Team Rocket's Mottos is a running gag of Pokémon Anime. Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket, using it to introduce themselves. Mottos have their unique music and animation.

Jessie, James and Meowth

Kanto Motto


It was original version of motto, used from Pokémon: Indigo League to Pokémon: Battle Frontier and from Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond to Pokémon the Series: XYZ. It was also used in DP092 and SM042, making it the only motto used in every series.


Jessie: Prepare for trouble!

James: Make it double! Jessie: To protect the world from devastation! James: To unite all peoples within our nation! Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love! James: To extend our reach to the stars above! Jessie: Jessie! James: James! Jessie: Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light! James: Surrender now or prepare to fight! Meowth: Meowth! That's right! ♪

It is also can be altered for situation. Later, when Jessie's Wobbuffet joined the team, he adds his name in the end. In some episodes line "To unite all peoples within our nation!" was changed to "To unite the people within our nation!".

Hoenn Motto


This motto is modified version of original, used from Pokémon: Battle Frontier to Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl.

Jessie: Prepare for trouble from the skies...

James: ...From beyond the stars a nasty surprise! Jessie: An evil as old as galaxy... James: ...Sent here to fulfill our destiny! Meowth: Plus, there's me! Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love! James: To extend our reach to the stars above! Jessie: Jessie! James: And James! Meowth: And Meowth are the names! Jessie: Anywhere there's peace in the universe... James: ...Team Rocket... Meowth: ...Will be there... All: ...To make anything worse! Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet! ♪

They also replaced first lines with "Prepare for trouble! Make it double!". Sometimes James' Chimecho and Mime Jr. added their names in the end.

Unova Motto

Jessie: Again is the question so twerpish indeed!

James: The answer to come as we feel the need! Jessie: Bringing the blinding, white light of evil into the future! James: Thrusting the hammer of justice down onto the black darkness of the universe! Meowth: And carving our names into the rock of eternity! Jessie: The fiery destroyer: I'm Jessie! James: And with thunderous emotion, I'm James! Meowth: Wisest of the wise, I'm Meowth! Jessie, James, and Meowth: Now gather, under the name of Team Rocket! ♪

Alola Motto

Jessie: Did someone ask something? We're here to find out!

James: Noble answers are what we're all about! Jessie: The beauty so radiant the flowers and moon hide in shame, A single flower of evil in this fleeting world, Jessie! James: The nobly heroic band of our times, The Master of Darkness fighting back against the tragic world, It's James! Meowth: It's all for one and one for all, A glittering dark star that always shines bright, while Meowth takes flight! Jessie and James: Team Rocket, let's fight! Meowth: That's right! Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet! ♪

Butch and Cassidy Motto

Butch and Cassidy had their own motto which they insist is the correct version.

♪ Cassidy: Prepare for trouble...

Butch: ...and make it double! Both: Here's our mission, so you better listen! Cassidy: To infect the world with devastation! Butch: To blight all people in every nation! Cassidy: To denounce the goodness of truth and love! Butch: To extend our wrath to the stars above! Cassidy: Cassidy! Butch: And Butch, of course! Cassidy: We're Team Rocket, circling Earth all day and night. Butch: Surrender to us now or you will surely lose the fight! ♪