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This is a list of all of the arsenal used by Team Rocket, including vehicles, weapons, and gadgets, that the trio and the organisation have used over the course of the anime and manga. However, this, does not include mechas, as they have their own page.

In the anime

Recurring arsenal

Team Rocket's Meowth balloon

The balloon in the XY series

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 balloon has been changed on certain occasions as well. It was changed to other Pokémon, such as Wobbuffet or Gliscor, and even items, as in a Poké Ball. It appeared regularly until the Best Wishes series. They later start using it again in New Places... Familiar Faces!, where it is 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. It was redesigned again for the XY series with two arms on the balloon and propeller engines on the basket.

Binoculars

Sun & Moon

In every series, the trio uses special binoculars with large zoom-in features for viewing at a distance. These binoculars have been frequently used to help the trio spy from high positions.

Team Rocket's submarines

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Powered by pedaling, the Magikarp submarine serves as underwater transportation, has arms that can be extended, and legs that can also be extended on land. Its weapons include nets (once to capture Cresselia), extendable fists and missiles. This submarine was often used by Team Rocket as an alternative mode of transportation while they were pursuing Ash and Pikachu in the Orange Archipelago, especially since its debut in Fit to be Tide!.

Occasionally during the Kanto arc, a Gyarados-based submarine was used. Much like the Magikarp submarine, it is powered by pedaling and is equipped with a net launcher, extendable arms, wheels, and a suction cup. Its first Japanese appearance was in Beauty and the Beach, while the English debut came in Sparks Fly For Magnemite. The latter episode also featured a small red submarine used by Meowth.

During the Decolore Islands arc, Team Rocket used an updated Basculin submarine designed by Dr. Zager.

The Magikarp Submarine returned in XY022. The only significant change to its design is that its barbels can now be used as extendable arms.

Team Rocket's Dr. Namba operates from a large underwater base in the Whirl Islands during the Lugia arc. This base can submerge and resurface like a submarine. In the same arc, Cassidy and Butch use a normal-looking submarine but with attachments such as a dais, nets, and claws.

Drone

The drone mecha spying on Ash and his friends in Coming Back Into the Cold!.

Team Rocket owns a special drone that they have used in New Places - Familiar Faces! and Coming Back Into the Cold!. It can fly around with a propeller and is equipped with a small video camera that syncs to a screen on the Meowth Balloon, as well as a video recorder to track sound from its surroundings. Team Rocket occasionally uses this device to spy on Ash and his friends whenever they can't directly sneak up on and eavesdrop on their conversations.

