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James (Character)
from "Pokémon" (1997)

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Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (1999)
Jesse: Listen to me kid, when you get involved with the opposite sex you're only asking for trouble!
James: Yes, and that's the kind of trouble I stay out of.
Meowth: Yous two don't need the opposite sex cause' yous got each other!
Jesse: What's that supposed to mean?
James: Not funny!

Jesse: Prepare for more trouble than you've ever seen!
James: Make it double; we're on the big screen!
Ash: I'm going to have to catch this on video!

Jesse: [Jesse, James and Meowth are hanging on to a flying Lugia] We're slowing Lugia down, we're too heavy!
James: Let's try Weight Watchers!
Jesse: It's too late for that!
Meowth: I heard it's never too late if you really stick to the program!

James: We actually did some good this time!
Meowth: What if the Boss finds out?
James: That's bad.
Jesse: We'll just make our own team then!
James: That's good!
Meowth: But we ain't got no money.
James: That's bad.
Jesse: Then we'll just steal some!
James: That's good! Or is that bad?

Jesse: Let's not say goodbye.
James: Let's just say...
Meowth: We're gonna die!


Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000)
James: I haven't seen this many strange letters since the last time I placed a personal ad.

[Team Rocket comes across the Unown]
James: I haven't seen this many strange letters since the last time I placed a personal ad

James: Do you think will have a bigger role in the next movie?

James: [on a beam miles from the ground] How long do you think it will take to go down?
Meowth: About 3 seconds if we jump


Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
James: Who's *that* Pokémon?

Misty: [after Pikachu defeats three Pokemon with a lightning attack] Well, that sure was a shocking ending.
Brock: Shocking that Ash moved so fast!
James: [Team Rocket are watching the gang from a clifftop, with binoculars] There's another credit on Pikachu's 'charge account!'
Jesse: We've got to grab it!
Meowth: I know we gotta grab some rare Pokémon for the Boss... but it wouldn't be such a bad idea if we grabbed a litte bite to eat.
Jesse: We didn't come here to steal a meal!
James: I'd settle for a taste of that Pika-chow.
Meowth: I'm starving.
Jesse: I can cook something!
Meowth: Thanks, but the last time you cooked, you wiped out eight of my nine lives.

Ash Ketchum: The world's greatest Pokémon master is waiting for me. Let's use our Pokémon to get to that island.
Misty: Ash, our Pokémon aren't strong enough. They can't handle giant waves like this.
Ash Ketchum: [upset] Guess you're right...
Jesse: [Team Rocket arrive in a boat, dressed as Vikings] You vant to cross maybe? Ve take you, ya? Ve Vikings are used to big vaves. Ve get you to New lsland faster than you can say fahrvergnügen.
Jesse: [cuts to them rowing] Stroke! Stroke! Stroke! Stroke! Stroke! Oh, I think I'm gonna have one!
Brock: I didn't know Vikings still existed.
Ash Ketchum: They mostly live in Minnesota.
Misty: Something's not right. Are you sure this boat's safe?
Jesse: Don't vorry. This ship von't let you down. Ve alvays sail in da rough veather. Don't get upset.
Meowth: Tell my stomach.
Jesse: Heave!
James: Ho!
Jesse: Heave!
James: Ho!
Jesse: Heave!
James: Ho!
Misty: lt's all right, Togepi. We're going to be okay.
[a huge tidal wave crashes into the boat, taking Team Rocket's Viking costumes off in the process]
Ash Ketchum: Those aren't Vikings!
Misty: It's Team Rocket!
Brock: I should have known there was something fishy about them besides the way they smell!
Jesse: Haha! Prepare for trouble!
James: Make it double!
Meowth: Forget the motto. We're going to have to... aaah!
[another tidal wave sweeps over, knocking everyone out of the boat]


Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns (2000) (V)
James: Go electricity absorbing wire!

[Domino attempts to run away from attacking Bug Pokemon, slips on a floor that Jesse and James just mopped, and lands with her head in a bucket]
Jesse: What happened, Domino? You looked fine when you came in but now your face seems...
James: A little "pale".


