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Giovanni reappears in ''[[PM018|Which One is the Real Clefairy!?]]'' where he and his twin brother take revenge on Red for defeating them at Silph Co. They do so by having Ditto disguise itself as Clefairy. They meet Red, Clefairy and Pikachu at a graveyard and have a Clefairy fight which results in Red's Clefairy winning after Ditto was too stuffed with food and could not handle it, something that Red's can handle. In ''[[PM025|Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!]]'', Giovanni creates the ultimate Pokémon that no one can defeat, Mewtwo. In the middle of the creation, Mewtwo's DNA gets mixed with Clefairy's making it act all goofy and obnoxious. The creation does not do to well and ends up releasing Mewtwo.
 
Giovanni reappears in ''[[PM018|Which One is the Real Clefairy!?]]'' where he and his twin brother take revenge on Red for defeating them at Silph Co. They do so by having Ditto disguise itself as Clefairy. They meet Red, Clefairy and Pikachu at a graveyard and have a Clefairy fight which results in Red's Clefairy winning after Ditto was too stuffed with food and could not handle it, something that Red's can handle. In ''[[PM025|Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!]]'', Giovanni creates the ultimate Pokémon that no one can defeat, Mewtwo. In the middle of the creation, Mewtwo's DNA gets mixed with Clefairy's making it act all goofy and obnoxious. The creation does not do to well and ends up releasing Mewtwo.
   
Giovanni hosts a contest in a dome on TV in ''[[PM028|Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!]]'' in an attempt to make money if he gets high TV ratings. However, since other people were at the contest, he tries a way so that he will be the one to win the contest. In the end, Clefairy ends up destroying the dome that Giovanni builds due to an accident that happened in the contest. Since the dome was destroyed, Giovanni was not able to win the money. In ''[[PM029|The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!]]'', he builds an Amusement Park that Red, Clefairy and Pikachu enter. Giovanni was not happy about this so he tries to gets rid of them. However, the Amusement Park ends up getting destroyed as well. Giovanni is the Gym Leader in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' where he takes on Red in a Gym battle. Red was able to defeat him, earning himself the {{Badge|Earth}}.
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During the Christmas season in ''[[PM026|Clefairy's Christmas Present?!]]'', he shows up after the [[Pokémon Fan Club Chairman|Chairman]] and the {{p|Cubone}} were having a problem celebrating the holiday. He had his Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and Meowth fend off Clefairy but they got into a snowball fight. Giovanni got chased away by a Golem when it was in disguise as a giant snowball. Giovanni came back and made things right by baking a cake. However, when Clefairy sliced the cake, it exploded as a Voltorb was hidden inside.
   
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Giovanni hosts a contest in a dome on TV in ''[[PM028|Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!]]'' in an attempt to make money if he gets high TV ratings. However, since other people were at the contest, he tries a way so that he will be the one to win the contest. In the end, Clefairy ends up destroying the dome that Giovanni builds due to an accident that happened in the contest. Since the dome was destroyed, Giovanni was not able to win the money. In ''[[PM029|The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!]]'', he builds an Amusement Park that Red, Clefairy and Pikachu enter. Giovanni was not happy about this so he tries to gets rid of them. However, the Amusement Park ends up getting destroyed as well.
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He is seen participating in the winter games with Meowth in ''[[PM030|Let's Celebrate the New Year!!]]''. Giovanni is the Gym Leader in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' where he takes on Red in a Gym battle. Red was able to defeat him, earning himself the {{Badge|Earth}}.
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[[File:Giovanni samurai PM.png|thumb|left|Giovanni in his samurai uniform]]
 
Giovanni devises a plan to take over Pallet Town in ''[[PM048|Stop the Missile!!]]'' by using a missile. It was stopped by Clefairy after he got in the way of the missile. Clefairy was able to survive the impact.
 
Giovanni devises a plan to take over Pallet Town in ''[[PM048|Stop the Missile!!]]'' by using a missile. It was stopped by Clefairy after he got in the way of the missile. Clefairy was able to survive the impact.
   
Giovanni reappears in ''[[PM068|Messing up the Farm!!]]'' of the Johto saga where he steals some Miltank to get the Moomoo Milk that they make. This plan ends up getting foiled by Professor Oak in which he takes custody of the Miltank himself.
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In ''[[PM050|Team Rocket's Downfall!!]]'', Giovanni builds a dojo as part of a Team Rocket scam and has Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and Meowth become the teachers. In ''[[PM052|Protect Jynx!!]]'', he plants a bomb in the building that Jynx was performing in. Giovanni tries to steal a {{p|Dratini}} in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye, Pikachu?!]]'' and has all his Pokémon surround Red so that he wouldn't escape with Dratini. This didn't work as Dratini evolved into a {{p|Dragonair}} and single-handedly toppled all of Giovanni's Pokémon. Giovanni once again fires a missile in ''[[PM061|The End of the Journey!!]]'' but gets foiled by Clefairy.
   
In ''[[PM073|Escape from Magma?!]]'', he sends out Slugma to become Red's and the gang's worse nightmare.
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Giovanni reappears in ''[[PM068|Messing up the Farm!!]]'' of the Johto saga where he steals some Miltank to get the Moomoo Milk that they make. This plan ends up getting foiled by Professor Oak in which he takes custody of the Miltank himself. In ''[[PM073|Escape from Magma?!]]'', he builds his own carnival to attract customer. When Red and the gang entered the carnival, he sends out Slugma in order to get rid of them.
   
Giovanni opens up his own haircut place in ''[[PM077|Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!]]'' in order to scam people with their money.
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Giovanni opens up his own haircut place in ''[[PM077|Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!]]'' in order to scam people with their money. He disguises himself as Green in order to lure Red into his hair salon. Giovanni removes the disguise and battles Red using his Scizor.
   
 
In ''[[PM078|Find Slowpoke!!]]'', he steals Kurt's Slowpoke along with the other Slowpoke of the Slowpoke Well to sell their tails as their tails are very expensive and selling them would make Giovanni very rich. The Slowpoke end up getting rescued before Giovanni ran off with its tail.
 
In ''[[PM078|Find Slowpoke!!]]'', he steals Kurt's Slowpoke along with the other Slowpoke of the Slowpoke Well to sell their tails as their tails are very expensive and selling them would make Giovanni very rich. The Slowpoke end up getting rescued before Giovanni ran off with its tail.
   
Giovanni takes over the radio tower in ''[[PM081|Showdown at the Radio Tower!!]]''. In the process, he holds [[DJ Mary]] hostage along with the other people working there, only to be stopped by Red, Pikachu, Clefairy and Togepi.
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Giovanni takes over the radio tower in ''[[PM081|Showdown at the Radio Tower!!]]''. In the process, he holds [[DJ Mary]] hostage along with the other people working there, only to be stopped by Red, Pikachu, Clefairy and Togepi. He reappeared in ''[[PM099|Stop the Strange Sonic Sound!!]]'' where he and Team Rocket send out strange signal waves all the way from their hideout in Mahogany Town to lure the [[Red Gyarados]] out of hiding. In [[PM114]], he kidnaps a {{p|Blissey}} and Red and the gang have to stop him from doing so.
 