List of arsenal

Original series

Arsenal First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
EP005 Digger.png Drill Showdown in Pewter City A large conical drill. Used to escape a pit they had made for Ash and Misty but had themselves fallen into.
Boat shaped mecha EP007.png Unknown The Water Flowers of Cerulean City Constructed of a stolen massive vacuum and a giant hose. Used to suck water and Pokémon from the pool at the Cerulean Gym.
EP008 Team Rocket Red Ball.png Rubber Ball The Path to the Pokémon League A big red ball. They hide inside it and try to capture Pikachu but fail.
Flying Stadium.png Flying Stadium Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village Has vacuums which suck Pokémon into the stadium and balloons that make it fly.
Drill mecha.png Automatic-High-Speed-Super-Duper-Whatchamacallit (A.H.S.D.W.) Charmander – The Stray Pokémon Can drill holes that can be used for traps (to Meowth's chagrin, due to their already trying that), and is remote-controlled.
EP011 Rubber Balloon Bazooka.png Anti-Pikachu-Rubber-Balloon-Bazooka Shoots a rubber balloon that chases Ash's Pikachu.
EP012 Bombs.png Bombs Here Comes the Squirtle Squad Jessie and James drop several bombs on Ash and Squirtle from their balloon.
EP013 Bazooka.png Unknown Mystery at the Lighthouse Just an ordinary bazooka. Used to fire explosives at a giant Dragonite.
Gyarados Submarine.png Gyarados Submarine Beauty and the Beach (Japan) Sparks Fly For Magnemite (Worldwide) Powered by pedaling, serves as underwater transportation, has many attachments such as wheels and arms, and is capable of launching missiles.
EP019 TR Speedboat.png Speedboat Tentacool & Tentacruel Just an ordinary boat. Used to reach a construction site occupied by wild Tentacool and Tentacruel.
EP019 Super Secret Stun Sauce.png Super Secret Stun Sauce Intended to exterminate all Tentacool and Tentacruel from the construction site (actually their coral habitat).
Team R Helicopter.png Team R Helicopter Bye Bye Butterfree Just an ordinary helicopter marked with big red "R" sign in front. However, it has a pole that can be utilized to create a giant net. It was used again in Let Bagons Be Bagons! when it had a jet pack for Meowth to use.
Warp tile anime.png Warp tile Abra and the Psychic Showdown Used to teleport Ash, Misty and Brock to a room with no exit. Team Rocket then try to operate it with a control panel.
EP026 Blaster ball.png Blaster Ball Pokémon Scent-sation! Planted in Celadon Gym. It is triggered by a blasting machine.
EP026 Blasting Machine.png Blasting machine Caused an explosion at Celadon Gym. Has been commonly used with explosives ever since.
EP027 Receiver.png Unknown Hypno's Naptime A receiver that detects Hypno's sleep waves.
EP027 Team Rocket Hanggliders.png Red Hang Gliders Team Rocket make their entry using these.
EP029 Glue.png Glumpy Glue The Punchy Pokémon Team Rocket use two methods to cheat at the P1 Grand Prix. First, they use glue to immobilize Anthony's Hitmonchan. Then they plant a remote-controlled bomb under the boxing ring to target Ash's Primeape. The bomb can first give a powerful shock and then explode.
EP029 Remote-Controlled Bomb.png Secret Weapon
EP032 Sticky Strings.png Unknown The Ninja Poké-Showdown Sticky strings. Used to catch many Pokémon at Koga's gym.
EP034 Net.png Net The Kangaskhan Kid Formed by ropes launched from several small missiles. Different kinds of nets have been used commonly in later episodes.
EP035 Parachute.png Parachute EP035 James' parachute is first used in this episode. It fails to open on time.
EP035 Underwater Bomb.png Team Rocket Special Underwater Electric Bomb They try to use it for capturing all Pokemon in a lake.
EP037 TR Cannon.png Cannon Ditto's Mysterious Mansion Attached to their hot-air balloon. Can fire a net.
Gray Missile.png Unknown Holiday Hi-Jynx A missile that releases a large net. Later on, similar missiles in different shapes and sizes were used frequently.
EP040 Cages.png Cages The Battling Eevee Brothers Used to keep stolen Pokémon. The trio and other Team Rocket members have used cages of different sizes ever since, with many of them being directly hurled on their targets.
EP045 Recorder.png Unknown The Song of Jigglypuff Apparatus to record Jigglypuff's song and put their targets to sleep. When this fails, they bring in a truck-borne stage for Jigglypuff.
EP047 Stretcher Catcher.png Stretcher Catcher A Chansey Operation Hospital stretchers with mechanical hands and the "R" logo.
EP054 TR Growlithe Van.png Unknown The Case of the K-9 Caper! Team Rocket enter a police compound in this Growlithe-themed van.
EP054 TR Gas Equipment.png Unknown They use gas to disable Growlithe's smell and alter Officer Jenny's voice.
EP054 TR Megaphone Voice Changers.png Unknown They use megaphone voice changers to instruct the squad of Growlithe in Jenny's actual voice.
EP059 TR Missile Launchers.png Unknown Volcanic Panic An ice missile launcher used to freeze Magmar and later its entire volcano.
EP062 Team Rocket UFO.png UFO Clefairy Tales Actually controlled by Meowth from a crane. Jessie and James make their entry disguised as aliens in it and capture Pikachu.
EP063 Gym Platform.png Shock Platforms The Battle of the Badge Two special platforms in Viridian Gym. They shock the trainer every time his/her Pokémon is hurt in battle. Meowth had also rigged them with explosives just like the rest of the ground.
Mewtwo in armor.png Armor Suit Mewtwo Strikes Back Giovanni covers Mewtwo in this armor to focus as well as control its enormous power.
Tank EP064.png Tank It's Mr. Mime Time Made of rubber, and has capture missiles with a cannon net inside. Also possessed live missiles.
Giant claw crane.png Unknown Lights, Camera, Quack-tion A giant claw crane used to grasp a bunch of Pokémon.
EP079 Voice changer.png Microphone Voice Changer Friend and Foe Alike Used by Jessie to mimic Ritchie's voice and trick Ash.
EP081 Propeller as Food Stall.png Unknown Pallet Party Panic Two propellers for the Meowth balloon. Initially disguised as a food stall.
