charizard prove its strength and be accepted in the Valley. It was destroyed by a powerful Flamethrower, as what the Trio wanted.
  Recycle Rubber Robot Chikorita's Big Upset Giant robot constructed of tires and remotely controlled by Meowth. It was used to capture Ash's Chikorita and Pikachu, but also works with other Pokémon.
  Mecha Spinarak The Superhero Secret Giant mechanical Spinarak controlled by Meowth, that was used to try to unmask Gligarman.
  Meowth Bubblegum Bot Good 'Quil Hunting Shoots bubblegum from fingers. Destroyed by a Flamethrower from Ash's Cyndaquil.
  The Super Diglett Mark 2 A Shadow of a Drought The first Diglett mecha Team Rocket used. It was used to dig a large hole in order to get Team Rocket some water. The mecha also had a baseball bat attachment used for knocking out Slowpoke.
  Torcher Scorcher The Fire-ing Squad Shoots fire out of hoses. Destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu in conjunction with a Water Gun from Squirtle.
  Mecha-Noctowl Fowl Play! Has air pumps for blowing gusts of wind, as well as a vacuum. Destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
  Giant Gengar The Psychic Sidekicks! Has mirrors for eyes that reflect Psychic attacks, such as Psybeam. It also has an extremely long tongue that grabs Pokémon.
  Barrel Robot A Dairy Tale Ending Can squash anything it rolls over, and has extendable arms, along with a drill.
  Cyborg Meowth Air Time! (Radio show only.) It is Team Rocket's Meowth that was converted into a cyborg. It can transform into a rocket.
  Win Mean Fight Meowth Machine Two Hits and a Miss It launches its boxing gloves to grab Pokémon. Destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
  Robo-Mecha Wobbuffet Power Play! This mecha is powered by electricity and can use an attack that has the same effect as Counter. It can be powered through a power supply or if any Electric-type attack is fired inside it.
  Lean, Mean Fight-the-Bite Machine (aka Fight-the-Bite Meowth) The Trouble with Snubbull It uses its tail as bait to capture Madame Muchmoney's Granbull. It also has an electric shock on its tail. The gloves and tail can launch like rockets.
  Mega Murkrow Mark 5 All That Glitters! It has a vacuum that sucks the Murkrow's shiny collections, and an extra powerful option that can blow you away. It also has a grabber inside its beak (to grab Pikachu or other Pokémon). In the end, it was brutally destroyed by Pikachu's Signature Thunderbolt.
  Digatron Control Freak! Can dig tunnels in the ground, and has rockets.
  Robotic Bayleef Turning Over a New Bayleef Serves as transportation, but can use Vine Whip to pick up Pokémon from the ground.
  Robo-Skiploom The Screen Actor's Guilt Used to lure Smoochum and Togepi. It uses mega Tackle attack.
  Spider mech Pokémon 4Ever Used by the Iron-Masked Marauder to steal Celebi. Its claws can shock captured Pokémon, and it possesses an energy shield that can be used to stop Electric attacks.
  Mechanical Tentacruel The Joy of Water Pokémon Used mainly to capture Pikachu using its extendable tentacles. Other times it captured other Pokémon. A variant with smaller red orbs is used in As Clear as Crystal to steal the lake's crystal.
  Unnamed The Mystery is History Used by Cassidy and Butch to lure Silver. It resembles a Lugia. It can open and launch a self-assembling cage.
  Wobbu-Warrior Wobbuffet Nerves of Steelix This dark-gray mecha acts like a statue. It can climb cliffs.
  Bellossom Wrangler Robot Whichever Way the Wind Blows Possible ways to catch many Vileplume and Bellossom; however, they couldn't decide and they settled on a bag instead.
  Vileplume of Doom
  Hot Air Balloon Transformer Model Wish Upon a Star Shape A Robotic version of the Hot Air Balloon; it is shielded against electric attacks, also comes with a hyper-ventilated, carbon-calibrated cannon, and rear-seat cupholders.
  Robotic Politoed I Politoed Ya So! Paralyzes and grabs Pokémon with its tongue.
  Ice Cream Robots EP250 Able to make ice cream and steal Pokémon.
