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{{GymLeaderBox
 
{{GymLeaderBox
|image = Giovanni.png
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|image = FRLG Giovanni.png
 
|title =
 
|title =
 
|name = Giovanni
 
|name = Giovanni
 
|jname = '''サカキ''' ''Sakaki''
 
|jname = '''サカキ''' ''Sakaki''
|age = 40 or more
 
 
|hometown = Viridian City
 
|hometown = Viridian City
 
|region = Kanto
 
|region = Kanto
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|type = Ground
 
|type = Ground
 
|friends =
 
|friends =
|firstappear = [[IL015: Battle Aboard the St. Anne|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]] (Anime)
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|firstappear = [[Pokémon Red & Blue Version|Pokémon Red and Blue]] (Game)
*<font size="2">[[Pokémon Red and Blue]] (Game) </font>
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*<font size="2">[[IL015: Battle Aboard the St. Anne|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]] (Anime)</font>
 
|voiceact = [[Ed Paul|Ted Lewis]] (English) (4kids (Up to AG145)) (PUSA (Current; returned in DP080))
 
|voiceact = [[Ed Paul|Ted Lewis]] (English) (4kids (Up to AG145)) (PUSA (Current; returned in DP080))
 
Craig Blair (English) (AG146-DP052)}}
 
Craig Blair (English) (AG146-DP052)}}
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In the [[Generation II]] games, Giovanni has disappeared inexplicably after his final loss to [[Red (game)|Red]], leaving [[Team Rocket]] disorganized and confused.
 
In the [[Generation II]] games, Giovanni has disappeared inexplicably after his final loss to [[Red (game)|Red]], leaving [[Team Rocket]] disorganized and confused.
   
==In the anime==
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==In the games==
[[File:Giovanni BW.png|thumb|left|Giovanni's updated look in Pokémon: Black and White]]''Main Article: ''[[Giovanni(Anime)]]
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[[File:100px-Red Blue Giovanni.png|left|Generation 1 artwork.|thumb]]
Giovanni serves as the Head of [[Team Rocket]] in the anime, never really shown taking action in field work, but rather sends the grunts and other members for that. [[Team Rocket|Jessie, James, Meowth, Butch and Cassidy]] along with other members, are constantly striving to please him in their actions, usually without his compliance.
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Giovanni first appeared in the [[Generation I]] games as the Leader of Team Rocket. After he and his Team Rocket Grunts were defeated at both the Rocket Hideout and [[Silph Co.]], Giovanni escapes to an unknown hideout where the protagonist is unaware of. Eventually, it was revealed that he was the Gym Leader of the Viridian Gym, and the final Gym Leader the player faces. Upon defeating him, Giovanni states that he's giving up on Team Rocket, subsequently disbands the organization, and disappears, and is not seen again for the rest of the game.
   
In the early episodes of Pokémon, his face was hidden from view and his voice was distorted. However, this version was later dropped as the series went on to become more comical. Giovanni has only been shown once as the [[Gym Leader]] of Viridian Gym, in the episode The Battle of the Badge, facing off against [[Gary Oak|Gary]]. In this episode he used [[Mewtwo]], which he was controlling with a machine, against Gary's Pokémon, brutally defeating him. By the time [[Ash]] challenged the Gym, Giovanni left on account of an emergency, leaving [[Jessie]], [[James]] and [[Meowth]] in charge. Ever since the destruction of the Gym, he had never returned to it, rather it was rebuilt and had [[Agatha]] of the Kanto Elite Four take temporary leadership of it. Giovanni in the anime series might be some sort of businessman, because he is revealed to own Pokémon Island.
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Later on, in the [[Generation II]] games, Team Rocket has reorganized, now functioning without Giovanni, and believes that he will return. The lost Team Rocket attempts several acts, in order to call their former Leader, though he never makes an appearance.
   
He possesses knowledge of the other crime syndicates in the [[Hoenn]], [[Sinnoh]], and [[Unova]] regions, which are also regions that he does not have a branch of Team Rocket. Despite his dislike of Jessie, James and Meowth, he allows them to try setting up new branches (as they kept following Ash to capture his Pikachu). Upon Team Galactic's defeat, Giovanni began looking into the working of a [[Team Plasma|mysterious organization in]] Unova as he wished obtain artifacts to further his plans for [[Pokémon World|global]] domination without confronting them. Giovanni allowed Jessie, James and Meowth to do as they please in Unova, working with [[Doctor Zager|Dr. Zager]].
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In the [[Generation III]] remakes, Giovanni retains his first role in exactly the same way, with the exception of his updated appearance. Also, instead of passing the protagonist the TM ([[Fissure]]), he passes him the TM ([[Earthquake]]). At the Sevii Islands, a group of renegade Team Rocket Grunts and Admins attempt to continue their schemes but are defeated by the protagonist.
   
