Team Rocket's mechas

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.

The Team Rocket trio inside a typical mecha

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
Picture First Appearance Capabilities
  Pokémon Emergency! Consists of a Meowth head with a raised paw and tail at the back, a green basket, and two beige sandbags. It has often been Team Rocket's main mode of transportation and can be given many attachments including rockets, vacuums, nets, fists, cages, etc. It appeared regularly until Pokémon the Series: Black & White. The balloon returned in the credits of I Choose You!, with the trio flying on it.
  New Places... Familiar Faces! Similar to the original Meowth balloon, but instead has a blue basket with the new Team Rocket logo and a pair of engines that replace the sandbags. The Meowth head now has blue eyes, and no longer has a paw sticking out. Appeared occasionally throughout the end of Pokémon the Series: Black and White.
  The Dream Continues! The balloon was redesigned again in Pokémon the Series: XY. The basket is smaller and now has propeller engines on it. The Meowth head is more ribbed and has both its paws sticking out, as well as having its mouth open on its portion, unlike the previous generations.
  Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio! Once again, the balloon was redesigned in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. The basket is once again green and has the new red Team Rocket logo. The sandbags return as well, replacing the propeller engines. The Meowth head is the same as in Pokémon the Series: XY. It still retains the Meowth head design from Pokémon the Series: XY, but it is smoother, and has 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. It remains in use in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, but once again, it isn't as frequently seen as before. It also appears in Pokémon GO alongside the trio.
Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Wobballoon The Wayward Wobbuffet Features a full-body Wobbuffet design, with the Team Rocket logo in the middle of its body. Uses a similar basket design as the Meowth balloon. It made occasional appearances until Pokémon the Series: Black & White, normally if the Meowth balloon was destroyed earlier on in an episode. After a long hiatus, it made a comeback in The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky!, as a gift from Meowth to Jessie and Wobbuffet.
  Sneasel Balloon Pop Goes the Sneasel The first one-off balloon Team Rocket has used. It is similar to the Meowth balloon in terms of design but features a Sneasel's head instead of Meowth. It was used when Jessie and James considered replacing Meowth with a Sneasel. It was destroyed by Meowth's claws after Jessie threw him onto the balloon.
  Poké Ball Balloon Showdown At Linoone A simple circular balloon with a Poké Ball design, and a net launcher. It is essentially an upgrade to the Meowth balloon, as extra protection if the balloon was previously destroyed. It was eventually burst by James' Cacnea's Needle Arm attack.
Chimecho Balloon Sitting Psyduck Shaped like a Chimecho's head, and replaced the Meowth balloon after it blew up earlier in the episode. It was burst by Grovyle's Bullet Seed.
  Carnivine Balloon The Rise of Darkrai Was used to attack Ash, Brock, and Dawn as they traveled to Alamos Town in their own hot air balloon. It was eventually blown away by a Gust attack from a group of Drifloon and Drifblim.
  Gliscorbot Fighting Fear with Fear! A Gliscor-themed balloon that double-functions as a mecha. It could extend its tail 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. It was destroyed by Ash's Gliscor's actual Steel Wing attack.
  Yanmega Balloon Zoroark: Master of Illusions Was used by Team Rocket while following Ash, Brock, and Dawn as they traveled to Crown City.
  Rocket Balloon Enter Iris and Axew! A generic football-shaped purple balloon with the new Team Rocket logo on it and a gray basket, contained in a briefcase before use. It was destroyed by Oshawott.
  Unnamed The Dream Continues! Combines all of the balloon attachments onto the Meowth balloon. It was quickly shot down by a group attack from Ash's Pikachu, Charizard, Unfezant, Oshawott, Pignite, Snivy, Scraggy, Leavanny, Palpitoad, Boldore, and Krookodile.

Team Rocket's submarines

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

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Gyarados Submarine Beauty and the Beach (Japan)
Sparks Fly For Magnemite (Internationally)
It is equipped with a net launcher, extendable arms, and wheels. It was occasionally used throughout Kanto.
  Magikarp Submarine Fit to be Tide! 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.