  Mail Order Mechanical Meowth Mining Machine Better Eight Than Never A variant of the Meowth Bubblegum Bot. It has claws for digging and a sensor on its forehead for detecting precious items.
  Robotic Crab Just Add Water Creates whirlpools and sucks in water with its claws.
  Unnamed Hatch Me If You Can Electric-proof vehicle with pair of hands and net to steal the Pokémon.
  Poaching Machine Mother of All Battles Borrowed from the Pokémon Poacher Brothers. A six-wheeled vehicle with a periscope and two fists. It works underwater. Can also be remotely operated. It fires tight body bags on Pokémon and humans.
  Mobile Building Bill Buster Model 2 Johto Photo Finish A robotic building with wheels and arms to allow for movement and combat.
Miscellaneous

Apart from the above, several robots looking like giant Pokémon made an appearance in Giovanni's theme park in Island of the Giant Pokémon. They were not a part of any sinister plot but a business venture.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Unnamed Get the Show on the Road! A battery-shaped mecha that could drain Pikachu's electricity and shoot it back.
  Unnamed Taming of the Shroomish A mecha designed to catch multiple Shroomish. It can store them in a large basket behind it. It is immune to Stun Spore and Electric attacks.
  Claw You Said a Mouthful! A frequently used robotic claw, which is usually mounted on balloon or operated by Meowth. It is used to attack or grab Pokémon.
  Robotic Wurmple Gonna Rule The School! A giant Wurmple robot with tank tracks. It is protected from any Electric attacks.
  Unnamed A Corphish Out of Water A mechanical grabber used to steal Pokémon, mounted on the trio's balloon.
  Mechanized Mudkip Maiden A Mudkip Mission Carries shovels for digging and is very agile, but it was sunk by a Water Gun from Mudkip, and then destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
  Zapdos Mecha A Different Kind of Misty A Zapdos-shaped mecha that can absorb electricity. It also has several saws and grabbers attached to it.
  Cacnea Bandit Mark 2 What You Seed is What You Get Shoots bazookas and X's to block Pokémon's mouths. Picks up watermelons with its arms or a net bag. It can also "eat" watermelons and shoot their seeds at its opponent. Vulnerable to Thunderbolt. Destroyed by a stronger version of Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
  Super Robot Cheer Pressure Planned as a method of stealing Pikachu when he is tired in battle. This plan never materializes due to lack of money.
  Robotic Numel Game Winning Assist! Uses arms to grab Pokémon and places them in a compartment, and can also use the arms to "walk" along the ground. Damaged by a Skitty's Double Slap and a Flamethrower from Julie's Numel, and then destroyed by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
 
Robo Spinda



Going for a Spinda Has arms that come out of its mouth to grab Pokémon, and a compartment in its belly to store them in. A mirror can come out of its belly to reflect Psychic attacks. Its red hands can be fired like missiles and give shocks. Damaged by Forretress's Explosion, and then destroyed by Pikachu's Thunder.
  Unnamed Take the Lombre Home Shoots a net from its arms and pours water. Damaged by Solrock, and then destroyed by Pikachu.
  Mechanized Skiploom A Six Pack Attack! Unlike the previous Skiploom mecha, this one has giant hands to capture Pokémon. James refers to it as a "A necessity for all Secret Bases". It was damaged with a combined shot of Fire, Ice and Water attacks and then was finally destroyed by Pikachu's Thunder.
  Mechanized-Marvel-The-Mean-Old-Lady Bot 1 Grass Hysteria! Chasing and capturing Pokémon with its giant hands, can mirror Pikachu's attacks.
  Unnamed A Fan with a Plan Grabber claws attached to the trio's balloon, which were frequently used.
  Unnamed Who's Flying Now? Shoots Pokémon with electricity and captures them with its giant hands.
  Mega Lifter 900 The Garden of Eatin' A previously used claw, which was upgraded to lift large Pokémon like Snorlax.
  Nasty-And-Grumpy-Grabber Mark One A Scare to Remember Electric-proof mecha that captures Pokémon with its giant hands. Its face somewhat resembles a Gengar. It sent everyone blasting off as it brutally self-destructed.
  Unnamed Judgment Day! This mecha has the ability to steal Jimmy's Wartortle, Ivysaur, and Charmeleon. Vulnerable to Hydro Pump. Destroyed by a combination of Razor Leaf, Flamethrower, and Hydro Pump from Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle.