Giovanni returned to spearhead Team Rocket's: Operation Tempest, a stratagem which involved caputuring [[Meloetta (anime)|Meloetta]]. He did just this using goggles created by Dr. Zager to be see the mythical Pokémon even when she was invisible. Giovanni quickly defeats Ash and rejoins Jessie, James, Meowth and Zager. Team Rocket led Giovanni to the Abyssal Temple which they had spent a while looking for. With Ash & Pikachu captured, Giovanni uses Meloetta to summon the Reveal Glass and rise the Abyssal Temple, using Meloetta's calming song, that Team Rocket had insidiously recorded during her time with Ash. Meloetta is caused to suffer in this ceremony. The Kami trio are summoned and the Reveal Glass morphs them into their, feral, viscious Therian Formes. At Giovanni's command, they battle the resistance created by the escpaed Ash, Pikachu and their friends, Iris' Dragonite leds this resistance. In the midst of a titanic battle, Ash and Pikachu confront Giovanni. Ash orders Pikachu use Electro Ball, because Piakchu had been charged up from an earlier attack, the Electro Ball's size and power are augmented significantly. The electric attack incinerates the platform Giovanni was standing on and severes the link between the sadistic leader and the tortured Meloetta. However Giovanni loses his mind because of this, ordering the Kami trio to destroy the Unova region. Jessie, James and Meowth throw themselves at their beloved boss and succesfully save him, not only from a fatal explosion but from his insane state. Team Rocket then make a total retreat to Kanto.
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In [[Generation IV]], another branch of Team Rocket led by Executive [[Archer]] attempt to relaunch the team by committing several acts such as at the Slowpoke Well and the Lake of Rage. After being foiled by the protagonist, the new Team Rocket took over the Goldenrod Radio Tower to contact their missing leader but are once again defeated. Archer then disbands Team Rocket forever, much like his leader three years ago.
   
===Personality===
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It was later revealed during the Celebi Event that Giovanni heard the broadcast from his radio in his hideout in [[Tohjo Falls]]. After being defeated, he disappears.
Giovanni is very evil and sadistic and it is hinted that he conducts dangerous experiments with Pokemon and is behind his Team Rocket schemes in Kanto, Johto and Unova. In Mewtwo Returns he shows more sadistic and evil personality than in anime, because he tortures Mewtwo even when Domino advises that he could use Mewtwo's power for himself and before that implies that if Mewtwo doesn't surrender he will use his clones on dangerous experiments which will kill them.
 
   
==In Manga==
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During the event, it was also revealed that [[Silver (game)|Silver]] was Giovanni's son who was abandoned by his father when he met his defeat at the hands of Red. This act reflects on Giovanni's selfishness, something that the much more ruthless [[Giovanni (Adventures)|Giovanni]] in the manga would not do.
{{Main|Giovanni_(Adventures)}}
 
===Yellow Arc===
 
Just like in the game he disbanded Team Rocket. In the Manga, he is not the Gym Leader.
 
===FireRed and LeafGreen Arc===
 
He discovered about Deoxys and captured it. He also battled Red and Mewtwo while trying to locate his son, Silver.
 
   
== In Game ==
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In [[Generation V]], Giovanni appears in [[Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 Version|Black 2 and White 2]] in the World Tournament mode wearing his Celebi event outfit.
 
Giovanni first appeared in the [[Generation I]] games as the Leader of Team Rocket. After he and his Team Rocket Grunts were defeated at both the Rocket Hideout and [[Silph Co.]], Giovanni escapes to an unknown hideout where the protagonist is unaware of. Eventually, it was revealed that he was the Gym Leader of the Viridian Gym, and the final Gym Leader the player faces. Upon defeating him, Giovanni states that he's giving up on Team Rocket and disappears.
 
 
Later on, in the [[Generation II]] games, Team Rocket still functions without Giovanni, and believe that he will return. The lost Team Rocket attempt several acts, in order to call their former Leader, though he never makes an appearance.
 
 
In the [[Generation III]] remakes, Giovanni retains his first role in exactly the same way, with the exception of his updated appearance. Also, instead of passing the protagonist the TM([[Fissure]]), he passes him the TM([[Earthquake]]). At the Sevii Islands, a group of renegade Team Rocket Grunts and Admins attempt to continue their schemes but are defeated by the protagonist.
 
 
In [[Generation IV]], another branch of Team Rocket led by Executive [[Archer]] attempt to relaunch the team by commiting several acts such as at the Slowpoke Well and the Lake of Rage. After being foiled by the protagonist, the new Team Rocket took over the Goldenrod Radio Tower to contact their missing leader but are once again defeated. Archer then disbands Team Rocket forever, much like his leader three years ago.
 
 
It was later revealed during the Celebi Event that Giovanni heard the broadcast from his radio in his hideout in [[Tohjo Falls]]. After being defeated, he disappeared.
 
 
During the event it was also revealed that [[Silver]] was Giovanni's son who was abandoned by his father when he met his defeat at the hands of [[Red]]. This act reflects on Giovanni's selfishness, something that the much more ruthless Giovanni in the manga would not do.
 
 
In [[Generation V]], Giovanni appears in Black 2 and White 2 in the World Tournament mode wearing a Team Rocket uniform.
 
   
 
===Sprites===
 
===Sprites===
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{{TrainerSpriteBody|type = ground|ImageName = GiovanniB2W2.gif}}
 
{{TrainerSpriteBody|type = ground|ImageName = GiovanniB2W2.gif}}
 
{{TrainerSpriteEnd}}
 
{{TrainerSpriteEnd}}
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==In the anime==
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{{main|Giovanni (anime)}}
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{{main|Giovanni (Origins)}}
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==In the manga==
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{{Main|Giovanni (Adventures)}}
   
 
==Pokémon==
 
==Pokémon==
 
===In Games===
 
===In Games===
 
====Pokémon Red and Blue====
 
====Pokémon Red and Blue====
First Encounter
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First Battle=
 
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|NoP = 3
 
|NoP = 3
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|T2P1 = Ground
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|T2P2 = Rock
 
|T2P2 = Rock
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|M3P3 = Bite
 
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|M4P1 = Screech}}
Second Encounter
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|-|
  +
Second Battle=
 
{{trainer
 
{{trainer
 
|NoP = 4
 
|NoP = 4
|FileP1 = Nidorino(RedBlue)Sprite.png
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|FileP1 = RB 033 front.png
 
