Matori

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The name currently in use is a fan translation of the Japanese name.
Giovanni's secretary
マトリ Matori
Matori.png
Matori in the Best Wishes series
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Secretary
Anime debut Memories are Made of Bliss!
English voice actor Emily Jenness
Japanese voice actor Kiyomi Asai

(Japanese: マトリ Matori), or Giovanni's secretary (Japanese: サカキの秘書 Sakaki's secretary) in the English dub, is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime, making her debut appearance in Memories are Made of Bliss!.

History

Matori's first appearence

In the Diamond & Pearl series

In Memories are Made of Bliss!, Delibird arrived in Sinnoh to inform Jessie, James, and Meowth to contact Team Rocket headquarters immediately. When they did, instead of reaching Giovanni as they expected to, Matori greeted them. She informed the trio that they had to return to headquarters right away for an assignment from their Boss himself. Later, Matori delivered the files on Jessie, James and Meowth to Giovanni for review before being dismissed.

In the Best Wishes series

She appeared in In the Shadow of Zekrom!, where she informed Giovanni of the mobilization of an unknown organization in Unova.
Giovanni and Matori in the Best Wishes series
In Enter Iris and Axew!, she told the trio that they could not use their previous Pokémon and had to capture Pokémon native to Unova, as non-native Pokémon would arouse suspicion. After the transmission, she gave Giovanni some coffee and expressed doubts about the trio's ability to carry out the mission, but Giovanni soothed her fears by expressing confidence that they would draw the unknown organization out.

Matori appeared in The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!, Dreams by the Yard Full! and Snivy Plays Hard to Catch! in non-speaking cameo roles alongside Giovanni in transmissions to the trio.

In Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, after the events of the unaired episodes which are no longer part of canon, she dismissed Jessie, James and Meowth to act on their own in Unova, telling them that Giovanni was very busy and could not give them any more missions at that time. Matori did not appear again in the Best Wishes series outside of non-speaking cameo appearances alongside Giovanni, first in Unrest at the Nursery!, and then in The Dream Continues! dressed in new clothing.

Giovanni and Matori in the XY series

In the XY series

Matori made another non-speaking cameo appearance alongside Giovanni in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!.

She appeared again in An Explosive Operation!, receiving the trio's call to headquarters and connecting them to Giovanni.

In the Sun & Moon series

She appeared in a flashback in SM003, alongside Giovanni.

Character

Matori appears to take her job as secretary seriously, as shown many times when she delivered the messages coming from the Team Rocket boss to the trio. She is also seen to be faithful and deferential to Giovanni.

Pokémon

Used as a messenger

Team Rocket Delibird.png
Delibird

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浅井清己 Kiyomi Asai
English Emily Jenness
Finnish Ella Pyhältö (DP191)
Katja Sirkiä (BW001-BW002)
Henna Haverinen (BW023)
Norwegian Anine Kruse (DP191)
Siri Nilsen (BW001-present)
Polish Agnieszka Judycka
Brazilian Portuguese Elisa Villon (DP191)
Ângela Couto (BW001-BW023)
Unknown voice actress (XY107-present)
Spanish Latin America Erica Edwards (DP191)
Karla Falcón (BW001-present)
Spain Gloria Núñez

Trivia

  • She is the final new character introduced in the Diamond & Pearl series.
  • Her name was spoken by Meowth in the original Japanese version, as well as Chinese and Indonesian dub of Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!. However, she does not have a proper name in the English dub, and the line revealing her name is edited.
  • Matori did not have a speaking role between Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! and An Explosive Operation! despite still being a recurring character, a difference of 225 episodes.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マトリ Matori
Chinese (Mandarin) 真鳥/真鸟 Zhēnniǎo From 真鳥 Matori.


Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton

Carl*Sham*Will*Karen*Grey*

Trios:
 
Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird*, & Orm (T3B)
Duos: Butch & CassidyAttila & HunAnnie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji
DominoIron-Masked MarauderTysonWendyDr. Namba
SebastianViperMondoPierceDr. ZagerChristopher
MiyamotoRocket ScoutMatoriKaedeBlaine*

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockCroagunkTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAliana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor Kukui
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerHarper and Sarah
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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