  Hyper Kingler Alloy Z Evolutionary War Used to steal Huntail and Gorebyss. Can send out a net from its right claw and launch the left one. Sunk and fatally destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
  Clawbo-Robo-Extendoarm-Greenmeanie-Cageclaw Solid as a Solrock Used to steal Solrock and Lunatone. Can send out two cages from its right hand, which can block all Psychic attacks from inside and every kind of attacks from outside. The mecha can also launch glue bombs from its mouth. Vulnerable to Thunderbolt and Psychic.
  Terra-Fossil-Armor-Plated Stuff Where's Armaldo? An armored tank built by James. Used to steal Armaldo, it has a pair of giant claws and a trunk to carry Pokémon. Since the tank's underside was made out of steel, it was broken by Armaldo itself when Bulbasaur rolled it over.
  Unnamed Claydol Big and Tall A giant extendable claw, used to grab large objects.
  Robo Diglett / Diglett Supreme Beg, Burrow and Steal! The second Diglett mecha used by Team Rocket. Digs holes with drill, and can snatch Pokémon with a grabber.
  Suck-Of-A-Punishment The Right Place and the Right Mime Has vacuum arms, is able to suck up Pokémon. Destroyed by a combination of Combusken's Fire Spin and Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
  Good At Grabbing Mucho Extres (G.A.G.M.E.) Numero Uno Articuno Is capable of flight, and has extendable grabbing hands for catching Pokémon. A green version was used in On Olden Pond.
  Unnamed Hooked on Onix Has extendable arms that can be used to throw big rocks or grab targets, and has water cannons on its shoulders. It can also inflate a Chimecho-shaped balloon for flight. Vulnerable to Water and Electric-type attacks, as well as Iron Tail.
  Unnamed The Saffron Con Has several claws to grab Pokémon and a giant cage to keep them contained.
  Hitmon Machine Pasta La Vista! Has chopsticks to grab Pokémon and a giant butterfly net to carry them. Destroyed by Pikachu. It reappears in Noodles! Roamin' Off!, but is referred to here as the Noodle Nabber.
  Haunter Illusion/Ghostly Gadget Fear Factor Phony Was first in the form of a Haunter illusion and then was revealed to be a Mecha when the illusion explodes. It is protected against any electric or psychic moves but was destroyed by Shadow Ball.
  Egg Air One May's Egg-Cellent Adventure Driven by Meowth. Has suction cups, stacks to carry stolen Pokémon eggs, and a shocking device.
  Golem-Grabber Mark 2 Reversing the Charges! Can launch a net from its mouth and hurl rocks. A much smaller version was used in Trials and Adulations!, where it was able to launch a rock rocket. Protected from electricity.
  Unnamed The Green Guardian Used to steal Celebi. Vulnerable to Thunder Wave.
  Unnamed From Cradle to Save A glider equipped with claws that can shoot a "Ninja Spider Thread". Destroyed by Combusken, Grovyle, and Marshtomp.
  Unnamed Odd Pokémon Out! A UFO-shaped mecha with claws and the ability to shoot the trio's Pokémon.
  Unnamed Cutting the Ties that Bind! Grabber claws, used to catch Pokémon, operated by Meowth with a small device.
  Unnamed Second Time's the Charm A giant inflatable Wobbuffet figure.
  Potted Bonsai Boy Mark 1 All That Glitters is Not Golden! Has super strength, it was used to steal a gold Sudowoodo.
  Robo Slaking Slaking Kong Disguised as a real Slaking, it was used to steal and collect food. The robot's disguise was melted away by Combusken's Fire Spin, while the mecha itself was left vulnerable to Scratch.
  Robotic Fearow Flock Aipom and Circumstance! Launched at Ash and his Pokémon, especially Aipom.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Super Sinnoh Slinger Mark 1A When Pokémon Worlds Collide! A solar powered robot with lots of arms, and could withstand any attack such as Pikachu's Volt Tackle and Thunderbolt, Dawn's Piplup's Bubble Beam, Aipom's Swift, and Starly's Gust. It has extendable arms, and unique extendable fingers. According to James, this mecha can even make lunch. It is solar-powered and thus eco-friendly. This mecha is quite possibly the strongest one Team Rocket have ever used, and was only destroyed when when one the arms of the mecha hit the base of it, when Team Rocket were trying to send Ash flying off of it.