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|P1 = Nidorino
 
|T1P1 = Poison
 
|T1P1 = Poison
 
|GP1 = ♂
 
|GP1 = ♂
|FileP2 = RedBlueRhyhorn.png
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|FileP2 = RB 111 front.png
 
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|P2 = Rhyhorn
 
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|T1P2 = Ground
 
|T2P2 = Rock
 
|T2P2 = Rock
|FileP3 = Kangaskhan(RedBlue)Sprite.png
+
|FileP3 = RB 115 front.png
 
|P3 = Kangaskhan
 
|P3 = Kangaskhan
 
|T1P3 = Normal
 
|T1P3 = Normal
 
|GP3 = ♀
 
|GP3 = ♀
|FileP4 = NidoqueenRBSprite.png
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Gym Battle
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|-|
  +
Gym Battle=
 
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{{trainer
 
|NoP = 5
 
|NoP = 5
|FileP1 = RedBlueRhyhorn.png
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|FileP1 = RB 111 front.png
 
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|P1 = Rhyhorn
 
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|T1P1 = Ground
 
|T2P1 = Rock
 
|T2P1 = Rock
|FileP2 = Dugtrio(RedBlue)Sprite.png
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|FileP2 = RB 051 front.png
 
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|P2 = Dugtrio
 
|T1P2 = Ground
 
|T1P2 = Ground
|FileP3 = NidoqueenRBSprite.png
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|FileP3 = RB 031 front.png
 
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|P3 = Nidoqueen
 
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|T1P3 = Poison
 
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|GP3 = ♀
 
|GP3 = ♀
|FileP4 = RedBlueNidoking.png
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|FileP4 = RB 034 front.png
 
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|P4 = Nidoking
 
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|T2P4 = Ground
 
|GP4 = ♂
 
|GP4 = ♂
|FileP5 = Rhydon(RB)Sprite.png
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|FileP5 = RB 112 front.png
 
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|P5 = Rhydon
 
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|M4P4 = Thrash
 
|M4P4 = Thrash
 
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|M4P5 = Fissure}}
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</tabber>
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====Pokémon Yellow====
 
====Pokémon Yellow====
First Encounter
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<tabber>
  +
First Battle=
 
{{trainer
 
{{trainer
 
|NoP = 3
 
|NoP = 3
|FileP1 = Onix(Y)Sprite.png
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|P1 = Onix
 
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|T1P1 = Rock
 
|T2P1 = Ground
 
|T2P1 = Ground
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|FileP2 = Y 111 front.png
 
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|P2 = Rhyhorn
 
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|T1P2 = Ground
 
|T2P2 = Rock
 
|T2P2 = Rock
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Second Encounter
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|-|
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Second Battle=
 
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{{trainer
 
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|NoP = 4
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|T1P1 = Poison
 
|GP1 = ♂
 
|GP1 = ♂
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|FileP2 = Y 111 front.png
 
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|P2 = Rhyhorn
 
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|T1P2 = Ground
 
|T2P2 = Rock
 
|T2P2 = Rock
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|P3 = Persian
 
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|T1P3 = Normal
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Gym Battle
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|-|
  +
Gym Battle=
 
{{trainer
 
{{trainer
 
|NoP = 5
 
|NoP = 5
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|T1P1 = Ground
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|P2 = Persian
 
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|T1P2 = Normal
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|GP3 = ♀
 
|GP3 = ♀
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|T1P4 = Poison
 
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|GP4 = ♂
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|M4P5 = Earthquake}}
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</tabber>
  +
 
====Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen====
 
====Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen====
First Encounter
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<tabber>
  +
First Battle=
 
{{trainer
 
{{trainer
 
|NoP = 3
 
|NoP = 3
|FileP1 = Onix(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|P1 = Onix
 
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|GP1 = ♂
 
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|T1P1 = Rock
 
|T2P1 = Ground
 
|T2P1 = Ground
|FileP2 = Rhyhorn(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|P2 = Rhyhorn
 
|P2 = Rhyhorn
 
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|GP2 = ♂
 
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|T1P2 = Ground
 
|T2P2 = Rock
 
|T2P2 = Rock
|FileP3 = Kangaskhan(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|GP3 = ♀
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|AbiP2 = Rock Head
 
|AbiP3 = Early Bird
 
|AbiP3 = Early Bird
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|ItmP2 = None
 
|ItmP3 = None
 
|ItmP3 = None
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|M4P3 = Tail Whip}}
Second Encounter
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|-|
  +
Second Battle=
 
{{trainer
 
{{trainer
 
|NoP = 4
 
|NoP = 4
|FileP1 = Nidorino(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|GP1 = ♂
 
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|T1P1 = Poison
|FileP2 = Rhyhorn(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|P2 = Rhyhorn
 
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|GP2 = ♂
 
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|T1P2 = Ground
 
|T2P2 = Rock
 
|T2P2 = Rock
|FileP3 = Kangaskhan(FRLG)Sprite.png
+
|FileP3 = FRLG 115 front.png
 
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|P3 = Kangaskhan
 
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|GP3 = ♀
 
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|T1P3 = Normal
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|GP4 = ♀
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|AbiP3 = Early Bird
 
|AbiP3 = Early Bird
 
|AbiP4 = Poison Point
 
|AbiP4 = Poison Point
|ItemP1 = None
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|ItmP2 = None
 
|ItmP2 = None
 
|ItmP3 = None
 
|ItmP3 = None
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|M4P4 = Poison Sting}}
Gym Battle
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|-|
  +
Gym Battle=
 
{{trainer
 
{{trainer
 
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|NoP = 5
|FileP1 = Rhyhorn(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|FileP1 = FRLG 111 front.png
 