EP082.png Team Rocket Dirigible A Scare in the Air A very old and rundown blimp that was used to capture Ash and Pikachu.
Drowzee Machine.png Drowzee Machine Pikachu Re-Volts This machine amplifies the hypnotic power of Cassidy's and Butch's Drowzee. The same power is broadcast by an antenna, giving them control over all Pokémon on Mandarin Island.
EP095 Goggles.png Goggles A Shipful of Shivers Used to reveal lasers guarding a 300-year-old trophy from theft. A similar device was used in Fangs for Nothin'.
EP095 Seadra Boat.png Pedal Boat A Seadra-shaped boat. Used to flee from Ash and co.
EP097 Glue Missile.png Glue Missile Tracey Gets Bugged Used to immobilize a swarm of wild Scyther.
EP101 Horseshoe Magnet.png Horseshoe Magnet Get Along, Little Pokémon Used to steal many Magnemite.
EP101 Grabber.png Habber Grabber It is shockproof and can be stretched to catch its target.
EP101 Electromagnet Machine.png Electromagnet Machine Powered by static electricity. It creates an electromagnetic field that attracts Magnemite.
EP104 Lock.png Ring Lock Bound For Trouble Openable by a normal key. Used to ensure that Ash's Pikachu is where Meowth is.
EP104 shock protectors.png Shock Protectors These are foldable and block Pikachu's shocks.
EP104 Energy Weapon.png Directed-energy weapon A high-tech cannon attached to the Meowth balloon. Misty's Togepi destroys the balloon before it can be used.
Robotic Mole.png Robotic Mole Charizard Chills Can dig underground and has a compartment for holding Pikachu and other Pokemon.
M02 TR Boat.png Improvised Motorboat Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of One Made from a discarded raft and a crashed helicopter's rotor. Used to transport Ash to Ice Island as he races to save the world.
EP106 Frisbee.png Unknown The Pokémon Water War Looks like a target for practicing Water Gun. Used to lure Team Wartortle into a pit.
EP115 Tent.png Tent A Tent Situation Suspended from the Meowth balloon. Used to trap Ash and co. inside Professor Oak's house.
EP116 TR Camera.png Rubber-Reinforced Camera Case The Rivalry Revival Looks like a camera. Has a mechanical hand inside it to capture Pikachu.
Team Rocket pitching machines.png Unknown The Double Trouble Header Pitching machines used to hit baseballs at Ash and his friends.
EP121 Wooden Boat.png Unknown Illusion Confusion A wooden boat on a zip-line. Used to flee after capturing Pikachu.
EP124 R Clamps.png Clamps Snubbull Snobbery These devices expand in mid-air and lock the feet of Ash and his friends.
EP125 Periscope.png Inverted Periscope The Little Big Horn Used by Meowth above (in the balloon) to spy on Ash and his friends in a building below.
Snowball Launcher.png Snowball Launcher The Chikorita Rescue Worn like a backpack, it is used to throw snowballs.
EP130 Sprout Tower-Rocket-Sawing.png Rocket A Bout With Sprout Intended to launch the pillar that supports Sprout Tower into space.
EP133 Meowth Piggy Bank.png Meowth Piggy Bank Tanks a Lot! Used by Meowth and James to save money. The money is described as spent on the Arbo-Tank shown in the same episode.
Sunlight Simulator.png Sunlight Simulator Grin to Win! Simulates sunlight for Sunflora
EP135 Smoke Grenade.png Smoke Grenade Used to surprise the onlookers during Team Rocket's entry. An alternative to Weezing's smoke.
EP135 Mirrors.png Sunlight Reflectors Team Rocket surround a stadium with these mirrors. Their excessive sunlight disables all Sunflora gathered there.
EP137 Electric Fan.png Giant Fan Foul Weather Friends Meowth describes it through a pun: "meet our biggest fan". It is used to blow away many Hoppip, because they can be easily caught later.
Team Rocket Disguise EP138.png Water Pump The Superhero Secret It is hand-operated. Intended to flood a pit that has trapped Ash and his friends.
Meowth Balloon Lights.png Light Bulbs Mild 'n Wooly A decoration for the Meowth balloon in their debut episode. In Tree's a Crowd, they make the balloon immune to Pikachu's shocks.
TR Hearing Equipment.png Sound Amplifying Dish and Headphones Wired for Battle! Often used to snoop on Ash and his friends.
EP143 Cycle.png Apricorn Harvesting Machine Going Apricorn! A human-powered generator attached to their Giant Fan.
EP146 Rope Shooter.png Rope Shooter Tricks of the Trade A broad gun. Used to shoot a rope around many trainers at the Pokémon Swap Meet.
EP157 Mini Meowth Balloons.png Mini Meowth Balloon 1 and 2 The Fortune Hunters Both are remote-controlled and have hands. Misty's Staryu easily destroys them by spinning.
TR Yellow Crane.png Crane First used to project James as a mighty Moltres zodiac. This crane reappears in Octillery The Outcast.
EP161 Ball Missile.png Flaming Fast Ball The Bug Stops Here A large baseball-shaped missile. Aimed at Casey and her Bayleef.
EP164 Pidgey Catcher.png Pidgey Retrieval System / Pidgey Carrier Carrying On! A bag with vacuum used to catch lots of Pidgey. It is suspended from the Meowth balloon and also has smoke dischargers to disguise the entire balloon as a cloud.
EP167 Hammer.png Stone Age Hammer A Hot Water Battle They improvise this hammer to escape from a cave.
EP169 Container.png Container Beauty and the Breeder Used to steal Pokémon from the Pokémon Beauty Contest.
EP170 Tube.png Speaking tube A Better Pill to Swallow Used to snoop on Old Man Shuckle's conversation with Ash and his friends.
Gust Attack Blowing Vac.png Gust Attack Blowing Vac Mountain Time It has two powerful settings: one that blows out, and one that is a super strong vacuum to suck everything right back in.
EP176 Cage Gun.png Unknown Ariados Amigos A gun that pulls its target using clamps and then makes a cage around it.
Mewtwo Returns.png Tiltrotor Mewtwo Returns Used by Giovanni to pursue Mewtwo and later Ash. A similar vehicle had made a brief, partial appearance in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.
Super Sucker.png Super Sucker The Apple Corp! It is used to suck Pokémon, Pikachu's electricity and apples, and it can also blow air.
Itemfinder anime.png Treasure Detector / Itemfinder A Ghost of a Chance Detects only buried bottle caps in its debut episode, but accidentally leads the trio to Togepi.
Eeveelution Cage.png Eeveelution Cage Trouble's Brewing It has a specialized cage for the following Eeveelutions: a shock-proof cage for Jolteon, a bubbly cage for Vaporeon, a heat-resistant cage for Flareon, a cute cage for Eevee, and a stark white cage for Umbreon.
Blizzard Machine.png Blizzard Machine Moving Pictures Creates a Blizzard.
EP188 Sled.png Sled Spring Fever A three-seater that can ride on desert surfaces.
Natural Rocket.png Natural Rocket The Stolen Stones! It is a rocket used for transportation by Team Rocket.
Grab-a-Hand.png Grab-a-Hand It is an extendible hand used for grabbing stuff and Pokémon, that can also absorb electricity.
EP190 Tandem Bicycle.png Tandem bicycle Used to flee after stealing Fire Stones. It also has a parachute to slow down and avoid the chasing trainers.
Poké Pod.png Poké Pod The Wayward Wobbuffet It is used to trap Pikachu (or on some occasions, other Pokémon) inside. James described it as "A device that can revolutionize Pokémon training" and as "A Pokémon transport device made-up of super tough plastic that is harder than diamonds. It's absolutely indestructible".
Wobballoon.png Wobballoon A hot-air balloon with Wobbuffet design.
EP193 Vacuum.png Power Picker Sick Daze A backpack vacuum. It can collect apples and Pokémon in detachable cylinders.
Rocking Rocket Trapeze.png Rocking Rocket Trapeze Doin' What Comes Natu-rally Used by Jessie and James for them to grab Pokémon.
EP202 TR Engine.png Team Rocket Power The Big Balloon Blow-Up Boosters and wings below the Meowth balloon. Used to cheat in a balloon race. The boosters can turn around and shoot little missiles backward.
Wobbuffet Boat.png Wobbuffet Rubber Life Raft Right On, Rhydon Inflatable for quick getaway.
M04 Glider.png Unknown Pokémon 4Ever A glider used to follow Ash and his friends, it was destroyed when the wind caught it, causing it to crash.
Dark Ball anime.png Dark Ball Used by the Iron-Masked Marauder. It can catch a Pokémon that already belongs to a Trainer. It makes the Pokémon evil and maximizes its power.
EP207 Net Shooter.png Anti-Electric Net Mark 2 Got Miltank? A gun with a sight. Shoots a net.
Mystery Missile.png Mystery Missile Fight for the Light! It contains James's Weezing in it.
Fan-tastic.png Fan-tastic A fan used as a rotor for the Meowth balloon.
Team Rocket Bigger Net.png James' Super Bigger Net Around the Whirlpool A bazooka that sends out net. Used to catch Pikachu. It also works on other Pokémon.
Ep212 balloon add-on.png Unknown It has three propellers for additional hover support and a net for capturing Pokémon.
Booster Rocket.png Booster Rocket Fly Me to the Moon Used to boost the up stream of the Meowth Balloon.
Team Rocket Capture Missile.png Capture Missile Takin' It on the Chinchou Used to capture the Chinchou with a net.
Team Rocket Corsola Cable Snag.png Multiple Corsola Cable Snag A Corsola Caper! Has a multiple cable to catch multiple Corsola.
Team Rocket Jewlry Vacuum.png Unknown Hi Ho Silver... Away! Attached to Meowth Balloon and used to suck all the jewelry from stores. In You're a Star, Larvitar!, the container of this vacuum can be detached and transported by truck.
Lugia Balloon.png Lugia Balloon A Parent Trapped! Inflatable. Can lure Lugia.
Team Rocket Pokémon Provoker.png Namba's Nasty Pokémon Provoker Invented by Prof. Namba for Cassidy and Butch. This machine will increase the rage of a Pokémon.
EP221 Parent Lugia trap.png Unknown A machine that creates a force field. Used to capture the parent Lugia.
EP222 Parent Lugia trap.png Unknown A Promise is a Promise A similar machine is used to contain the captured Lugia inside Dr. Namba's underwater base.
Wobbuffet Statue.png Wobbu-Warrior Nerves of Steelix Camouflaged as a giant Wobbuffet statue. Serves as transportation.
EP231 Exploding Football.png Unknown Dues and Don'ts A time bomb shaped like an American football. They play it with Ash and his friends to see who blasts off.
TR Evolution Inducement Wave.png Evolution Inducement Wave Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution A machine that encourages evolution. It can also tire Pokémon within its range.
PikaPower Mach II.png PikaPower Mark II As Clear as Crystal Drains electricity from any power source; unlocks and explodes when completely charged.
EP242 Pika Power 3.png PikaPower Mark III A upgraded version of PikaPower Mark II. It can absorb the attacks of many Electric Pokémon simultaenously.
EP242 Wobbuffet Smoke Grenade.png Smoke Grenade Designed as a Wobbuffet balloon. It first inflates, then explodes.
Mataminder Mach III.png Mataminder Mach III Outrageous Fortunes Controls a Pokémon's every move.
EP250 Heaters.png Heaters EP250 Used in an attempt to melt down the Ice Cave and weaken the Ice-type Pokémon there.
EP252 Hand.png Agile Handy Andy Fangs for Nothin' A flexible mechanical hand. Used by James to avoid laser alarms and steal a Dragon Fang.
EP258 Incubator Trap.png Unknown Hatch Me if You Can A trap for Ash's Larvitar. Disguised as an incubator.
EP259 Twisty Turbo.png Twisty Turbo Tempest 2 Entei at Your Own Risk Creates a giant vortex of air and water with the help of propellers. It can suck in many bulky Pokémon and is immune to most non-physical Pokémon moves.
EP265 Sneasel balloon.png Sneasel Balloon Pop Goes The Sneasel An alternative to the Meowth balloon, since Jessie has plans to replace Meowth with Sneasel.
EP269 Badge Press.png Unknown The Ties That Bind A machine to mass-produce badges during the Johto League.
EP273 Cage.png Plan Goalie Gotta Catch Ya Later! A cage made by joining two goal posts on a field.
Electromagnet.png Electromagnet Hoenn Alone! Could drain Pikachu's electricity, or overload him with power.
EP274 Rope Launcher.png Ropester A bazooka that launches a rope to swing on.

