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How is Team Rocket still able to survive?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by Sham, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Sham

    Sham show the unknown

    All the other teams were disbanded or are no longer active (Galactic, Plasma and Flare) but somehow Team Rocket has been able to remain un disbanded.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

    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
  3. Sham

    Sham show the unknown

    I was mostly discussing them as a cooperation but that seems right as well.
  4. Dragalge

    Dragalge Arctozolt

    My first thought before reading the title properly was how they survive all those explosions/Bewear hugs over 20 years of constant pain.
    LilligantLewis, k6666, satopi and 8 others like this.
  5. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Rei Claus

    Same tbh.
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  6. Soniman

    Soniman Break the Limit

    Less ambitious. They just wanna steal Pokemon, not recreate the universe
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  7. TheWanderingMist

    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.
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  8. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

  9. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. RedR

    RedR Well-Known Member

    If you look beyond marketing purposes, Giovanni is just a better businessman.
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  11. CMButch

    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.
  12. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    You're assuming the trio couldn't go solo and make sell Pokemon(if they could even steal them) to other criminals.
  13. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    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.
  14. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Am I supposed to laugh?"

    They live as long as Ash lives, and not even getting electrocuted can murder the kid. Take that base off and the whole foundation collapses on itself.
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  15. Snupiks

    Snupiks Member

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

    satopi SM Ash is best Ash! All hail Champion Ash!

    Because TR is unstoppable.
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  17. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Plot, Gen 1 pandering, the fact they were here first, take your pick
  18. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Lost my profile picture when Ash beat Kukui

    Because we need them to cheer for Ash so he loses the league.
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  19. Shadao

    Shadao Champion GETTO DA ZE!

    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.

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  20. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Am I supposed to laugh?"

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

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