Giovanni (Masters)

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Giovanni
サカキ Sakaki
Spr Masters Giovanni.png
Giovanni's model
No. 74
English voice actor Andrew Russell[1]
Japanese voice actor Kōji Ishii[2]
Description This leader of the expansive Team Rainbow Rocket enterprise, which aims to use Pokémon to rule the world, believes Pokémon are no more than tools.

Giovanni (Japanese: サカキ Sakaki) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. He forms a sync pair with Mewtwo, which is capable of Mega Evolving after acquiring its Power Boost from the Villain Event Spreading Shadows. This sync pair was first made available on December 5, 2019. This pair can be raised to 6★ EX from September 16, 2021. However, unlike other sync pairs, this pair cannot be upgraded with Champion Spirits - only Custom Legendary Spirits from the Villain Event Looming Shadow of Kanto can be used.

Giovanni in his sygna suit forms a sync pair with Nidoking. This sync pair was first made available on May 19, 2022. This pair can be raised to 6★ EX from the day it was released.

Giovanni in his Classic attire forms a sync pair with Persian. This pair was first made available through a sync pair-up event on August 15, 2022, and could be raised to 6★ EX from the day it was released.

Mewtwo

Raising this sync pair to 6★ EX will unlock Song Key 01005, which allows "Battle! (Giovanni) (Pokémon Masters EX Version)" to be played in the Jukebox.

Masters150.png Type PsychicIC Masters.png Psychic
Move types PsychicIC Masters.png Psychic / GhostIC Masters.png Ghost
Role Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Mewtwo Weakness DarkIC Masters.png Dark
Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon’s body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 528 391 104 480 104 426
Lv. 140, Max Potential 628 431 144 520 144 466
Mega Mewtwo
Lv. 140, Base Potential 528 391 104 575 104 511
Lv. 140, Max Potential 628 431 144 623 144 559

Moves

Giovanni's Mewtwo uses Confusion, Psychic, and Shadow Ball as its three damage-dealing moves. Upon Mega Evolution, Confusion is replaced with Psystrike.

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Confusion Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 1 18 21 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target confused.
(Only before Mega Evolving)
Psychic Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by 1 stat rank.
Nowhere to Hide! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's evasiveness by one stat rank. Raises the user's critical-hit rate by two stat ranks.
Shadow Ball Ghost
GhostIC Masters.png
Special 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by 1 stat rank.
Psystrike Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 3 100 120 100% An opponent Deals damage based on the target's Defense rather than Sp. Def.
(Only after Mega Evolving)
Sync moves
World Domination Psystrike Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 250 300 An opponent Become Mega Mewtwo Y until the end of battle.*
(6★ EX) effect: Sync move targets all opponents.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Power Reserves 2 Powers up moves in a pinch.
Theme Skills
Psychic Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Psychic-type attacks.
Kanto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Villain Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Complicated Family Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
Rare ↑ 2 Soothing ↓ 1 Wistful ↓ 1 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
  • Rare Cache

Lowers the following discovery levels by 1:

  • Soothing Crystal
  • Wistful Crystal

Sync Grid

The sync grid for Giovanni and Mewtwo is an expanded grid, made available on July 26, 2021.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 3
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +10 Sp. Atk +10 4 48 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +20 Speed +20 7 84 2
Confusion: Power +4 Confusion: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Confusion: Power +4 Confusion: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Confusion: Power +4 Confusion: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Confusion: Power +4 Confusion: Power ↑ +4 3 36 3
Confusion: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Psychic: Power +3 Psychic: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Psychic: Power +3 Psychic: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Psychic: Power +3 Psychic: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Psychic: Power +3 Psychic: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Psychic: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Psychic: On a Roll 2 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of moves. 7 84 2
Psychic: On a Roll 2 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of moves. 7 84 3
Nowhere to Hide!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Nowhere to Hide!: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 3
Shadow Ball: Power +3 Shadow Ball: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Shadow Ball: Power +3 Shadow Ball: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Shadow Ball: Power +3 Shadow Ball: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Shadow Ball: Power +3 Shadow Ball: Power ↑ +3 4 48 3
Shadow Ball: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Shadow Ball: On a Roll 1 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of moves. 4 48 2
Smarty-Pants The more the target's Sp. Def is lowered, the more it powers up the user's sync moves. 10 120 2
Critical Strike 3 Powers up the user's attacks when they become critical hits. 10 120 2
Weird Recovery 1 Restores the user's HP whenever its Pokémon takes an action when the field is Psychic Terrain. 9 108 3
Brainteaser The more the target's Sp. Def is lowered, the more it powers up the user's moves. 10 120 3
Endurance When the user enters battle with full HP, applies the Enduring effect to it. 10 120 3
World Domination Psystrike: Power +25 World Domination Psystrike: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
World Domination Psystrike: Power +25 World Domination Psystrike: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Nidoking

Raising this sync pair to 6★ EX will unlock Song Key 01013, which allows "Decisive Battle! (Giovanni) (Pokémon Masters EX Version)" to be played in the Jukebox.

