Prepare for Trouble

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This article is about the book. For the motto of Team Rocket, see Team Rocket mottos.

Prepare for Trouble
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ISBN: 0439220335
Published: April 2001
Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Tracey West
Preceded By: Ash Ketchum, Pokémon Detective
Succeeded By: Battle for the Zephyr Badge

Prepare for Trouble by Tracey West is the nineteenth book in the adaptation of the Pokémon anime. It is the third book to take place in Johto. It focuses on the Team Rocket trio of Jessie, James, and Meowth. It was published by Scholastic in April 2001 and is 96 pages in length.


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This book is a series of flashbacks showcasing stories focusing on Team Rocket. The events of the anime episodes The Evolution Solution, The Wacky Watcher!, The Underground Round Up, and Ignorance Is Blissey are shown.


Blast Off!
Jessie, James, and Meowth are on a mission: to be the world's greatest Pokémon thieves. And they are prepared to fight!
Pokémon of the world, beware! Team Rocket is extending their reach to the stars above.

Major events


Pokémon debuts






  • Rind Island is referred to by its Japanese name, Tankan Island.

Pokémon anime novelizations
Original series: I Choose You!Island of the Giant PokémonAttack of the Prehistoric PokémonNight in the Haunted Tower
Team Rocket Blasts Off!Charizard, Go!Splashdown in Cerulean CityReturn of the Squirtle Squad
Orange Islands: Journey to the Orange IslandsSecret of the Pink PokémonThe Four-Star ChallengeScyther, Heart of a Champion
Race to DangerTalent ShowdownPsyduck Ducks OutThundershock in Pummelo Stadium
The Johto Journeys: Go West, Young AshAsh Ketchum, Pokémon DetectivePrepare for TroubleBattle for the Zephyr Badge
The Chikorita ChallengeAll Fired UpAsh to the RescueSecrets of the GS BallPrize Pokémon
Teaming Up With TotodileTough EnoughWinner Takes All
Advanced Generation: Haunted!Phantom UnmaskedTeam Rocket TruceCelebi RescueGrovyle TroubleDeoxys in Danger
Diamond & Pearl: Pokémon AcademyThe Lost RioluCoal Badge BattleWorld of Sinnoh
Movies: The Art of Pokémon The First MovieThe Art of Pokémon the Movie 2000The Art of Pokémon the Movie 3: Spell of the Unown
Mewtwo Strikes BackMewtwo ReturnsPokémon the Movie 2000Pokémon the Movie 3Pokémon 4Ever
Destiny DeoxysLucario and the Mystery of MewPokémon Ranger and the Temple of the SeaThe Rise of Darkrai
Pikachu's VacationPikachu's Rescue AdventurePikachu and Pichu
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