  Robotic Rabble Rowser Mark 3 Setting the World on its Buneary! Has extendable legs and claws, also has Pokémon containers, and rockets.
  You-Really-Can't-Take-It-With-You-Can't-Ya Mark 93 A Staravia is Born! Has nets on its hands, and can be disguised as a house.
  Fossil Restoration Device Wild in the Streets! Can unfossilize Pokémon, has net-rockets, treads.
  Mechabot Ya See We Want an Evolution! A giant robot that could be transformed from the Evolution Machine Team Rocket purchased from Magikarp Salesman. It however was destroyed before it could even be used.
  Aspear Rock 1 Cooking Up a Sweet Story! Can launch extendable arms. It is extremely durable, as it took multiple hits from Focus Punch to penetrate it. Has a cameo in Fighting Ire with Fire!
  Bouldermatic Mark 2 Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan! Can launch extendable arms and vacuums, and can also shoot out giant flower pots that trap the opponent.
  Potent Pink Jessie Princess Power Mark 1 The Electrike Company! Can launch extendable arms, and can fly like a rocket. Protected against electricity.
  Badda Bing Supreme Soaker No.6 Hot Springing a Leak! Normally shouts the words "BADDA BOOM, BADDA BING". It can also shoot water from its hands and spill hot water from the tub.
  Rhyhorn Mecha Sleight of Sand! Used by Cassidy and Butch. The head can open and fire out a mechanical arm. It can also use a move called "Horn Rocket" where it can stab the opponent, and fire its tail off like rocket.
  Slowbro Mecha This mecha can open its mouth and hit the foe with its arms, and it can also use its own special move called "Tail Attack" where it can stab the foe with its tail, or it can fire it off like a rocket.
  Tone Deaf Mecha Chingling The Bells are Singing! Can sing rough notes and blow smoke.
  Croagunk Robot Cream of the Croagunk Crop! Has extendable tongue and arms to catch Pokémon. Its chest can open up to serve as a big container for caught Pokémon.
  Unnamed Arriving in Style! Can hover, has a retractable visor to cover the exposed cockpit, and can launch five extendable arms from each shoulder. Destroyed by a Twin Bounce attack from Buneary and Lopunny.
  Back-to-the-Basics Bohemian Flytrap A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine! It can transform from a car-like form. Its mouth can be used for storage and its arms and eyes can fire lasers. It is completely vulnerable to Electric attacks.
  Roly Poly Robot If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! This mecha rolls around a ball of Pokémon food (like a Stag Beetle) that can attract Pokémon such as Lickilicky. It can also fly and pick up rocks and kick them. It can even launch a rocket that fires out a rope.
  Mechaman Ancient Family Matters! It can drill using its "head", and can also throw rocks and sand with its hands.
  Earth Moving Monster Masher Mover 1 Leading a Stray! Can transform from an excavator crane to a mecha. It uses it arms to slam into the opponent, and the hands can grab objects. Vulnerable to water.
  Power Pin Stealing the Conversation! It can shoot mechanical bowling pins out of its arms that explode upon impact. It also has extendable arms and legs.
  Unnamed Noodles! Roamin' Off! This mecha was destroyed quickly by Pikachu's Thunderbolt before it can do anything. The only thing this mecha can do is jump great distances into the air. Has a cameo in Fighting Ire with Fire!.
  Piprinoleon Stopped in the Name of Love! This mecha is as big as a building with many tiny rooms and vents, it can launch extendable arms that can make Pokémon dizzy. If hit by a Thunderbolt in the underarm the bolt can travel down the arm into a mechanical room and zap the captured friend. Legs appear for hasty getaways, it is vulnerable to water.
  Magcargo Mecha Gone With the Windworks! Has a big cable, and the head and body can become hot like lava. It can also launch a Zap Cannon called a "Magcargo Cannon"; however, doing so immediately drains the battery almost completely. Vulnerable to Thunderbolt.