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|P1 = Rhyhorn
 
|GP1 = ♂
 
|GP1 = ♂
 
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|T1P1 = Ground
 
|T2P1 = Rock
 
|T2P1 = Rock
|FileP2 = Dugtrio(FRLG)Sprite.png
+
|FileP2 = FRLG 051 front.png
 
|P2 = Dugtrio
 
|P2 = Dugtrio
 
|GP2 = ♂
 
|GP2 = ♂
 
|T1P2 = Ground
 
|T1P2 = Ground
|FileP3 = Nidoqueen(FRLG)Sprite.png
+
|FileP3 = FRLG 031 front.png
 
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|P3 = Nidoqueen
 
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|GP3 = ♀
 
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|T1P3 = Poison
 
|T2P3 = Ground
 
|T2P3 = Ground
|FileP4 = Nidoking(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|P4 = Nidoking
 
|GP4 = ♂
 
|GP4 = ♂
 
|T1P4 = Poison
 
|T1P4 = Poison
 
|T2P4 = Ground
 
|T2P4 = Ground
|FileP5 = Rhyhorn(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|P5 = Rhyhorn
 
|P5 = Rhyhorn
 
|GP5 = ♂
 
|GP5 = ♂
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|AbiP4 = Poison Point
 
|AbiP4 = Poison Point
 
|AbiP5 = Lightningrod
 
|AbiP5 = Lightningrod
|ItemP1 = None
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|ItmP2 = None
 
|ItmP2 = None
 
|ItmP3 = None
 
|ItmP3 = None
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|M4P5 = Earthquake}}
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</tabber>
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====Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (Special Event)====
 
====Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (Special Event)====
 
{{trainer
 
{{trainer
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|AbiP3 = Poison Point
 
|AbiP4 = Scrappy
 
|AbiP4 = Scrappy
|ItemP1 = None
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|ItmP1 = None
 
|ItmP2 = None
 
|ItmP2 = None
 
|ItmP3 = None
 
|ItmP3 = None
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====Pokémon Stadium====
 
====Pokémon Stadium====
Gym Leader Castle
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<tabber>
  +
Gym Leader Castle Round 1=
 
{{trainer
 
{{trainer
 
|NoP = 6
 
|NoP = 6
|FileP1 = Persian(FrLg)Sprite.png
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|P1 = Persian
 
|P1 = Persian
 
|T1P1 = Normal
 
|T1P1 = Normal
|FileP2 = Dugtrio(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|P2 = Dugtrio
 
|P2 = Dugtrio
 
|T1P2 = Ground
 
|T1P2 = Ground
|FileP3 = Nidoqueen(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|FileP3 = FRLG 031 front.png
 
|P3 = Nidoqueen
 
|P3 = Nidoqueen
 
|T1P3 = Poison
 
|T1P3 = Poison
 
|T2P3 = Ground
 
|T2P3 = Ground
 
|GP3 = ♀
 
|GP3 = ♀
|FileP4 = Nidoking(FRLG)Sprite.png
+
|FileP4 = FRLG 034 front.png
 
|P4 = Nidoking
 
|P4 = Nidoking
 
|T1P4 = Poison
 
|T1P4 = Poison
 
|T2P4 = Ground
 
|T2P4 = Ground
 
|GP4 = ♂
 
|GP4 = ♂
|FileP5 = Rhydon(FrLg)Sprite.png
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|FileP5 = FRLG 112 front.png
 
|P5 = Rhydon
 
|P5 = Rhydon
 
|T1P5 = Ground
 
|T1P5 = Ground
 
|T2P5 = Rock
 
|T2P5 = Rock
|FileP6 = Tauros(FrLg)Sprite.png
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|P6 = Tauros
 
|P6 = Tauros
 
|T1P6 = Normal
 
|T1P6 = Normal
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|M4P5 = Fissure
 
|M4P5 = Fissure
 
|M4P6 = Thunder}}
 
|M4P6 = Thunder}}
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{{trainer
 
{{trainer
 
|NoP = 6
 
|NoP = 6
|FileP1 = Persian(FrLg)Sprite.png
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|FileP1 = FRLG 053 front.png
 
|P1 = Persian
 
|P1 = Persian
 
|T1P1 = Normal
 
|T1P1 = Normal
|FileP2 = Tauros(FrLg)Sprite.png
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|FileP2 = FRLG 128 front.png
 
|P2 = Tauros
 
|P2 = Tauros
 
|T1P2 = Normal
 
|T1P2 = Normal
 
|GP2 = ♂
 
|GP2 = ♂
|FileP3 = Nidoqueen(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|FileP3 = FRLG 031 front.png
 
|P3 = Nidoqueen
 
|P3 = Nidoqueen
 
|T1P3 = Poison
 
|T1P3 = Poison
 
|T2P3 = Ground
 
|T2P3 = Ground
 
|GP3 = ♀
 
|GP3 = ♀
|FileP4 = Nidoking(FRLG)Sprite.png
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|FileP4 = FRLG 034 front.png
 
|P4 = Nidoking
 
|P4 = Nidoking
 
|T1P4 = Poison
 
|T1P4 = Poison
 
|T2P4 = Ground
 
|T2P4 = Ground
 
|GP4 = ♂
 
|GP4 = ♂
|FileP5 = Gengar(FrLg)Sprite.png
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|FileP5 = FRLG 094 front.png
 
|P5 = Gengar
 
|P5 = Gengar
 
|T1P5 = Ghost
 
|T1P5 = Ghost
 
|T2P5 = Poison
 
|T2P5 = Poison
|FileP6 = Moltres(FrLg)Sprite.png
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|P6 = Moltres
 
|P6 = Moltres
 
|T1P6 = Fire
 
|T1P6 = Fire
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|M4P4 = Surf
 
|M4P4 = Surf
 
|M4P5 = Explosion
 
|M4P5 = Explosion
|M4P6 = Double-Edge|AbiP5 = [[Levitate]]
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|M4P6 = Double-Edge
|AbiP6 = [[pressure]]}}
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|AbiP5 = [[Levitate]]
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|AbiP6 = [[Pressure]]}}
===In Anime===
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</tabber>
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = normal
 
|image = Giovanni_Persian3.png
 
|info = Giovanni's Persian's 1st appearance was in [[IL015: Battle Aboard the St. Anne|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]]. It always appears being petted by Giovanni.
 
