Everybody knows Team Rocket. They have been the main antagonistic force throughout the whole anime, mainly in the form of the TRio: Jessie, James and Meowth.
In OS they were defined as characters, with backstories (Jessie had a difficult childhood, James decided to abandon his life of luxury to avoid marrying Jessiebelle, Meowth learned to talk to impress a female Meowth) and distinct personalities.
In AG and DP they were the main comic relief source and had a small role in opposing the local criminal teams, namely Team Magma/Aqua and Team Galactic. Also, Jessie had started her career as a Coordinator, participating in every single on-screen Contest and also obtaining some wins and Ribbons in DP.
In BW Team Rocket has suffered various changes: the TRio has a more serious attitude, two new members (Pierce and Dr. Zager) were introduced and Giovanni had a more prominent role. Also, they got various 2-parters for themselves, like the Subway episodes and the Operation Tempest arc.
The swap from comedic TRio to serious one has resulted in various contrasts and disagreements, where some people appreciated the change and some others disliked it.
This thread's purpose is to gather the various opinions and thoughts about Team Rocket. So... what version of Team Rocket do you like the most?
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