I got the feeling that the loser stigma became more associated with Team Rocket as the seasons went on. There were a few episodes where Team Rocket had quite the elaborate plan in the 1st Season and actually made the audience wonder if they were going to get away. Now they are just simply a joke and their comic relief will soon be diminished by the fatigue of repetition. They will always be with the show however and like Ash and Pikachu are the icons of the pokemon anime.Thats why they sucks. They are keep taking Thinderbolts from Pikachu and blasting off. Something has to change. They must either learn the true art of stealing pokemon Or they must quit and get another job like I mentioned above.