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Persian|Persian]]|gender = male}}
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = rock
 
|image = 200px-Giovanni_Golem.png
 
|info = Giovanni's Golem took an appearance in [[IL063: The Battle of the Badge|The Battle of the Badge]] it was defeated quickly by [[Gary Oak]]. Golem's only known move: [[Tackle]].
 
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Golem|Golem]]|gender = male|type2 = ground}}
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = fighting
 
|image = Rocket_Machamp.png
 
|info = Giovanni's Machamp made an appearance in [[IL063: The Battle of the Badge|The Battle of the Badge]] it was defeated by [[Ash's Squirtle]]. Machamp's only known move: [[Karate Chop]].
 
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Machamp|Machamp]]|gender = Male}} {{AnimePokémon
 
|type = ground
 
|image = Rocket_Rhydon.png
 
|info = Giovanni's Rhydon appeared in [[IL063: The Battle of the Badge|The Battle of the Badge]] its moves are unknown and it was defeated by [[Ash's Pidgeotto]].
 
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Rhydon|Rhydon]]|gender = male|type2 = rock}}
 
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = water
 
|image = 200px-Giovanni_Cloyster_anime.png
 
|info = Giovanni's Cloyster appeared in a cameo in a [[IL063: The Battle of the Badge|The Battle of the Badge]], it really appeared in a water tank and nothing else is known about it.
 
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Cloyster|Cloyster]]|gender = male|type2 = ice}}
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = water
 
|image = Rocket_Kingler.png
 
|info = Giovanni's Kingler appeared fighting [[Ash's Bulbasaur]] in the episode [[IL063: The Battle of the Badge|The Battle of the Badge]]. It's only known moves are: [[Bubble]], [[Crabhammer]], and [[Harden]].
 
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Kingler|Kingler]]|gender = male}}
 
 
===Escaped===
 
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = psychic
 
|image = Armored_Mewtwo.jpg
 
|info = Giovanni's Mewtwo was created by Giovanni's scientists on the Cinnabar Island. It first appeared in [[IL063: The Battle of the Badge|The Battle of the Badge]] in Giovanni's Gym battle with [[Gary Oak]]. It's so powerful it down [[Gary's Arcanine]] and Nidoking with little effort. When Gary tried to find what out Pokémon it was, Mewtwo overloaded his Pokédex. In [[IL064: It's Mr. Mime Time|It's Mr. Mime Time]], Mewtwo escapes from Team Rocket Headquarters, destroying it in the process.
 
|nameline = [[Mewtwo (anime)|Mewtwo]]
 
|gender = }}
 
 
== Voice Actors ==
 
*'''English:''' Ted Lewis (current)
 
*'''English:''' Craig Blair
 
*'''Japanese:''' Kenta Miyake (Diamond & Pearl)
 
*'''Japanese:''' Hirotaka Suzuoki (Pocket Monsters & Advanced Generation)
 
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery captionalign="left" spacing="small" widths="100">
 
Giovanni .jpg|Giovanni the Boss of Team Rocket
 
176.jpg|Giovanni's new suit in anime
 
Giovanni1.jpg
 
Giovanni2.jpg
 
Giovanni3.jpg
 
Giovanni4.png
 
Domino and Giovanni.png|Giovanni with his Persian, Domino & Rocket Grunts
 
100px-Red_Blue_Giovanni.png|Generation 1 artwork
 
vlcsnap-2012-03-10-20h46m08s148.png|Banned Boss fantasy scene
 
</gallery>
 
 
==Videos==
 
{{Main|Giovanni/Video}}
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Giovanni is believed by some to be the father of Ash Ketchum. This is due to his relationship with Delia Ketchum while they were teenagers.
 
 
*Giovanni's name may come from the word GEO for the first part of his name. Geo is Greek for Earth and this is because he is a Ground type trainer.
 
*Giovanni's name may come from the word GEO for the first part of his name. Geo is Greek for Earth and this is because he is a Ground type trainer.
*It may also be a pun on how most 20's and 30's American gang members had Itallian names like Alfonso (Al) Capone. Giovanni is an English-Italian name and is a gang leader himself ([[Team Rocket]]).
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*It may also be a pun on how most 20's and 30's American gang members had Italian names like Alfonso (Al) Capone. Giovanni is an English-Italian name and is a gang leader himself ([[Team Rocket]]).
*Giovanni's outfit in Black and White seems to be based on a general's uniform.
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*Giovanni's outfit in Generation IV and V seems to be based on a general's uniform.
 
*In Pokémon Yellow, Giovanni replaced Kangaskhan with Persian since Yellow was based on the anime.
 
*In Pokémon Yellow, Giovanni replaced Kangaskhan with Persian since Yellow was based on the anime.
 
*He may be inspired by the villain of James Bond series, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. In Bond films and novels, Blofeld leads his own criminal organization, the S.P.E.C.T.R.E., to become rich and reign on the world. As a companion, Blofeld has a cat.
 
