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Giovanni (Pocket Monsters)

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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.

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. 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 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.

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 sends out Slugma to become Red's and the gang's worse nightmare.

Giovanni opens up his own haircut place in Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!! in order to scam people with their money.

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.

His recent appearance was 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.

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

On hand

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 is 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.

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.

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 sent out Venusaur to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. However, it failed along with the other Pokémon after getting its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Blastoise
Blastoise
Giovanni sent out his Blastoise to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. However, it failed along with the other Pokémon after getting its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine.
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 but failed to stop him with the DNA switching machine.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Golem
Golem
Giovanni sent out his Golem to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. However, it failed along with the other Pokémon after getting its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Onix
Onix
Giovanni sent out his Onix to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo. Onix ended up failing along with the other Pokémon after getting its DNA altered by Clefairy's DNA switching machine.
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.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Voltorb
Voltorb (multiple)
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. In 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 tried to win the contest. One of the 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.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
Giovanni's Muk
Muk
Giovanni sent out Muk to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. When Clefairy tried to compete in the contest, Muk prevented Clefairy from doing so by chasing him away.
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.
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. Pinsir's pincers were proven useful when they were used to grab Clefairy in order for him to lose.
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's long tongue managed to stop Clefairy from entering the contest.
Debut Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
Giovanni's Snorlax
Snorlax
Giovanni sent out Snorlax to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV. When Clefairy brought over a cart, the cart easily bounced off of Snorlax. 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?! during Giovanni's plans of dealing with Pallet Town.
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 dig a bunch of holes as a way to trap the participants. However, when Clefairy arrived with a cart, the Diglett threw the cart in the air by surfacing from the ground.
Debut Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!
Giovanni's Machamp
Machamp
Giovanni sent out Machamp in order to get rid of Red, Clefairy and Pikachu when they went to the Amusement Park that he built. Machamp reappeared in Good-Bye, Pikachu?!.

Machamp's known moves are Karate Chop and Low Kick.

Debut The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!
Giovanni's Poliwhirl

Giovanni's Poliwrath
Poliwhirl (×2) → Poliwrath
Giovanni's first Poliwhirl appeared in The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park! where it evolved into a Poliwrath in order to get rid of Red, Clefairy and Pikachu when they went to the Amusement Park that he built. Giovanni has another Poliwhirl that appeared in Get The Last Badge!! where it was used in the Gym battle against Red. The Poliwhirl reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! during Giovanni's plans of dealing with Pallet Town.

Poliwrath's known moves are DoubleSlap and Body Slam. None of Poliwhirl's moves are known.

Debut The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!
Giovanni's Machop and Machoke
Machop and Machoke
Giovanni's Machop and Machoke were used in the Gym battle against Red.
Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Primeape
Primeape
Giovanni's Primeape appears during the Gym battle against Red.
Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Rhydon
Rhydon
Giovanni's Rhydon was used in the Gym battle against Red.
Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Nidoking
Nidoking
Giovanni's Nidoking was used in the Gym battle against Red. He reappeared in Good-Bye Pikachu?! during Giovanni's plans of dealing with Pallet Town.
Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Cubone
Cubone
Giovanni's Cubone was seen during the Gym battle against Red.
Debut Get The Last Badge!!
Giovanni's Squirtle
Squirtle
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.
Debut Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon
Giovanni's Gastly
Gastly
Gastly 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 Haunter
Haunter
Haunter 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 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!! when Team Rocket made an attempt to capture the Red Gyarados.
Debut Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon
Giovanni's Arbok
Arbok
Arbok was seen along with the group of Pokémon during Giovanni's plans of dealing with Pallet Town.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Golbat
Golbat
Giovanni sent out Golbat when he had some plans of dealing with Pallet Town.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Alakazam
Alakazam
Giovanni sent out Alakazam while he had some plans of dealing with Pallet Town.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Graveler
Graveler
Giovanni sent out Graveler along with the other group of Pokémon during his plans of dealing with Pallet Town.
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 while Giovanni was discussing his plans.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Electabuzz
Electabuzz
Giovanni sent out Electabuzz to send out electricity along with Jolteon.
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 to send out electricity along with Electabuzz.
Debut Good-Bye, Pikachu?!
Giovanni's Slugma
Slugma
Slugma was sent out to become Red's and the gang's worse nightmare.
Debut Escape From Magma?!
Giovanni's Scizor
Scizor
Giovanni sent out Scizor to serve as a barber.
Debut Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
Giovanni's Sandslash
Sandslash
Giovanni sent out Sandslash in his hair salon to serve as a barber.
Debut Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
Giovanni's Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
Giovanni sent out Jigglypuff to sing a soothing lullaby so the people in the building can fall asleep.
Debut Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
Giovanni's Doduo
Doduo
Giovanni sent out Doduo to sing a soothing song for people in his building to enjoy.
Debut Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
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.
Debut Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
Giovanni's Butterfree
Butterfree
Butterfree served as an air conditioner by flapping its wings.
Debut Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!!
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.
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.
Debut Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!
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.
Debut Messing up the Farm!!
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.
Debut Find Slowpoke!!

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