Jessie

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Jessie
ムサシ Musashi
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Jessie
Age 25 (as of M02, not stated in dub)
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Dark Pink*, Crimson*, Magenta*
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Relatives Miyamoto (mother)
Trainer class Agent, Coordinator, Performer
Generation I
Games Yellow
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Agent
Partner James, Meowth
Anime debut Pokémon Emergency!
English voice actor Rachael Lillis (EP002-AG145)
Michele Knotz (AG146-present)
Japanese voice actor Megumi Hayashibara (EP002-AG084, AG093-)
Akiko Hiramatsu (AG085-AG092)

Jessie (Japanese: ムサシ Musashi) is a member of Team Rocket, more specifically part of a trio with James and Meowth, that follows Ash and his friends around in the Pokémon anime, usually trying to steal Ash's Pikachu.

History

Jessie's mother, Miyamoto, was a high-ranking Team Rocket agent. When Jessie was around the age of five, Miyamoto left on a mission to the Andes to record the voice of the elusive Pokémon Mew. However, after Miyamoto disappeared, Jessie was put into a foster home which had very little money. There were times when she had no choice but to eat snow because of a lack of food.

In Crossing Paths, it was revealed that she had a crush on a boy she had gone to school with named Astin, who has a current-day counterpart with a similar name.

Jessie applying to become a nurse

When she was old enough, she left home to become a Pokémon nurse. However, she was unable to go to a regular nursing school and went to the Pokémon Nurse School, which was intended for Chansey. She was quite skilled at things such as bandaging, and even showed a Chansey how to do it, which she quickly became good friends with. However, because she was not a Chansey, Jessie couldn't do things like use Sing to soothe Pokémon, instead falling asleep herself. Ultimately she failed to graduate, and on graduation day she simply packed a bag and left. As she was leaving, Chansey came up to her and offered her her nurses' hat, but Jessie refused to take it. Chansey then broke her egg-shaped pendant she got as proof of graduating in half and gave one half to Jessie so that they would have something to remember each other by. In the episode Ignorance is Blissey, Jessie was reunited with that same Chansey, which had since evolved into a Blissey.

Jessie as "Chainer Jessie" when she was part of the bridge bike gang

It is assumed that she then enrolled in Pokémon Tech, a Trainers' school, where she met James, and subsequently failed and dropped out. After this, as revealed in The Bridge Bike Gang, Jessie and James joined a bicycle gang in Sunnytown, where Jessie was known for swinging a chain above her head as she rode her bike, acquiring the nicknames "Big Jess" and "Chainer Jessie".

It was revealed in Spring Fever that she was supposedly a model at one point.

Sometime before joining Team Rocket, and it is not known when, Jessie obtained a Contest Pass in the Hoenn region. Also during the years before Team Rocket, she had several boyfriends, all of whom left her and/or treated her badly. In Xatu the Future, she revealed that she had once worked at a TV station as the weathergirl. In From Cradle to Save, it was revealed that she once was a ninja.

Due to conflicts in canon between Kanto and Johto episodes and the special episode Training Daze, what happened between Jessie and James after the bike gang is unknown. What is known, as shown in the special episode, is that they joined Team Rocket separately and were on initially unfriendly terms after being grouped with Meowth but they quickly made up and became good friends.

Team Rocket member Wendy held a grudge against Jessie for failing to pay for a drink (making Wendy pay), but got her revenge when she added the charge to Jessie's overall Team Rocket bill. (However, Jessie revealed to Meowth and James later on that she didn't even like fruit smoothies for some reason.)

In the original series

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Jessie made her debut in the anime in Pokémon Emergency. Alongside James and Meowth, they set their sights on the injured Pokémon in the Viridian Pokémon Center. Sending out their Ekans and Koffing from their Meowth balloon, they quickly overtook the Pokémon Center, which only had three people inside. Before they could steal any of the Pokémon, however, Ash's Pikachu, who teamed up with many other Pikachu in the Pokémon Center, used an electric attack, causing the entire Pokémon Center to explode. It was here that Team Rocket decided to capture Pikachu, deeming him as an exceptionally powerful Pokémon, and made it their goal to capture him.

In The Punchy Pokémon, Jessie entered the P1 Grand Prix after stealing Giant's clothes and Hitmonlee. She used Giant's clothes as a disguise. She did not make it as Hitmonlee lost to Primeape.

