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What version of TRio do you like the most and why?

Discussion in 'Animé Polls' started by Cresselia92, Feb 10, 2013.


What is your favorite Team Rocket version?

  1. OS Team Rocket

  2. AG Team Rocket

  3. DP Team Rocket

  4. All comedic Team Rockets

  5. BW Team Rocket

  6. All of them

  7. None

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  1. Cresselia92

    Cresselia92 SM Ash = New Ash

    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?

    All SPPf rules still apply.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  2. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    Definitely any sort of comedic Team Rocket. I simply prefer lively characters over boring ones.
  3. moneylesswario

    moneylesswario Shudo's Powerhouses

    OS > BW > ag/dp
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  4. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ So messy. It's Naruto's writing...

    BW Team Rocket because they are actually serious and competent for once and not as annoying.
    For me Team Rocket was only funny in Kanto. In Johto they started to get more annoying and regressed steadily in each series.
  5. sandy ketchum

    sandy ketchum Well-Known Member

    I would love it if they were just funny and also evil. but i wouldnt want them to become clowns.
  6. Any of the comedic TRio's. You know, when they got screentime, and weren't just there to cameo for one or two eps of every fifteen that aired. When they had emotional moments and you felt the impact of them. Really emotional goodbyes and memorable flashbacks that they had.

    Plus, they were actually funny in the OS and AG arcs. They started getting annoying in the DP arc, but at least they were entertaining at times. The BW TRio is either a COMPLETE hit or a COMPLETE miss to me. Either they're completely awesome, or absolute crap. With how much shifting their characters have done this arc for no apparent reason...it's a train wreck. I think the BW arc is their final chapter.
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  7. Blessed

    Blessed Well-Known Member

    OS TR, they got boring in AG and DP was even worse.
  8. JennaJayfeather

    JennaJayfeather jflkdjkfgjafgaf

    I like OS, AG, and BW. I did not like DP's at all. I watched DUB then so I got severely irritated at words I couldn't comprehend due to the sheer weirdness and pitchiness.

    I actually liked BW's because it was a breath of fresh air--they did not need Team Rocket for every plot for once. -.-;
  9. That I completely agree with. I feel the execution of it has been crappy, though.
  10. JennaJayfeather

    JennaJayfeather jflkdjkfgjafgaf

    Yeah kind of, but I think some of it's because we don't see them in every episode anymore that they seem to fluctuate. :p
  11. I'd have to agree with you. One minute the BW TRio are badasses, and the next, they are absolutely annoying. XD.

    This lack of screentime is helping the protagonists get very likeable. It's never giving enough to showcase BW TRio, though. It's really the major problem w/them I've seen.
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  12. The Musician

    The Musician Heracross trainer

    I can't stand James' new dub voice. >< OS was my favorite because their zany Pikachu-catching antics hadn't been extremely overused yet; they were still fun from time to time.

    I'll admit that I do really like the concept of TR in BW, but agree that the execution of it has been poor. It's nice to not have the formulaic, obviously-foilable TR schemes in every episode, but now they seem too underwhelming. Again, in the dub at least, I can't take anything they do seriously with James' AWFUL voice.
  13. OceanicLanturn

    OceanicLanturn Non non non!

    I voted DP just to be hipster. But yeah, I'm biased towards DP.

    Anyways, I think DP's TR is better than AG's. This isn't coming from a biased standpoint, but it's kinda true. DP TR is almost the same as AG TR, except Jessie actually manage to do well in Contests. DP actually allowed Jessie to go all the way to the Grand Festival, while AG... yeah...

    Anyways, I like comedic TR over BW TR. I like how the writers are trying serious TR and other cool-jelly concepts in BW, but I have found the executions to be rather poor. BW TR is competent, alright, but to me, they have lost their charm which I loved when I was still going through DP. I liked BW TR at first, but afterwards, it seems to be like they're trying to shove it down our throat. I don't like it. Yeah......... :3
  14. Dude, we're all biased for stuff, here. It's no problem. :D.

    My bias for the original voice cast, OS, and AG is insane. I wish I'd cut it out, too, but the older eps make me feel like something's lost in general these days. Outgrowing the anime has also done that to me. XD.

    It's weird, because I always thought James got one of the best replacement voices to fill the former VAs shoes in the English dub. To me, it honestly just sounds like the former one got a cold. XD.

    (Still, the one you like more, Eric Stuart, was HILARIOUS. He's also my favorite in the role).
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  15. Pokemaniac24

    Pokemaniac24 Banned

    I'd have to say it is what ever mood I am in. I mean if I want to a TRio that puts up a fight and actually has very interesting and engaging missions, I'd watch a BW episode. If I want to see funny TR, I want to see OS TR because to me they were funnier than AG and DP TRio. So yeah, it's OS TRio and BW TRio for me.
  16. I'll say that's the best of both worlds for serious TR and funny TR, respectively. :)

    Heck, my mood's been fluctuating about BW TRio lately. One minute I love them, the next, I hate them. XD.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  17. Pokemaniac24

    Pokemaniac24 Banned

    Exactly and I'm really glad OS TRio has the most votes because the OS is what made people love TRio in the first place :)

    I do wonder though how people would vote if the poll was to vote for the time we felt the entire organization was at its best. I have a feeling Best Wishes and OS (particularly Johto) would be in the lead for that.
  18. Yeah. I think we can all agree OS TRio rocks. :)

    The organization in terms of competence? Definitely OS and BW.
  19. Pokemaniac24

    Pokemaniac24 Banned

    Yeah, I think it's really rare to find people who hate OS TR. That's why I feel if the writers try to recreate that if they stay, everyone would be satisfied.
  20. Yeah. Serious, but also funny. They're trying to do that in BW2: N from what I've seen. They've gotta stop playing that Sinnoh theme, though. -_-
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