"Pokémon: A Crowning Achievement (#5.51)" (2003)
James: So the twerps have a little lunch by the lake, huh?
Meowth: Yeah, and while they're lunchin' lunch, we'll pinch Pikachu, right Jess?
[Jessie, however, is eating a sandwich]
James: Hey, who said it was lunch time?
Meowth: Yeah, where's ours?
Jessie: [with a full mouth] It's all gone.

Jessie: Well, did you guys hear that?
James: I heard king, and king means jewels.
Meowth: And jewels mean dough. Lots of dough!


Pokémon Heroes (2002)
Meowth: I said I had nothin' to do with it!
James: MAMA!
Jessie: It was their idea!

Meowth: There they go. All we gotta do is follow them on top of them rooftops.
James: Well, I used to be quite a good gymnast!
Jessie: This is our big chance, I could almost TASTE it! Are you ready ?
James: YEAH!


Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
[after Lucario saves the tree]
James: Looks like everything's back to normal.
Jessie: Which means we're back to being losers.

James: Meowth? Never to be seen again?
Jessie: We're the ones who are supposed to be doing all of the stealing.
James: Did you miss the "never to be seen" part?


"Pokémon: Fighting Fear with Fear! (#11.33)" (2008)
Meowth: Hey, Gligar's been gliscored.
Jessie: Good. The spitting image of our Gliscor Bot.
James: That means OUR Gliscor will have someone to look up to.
Ash Ketchum: Gliscor's MINE, right, Gliscor?
Gliscor: [determined] Gliscor!

[Just as soon as Gligar thanked Ash for finally allowing it to evolve, they find themselves ambushed by Team Rocket]
James: All right, jail breakers, we'll take it from here.
Jessie: It's back in the twerp box for you.
Ash Ketchum: Can't you guys GIVE it a rest?'!
Meowth: [laughs] What? And miss out on playin' wit' toys and messin' wit' YOU?'!
Wobbuffet: [hopping] Wobbuffet!
James: One Gligar, please.
Meowth: [presses a button] Ta go!
[the Gliscor Bot's tail is aiming for Gligar, much to its surprise]
Ash Ketchum: LOOK OUT!
[grabs Gligar before both are suspended by the tail from behind]
Ash Ketchum: AAAAHHH! Quick, Gligar, you've gotta get moving.
[throws Gligar in the canyon]
Gligar: Gli! GLIGAR!'!'!'!'!'!'!'!
[Jessie and Meowth gasp in horror; James glares at Ash]
Jessie: The twerp flipped.
James: [pointing at Ash] Bad twerp!
Ash Ketchum: [struggling] No, you don't.
[Unfortunately, at the same time Ash escapes the machine's grasp, he also falls into the canyon]
Ash Ketchum: Aaaaaaahh!


"Pokémon: Shell Shock (#2.9)" (2000)
Jessie: [in their sub] Hmmm, I wonder what a TV crew could be doing with those twerps on that island?
James of Team Rocket: Just because you're wondering doesn't mean you should stop pedaling!

James of Team Rocket: [falling off a cliff while on a giant boulder] This is gonna hurt!


"Pokémon: Pokémon Fashion Flash (#1.28)" (1997)
Jessie: To protect the world from boring fashion,
James: To dress all people with flash and passion,
Jessie: To give all pokemon pretty faces,
James: To extend our art to outer-spaces,
Jessie: Jessie!
James: James!
Jessie: Salon Rocket, when it comes to chic we know what's right,
James: Surrender your taste or prepare to fight!


"Pokémon: Spinarak Attack (#3.7)" (2000)
James: Meowth! Why are you eating out of that priceless piece of pottery?'!
Meowth: It makes the chow taste better.


"Pokémon: A Shipful of Shivers (#2.15)" (2000)
James of Team Rocket: [he is hanging by a rope held by Meowth and Jessie, over a case in a museum]
[totally deadpan]
James of Team Rocket: Slowly. Slowly. Please don't drop me.
Meowth: Don't worry about that! Just make sure if you fall, you don't fall and break that trophy!
[they almost lose control and drop him]
James of Team Rocket: Alright. I'm calmer now.