  Digital Drapion Bagged Then Tagged! This mecha has extendable arms with sharp claws for digging underground, and a hatch on its head. The mouth can open and send the captured Pokémon down to the abdomen. It is vulnerable to flying attacks and can also release geysers. A computer system inside the head can check where it is going and detect where other life forms are, such as Monferno. It appears to be based on a Drapion's Shiny coloration.
  Digital Drapion decoy A mini mecha that is released from the big mecha above. It can dig underground and self-destruct.
  Boss Bot Where No Togepi Has Gone Before! A mecha-doll based on Giovanni that pats its owner and plays music. It was burnt completely by a naughty Togepi.
  Pidgey Mark 2 Try for the Family Stone! This mecha can fly and is activated by Meowth's controls, and has a container in its stomach. It also has a fan which can blow opponents away, it can also launch 2 extendable arms from its stomach which has a broom to sweep opponents away. Its wing can fly off. Vulnerable to Electric and Flying attacks.
Treasure chest The Tresure is All Mine! A childhood toy that James had hidden for years. It transforms into a small robot armed with a gun and missiles. It can also transform into a rocket.
  Altaria Mecha A Meteroic Rise to Excellence! This mecha looks like an Altaria and was used to capture Wilma's Altaria. It also has wheels and a compartment where Altaria was held, but got broke free with a combination of Altaria's Ice Beam and Flamethrower, knocking the mecha on its side. Gible can also eat it.
  Blasto-Bot 2 Gotta Get a Gible! Was eaten by Gible, before it could do anything.
  Recycled Robo Blasto-Bot This mecha was made from recycled parts from the Blasto-Bot II, it can leap great distances, and can show its tongue. It has an iron fist to grab its foe, and a regular hand as well. Vulnerable to Thunderbolt and Iron Tail. Destroyed by a stronger version of Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
  Unnamed Fighting Ire with Fire! This mecha has glass capsules capturing enemies. It comes out from Team Rocket's Balloon with extended arms for capturing Pokémon into a container. Weak against powerful Fire-type and Mach Punch attacks and strong against Protect.
  Meta Caterpie Keeping In Top Forme! This mecha looks like a Caterpie, can dig underground. The forehead can open to reveal Team Rocket. A gun in its mouth fires a sticky liquid similar to a String Shot, and also if this mecha is nearly destroyed the body will crack open to reveal another mecha (below). It is strong against attacks like Energy Ball, Ice Beam, Rock Climb, and Whirlpool.
  Blockbuster Butterfree This mecha looks and flies like a Butterfree. It can release a Solar Beam attack from the antennae on its head, and it is vulnerable against air attacks like Air Slash.
  Robo Diglett Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! The third Team Rocket Diglett mecha, which is controlled by Meowth's controls. It can dig underground and can drill through rocks. It also has arms to picks things up with, extra arms for when they are destroyed. Three nets can fire out from its body, and it can also walk along walls. Vulnerable to powerful Eruption attacks.
  Aerial Ace Defense An Elite Coverup! A missile-like balloon attachment that is shaped like a Staraptor, which was used to defeat Ash's Staraptor.
  Guillotine Defense A missile-like balloon attachment that is shaped like a Gliscor, and was used to try to defeat Bertha's Gliscor, but the latter's Guillotine easily destroyed it and the balloon all at once.
  Powering-up Parts This was armor fired out of Team Rocket's Balloon to make Jessie's Seviper stronger. It upped the strength of a Poison Tail, nearly defeating Ash's Buizel. It was destroyed by Bertha's Golem's Rock Blast, defeating Seviper in the process.
  Powering-up Parts This was armor fired out of Team Rocket's Balloon to make James's Carnivine stronger. It upped the strength of a Vine Whip, nearly defeating Dawn's Pachirisu. It was destroyed by Bertha's Golem's Rock Blast, defeating Carnivine in the process.
  Unnamed An Old Family Blend! This mecha consists of a purple-colored base with a visor-shaped window for the trio to see out of, alongside six large arms called "Magic Mits" which each each hold different weapons; a net, a fly swatter, a plunger, scissors, tongs, and an empty hand to capture a Pokemon. It's feet can allow it to hover in the air. It was used by the trio in an attempt to capture Ash's Cyndaquil shortly before the beginning of the Lily of the Valley Conference.