His recent appearance was in ''[[PM099|Stop the Strange Sonic Sound!!]]'' where he and Team Rocket send out strange signal waves all the way from their hideout in Mahogany Town to lure the [[Red Gyarados]] out of hiding.
 
   
 
==Personality and characteristics==
 
==Personality and characteristics==
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|epnum=PM009
 
|epnum=PM009
 
|epname=Pikachu Was Kidnapped!!
 
|epname=Pikachu Was Kidnapped!!
|desc={{p|Hitmonlee}} is the first revealed Pokémon of Giovanni's. He is also under the ownership of {{tc|Team Rocket Grunt|Team Rocket}} as well. Hitmonlee first appeared disguised as a thug and ran off with {{TP|Red|Pikachu|Pikachu (Pocket Monsters)}} while Red and {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} were busy eating. He did so in order to lure Red and Clefairy to a wrestling arena in order for Clefairy to have a boxing match. Hitmonlee was able to have the upper hand during the first few rounds. At the end, Clefairy was able to win the boxing match, with Red retrieving his Pikachu in the process. Hitmonlee returned in ''[[PM026|Clefairy's Christmas Present?!]]'' when the town was celebrating Christmas. Hitmonlee along with Hitmonchan were told by Giovanni to chase away Clefairy as he knew that Clefairy would try to disrupt their holiday. Hitmonlee reappeared in ''[[PM028|Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!]]'' and in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' as a cameo.
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|desc={{p|Hitmonlee}} is the first revealed Pokémon of Giovanni's. He was also under the ownership of {{tc|Team Rocket Grunt|Team Rocket}} as well. Hitmonlee first appeared disguised as a thug and ran off with {{TP|Red|Pikachu|Pikachu (Pocket Monsters)}} while Red and {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} were busy eating. He did so in order to lure Red and Clefairy to a wrestling arena in order for Clefairy to have a boxing match. Hitmonlee was able to have the upper hand during the first few rounds. At the end, Clefairy was able to win the boxing match, with Red retrieving his Pikachu in the process.
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Hitmonlee reappeared in ''[[PM026|Clefairy's Christmas Present?!]]'' when the town was celebrating Christmas. Hitmonlee along with Hitmonchan were told by Giovanni to chase away Clefairy as he knew that Clefairy would try to disrupt their holiday. Hitmonlee responded with his trusty kick and Clefairy used the snow as his advantage to confuse Hitmonlee. Afterwards, Hitmonlee had trouble with Clefairy as the latter built snowmen to hide himself. Hitmonlee then became hit by snowballs and a snowball fight occured. Hitmonlee ran away after getting hit by Golem in disguise as a snowball.
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Hitmonlee made a cameo in ''[[PM028|Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!]]'' with Hitmonchan and Giovanni when Giovanni was announcing a contest in his dome that he built. Hitmonlee made another cameo in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' where he was seen in Giovanni's workout room.
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In ''[[PM047|Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon]]'', Hitmonlee appeared in a flashback when Squirtle was telling the story of how he got separated from Giovanni. Hitmonlee then appeared in the same chapter in a non-flashback where he fought Squirtle and got beaten by Squirtle's heavy crying.
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In ''[[PM050|Team Rocket's Downfall!!]]'', Hitmonlee worked as a samurai where it attacked some people including Red for self-defense. After noticing a Jynx trapped, the dojo turned out to be a Team Rocket scam. In ''[[PM052|Protect Jynx!!]]'', Hitmonlee was seen on TV holding a bomb planted by Giovanni that was going to blow up a building in which Jynx was performing in.
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In ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'', Hitmonlee fought Clefairy while Pikachu guarded Dratini after Red refused to surrender Dratini over. Clefairy's spin attack made Hitmonlee fall to the ground.
   
 
None of Hitmonlee's known moves are known.}}
 
None of Hitmonlee's known moves are known.}}
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|epnum=PM011
 
|epnum=PM011
 
|epname=Finish Off Team Rocket!!
 
|epname=Finish Off Team Rocket!!
|desc=While taking Erika's father hostage, Giovanni called out {{p|Hitmonchan}} to deal with Clefairy. This was a similar challenge to Clefairy as he dealt with a Hitmonlee back in the wrestling arena. However, Hitmonchan relies on punching while Hitmonlee relies on kicking. Clefairy defeats Hitmonchan by strapping him to a buffet. His Hitmonchan returned in ''[[PM026|Clefairy's Christmas Present?!]]'' when the town was celebrating Christmas. Hitmonchan along with Hitmonlee were told by Giovanni to chase away Clefairy as he knew that Clefairy would try to disrupt their holiday. Hitmonchan reappeared in ''[[PM028|Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!]]'' and in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' as a cameo.
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|desc=While taking Erika's father hostage, Giovanni called out {{p|Hitmonchan}} to deal with Clefairy. This was a similar challenge to Clefairy as he dealt with a Hitmonlee back in the wrestling arena. However, Hitmonchan relies on punching while Hitmonlee relies on kicking. Clefairy defeats Hitmonchan by strapping him to a buffet.
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Hitmonchan reappeared in ''[[PM026|Clefairy's Christmas Present?!]]'' when the town was celebrating Christmas. Hitmonchan along with Hitmonlee were told by Giovanni to chase away Clefairy as he knew that Clefairy would try to disrupt their holiday. While Clefairy got distracted by Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan came out of nowhere and packed Clefairy with a punch. Hitmonchan got hit by snowballs and a snowball fight occured. Hitmonchan ran away after getting hit by Golem in disguise as a snowball.
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Hitmonchan made a cameo in ''[[PM028|Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!]]'' with Hitmonchan and Giovanni when Giovanni was announcing a contest in his dome that he built. Hitmonchan made another cameo in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' where he was fighting a Primeape in Giovanni's workout room.
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In ''[[PM047|Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon]]'', Hitmonchan appeared in a flashback when Squirtle was telling the story of how he got separated from Giovanni. Hitmonchan then appeared in the same chapter in a non-flashback where he fought Squirtle and got beaten by Squirtle's heavy crying.
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In ''[[PM050|Team Rocket's Downfall!!]]'', Hitmonchan worked as a samurai where it attacked some people including Red for self-defense. After noticing a Jynx trapped, it was revealed that the dojo was a Team Rocket scam. In ''[[PM052|Protect Jynx!!]]'', Hitmonchan appeared on the television with Giovanni where they were telling viewers that a bomb was planted in the building that Jynx was performing in.
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In ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'', Hitmonchan fought Clefairy while Pikachu guarded Dratini after Red refused to surrender Dratini over. Clefairy's spin attack made Hitmonchan fall to the ground.
   
