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{{AnimeCharacter
|charactertype = anime character
 
|otherpage = Giovanni}}{{AnimeCharacter
 
 
|name = Giovanni
 
|name = Giovanni
 
|jname = '''サカキ''' ''Sakaki''
 
|jname = '''サカキ''' ''Sakaki''
|image = Giovanni BW.png
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|image = Giovanni_XY.png
|age = 40 or more
 
 
|hometown = [[Viridian City]]
 
|hometown = [[Viridian City]]
 
|region = Kanto
 
|region = Kanto
|family = Unknown
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|firstappear = [[IL015: Battle Aboard the St. Anne|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]]
|friends =
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|AltImageWidth = 100
|firstappear = [[IL015|IL015: Battle of the St. Anne!]]|AltImageWidth = 150|voiceact = English: Ted Lewis (current)<br>English: Craig Blair<br>}}
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|voiceact = English: [[Ted Lewis]] (current)<br />English: [[Craig Blair]]<br />}}
'''Giovanni''' (Japanese: '''サカキ''' ''Sakaki'') is the italian leader of [[Team Rocket]] and the [[Viridian City Gym]] Leader.
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'''Giovanni''' (Japanese: '''サカキ''' ''Sakaki'') is the leader of [[Team Rocket]] and the former [[Viridian City Gym]] Leader.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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 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. Jessie, James, Meowth, Butch and Cassidy along with other members, are constantly striving to please him in their actions, usually without his compliance.
   
 
[[File:Giovanni-first-appearance-anime.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Giovanni encased in shadow]]
 
[[File:Giovanni-first-appearance-anime.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Giovanni encased in shadow]]
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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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 [[Team Rocket's Meowth|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.
   
 
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 to obtain artifacts there 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]].
 
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 to obtain artifacts there 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]].
   
[[File:176.jpg|thumb|225px|Giovanni and his secretacy.]]
 
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 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 escaped Ash, Pikachu and their friends, Iris's Dragonite leds this resistance. In the midst of a titanic battle, Ash and Pikachu confront Giovanni. Ash orders Pikachu to 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.
 
   
==Personality==
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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 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, vicious Therian Formes. At Giovanni's command, they battle the resistance created by the escaped Ash, Pikachu and their friends, Iris's Dragonite leds this resistance. In the midst of a titanic battle, Ash and Pikachu confront Giovanni. Ash orders Pikachu to use Electro Ball, because Pikachu 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 successfully save him, not only from a fatal explosion but from his insane state. Team Rocket then make a total retreat to Kanto. In last part of [[Pokémon Origins]], Giovanni announces to dissolve Team Rocket but it wasn't true for actual anime.
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 the 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.
 
   
 
==Pokémon==
 
==Pokémon==
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===On hand===
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = normal
 
|type = normal
 
|image = Giovanni_Persian3.png
 
|image = Giovanni_Persian3.png
|info = Giovanni's Persian's first appearance was in [[IL015: Battle Aboard the St. Anne|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]]. It always appears being petted by Giovanni.
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|info = Giovanni's Persian's first appearance was at Viridian City's Gym. It always appears being petted by Giovanni.
 
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Persian|Persian]]|gender = male}}
 
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Persian|Persian]]|gender = male}}
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===Status Unknown===
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{{AnimePokémon|type = rock|image = Giovanni's Golem.jpg|info = Giovanni's Golem took an appearance at the Viridian City's Gym. It was defeated quickly by [[Gary's Nidoking]].
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|nameline = [[Giovanni's Golem|Golem]]|type2 = ground}}
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{{AnimePokémon|type = fighting|image = Rocket_Machamp.png|info = Giovanni's Machamp made an appearance at Viridian City's Gym, as it was defeated by [[Ash's Squirtle]].|nameline = [[Giovanni's Machamp|Machamp]]|gender = Male}}
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{{AnimePokémon|type = ground|image = Rocket_Rhydon.png|info = Giovanni's Rhydon appeared at Viridian City's Gym, being defeated by [[Ash's Pidgeot]]to.|nameline = [[Giovanni's Rhydon|Rhydon]]|gender = male|type2 = rock}}
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{{AnimePokémon|type = water|image = 200px-Giovanni_Cloyster_anime.png|info = Giovanni's Cloyster appeared in a water tank, serving as his pet.|nameline = [[Giovanni's Cloyster|Cloyster]]|gender = male|type2 = ice}}
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{{AnimePokémon|type = water|image = Rocket_Kingler.png|info = Giovanni's Kingler appeared fighting [[Ash's Bulbasaur]] at Viridian City's Gym.
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|nameline = [[Giovanni's Kingler|Kingler]]}}
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===Unofficial===
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
|type = rock
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|type2 = psychic
|image = 200px-Giovanni_Golem.png
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|type = normal
|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]].
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|image = 220px-Meloetta Aria Forme anime.png
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Golem|Golem]]|gender = male|type2 = ground}}
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|nameline = [[Meloetta (anime)|Meloetta]]|info = Meloetta was the key to Team Rocket's "Operation Tempest," and was attacked several times by the Team Rocket trio before finally being captured by Giovanni. He then used it to open a seal on the [[Abyssal Ruins]], summoning the [[Reveal Glass]].}}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
|type = fighting
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|type2 = flying
|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
 