It is powerful and almost invincible, as it could easily withstand electric attacks like Pikachu's Thunderbolt, water attacks like Totodile's Water Gun, Corphish's Bubble Beam and Piplup's Hydro Pump despite it not being waterproof, and fire attacks like Cyndaquill's Flamethrower. The arms can be chopped off with a move like Bayleef's Razor Leaf, but a button inside the mecha can switch this out with arms that hold a bigger and more dangerous set of weapons consisting of a drill, a chainsaw, a paint scraper, a paper fan, a drafting triangle, and a mallet.

When the trio was about to finally capture Cyndaquil, it evolved into Quilava and used it's newly-learnt move Eruption to completely destroy the mecha.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Unnamed The Dream Continues! Combines all of the balloon attachments into one Meowth balloon. This balloon was quickly shot down by a group attack from Ash's Pikachu, Charizard, Unfezant, Oshawott, Pignite, Snivy, Scraggy, Leavanny, Palpitoad, Boldore, and Krookodile.

Pokémon the Series: XY

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Mega-Mega Meowth Machine Mega-Mega Meowth Madness! Piloted by Meowth, this robot has the ability to launch punches and absorb electric attacks, which it can also send back at the attacker. It is powered by an external battery, but it is also able to switch to an internal one. Its armor protects it from most attacks, but in the end, it was destroyed by Blaziken Mask's Mega Blaziken's Flamethrower.
  Meowth Ninja Mecha A Rush of Ninja Wisdom A Meowth mecha with a ninja theme. Its techniques include launching punches, shooting nets from the palms of its hands and firing projectiles themed after Meowth's charm from its wrists ("Coin Shuriken"), as well as using the charm on its head to create a bright flash of light. It was immobilized by Pikachu's Thunderbolt before being destroyed by a combined Water Pulse from Ash's Froakie and Sanpei's Frogadier.
  Robo Baby Buggy Berry-Robbing Swipe the Sweets and Make Our Own Treats Octillery Bot 3 A Battle by Any Other Name! An Octillery-themed mecha equipped with grabbing claws and vacuum tubes for tentacles, used to suck up Pokémon and Berries. It was disabled by Serena's Fennekin after Ash blocked one of the tubes, and later destroyed through a combination of Ash's Pikachu's Thunderbolt, Fennekin's Flamethrower, and Miette's Slurpuff's Energy Ball.
  Electricity-Has-No-Effect-On-Me-Atron Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike! A Heliolisk mecha Team Rocket tricked Clemont into upgrading. It can absorb Electric attacks and fires them back at the opponent and use its tail to grab Pokémon. But it got destroyed after it malfunctioned.
  Fiendish Fever Freeze Thawing an Icy Panic! This mecha can create snowstorms and capture Pokémon. Destoyed by a comination of attacks from Frogadier, Pikachu, Fennekin, and Luxio.
  Automatic Pikachu Catcher (A.P.C.) Good Friends, Great Training! This mecha came with a cage and was used to capture Pikachu. Sliggoo's Dragon Breath released Pikachu but disorientated the catcher which resulted in it capturing Tierno's Wartortle and Raichu.
  Unnamed Garchomp's Mega Bond! A Meowth mecha with tank tracks that can grab objects, shoot nets, possesses a turbo engine, and can control Pokémon with guidance waves.
  Unnamed A Relay in the Sky! A mecha Pelipper Meowth used in the Pokémon Sky Relay. It can destroy rocks.
  Giga Giga Meowth Machine A Giga Battle with Mega Results! An upgraded version of the Mega-Mega Meowth Machine.
  Vavoominite Mark 4 A Fiery Rite of Passage! This mecha can suck things into itself and trap them in a glass cage.
  Ferrothorn Mecha An Electrifying Rage! Used to catch Zapdos.
  Carbink Robo Drillalyzer A Diamond in the Rough! A mecha used to catch Carbink.
  Monstrous-Megalomaniacal-Super-Attacking-Guilted Meowth Gadget A Gaggle of Gadget Greatness! A mecha used at the Gadget Festival.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Turbo-Charged Robo Racer Pancake Chaser Racing to a Big Event! Based on a Bewear, and controlled by Meowth and Wobbuffet. It has a turbo engine. It was destroyed by Bewear.