Sygna Suit Giovanni
マジコスサカキ Serious Cosplay Sakaki
Spr Masters Giovanni Sygna.png
Sygna Suit Giovanni's model
No. 74
English voice actor Andrew Russell
Japanese voice actor Kōji Ishii
Description Giovanni’s back with a slick new outfit and a newfound understanding of Dynamaxing. He’s teamed up with Nidoking, which can use a large repertoire of moves.
Masters034.png Type GroundIC Masters.png Ground
Move types GroundIC Masters.png Ground / SteelIC Masters.png Steel / PoisonIC Masters.png Poison
Role Strike (Physical)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Nidoking Weakness PsychicIC Masters.png Psychic
Nidoking’s thick tail packs enormously destructive power. With one swing, it can topple a metal transmission tower. Once this Pokémon goes on a rampage, there is no stopping it.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 633 375 133 224 133 295
Lv. 140, Max Potential 733 415 173 264 173 335
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential


Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Mega Kick Normal
NormalIC Masters.png
Physical 4 250 300 75% An opponent No additional effect.
Iron Tail Steel
SteelIC Masters.png
Physical 4 198 237 75% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of lowering the target's Defense by 1 stat rank.
Poison Jab Poison
PoisonIC Masters.png
Physical 4 138 165 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target poisoned.
World of Pain! None Status 0
(1 use)
Self Raises the user's Attack by 6 stat ranks. Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user. Applies the Supereffective ↑ Next effect to the user.
Sync moves
Unstoppable Ambition Ground Impact Ground
GroundIC Masters.png
Physical 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX) effect: Sync move targets all opponents.
Max moves
Max Quake Ground
GroundIC Masters.png
Physical 0
(1 use)
400 480 An opponent Raises the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks.
Max Steelspike Steel
SteelIC Masters.png
Physical 0
(1 use)
400 480 An opponent Raises the Defense of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks.
Max Ooze Poison
PoisonIC Masters.png
Physical 0
(1 use)
400 480 An opponent Raises the Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Giovanni's Cunning Normal-type moves become Ground-type moves. Moves never miss.
MAX Double Down 5 Powers up the user's max moves that are super effective.
Hit the Gas 5 Increases the amount of move gauge slots needed to use attack moves by one and powers up moves.
Theme Skills
Ground Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Ground-type attacks.
Johto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Villain Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Sygna Suit Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
Rare ↑ 3 Soothing ↓ 2 Wistful ↓ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 3:
  • Rare Cache

Lowers the following discovery levels by 2:

  • Soothing Crystal
  • Wistful Crystal

Sync Grid

Giovanni and Nidoking's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available when the sync pair first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 2
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +20 Attack +20 7 84 2
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Mega Kick: Power +3 Mega Kick: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Mega Kick: Power +3 Mega Kick: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Mega Kick: Power +3 Mega Kick: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Mega Kick: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Iron Tail: Power +3 Iron Tail: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Iron Tail: Power +3 Iron Tail: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Iron Tail: Power +3 Iron Tail: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Iron Tail: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Iron Tail: On a Roll 1 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of moves. 8 96 2
Poison Jab: Power +3 Poison Jab: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Poison Jab: Power +3 Poison Jab: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Poison Jab: Power +3 Poison Jab: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Poison Jab: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Poison Jab: Superduper Effective 3 Powers up moves that are super effective. 7 84 2
Poison Jab: Furious Brawn The more the user’s Attack is raised, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 3
World of Pain!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 1
Antitoxin Prevents the user from getting poisoned or badly poisoned. 5 60 1
Headstrong Attack cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Sand Shelter Protects the user from damage from a sandstorm. 5 60 1
Double Down 3 Powers up sync moves that are super effective. 8 96 2
Sands of Time 2 Quickly charges the move gauge during a sandstorm. 8 96 2
MAX Super Preparation Applies the Supereffective ↑ Next effect to the user after using its max move. 9 108 2
Superduper Effective 2 Powers up moves that are super effective. 10 120 2
Surging Sand 2 Powers up the user’s moves during a sandstorm. 10 120 2
Super Syncer Applies the Supereffective ↑ Next effect to the user the first time its sync move is used each battle. 9 108 3
Critical Crit 9 Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user when it lands a critical hit. 10 120 3
Haymaker The more the user’s Attack is raised, the more it powers up the user’s sync moves. 10 120 3
Rejuvenate 6 Charges the user’s move gauge by 6 after using a sync move. 10 120 3
Max Quake: Power +100 Max Quake: Power ↑ +100 8 96 3
Max Steelspike: Power +100 Max Steelspike: Power ↑ +100 8 96 3
Max Ooze: Power +100 Max Ooze: Power ↑ +100 8 96 3
Unstoppable Ambition Ground Impact: Power +25 Unstoppable Ambition Ground Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Unstoppable Ambition Ground Impact: Power +25 Unstoppable Ambition Ground Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Persian

