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How is Team Rocket still able to survive?

Sham

redeemed hero and true friend
All the other teams were disbanded or are no longer active (Galactic, Plasma and Flare) but somehow Team Rocket has been able to remain un disbanded.
 

blizzardblaze

Comp. Battler Who loves The Anime
It's because we still need them around so that they can stalk Ash and keep some drama going at times, and at this point it's kind of weird to just write them off
 

Sham

redeemed hero and true friend
It's because we still need them around so that they can stalk Ash and keep some drama going at times, and at this point it's kind of weird to just write them off
I was mostly discussing them as a cooperation but that seems right as well.
 

TheWanderingMist

Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned
Well, TRio take out their competitors in every region. Plus, they're the mob. We still got the mob in reality, yo, and all the megalomaniacs never really expand beyond their home countries.
 

Red and Blue

Well-Known Member
Less ambitious. They just wanna steal Pokemon, not recreate the universe
Yeah pretty much this. Also for the reason that Ash and Giovanni will probably have some sort of clash at some point in the future.
 

CMButch

Kanto is love. Kanto is life.
In Universe: they're the best organization: well hidden, Giovanni is better head of mafia.
Out Universe: becuase of Trio. No TRIO = No Giovanni no TR.
 

RedJirachi

Veteran member
In Universe: they're the best organization: well hidden, Giovanni is better head of mafia.
Out Universe: becuase of Trio. No TRIO = No Giovanni no TR.
You're assuming the trio couldn't go solo and make sell Pokemon(if they could even steal them) to other criminals.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
Giovanni is much smarter in the anime than all of the others except maybe Cyrus. Cyrus actually won and Galactic only disbanded because they had no leader and none of the Admins got along with each other so there was no one left to take over as leader that the others would willingly obey. Giovanni is more of an underground crime boss that has only come out of hiding to be directly challenged twice by Ash and his friends with both incidences heavily revolves around attempting to control Pokémon that have very destructive powers. Both defeats were not big enough to hurt TR as a whole and were brushed off as mission failures. Not even after Mewtwo broke free from the Lab hidden underneath the Viridian City Gym And blew it up was enough to collapse the organization. Giovanni just relocated to another headquarters to make it his home base. TR was always about making money and world domination. The other Leaders were more interested in goals that led to utter destruction. Maxie and Archie’s plans would have killed millions if successful simply because their desired Legendary’s weather Ability would have spread out and be unable to countered by normal means and would have led to catastrophic climate change. Galactic’s plan literally involved ripping the fabric to time and space which could have been a lot worse if the dimensional rift at Spear Pillar had grown larger and unstable. Plasma was led by a psychopath that was also the master of mind control through words and the machine Colress created while having complete control of Reshiram which is a Dragon that has fire that can drastically create fires of intense heat and flames simply from its tail alone. Flare wanted to kill almost everyone on the planet. Aether while not actually being a true evil team in both the games and media wanted to bring the Ultra Beasts to Alola which could only lead to chaos and destruction.
 

Snupiks

Well-Known Member
They are like Joker - they don't really care about actually stealing Pikachu, just trying is what gives them their purpose.
 

RedJirachi

Veteran member
Plot, Gen 1 pandering, the fact they were here first, take your pick
 

Shadao

Champion GETTO DA ZE!
All the other teams were disbanded or are no longer active (Galactic, Plasma and Flare) but somehow Team Rocket has been able to remain un disbanded.
Because Giovanni knows better than to mess with Ash, the boy mostly responsible for the downfall of all the other villainous teams. He's subconsciously glad that the TRio didn't bring him Pikachu because that would inevitably lead Ash straight to the Team Rocket HQ, and Ash won't be simply content with just getting Pikachu after he sees all of the Team Rocket organization here. There would be some big battle between Ash and Giovanni. Ash inevitably wins because he's the hero. And because he's also the incarnation of Red, Ash defeating Giovanni would mean that the boss would have disband Team Rocket and go into exile to better improve himself. And then the TRio will be out of the job.

:)
 

AuraChannelerChris

The Dragon / "Dog"
Because Giovanni knows better than to mess with Ash, the boy mostly responsible for the downfall of all the other villainous teams. He's subconsciously glad that the TRio didn't bring him Pikachu because that would inevitably lead Ash straight to the Team Rocket HQ, and Ash won't be simply content with just getting Pikachu after he sees all of the Team Rocket organization here. There would be some big battle between Ash and Giovanni. Ash inevitably wins because he's the hero. And because he's also the incarnation of Red, Ash defeating Giovanni would mean that the boss would have disband Team Rocket and go into exile to better improve himself. And then the TRio will be out of the job.

:)
I'm absolutely sure Giovanni doesn't even know who Ash is.
 
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