*He may be inspired by the villain of James Bond series, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. In Bond films and novels, Blofeld leads his own criminal organization, the S.P.E.C.T.R.E., to become rich and reign on the world. As a companion, Blofeld has a cat.
*In the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver [[Celebi]] event, your [[Silver (game)|rival]] is found out to be the son of Giovanni.
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*In the [[Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver Version|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]] [[Celebi]] event, your rival is found out to be the son of Giovanni.
*Giovanni's Generation I sprite has shown Giovanni with something that looks like a moustache, although Giovanni doesn't have a moustache. This could, however, simply be the shadow from his nose.
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*Giovanni's Generation I sprite has shown Giovanni with something that looks like a mustache, although Giovanni doesn't have a mustache. This could, however, simply be the shadow from his nose.
*The first time [[Ash Ketchum]] ever met Giovanni was in [[IL063: The Battle of the Badge|IL063]], when he challenged Giovanni at the Viridian City gym, also in the same episode Giovanni is seen out of the shadows for the first time. The two have never seen each other again until the Pokemon Special "[[Mewtwo Returns]]." After that the latest appearance with Giovanni meeting Ash was in BW98 and BW99 in Unova
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*The first time [[Ash Ketchum]] ever met Giovanni was in [[IL063: The Battle Of The Badge|The Battle Of The Badge]], when he challenged Giovanni at the Viridian City gym, also in the same episode Giovanni is seen out of the shadows for the first time. The two have never seen each other again until the Pokémon Special "[[Mewtwo Returns]]." After that the latest appearance with Giovanni meeting Ash was in [[BW098: Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!|Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!]] and [[BW099: Unova's Survival Crisis!|Unova's Survival Crisis!]] in Unova.
*Also in the same episode, his identity has been shown since the 15th episode that his identify would not be blown.
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*Also in the same episode, his identity has been shown since the 15th episode that his identity would not be blown.
 
*Giovanni's Japanese name, Sakaki was the name of the leader of Rocket Reds, a gang which bullied the creator of Pokémon, and the one who killed Satoshi's tadpole, [[Poliwhirl|Nyorozo]].
 
*Giovanni's Japanese name, Sakaki was the name of the leader of Rocket Reds, a gang which bullied the creator of Pokémon, and the one who killed Satoshi's tadpole, [[Poliwhirl|Nyorozo]].
*He is considered to be the main antagonist of the entire Pokemon franchise.
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*He is considered to be the main antagonist of the entire Pokémon franchise.
*In the pwt, he doesen't seem evil whatsoever. he could have turned good.
 
 
*In the Celebi event, Silver is Giovanni's son. However in the anime this relationship is absent or not mentioned in the anime.
 
*In the Celebi event, Silver is Giovanni's son. However in the anime this relationship is absent or not mentioned in the anime.
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 22:10, July 27, 2014

Giovanni
サカキ Sakaki
FRLG Giovanni
General
Hometown Viridian City
Region Kanto
Family Silver (son)
Badge Earth Badge
Preferred Type Ground
First Appearance

Pokémon Red and Blue (Game)

Voice actor

Ted Lewis (English) (4kids (Up to AG145)) (PUSA (Current; returned in DP080)) Craig Blair (English) (AG146-DP052)

Class: Gym Leader
Team Rocket Boss
"So! I must say, I am impressed you got here. Team Rocket captures Pokémon from around the world. They're important tools for keeping our criminal enterprise going. I am the leader, Giovanni! For your insolence, you will feel a world of pain!"
— Giovanni, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Giovanni (Japanese: サカキ Sakaki) doubles as the Gym Leader for Viridian City's Gym, and as the Boss of the criminal organization Team Rocket. As the Gym Leader, Giovanni holds the Earth Badge for the trainers that defeat him, and specializes in Ground-type Pokémon.

In the Generation II games, Giovanni has disappeared inexplicably after his final loss to Red, leaving Team Rocket disorganized and confused.

In the gamesEdit

100px-Red Blue Giovanni

Generation 1 artwork.

Giovanni first appeared in the Generation I games as the Leader of Team Rocket. After he and his Team Rocket Grunts were defeated at both the Rocket Hideout and Silph Co., Giovanni escapes to an unknown hideout where the protagonist is unaware of. Eventually, it was revealed that he was the Gym Leader of the Viridian Gym, and the final Gym Leader the player faces. Upon defeating him, Giovanni states that he's giving up on Team Rocket, subsequently disbands the organization, and disappears, and is not seen again for the rest of the game.

Later on, in the Generation II games, Team Rocket has reorganized, now functioning without Giovanni, and believes that he will return. The lost Team Rocket attempts several acts, in order to call their former Leader, though he never makes an appearance.

In the Generation III remakes, Giovanni retains his first role in exactly the same way, with the exception of his updated appearance. Also, instead of passing the protagonist the TM (Fissure), he passes him the TM (Earthquake). At the Sevii Islands, a group of renegade Team Rocket Grunts and Admins attempt to continue their schemes but are defeated by the protagonist.

In Generation IV, another branch of Team Rocket led by Executive Archer attempt to relaunch the team by committing several acts such as at the Slowpoke Well and the Lake of Rage. After being foiled by the protagonist, the new Team Rocket took over the Goldenrod Radio Tower to contact their missing leader but are once again defeated. Archer then disbands Team Rocket forever, much like his leader three years ago.

It was later revealed during the Celebi Event that Giovanni heard the broadcast from his radio in his hideout in Tohjo Falls. After being defeated, he disappears.

During the event, it was also revealed that Silver was Giovanni's son who was abandoned by his father when he met his defeat at the hands of Red. This act reflects on Giovanni's selfishness, something that the much more ruthless Giovanni in the manga would not do.

