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Matori

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554Darumaka.png The subject of this article has no official English name.
The name currently in use is a fan translation of the Japanese name.
Giovanni's secretary
マトリ
Matori
Matori.png
Matori in her first appearance
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Unknown
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!.

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.

History

Giovanni and Matori in the Best Wishes 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.

She appeared in In the Shadow of Zekrom!, where she informed Giovanni of the mobilization of an unknown organization in Unova. 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.

Giovanni and Matori in the XY series

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.

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

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
Norwegian Anine Kruse (DP191)
Siri Nilsen (BW001-present)
Polish Agnieszka Judycka
Brazilian Portuguese Elisa Villon (DP191)
Ângela Couto (BW001-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 has not had a speaking role since Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!. This is currently a difference of 148 episodes, the single largest gap between speaking roles of any still-recurring character in the series to date.

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 KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKenny
ConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgil
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Lysandre
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
LukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlainMairin
Gurkinn
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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