|type = ground
|image = Rocket_Rhydon.png
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|image = Landorus Therian anime-1-.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 Pidgeot|Ash's Pidgeotto]].
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|nameline = [[Landorus (anime)|Landorus]]
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Rhydon|Rhydon]]|gender = male|type2 = rock}}
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|gender = Male|info = Landorus was summoned by Giovanni with Meloetta and the Reveal Glass. By using the Reveal Glass, Giovanni forced Landorus to transform into his Therian Forme, where he wreaked havoc by freezing a nearby town. After Giovanni had abandoned him, Meloetta calmed Landorus down with its singing.
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Landorus's known moves are [[Stone Edge]] and [[Hyper Beam]]. }}
   
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
|type = water
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|type = flying
|image = 200px-Giovanni_Cloyster_anime.png
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|image = Tornadus Therian anime-1-.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.
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|nameline = [[Tornadus (anime)|Tornadus]]
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Cloyster|Cloyster]]|gender = male|type2 = ice}}
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|gender = Male|info = Tornadus was summoned by Giovanni with Meloetta and the Reveal Glass. By using the Reveal Glass, Giovanni forced Tornadus to transform into his Therian Forme, where he wreaked havoc by freezing a nearby town. After Giovanni had abandoned him, Meloetta calmed Tornadus down with its singing.
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Tornadus's known moves are [[Hurricane]], [[Air Slash]], and [[Hidden Power]]. }}
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{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
|type = water
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|type2 = flying
|image = Rocket_Kingler.png
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|type = electric
|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]].
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|image = 800px-Thundurus Therian anime-1-.png
|nameline = [[Giovanni's Kingler|Kingler]]|gender = male}}
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|nameline = [[Thundurus (anime)|Thundurus]]
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|gender = Male|info = Thundurus was summoned by Giovanni with Meloetta and the Reveal Glass. By using the Reveal Glass, Giovanni forced Thundurus to transform into his Therian Forme, where he wreaked havoc by freezing a nearby town. During the battle, Pikachu absorbed some of his electricity, greatly powering up his Electro Ball. After Giovanni had abandoned him, Meloetta calmed Thundurus down with its singing.
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Thundurus's known moves are [[Thunder]] and [[Focus Blast]]. }}
   
 
===Escaped===
 
===Escaped===
 
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
{{AnimePokémon
 
|type = psychic
 
|type = psychic
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|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.
 
|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]]
 
|nameline = [[Mewtwo (anime)|Mewtwo]]
|gender = }}
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}}
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery captionalign="left" spacing="small" widths="100">
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<gallery>
 
Giovanni .jpg|Giovanni the Boss of Team Rocket
 
Giovanni .jpg|Giovanni the Boss of Team Rocket
Giovanni1.jpg
 
Giovanni2.jpg
 
Giovanni3.jpg
 
Giovanni4.png
 
 
Domino and Giovanni.png|Giovanni with his Persian, Domino & Rocket Grunts
 
Domino and Giovanni.png|Giovanni with his Persian, Domino & Rocket Grunts
 
vlcsnap-2012-03-10-20h46m08s148.png|Banned Boss fantasy scene
 
vlcsnap-2012-03-10-20h46m08s148.png|Banned Boss fantasy scene
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Giovanni BW.png|Giovanni (Best Wishes)
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Trivia==
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{{Pokémon IL char}}
* IGN described Giovanni as "''the Pokémon equivalent of a prominent politician that is secretly the leader of a drug cartel and dog fighting ring.''"
 