It was used as Team Rocket's main mode of transportation through the Orange Islands and made infrequent appearances after that all the way until Pokémon the Series: Black & White. It returned in Pokémon the Series: XY, and in Pokémon Journeys: The Series in The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!, where it was slightly redesigned.

  Rocket Submarine The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! Used by Team Rocket to search for the Abyssal Ruins. Similarity to the Rocket Balloon, it is not designed after a Pokémon.
  Basculin Submarine The Island of Illusions! Based on a Blue-Striped Basculin, and was designed by Dr. Zager. It was used as Team Rocket's main mode of transportation during the Decolore Islands arc.
Golden Magikarp Submarine Going for the Gold! A slightly upgraded and altered version of the Magikarp submarine. It was destroyed by Pikachu.
  Bruxish Submarine Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence! Used to try and find treasure. It was sucked away by Dhelmise's Whirlpool.

Rocket Prize Master

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Rocket Prize Master Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower
Main article: Rocket Prize Master

The Rocket Prize Master is a Poké Ball vending machine that dispenses Pokémon for Jessie and James to temporarily use.

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
  Unnamed The Kangaskhan Kid The first one-time mecha in the anime. It is based on a Kangaskhan. The mecha is controlled through a car underneath it and it has two rockets in the form of paws and can shoot out tranquilizer darts from its mouth. It was used to capture a Kangaskhan. Despite being set on fire by Ash's Charmander and Pikachu, it is otherwise unaffected and continues on until Tommy's parents hit the flaming mecha with their helicopter, causing it to explode in spectacular fashion.
  Unnamed EP035 Used to tickle Kaiser by using a feather on his foot in order 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 try and stop the Indigo Plateau Conference by stealing the flame of Moltres from Indigo Stadium. It is invincible to most attacks until it was destroyed by Moltres.
  Meowth of Bounty Guard Meowth Rules! The Golden Meowth Statue in Golden Island can be turned into a machine (with many gears inside) with mobile hands to remove intruders off Golden Island, and is operated by the many people of the island. It is shockproof, with Pikachu's Thunderbolt doing absolutely nothing to it. In one instance when Ash, Misty and Tracey find themselves on the island, Meowth commands the statue to remove them off the island and avoid blowing his cover. Later on, the statue's arms are seen holding to Jessie and James for similar reasons.
  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 absorb 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 Team Rocket purchased it, it is loaded with features like extendable arms, a giant spring on the bottom, a drill that can go through rocks and boulders without any issue, alongside superfluous gadgets included adding to the price tag, such as fireworks and a Pidgey cuckoo clock.

The powerful and massive 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.

This mecha reappeared in The Same Moon, Now and Forever!, where it was used to capture Ash and Pikachu in a net fired from its mouth. It was destroyed by Ash's Snivy's Leaf Storm.

  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! Used to steal Electricity in a town. The Mecha itself is operated using the electricity inside, and can absorb moves by using a Turbo-Kick Counter attack that has the same effect as Counter. It can also use Robo-Punches and Kicks.

It is first powered through a power supply, which is soon destroyed by Gary's Umbreon's Tackle. It can also be powered using exercise-bikes to generate power, and if an Electric-type attack (like Thunderbolt) hits it without Counter activating.

The mecha is soon destroyed by Ash's Cyndaquil's Flamethrower, with Ash's Chikorita's Vine Whip trapping the counter doors to allow the fire inside the Mecha to cause it to explode.

  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.

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. Used in an attempt to absorb all of Pikachu's electricity and shoot it back.

When the mecha holds Pikachu, two suction cups are placed onto his cheeks, sucking out what turns out to be his excess energy.

Once the Mecha's energy drains, Pikachu shocks the Mecha which soon explodes on Team Rocket.

  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.
  Unnamed A Different Kind of Misty A Zapdos-shaped mecha with several saws and grabbers that were used to steal the Lighthouse's Light Stone, and kidnap Magnemite (which Team Rocket soon releases after noteing it to be useless) and Ash's Pikachu.

