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I've found the Sugimori artwork for Lance. Should I put it in the infobox or no? ZestyCactus 17:12, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Where did you find it? If it's the legit Sugimori art, yeah, Go for it. --electAbuzzzz 17:20, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Done. And this art is from the HG/SS main website, so it's legit. --Jonouchi 19:55, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Green Hair

What is up with green hair in Pokémon? The Galactic grunts have it as does Lance. Why do people have a non-existant hair colour. And, could this mean that Lance was related to Galactic Grunts or used to be a member of them? Solar Dragon 20:04, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

wp:Hair dye. The second one's speculation.--Dark ICE (User:Cold)(page, talk) 20:09, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Sorry. Should have used the forums for that. Solar Dragon 20:11, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


This is probably as fanon as all get out, but isn't it possible that Lance was that Grunt from the Slowpoke Well and just got Promoted? I mean, HGSS Lance uses Golbat and Weezing, where the Well Grunt used a Koffing and the Executive used a Golbat. It's possible, I guess. But there's no proof.. I dunno. Notable?--Purimpopoie 18:10, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Well. I was wondering about that, too. Lance in Gen. IV is like a blending of that Grunt and the Executive from Radio Tower, who trained a Golbat. In HGSS, Lance was the Executive since the beginning. In Generation II, there was no word about that Grunt getting promoted (he'd still have a Koffing or Weezing after promotion, wouldn't he?). So, I'm rather thinking that Lance is a Gen. IV version of that Executive and that they decided to retcon that Grunt by placing Lance in his place (If they didn't do that, Lance would be an underused character). --Maxim 18:22, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
If that's the case, saying that 'he existed since GSC' is presumptuous. I think that should at least be changed to say 'Lance may have existed as an Executive in the Radio Tower in Gen 2.' Also, just because Gen 2 Executive has a Golbat and appears in the same place isn't enough to say he definitely is Lance. --The Great Butler 00:23, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Then what? A "spiritual replacement"? Invisible evil twin brother? --Maxim 13:22, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
If nothing else, Lance is based on the original Executive. He isn't the exact same guy like Apollo is. --The Great Butler 01:57, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

US Name

His name is officialy Proton [1]

I know that his name was changed, but I don't think the other rocket admins needed new names. --~Sparen of Iría~ 21:38, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

We know but aren't changing it because serebii didn't reveal his source. This means that we can't check to see if it is official. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 21:41, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
Why must there be a topic like this on every character's article?! Anyways... like Turtwig A said, is not an official source, so we're waiting either for Serebii to reveal where he got this info, or for the names to be confirmed by an official source. --ZestyCactus 21:44, 3 February 2010 (UTC)


There's an error in this section of the page, specifically that his name is listed in the template as "Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal" when it should be "Rocket Executive". Since the page is protected... yeah, just pointing it out. -- Dlakii (Talk!) 10:49, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Whether or not Proton and Petrel existed

Now, I know this has probably been debated before, but... Admittedly, there is more than one male Executive in the original G/S/C, but I really don't think that we can act like Game Freak has had Proton and Petrel designed since those games. Sure, the Executives in their places may have existed, but it's not like those Executives were really intended to be Proton and Petrel all those years ago. Their designs and names originate in HG/SS, and they ought to be treated as though they were created and designed for those games. Indeed, there were Executives who we can say were technically Proton and Petrel, or just equivalents to them, even if they didn't have their personalities or dialogue as shown in HG/SS. But can we really say that they definitively were Proton and Petrel, just without names or individual designs? I don't think it ought to be worded like that, since their designs and names have only ever appeared in HG/SS and we've heard no proof from anyone at Game Freak that they originally intended for all the Executives to be characterized and designed differently as they are in HG/SS.

Alright, that's my two cents, now someone shoot me down. For some reason, it happens every time I try to bring an argument to the table on a talk page, no matter what wiki I'm on and no matter how much I've thought my argument through. XD Teamrocketspy621 22:55, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

I think it's obvious that the Executives originally weren't called Proton and Petrel or designed originally to be like them, but it's probably simpler to leave things as they are, and list the Executives on Proton and Petrel's pages, and just assume that Game Freak meant for Pro. and Petrel to directly take those original Executive's places. - Takoto 23:02, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
Exactly. Game Freak meant for Proton and Petrel to be those two Executives. BUT, the article words it as though they have always been Proton and Petrel, and I see that as more of a misconception, since they obviously weren't. Teamrocketspy621 18:02, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Names aren't everything. They're meant to be the same Executives. Why wouldn't they? Their existence doesn't retcon anything or even contradict with GSC, so why wouldn't we call them same characters? Sure, when they were creating GSC they had no idea that they'd give those generic Executives new designs and names. But why should we delete that just because they didn't intend it from the start? There were many things that weren't intended from the start. TMs weren't always intended to be CDs. GSC male wasn't always intended to be Ethan. But now they are. The only thing we should care is canon. Canonically, they're the same characters. Dismissing the canon facts because of some assumption "what Game Freak could be thinking eleven years ago" is idiotic. All that matters is what there IS, not what COULD BE. --Maxim 18:30, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
Just a question... how similar are Proton and Petrel's dialogue to the executives they replaced. Canonically speaking, a character's dialogue reveals the most about them in most cases. But I don't remember exactly... is their dialogue similar enough that they should be considered the same? Allowing for changes, of course, such as Petrel's Giovanni disguise (which I'm pretty sure is brand new). --AndyPKMN 18:41, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Proton's lines in Radio Tower were changed completely because of the fact that the player has meet him in Slowpoke Well already. The "Team Rocket fortress" thing is gone. However, after the battle in Slowpoke Well he gives a very similar line to the final Grunt in the Well in GSC.
  • GSC: "Yeah, TEAM ROCKET was broken up three years ago. But we continued our activities underground. Now you can have fun watching us stir up trouble!
  • HGSS: "Humph... Team Rocket was indeed broken up three years ago. But we continued our activities underground. A small obstacle like you won't be much of a problem for our mission. I advise you to be very afraid of what is to come!"