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[[Category:Villains]]
 
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[[Category:Antagonists]]
 
[[Category:Antagonists]]
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[[Category:Gym Leaders]]
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[[Category:Evil Team Leaders]]

Latest revision as of 21:36, July 20, 2014

Giovanni
(サカキ Sakaki)
Giovanni XY
General
Hometown: Viridian City
Region: Kanto
First Appearance: Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Voice actor: English: Ted Lewis (current)
English: Craig Blair
For other uses of Giovanni name, see Giovanni.

Giovanni (Japanese: サカキ Sakaki) is the leader of Team Rocket and the former Viridian City Gym Leader.

BiographyEdit

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. Jessie, James, Meowth, Butch and Cassidy along with other members, are constantly striving to please him in their actions, usually without his compliance.

Giovanni-first-appearance-anime

Giovanni encased in shadow

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. 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.

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 mysterious organization in Unova as he wished to obtain artifacts there to further his plans for global domination without confronting them. Giovanni allowed Jessie, James and Meowth to do as they please in Unova, working with Dr. Zager.


Giovanni returned to spearhead Team Rocket's: Operation Tempest, a stratagem which involved caputuring Meloetta. He did just this using goggles created by Dr. Zager to 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, vicious Therian Formes. At Giovanni's command, they battle the resistance created by the escaped Ash, Pikachu and their friends, Iris's Dragonite leds this resistance. In the midst of a titanic battle, Ash and Pikachu confront Giovanni. Ash orders Pikachu to use Electro Ball, because Pikachu 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 successfully save him, not only from a fatal explosion but from his insane state. Team Rocket then make a total retreat to Kanto. In last part of Pokémon Origins, Giovanni announces to dissolve Team Rocket but it wasn't true for actual anime.

PokémonEdit

On handEdit

Pokémon Information
Giovanni Persian3
Giovanni's Persian's first appearance was at Viridian City's Gym. It always appears being petted by Giovanni.
Persian

Status UnknownEdit

Pokémon Information
Giovanni's Golem
Giovanni's Golem took an appearance at the Viridian City's Gym. It was defeated quickly by Gary's Nidoking.
Golem
Pokémon Information
Rocket Machamp
Giovanni's Machamp made an appearance at Viridian City's Gym, as it was defeated by Ash's Squirtle.
Machamp
Pokémon Information
Rocket Rhydon
Giovanni's Rhydon appeared at Viridian City's Gym, being defeated by Ash's Pidgeotto.
Rhydon
Pokémon Information
200px-Giovanni Cloyster anime
Giovanni's Cloyster appeared in a water tank, serving as his pet.
Cloyster
Pokémon Information
Rocket Kingler
Giovanni's Kingler appeared fighting Ash's Bulbasaur at Viridian City's Gym.
Kingler

UnofficialEdit

Pokémon Information
220px-Meloetta Aria Forme anime
Meloetta was the key to Team Rocket's "Operation Tempest," and was attacked several times by the Team Rocket trio before finally being captured by Giovanni. He then used it to open a seal on the Abyssal Ruins, summoning the Reveal Glass.
Meloetta
Pokémon Information
Landorus was summoned by Giovanni with Meloetta and the Reveal Glass. By using the Reveal Glass, Giovanni forced Landorus to transform into his Therian Forme, where he wreaked havoc by freezing a nearby town. After Giovanni had abandoned him, Meloetta calmed Landorus down with its singing. Landorus's known moves are Stone Edge and Hyper Beam.
Landorus
Pokémon Information
Tornadus was summoned by Giovanni with Meloetta and the Reveal Glass. By using the Reveal Glass, Giovanni forced Tornadus to transform into his Therian Forme, where he wreaked havoc by freezing a nearby town. After Giovanni had abandoned him, Meloetta calmed Tornadus down with its singing. Tornadus's known moves are Hurricane, Air Slash, and Hidden Power.
Tornadus
Pokémon Information
800px-Thundurus Therian anime-1-
Thundurus was summoned by Giovanni with Meloetta and the Reveal Glass. By using the Reveal Glass, Giovanni forced Thundurus to transform into his Therian Forme, where he wreaked havoc by freezing a nearby town. During the battle, Pikachu absorbed some of his electricity, greatly powering up his Electro Ball. After Giovanni had abandoned him, Meloetta calmed Thundurus down with its singing. Thundurus's known moves are Thunder and Focus Blast.
Thundurus

EscapedEdit

Pokémon Information
Armored Mewtwo
Giovanni's Mewtwo was created by Giovanni's scientists on the Cinnabar Island. It first appeared in 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 It's Mr. Mime Time, Mewtwo escapes from Team Rocket Headquarters, destroying it in the process.
Mewtwo

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