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Reason: French name (is it "Katz"?)
- If you were looking for the character of the day in When Light and Dark Collide!, see Carl (XY051).
- If you were looking for the character in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, see Karl.
|Age||26 (as of the third chapter)|
|Member of||Team Rocket|
Carl (Japanese: カーツ Kurtz), known as Keane in Chuang Yi's translation, along with Karen, Will, Green, Silver, and Sham, is one of the children kidnapped by the Masked Man and raised to be his servants in the Pokémon Adventures manga. Carl was one of the sub-leaders of the new Team Rocket formed in Johto.
He appears to be based on the original Rocket Executive class from Generation II, specifically the Executive who would be redesigned as Archer due to his use of Houndoom as his signature Pokémon.
Carl, along with Sham, debut in Piloswine Whine where they attack an arguing Gold and Silver. Carl reveals himself to be the one that had caused the earthquake that had recently hit Ecruteak City. Carl attacks the two with his Piloswine but it ends up trapped in quicksand. As he calls for backup, Sham tells them that they no longer need to be there; they then make their retreat.
Carl and Sham are later seen torturing the Team Rocket Elite Trio for their recent defeat at the hands of Eusine and losing the Pokémon they were tracking, Suicune. They are soon joined by the new leader of Team Rocket, the Masked Man, who decides it is time to start his master plan at the Indigo Plateau.
Later, at the Indigo Plateau, Carl and Sham are seen having taken control of the Pokémon League's control room. They are approached by Gold and Crystal who have come to try to stop them. Carl and Sham use their Pokémon to paralyze them, but with quick thinking, Gold manages to put their Pokémon to sleep. Despite their Pokémon being asleep, Carl and Sham are still able to fight. Eventually, their Pokémon are defeated with a Giga Drain combination attack that sends their Magcargo and Slowking flying towards them. Carl is knocked out cold while Sham manages to stay awake long enough to reveal that they were only decoys.
|Piloswine was used to destroy the Lighthouse and cause the earthquake that leveled Ecruteak City whole. However, it was stopped by Gold's Politoed, Polibo, who was temporarily under Silver's command.
Piloswine's known moves are Earthquake and Rock Smash*, and its Ability is Oblivious.
|Not much is known about Magcargo as it was seen next to Carl while the Masked Man was discussing his plans. However, he commanded it to battle Gold's Politoed, Polibo, and Crystal briefly after it had been put to sleep. It nearly took the upper hand because its unconsciousness removed its mental inhibitions as a result, but Gold switched to his Sunkern and defeated it with a Giga Drain.
Magcargo's only known move is Sleep Talk.
|Debut||Oh, It's Ho-Oh!|
|Carl owns three Houndoom. They were used to battle Gold and Crystal, but Gold's Politoed, Polibo, put them to sleep with Hypnosis.
In the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, it was revealed that one of the Houndoom evolved from a Houndour.
Houndoom's know moves are Roar. One Houndoom also knows Ember.
- In the Brazilian Portuguese translation, Carl's Piloswine also knows the moves Take Down and Rock Smash.
|Keane (Chuang Yi)|
|Spanish, Vietnamese||Carl||Same as his English VIZ Media name.|
|Korean||카츠 Kurtz||Transliteration of his Japanese name.|
|Chinese (Taiwan)||卡茲 Kǎzī||Transliteration of his Japanese name.|
|Chinese (Mainland China)||卡特 Kǎtè||Transliteration of his Japanese name.|
|Members of Team Rocket|
Giovanni (anime • Adventures • Pocket Monsters • Masters)
Archer • Ariana • Petrel • Proton • Grey (Golden Boys only)
Jessie (Masters), James (Masters), & Meowth (JJM)
Anime only: Butch & Cassidy (former) • Attila & Hun • Annie & Oakley (dub only)
Grunts • Rocket BrothersRBYFRLG/Rocket SistersPE
|This article is part of both Project Manga and Project CharacterDex, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Manga and CharacterDex, respectively.|