The mecha is completely shockproof, with moves like Thunderbolt doing nothing to it. The Mecha's power supply gets deactivated by a stronger version of Pikachu's Thunder (Powered-up with Thatcher's Plusle and Minun's Helping Hand) and is eventually destroyed by a double-Spark attack by Plusle and Minun.

  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
Noodle Nabber
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! under a different name; the Noodle Nabber, where Pikachu immediately destroyed it as soon as it captured him.

  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. It is protected from electric attacks. Was burst by Eevee after it made a hole in it.
  Potted Bonsai Boy Mark 1 All That Glitters is Not Golden! Has super strength, it was used to steal a gold Sudowoodo.
Mecha Mountain King

Slaking Kong A Slaking mecha that was disguised as a real giant Slaking, being 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 Scratches of wild Pokémon.
  Turbo Fearow Flock Aipom and Circumstance! These Fearow robots were used by Team Rocket to steal a crown that was stuck on Aipom. They are operated by a remote called a “Royal Remote” by Meowth. However, they eventually all malfunctioned by Hank's NosepassThunder Wave.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  Super Sinnoh Slinger Mark 1A When Pokémon Worlds Collide! What could be possibly the strongest mecha have ever used, this solar-powered, eco-friendly robot consists of an orange base and six extendable arms, each containing unique extendable fingers to capture Pokémon. The mecha can withstand any attack that hits it, including Pikachu's Volt Tackle and Thunderbolt, Dawn's Piplup's Bubble Beam, Aipom's Swift, and Starly's Gust. According to James, it can even make lunch. Eventually, when Team Rocket attempts to send Ash flying off the mecha when he rescues Pikachu, one of the arms accidentally hits the base - causing it to explode.
  Robotic Rabble Rowser Mark 3 Setting the World on its Buneary! Constructed through stolen factory parts, this tank-tracked mecha contains extendable legs and claws to capture Pokémon. It was used to capture a Buneary and eventually Pikachu. The main base, which resembles a UFO, can de-detach from the tracked section through rockets. The containers are vulnerable to Iron Tail, while the base part was destroyed after crashing to the ground after its rocket attachments were destroyed by Ice Beam and Thunderbolt.
  You-Really-Can't-Take-It-With-You-Can't-Ya Mark 93 A Staravia is Born! A Biodegradable wooden mecha that can be disguised as a house and can be transformed into a robot at will. It has nets on its hands to capture Pokémon and due to being made out of wood, is protected against electricity. It soon breaks apart after falling through a pitfall trap.
  Fossil Restoration Device Wild in the Streets! A tank-tracked mecha consisting of a yellow base, treads, red claws to trap Pokémon and rocket-shaped net launchers. It was used to steal a fossilization machine as well as various fossil Pokémon. A majority of the mecha was damaged by an angry Aerodactyl, while Roark's Rampardos's Zen Headbutt destroyed the rest of the mecha after evolving as such.
  Mechabot Ya See We Want an Evolution! A giant mechabot that with the press of a button, can transform from the Evolution Machine that Team Rocket purchased from the Magikarp Salesman. Nothing is known about its abilities or features, as the Mechabot soon implodes into dust after it transforms. According to the user's manual of the machine, it can only achieve the Mechabot transformation if it successfully evolves a Pokémon, which Team Rocket failed to do to begin with.
  Aspear Rock 1 Cooking Up a Sweet Story! Another robot used to capture Pikachu, this tank-tracked mecha made out of durable parts is used as transportation and can launch extendable arms. Its durability can protect it from most attacks, with even multiple hits from Focus Punch being able to eventually penetrate it. It was destroyed by Sugar's Thunderbolt.

Has a cameo in Fighting Ire with Fire!

  Bouldermatic Mark 2 Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan! Used to steal Berries, this mecha has large wheels, extendable arms, vacuums, and a large basket to contain the stolen loot, as well as being able to shoot out giant flower pots that trap the opponent. The wheels and the flower pot projectiles were destroyed by Roserade's Petal Dance, the base was damaged by Dawn's's Bubble Beam and Brock's's Poison Sting, the basket was broken by Pikachu's Iron Tail, while the rest of the mecha was destroyed by another Petal Dance by Roserade.
  Potent Pink Jessie Princess Power Mark 1 The Electrike Company! Can launch extendable arms, and can fly like a rocket. Protected against electricity.
  Bada Bing Supreme Soaker Number Six Hot Springing a Leak! Normally shouts the words "Bada boom, bada boom, bada bing". It can also shoot water from its hands and spill hot water from the tub.
  Unnamed Sleight of Sand! A Rhyhorn Mecha built by Dr. Namba for Cassidy and Butch to capture a Hippowdon. The head can open and fire out a mechanical arm to capture Pokémon. It can also use a move called "Horn Rocket" where it can stab the opponent, and fire its tail off like a rocket. It is protected against Electricity.

It was burned up by Hippowdon's Hyper Beam.

  Unnamed A Slowbro Mecha that was built and used by Team Rocket to battle against the duo's Rhyhorn Mecha. It 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. It was, however, destroyed by the latter mecha's "Horn Rocket" move.
  Tone Deaf Mecha Chingling The Bells are Singing! Can sing rough notes and blow smoke.
  Unnamed Cream of the Croagunk Crop! This Croagunk Robot was used to steal the Croagunk Crown, alongside the Croagunk of Pastoria City. It can use an extendable tongue and arms to capture Pokémon, with it's chest serving as a big container for caught Pokémon. It was damaged by a Vacuum Wave by Nurse Joy's Croagunk, Crissy, and destroyed by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
  Unnamed Arriving in Style! This Mecha resembles a large fairy of sorts. It has a retractable visor to cover the exposed cockpit, and alongside hovering, it can launch five extendable arms from each shoulder. It was quickly taken down by a Twin Bounce attack from Buneary and Lopunny.
  Back-to-the-Basics Bohemian Flytrap A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine! It transforms from Team Rocket's Getaway Car. Its mouth can be used for storage and its arms and eyes can fire lasers. The arms can protect it against moves like Whirlpool, but the mecha has absolutely no protection against Electric attacks (Which Meowth intentionally excluded anti-electrical elements), as it soon fails and gets destroyed by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
  Roly Poly Robot If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! This mecha rolls around a ball of Pokémon food (like a dung 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! The only thing this mecha can do is jump great distances into the air. It was destroyed quickly by Pikachu's Thunderbolt before it could do anything. It has a cameo in Fighting Ire with Fire!.
  Piprinoleon Stopped in the Name of Love! This mecha is a cross between Piplup's evolutionary forms and is as big as a building with many tiny rooms and vents. It was used to capture Dawn's Piplup, Kenny's Prinplup and Barry's Empoleon. Tank Tracks can appear on the bottom for hasty getaways, and its arms can be extended to make Pokémon dizzy. It is protected from Thunderbolt, with the bolt instead heading into the underarm into a mechanical room and zapping any captured friends inside. It was soon damaged and destroyed by Piplup's Whirlpool.
  Magcargo Cannon Gone With the Windworks! This Magcargo Mecha has the ability for it's head and body to become hot like lava. it's main ability is to use a move similar to Zap Cannon, however, it soon causes the battery to almost drain immediately. This leads to the mecha being destroyed quickly by Pikachu's 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 II Gotta Get a Gible! Based on a Blastoise, this mecha was completely 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. Damaged by Pikachu's Thunderbolt and Iron Tail, and soon self-destructed itself due to it being recycled out of previous parts.
  Unnamed Fighting Ire with Fire! An upgrade of the Team Rocket Balloon. It can capture enemies in glass capsules and features large claw-arms to trap Pokémon into a large cage at the bottom of the basket. However, Monferno's Blaze outrage foils this plan by effortlessly destroying the arms and the mecha using powerful Fire-type and Mach Punch attacks and sending Team Rocket blasting off, but putting the Pokémon in severe danger. Paul's Electabuzz's Protect also proves to be a hassle until Monferno evolved into Infernape and saves Pikachu, Piplup and Empoleon in the process by destroying the rest of the mecha.
  Meta Caterpie Keeping In Top Forme! A Caterpie mecha that was used to capture Marley and a Shaymin. It can dig underground, crawl on the floor and has a gun in its mouth to fire a form of sticky liquid. It is strong against Energy Ball, Ice Beam, Rock Climb, and Whirlpool. When it is almost destroyed, a button inside the mecha can reveal a Butterfree mecha (seen below).
  Blockbuster Butterfree A Butterfree mecha that can rise out of the Caterpie mecha seen above. The pair of antennae on the Butterfree can use a Robo-Hyper-Solar Beam, or fans inside can use a Robo-Hyper-Gust to strike its victims, and can fly in the air to dodge attacks like Thunderbolt or Bubble Beam. The mecha was split in half and destroyed by Shaymin's Air Slash.
  Robo Diglett Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! The third Team Rocket Diglett mecha, which is operated through a controller, which Meowth uses. Used to capture a Heatran. The Mecha can dig underground using it's arms, and can also fire three nets using its body, which were all burned by Heatran's Eruption. It can also swap out it's drilling arms for arms to allow the mecha to walk on walls, and use them as a shield to block moves. However, when Meowth drops the remote after being electrocuted by Pikachu and it melts in the volcano's lava, the mecha starts to malfunction and sends out all its arms at once. However, Heatran fully destroys the mecha using Eruption.
  Aerial Ace Defense An Elite Coverup! A missile-like balloon attachment that is shaped like a Staraptor. It was used to defeat Ash's Staraptor.
  Guillotine Defense A missile-like balloon attachment that is shaped like a Gliscor. It was used to try to defeat Bertha's Gliscor, but the latter's Guillotine easily broke it into pieces and destroyed the balloon all at once.
  Powering-up Parts (Seviper) 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 (Carnivine) 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 Pokémon. 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 its newly-learned move Eruption to completely destroy the mecha.