  Robo-Meowth Alola, Kanto! The arms are controlled by buttons on armbands that Meowth is wearing, and it can shoot nets and deflect attacks. It was damaged by Lycanroc's Accelerock and Crobat's Supersonic and destroyed by Staryu's Bubble Beam.
  Meowth Mk. 2 Rise and Shine, Starship! An upgraded version of the previous Meowth mecha, which was used to steal Celesteela. It is controlled by electric armbands and earbuds Meowth is wearing. The paws can fly off like rockets. The head was thrown right off by the mecha's arm but the mecha didn't blow up.
  Unnamed Lillier and the Staff! This Meowth mecha had the ability to transform. Its only purpose was to be used for the second act of the Pokemon School Play, where it battled Sophocles's Charjabug in a mechanized suit.
  Giga Meowthbot 3 Alola, Alola! A red Meowth mecha that uses similar moves to the previous ones. It was quite durable, but it was eventually destroyed with a combination of Z-Moves and Misty's Mega Gyarados.
  Giga Meowthbot 4 Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! An upgraded version of the previous Meowth mecha. It possesses multiple snake-like tentacles that can grab an opponent, trapping them. It was destroyed by a Continental Crush from Olivia's Lycanroc.
  Bewear Robot Spying for the Big Guy! A simple Bewear robot that Team Rocket planned to send to Matori at the Team Rocket HQ. Its abilities are unknown and it only appears at the ending segment of the episode, after the Poké Problem.
  Unnamed Living on the Cutting Edge! Another Meowth mecha that appears to have been transformed from a vehicle. It was used to try and steal Kartana, who cut the mecha in half before it could do anything.
  Oranguru Robot Battling on the Wing! An Oranguru robot that gave Bewear and Stufful fruit drinks while the two relaxed in the hot spring Team Rocket constructed for them at Bewear's den. By Final Rivals!, the robot begins to malfunction, and in the next episode, it's shown to have been completely destroyed.
  Deluxe Bewear Robot Final Rivals! A large, durable Bewear robot that Team Rocket built in order to steal Pokémon at the Manalo Conference rewards ceremony. They complete it in the following episode, and use it in Z-Move Showdown!, The robot can fly around with a rocket jetpack on its back, and can also use moves that are similar to Double-Edge and Baby-Doll Eyes. The mecha was easily overpowered by a Guzzlord that attacked Manalo Stadium, although it was put to good use for saving Bewear and Stufful when Guzzlord started attacking them.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

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Picture Name
  Practically Pikachu A Close Call... Practically! A life-sized Pikachu robot that has the same appearance, fur texture, and body temperature of Pikachu. Unforturnately, Meowth could not replicate its cry; as a result, it says Hikachu (Japanese: 火カチュウ Hikachu) instead of Pikachu, prompting the name. Team Rocket was able to plant the Practically Pikachu next to the real Pikachu, only to be confused when the real and fake Pikachu began playing together. The trio eventually stole back their own fake Pikachu, believing it to be real, only discovering what they had done blasted off with it on accident by Ash's Lucario and Goh's Cinderace, who fell for the decoy as well.
  Meowth Mark 2 Frenzy Farmer How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Off of the Farm? A Meowth mecha that wears clothes that are normally seen on scarecrows. It has a hose on its tail, and can open its mouth to reveal a large speaker that can play really loud music. It was used by Meowth to try and assist with their new garden, but failed to produce any results.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

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  Unnamed Let's Save Pikachu!!
  Unnamed Hunt For The Treasure Of The Universe!
  Unnamed Tale Of The Friendship Between Pikachu And Meowth
  Unnamed The Birth Of The Invincible Team, Max And Ralts!!

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Unnamed You Gotta Have Friends This machine was used to capture a large group of Pikachu using a Poké Ball cannon. It can convert between plane and walker mode.
  Unnamed I'm Your Venusaur This mecha was used to try stealing an ancient Venusaur.
  Unnamed Days of Gloom and Glory These diving machines were used to look for treasure in a sunken city.
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  Venusbot Ash vs. Gary This Venusaur-shaped mecha was used stop Ash and Gary from capturing a giant Slowpoke. It has the ability to transform into a humanoid form. It is equipped with nets and a water gun.

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