"Pokémon: Primeape Goes Bananas (#1.25)" (1997)
Jesse: Perfect.
James: Perfect.
Meowth: Purrrfect.
Jesse: Now is the perfect time to capture Pikachu, while that little twerp is out of the action, we'll make a sneak surprise attack. If we pull this off, the Boss will put us on the board of directors!
James: Team Rocket will rule the world.
Jesse: You really think so?
James: When you dream, you've got to dream big.
Meowth: You sure are dreamin'.


"Pokémon: Holiday at Aopulco (#1.18)" (1997)
[after pushing Kasumi off stage]
Musashi: Sorry, but we're going to win!
Kasumi: Kojiro, aren't you a boy?
Kojiro: Boy, girl, doesn't matter as long as I'm beautiful.
Musashi: Don't waste our time and bug off.
[Motioning Kasumi to leave]
Kojiro: I can even make my chest bigger.
[Kojiro inflates his breasts to become bigger. Kasumi's eyes bulge out]
Kojiro: Finished!
Takeshi: Suddenly, two mistresses appeared. They don't think their sudden appearance is rude. How will the judges react?
[the audience cheers]
Takeshi: Everything is okay. They are welcome.
[Kasumi starts crying]
Musashi: How's that?
[Kojiro is holding his breast balloons]
Kojiro: Wait until your older, so you will have these. Then come and compete.


"Pokémon: Mastering Current Events (#12.49)" (2010)
[Team Rocket are traveling in the night while suddenly tinfoil hits them]
Meowth: What's with the sparkles?
James: That's flying tinfoil.
Jessie: For what?
Meowth: [points off-screen] That!
Gliscor: Gliscor!
[lands inside Team Rocket's balloon basket]
Meowth: [to Jessie and James] This Gliscor's from the twerps.
[to Gliscor]
Meowth: What are you doing on a night like this?
Gliscor: [calmly] Gliscor, Gli. Gli, Gliscor, Gli.
Jessie: Translation, please.
Meowth: Gliscor's trying to read the wind so it can battle Scizor for the win.
James: I see... not.


"Pokémon: Holy Matrimony! (#1.46)" (1999)
James of Team Rocket: [screaming at his parents, as he runs in circles around the dungeon to avoid Jessiebelle, who has a whip] If you two weren't such lousy parents, you'd stop this mad woman!


"Pokémon: Tears for Fears! (#11.1)" (2008)
Jessie: [laughing] I never was any good at economics.
[Seviper pops out of its pokeball]
Jessie: You too?
Meowth: Uh-oh!
James: Deja vu?
Meowth: Sometimes instincts stink!
[the Zangoose run up the tree and pop Team Rocket's balloon. Leaving it to deflate and fall]
Jessie: [With the whole of Team Rocket trying to hold Seviper back] CAN'T YOU GET OVER IT?
[Getting inside the anti-escape capsules that Ash, Dawn, and Brock's pokemon are in]
James: Hi there.
Meowth: Don't forget I'm a pokemon too.


"Pokémon: The Fourth Round Rumble (#1.77)" (1999)
James: Want a burger and fries without trouble?
James: If you're really hungry, make it double!
James: To protect the world from hunger and thirst!
James: Our food isn't bad, at least not the worst.
Jesse: The Team Rocket restaurant: blast in for a bite!
Jesse, James: We stay open all day, we stay open all night!


"Pokémon: The Bridge Bike Gang (#1.35)" (1998)
James: [after Jessie and James' story of being former members of the bicycle gang has been revealed] I guess our secret past isn't so secret anymore.
Ash Ketchum: I kinda wish it still was a secret.


"Pokémon: The Misty Mermaid (#1.59)" (1999)
[Team Rocket interrupts a Pokemon play. Jesse is dressed like a pirate queen. James is dressed like a ballerina.]
James of Team Rocket: Next time, let's steal men's clothes!


