Jessie, James and Meowth
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! ♪
♪ 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! ♪
This is first motto, that completely different from original, used from Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl to Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors.
♪ Jessie: Listen, is that a voice I hear?
James: It's speaking to me loud and clear. Jessie: On the wind! James: Past the stars! Meowth: In your ear! Jessie: Bringing chaos at a breakneck pace. James: Dashing hope, putting fear in its place. Jessie: A rose by any other name is just as sweet. James: When everything's worse, our work is complete. Jessie: Jessie! James: And it's James! Meowth: And Meowth, now that's a name! Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place... James: ...we're Team Rocket... Jessie, James, and Meowth: ...in your face! Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet! ♪
♪ 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! ♪
♪ 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! ♪