 
None of Hitmonchan's known moves are known.}}
 
None of Hitmonchan's known moves are known.}}
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|epnum=PM025
 
|epnum=PM025
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Blastoise}} briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by {{TP|Red|Clefairy}}'s DNA switching machine. It reappeared in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' where it was seen getting hit by Clefairy's Nidoqueen disguise.}}
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|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Blastoise}} briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by {{TP|Red|Clefairy}}'s DNA switching machine. It reappeared in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' where it was seen getting hit by Clefairy's Nidoqueen disguise. Blastoise cameoed in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' as part of the group of Pokémon surrounding Red.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM025
 
|epnum=PM025
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
|desc={{p|Meowth}} was sent out by Giovanni to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. It was able to stall Clefairy long enough for the creation to happen. Meowth reappeared in ''[[PM026|Clefairy's Christmas Present?!]]'' when the town was celebrating Christmas. Meowth tried to make everything right by making a cake for the poor. It was then seen with Giovanni and his twin brother in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]''.}}
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|desc={{p|Meowth}} was sent out by Giovanni to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. It was able to stall Clefairy long enough for the creation to happen.
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Meowth reappeared in ''[[PM026|Clefairy's Christmas Present?!]]'' when the town was celebrating Christmas. It got into a snowball fight by Clefairy. Meowth ran away after getting hit by Golem in disguise as a snowball. Later, Meowth tried to make everything right by making a cake for the poor, which resulted in exploding when Clefairy tried cutting it.
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Meowth was then seen with Giovanni and his twin brother in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]''. In ''[[PM050|Team Rocket's Downfall!!]]'', Meowth worked as a samurai where it attacked some people including Red for self-defense. After noticing a Jynx trapped, the dojo turned out to be a Team Rocket scam. }}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|epnum=PM025
 
|epnum=PM025
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Golem}} briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by {{TP|Red|Clefairy}}'s DNA switching machine. It reappeared in ''[[PM031|Get the Last Badge!!]]'' where it was seen in the workout room.}}
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|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Golem}} briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by {{TP|Red|Clefairy}}'s DNA switching machine. It reappeared in ''[[PM031|Get the Last Badge!!]]'' where it was seen in the workout room. In ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'', Golem chased and slammed onto Clefairy. It went after Pikachu next but got shocked away.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|epnum=PM025
 
|epnum=PM025
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Onix}} briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by {{TP|Red|Clefairy}}'s DNA switching machine. It reappeared in ''[[PM028|Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!]]'' where it smacked Clefairy's cart away after riding on it. Onix reappeared in ''[[PM031|Get the Last Badge!!]]'' as a cameo in the workout room.}}
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|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Onix}} briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by {{TP|Red|Clefairy}}'s DNA switching machine. It reappeared in ''[[PM028|Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!]]'' where it smacked Clefairy's cart away after riding on it. Onix reappeared in ''[[PM031|Get the Last Badge!!]]'' as a cameo in the workout room.
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Onix reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' where it chased and slammed onto Clefairy. It went after Pikachu next but got shocked away.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|epnum=PM025
 
|epnum=PM025
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
|desc=Giovanni sends out {{p|Exeggutor}} to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. Exeggutor ending up failing along with the other Pokémon after getting its DNA altered by {{TP|Red|Clefairy}}'s DNA switching machine.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sends out {{p|Exeggutor}} to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. Exeggutor ending up failing along with the other Pokémon after getting its DNA altered by {{TP|Red|Clefairy}}'s DNA switching machine. Exeggutor reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had {{p|Dratini}}. It chased and slammed onto Clefairy. It went after Pikachu next but got shocked away.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|pkmn=Voltorb
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|type1=Electric
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|img=Giovanni Pokémon.png
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|epnum=PM025
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|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Voltorb}} to stop Red's interference with the creation of Mewtwo. However, this did not go to well as Voltorb got its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine. Voltorb reappeared in ''[[PM047|Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon]]'' where they served as obstacles to Red and his Pokémon so that they wouldn't interfere with Giovanni's plans. Voltorb reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had {{p|Dratini}}. It chased and slammed onto Clefairy. Voltorb made a cameo in ''[[PM077|Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!]]''.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|img=Giovanni Voltorb PM.png
 
|img=Giovanni Voltorb PM.png
 
|cap=Giovanni's Voltorb
 
|cap=Giovanni's Voltorb
|epnum=PM025
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|epnum=PM028
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
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|epname= Seize the Dream of One Million Yen
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Voltorb}} to stop Red's interference with the creation of Mewtwo. However, this did not go to well as Voltorb got its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine. In ''[[PM028|Seize the Dream of One Million Yen]]'', he sent out many of them to prevent anyone in the contest to beat him. The Voltorb shocked the Clefairy when he fell down from rope climbing when he tried to get to the other side but was thrown off by {{p|Lickitung}}. One of the Voltorb reappeared in ''[[PM047|Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon]]'' where they served as obstacles to Red and his Pokémon so that they wouldn't interfere with Giovanni's plans.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sent out many {{p|Voltorb}} to prevent anyone in the contest to beat him. The Voltorb shocked the Clefairy when he fell down from rope climbing when he tried to get to the other side but was thrown off by {{p|Lickitung}}.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|epnum=PM028
 
|epnum=PM028
 
|epname=Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
 
|epname=Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Muk}} to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. During the first portion of the race, they were the first obstacles the participants had to deal with. Both {{OBP|Green|Pocket Monsters}} and {{OBP|Blue|Pocket Monsters}} managed to bypass them using their {{TP|Green|Charmander}} and Blastoise, respectively by going up a steep ramp. When Clefairy tried doing so, he got caught by them and was temporarily stuck.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Muk}} to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. During the first portion of the race, they were the first obstacles the participants had to deal with. Both {{OBP|Green|Pocket Monsters}} and {{OBP|Blue|Pocket Monsters}} managed to bypass them using their {{TP|Green|Charmander}} and Blastoise, respectively by going up a steep ramp. When Clefairy tried doing so, he got caught by them and was temporarily stuck. One of the Muk reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had {{p|Dratini}}.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|epnum=PM028
 
|epnum=PM028
 
|epname=Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
 
|epname=Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Pinsir}} to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. When Clefairy slipped on the ground after getting past the Scyther, Pinsir came out of the ground and caught Clefairy using the pinsirs.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Pinsir}} to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. When Clefairy slipped on the ground after getting past the Scyther, Pinsir came out of the ground and caught Clefairy using the pinsirs. It reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had {{p|Dratini}}.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|epnum=PM028
 
