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Butch of Team Rocket
|Member of||Team Rocket|
|Anime debut||The Breeding Center Secret|
|English voice actor|| Eric Stuart (4Kids)|
Billy Beach (TPCi)
|Japanese voice actor||Takehito Koyasu|
Butch's partner is Cassidy, and she is one of the few that usually manages to get his name right, much to his frustration. In one of the most famous running gags in the anime series, everyone else calls him either "Biff", "Bill", "Buttch", "Buffy", "Bob", "Hutch", "Butcher", "Patch", "Botch", "Chuck", "Footch" or "Hootch" among others (コサンジ Kosanji in Japanese). Sometimes when she gets it right, he, by habit, tries to correct her and ends up calling himself the incorrect name. This, of course, annoys him to no end, so much so in the Pokémon Chronicles episode Training Daze he said in frustration, "That's it, I'm changing my name."
|Primeape debuted in The Fortune Hunters, and was Butch's first revealed Pokemon. In the episode, it defeated Misty's Staryu in battle, and managed to single-handedly send Jessie and James "Blasting Off Again!". However, it was eventually defeated by the combined efforts of Poliwhirl, Totodile, and Pikachu.|
|Debut||The Fortune Hunters|
| Hitmontop debuted in The Mystory Is History, Butch fitted a headband invented by Professor Namba to him which made Hitmontop angry. This allowed him to hone his skills and made him unstoppable until the headband stopped working.It used this headband again in A Parent Trapped!and A Promise Is A Promise, where it was used by Butch to battle Ash and Sparky as well as Jessie and James in order to stop them from taking back the captured Lugia.
It appeared again in SS004, where it battled against Professor Oak, Tracey, and Mimey. Its last appearance was in SS015, where it went up against Gary's Umbreon and Crystal's Ivysaur in a failed attempt to capture a wild Aerodactyl.
|Debut||The Mystery is History|
|Mightyena debuted in Oaknapped!, where it went up against Tracey's Scyther and Ritchie's Taillow alongside Cassidy's Sableye. It appeared again in A Date With Delcatty, where it battled Casey's Meganium. Its last appearance was in Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing, where it battled Luverin and ended up accidentally blasting off Butch and Cassidy with a Hyper Beam. It was Butch's first known Hoenn Pokémon.|
|Butch's Cloyster|| |
| Butch's Cloyster made its appearance in The Search for the Legend. It was used along with Cassidy's Tentacruel in their attempt of capturing and stealing Moltres.
Cloyster's only known move is Water Gun.
|Debut||The Search for the Legend|
|Butch's Shuckle|| |
| Butch's Shuckle debuted in Sleight of Sand!, where it battled James's Carnivine.
Shuckle's only known move is Sludge Bomb.
|Debut||Sleight of Sand!|
| These Pokémon were temporarily controlled by Butch and Cassidy for another scheme using Drowzee to hypnotize them.
They include: Pikachu, Togepi, Meowth, Arbok, Lickitung, Weezing, Victreebel, Wartortle, Vulpix, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Poliwag, Ponyta, Magnemite, Grimer, Kingler, Voltorb, Hitmonchan, Seaking, Starmie, Electabuzz, Magikarp, Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon. Pikachu and Togepi were the first to get hypnotized including a whole lot more and suddenly they just disappear. Then next is Meowth which Team Rocket follow and discover their base as their Pokémon turn against them too.
When Ash, Misty, Tracey and Officer Jenny find the base the Pokémon attack with numerous moves. Ash has an idea and makes Pikachu uses Electric moves making it angry, Ash then stands near Drowzee and Pikachu shocks him and the machine stopping Drowzee and stopping the trance.
The controlled Pokémon's known moves are: Flamethrower (used by Flareon, Growlithe, Ponyta and Vulpix), Water Gun (used by Seaking, Starmie, Vaporeon and Wartortle), Thunderbolt (used by Electabuzz, Jolteon and Magnemite), and Selfdestruct (used by Voltorb).
|Delibird was delivering the Poké Ball containing Aggron to Butch, but it mistakenly gave it to James. Delibird returned later and reclaimed the Poké Ball. It is assumed Aggron was delivered to Butch successfully.|
|Butch appears to have access to Cassidy's Raticate, as seen in The Ole' Berate and Switch.|
|Debut||The Breeding Center Secret|
Butch is named after Butch Cassidy, an American outlaw. His Japanese name, Kosaburo, is meant to diminish his status when compared to James. 二郎 Jirō is a name meaning "second son," while 三郎 Saburō means "third son." Kojiro (James) takes advantage of Jirō, while Kosaburo takes advantage of Saburō.
|Korean||로젠 Rozen||Similar to James's name.|
|Chinese||小三郎 Xiǎo Sānláng||From 小三郎 Kosaburō.|
|Members of Team Rocket|
|Bosses:|| Giovanni (anime • Adventures • Pocket Monsters)|
|Executives:|| Archer • Ariana • Petrel • Proton|
|| Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)|
Koga*, Lt. Surge*, & Sabrina* (Triad)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird, & Orm (T3B)
|Duos:||Butch & Cassidy • Attila & Hun • Annie & Oakley*|
|| Executives • Scientists • Grunts • Rocket Brothers • Gideon • Dr. Fuji|
Domino • Iron-Masked Marauder • Tyson • Wendy • Dr. Namba
Sebastian • Viper • Mondo • Pierce • Dr. Zager • Christopher
Miyamoto • Rocket Scout • Matori • Kaede • Blaine*
|This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|