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Matori (Japanese: マトリ Matori), also referred to as Giovanni's secretary (Japanese: サカキの秘書 Sakaki's secretary), is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime, making her debut appearance in Memories are Made of Bliss!.
In Memories are Made of Bliss!, Delibird arrived in Sinnoh to inform Jessie, James, and Meowth to contact Team Rocket headquarters immediately. When they did, instead of reaching Giovanni as they expected to, Matori greeted them. She informed the trio that they had to return to headquarters right away for an assignment from their Boss himself. Later, Matori delivered the files on Jessie, James and Meowth to Giovanni for review before being dismissed.
She appeared in In the Shadow of Zekrom!
, where she informed Giovanni of the mobilization of an unknown organization
In Enter Iris and Axew!
, she told the trio that they could not use their previous Pokémon and had to capture Pokémon native to Unova, as non-native Pokémon would arouse suspicion. After the transmission, she gave Giovanni some coffee and expressed doubts about the trio's ability to carry out the mission, but Giovanni soothed her fears by expressing confidence that they would draw the unknown organization out.
Matori appeared in The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!, Dreams by the Yard Full! and Snivy Plays Hard to Catch! in non-speaking cameo roles alongside Giovanni in transmissions to the trio.
In Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, after the events of the unaired episodes which are no longer part of canon, she dismissed Jessie, James and Meowth to act on their own in Unova, telling them that Giovanni was very busy and could not give them any more missions at that time. Matori did not appear again in the Best Wishes series outside of non-speaking cameo appearances alongside Giovanni, first in Unrest at the Nursery!, and then in The Dream Continues! dressed in new clothing.
Matori made another non-speaking cameo appearance alongside Giovanni in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!.
She appeared again in An Explosive Operation!, receiving the trio's call to headquarters and connecting them to Giovanni.
She appeared in a flashback in Loading the Dex!, alongside Giovanni.
She appeared again in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, where she contacted the trio to confront them regarding the lack of reports on their progress in Alola. The trio tried to argue with her, only to immediately fall into line once Giovanni joined the conversation. She later warned them to file their reports regularly before ending the call. It was shown that Jessie has a dislike of her, calling her four eyes.
Matori appears to take her job as secretary seriously, as shown many times when she delivered the messages coming from the Team Rocket boss to the trio. She is also seen to be faithful and deferential to Giovanni. While interacting with the Team Rocket trio, she is noticeably more cold and harsh.
Used as a messenger
- She is the final new character introduced in the Diamond & Pearl series.
- Her name was spoken by Meowth in the original Japanese version, as well as Chinese and Indonesian dub of Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!. However, the line revealing her name is edited in the English dub.
- Matori did not have a speaking role between Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! and An Explosive Operation! despite still being a recurring character, a difference of 225 episodes.
|| マトリ Matori
|| Same as Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 真鳥/真鸟 Zhēnniǎo
|| From 真鳥 Matori