|epnum=PM028
 
|epname=Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
 
|epname=Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Snorlax}} to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. During the race cart derby, Clefairy bumps into Snorlax and sends him flying, as well as bumping into Giovanni. Snorlax later reappears in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' before Giovanni's battle against Red. Snorlax was proven to be a tough opponent for his {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} as Clefairy easily bounced off. Snorlax is shadowed in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye, Pikachu?!]]'' during Giovanni's plans of dealing with Pallet Town.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Snorlax}} to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. During the race cart derby, Clefairy bumps into Snorlax and sends him flying, as well as bumping into Giovanni. Snorlax later reappears in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' before Giovanni's battle against Red. Snorlax was proven to be a tough opponent for his {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} as Clefairy easily bounced off. Snorlax is shadowed in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye, Pikachu?!]]'' Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had {{p|Dratini}}.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|epnum=PM028
 
|epnum=PM028
 
|epname=Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
 
|epname=Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
|desc=Giovanni was shown to have seven {{p|Diglett}}. He sent them out to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV by having them hide in the ground during the race cart derby. The Diglett were only set for Clefairy as they resurfaced from the ground when Clefairy fell into their trap. The cart flew in the air and crashed into an {{p|Onix}}.}}
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|desc=Giovanni was shown to have seven {{p|Diglett}}. He sent them out to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV by having them hide in the ground during the race cart derby. The Diglett were only set for Clefairy as they resurfaced from the ground when Clefairy fell into their trap. The cart flew in the air and crashed into an {{p|Onix}}. One of the Diglett made a cameo in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' where it was seen in Giovanni's workout room.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|epnum=PM029
 
|epnum=PM029
 
|epname=The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!
 
|epname=The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Machamp}} when Red, Clefairy and Pikachu went to the Amusement Park that Giovanni built. It was a volunteer worker for one of the rides. It reappeared in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' when it was talking to a Machop and Machoke. Machamp reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye, Pikachu?!]].
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Machamp}} when Red, Clefairy and Pikachu went to the Amusement Park that Giovanni built. It was a volunteer worker for one of the rides. It reappeared in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' when it was talking to a Machop and Machoke. Machamp reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye, Pikachu?!]] where it along with Giovanni's other Pokémon surrounded Red. Machamp cameoed in ''[[PM077|Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!]]'' where it was seen playing the piano.
   
 
None of Machamp's moves are known.}}
 
None of Machamp's moves are known.}}
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|trainer=Giovanni
 
|trainer=Giovanni
 
|pkmn=Poliwrath
 
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|cap2=Giovanni's Poliwrath
 
|epnum=PM029
 
|epnum=PM029
 
|epname=The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!
 
|epname=The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!
|desc=Giovanni's first {{p|Poliwhirl}} appeared in ''[[PM029|The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!]]'' when Red, Clefairy and Pikachu went to the Amusement Park that Giovanni built. Poliwhirl was used as a target in a shooting contest in which Clefairy was unsuccessful in. It evolved into a {{p|Poliwrath}} after getting hit by Clefairy's weapon. Poliwrath then tried to get rid of the three. Giovanni has another {{p|Poliwhirl}} that appeared in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' where it was seen in the workout room and gets slammed by Clefairy's Nidoqueen disguise. The Poliwhirl reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' during Giovanni's plans of dealing with Pallet Town.
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|desc=Giovanni's first {{p|Poliwhirl}} appeared in ''[[PM029|The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!]]'' when Red, Clefairy and Pikachu went to the Amusement Park that Giovanni built. Poliwhirl was used as a target in a shooting contest in which Clefairy was unsuccessful in. It evolved into a {{p|Poliwrath}} after getting hit by Clefairy's weapon. Poliwrath then tried to get rid of the three.
   
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Poliwrath reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' when it went after Pikachu but got shocked away.
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|epnum=PM031
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|epname=Get The Last Badge!!
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|desc=Giovanni has another {{p|Poliwhirl}} that appeared in ''[[PM031|Get The Last Badge!!]]'' where it was seen in the workout room and gets slammed by Clefairy's Nidoqueen disguise. Poliwhirl reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' during when it along with Giovanni's other Pokémon surrounded Red as he had Dratini.
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|epnum=PM031
 
|epnum=PM031
 
|epname=Get The Last Badge!!
 
|epname=Get The Last Badge!!
|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Primeape}} was only seen in the workout room. It gets slammed by Clefairy in disguise as a {{p|Nidoqueen}} later on.}}
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|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Primeape}} was only seen in the workout room. It gets slammed by Clefairy in disguise as a {{p|Nidoqueen}} later on. Primeape reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had {{p|Dratini}}.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM031
 
|epname=Get The Last Badge!!
 
|epname=Get The Last Badge!!
|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Nidoking}} was used in the Gym battle against Red. He was sent out after Rhydon was beaten. Nidoking managed to easily incapitate Clefairy and surpassed most of Pikachu's attacks. When Clefairy was back in the battle, Nidoking fell for Clefairy's disguise as a {{p|Nidoqueen}} and a chase went on. He reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' during Giovanni's plans of dealing with Pallet Town.}}
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|desc=Giovanni's {{p|Nidoking}} was used in the Gym battle against Red. He was sent out after Rhydon was beaten. Nidoking managed to easily incapitate Clefairy and surpassed most of Pikachu's attacks. When Clefairy was back in the battle, Nidoking fell for Clefairy's disguise as a {{p|Nidoqueen}} and a chase went on. He reappeared in ''[[PM059|Good-Bye Pikachu?!]]'' when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had {{p|Dratini}}.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM047
 
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|desc={{p|Squirtle}} was sent out as part of Giovanni's three grand schemes he comes up with to achieve his goals. However, it appears to have the opposite personality than Giovanni's due to it crying.}}
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|desc={{p|Squirtle}} was fished out by Clefairy. It was Giovanni's Pokémon and things went well until Giovanni's Pokémon started picking on it. Squirtle left and traveled with Red's group for a little bit while Red trained it to toughen up. This Squirtle was very different from Giovanni's other Pokémon as it would usually cry. Squirtle then entered Giovanni's building and fought Giovanni's Pokémon.}}
   
 
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|cap=Giovanni's Electrode
 
|type1=Electric
 
|type1=Electric
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|img=Giovanni Electrode PM.png?
 
|epnum=PM047
 
|epnum=PM047
 
|epname=Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon
 
|epname=Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon
|desc={{p|Electrode}} first appeared in ''[[PM047|Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon]]'' as part of Giovanni's three grand schemes he comes up with to achieve his goals. Giovanni used multiple Electrode in ''[[PM099|Stop the Strange Sonic Sound!!]]'' when {{tc|Team Rocket Grunt|Team Rocket}} made an attempt to capture the [[Red Gyarados]].}}
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|desc={{p|Electrode}} first appeared in ''[[PM047|Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon]]'' as part of Giovanni's three grand schemes he comes up with to achieve his goals. Giovanni used multiple Electrode in ''[[PM099|Stop the Strange Sonic Sound!!]]'' in Team Rocket's hideout to power up the machine causing the Red Gyarados to go crazy.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM059
 