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.

  Unnamed 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 that Meowth used in the Pokémon Sky Relay. It can destroy rocks. The mecha's disguise was broken by Hawlucha, and the remains were broken apart once Meowth accidentally crashed into Jessie and James, sending them blasting off in spectacular fashion.
  Giga Giga Meowth Machine A Giga Battle with Mega Results! An upgraded version of the Mega-Mega Meowth Machine. Its mouth can fire nets to capture Pokémon. Damaged by Mega Audino, destroyed by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
  Vavoominite Mark 4 A Fiery Rite of Passage! This mecha which resembles a Charizard of sorts was used to capture a Pyroar. It contains vacuums that can suck Pokémon and trap them in a glass cage but can also send out moves through it as well. It was destroyed by Litleo and Pyroar's Flamethrower as well as Pikachu's usual Thunderbolt.
  Unnamed An Electrifying Rage! A Ferrothorn Mecha that was used to catch Zapdos. Its only known ability is to trap Pokémon using a force field. It was quickly shot down by Noivern's Boomburst and Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
  Carbink Robo Drillalyzer A Diamond in the Rough! Was used to capture a real Carbink. It has six large drills that can throw around anything that stands in its way, and can also capture Pokémon, and is protected against electricity. Its drills were chopped off by the power of other Carbink and water-type Pokémon using Water Gun, while the rest of the mecha was destroyed by Goodra's Ice Beam and the Carbink's Power Gem.
  Monstrous-Megalomaniacal-Super-Attacking-Guilted Meowth Gadget A Gaggle of Gadget Greatness! A Meowth-shaped mecha used at the Gadget Festival. It is based on a real-life Rube Goldberg machine with the real Meowth controlling it from the inside. According to James, they spent three whole days to even construct it. It was damaged by Pancham's Dark Pulse (although unintentionally) and Chespin's Pin Missile, and destroyed by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.

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 Pokémon 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.
  Unnamed 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

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
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. Unfortunately, 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 by 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.
(Offscreen) Hyper-Capture Machine Everybody's Doing the Underground Shuffle! A machine possibly used to capture Pikachu. It was only mentioned by name as Jessie calls it to capture the Mouse Pokémon, but Meowth said that Jessie broke it after she stepped on the machine, to which she angrily argues with Meowth that he should've fixed the machine.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

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Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
  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.
  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.

See also

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