Advanced Generation series

Arsenal First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
AG005 TR Dish.png Unknown In the Knicker of Time! A dish that absorbs Electric attacks and launches them back. A similar device, named Zap Back Mark 2, is used in Now That's Flower Power!.
Mecha AG007.png Unknown Tree's a Crowd! Used to capture Treecko, including Ash's Treecko, and can also hit the opponent with the spade.
Mecha AG008.png Capsule A Tail with a Twist Used to keep Pikachu inside.
Top Secret Pokemon Evolution Research.png Top Secret Pokémon Evolution Research A Bite to Remember Trio, disguised as scientists introduced Max to machine, that can make any Pokémon evolve immediately. As it came out, they just put the Pokémon there and steal it with their balloon, placed inside.
Mecha AG012.png Unknown The Lotad Lowdown! A ship used to capture many Lotad including Brock's Lotad, it is vulnerable to Electric attacks.
Congratulatory Bouquet.png Congratulatory Bouquet All Things Bright and Beautifly! Has a built in smoke bomb.
AG013 Mecha.png Unknown Nets, mounted on sticks, used to keep stolen Pokémon.
AG018 Mecha.png Smoke bombs On a Wingull and a Prayer! Used to interrupt the battle.
Giant vacuum.png Giant vacuum Sucks in all the Pokémon.
AG024 Cage.png Cage A Corphish Out of Water Used to keep Pikachu inside.
AG024 Traps.png Traps The trap is kept underground, so everyone, who accidently steps on it will be caged.
AG024 Butterfly net.png Butterfly net Team Rocket wanted to catch Pikachu with it, but were sent blasting off.
AG032 Treat.png Treat Abandon Ship! Used to lure Pikachu.
AG032 Bag.png Bag Used to catch Pikachu.
AG033 Fishing rod.png Fishing rod Now That's Flower Power! Used to get things from long distances.
AG033 Dish.png Dish Drains electricity. Destroyed by Solar Beam of Drew's Roselia.
AG034 TR Wailord Carrier.png Carry On Mark 1 Having a Wailord of a Time A large sling tied to the Meowth balloon. Used to capture a sick Wailord.
Vacuum Car.png Vacuum car Watt's with Wattson? Sucks up Pokémon with vacuums. A purple version was used in Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!.
Remote Control Blast Off.png Remote Control Blast Off Let Bagons Be Bagons Remote controlled jetpack for Meowth.
AG045 The Ball.png The Ball A Togepi Mirage! Fake magic ball, used to trick Ash and friends.
AG048 Equipment.png Sound equipment ZigZag Zangoose! Used by Jessie to call Zangoose.
Team Rocket Mecha AG049.png Unknown Maxxed Out! Smashes everything with its giant hammer.
AG052 Periscope.png Periscope Cheer Pressure Used to spy Ash and friends.
AG060 Net.png Extendable butterfly net Delcatty Got Your Tongue Used to grab Pokémon from the usual trap holes.
AG063 Water pump.png Water pump Take the Lombre Home Pumps water that the trio then sells and makes money off of.
AG066 Bazooka.png Sharpedo bazooka Exploud and Clear! Shoots corks and net.
AG071 Motion detector.png Motion detector A Six Pack Attack! Used in the trio's secret base. When it detects any footsteps, the armored gate of the base closes, trapping the stranger inside.
AG071 CCTV.png CCTV Also for the secret base.
AG074 Plan.png Grab-All-The-Poké-Balls-By-The-Old-Bait-And-Switch Plan Hokey Poké Balls! James' idea. The trio, disguised as repairmen, converted a Pokémon Center's Poké Ball Transporter into a stealing machine. The transported Poké Balls are taken to Team Rocket by James' PokéPipeline, while Trainers received empty ones.
AG074 Missiles.png Duo Sonic Superpowered Red Tip "James" Inflatable rockets used by the trio to retreat. They are powered by a faulty "Super High-Tech Mass-Class Blast Engine".
AG074 Armor.png House armor Another one of James' inventions. Intended to protect the stolen Poké Balls from its Trainers.
Mecha AG076.png Unknown Me, Myself And Time Has various digging equipment and a claw to fight Pokémon. Since it was made of steel, it was easily destroyed.
Cart AG086.png Cart Lights, Camerupt, Action! A cart used by the trio to transport stolen movie equipment and bring it to Giovanni.
Smoke grenade AG093.png Smoke grenade Clamperl of Wisdom Similar to the one used in the original series, but smaller and colored differently.
Missiles AG094.png Missiles The Relicanth Really Can Used to break Adam's submarine.
Plunger AG094.png Plunger rope Retrieves objects from long distances.
Electric shock net AG097.png Electric net missile Gaining Groudon A net carried in a missile. It can give an electric shock by pressing a button on the bazooka that fires it.
AG103 Berry Crusher.png Berry Crusher A Cacturne for the Worse James uses a Wobbuffet-shaped Berry crusher.
AG104 Megaphones.png Megaphones Claydol Big and Tall Used to pronounce the motto.
AG105 Spotlight.png Spotlight Once in a Mawile Used by Meowth to highlight Jessie and James while they were reciting the motto.
AG112 Balloon.png Poké Ball Hot-Air Balloon Showdown At Linoone Used for transportation. It has a net launcher.
AG115 Platform.png Platform Mean With Envy Used by Jessie in the Pacifidlog Town Pokémon Contest.
AG115 Smoke launchers.png Fog machines Used by James in the Pacifidlog Town Pokémon Contest.
Plane AG125.png Plane Island Time Used to kidnap Ash and his friends.
Claw gun AG124.png Claw gun Another upgraded claw that was previously used.
Anti-Electric Umbrella AG125.png Anti-Electric Umbrella Like a Meowth to a Flame Ricochets Electric attacks.
AG132 Segways.png Segways The Scheme Team Transportation used in the Team Rocket HQ.
AG132 Jetpacks.png Jetpacks New equipment given to Cassidy and Butch by Giovanni.
AG132 Pogo sticks.png Pogo sticks New equipment given to Jessie and James by Giovanni.
Poké-Vac 5000.png Poké-Vac 5000 A Real Cleffa-Hanger Has giant vacuums to suck up Pokémon. It is an upgraded version of Suck-Of-A-Punishment.
Shuriken AG156.png Shuriken From Cradle to Save Carries a rose inside.
Net AG156.png Net Used to trap Angela.