Giovanni (Classic)
サカキ(アナザー) Sakaki (Another)
Spr Masters Giovanni Classic.png
Giovanni (Classic)'s model
No. 74
English voice actor Andrew Russell
Japanese voice actor Kōji Ishii
Description Giovanni is wearing the same outfit he wore during his time in the Kanto region. His subordinates are familiar with this outfit and say it suits him well.
Masters053.png Type NormalIC Masters.png Normal
Move types NormalIC Masters.png Normal / DarkIC Masters.png Dark
Role Support
Base Potential ★★★★☆☆EX
Persian Weakness FightingIC Masters.png Fighting
This Pokémon is popular with rich people. It’s also targeted by hunters who are after the jewel in its forehead.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 532 200 231 200 234 326
Lv. 140, Max Potential 612 240 271 240 274 366
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential


Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Slash Normal
NormalIC Masters.png
Physical 2 50 60 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.
Dire Hit All + None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks.
Bite Dark
DarkIC Masters.png
Physical 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.
Enough! None Status 0
(1 use)
All allies Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3 stat ranks. Applies the Gradual Healing effect to all allied sync pairs.
Sync moves
Perfectly Evil Normal Impact Normal
NormalIC Masters.png
Physical 300 360 An opponent (6★ EX) effect: Once per battle, the stat increase after using a sync move is doubled.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Speedy Entry 2 Raises the user’s Speed by 2 stat ranks when it enters a battle.
Panic Button Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play the first time the user is in a pinch each battle.
Natural Remedy Removes all status conditions from the user the first time it is inflicted by any status condition each battle.
Theme Skills
Normal Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
Kanto Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
Villain Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
Expedition Skills
Rare ↑ 2 Fiery ↓ 1 Soothing ↓ 1 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
  • Rare Cache

Lowers the following discovery levels by 1:

  • Fiery Crystal
  • Soothing Crystal

Sync Grid

Giovanni and Persian's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the pair first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +30 HP +30 5 60 2
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Slash: Power +3 Slash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Slash: Power +3 Slash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Slash: Power +3 Slash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Slash: Power +3 Slash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Slash: Power +3 Slash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Slash: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Bite: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Dire Hit All +: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Enough!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 3
Enough!: Slippery 1 Raises the user’s evasiveness by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 7 84 2
Enough!: Berserk Bunch 1 Raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user’s move is successful. 10 120 3
Enough!: All Ramped Up 1 Raises the Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user’s move is successful. 10 120 3
Quick Cure Removes the confused, flinching, and trapped conditions from the user the first time they are inflicted each battle. 7 84 2
Stamina Reserves 2 Charges the user’s move gauge by 2 the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 8 96 2
Amped Up 1 Raises the user’s Speed by 1 stat rank when it lands a critical hit. 10 120 2
Ramming Speed The more the user’s Speed is raised, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 2
Team Sync Regen Applies the Gradual Healing effect to all allied sync pairs after the user uses a sync move. 7 84 3
Catalyst Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play the first time the user’s sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
First Aid 4 Restores the user’s HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
Safety Tether Applies the Enduring effect to the user the first time its sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
On the Run 2 Raises the user’s evasiveness by 2 stat ranks the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
Perfectly Evil Normal Impact: Power +25 Perfectly Evil Normal Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Perfectly Evil Normal Impact: Power +25 Perfectly Evil Normal Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Availability

Giovanni was first available in the Lurking Shadow Legendary event from December 5 to 18, 2019. This event reran in the following dates:

  • March 6 to 16, 2020
  • February 8 to March 10, 2021
  • July 26 to August 19, 2021
  • September 16 to October 16, 2021

Lurking Shadow was added to Legendary Adventures on November 24, 2021.