In Princess vs. Princess, Jessie participated in the Princess Festival. She caught a Lickitung beforehand when it was caught stealing stuff from Team Rocket with its tongue, claiming to deal with it later. Jessie competed in the contest of the Princess Festival but was eliminated by Misty despite her Lickitung nearly defeating Misty's whole team that she used.

In Wobbu-Palooza!, she fought the Wobbuffet Festival crashers with her Wobbuffet and singlehandedly defeated them. When she, James, and Meowth were leaving the festival, they were caught with stolen food from the festival. Ash and his friends easily defeated them and got the food back.

In Control Freak!, she wore an ancient mask and scepter belonging to a queen from a long time ago. Using the items, Jessie possessed some Pokémon that she chose except for Golbat who was apparently unaffected. She was about to get away with the items but Brock's newly-evolved Crobat sliced the Dig-a-tron and separated her from the mask and scepter.

In the Advanced Generation series

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As Jessebella
As Jessadia

Starting in Hoenn, Jessie became a Pokémon Coordinator, entering every Contest that she could. She frequently made it to the battle round, but usually lost there. Although Jessie entered mostly every Contest in Hoenn and Kanto, she lost in all of them, whether it was the first match of the Battle Rounds or the finals.

In the Kanto Contests, Jessie disguised herself as Jessebella (Japanese: ムサぴょん Musa-pyon) wearing a red dress and glasses. Eventually, Ash, Brock, Max and May found out her true identity in the last Contest.

During the Kanto Grand Festival, Jessie dressed up as Jessadia (Japanese: プリティ・ムサリン Pretty Musalin) and wore glasses, long white socks, a yellow and orange dress, and had her hair in pigtails. She worked there as an announcer and Lilian Meridian's assistant; Lilian herself said she did not really like Jessadia's style, but recognized her talent.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, Jessie entered Potpourri Island's Pokémon Orienteering with Meowth as her partner Pokémon. The duo had trouble finding the checkpoints and decided to drop out of the competition. They planned on letting James and his Mime Jr. collect the five stamps, thinking James would share the sample of fruit prize with them. To assure James's victory, they dug several pitfall traps throughout the island so as to slow down the other contestants. When James was declared the winner, Jessie was certain she would get to eat some fruits. However, James was more interested in the Pokémon Teamwork Medal and he agreed to donate the fruits after Nurse Joy asked him to, much to Jessie's disappointment.

In the Diamond & Pearl series

As Jessilina

In Mounting a Coordinator Assault!, Jessie disguised herself as Jessilina (Japanese: キャンディ・ムサリーナ Candy Musalina) in order to compete in the Jubilife City Pokémon Contest. When the results were announced in Arrival of a Rival!, it was shown that Jessie's performance had secured her a place in the second round, where she lost to Zoey and her Glameow in the finals. The disguise adopted for the Jubilife Contest was used in every official Pokémon Contest Jessie entered in the Sinnoh region and the Hearthome Collection as well.

After rescuing Ash's Aipom from falling off a cliff in Borrowing on Bad Faith!, Jessie managed to persuade Ash to let her borrow Aipom for an informal Pokémon Contest that would be held in a small village as part of a festival. Jessie then decided to practice for the competition, asking Aipom to show off all of her moves. Jessie's training session paid off as she easily advanced to the second round of the Contest, where she faced Dawn and her Pachirisu. During their battle, Jessie used a Contest combination to drop Dawn's points before commanding Aipom to attack Pachirisu with Focus Punch, which caused the Electric-type Pokémon to faint, thereby eliminating Dawn from the Contest and giving Jessie her first Contest victory.

In Team Shocker!, Jessie entered the Solaceon Contest with her Dustox. Their performance left the three judges very impressed as Coordinator and Pokémon were in sync with one another. This secured Jessie a place in the Battle Round, where she quickly made her way to the finals. There, Jessie faced Kenny and his Prinplup using her Dustox. She was able to win the battle by taking advantage of Kenny's techniques, having used Prinplup's moves to favor her Dustox. This victory gave Jessie her first Contest Ribbon.