In Generation V, Giovanni appears in Black 2 and White 2 in the World Tournament mode wearing his Celebi event outfit.

SpritesEdit

RB Battle Sprite


Y Battle Sprite


FRLG Battle Sprite


HGSS Battle Sprite


Vs Sprite


B2W2 Battle Sprite
Giovanni(RB)Sprite
Giovanni(Y)Sprite
Giovanni(FrLg)Sprite
GiovanniHGSS
VSGiovanni
GiovanniB2W2

In the animeEdit

Main article: Giovanni (anime)
Main article: Giovanni (Origins)


In the mangaEdit

Main article: Giovanni (Adventures)


PokémonEdit

In GamesEdit

Pokémon Red and BlueEdit

RB 095 front
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
RB 111 front
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground Type Rock 
RB 115 front
Kangaskhan
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 25 - Lv. 24 - Lv. 29 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Rock Throw Horn Attack Comet Punch - - -
Bind - Rage - - -
Rage - Bite - - -
Screech - - - - -

RB 033 front
Nidorino
 Type Poison 
RB 111 front
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground Type Rock 
RB 115 front
Kangaskhan
 Type Normal 
RB 031 front
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 37 Lv. 37 - Lv. 35 Lv. 41 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Horn Attack Stomp Comet Punch Scratch - -
Poison Sting Horn Attack Rage Tail Whip - -
Focus Energy Tail Whip Bite Body Slam - -
Fury Attack - Tail Whip Poison Sting - -

RB 111 front
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground Type Rock 
RB 051 front
Dugtrio
 Type Ground 
RB 031 front
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
RB 034 front
Nidoking
 Type Poison Type Ground 
RB 112 front
Rhydon
 Type Ground Type Rock 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 45 - Lv. 42 - Lv. 44 Lv. 45 Lv. 50 - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Stomp Growl Scratch Tackle Tail Whip -
Tail Whip Dig Poison Sting Horn Attack Stomp -
Fury Attack Sand-Attack Tail Whip Poison Sting Horn Drill -
Horn Attack Slash Body Slam Thrash Fissure -

Pokémon YellowEdit

Y 095 front
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Y 111 front
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground Type Rock 
Y 053 front
Persian
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 25 - Lv. 24 - Lv. 29 - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Rock Throw Horn Attack Pay Day - - -
Bind - Scratch - - -
Rage - Bite - - -
Screech - Growl - - -

Y 033 front
Nidorino
 Type Poison 
Y 111 front
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground Type Rock 
Y 053 front
Persian
 Type Normal 
Y 031 front
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 37 Lv. 37 - Lv. 35 - Lv. 41 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Double Kick Stomp Scratch Double Kick - -
Poison Sting Horn Attack Growl Tail Whip - -
Focus Energy Tail Whip Bite Body Slam - -
Fury Attack - Pay Day Poison Sting - -

Y 051 front
Dugtrio
 Type Ground 
Y 053 front
Persian
 Type Normal 
Y 031 front
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
Y 034 front
Nidoking
 Type Poison Type Ground 
Y 112 front
Rhydon
 Type Ground Type Rock 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 53 - Lv. 53 Lv. 55 Lv. 55 - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Sand Attack Screech Double Kick Thunder Rock Slide -
Dig Fury Swipes Thunder Leer Fury Attack -
Fissure Double Team Tail Whip Earthquake Horn Drill -
Earthquake Slash Earthquake Thrash Earthquake -

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreenEdit

FRLG 095 front
Onix
 Type Rock Type Ground 
FRLG 111 front
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground Type Rock 
FRLG 115 front
Kangaskhan
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 25 Lv. 24 Lv. 29 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Rock Head Ability: Rock Head Ability: Early Bird Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Rock Throw Stomp Fake Out - - -
Bind Fury Attack Bite - - -
Rage Scary Face Mega Punch - - -
Harden Tail Whip Tail Whip - - -

FRLG 033 front
Nidorino
 Type Poison 
FRLG 111 front
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground Type Rock 
FRLG 115 front
Kangaskhan
 Type Normal 
FRLG 031 front
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 37 Lv. 37 Lv. 35 Lv. 41 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Poison Point Ability: Rock Head Ability: Early Bird Ability: Poison Point Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ?
Horn Attack Fury Attack Mega Punch Double Kick - -
Poison Sting Rock Blast Rage Tail Whip - -
Helping Hand Tail Whip Fake Out Body Slam - -
Fury Attack Scary Face Tail Whip Poison Sting - -

FRLG 111 front
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground Type Rock 
FRLG 051 front
Dugtrio
 Type Ground 
FRLG 031 front
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
FRLG 034 front
Nidoking
 Type Poison Type Ground 
FRLG 111 front
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground Type Rock 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 45 Lv. 42 Lv. 44 Lv. 45 Lv. 50 Lv. ? -
Ability: Lightningrod Ability: Sand Veil Ability: Poison Point Ability: Poison Point Ability: Lightningrod Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ?
Earthquake Mud-Slap Double Kick Thrash Take Down -
Scary Face Sand Tomb Poison Sting Earthquake Rock Blast -
Rock Blast Slash Earthquake Poison Sting Scary Face -
Take Down Earthquake Body Slam Double Kick Earthquake -