"Pokémon: Type Casting (#4.5)" (2001)
[Flying in their hot air balloon, Team Rocket cooks potatoes with the balloon's fire]
Jessie: James, what's taking so long? Aren't those potatoes ready yet?
James: Not yet, Jess.
Jessie: Can't you hurry up a little?.
Meowth: Hey, maybe they'll cook faster if we turn the fire higher.
James: Great idea.
[Meowth turns the fire up which burns the balloon and they come crashing down]
Jessie: That was a great idea!
Meowth: Are the spuds done?
James: Well done.


"Pokémon: Riding the Winds of Change! (#11.12)" (2008)
[after Turtwig's Energy Ball successfully destroyed Team Rocket's balloon]
Jessie: [to Meowth] I wanted to net Gligar, not YOU!
Meowth: I guess it's back ta scrounging for our own sandwiches.
James: And consistently empty stomachs translate into just one thing...
Jessie, Meowth, James: We're blasting off again!
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!
[as usual, a star appears in the sky]


"Pokémon: Showdown! Pokemon Center (#1.2)" (1997)
Musashi: [Japanese translation] If you ask us something or other...
Kojiro: The answer we give will be the compassion of the world!
Musashi: To prevent the destruction of the world!
Kojiro: To protect the peace of the world!
Musashi: To carry out the evils of truth and love!
Kojiro: The lovely, charming villains!
Musashi: Musashi!
Kojiro: Kojiro!
Musashi: The pair from Team Rocket soars through the galaxy!
Kojiro: A white hole, a white tomorrow awaits us!
Nyarth: Something like that!


"Pokémon: Uncrushing Defeat! (#12.28)" (2009)
James: Even my gloves hurt.
Jessie: Whoever said that the twerp was bummed from losing his battle and would be an easy mark is an absolute buffoon. Lemme at that idiot.
Meowth: YOU'RE dat idiot.
Jessie: What?'!
James: Something about going after "the weakest of the twerp herd."
Meowth: Yeah, and also somethin' profound about pluckin' Pikachu while de iron is hot.
James, Meowth: [eerily] That would be our loser, Jessie.
Jessie: [gulps, then angrily starts shouting and pointing at the others] Don't you make this MY fault! You bunch of babies are in denial! And since you didn't stop me, it's YOUR fault!
[Once hearing the statement, James, Meowth, Seviper, Carnivine and Yanmega start protesting in a high-pitched voice]
Jessie: [growls] I can't hear you!
[Team Rocket stops arguing and look behind them, only to notice Ash and his Pokémon smirking confidently. In addition, all seven are partially shrouded with a glowing light]
Gliscor: Gliscor!
Monferno: Bui!
Grotle: Monferno!
Staraptor: Grotle!
Staraptor: Staraptor!
Pikachu: Pika!
Ash Ketchum: Hmm...


"Pokémon: The Underground Round Up (#2.34)" (2000)
James of Team Rocket: [trying to catch a Voltorb with a giant claw] This thing is slipperier then a greased Gengar!


"Pokémon: To Master the Onix-pected (#1.71)" (1998)
Jesse: [Team Rocket are surrounded by wild Onix] I think things are looking sort of rocky, don't you?
James: These Pokemon couldn't be boulder!
Meowth: Maybe people take 'em for granite!


"Pokémon: A Way Off Day Off (#2.18)" (2000)
Jessie: [all sliding on rope towards tree] Prepare for trouble!
James of Team Rocket: Make it double!
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
James of Team Rocket: To unite all peoples within our nation!
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
James of Team Rocket: To extend our reach to the stars above!
Jessie: Jes-
[hits tree]
James of Team Rocket: Ja-
[hits tree]
Jessie: [dazed] Team Locket rast off at the lead of spite... tonight...
James of Team Rocket: [dazed] Surrender now or prepare... to surrender now... surrender now...
Meowth: Meowth! Say the motto right!
[Meowth scratches both of them, and Jessie and James regain their composure]
Meowth: We didn't mean to wake em all, but now we're gonna take em all!
James of Team Rocket: Well said, Meowth.
Jessie: Well said, Meowth.


Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
James: This is the best job ever!
Jessie: We just have to throw around paper.
Meowth: And clean manure, whatever that means...
Jessie: How bad could it be? HUH?