In Crossing Paths, Jessie was in the middle of a training session on the shores of a mountain lake when her Dustox got distracted and flown away. Jessie hurried after her and found her with a Shiny Dustox belonging to a Trainer named Austin. Austin told Jessie about the Dustox Crossing, a time when Dustox gather at the lake and pair up before flying over Mt. Coronet towards the Dustox Flower Field, where they start their families. After hearing this and noticing her Dustox's crush on Austin's Dustox, Jessie remembered her school days when she had a crush on a boy called Astin. One day, Astin decided to leave town to become a Top Coordinator and invited Jessie to come along with him, but Jessie declined the offer. To this day, Jessie wonders how her life would have turned out if she had joined Astin in his journey. Jessie was determined to prevent Dustox from making the same mistake, and decided to release her so she could take part in the Crossing with Austin's Dustox. When Dustox refused to leave, Jessie broke Dustox's Poké Ball, telling Dustox to go follow its heart. As Dustox fluttered off with her partner, Jessie remembered their time together before calling out to Dustox telling her to go fall in love with all of her heart and to do it for the both of them.

Jessilina meeting Wallace

In Our Cup Runneth Over!, Jessie announced her plans to enter the Wallace Cup and said she would dedicate her performance to her released Dustox. She also decided to go looking for Wallace, thinking that meeting Wallace would increase her chances of winning the special Pokémon Contest bearing his name. After finding him, she showed him her Seviper dressed up as a Milotic and asked him to award her some bonus points during the Wallace Cup. She later watched as Wallace delivered a performance with his Milotic, and asked him to teach Aqua Ring to her Seviper, but Wallace said Seviper could not learn the move.

When Jessie entered the Wallace Cup in Staging a Heroes' Welcome!, she was counting on James and Meowth to make sure she would be the one taking the Aqua Ribbon home, as she believed they had plotted a scheme for her to win the Solaceon Town Pokémon Contest. However, they admitted to her that they did not use any cheats back then and told her that she won the Solaceon Ribbon all by herself thanks to her skills as a Pokémon Coordinator. Later, Jessie used Wobbuffet in the first round of the Wallace Cup. She started the performance by running towards Wobbuffet while he ran at her using Counter. When the two collided in the middle of the stage, Jessie was sent flying in the air. She then finished it off by landing on top of Wobbuffet's head, failing to impress the panel of judges. For this reason, Jessie didn't make it past the Performance Stage.

In Shield with a Twist!, Jessie found out a Pokémon Contest would be held in Majolica Town and decided to participate. After advancing to the second round, where she managed to defeat all of her opponents, Jessie won the prestigious Majolica Ribbon, her second Contest Ribbon overall.

In Dressed for Jess Success!, Jessie was determined to win her third Contest Ribbon. However, she was sick and unable to take part in the Lilypad Contest, so she persuaded James to go dressed as Jessilina and compete in her place. She watched the whole competition on television, in which James managed to defeat Dawn in the semifinals.

Jessie competed against several Coordinators in the Neighborly Town Pokémon Contest in Teaching the Student Teacher!. She made it through the Performance Stage and managed to defeat each one of her opponents in the Battle Stage, winning the event with the help of her Seviper and earning the Neighborly Ribbon, her fourth Contest Ribbon overall.

In Dawn of a Royal Day!, Jessie entered the Arrowroot Contest hoping to win her fifth and final Ribbon. Not knowing that Dawn and Princess Salvia had switched places for the day, she was puzzled when she saw Dawn backstage, as Dawn had already completed her requirement to compete in the Grand Festival. During the first round, she delivered a performance that assured her progression to the Battle Stage. There, she quickly made her way to the finals, where she found herself up against a disguised Salvia. Using her Seviper against Salvia's Togekiss, Salvia was able to make a comeback after hearing some encouraging words from the real Dawn, defeating Jessie and earning the Arrowroot Ribbon. Later, Salvia approached Jessie backstage and gave her the Contest Ribbon as a token of gratitude for their battle in the finals. Jessie was confused and furious for receiving what she called a pity Ribbon. She was about to throw away the Ribbon but James convinced her to keep it so she could take part in the Grand Festival; as she had obtained her fifth Contest Ribbon fair and square, she was now qualified to compete.

Jessilina in the Grand Festival

Jessie entered the Sinnoh Grand Festival in Last Call — First Round!. When the results were announced, it was revealed that Jessie was among the 32 Coordinators advancing to the Contest Battles. In Opposites Interact!, she defeated her first opponent in the Battle Stage with the help of her Yanmega and Seviper. After advancing to the semifinals of the competition in Coming Full-Festival Circle!, she used her Seviper and Carnivine to face off against Dawn and her Buneary and Cyndaquil. Despite her efforts, she ended up losing the battle.