Diamond & Pearl series

Arsenal First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Team Rocket M10 Balloon.png Carnivine balloon The Rise of Darkrai This Carnivine balloon was used to attack Ash, Brock, and Dawn as they traveled to Alamos Town in a hot air balloon.
Sharpedo Jetski.png Sharpedo Jetski Sandshrew's Locker! Has a Magikarp Net Launcher, Carvanha torpedoes, and 3 Remoraid torpedoes
Probopass Mind Manipulator.png Probopass Mind Manipulator Nosing 'Round the Mountain! A Device that can control a Probopass by making it use moves and controlling its three noses.
Flying mecha.png Unknown Hungry for the Good Life! A flying mecha that can let out a smokescreen, and the inside is full of holes and traps.
Super Sucker Mark 9.png Super Sucker Mark 9 A Trainer and Child Reunion! A device that is attached to the Meowth Balloon that can suck up Pokémon into a big container. It was used again in Frozen in Their Tracks! where it had a different nozzle and a net. Vulnerable to Signal Beams.
Nightmare maker.png Nightmare Maker Sleepless in Pre-Battle! This device sends out electromagnetic pulses that makes sleeping people have nightmares and blame it all on Darkrai.
Team Rocket Mecha DP142.png Unknown Where No Togepi Has Gone Before! A rocket that has the trio's desires, it also has a dungeon, a lift, and a control system. It flew up to space where it got attacked by a wild Rayquaza, and crash landed back to earth. Vulnerable to Hyper Beams.
Team Rocket Mecha M13.png Yanmega balloon Zoroark: Master of Illusions This Yanmega balloon was used while following Ash, Brock, and Dawn as they traveled to Crown City.

