Quote Originally Posted by An00bis View Post
I'm not even sure why they used these characters for that role rather then create three completely new characters. They replaced virtually everyone else besides Ash and Pikachu so why not Team Rocket?
Probably because they're familiar to the viewers and some people(like myself) actually enjoy seeing them become competent after all of the suffering they've been through. Good writing aside, it's a hell of a lot cooler seeing them finally be like this than if some completely new guys we're introduced. Especially in James' case, his looks and voice just pray for this kind of calm and collective attitude, I love it.