After her loss to Dawn, Jessie got furious as her dream of becoming Top Coordinator was destroyed. Regardless, she told Dawn that since she had been defeated by her, she wouldn't forgive her for as long as she lived if Dawn didn't end up as Top Coordinator, thus showing that Jessie was rooting for Dawn despite the two being rivals. When Dawn lost to Zoey in the finals of the Grand Festival in A Grand Fight for Winning!, Jessie was enraged and decided she was done with Pokémon Contests. She then discarded her Jessilina costume before storming away. None of the main characters ever learned that Jessie and Jessilina were the same person.

In the Best Wishes series

In the Best Wishes series, Jessie, James, and Meowth were sent to the Unova region under orders from Giovanni after they were promoted in Memories are Made of Bliss!. Now wearing black uniforms instead of their previous white ones, Jessie and James, along with Meowth, followed various missions given to them by Giovanni through other people. To prevent them from getting too much attention, Giovanni did not allow their other Pokémon to be sent to them, only making them use Pokémon native to Unova. Unknown to the two, Giovanni was not certain they would be successful; however, he sees that their presence in the region will force Team Plasma to reveal themselves. In Battling for the Love of Bug-Types!, Jessie and James go back to their white uniforms. The trio seems to be more serious and are much less comedic than before. They also appear much less often than in previous series.

Along with James and Meowth, Jessie reappeared in New Places... Familiar Faces!, returning to their original plan of catching Ash's Pikachu. They've also added new Pokémon to their team, with Jessie catching a Frillish sometime before meeting up with Ash and company. However, she is forced to give it and her Woobat away to Giovanni in The Dream Continues! under the pretense that she captured them for him.

In the XY series

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Jessie returned once again in the XY series, following Ash to the Kalos region. She also regained Wobbuffet as part of her team as of The Dream Continues! and became a Pokémon Performer, competing under the alias Jessilee (Japanese: ムサヴィ Musavie).

In The Bamboozling Forest!, she caught a Pumpkaboo.

In A Showcase Debut!, Jessie entered the Rookie Class Pokémon Showcase that was being held in Coumarine City. In the first round, she competed against Shauna and Alouette using her Pumpkaboo, which she dressed up as a scarecrow. Jessie however had misunderstood what she meant to do, as the point of the Showcase was to show off the Pokémon's beauty whereas she had chosen to make Pumpkaboo as scary as possible. As a result, she was the least voted Performer and thus was eliminated from the competition.

In A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, Jessie and Wobbuffet got lost after blasting off when trying to steal Pikachu. As she and Wobbuffet searched for James and Meowth they came across a wild Gloom which Jessie tried to shoo away by shoving sand at it, but instead it used Stun Spore on her and Wobbuffet causing them to fall into a nearby river. Jessie and Wobbuffet were saved from drowning by Dr. White and his female Wobbuffet. Dr. White took Jessie and Wobbuffet back to his clinic in order to recover. There, Jessie noticed the two Wobbuffet had a connection and started to fall in love with Dr. White. Later, after being found out by Ash and his friends, Jessie confided in them that she was done with Team Rocket. Unbeknownst to Jessie, James and Meowth were listening in on the conversation, but they didn't do anything to try and stop her. After realizing Dr. White didn't have feelings for her, and learning that Pumpkaboo, Inkay, and Meowth were captured by a Pokémon Hunter, Jessie decided to leave Wobbuffet behind and save her friends. As she was rescuing her friends, Wobbuffet came back to her and helped her. At the end of the episode, she was seen holding flowers that Dr. White gave her as a gift, but she decided to stick with her friends instead.

In Performing with Fiery Charm!, Jessie attempted to earn her first Princess Key by competing in the Dendemille Rookie Class Showcase. During the Theme Performance, she was seen baking some Poké Puffs for the judges along with Meowth and Wobbuffet. Meowth had heard what flavors the judges' Pokémon preferred and told Jessie to give her an advantage. As a result, the three were able to advance to the Freestyle Performance. There, they delivered a performance that impressed Delilah and some other audience members. However, it was not enough to bring Jessie the victory.