Best Wishes series

Arsenal First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Team Rocket BW001 mecha.png Unknown In the Shadow of Zekrom! A claw used to capture Pikachu in a cage. It has a reflecting dish to block Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
BW002 Suitcase Mecha.png Unknown Enter Iris and Axew! This suitcase shaped mecha could open up and extend a pair of arms to grab Pikachu and Axew. It also works with other Pokémon.
Team Rocket Mecha BW002.png Hot-Air Balloon This mecha is more of an upgrade of the original hot air balloon. It is contained within a briefcase until use.
Team Rocket Mecha BW003.png Unknown A Sandile Gusher of Change! This magnet crane was used to capture the leader Sandile.
Team Rocket Mecha BW004.png Unknown The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice! This bubble-shaped mecha was used to protect attacks as in Oshawott's Water Gun but fell to Tepig's Ember.
Team Rocket Mecha BW006.png Energy Excavating Robot Dreams by the Yard Full! This mecha can be used to harness the energy of dreams.
Team Rocket jetpacks.png Jetpacks A Rival Battle for Club Champ! Used to make quick getaways.
Team Rocket BW hologram ring.png Hologram rings A Home for Dwebble! Rings with the ability to project computer data as holograms.
Team Rocket BW helicopter.png Helicopter Scraggy—Hatched to be Wild! Often piloted by Dr. Zager, this helicopter replaced the balloon as Team Rocket's primary mode of transportation for much of the Best Wishes series. It can be outfitted with a variety of weapons and attachments.
Team Rocket energy scanner.png Unknown A scanner used to apply the Dream Energy to the Meteonite.
Team Rocket BW scanner.png Scanner A Venipede Stampede! A scanner dish attached to the helicopter. It is used to search for the Meteonite.
Team Rocket BW jet.png Jet Giovanni's personal transport jet.
Team Rocket BW ray gun.png Ray gun BW023 (unaired) A ray gun with the ability to fire an energy blast from the Meteonite. It was to be used by Jessie in its debut and James in BW024 (unaired), but due to the indefinite postponement of these episodes, it has had no canon appearances.
Team Rocket Mecha BW027.png Unknown The Dragon Master's Path! This flying mecha has three cable launchers that can be used to catch Pokémon, and pull them into the mecha's cargo hold. Vulnerable to Dragon Rage.
Team Rocket Mecha BW029 2.png Giant Fan Cottonee in Love! This mecha has a giant fan which can be used to blow Cottonee into a net bag. Vulnurable to Thunderbolt.
Team Rocket Mecha BW029 1.png Unknown Cottonee in Love! The mecha has a giant net bag which is used to trap Cottonee. Protected from attacks such as Tranquill's Air Cutter, but was finally destroyed from inside when it got filled by the Cottonee's Cotton Spore.
Team Rocket Mecha BW030 1.png Unknown A UFO for Elgyem! This small machine sends out restraining energy bolts that can be used to tie its targets. Vulnerable to X-Scissor.
Team Rocket Mecha BW030 2.png Unknown This small machine looks like a briefcase. It sends out restraining energy bolts that can be used to tie its targets and trap them into a square energy field. Vulnerable to Dragon Rage and SolarBeam.
Team Rocket Mecha BW030 3.png Unknown This mecha is used for aerial transport. Vulnerable to Electro Ball.
Team Rocket Mecha BW034.png Roggenrola Cannon Gotta Catch A Roggenrola! This mecha can attach up to nineteen Roggenrola to itself and force them all to use their Flash Cannons at once, creating a powerful blast of energy. It has two extendable spiked clubs, that it used to create a cave in.
Team Rocket rail switch.png Unknown Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! Computer devices that enable the Ghost Train to manipulate the Battle Subway's rail switches.
Team Rocket Ghost Train.png Ghost Train Beheeyem, Duosion and the Dream Thief! A subway train used to steal Pokémon from the Nimbasa City Pokémon Center. It is equipped with the ability to manipulate the railroad switches in the system, deploy decoy trains, and suck up Poké Balls with a vacuum tube.
Team Rocket Decoy Train.png Decoy trains Crisis From the Underground Up! Balloons attached to train carriages, used to act as decoys for the real Ghost Train. The carriages are armed with bombs, which will detonate if the decoy is disturbed.
Team Rocket cargo hook.png Cargo hook Battle for the Underground! A crane attached to the helicopter. Used to pick up the freight car of the Ghost Train.
Team Rocket laser containers.png Laser containers Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2 Laser boxes used to capture both people and Pokémon.
Team Rocket drill.png Drill Crisis at Chargestone Cave! A digging mechanism to unearth the Chargestones.
Team Rocket cargo truck.png Cargo truck A cargo truck used to transport the mined Chargestones.
Team Rocket cargo drone.png Drone A drone used to transport Chargestones after the truck's destruction.
Team Rocket barrier generator.png Barrier generator A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1 Devices used to generate a laser barrier.
Team Rocket fossil restoration machine.png Fossil Restoration Machine A machine created by Dr. Zager to restore Fossils for Team Rocket's Pokémon army. It was powered by Chargestones and ran on data stolen from Professor Juniper and Fennel, but it was destroyed by a Tirtouga.
Team Rocket eyepiece.png Eyepiece A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2 A multipurpose scanner eyepiece with a built-in communicator function.
Team Rocket energy amplifier.png Life energy amplifier A weapon used to amplify Carracosta's life energy to sustain the opening of the Time Gate.
Team Rocket stealth goggles.png Stealth goggles All for the Love of Meloetta! Special goggles devised by Dr. Zager to track Meloetta. They are capable of seeing Meloetta even when it turns invisible.
Team Rocket BW sea base.png Unknown Piplup, Pansage and a Meeting of the Times! A sea-bound mecha used by Team Rocket as their base during Operation Tempest. It has a laboratory used by Dr. Zager to analyze Meloetta's song and a seaport used to launch the submarine, as well as a landing pad on its roof used by both the helicopter and Giovanni's transport jet.
Team Rocket sensor.png Sensors Expedition to Onix Island! Underwater sensors dropped to search for the Abyssal Ruins.
Team Rocket BW submarine.png Submarine The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! A submarine used to find and later enter the Abyssal Ruins.
Team Rocket BW air scooter.png Air scooter Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! A flying scooter used by Giovanni. It has the ability to manipulate the laser containers via a control pad.
Team Rocket sound system.png Sound system A sound system that is used to play Meloetta's song and raise the Abyssal Ruins to the surface.
Team Rocket tank.png Unknown New Places... Familiar Faces! A small tank with a cargo bay to carry stolen Pokémon.
Team Rocket BW112 hacking mecha.png Unknown Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! A small drone used to hack into Colress's computer system and download the data from his Pokémon manipulation program.
Team Rocket Mecha BW113.png Unknown The Light of Floccesy Ranch! This mecha can fire beams of static electricity, which lures in Electric-type Pokémon like Mareep, which are then locked into a cage below. It can also absorb electricity from the Electric Pokémon within the cage and fire it from its cannon as an attack. Vulnerable to Thunderbolt.
Team Rocket BW119 laser traps.png Laser traps Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! These modified versions of the barrier generators have the ability to converge their lasers onto a single point, from which a pyramid-shaped barrier forms. They were used to trap Aldith, Barret and other Team Plasma Grunts. The barrier blocks all Pokémon attacks from within except for Supersonic.
Basculin Submarine.png Basculin Submarine The Island of Illusions! Much like the Magikarp Submarine, this mecha is powered by pedaling and serves for underwater transportation. It is used by Team Rocket while following Ash and his friends through the Decolore Islands. It resembles a Blue-Striped Basculin.
Team Rocket electric cannons.png Unknown To Catch a Rotom! A device used to drain electricity from the power lines on Torom Island. The stolen electricity can then be fired from handheld cannons. It also has a container to hold a Rotom, and can drain power from the Rotom as well.
Team Rocket M16 Bazooka.png Bazooka Genesect and the Legend Awakened This computerized bazooka was to be used to capture the Genesect Army, but it was dropped by James before use.
Team Rocket balloon missiles.png Unknown Best Wishes Until We Meet Again! These missiles, launched from the balloon, latch onto the sides of the Decolore Queen cruise ship and deploy helium balloons of their own, lifting the ship into the air.
Team Rocket Poké Ball Vac.png Grab the Poké Balls in One Fell Swoop Handi-Vac A backpack-mounted vacuum used for stealing large quantities of Poké Balls from the cruise ship's passengers.