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|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
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|desc={{p|Arbok}} was seen along with the group of Pokémon surrounded Red so that he could surrender Dratini over.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM059
 
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|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Golbat}} when he had some plans of dealing with Pallet Town.}}
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|epnum=PM059
 
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|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Alakazam}} while he had some plans of dealing with Pallet Town.}}
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|epnum=PM059
 
|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
 
|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Graveler}} along with the other group of Pokémon during his plans of dealing with Pallet Town.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Graveler}} as part of the group of Pokémon surrounding Red so that he could give up Dratini.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM059
 
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|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Koffing}} along with the other group of Pokémon while Giovanni was discussing his plans.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Koffing}} along with the other group of Pokémon to surround Red in order for him to hand over Dratini.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM059
 
|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
 
|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Electabuzz}} to send out electricity along with Jolteon.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Electabuzz}} along with Jolteon to shock Dratini but shocked Pikachu instead, which caused Pikachu to get injured.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM059
 
|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
 
|epname=Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Jolteon}} to send out electricity along with Electabuzz.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Jolteon}} along with Electabuzz to shock Dratini but shocked Pikachu instead, which caused Pikachu to get injured.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM073
 
|epnum=PM073
 
|epname=Escape From Magma?!
 
|epname=Escape From Magma?!
|desc={{p|Slugma}} was sent out to become Red's and the gang's worse nightmare.}}
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|desc={{p|Slugma}} was sent out while Giovanni was in the carnival that he built in Johto. It battled with a {{p|Lapras}} that Red befriended and managed to tire it out despite the type-advantage Lapras had. Slugma was defeated by Clefairy's machine.
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|epnum=PM077
 
|epnum=PM077
 
|epname=Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
 
|epname=Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Scizor}} to serve as a barber.}}
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Scizor}} to serve as a barber. It first appeared while Giovanni when he was disguised as {{OBP|Green|Pocket Monsters}} took him to his hair salon. When Giovanni removed his disguise, he had Scizor battle Clefairy. Things got tense in the middle when Scizor's claw grasped onto Clefairy. However, it turned out to be a Poké Doll as the real Clefairy got super glue and glued Scizor's claws shut. Both Pikachu and Scizor tackle it and sent it flying.
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|epnum=PM077
 
|epname=Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
 
|epname=Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
|desc={{p|Butterfree}} served as an air conditioner by flapping its wings.}}
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|desc={{p|Butterfree}} served as a hair dryer by flapping its wings.}}
   
 
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|epnum=PM081
 
|epnum=PM081
 
|epname=Showdown at the Radio Tower!!
 
|epname=Showdown at the Radio Tower!!
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|desc=Giovanni sent out {{p|Spinarak}} to help him take over the radio tower.
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|epnum=PM025
 
|epnum=PM025
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
 
|epname=Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
|desc=Giovanni catches {{p|Mew}} as part of the supplies used for the creation of Mewtwo. It was released along with Mewtwo after the creation was unsuccessful.}}
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|desc=Giovanni catches {{p|Mew}} as part of the supplies used for the creation of Mewtwo. It was released along with Mewtwo after the creation
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|img=Giovanni Mewtwo PM.png
 
|epnum=PM025
 
|epnum=PM025
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|desc={{main|Blue's Mewtwo}}
 
|desc={{main|Blue's Mewtwo}}
   

Revision as of 18:41, 26 January 2013

Giovanni
サカキ Sakaki
Giovanni PM.png
Giovanni and his twin brother
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Relatives Unnamed twin brother
Trainer class Gym Leader
Game counterpart Giovanni
Leader of Viridian Gym
Badge Earth Badge
Specializes in Ground types
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Boss

Giovanni (Japanese: サカキ Sakaki) is the boss of Team Rocket in Pokémon Pocket Monsters. Unlike other media, he was shown to have a twin brother.

History

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Giovanni first appeared in Pikachu Was Kidnapped!! and his twin brother debuted in Finish Off Team Rocket!!. In Giovanni's first appearance, he is running the Rocket Game Corner where Red, Clefairy and Pikachu go to. Green and his Charmander go there as well. A Hitmonlee comes by and takes Pikachu. The Hitmonlee is revealed to belong to Giovanni and Team Rocket. Giovanni had Hitmonlee kidnap Pikachu in order to lure Red into his trap. Two chapters later, Giovanni, along with his twin brother, are at Silph Co. and holds Erika's father hostage. He even takes the Porygon that belonged her father and uses them against Red and the others. Giovanni takes advantage of them by cloning them with a machine controlled by a device his twin brother was holding. Pikachu destroys the device with Thunderbolt which renders the clones useless.

Giovanni reappears in Which One is the Real Clefairy!? where he and his twin brother take revenge on Red for defeating them at Silph Co. They do so by having Ditto disguise itself as Clefairy. They meet Red, Clefairy and Pikachu at a graveyard and have a Clefairy fight which results in Red's Clefairy winning after Ditto was too stuffed with food and could not handle it, something that Red's can handle. In Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!, Giovanni creates the ultimate Pokémon that no one can defeat, Mewtwo. In the middle of the creation, Mewtwo's DNA gets mixed with Clefairy's making it act all goofy and obnoxious. The creation does not do to well and ends up releasing Mewtwo.

During the Christmas season in Clefairy's Christmas Present?!, he shows up after the Chairman and the Cubone were having a problem celebrating the holiday. He had his Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and Meowth fend off Clefairy but they got into a snowball fight. Giovanni got chased away by a Golem when it was in disguise as a giant snowball. Giovanni came back and made things right by baking a cake. However, when Clefairy sliced the cake, it exploded as a Voltorb was hidden inside.

Giovanni hosts a contest in a dome on TV in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!! in an attempt to make money if he gets high TV ratings. However, since other people were at the contest, he tries a way so that he will be the one to win the contest. In the end, Clefairy ends up destroying the dome that Giovanni builds due to an accident that happened in the contest. Since the dome was destroyed, Giovanni was not able to win the money. In The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!, he builds an Amusement Park that Red, Clefairy and Pikachu enter. Giovanni was not happy about this so he tries to gets rid of them. However, the Amusement Park ends up getting destroyed as well.

He is seen participating in the winter games with Meowth in Let's Celebrate the New Year!!. Giovanni is the Gym Leader in Get The Last Badge!! where he takes on Red in a Gym battle. Red was able to defeat him, earning himself the Earth Badge.

Giovanni in his samurai uniform

Giovanni devises a plan to take over Pallet Town in Stop the Missile!! by using a missile. It was stopped by Clefairy after he got in the way of the missile. Clefairy was able to survive the impact.