Jessilee in the Couriway Showcase

In A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?, Jessie and her fellow Team Rocket members attended the Gourgeist Festival, during which she dressed up as a Mismagius. She met a man named Count Pumpka who had a Pumpkaboo that had fallen in love with Jessie's. Count Pumpka offered to trade his Mawile for Jessie's Pumpkaboo, and after hearing that Mawile could Mega Evolve, Jessie became very excited and a fight broke out between Jessie and Pumpkaboo. As a result of the fight Jessie agreed to the trade. As soon as Count Pumpka called Pumpkaboo out she evolved, which caused Count Pumpka's Pumpkaboo to lose his interest in her. After remembering all the good times she had with Pumpkaboo Jessie wanted to trade the two Pokémon back, to which Count Pumpka agreed. During a blast off, which happened as a result of battling Ash and his friends, Jessie was hugging Gourgeist the entire time, happy to have her back.

Jessie entered the Couriway Town Pokémon Showcase in A Dancing Debut!, where she succeeded in getting past the Theme Performance, which consisted of baking Poké Puffs while simultaneously delivering a performance, with the help of Meowth and Wobbuffet. During the Freestyle Performance, she performed a dance routine alongside her Gourgeist and Wobbuffet that excited the audience. When the round was over and the audience was asked to vote on the Performer who had performed the best, a majority voted for Jessie, who earned her first Princess Key from Monsieur Pierre as a reward.

In Party Dancecapades!, Jessie and her team members decided to attend a dance party hosted by Monsieur Pierre. After seeing Serena and her friends go inside, Meowth noted that it would be a perfect chance to catch Pikachu. Jessie, however, decided to let go of these plans in favor of attending the dance party and decided on James being her date while Gourgeist decided Inkay to be hers. Later, she was seen flailing James during their dance. With the dance party over, Monsieur Pierre announced a Tag Battle and Miette and James were partnered against Ash and Serena. Despite James's chagrin, Jessie sternly told him to win the battle but he lost, leading to her and her Gourgeist eating from the table behind them out of frustration.

In An Explosive Operation!, Jessie, James and Meowth were first seen contacting Giovanni and informed them about Team Flare and a powerful Pokémon which can exhibit various Formes. Intrigued, Giovanni assigned them with the task to catch the Pokémon. As the trio searched for Squishy, they met up with another Pokémon resembling Squishy but having a blue core and Team Flare scientists Aliana and Mable. After James's Inkay successfully damaged the device which was used by Team Flare to catch Z2, Jessie sent out her Gourgeist to attack Mable's Weavile and Aliana's Druddigon with Seed Bomb which created smoke, successfully allowing Team Rocket to flee with Z2. She and her teammates were confronted once again by Team Flare but despite putting up a good fight, her Gourgeist ended up being knocked out. Later, she witnessed Z2 transform into its 50% Forme to fight against Team Flare's Pokémon and later Alain's Charizard. When the Order Pokémon lost, she along with her teammates jumped in front of Z2 to rescue it from Team Flare but ended up being blasted off by Mable's Weavile and Aliana's Druddigon.

Character

Jessie enraged

She has a long-standing bitter rivalry with Cassidy, another member of Team Rocket.

Jessie seems to have a special preference for snake-like Pokémon, owning both an Arbok and a Seviper. In The Ninja-Poké Showdown, she expressed a preference for Poison-type Pokémon in general.

Jessie and James's first appearance in Pokémon Emergency!

Jessie is also known to be very vain and is also prone to explosive anger. She values her appearance, and she can get furious when her face or hair is damaged, such as in The Tower of Terror, Don't Touch That 'dile!, A Tail with a Twist, Maxxed Out!, A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!, One for the Goomy!, and Good Friends, Great Training!. When this happens, she may do things like beat up a Pokémon such as Meowth or her Seviper. Furthermore, Jessie goes into a violent outrage whenever someone insults her beauty by calling her old, such as the episode The Battling Eevee Brothers when Misty calls Jessie an "old hag" (Japanese: oba-san), this is a trait she shares with James, who hates being referred to as an old man. She spat fire in extreme anger after Misty called her that name in that episode. She is also angered (compared to her companions, who are usually depressed when they fail at something) when missions are either failed or botched, which is a regular thing. At times, her anger is also shown to scare James and Meowth, usually when they are expecting it or if she really loses her temper. This anger was intensely demonstrated in the Indigo League, Orange Islands and part of the Johto League story arcs. However, her anger tantrums started to become less intense and less frequent over the next story arcs.