Giovanni and Mewtwo can be battled against in:

  • Legendary event: Lurking Shadow (December 5 to 18, 2019; March 6 to 16, 2020; February 8 to March 10, 2021)
  • Legendary event: Father or Foe (May 4 to 20, 2021)
  • Villain Event: Spreading Shadows (September 30 to October 16, 2021)
  • Villain Arc Kanto: Team Rocket Returns
  • Villain Arc Johto: Team Rocket Revival*

Sygna Suit Giovanni and Nidoking can be battled against in:

  • Villain Arc Johto: Team Rocket Revival

Giovanni has also been shown to pair alongside the following Pokémon and can be battled against in:

  • Nidoqueen
    • Villain Event Prelude: Looming Shadow of Kanto (September 16 to October 16, 2021)
  • Arcanine
  • Golem
    • Extreme Battle Event: Giovanni's Malice (October 1 to 16, 2021)
  • Exeggutor
    • Villain Event: Team Rocket Attacks (May 30 to June 16, 2022)

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Giovanni

Quotes

Main article: Giovanni/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

Giovanni (center) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Giovanni briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Archer and Ariana.

Gallery

Masters Dream Team Maker Giovanni and Mewtwo.png Giovanni Mindscape.png Masters Villain Arc Kanto artwork.png Masters Medal 1-Star Lurking Shadow.png
Giovanni and Mewtwo on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Giovanni's sync move mindscape
(Team Rocket's Castle)
Artwork of Kanto chapter of the Villain Arc Medal
1★ Lurking Shadow
Spr Masters Giovanni 2.png VSGiovanni Masters.png Spr Masters Giovanni EX.png VSGiovanni EX Masters.png
5★ model 5★ VS model 6★ EX model 6★ EX VS model
Giovanni Emote 1 Masters.png Giovanni Emote 2 Masters.png Giovanni Emote 3 Masters.png Giovanni Emote 4 Masters.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Sygna Suit Giovanni

VSGiovanni Sygna Masters.png Spr Masters Giovanni Sygna 2.png Spr Masters Giovanni Sygna EX.png VSGiovanni Sygna EX Masters.png Giovanni Sygna Mindscape.png
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Sygna Suit Giovanni's sync move mindscape
(Team Rocket's Castle)
Giovanni Sygna Emote 1 Masters.png Giovanni Sygna Emote 2 Masters.png Giovanni Sygna Emote 3 Masters.png Giovanni Sygna Emote 4 Masters.png Masters Villain Arc Johto artwork.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Masters Medal 1-Star Rocket Execs Assemble.png Masters Medal 2-Star Rocket Execs Assemble.png Masters Medal 3-Star Rocket Execs Assemble.png Masters Medal Bonds of Evil.png
Medal
1★ Rocket Execs Assemble
Medal
2★ Rocket Execs Assemble
Medal
3★ Rocket Execs Assemble
Medal
Bonds of Evil
Artwork of Johto chapter of the Villain Arc

Giovanni (Classic)

Masters EX Giovanni artwork.png VSGiovanni Classic Masters.png Spr Masters Giovanni Classic 2.png Spr Masters Giovanni Classic EX.png VSGiovanni Classic EX Masters.png
Artwork of Giovanni
in Pokémon Masters EX
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Giovanni Classic Emote 1 Masters.png Giovanni Classic Emote 2 Masters.png Giovanni Classic Emote 3 Masters.png Giovanni Classic Emote 4 Masters.png Giovanni Classic Mindscape.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Giovanni (Classic)'s sync move mindscape

Trivia

  • Since version 2.20.0, all versions of Giovanni use special voice-over lines upon entering a team that contains certain Trainers (regardless of their partner Pokémon). As of that version, the only trainer is Silver.
  • Giovanni and Mewtwo form the first sync pair to be obtainable only via Legendary Events, debuting on December 5, 2019.

Origin

Giovanni's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Mewtwo is Giovanni's highest-level Pokémon in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and Mega Evolves into Mega Mewtwo Y in the latter game. In addition, Giovanni also controlled a Mewtwo for a while in the anime. Mewtwo's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire.

Nidoking is one of the Pokémon Giovanni uses in the core series games, as well as in the Pokémon Adventures manga. Nidoking's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire.

Giovanni (Classic)'s design is based on his appearance in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Persian is Giovanni's main Pokémon in the anime. It has also appeared on his team in Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Persian's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Moon.