In Team Rocket's Downfall!!, Giovanni builds a dojo as part of a Team Rocket scam and has Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and Meowth become the teachers. In Protect Jynx!!, he plants a bomb in the building that Jynx was performing in. Giovanni tries to steal a Dratini in Good-Bye, Pikachu?! and has all his Pokémon surround Red so that he wouldn't escape with Dratini. This didn't work as Dratini evolved into a Dragonair and single-handedly toppled all of Giovanni's Pokémon. Giovanni once again fires a missile in The End of the Journey!! but gets foiled by Clefairy.

Giovanni reappears in Messing up the Farm!! of the Johto saga where he steals some Miltank to get the Moomoo Milk that they make. This plan ends up getting foiled by Professor Oak in which he takes custody of the Miltank himself. In Escape from Magma?!, he builds his own carnival to attract customer. When Red and the gang entered the carnival, he sends out Slugma in order to get rid of them.

Giovanni opens up his own haircut place in Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!! in order to scam people with their money. He disguises himself as Green in order to lure Red into his hair salon. Giovanni removes the disguise and battles Red using his Scizor.

In Find Slowpoke!!, he steals Kurt's Slowpoke along with the other Slowpoke of the Slowpoke Well to sell their tails as their tails are very expensive and selling them would make Giovanni very rich. The Slowpoke end up getting rescued before Giovanni ran off with its tail.

Giovanni takes over the radio tower in Showdown at the Radio Tower!!. In the process, he holds DJ Mary hostage along with the other people working there, only to be stopped by Red, Pikachu, Clefairy and Togepi. He reappeared in Stop the Strange Sonic Sound!! where he and Team Rocket send out strange signal waves all the way from their hideout in Mahogany Town to lure the Red Gyarados out of hiding. In PM114, he kidnaps a Blissey and Red and the gang have to stop him from doing so.

Personality and characteristics

As the boss of Team Rocket, Giovanni has brought up plans in order to get rich. However, most of these plans fail due to Red's Clefairy getting in the way. As a result, he ends up attempting to get revenge on Red and his Pokémon, but fails most of the time.

Pokémon

Currently owned

Here is a listing of Giovanni's and his twin brother's Pokémon:

Giovanni's Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee is the first revealed Pokémon of Giovanni's. He was also under the ownership of Team Rocket as well. Hitmonlee first appeared disguised as a thug and ran off with Pikachu while Red and Clefairy were busy eating. He did so in order to lure Red and Clefairy to a wrestling arena in order for Clefairy to have a boxing match. Hitmonlee was able to have the upper hand during the first few rounds. At the end, Clefairy was able to win the boxing match, with Red retrieving his Pikachu in the process.

Hitmonlee reappeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present?! when the town was celebrating Christmas. Hitmonlee along with Hitmonchan were told by Giovanni to chase away Clefairy as he knew that Clefairy would try to disrupt their holiday. Hitmonlee responded with his trusty kick and Clefairy used the snow as his advantage to confuse Hitmonlee. Afterwards, Hitmonlee had trouble with Clefairy as the latter built snowmen to hide himself. Hitmonlee then became hit by snowballs and a snowball fight occured. Hitmonlee ran away after getting hit by Golem in disguise as a snowball.

Hitmonlee made a cameo in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!! with Hitmonchan and Giovanni when Giovanni was announcing a contest in his dome that he built. Hitmonlee made another cameo in Get The Last Badge!! where he was seen in Giovanni's workout room.

In Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon, Hitmonlee appeared in a flashback when Squirtle was telling the story of how he got separated from Giovanni. Hitmonlee then appeared in the same chapter in a non-flashback where he fought Squirtle and got beaten by Squirtle's heavy crying.

In Team Rocket's Downfall!!, Hitmonlee worked as a samurai where it attacked some people including Red for self-defense. After noticing a Jynx trapped, the dojo turned out to be a Team Rocket scam. In Protect Jynx!!, Hitmonlee was seen on TV holding a bomb planted by Giovanni that was going to blow up a building in which Jynx was performing in.

In Good-Bye Pikachu?!, Hitmonlee fought Clefairy while Pikachu guarded Dratini after Red refused to surrender Dratini over. Clefairy's spin attack made Hitmonlee fall to the ground.

None of Hitmonlee's known moves are known.

Debut Pikachu Was Kidnapped!!
Giovanni's Hitmonchan
Hitmonchan
While taking Erika's father hostage, Giovanni called out Hitmonchan to deal with Clefairy. This was a similar challenge to Clefairy as he dealt with a Hitmonlee back in the wrestling arena. However, Hitmonchan relies on punching while Hitmonlee relies on kicking. Clefairy defeats Hitmonchan by strapping him to a buffet.

Hitmonchan reappeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present?! when the town was celebrating Christmas. Hitmonchan along with Hitmonlee were told by Giovanni to chase away Clefairy as he knew that Clefairy would try to disrupt their holiday. While Clefairy got distracted by Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan came out of nowhere and packed Clefairy with a punch. Hitmonchan got hit by snowballs and a snowball fight occured. Hitmonchan ran away after getting hit by Golem in disguise as a snowball.

Hitmonchan made a cameo in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!! with Hitmonchan and Giovanni when Giovanni was announcing a contest in his dome that he built. Hitmonchan made another cameo in Get The Last Badge!! where he was fighting a Primeape in Giovanni's workout room.

In Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon, Hitmonchan appeared in a flashback when Squirtle was telling the story of how he got separated from Giovanni. Hitmonchan then appeared in the same chapter in a non-flashback where he fought Squirtle and got beaten by Squirtle's heavy crying.

In Team Rocket's Downfall!!, Hitmonchan worked as a samurai where it attacked some people including Red for self-defense. After noticing a Jynx trapped, it was revealed that the dojo was a Team Rocket scam. In Protect Jynx!!, Hitmonchan appeared on the television with Giovanni where they were telling viewers that a bomb was planted in the building that Jynx was performing in.

In Good-Bye Pikachu?!, Hitmonchan fought Clefairy while Pikachu guarded Dratini after Red refused to surrender Dratini over. Clefairy's spin attack made Hitmonchan fall to the ground.

None of Hitmonchan's known moves are known.

Debut Finish Off Team Rocket!!
Giovanni's Porygon
Porygon (multiple)
These Porygon were originally created by Erika's father. However, Giovanni and his twin brother take control of them during Team Rocket's takeover of Silph Co.. The bosses used the Porygon for their evil deeds during the takeover. One of the Porygon was sent out after Hitmonchan's defeat. More of them were revealed as they were cloned on a machine, leaving Clefairy outnumbered. However, the clones were revealed to be from the device that Giovanni's twin brother was using to control them. The clones were rendered useless after Pikachu's Thunderbolt destroyed the device that Giovanni's twin brother was holding.

Porygon's known moves are Tackle and Psybeam.

