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Team Rocket's Motto Indigo-Battle Frontier

In Episode 2 Pokémon Emergency, Jessie, James and Meowth recite the motto for the first time until half of the Hoenn era.

  • Jessie: Prepare for trouble!
  • James: Make it double!
  • Jessie: To protect the world with devastation!
  • James: To unite all people within our nation!
  • Jessie: To denounce the evil of truth and love!
  • James: To extend our reach to the stars above!
  • Jessie: Jessie!
  • James: James!
  • Jessie: Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!
  • James: Surrender now or prepare to fight!
  • Meowth: Meowth. That's right!

This motto was also used again on "A Lean Team Rocket Machine". It was also used in Adventures in Unova and Beyond , excluding "Prepare for trouble.; Make it double".

In Battle Frontier, they use a different version.

  • Jessie: Prepare for trouble
  • James: Make it double
  • Jessie: An evil as old as the galaxy
  • James: Sent here to fulfill our destiny
  • Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love
  • James: To extend our reach to the stars above
  • Jessie: Jessie!
  • James: James!'
  • Meowth: Meowth's the name!"
  • Jessie: Where-ever there's peace in the universe...
  • James: Team Rocket will be there..."
  • All: To make everything worse!
  • Wobbuffett: Wobbuffett!"
  • Mime Jr: Mime! Mime!

Fashion Flash Motto

In this episode Team Rocket opens "Salon Roquet" and for this reason introduces itself with a special motto:

  • Jessie: To protect the world from boring fashion!
  • James: To dress all people with flash and passion!
  • Jessie: To give all Pokémon pretty faces!
  • James: To extend our art to outer spaces!
  • Jessie: Jessie!
  • James: James!
  • Jessie: Salon Roquet! When it comes to chic we know what's right!
  • James: Surrender your taste or prepare to fight!

The Song of Jigglypuff Motto

In this episode, Team Rocket wants to get Jigglypuff. When they see Ash and his friends they introduce themselves with a song rather than a motto:

  • Jessie and James: You know us as Team Rocket and we fight for what is wrong! We're tired of our motto so we thought we try a song!
  • Jessie: Jessie!
  • James: James!
  • Jessie and James: The speed of light, prepare to fight!
  • Meowth: Meowth, that's right!
  • James: I am the handsome one!
  • Jessie: I'm the gorgeous one!
  • Jessie and James: Looking good is lots of fun. We get some things wrong, but we keep rolling along!
  • All: We want to capture Pikachu, we hope to do it soon! And when we do we'll be the new stars of this... cartoon!

Showdown at the Poké Corral Motto

In this episode, Team Rocket has followed Ash and his friends to Professor Oak's Lab. When they start singing their motto, Meowth is constantly trying to get a phrase for himself.

  • Meowth: May I invite you to prepare...
  • Jessie and James: For trouble!
  • Meowth: Yeah! And while you're at it, you're better make it a triple!
  • 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!
  • Meowth: Meowth...!
  • Jessie (thrashes Meowth to the ground): You stay out of this, Meowth!
  • James (thrashes Meowth): Stop stealing our material!
  • Meowth: All right, all right!
  • Jessie: Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light!
  • James: Surrender now or prepare to fight for that Pikachu!
  • Meowth: Meowth, that's right!

Fourth Round Rumble Motto

In this episode, Team Rocket starts to sell fake Badges to Trainers in the Indigo Plateau. Near the end of the episode, they realize that they are much more successful selling stuff than when they are stealing stuff. At some point, Meowth says that they will eventually open a fast-food restaurant. This is the following dialogue:

  • Jessie: That's not a bad idea. We can call it "Jessie's"
  • James: "James'"
  • Jessie: Want a burger and fries without trouble?
  • James: If you are really hungry make it double!
  • Jessie: To protect the world from hunger and thirst.
  • James: Our food isn't bad, at least not the worst.
  • Jessie: The Team Rocket Restaurant blasting for a bite
  • Jessie and James: We stay open all day, we stay open all night!

Meowth Rules! Motto

In this episode Meowth, being hit by Squirtle's Water Gun, flies up and falls on an island where a strange tribe that worships Meowth lives. Almost in the end of the episode when Meowth feels lonely and says he misses Jessie and James, they both appear and recite a special version of their motto for Meowth. At the same time, the tribal priest and high priest beg Meowth to stay with the tribe:

  • The priest: Great One, our people need you here!
  • Jessie: I'm the one who needs you too!
  • James: Make it double, we both need you!
  • Jessie: You protect us both from desperation!
  • James: You unite us all in jubilation!
  • Jessie: You help chase away our loneliness!
  • James: You're a mess, but we love you nevertheless!
  • Jessie: Jessie!
  • James: James!
  • Jessie: Team Rocket's friendship never ends!
  • James: So let's set sail on our ship of friends!