Pokémon

As with the standards set by the Team Rocket organization, Jessie initially started off with mainly Poison-type Pokémon, but as the anime continued onward, her team has diversified. However, she is still strongly associated with Poison-type serpentine Pokémon, such as Arbok and Seviper. Most of her other Pokémon tend to be unusual in appearance and don't usually fit the general image of "cute". However, she does display a desire to obtain Pokémon that are considered "adorable" when the opportunity presents itself, especially feminine Pokémon such as Happiny or Smoochum. She was also attracted to a Weavile in Duels of the Jungle!.

Occasionally, she manages to take control of some powerful Pokémon, but due to either inexperience or hubris, this often backfires and loses control of them. She doesn't appear to train her Pokémon that often. Instead, they are often used to fight against Ash and his friends. When she enters Contests or Showcases, she tends to involve herself in her Pokémon's appeals.

On hand

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Wobbuffet
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Pumpkaboo → Gourgeist

At Team Rocket's headquarters

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Seviper
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Yanma → Yanmega

Released

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Ekans → Arbok
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Porygon Zero
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Wurmple → Cascoon → Dustox

Traded away

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Lickitung
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Mawile

With Giovanni

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Woobat
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Frillish

Evolved with another Pokémon

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Shellder

Borrowed

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Weezing
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Cacnea
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Chimecho
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Mime Jr.
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Cacturne
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Banette
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Carnivine
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Aipom

Befriended

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Chansey → Blissey

Temporary

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Hitmonlee
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Rhydon
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Kingler
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Machamp
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Delibird
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Charizard
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Blastoise
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Dragonite
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Taillow (multiple)
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Pelipper
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Bellsprout
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Magby
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Magnemite
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Mankey
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Pikachu
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Charizard
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Croagunk
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Smoochum
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Hippowdon
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Magikarp
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Emolga
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Exploud
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Grumpig
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Garchomp
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Florges
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Zygarde

Status unknown

Jessie's Magikarp
Magikarp
Main article: List of Pokémon temporarily owned by the Team Rocket trio#Magikarp

Jessie received a Magikarp from the Magikarp salesman after trading away Spoink's pearl. After Team Rocket's defeat, Magikarp disappeared. However, it isn't known if Jessie had time to catch the Magikarp.

Debut Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Maddie Blaustein
Jessie's Starmie
Starmie
During a flashback, Jessie used a Starmie similar to a shuriken, telling it to use "water magic" Water Gun as it hit others while spinning. However, it was heavily implied that Jessie made this up.
Debut From Cradle to Save

Contests

Sinnoh Ribbons

Jessie holding her fifth Ribbon

This listing is of the Ribbons Jessie obtained in the Sinnoh region as Jessilina:

Grand Festival ranking

Jessie has competed in the following Grand Festivals as Jessilina:

Other achievements

Showcases

Princess Keys obtained

Jessie's Princess Keys as of A Dancing Debut!

This listing is of the Princess Keys Jessie obtained as Jessilee:

Master Class ranking

Jessie has achieved the following ranking in the Master Class tournament as Jessilee:

Other achievements

Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 林原めぐみ Megumi Hayashibara
平松晶子 Akiko Hiramatsu (AG085-AG092)
English Rachael Lillis (EP002-AG145, M01-M08, Pokémon Chronicles, Mewtwo Returns)
Michele Knotz (AG146-present, M09-present, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Arabic فاطمة سعد Fatima Sa'ad
Catalan Marina Vinyals
Mandarin Chinese 盧敘榮 Lú Xùróng
姚敏敏 Yáo Mǐnmǐn
詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng
Croatian Mila Elegović
Czech Dana Černá (EP002-EP209, movies 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7)
Eva Spoustová (DP001-present, movie 11)
Radka Přibyslavská (movie 4)
Danish Ann Hjort
Dutch Hilde de Mildt (EP002-present, movies 1-3, 8-present)
Unknown Voice Actor (movies 4-7)
Filipino Charmaine Cordoviz
Finnish Mari Laari (EP002-EP183, AG041-AG056, movies 1-4, Mewtwo Returns)
Karolina Blom (EP263-AG026, AG057-AG092)
Kiti Kokkonen (AG093-DP052, movie 10, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Susa Saukko (DP053-present, movies 11-present)
French Canada Christine Séguin
Europe Catherine Conet
German Scarlet Lubowski
Nicola Grupe (child)
Claudia Lössl (movies 4-7, 10)
Greek Μιχαέλα Αντωνίου Michaela Antoniou
Hebrew מאיה בר שלום Maya Bar Shalom
Hindi शगुफ्ता बेग Shagufta Baig (Hungama dub)
Hungarian Erika Kiss
Icelandic Ester Talia Casey (M03, M05)
Indonesian Saras B. Palupi (Kanto saga)
Nurhayati Hartono (Johto saga-DP191, movie 2-13)
Jane Leisilla Zahara (BW001-present)
Italian Emanuela Pacotto
Korean 이선 I Seon (EP002-EP274)
우정신 U Jeong-Shin (AG001 - present)
Norwegian Lena Meieran
Polish Dorota Lanton (EP002-AG040, movies 1, 2, 3, Mewtwo Returns)
Izabela Dąbrowska (DP001-present, movies 11-present)
Portuguese Brazil Isabel Cristina de Sá (S01-S18, M01-M18)
Flávia Saddy (S19-present, M19-present)
Portugal Teresa Madruga (EP002-EP041, EP100-EP128, movies 1 and 2)
Sandra de Castro (EP042-EP099, EP263-AG065)
Dora Cruz (EP129-EP209, Pokémon Live!)
Cármen Santos (movies 3 and 4)
Raquel Ferreira (EP210-EP262, AG093-AG189, DP001-DP052)
Bárbara Lourenço (AG066-AG092, Pokémon Chronicles)
Unknown actress (movie 7)
Rita Fernandes (AG190-AG192)
Raquel Rosmaninho (DP053-present, movies 10-present)
Romanian Mariana Presecan (original series)
Florentina Țilea (Diamond & Pearl series)
Russian Татьяна Зиновенко Tatyana Zinovenko
Дарья Фролова Darja Frolova
Spanish Latin America Diana Pérez
Elena Rámirez (EP159-EP167, EP169, EP192-EP205, EP230-EP233, EP274-AG017, AG033-AG034, AG093-AG100, one scene of AG133)
Mayra Arellano (young, AG156)
Spain Amparo Valencia
Ana Jiménez (movie 3 and Mewtwo Returns)
Swedish Annelie Berg
Thai สุลักษณา เทพหัสดิน ณ อยุธยา Sulaksana Tephadsadin na Ayutthaya
คนธนันท์ วัฒนชาติวงศ์ Kontanun watanachatwong (DP054 - Present)
Turkish Figen Harman

Artwork

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Official artwork from the
original series
Official artwork from the
Advanced Generation series
Official artwork from the
Best Wishes series
Official artwork from the
Pokémon Radio Show
Official artwork from the
Trading Card Game

In the games

Pokémon Yellow

Artwork of Jessie and her Arbok from the Game Freak website.

Both Jessie and James appear in Pokémon Yellow as in-game bosses. They first attack the main character in Mt. Moon, while trying to take one of the rare Fossils uncovered there.

Later, in Celadon City's Rocket Game Corner, Jessie and James guard Giovanni's room in the Team Rocket base. During that time, as the player runs into them, they are eager for revenge after Red busted up their plans at Mt. Moon.

They hold Mr. Fuji hostage at Pokémon Tower, attacking the player on the seventh floor.

Finally, at Silph Co. in Saffron City, Jessie and James make their final appearance, once again trying to stall the main character from reaching their Boss.

Unlike in the anime, Jessie and James do not follow the main character around and come up with their usual evil plans to capture Pikachu.

Pokémon

First battle



Second battle



Third battle



Fourth battle



Quotes

Mt. Moon
  • Before battle
"Stop right there!"
"That fossil is Team Rocket's! Surrender now, or prepare to fight!"
  • Being defeated
"A brat beat us?"
  • After being defeated
"Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!"
Rocket Hideout
  • Before battle
"Not another step, brat!"
"How dare you humiliate us at Mt. Moon! It's payback time, you brat!"
  • Being defeated
"Such a dreadful twerp!"
  • After being defeated
"Looks like Team Rocket's blasting off again!"
Pokémon Tower
  • Before battle:
"Stop right there!"
"Grampa here wanted to complain, so we're setting him straight. So render yourself invisible, or prepare to fight!"
  • Being defeated
"You will regret this!"
  • After being defeated
"Looks like Team Rocket's blasting off again!"
Silph Co.
  • Before battle
"Hold it right there, brat!"
"Our Boss is in a meeting! You better not disturb him!"
  • Being defeated
"Like always..."
  • After being defeated
"Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light! Again..."