Debut Finish Off Team Rocket!!
Giovanni's Ditto
Ditto
Giovanni has Ditto transform into a Clefairy in order to get revenge on Red as he defeated them back in Silph Co. Ditto, disguised as Clefairy, go to the Pokémon Sea House in order to get their revenge on Red. They meet at a graveyard where it challenges Clefairy to various contests. During the eating contest, the impostor Clefairy gets exposed as a Ditto when it gets filled up with food.

Ditto's only move is Transform.

Debut Which One is the Real Clefairy?!
Giovanni's Venusaur
Venusaur
Giovanni's Venusaur briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Blastoise
Blastoise
Giovanni's Blastoise briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine. It reappeared in Get The Last Badge!! where it was seen getting hit by Clefairy's Nidoqueen disguise. Blastoise cameoed in Good-Bye Pikachu?! as part of the group of Pokémon surrounding Red.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Meowth
Meowth
Meowth was sent out by Giovanni to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. It was able to stall Clefairy long enough for the creation to happen.

Meowth reappeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present?! when the town was celebrating Christmas. It got into a snowball fight by Clefairy. Meowth ran away after getting hit by Golem in disguise as a snowball. Later, Meowth tried to make everything right by making a cake for the poor, which resulted in exploding when Clefairy tried cutting it.

Meowth was then seen with Giovanni and his twin brother in Get The Last Badge!!. In Team Rocket's Downfall!!, Meowth worked as a samurai where it attacked some people including Red for self-defense. After noticing a Jynx trapped, the dojo turned out to be a Team Rocket scam.

Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Golem
Golem
Giovanni's Golem briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine. It reappeared in Get the Last Badge!! where it was seen in the workout room. In Good-Bye Pikachu?!, Golem chased and slammed onto Clefairy. It went after Pikachu next but got shocked away.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Onix
Onix
Giovanni's Onix briefly appeared along with the other Pokémon when it got its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine. It reappeared in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!! where it smacked Clefairy's cart away after riding on it. Onix reappeared in Get the Last Badge!! as a cameo in the workout room.

Onix reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! where it chased and slammed onto Clefairy. It went after Pikachu next but got shocked away.

Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Giovanni sends out Exeggutor to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. Exeggutor ending up failing along with the other Pokémon after getting its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine. Exeggutor reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had Dratini. It chased and slammed onto Clefairy. It went after Pikachu next but got shocked away.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Voltorb
Voltorb
Giovanni sent out Voltorb to stop Red's interference with the creation of Mewtwo. However, this did not go to well as Voltorb got its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine. Voltorb reappeared in Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon where they served as obstacles to Red and his Pokémon so that they wouldn't interfere with Giovanni's plans. Voltorb reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had Dratini. It chased and slammed onto Clefairy. Voltorb made a cameo in Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Voltorb
Voltorb (multiple)
Giovanni sent out many Voltorb to prevent anyone in the contest to beat him. The Voltorb shocked the Clefairy when he fell down from rope climbing when he tried to get to the other side but was thrown off by Lickitung.
Debut Seize the Dream of One Million Yen
Giovanni's Muk
Muk
Giovanni sent out Muk to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. During the first portion of the race, they were the first obstacles the participants had to deal with. Both Green and Blue managed to bypass them using their Charmander and Blastoise, respectively by going up a steep ramp. When Clefairy tried doing so, he got caught by them and was temporarily stuck. One of the Muk reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had Dratini.
Debut Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
Giovanni's Scyther
Scyther (×3)
Giovanni is seen with three Scyther. Each of them were sent out to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV, as their sharp blades were proven useful. They were used in the second portion of the race. Red's Pikachu and Green's Charmander managed to get past them as it was faster than Scyther's slamming of the blades. Blue covered himself with Blastoise and Blastoise's high defense nullified the hit of Scyther's attack. Clefairy tried doing so but slipped when he landed and got caught by a Pinsir.
Debut Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
Giovanni's Pinsir
Pinsir
Giovanni sent out Pinsir to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. When Clefairy slipped on the ground after getting past the Scyther, Pinsir came out of the ground and caught Clefairy using the pinsirs. It reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had Dratini.
Debut Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
Giovanni's Lickitung
Lickitung
Giovanni sent out Lickitung to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. Lickitung was set as a trap for Clefairy during the rope climbing portion of the race. As soon as Clefairy got across, the Normal-type used its long tongue to nullify Clefairy from holding on any longer.
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Giovanni's Snorlax
Snorlax
Giovanni sent out Snorlax to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. During the race cart derby, Clefairy bumps into Snorlax and sends him flying, as well as bumping into Giovanni. Snorlax later reappears in Get The Last Badge!! before Giovanni's battle against Red. Snorlax was proven to be a tough opponent for his Clefairy as Clefairy easily bounced off. Snorlax is shadowed in Good-Bye, Pikachu?! Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had Dratini.
Debut Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
Giovanni's Diglett
Diglett (×7)
Giovanni was shown to have seven Diglett. He sent them out to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV by having them hide in the ground during the race cart derby. The Diglett were only set for Clefairy as they resurfaced from the ground when Clefairy fell into their trap. The cart flew in the air and crashed into an Onix. One of the Diglett made a cameo in Get The Last Badge!! where it was seen in Giovanni's workout room.
Debut Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
Giovanni's Machamp
Machamp
Giovanni sent out Machamp when Red, Clefairy and Pikachu went to the Amusement Park that Giovanni built. It was a volunteer worker for one of the rides. It reappeared in Get The Last Badge!! when it was talking to a Machop and Machoke. Machamp reappeared in Good-Bye, Pikachu?! where it along with Giovanni's other Pokémon surrounded Red. Machamp cameoed in Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!! where it was seen playing the piano.

None of Machamp's moves are known.

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Giovanni's Poliwhirl

Giovanni's Poliwrath
Poliwhirl → Poliwrath
Giovanni's first Poliwhirl appeared in The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park! when Red, Clefairy and Pikachu went to the Amusement Park that Giovanni built. Poliwhirl was used as a target in a shooting contest in which Clefairy was unsuccessful in. It evolved into a Poliwrath after getting hit by Clefairy's weapon. Poliwrath then tried to get rid of the three.

Poliwrath reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! when it went after Pikachu but got shocked away.

None of Poliwrath's moves are known.

Debut The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!
Giovanni's Poliwhirl
Poliwhirl
Giovanni has another Poliwhirl that appeared in Get The Last Badge!! where it was seen in the workout room and gets slammed by Clefairy's Nidoqueen disguise. Poliwhirl reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! during when it along with Giovanni's other Pokémon surrounded Red as he had Dratini.

None of Poliwhirl's moves are known.

Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Machop and Machoke
Machop and Machoke
Giovanni's Machop and Machoke were seen talking to a Machamp. Later, they were in Giovanni's workout room.
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Giovanni's Primeape
Primeape
Giovanni's Primeape was only seen in the workout room. It gets slammed by Clefairy in disguise as a Nidoqueen later on. Primeape reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had Dratini.
Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Rhydon
Rhydon
Giovanni's Rhydon was used in the Gym battle against Red where it battled Clefairy. Clefiary did everything silly to defeat it but only a few of them worked as he got punched away for the unsuccessful ones. Rhydon gave chase to Clefairy with Clefairy narrowly dodging it. It was then defeated after Clefairy tried making it angry and was thrown into the roof.

Rhydon's only known move is Horn Drill.

Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Nidoking
Nidoking
Giovanni's Nidoking was used in the Gym battle against Red. He was sent out after Rhydon was beaten. Nidoking managed to easily incapitate Clefairy and surpassed most of Pikachu's attacks. When Clefairy was back in the battle, Nidoking fell for Clefairy's disguise as a Nidoqueen and a chase went on. He reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! when Giovanni had his Pokémon surround Red as he had Dratini.
Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Cubone
Cubone
Giovanni's Cubone was only seen in the workout room where it got slammed by Clefairy in disguise as a Nidoqueen.
Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Squirtle
Squirtle
Squirtle was fished out by Clefairy. It was Giovanni's Pokémon and things went well until Giovanni's Pokémon started picking on it. Squirtle left and traveled with Red's group for a little bit while Red trained it to toughen up. This Squirtle was very different from Giovanni's other Pokémon as it would usually cry. Squirtle then entered Giovanni's building and fought Giovanni's Pokémon.
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Giovanni's Gastly
Gastly
Gastly was sent out as part of Giovanni's three grand schemes he comes up with to achieve his goals.
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Giovanni's Haunter
Haunter
Haunter was sent out as part of Giovanni's three grand schemes he comes up with to achieve his goals.
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Giovanni's Gengar
Gengar
Gengar was sent out as part of Giovanni's three grand schemes he comes up with to achieve his goals.
Debut Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon
Giovanni's Electrode
Electrode (multiple)
Electrode first appeared in Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon as part of Giovanni's three grand schemes he comes up with to achieve his goals. Giovanni used multiple Electrode in Stop the Strange Sonic Sound!! in Team Rocket's hideout to power up the machine causing the Red Gyarados to go crazy.
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Giovanni's Arbok
Arbok
Arbok was seen along with the group of Pokémon surrounded Red so that he could surrender Dratini over.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Golbat
Golbat
Giovanni sent out Golbat as part of the group of Pokémon surrounding Red so that he could surrender Dratini over.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Alakazam
Alakazam
Giovanni sent out Alakazam as part of the group of Pokémon surrounding Red so that he could surrender Dratini over.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Graveler
Graveler
Giovanni sent out Graveler as part of the group of Pokémon surrounding Red so that he could give up Dratini.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Magnemite
Magnemite
Giovanni sent out Magnemite where it was standing next to Koffing during Giovanni's plans.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Koffing
Koffing
Giovanni sent out Koffing along with the other group of Pokémon to surround Red in order for him to hand over Dratini.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Electabuzz
Electabuzz
Giovanni sent out Electabuzz along with Jolteon to shock Dratini but shocked Pikachu instead, which caused Pikachu to get injured.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Tauros
Tauros
Giovanni sent out Tauros while he had some plans of dealing with Pallet Town.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Jolteon
Jolteon
Giovanni sent out Jolteon along with Electabuzz to shock Dratini but shocked Pikachu instead, which caused Pikachu to get injured.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Slugma
Slugma
Slugma was sent out while Giovanni was in the carnival that he built in Johto. It battled with a Lapras that Red befriended and managed to tire it out despite the type-advantage Lapras had. Slugma was defeated by Clefairy's machine.

Slugma's known moves are Ember, Flamethrower and Body Slam.

Debut Escape From Magma?!
Giovanni's Scizor
Scizor
Giovanni sent out Scizor to serve as a barber. It first appeared while Giovanni when he was disguised as Green took him to his hair salon. When Giovanni removed his disguise, he had Scizor battle Clefairy. Things got tense in the middle when Scizor's claw grasped onto Clefairy. However, it turned out to be a Poké Doll as the real Clefairy got super glue and glued Scizor's claws shut. Both Pikachu and Scizor tackle it and sent it flying.

Scizor's only known move is Hyper Beam.

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Giovanni's Sandslash
Sandslash
Giovanni sent out Sandslash in his hair salon to serve as a barber.
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Giovanni's Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
Giovanni sent out Jigglypuff to sing a soothing lullaby so the people in the building can fall asleep.
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Giovanni's Doduo
Doduo
Giovanni sent out Doduo to sing a soothing song for people in his building to enjoy.
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Giovanni's Horsea
Horsea
Horsea served as a water fountain in his hair salon. It was also useful in washing the hair of the customers.
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Giovanni's Butterfree
Butterfree
Butterfree served as a hair dryer by flapping its wings.
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Giovanni's two Rattata
Rattata (×2)
Giovanni sent out two of the Rattata where they were used to massage the customers that went to his hair salon place.
Debut Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
Giovanni's Ledyba
Ledyba
Giovanni sent out Ledyba to help him take over the radio tower.
Debut Showdown at the Radio Tower!!
Giovanni's Spinarak
Spinarak
Giovanni sent out Spinarak to help him take over the radio tower.

Spinarak's only known move is String Shot.

Debut Showdown at the Radio Tower!!
Giovanni's Houndour
Houndour
Giovanni sent out Houndour to help him take over the radio tower.
Debut Showdown at the Radio Tower!!

Released

Giovanni's Mew
Mew
Giovanni catches Mew as part of the supplies used for the creation of Mewtwo. It was released along with Mewtwo after the creation
was unsuccessful.
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Giovanni's Mewtwo
Mewtwo
Main article: Blue's Mewtwo

Mewtwo is Giovanni's ultimate creation. He created part of it and forced Bill to finish the rest. Mewtwo became a powerful Pokémon at first, much to Giovanni's amusement, until it received Clefairy's DNA. The DNA it received from the Normal-type made it a gag Pokémon. As the original powers Mewtwo had were gone, it was easily defeated by Clefairy. Giovanni releases it as he deemed the creation to be unsuccessful.

Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's five Miltank
Miltank (×5)
Giovanni stole these five Miltank during Messing up the Farm!!. He did so to get their milk to make the item, Moomoo Milk, and sell them to make money. Professor Oak was able to rescue the Miltank from Giovanni before he gets the milk. Oak then decides to take them under his control.
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Giovanni's Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Giovanni robbed Slowpoke from Kurt prior to Find Slowpoke!! in order to profit their tails as they cost tons of money. Kurt was able to retrieve the Slowpoke from Giovanni before Giovanni was able to leave with its tail.
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