View Full Version : Team Rocket..........still entertaining or annoying?

June 25th, 2010, 1:13 PM
Ok honestly i've seen every pokemon episode from beginning to end (cause i've been watching it for like 8 years now), and I love all the seasons, but the thing I don't like about the new ones is mainly Team Rocket. Now it's kinda being overused doing the same thing over and over again. I really hope when generation 5 comes along they will go away. Honestly I would like any of the following to happen:

1. They are able to steal someone's pokemon a distance away from the trainers and they realise they should leave Ash alone then they win for once and go away. Then either the bad guys will be a little different, no evil team attacking them, Team Galactic/Team Magma/Team Aqua chases them instead, or Butch and Cassidy

2. They actually invent something unbeatable and actually win

3. they catch a really strong pokemon by luck and actually kicks butt.

idk something. It's just like hearing the same knock knock joke every day for 10 years. It really gets boring by then.

Paper Ghost
June 25th, 2010, 5:29 PM
Good, I'm not the only one who's sick of them. >__> A part of me thinks it won't happen, but they have GOT to go.

A Pixy
June 25th, 2010, 6:12 PM
I still laugh, they usually save the episode in their outright stupid attempts to be evil. Hypodermic pod anyone?

June 26th, 2010, 9:30 PM
I like them. Granted, they aren't tough, but they are vital comic relief. The show just wouldn't feel the same without them.

The Jolly Roger
June 26th, 2010, 9:34 PM
Hmm. If they removed Team Rocket, then the show truly is dead.

But wow, they need the old voice actors, the new ones are terrible. [IMO]

June 26th, 2010, 9:47 PM
Way too repetitive. It gets old :D

June 26th, 2010, 10:17 PM
I have to agree, I'd like to see more Butch and Cassidy than Jessie and James. To be honest it's getting a bit annoying having to see them fail in every single episode.

June 26th, 2010, 10:25 PM
I never get tired of reciting the Team Rocket motto and joining in with 'TEAM ROCKET'S BLASTING OFF AGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

Granted, I only watch the serieses with Misty.

June 28th, 2010, 4:50 AM
Well the show is aimed towards children...many whom out grow pokemon once they get older and more mature. for the rest of us who continue to watch pokemon - team rocket does get old. I guess we will just have to live with it

June 28th, 2010, 5:44 AM
The first season they were good.
Second season they were okay.
Third season they were just plain stupid.
And now its just plain annoying.


Trainer Matt
June 28th, 2010, 6:55 AM
I find Team Rocket to be hit and miss. There is the odd moment you can give a little chuckle. But more often than not, they fail badly. (In more ways than one)

June 28th, 2010, 3:26 PM
Ok yes they were funny and intresting. But for them to do the same old crap for 12 years is ridiclous. At least switch it up or do something idfferent but 12 years isn't cool. It's be like that annoying kid who says the same old knock knock joke every single day. By around 30 times you just want to strangle that kid lol

June 28th, 2010, 3:48 PM
I have to say, they were extremely entertaining about 2-3 episodes then it died off. I liked episode 1 the most, no Team Rocket to be seen. And in episode 2 they gave feeling that they are accually evil, but after that it went to hell. -.-

June 28th, 2010, 4:24 PM
If only they knew Giovanni doesn't care anymore.... *sigh*

Weeaboo Name
July 2nd, 2010, 10:04 PM
They have had some classic moments, still find them funny. I guess i like predictability LOL

Strangely enough i quite like their newer voice actors, especially James

Along with his obvious sexual ambiguity he's always funny.

