Butch

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Butch
コサブロウ Kosaburō
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Butch of Team Rocket
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Green
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Agent
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Agent
Partner Cassidy
Anime debut The Breeding Center Secret
English voice actor Eric Stuart (4Kids)
Jimmy Zoppi (a/k/a Billy Beach; TPCi/TPCi)
Japanese voice actor Takehito Koyasu

Butch (Japanese: コサブロウ Kosaburō) is one half of of the Team Rocket duo that occasionally runs across Ash Ketchum and friends in the Pokémon anime.

Butch's partner is Cassidy, and she is one of the few that usually manages to get his name right- much to his frustration, everyone else calls him either "Biff", "Bill", "Buttch", "Buffy", "Bob", "Hutch", "Butcher", "Patch", "Botch", "Chuck" or "Hootch" among others (コサンジ Kosanji in Japanese). Sometimes when she gets it right, he, by habit, tries to correct her and ends up calling himself the incorrect name. Everyone getting his name wrong has become a running gag in the anime. This, of course, annoys him to no end. He once even said in frustration, "That does it, I am changing my name."

Name origin

Butch is named after Butch Cassidy, an American outlaw. His Japanese name, Kosaburo, is meant to diminish his status when compared to James. 二郎 Jirō is a name meaning "second son," while 三郎 Saburō means "third son." Kojiro (James) takes advantage of Jirō, while Kosaburo takes advantage of Saburō.

Pokémon

On hand

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Raticate
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Primeape
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Hitmontop
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Mightyena
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Cloyster
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Shuckle

Temporary

These Pokémon are temporarily controlled during the events of Pikachu Re-Volts.

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Pikachu
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Togepi
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Meowth
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Arbok
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Lickitung
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Weezing
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Victreebel
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Wartortle
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Vulpix
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Mankey
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Primeape
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Growlithe
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Poliwag
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Ponyta
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Magnemite
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Grimer
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Kingler
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Voltorb
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Hitmonchan
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Seaking
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Starmie
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Electabuzz
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Magikarp
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Vaporeon
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Jolteon
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Flareon

Status Unknown

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Aggron

In Grating Spaces, Delibird was delivering the Poké Ball containing Aggron to Butch, but it mistakenly gave it to James. Delibird returned later and reclaimed the Poké Ball. It is assumed Aggron was delivered to Butch successfully.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 子安武人 Takehito Koyasu
English Eric Stuart (4Kids dub)
Jimmy Zoppi (a/k/a Billy Beach, TPCi/TPCi dub)
Dutch Huub Dikstaal (Season 1)
Fred Meijer (Season 2)
Unknown voice actor (Season 3)
Finn Poncin (Season 5)
Paul Disbergen (Season 8)
Tony Neef (Season 9-present)
German Manou Lubowski
Hebrew דורון בן-עמי Doron Ben-Ami
Polish Janusz Rymkiewicz
Portuguese Brazil Silvio Giraldi
Dado Monteiro
Afonso Amajones
Portugal Rui de Sá (EP057)
Rui Luís de Brás (EP086)
Pedro Carneiro (EP157, EP220-EP222)
Nuno Pinto (H004-H018, AG132)
Unknown voice actor (AG176)
European Spanish Claudio Serrano

Trivia

  • Through both English dubs, Butch has shared the same voice actor with James (Eric Stuart in the 4Kids dub and Jimmy Zoppi - working under the psuedonym Billy Beach - in the TPCi/TPCi dub).

External links

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 & Cassidy*Attila & Hun*Annie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji*
Domino*Iron-Masked Marauder*Dr. Namba*Sebastian*
Rocket Scout*Wendy*Tyson*Jubei*Viper*Christopher*
Matori*Pierce*Dr. Zager*Gozu*Miyamoto*Mondo*
Kaede*Blaine*

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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