Team Rocket Expedition which stands by the evils of love and truth

Team Rocket Expedition which stands by the evils of love and truth (Japanese: 愛と真実の悪を貫くロケット探検団 Rocket Gang Expedition which stands by the evils of love and truth) is a series of short stories that occurs at the end of episodes in Pokémon Journeys: The Series of the Pokémon anime.

Japanese logo

The segments are shown exclusively in the Japanese version, placed after the ending theme of the episode. Introduced in JN133 and ended in JN138, each segment contains a part where the Team Rocket trio travels through the Paldea region, looking for Pokémon from said region for them to catch. The segment always ends with the Pokémon attacking the Team Rocket trio directly or indirectly.

List of segments

Code Screenshot English title Japanese title US broadcast Japan broadcast Time between
*   No English title 第1話
Episode 1
Unaired November 25, 2022 508 days
since Japanese airing
*   No English title 第2話
Episode 2
Unaired December 2, 2022 501 days
since Japanese airing
*   No English title 第3話
Episode 3
Unaired December 9, 2022 494 days
since Japanese airing
*   No English title 第4話
Episode 4
Unaired January 13, 2023 459 days
since Japanese airing
*   No English title 第5話
Episode 5
Unaired January 20, 2023 452 days
since Japanese airing
This concludes Team Rocket Expedition which stands by the evils of love and truth.

Episode 1

Summary

In search of a new Pokémon, the Team Rocket trio has visited the Paldea region for the first time. They encounter a wild Sprigatito and try to catch it, but Sprigatito releases a scent, which makes them feel sleepy, and runs away, much to their dismay.

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Episode 2

Summary

Continuing their quest, the trio finds a Fuecoco. As they attempt to capture it, Jessie accidentally pulls out an Oran Berry instead of a Poké Ball, prompting Fuecoco to charge at the Berry and blast Team Rocket off with a fire attack.

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Episode 3

Summary

Continuing their quest, the trio comes across a Quaxly. Jessie, James, and Meowth each attempt to catch it by throwing a Poké Ball, but Quaxly furiously blasts them all off with Water Gun and escapes safely.

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Episode 4

Summary

Continuing their quest, the trio comes across a Koraidon. They prepare to catch it, but Koraidon notices them and proceeds to blast the trio off after chasing them down.

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Episode 5

Summary

Continuing their quest, the trio comes across a Miraidon. They prepare to catch it, but Miraidon notices them, zooming past the trio before blasting them off with an Electric attack.

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Trivia


Original series Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon de English
English dub: Kanto PokérapPikachu's JukeboxPokémon Karaokémon
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
Ruby and Sapphire Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon Trivia Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Diamond and Pearl Japanese version: Professor Oak's Big Pokémon EncyclopediaPikachu the Movie Memorial
Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Examination
Black & White Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Live CasterTeam Rocket Live Caster
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
XY Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Holo CasterPoké TVPokémon Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?
Both: Mega Evolution Pokédex
Sun & Moon Japanese version: Poké Problem
Both: Who's That Pokémon?Where Are You Going, Eevee?
Journeys Japanese version: Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!!
Team Rocket Expedition which stands by the evils of love and truth
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
Horizons Japanese version: Professor Friede's Pokémon Seminar
The Brilliant Terapagos Expedition


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