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'''Jessie''' (Japanese: '''ムサシ''' ''Musashi'') is one half of of the [[Team Rocket]] duo that follows around [[Ash Ketchum]] and friends in the Pokémon [[anime]], in hopes of robbing Ash of [[Ash's Pikachu|his Pikachu]]. Her voice actresses are 林原めぐみ ''[[Megumi Hayashibara]]'' ([[EP002]]-[[AG084]], [[AG093]]-present) and ''Akiko Hiramatsu'' ([[AG085]]-[[AG092]]) in Japanese, [[Rachael Lillis]] ([[EP002]]-[[AG145]]) and [[Michelle Knotz]] ([[AG146]]-present) in English, and [[Isabel Cristina de Sá]] in Brazilian-Portuguese. She and her mother are named for [[wp:Miyamoto Musashi|Miyamoto Musashi]], Edo-period author and swordsman.
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'''Jessie''' (Japanese: '''ムサシ''' ''Musashi'') is one half of of the [[Team Rocket]] duo that follows around [[Ash Ketchum]] and friends in the Pokémon [[anime]], in hopes of robbing Ash of [[Ash's Pikachu|his Pikachu]], but typically, they never succeed in stealing Pikachu. Her voice actresses are 林原めぐみ ''[[Megumi Hayashibara]]'' ([[EP002]]-[[AG084]], [[AG093]]-present) and ''Akiko Hiramatsu'' ([[AG085]]-[[AG092]]) in Japanese, [[Rachael Lillis]] ([[EP002]]-[[AG145]]) and [[Michelle Knotz]] ([[AG146]]-present) in English, and [[Isabel Cristina de Sá]] in Brazilian-Portuguese. She and her mother are named for [[wp:Miyamoto Musashi|Miyamoto Musashi]], Edo-period author and swordsman.
   
 
Jessie's mother, [[Miyamoto]], was a high-ranking Team Rocket agent. When Jessie was around the age of three, Miyamoto left on a mission to the Andes Mountains to record the voice of the elusive Pokémon {{p|Mew}}. However, Miyamoto disappeared, and 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 more nourishing food. When she was old enough, she left home to become a Pokémon nurse in [[Johto]]. However, the school she was enrolled in was literally for ''Pokémon'' nurses, so she failed to graduate and left, leaving behind a {{p|Chansey}} she had befriended there. It is assumed that she then travelled back to [[Kanto]], where she enrolled in [[Pokémon Tech]], a trainer's school, met [[James]], and subsequently failed and dropped out. After this, Jessie and James joined a bicycle gang in [[Sunny Town]], where Jessie was known for swinging a chain above her head as she rode her bike (nicknamed "Chainer Jess").
 
Jessie's mother, [[Miyamoto]], was a high-ranking Team Rocket agent. When Jessie was around the age of three, Miyamoto left on a mission to the Andes Mountains to record the voice of the elusive Pokémon {{p|Mew}}. However, Miyamoto disappeared, and 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 more nourishing food. When she was old enough, she left home to become a Pokémon nurse in [[Johto]]. However, the school she was enrolled in was literally for ''Pokémon'' nurses, so she failed to graduate and left, leaving behind a {{p|Chansey}} she had befriended there. It is assumed that she then travelled back to [[Kanto]], where she enrolled in [[Pokémon Tech]], a trainer's school, met [[James]], and subsequently failed and dropped out. After this, Jessie and James joined a bicycle gang in [[Sunny Town]], where Jessie was known for swinging a chain above her head as she rode her bike (nicknamed "Chainer Jess").

Revision as of 01:17, 21 March 2007

Jessie
ムサシ Musashi
[[File:SugimoriJessie.png|{{{size}}}]]
Art from the TCG
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Relatives Miyamoto
Trainer class Agent
Generation I
Games Yellow
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Agent
Anime debut Pokémon Emergency!
English voice actor Unknown
Japanese voice actor Unknown

Jessie (Japanese: ムサシ Musashi) is one half of of the Team Rocket duo that follows around Ash Ketchum and friends in the Pokémon anime, in hopes of robbing Ash of his Pikachu, but typically, they never succeed in stealing Pikachu. Her voice actresses are 林原めぐみ Megumi Hayashibara (EP002-AG084, AG093-present) and Akiko Hiramatsu (AG085-AG092) in Japanese, Rachael Lillis (EP002-AG145) and Michelle Knotz (AG146-present) in English, and Isabel Cristina de Sá in Brazilian-Portuguese. She and her mother are named for Miyamoto Musashi, Edo-period author and swordsman.

Jessie's mother, Miyamoto, was a high-ranking Team Rocket agent. When Jessie was around the age of three, Miyamoto left on a mission to the Andes Mountains to record the voice of the elusive Pokémon Mew. However, Miyamoto disappeared, and 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 more nourishing food. When she was old enough, she left home to become a Pokémon nurse in Johto. However, the school she was enrolled in was literally for Pokémon nurses, so she failed to graduate and left, leaving behind a Chansey she had befriended there. It is assumed that she then travelled back to Kanto, where she enrolled in Pokémon Tech, a trainer's school, met James, and subsequently failed and dropped out. After this, Jessie and James joined a bicycle gang in Sunny Town, where Jessie was known for swinging a chain above her head as she rode her bike (nicknamed "Chainer Jess").

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. However, they quickly made up and the rest is history.

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.

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

In the episode Ignorance is Blissey, Jessie was reunited with her friend Chansey from the Pokémon nurse school; Chansey had since evolved into a Blissey.

While Jessie's role in the Pokémon anime has not yet ended, in Toshihiro Ono's manga, The Electric Tale of Pikachu, she ended up married to James and with child.

The belief, hope, or theory that Jessie and James will become a romantic couple in the Pokémon anime is RocketShipping.

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.

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

Pokémon

So far, Jessie has captured at least one new Pokémon in every region but Sinnoh.

On hand

Released

Appearances

Musical appearances

In the games

Both Jessie and James appear in Pokémon Yellow as antagonists. 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.

They hold Mr. Fuji hostage at Pokémon Tower. They attack the main character 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.

First battle

  • Level 14 Ekans
  • Level 14 Meowth
  • Level 14 Koffing

Second battle

  • Level 25 Koffing
  • Level 25 Meowth
  • Level 25 Ekans

Third battle

  • Level 27 Weezing
  • Level 27 Arbok
  • Level 27 Meowth

Fourth battle

  • Level 31 Weezing
  • Level 31 Arbok
  • Level 31 Meowth

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.

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 PokédexGo
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Sakuragi
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 ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaKoharuKikunaRenjiGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters