Team Rocket HQ (anime)

Team Rocket HQ
ロケットだんアジト Team Rocket Hideout
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Team Rocket HQ
Region Kanto
Debut It's Mr. Mime Time

Team Rocket HQ (Japanese: ロケットだんアジト Team Rocket Hideout) is the center of Team Rocket's operations. It is located in Kanto, and is where Giovanni and his secretary reside.


During the Indigo League arc, Team Rocket HQ was located in an area populated with trees, apparently within close proximity to Pallet Town. In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, Mewtwo escaped from and destroyed the building; this scene also appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

After the old base's destruction, the new Team Rocket HQ was located in the middle of a rocky terrain. In The Scheme Team, Jessie, James, and Meowth were assigned there. In The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!, the base was shown when Jessie sent the Yanma she caught to Giovanni as a gift, only for him to send it back due to having recently received a large supply of them. In Memories are Made of Bliss!, the base was shown when the Team Rocket trio receive a special mission from Giovanni via Matori.

In In The Shadow of Zekrom!, the building was shown with a new look when Jessie, James, and Meowth were there being assigned their mission in Unova. In Enter Iris and Axew!, it was revealed that Jessie and James had left their Pokémon behind at the headquarters. It also appeared in The Dream Continues!, where Jessie and James gave Giovanni their Unova Pokémon and rejoined with Jessie's Wobbuffet.

In Ash and Latios, Jessie, James, and Meowth each returned to the HQ individually after breaking up. In The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!, they were shown working at the HQ's canteen before reuniting later in the episode.


Original series

The original HQ in It's Mr. Mime Time
The original HQ in the original series before being destroyed by Mewtwo

In It's Mr. Mime Time, Team Rocket HQ was a large tower sporting some balconies and struts, with the Team Rocket logo being prominently displayed at the base. Its roof acted as a landing area for various aircrafts, such as Team Rocket's Meowth Balloon.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, Team Rocket HQ was located in an area populated with trees, apparently within close proximity to Pallet Town. It had a central tower with four turrets topped with red coned roofs and a satellite dish. It also had at least two wings with blue, domed roofs.

In It's Mr. Mime Time, a reception area was shown with a very lavish design, including red carpets and curtains, busts of a Gyarados statue, a small step, purple polished walls and polished blue tile floor, two fancy potted plants, and a lower-able TV monitor for Giovanni to use to communicate with his underlings when he himself is too busy to meet them in person.

In It's Mr. Mime Time, a room containing various computer consoles was seen. It also had a balcony above it. This room was used to hold Mewtwo when he was not on assignment for Team Rocket.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, Mewtwo escaped from and destroyed this building. Giovanni temporarily relocated the headquarters to a smaller facility that appeared to be in the same area, as seen in Dues and Don'ts.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire and Diamond and Pearl

After the old base's destruction, the new Team Rocket HQ was located in the middle of rocky terrain in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire.

In The Scheme Team, the front entrance was shown to possess at least four doors, and also had a two-barred gate with the Team Rocket logo prominently displayed.

The full building was seen in The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! and Memories are Made of Bliss!. The base is a lavender complex with two wings, one on each side, that each have two towers on each end, one of the towers possessing a domed roof. The central building was seven stories tall and had at least two flat trapezoid edges jutting out, with the angled portions containing square bumps. The Team Rocket logo was prominently displayed at the top of the central building. The building was mounted with a set of communications arrays, including two communications satellite dishes and an antenna.

Giovanni's office was a massive room with a red carpet, a potted fern plant, a purple office desk, and a row of windows with blinders on them. The double doors into his office were adorned with the Team Rocket logo. Giovanni had a pencil holder, a lamp, and a laptop capable of scanning the contents of a Poké Ball to identify the Pokémon inside (similar to a Pokédex).

Pokémon the Series: Black & White to Sun & Moon

In Pokémon the Series: Black & White, the Team Rocket HQ appeared in a new design, still in rocky terrain.

It was a towering complex, being at least nine stories tall, and having two shield-like protrusions on the corners. It was mounted with a series of antennae. There was also a domed building in close proximity. Parts of the HQ may have also been built into the rocky terrain, as some of the mountains were shown to have windows similar to that of the main building.

Giovanni's office is now a large room with the Team Rocket logo in the center of the floor. A giant doorway lies behind Giovanni's desk, which when opened reveals a giant monitor screen. In Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, Giovanni had replaced his chair and desk with a sofa and table.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Pokémon Journeys: The Series, the HQ's exterior design was shown to have returned to its appearance from Ruby and Sapphire and Diamond and Pearl.


Giovanni's office

Pokémon kept in Team Rocket HQ


Previously stored at HQ

Mime Jr.
Yanma → Yanmega



See also

Boss: GiovanniMadame Boss (formerly)
Secretary: Matori
Executives: Iron-Masked Marauder
Notable members: JessieJamesMeowth (TRio)
MiyamotoMondoAttilaHunDominoRocket Scout
Scientists: Dr. FujiDr. NambaSebastianDr. Zager
Lower members: Team Rocket Grunts (Matori Matrix)
Former members: ButchCassidyChristopher
Dub only: AnnieOakley
Locations: Viridian GymTeam Rocket HQ

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