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- If you were looking for the Nintendo employee, see Shigeru Miyamoto.
Miyamoto (Japanese: ミヤモト Miyamoto) is the mother of Jessie, and a former member of Team Rocket. She disappeared while on a mission to capture a Mew for her boss and hasn't been heard from since.
She sums up her life with a simple phrase:
- One: Profit
- Two: Economize
- No Three or Four,
- Five: Pokémon!
Miyamoto is a devoted Rocket and the favorite of Madame Boss, who calls her the "ideal image of Team Rocket."
Miyamoto is much like her daughter in many respects, though perhaps less rough and dramatic than she is, and more easygoing. She also has a deep love for her daughter. Knowing that she could not take care of her, she put Jessie up for adoption and devoted herself to making money to give to her daughter.
Miyamoto and Mew from the Drama CD.
Miyamoto was an active-duty Class A Rocket. She was the first person to get tangible evidence of Mew, a recording that she took in the South American jungle. After filtering out all background audio, she was left with the faint cry of Mew.
When she showed this recording to Madame Boss, she was sent on a mission to capture Mew. Miyamoto was torn over having to leave a young Jessie behind, and thus carried a photo of Jessie at all times.
While on her search through the Andes Mountains, Miyamoto got lost in a blizzard, which suddenly broke and Mew appeared before her. After she showed Mew a picture of Jessie, she tried to convince Mew to let her capture it, but Mew vanished and the blizzard returned. An avalanche started and Miyamoto's scream was the last thing that was heard. Ever since, she was presumed dead.
However, she still made reports in the subsequent years and Giovanni stated that her current whereabouts are unknown. As far as is known, Miyamoto may still be looking for Mew.
Relationships with other members
Miyamoto is Jessie's mother and she cares deeply for her daughter. She also seemed to be close to Madame Boss, taking orders directly from her. They even talk about their children. She often has to correct her boss, when she goes on a tangent about the cost of missions, or making easy money.
Miyamoto's name comes from that of 宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi, a famous Japanese swordsman. This is in reference to her daughter, whose Japanese name is Musashi. Coincidentally, Shigeru Miyamoto is one of the top game designers of Nintendo.
- In the dub of Snow Way Out!, a character referred to as Jessie's mother appeared, although only her torso was shown. In the Japanese version, this character was not Jessie's mother. Regardless, she did not resemble Miyamoto at all.