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (Special Event)Edit

Nidoking(HGSS)Sprite
Nidoking
 Type Poison Type Ground 
HonchkrowHGSSSprite
Honchkrow
 Type Dark Type Flying 
NidoqueenHGSSsprite
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
HGSSKangaskhan
Kangaskhan
 Type Normal 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 42 Lv. 43 Lv. 46 Lv. 40 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Poison Point Ability: Super Luck Ability: Poison Point Ability: Scrappy Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ?
Shadow Claw Nasty Plot Crunch Outrage - -
Double Kick Swagger Roar Leer - -
Focus Energy Dark Pulse Earth Power Sucker Punch - -
Fury Attack Shadow Ball Superpower Dizzy Punch - -


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2Edit

Ground-type Tournament
Rhyperior BW
Rhyperior
 Type Ground Type Rock 
Hippowdon BW
Hippowdon
 Type Ground 
Garchomp BW
Garchomp
 Type Dragon Type Ground 
Krookodile BW
Krookodile
 Type Ground Type Dark 
Nidoking BW
Nidoking
 Type Poison Type Ground 
Gliscor BW
Gliscor
 Type Ground Type Flying 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Solid Rock Ability: Sand Stream Ability: Sand Veil Ability: Moxie Ability: Poison Point Ability: Sand Veil
Item: Life Orb Item: Quick Claw Item: Choice Scarf Item: Expert Belt Item: Choice Specs Item: Flying Gem
Earthquake Earthquake Outrage Earthquake Earth Power Acrobatics
Rock Blast Crunch Earthquake Superpower Ice Beam Earthquake
Ice Punch Ice Fang Rock Slide Fire Fang Flamethrower Fire Fang
Hammer Arm Stone Edge Brick Break Grass Knot Thunderbolt Tailwind
Kanto Gym Leader Tournament/World Leaders Tournament
Rhyperior BW
Rhyperior
 Type Ground Type Rock 
Golem BW
Golem
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Marowak BW
Marowak
 Type Ground 
Sandslash BW
Sandslash
 Type Ground 
Nidoking BW
Nidoking
 Type Poison Type Ground 
Nidoqueen BW
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Solid Rock Ability: Rock Head Ability: Rock Head Ability: Sand Veil Ability: Poison Point Ability: Poison Point
Item: Liechi Berry Item: Rindo Berry Item: Yache Berry Item: Salac Berry Item: Shuca Berry Item: Passho Berry
Drill Run Earthquake Bonemerang Earthquake Earth Power Earth Power
Stone Edge Stealth Rock Stone Edge Rock Slide Sludge Wave Poison Jab
Megahorn Rock Blast Outrage Brick Break Megahorn Superpower
Hammer Arm Roar Thunderpunch Sandstorm Blizzard Thunder


Pokémon StadiumEdit

FRLG 053 front
Persian
 Type Normal 
FRLG 051 front
Dugtrio
 Type Ground 
FRLG 031 front
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
FRLG 034 front
Nidoking
 Type Poison Type Ground 
FRLG 112 front
Rhydon
 Type Ground Type Rock 
FRLG 128 front
Tauros
 Type Normal 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 - Lv. 50
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Toxic Sand-Attack Double Kick Horn Drill Fury Attack Fire Blast
Slash Rock Slide Strength Blizzard Earthquake Blizzard
Thunderbolt Slash Surf Thunder Body Slam Stomp
BubbleBeam Dig Earthquake Toxic Fissure Thunder

FRLG 053 front
Persian
 Type Normal 
FRLG 128 front
Tauros
 Type Normal 
FRLG 031 front
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison Type Ground 
FRLG 034 front
Nidoking
 Type Poison Type Ground 
FRLG 094 front
Gengar
 Type Ghost Type Poison 
FRLG 146 front
Moltres
 Type Fire Type Flying 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Levitate Ability: Pressure
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Screech Blizzard Double Kick Thrash Hypnosis Fire Spin
Slash Thunder Body Slam Earthquake Dream Eater Fly
Thunderbolt Fire Blast Thunderbolt Thunder Night Shade Toxic
BubbleBeam Earthquake Blizzard Surf Explosion Double-Edge

TriviaEdit

  • Giovanni's name may come from the word GEO for the first part of his name. Geo is Greek for Earth and this is because he is a Ground type trainer.
  • It may also be a pun on how most 20's and 30's American gang members had Italian names like Alfonso (Al) Capone. Giovanni is an English-Italian name and is a gang leader himself (Team Rocket).
  • Giovanni's outfit in Generation IV and V seems to be based on a general's uniform.
  • In Pokémon Yellow, Giovanni replaced Kangaskhan with Persian since Yellow was based on the anime.
  • He may be inspired by the villain of James Bond series, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. In Bond films and novels, Blofeld leads his own criminal organization, the S.P.E.C.T.R.E., to become rich and reign on the world. As a companion, Blofeld has a cat.
  • In the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Celebi event, your rival is found out to be the son of Giovanni.
  • Giovanni's Generation I sprite has shown Giovanni with something that looks like a mustache, although Giovanni doesn't have a mustache. This could, however, simply be the shadow from his nose.
  • The first time Ash Ketchum ever met Giovanni was in The Battle Of The Badge, when he challenged Giovanni at the Viridian City gym, also in the same episode Giovanni is seen out of the shadows for the first time. The two have never seen each other again until the Pokémon Special "Mewtwo Returns." After that the latest appearance with Giovanni meeting Ash was in Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! and Unova's Survival Crisis! in Unova.
  • Also in the same episode, his identity has been shown since the 15th episode that his identity would not be blown.
  • Giovanni's Japanese name, Sakaki was the name of the leader of Rocket Reds, a gang which bullied the creator of Pokémon, and the one who killed Satoshi's tadpole, Nyorozo.
  • He is considered to be the main antagonist of the entire Pokémon franchise.
  • In the Celebi event, Silver is Giovanni's son. However in the anime this relationship is absent or not mentioned in the anime.

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