July 2nd, 2010, 10:21 PM
I love Team Rocket, but at the same time I wish the anime would move on, and get new villians. Who are actually villians, and not just comedic relief. Or they could at least give Jessie and James some new uniforms. They stay the same, while Ash and the rest of the main cast at least under go some changes. D;

July 3rd, 2010, 12:06 AM
theyve gotta go, its the same old tired played out joke replayed EVERY SINGLE EPISODE almost, its pathetic, and anyone who still laughs at the same joke over& over needs a better sense of humor no offense ^^"

they need to go

or change and be good guys after all their better as good guys than villains

or be replaced

July 3rd, 2010, 1:01 AM
Team Rocket has got to say. When the anime ends the final scene will be the reformed Team Rocket saying "Looks like we're blasting off one last time!" *Ding*

July 3rd, 2010, 4:57 AM
I think they became a bit gimmicky, like a really bad joke. It's a shame because as individuals they're probably my favourite characters :( But they're just used to play down a few cheap laughs from slapstick humour, rather than actually being villains, more like jesters.

July 3rd, 2010, 12:59 PM
What are you guys talking about? Jesse and James are the main characters of the show, they have so much more depth and personality than Ash and Brock. Sure, they may be repetitve, but the episodes about their character development have been traditionally some of the best episodes of the show. Pokemon without them just wouldn't be Pokemon.

Mario The World Champion
July 3rd, 2010, 1:39 PM
I can't stand what Team Rocket has become nowadays. A running gag that got old real quick. They are one of the reasons I don't even watch the show anymore. Retire Jessie, James and Meowth and let a new batch of evil doers who know how to be evil harass Ash and his friends. At least Pokemon Hunter J had the right idea. She wanted to get rid of Ash just to she could get rid of him when he tried to save the day. If new villains were more like her in some ways, the show would be better.

This is why we got Pokemon fanfiction. So, the day they get rid of those three, plus get rid of Brock's stupid flirting with girls crap, then I might come back and watch the show.

x Necromorph x
July 3rd, 2010, 2:02 PM
I think they should make it so that Jesse, James, and Meowth join up with the group. After all the attempts and all the failures, I think they would have realized they suck by now.
Thats just my opinion.

July 4th, 2010, 2:12 AM
I don't mind their prescene but I do believe their dialogue especially in the dub for D&P (only version I watch) is very poor and does them no favours. I'm not sure whether this is the fault of Original or whether the translation has gone horrible, but atm they speak to much in poetry with arbrtiarily thrown in large words which reduces their crediblity IMO.

I can bet you that the writers are regretting setting a precedent all the way back in Season 01 of including them in every episode over the 13 seasons. They just arn't needed in every single episode and appear for the sake of appearing at times. It'd take some balls I know at this stage but for the new B&W show, I'd like them to appear less frequently but with better storylines when they do appear.

I don't believe they need to actually be sucessful with stealing Pokemon either. Leave that to actual villians like Team Galaxy, Hunter Jay etc.

Eternal Nightmare
July 4th, 2010, 9:29 AM
When they were first introduced they were hilarious with there cross dressing and funny remarks as well as catchy theme and theme music. That was then but now they are just plain annoying. They can do anything right and everything they do fails. I like there determination but enough is enough. They gotta go.

July 4th, 2010, 10:03 AM
So, the day they get rid of those three, plus get rid of Brock's stupid flirting with girls crap, then I might come back and watch the show.
well apparently they're getting rid of Brock for black and white...

I do agree that team rocket has been getting more annoying lately. I don't mind if they stay, but I hope they'll be given something more than just "failing to catch pikachu and blasting off again". Personally, I think Jesse actually winning some pokemon contests was a nice twist for DP even though most of the time it was still repetitive.

July 4th, 2010, 3:53 PM
I love Team Rocket, them and Ash are the best characters ever!
Have Team Rocket stay as long as Ash is, which looks like will be the case ^^
I find them to be very funny still, only time I find them annoying is when they take time away from an important battle in an league but that's about it.

July 4th, 2010, 3:56 PM
I have always loved Jessie and James. I voted for eveything other than them leaving. I think they should come back, steal a Pokemon, all the while Ash battling other villains. I mean, in the whole world of Pokemon, he should have a lot more people trying to steal that Pikachu that can take out a Golem along with two other Pokemon with one thunderbolt! ((I still can't get over that.))

July 29th, 2010, 6:58 PM
just give em some new pokemon to deal more damage before a blastoff.