Tracey Gets Bugged Motto

Since Jessie gets her hair cut short by a wild Scyther in this episode, Team Rocket recites a special motto:

  • Jessie: You insult my hair? Prepare for trouble!
  • James: It used to be there but now it's stubble!
  • Jessie: To protect my head from humiliation!
  • James: Too bad her hair went on vacation!
  • Jessie: My gorgeous hair was my one true love!
  • James: They went together like a hand and glove!
  • Jessie: Jessie!
  • James: James!
  • Jessie: Now my hair is short but it won't be for long!
  • James: And it won't stop our Jessie from doing what's wrong!
  • Meowth: Hairy!

The Double Trouble Header Motto

Pretending to be baseball fans, Team Rocket recites the following motto upon stealing Ash's Pikachu and Casey's Chikorita (both were later freed):

  • Jessie: Attention, twerps, it's prepare-for-trouble day!
  • James: But you're both out, what makes it a double play!
  • Jessie: To protect our team from devastation!
  • James: To excite our side with a big ovation!
  • Jessie: To strike out the evils of truth and love!
  • James: To extend our reach with a baseball glove!
  • Jessie: Jessie!
  • James: James!
  • Jessie: Team Rocket throws their fastballs at the speed of light!

Hoenn Motto

Brave the Wave Motto

  • Jessie: Prepare for trouble! You want fries with that?
  • James: Double delish with half the fat!
  • Jessie: To protect the world from unhealthy food!
  • James: To give great service and never be rude!
  • Jessie: To denounce the evil with high carbohydrates!
  • James: To extend our reach to the earth and its privates!
  • Jessie: Jessie!
  • James: James!
  • Jessie: Team Rocket gives great service at the speed of light!
  • James: Pay your bill and leave a tip or prepare for a fight!
  • Meowth: Meowth! That's right!
  • Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!

Sinnoh Motto

  • Jessie: Listen! Is that a twerp voice that I hear?
  • James: It shrieks to me loud and clear!
  • Jessie: On the wind!
  • James: Pass the stars!
  • Meowth: In your ears!
  • Jessie: Bringing total chaos at a neck-breaking pace!
  • James: Dashing all hope in 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: Meowth! Now that's a name!
  • Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place!
  • James: Team Rocket-
  • All: We're in your face!
  • Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!
  • Mime jr.: Mime! Mime!

A Maze-Ing Race Motto

  • Jessie: Is that a twerp calling out to implore?
  • James: I think we should catch what we came for!
  • Jessie: Pikachu!
  • James: It's true!
  • Meowth: Time to score!
  • Jessie: We had such a rough day!
  • James: But, now it's time to play!
  • Jessie: We payed all our dooms by blasting off early!
  • James: But we're back here again feeling quite surly!
  • Jessie: With Jessie!
  • James: And James, too!
  • Meowth: Meowth! YAHOO!
  • Jessie: Putting the maze losers in their place!
  • James: We're Team Rocket-
  • All: IN YOUR FACE!
  • Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!!
  • Mime jr: Mime, Mime, Mime!!

Unova Motto

Jessie: Again with the questions, so twerpish indeed!

James: The answer to come as we feel the need.

Meowth: Indeed!

Jessie: Bringing the blinding white light of evil into the future!

James: Thrusting the hammer of justice on the black darkness of the universe!

Meowth: Carving our names in the Rock of Eternity!

Jessie: The Fiery Destroyer! I'm Jessie!

James: And with thunderous emotion, I am James!

Meowth: Wisest of the wise, Meowth!

All: Now gather under the name of TEAM ROCKET!

Motto used by other people

The first time that the Motto was used was in "Ditto's Mysterious Mansion" in which Ash, Misty, Brock and Duplica dressed up as them and tried to recite it.

Ash: "Prepare for trouble!

Brock: "And make it double-double!"

Misty: "To protect the world from devastation!"

Duplica: "To ignite all peoples within our nation! (Note: Duplica got 'ignite' wrong, it's really unite.)"

Ash: "To denounce the evils of truth and love!"

Misty: "To extend our reach to the stars above!"

Ash: "Ash!"

Misty: "Misty!"

Brock: "And Brock!"

Duplica: "Duplica, (blushes) that's right!"

Brock: "Team Rocket blasting off at the speed of light!"

Duplica: "Surrender now, or prepare to fight all of us!"

Pikachu: "Pika-pika!"

Also used in "It's Mr. Mime Time" in which they though they got Mr. Mime, but got Ash dressed up as Mr. Mime. Ash also used it again in "The Chikorita Rescue." James said to Ash that the motto was copyrighted material which intentionally meant he broke the fourth wall. It happened twice in Diamond and Pearl. Dawn, and Brock used the originally two verses from the motto.

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