XY series

Arsrnal First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Team Rocket XY Collar.png Collar Lumiose City Pursuit! A collar intended for use to control Pokémon. When Team Rocket tried to use it to Mega Evolve a Garchomp, it malfunctioned, sending the Garchomp on a rampage. It was ultimately destroyed by Pikachu's Iron Tail.
Team Rocket XY Rhyhorn mecha.png Rhyhorn Express Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race! A train of metal cages used to capture Rhyhorn from a Rhyhorn race. Pikachu got trapped with them. The cages are formed from laser traps and then connect to each other, with Meowth driving the train from the front wagon. It was immobilized by Clemont's Bunnelby and Serena's Fennekin and the cages disappeared when Clemont destroyed the remote.
Team Rocket Mecha XY008.png Unknown Grooming Furfrou! An energized cage used by Jessie in an attempt to capture Jessica's Furfrou. It was destroyed when Jessica struck it with a stick.
Team Rocket Mecha XY033.png Mecha Evolution Power-Packed Amplify-O-Rama Mark 2 Calling from Beyond the Aura! They're very similar to the Powering-up Parts. Team Rocket equipped their Pokémon with these devices to make them stronger. It upped their strength defeating Clemont's Bunnelby and nearly defeating Clemont's Chespin and Ash's Pikachu. They were ultimately defeated by Korrina's Mega Lucario.
Team Rocket Mecha XY055.png Anti-Zap Cage A Slippery Encounter! A cage with a lighting bolt to capture Pikachu. It's unaffected by Electric attacks. Later, when Team Rocket tried to use the same cage again, Pikachu destroyed it with Iron Tail.
Team Rocket Mecha XY070.png Unknown Beyond the Rainbow!
Team Rocket Mecha XY137.png Unknown Battling with a Clean Slate!

Sun & Moon series

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Team Rocket Mecha SM016.jpg Unknown They Might Not Be Giants! It was destroyed before being used.
Z -Crystals Locating Device.png Z-Crystals Locating Device A Team-on-Team Tussle! It can point a Z-Crystal's location with its antennas.
Team Rocket Mecha SM073.jpg Unknown Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime? They are hand-sewn puppets in the shape of Jessie, James, Meowth and Wobbuffet with tape recorders inside them which say pre-recorded lines. They were made to trick Bewear into thinking the real Team Rocket were still in its den when they head out to find a Z-Ring. As time passes, the Tape Recorders eventually malfunction and Bewear then finds out they are puppets.

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

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Arsenal First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Poké Pod AP.png Poké Pod After the Missing Rucksack!! This device was used to capture Ash's Pikachu.
Team Rocket Golem Balloon AP.png Golem Balloon

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Arsenal First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Team Rocket Mecha ET19 2.png Unknown This Gyarados-shaped boat was used to capture a giant Slowpoke.

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