James's Morpeko

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James's Morpeko
コジロウのモルペコ Kojirō's Morpeko
Poké Ball
James Morpeko Full Belly Mode.png
James's Morpeko in Full Belly Mode
James Morpeko Hangry Mode.png
James's Morpeko in Hangry Mode
Debuts in Sobbing Sobble!
Caught in JN070
Caught at Outskirts of Vermilion City
Gender Unknown
Ability Hunger Switch
Current location With James
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Morpeko Unknown Megan Hollingshead

James's Morpeko (Japanese: コジロウのモルペコ Kojirō's Morpeko) is the first Pokémon that James caught in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, and his fourteenth overall.


As a wild Pokémon

Hunger Switch activated

Morpeko debuted in both of its modes in Sobbing Sobble!, where it stole Team Rocket's food and fled while they were in the Galar region. It later encountered Team Rocket again and angrily sent them blasting off with Aura Wheel once they admitted they had no more food to give it.

In Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, it was revealed to have followed Team Rocket back to their secret hideout. There, it ate the food that Team Rocket had been stockpiling for months, leaving them with nothing to eat. Later, Morpeko was seen eating some of the honey left by Kricketina Kylie while trying to capture a Pinsir.

In Pikachu Translation Check..., Morpeko showed up in Team Rocket's hideout, listening in on the conversation between Jessie, James, and Wobbuffet.

Morpeko and its rival Greedent

In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, Team Rocket entered Morpeko in the Vermilion City Pokémon Grand Eating Contest. It was forced to fast for several days in order to fuel its hunger and motivation to eat. In the finals, Morpeko faced off against Goh's Skwovet, but eventually returned to its Full Belly Mode after satisfying its hunger. Team Rocket tried forcing it to eat more food, only for Morpeko to angrily send them blasting off with Aura Wheel. Afterward, Goh's Skwovet managed to surpass Morpeko's score after evolving into a Greedent, winning the competition.

In JN067, Morpeko had once again eaten all of Team Rocket's food supplies, so they decided to try stealing electricity from houses around Vermilion City and feeding Morpeko with it instead. However, it turned out that Morpeko's appetite is caused by it creating electricity, rendering the trio's attempted solution to their problem naught.

In JN070, Team Rocket attempted to get rid of Morpeko by having Goh catch it. During its absence, James missed Morpeko, having grown fond of it, and after being reunited with Morpeko and seeing it battle, James opted to catch it.

With James

Personality and characteristics

Morpeko and Team Rocket

Morpeko is a greedy Pokémon that has caused trouble for Team Rocket multiple times with its raids on their food supply. If it is refused the food that it craves, it changes from its Full Belly Mode to its Hangry Mode, becoming aggressive and more voracious.

In its Hangry Mode, Morpeko is quite violent, both with Team Rocket as well as with Pokémon from other Trainers. Immediately upon reverting to Full Belly Mode, Morpeko is shown to be somewhat docile, especially after having a particularly satisfying meal, and is shown to remain calm if kept fed. As shown in JN070, Morpeko has become attached to Team Rocket, though part of reason why is because they consistently provide it with food. It has become friendly enough that it, at one point, offered a Berry seed to a downcast James. However, it still has a short temper, and will lash out at anything that bothers it, as shown in Crowning the Chow Crusher!.

Morpeko is seen to have a rivarly with Goh's Greedent, when it was at the Cerise Laboratory they soon started a food dispute.

Moves used

Full Belly Mode

James Morpeko Full Belly Mode Aura Wheel.png
Using Aura Wheel
Move First Used In
Aura Wheel Crowning the Chow Crusher!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Hangry Mode

James Morpeko Hangry Mode Stomping Tantrum.png
Using Stomping Tantrum
Move First Used In
Aura Wheel Sobbing Sobble!
Stomping Tantrum JN070
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Morpeko.