Sprites

Spr Y Jessie James.png Jessie OD.png
Jessie and James's sprite from
Yellow
Jessie's overworld sprite from
Yellow

Pokémon Puzzle League

Along with many other anime characters, both Jessie and James appeared in Pokémon Puzzle League, where they appeared with a Weezing, an Arbok, and a Golbat. They are the main opponents in the "Spa Service" line clear challenge.

Pokémon Zany Cards

Jessie in Pokémon Zany Cards

Jessie and James appear as the first opponents in both Wild Match mode and Special Seven mode.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Jessie in Ash & Pikachu

In the manga series Ash & Pikachu, based on the anime, Jessie appears along with the rest of the Team Rocket trio, James and Meowth.

Pokémon

On hand
Jessie Arbok Acid SP.png
Arbok
Jessie Wobbuffet AP.png
Wobbuffet


Temporary
Team Rocket Pikachu AP.png
Pikachu


In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Jessie and James as a married couple in the manga
Jessie in the manga

Jessie appears in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu along with her teammates James and Meowth.

Her first appearance is in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure. She, James and Meowth tag along with a group of lost Pokémon, including Pikachu, to try to find the Hidden Village. When they arrive, she and James attempt to steal the Pokémon living in the village, but they are quickly expelled by a Kangaskhan. In this chapter, she uses an Ekans in battle.

Jessie's next appearance is in You Gotta Have Friends. She and James attempt to steal a herd of wild Pikachu. At this point in the manga, Jessie's Ekans has evolved into Arbok, though its evolution is not depicted in the manga.

Following this, Jessie and James begin regularly appearing in the manga, following Ash to the Pokémon League championship at Indigo Plateau and cheering him on at the Orange League. Jessie, along with James, seems to maintain a friendship or at least acquaintance with Ash, as he has the Team Rocket trio deliver a letter to his mother as they are passing Pallet Town in Epilogue: Wild Type. In this epilogue chapter, she is shown as slightly older with a shorter hairdo.

While in the anime, the nature of Jessie's relationship with James is not explicitly stated, in the epilogue of the manga, James is shown confessing his love to Jessie. They are shown afterwards married with Jessie visibly pregnant.

Like many female characters in the manga, Jessie is depicted with an oversized bust, though this is edited down for VIZ Media's English translation.

Pokémon

On hand
Jessie Arbok EToP.png
Ekans → Arbok


Released
Jessie's Clefairy
Clefairy (multiple)
When Team Rocket cornered Mimi in her house, Jessie caught loads of Clefairy. They were released later on after Jigglypuff's tune puts everyone to sleep.

None of Clefairy's moves are known.

Debut Clefairy in Space

In the TCG

Jessie and James appear on both versions of the card Here Comes Team Rocket!, which originally released in the Team Rocket set; it was re-released with different artwork in EX Team Rocket Returns. In that expansion, there was also a preconstructed Theme Deck based on Jessie.

Trivia

  • According to James in the English dub of Pokémon Shipwreck, Jessie is short for Jessica.
Jessie's special lure
  • Jessie's hair color changed from red to magenta in Here's Lookin at You, Elekid and all subsequent episodes. This episode was the first to feature digital colored animation. In all of the hand-colored cel animated episodes before this episode, Jessie's hair color was red. Certain movies, though, such as Destiny Deoxys and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, depict her with red hair, possibly because of a different style of coloring.
  • Jessie is one of only two human characters, and the only one that is a main character, to appear in Dare da? or its English equivalent, "Who's That Pokémon?", having dressed as a Venomoth in the Dare da? for EP161. The other is Brutella.
  • Both Misty and Jessie were voiced by Rachael Lillis and then switched to Michele Knotz at some point.

Name origin

Jessie's English name is taken from Jesse James, an American outlaw. Her Japanese name, Musashi, is taken from 宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi, a famous Japanese swordsman. In his most famous duel, he defeated his rival, 佐々木小次郎 Sasaki Kojirō, after whom James got his Japanese name. However, one can argue that she is also named after the Japanese battleship Musashi, as her rival Cassidy's Japanese name is based on the Japanese battleship Yamato.

She is based on a combination of Takeshi Shudō's old girlfriend from when he was in school, and Majo, the female antagonist of the Time Bokan anime series.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Korean 로사 Rosa
Chinese 武藏 Wǔzàng From 宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi
Thai มูซาชิ Musashi Based on the original Japanese name.
Indonesian Jessie (Kanto saga)
Musashi (Johto saga - present)
Based on English and Japanese name.


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