In other languages

Nowhere to Hide!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 逃げられはしない Nigerare wa shinai
Mandarin Chinese 你逃不掉的 Nǐ Táo-bù-diào de
France Flag.png French Personne ne m'échappe !
Germany Flag.png German Ihr entkommt mir nicht!
Italy Flag.png Italian Vi abbiamo in pugno!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 놓치지않는다 Notchiji Anneunda
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡No tenéis escapatoria!

World Domination Psystrike

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 全世界を支配する サイコブレイク Zensekai o Shihai Suru Saiko Bureiku
Mandarin Chinese 支配全世界之 精神擊破 Zhīpèi Quánshìjiè zhī Jīngshén Jípò
France Flag.png French Pour diriger le monde ! Frappe Psy !
Germany Flag.png German Psychostoß der Weltherrschaft
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicobotta alla conquista dei mondi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전 세계를 지배할 사이코브레이크 Jeon Segyereul Jibaehal Saiko Beureikeu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Mental Dominadora


World of Pain!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 痛い目をみるぞ Itai me o Miruzo
Mandarin Chinese 等著痛不欲生吧 Děngzhe Tòngbúyùshēng ba
France Flag.png French Ton insolence sera punie !
Germany Flag.png German Jetzt lernst du Schmerz kennen!
Italy Flag.png Italian Pagherete questa insolenza!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쓴맛을볼거다 Sseunmaseul Bol Geoda
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Sufrirás mi ira!

Unstoppable Ambition Ground Impact

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 滅びぬ野望のグラウンドインパクト Horobinu Yabō no Guraundo Inpakuto
Mandarin Chinese 野心不滅之 地面衝擊 Yěxīn Búmiè zhī Dìmiàn Chōngjí
France Flag.png French Ambition inarrêtable ! Impact Sol !
Germany Flag.png German Bodenstoß der steinharten Ambitionen
Italy Flag.png Italian Impatto Terra di chi non cederà mai
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불멸하는 야망의 그라운드임팩트 Bulmyeolhaneun Yamang-ui Geuraundeu Impaekteu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Impacto Tierra de la Ambición Implacable


Enough!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese せんべつだ Senbetsu da
Mandarin Chinese 這是餞別禮 Zhè shì Jiànbiélǐ
France Flag.png French Voici un cadeau d'adieu pour toi.
Germany Flag.png German Ein kleines Geschenk!
Italy Flag.png Italian Questo è il mio contributo!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이별선물이다 Ibyeolseonmur-ida
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Es mi regalo!

Perfectly Evil Normal Impact

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 悪の気位を高める ノーマルインパクト Aku no Kigurai o Takameru Nōmaru Inpakuto
Mandarin Chinese 提升邪惡品格之 一般衝擊 Tíshēng Xié'è Pǐngé zhī Yībān Chōngjí
France Flag.png French Orgueil maléfique ! Impact Normal !
Germany Flag.png German Normalstoß des bösen Stolzes
Italy Flag.png Italian Impatto Normale fieramente malvagio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 악의 긍지를 높이는 노멀임팩트 Ag-ui Geungjireul Nop-ineun Nomeol Impaekteu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Impacto Normal del Orgullo Maligno


References

Members of Team Rocket
Bosses:

Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters)
Madame Boss (anime only) • Masked Man (Adventures only)

Executives:

ArcherArianaPetrelProtonGrey (Golden Boys only)
Adventures only: CarlShamWill (former) • Karen (former)

Trios:
 

Jessie (Masters), James (Masters), & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad) (Adventures only; former)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET) (Adventures only)
Carr, Sird (former), & Orm (T3B) (Adventures only)

Duos:

Anime only: Butch & Cassidy (former) • Attila & HunAnnie & Oakley (dub only)

Scientists

Gideon
Anime only: Dr. FujiDr. NambaSebastianDr. Zager
Adventures only: Blaine (former)

Others: 

GruntsRocket BrothersRBYFRLG/Rocket SistersPE
Anime only: DominoIron-Masked MarauderRocket ScoutWendy
TysonJubeiViperChristopher (former) • MatoriPierceGozu
Radio drama only: MiyamotoMondo
How I Became a Pokémon Card only: Kaede


Boss: Giovanni (Masters)
Notable members: MaxieArchieCyrusGhetsisLysandre
Lower members: FabaTeam Rainbow Rocket Grunts
Locations: Festival PlazaTeam Rocket's Castle


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyer
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAsh
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLooker
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColress
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelena
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomi
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictor
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaTina
MeowthRyukiTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressArcherArianaPetrelProtonChuckTeam Break


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