Petrel's lines are also changed in Mahogany Hideout because of him dressing as Giovanni and the part with Murkrow opening the door with voice was added (originally, Petrel's voice wasn't needed to open the door, just the password). However, he also says "I... I couldn't do a thing... GIOVANNI, please forgive me..." upon defeating, as in HGSS. Also, he DOES mention that the place the player met him in the Rocket Executive is supposed to be Giovanni's office in GSC as well! When the player battles him in Radio Tower, the dialogues are also very different. However, the text he says after battle is very similar to the original, just longer.

  • GSC: "We stashed the real DIRECTOR in the UNDERGROUND WAREHOUSE. It's at the far end of the UNDERGROUND. But I doubt you'll get that far."
  • HGSS: "Listen carefully. We stashed the real Director in the underground warehouse. It's at the far end of the Goldenrod Tunnel. I am a nice guy. I will give you the Basement Key to get to the underground warehouse. Take it with gratitude!"

Ariana's texts are practically the same as in GSC in Mahogany Hideout.

  • GSC: "Hold it right there! We can't have a brat like you on the loose. It's harmful to TEAM ROCKET's pride, you see. However strong you may be, you can't take both of us at the same time. Sorry, baby. Now get ready to be thrashed.Hey! Don't be so selfish. Spread the fun around. What? You had an accomplice? Where is your sense of honor? As the interim boss in place of GIOVANNI, I'll show you how wrong it is to meddle with TEAM ROCKET!"
  • HGSS: "Hold it right there! We can't let a brat like you do as you please forever. It'll hurt Team Rocket's pride over and over again. Making it lessen, you see. ...So, it's time to finish you. However strong you may be, if the two of us fight at the same time, you'll have no chance of winning. Don't you agree? Hee hee hee! Sorry, baby. Now, get ready to be thrashed. What? You had an accomplice? Where is your sense of dignity? As interim boss in the place of Giovanni, I'll show you how wrong it is to meddle with Team Rocket!"

And a bit changed, but still similar in the Radio Tower.

  • GSC: "Remember me from the HIDEOUT in MAHOGANY TOWN? I lost then, but I won't this time."
  • HGSS: Hey, you... Remember me from the hideout in Mahogany Town? This time... Hee hee hee. This time... it looks like you're really all alone. All alone... So it should be quite easy. Bring it! Let's finish this!"

Her dialogue after battle in HGSS makes the same sense as the one from GSC but is expanded and reworded.

  • GSC: "A brat like you won't appreciate the magnificence of TEAM ROCKET. That's too bad. I really admire your power."
  • HGSS: "What a waste... not to use your strength to do bad things! Feh... People like you will never in a million years understand our brilliance! It's too bad... I've really come to respect your strength."

And, last but not least - Archer. His texts are practically the same, with only minor changes.

  • GSC: "Oh? You managed to get this far? You must be quite the trainer. We intend to take over this RADIO STATION and announce our comeback. That should bring our boss GIOVANNI back from his solo training. We are going to regain our former glory. I won't allow you to interfere with our plans."
  • HGSS: "Oh? You managed to get this far...? You must be quite the Trainer. We intend to take over this Radio Tower and officially announce our comeback. That should bring our boss Giovanni back from his solitary training. We are going to regain our former glory... I will not allow you to interfere with our meticulous plans!"
  • GSC (after battle): "How could this be? Our dreams have come to naught. I wasn't up to the task after all. Like GIOVANNI did before me, I will disband TEAM ROCKET here today. Farewell."
  • HGSS: "How could this be...? Our dreams have come to naught. I was not up to the task after all. Like Giovanni has done before me, I will disband Team Rocket here today. Farewell..."

Keep in mind that many texts in HGSS were changed, especially those given by important characters. Executives's texts were expanded in order to expand their personalities, instead of giving the same texts from the time that they were characterless, designless, nameless drones. But there are similarities after all.

Tohjo Falls' Crystal Text Dump was my choice on the GSC texts. --Maxim 19:26, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted to see. I think that's suitable evidence that they're the same characters. --AndyPKMN 22:10, 5 April 2010 (UTC)