List of Team Rocket's disguises

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Team Rocket's disguises, commonly used in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Jessie, James, and Meowth, like other Team Rocket members, often use a variety of disguises in order to carry out their schemes. The obvious and bizarre costumes serve as a running gag in the anime, where Ash and his friends usually fail to recognize Team Rocket until it is too late.

Jessie, James, and Meowth

Original series


Disguise Episode Description
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Electric Shock Showdown Jessie, James, and Meowth appeared in black Ōendan outfits, complete with hats, black shades, and a flag emblazoned with an R. Jessie's outfit has a blue undershirt, James's is red, and Meowth's is green. Misty saw through their disguises and thanked them for their support, much to their surprise. This disguise reappears in The Problem with Paras and in Princess vs. Princess.
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Battle Aboard the St. Anne Jessie and James both appeared in ganguro styles, infamous for having dark tans and bright makeup. Their outfits included black shoes, short skirts, and James wearing a blonde wig that somewhat resembles his regular hairdo, and Jessie an orange one similar to her hairstyle, making this the first time James dresses like a woman in the series.
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Jessie and James later posed as waiters on the St. Anne alongside other Team Rocket Grunts to help support Giovanni's plan to steal all of the Pokémon belonging to the Trainers aboard the ship.
Beauty and the Beach Jessie and James both donned swimsuits to enter the Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume Contest, and James wore an inflatable bodysuit giving him large breasts to give him a more feminine appearance. James's disguise is notable for causing the initial ban of this episode in the United States.
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Abra and the Psychic Showdown Jessie and James wore hula girls outfits complete with lei necklaces, green grass skirts, and wigs. They greeted Ash and his friends as they entered Saffron City, and whisked them away to a building to collect their prize for being the millionth visitor to the city.
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Pokémon Scent-Sation Jessie and James disguised themselves as "Ashley's" parents, with Jessie wearing a pink kimono robe and glasses and her hair tied up in a bun on top, and James wearing a bald cap, a fake nose and glasses with Meowth hidden under his shirt to simulate a belly
Pokémon Fashion Flash Jessie and James disguised themselves as fashion artists. Jessie wore a black top and a red slit skirt, while James wears a long black coat and red slacks. Both also wear glasses. Meowth simply wears a blue jacket with a yellow undershirt, serving as the cashier for Salon Roquét.

Jessie and James reused these outfits in All Things Bright and Beautifly! and Win, Lose or Drew!. Jessie would again reuse this outfit for the Lilycove Pokémon Contest in Pokéblock, Stock and Berry and Lessons in Lilycove.

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Jessie and James cross-dressed in a fashion similar to that of the manga The Rose of Versailles. They reused these outfits in I Feel Skitty!. Also, in The Bicker the Better, the Young Couple Oscar and Andi wear the same outfits.
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The Punchy Pokémon Jessie, James, and Meowth stole Giant’s clothes and Hitmonlee to enter the P1 Grand Prix.
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The Ninja Poké-Showdown Jessie and James interrupted Ash's Fuchsia Gym match while dressed in kabuki costumes.
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Showdown at Dark City Jessie, James, and Meowth appeared wearing Japanese scarves and coats upon entering the restaurant to pose as Kaz Gym bodyguards.
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The Song of Jigglypuff Jessie and James both disguised themselves as punk rockers, complete with leather jackets, pierced ears, wild wigs and the like, when they let our heroes use a stage to let Jigglypuff Sing.

They reused these costumes in A Breed Stampede! and Fighting Ire with Fire!

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Holy Matrimony! Jessie and Meowth wore black "invisible" costumes and pushed James into his parents' estate as Jessie tried to imitate James's voice to collect the will. James's parents were not fooled, but played along as long as they saw fit.

Meowth wore the "invisible" costume again in Ready, Willing, and Sableye. The "invisible" costumes were reused by all three in the two-part Ash versus Paul battle arc, Pedal to the Meddle and Evolving Strategies.

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Who Gets to Keep Togepi? Jessie and James posed as female Egg-sellers with old-fashioned dresses, bonnets, and baskets full of fake Pokémon Eggs in an attempt to steal the Togepi Egg.
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The Purr-fect Hero Jessie and James performed a fake magic act for the schoolchildren, with Jessie wearing a magician's tuxedo, top hat, and glasses, and James wearing a pink dress and disguised as the lovely assistant.
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The Case of the K-9 Caper Jessie and James disguised themselves as Officer Jenny while using a voice-changing megaphone to imitate other characters, such Ash and Misty.

The trio reused these outfits in Losing Its Lustrous! and Double Team Turnover!.

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Pokémon Paparazzi Jessie and James posed as an elderly couple, complete with gray wigs and old-fashioned clothes. Jessie wore glasses and James had a fake mustache.

Jessie reused the disguise in Beauty is Skin Deep.

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The Ultimate Test Jessie and James entered the Pokémon League test in disguise. Jessie wore a gray woman's business outfit, black skirt, glasses with her hair in braids and black Mary Jane shoes, while James also had glasses, along with a blue suit. This was also one of the few times where one of the duo didn't recognize the other in disguise, James didn't recognize Jessie until after she took off her glasses.
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The Misty Mermaid The trio wore Swan Lake-inspired costumes and performed in the Cerulean Gym's Underwater Ballet show. Jessie dressed as a prince, while James was in a pink tutu and Meowth had a swan float ring around his waist.

James's ballet outfit reappeared in Flower Power.

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Clefairy Tales Jessie and James posed as aliens, complete with their own UFO, while kidnapping Pikachu.
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Showdown at the Poké-Coral Jessie and James disguised themselves as a news crew for PNN, Pokémon News Network, and they wanted to interview Ash in a segment called Pokémon Masters of Tomorrow. This is the first time that they tricked someone onscreen who wasn't Ash and his friends. Instead, they tricked Delia into telling them where Ash was.
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Mewtwo Strikes Back Jessie and James posed as Vikings, with Meowth as the boat's figurehead. In their latest ploy, they offer Ash and his friends a trip from Old Shore Wharf to New Island, and later their boat is overturned by a large wave.
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To Master the Onixpected! The trio posed as old hermits and attempted to steal meatball kebabs from a rest stop near Mt. Hideaway.

They reappeared in these outfits in The Poké Spokesman.

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Bad to the Bone! Jessie wore this outfit as she made her own way to compete in the Indigo League with Otoshi's stolen Badges. She also attempted to steal another Trainer's Badges, but James and Meowth intervened.

She used this outfit again in The Grass Route, along with James in a similar man version of the outfit, to compete in the Grass Tournament. Their costumes were colored green.

Jessie appeared in a similar outfit in Outrageous Fortunes, this time as a fortune teller, when she conned Delaney into handing over his prized Poliwrath. Jessie would wear this outfit again in A Togepi Mirage!, though it was colored purple this time.

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All Fired Up! Jessie and James disguised themselves as League Officials in ancient Greek maidens' costumes. They were able to take the Moltres Flame from the torchbearer during the Indigo League Opening Ceremony.
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Fire and Ice Jessie was disguised in a Nurse Joy costume complete with a mask and James disguised himself as an ordinary nurse, with a surgical mask covering his mouth and glasses, at a fake Pokémon Center that they set up. Surprisingly, Jessie's Nurse Joy disguise was an imitation of the real Nurse Joy's appearance where the lips did not move, which Brock took notice of.
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A Friend in Deed Jessie and James posed as physical examiners for the Pokémon League, where they collected Pokémon from the Indigo League competitors.

Orange Archipelago

Disguise Episode Description
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Pallet Party Panic! The trio posed as food vendors at Ash's welcome home party.
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A Scare in the Air Jessie first appeared in an air-hostess costume, while James was dressed as the captain in a ploy to get Ash and his friends to board their blimp destined for Valencia Island.
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They were also disguised as a waitress and waiter aboard the blimp.
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Poké Ball Peril The trio upgraded their blimp from the previous episode, and while dressed as air captains, they lured Ash and Misty onto their airship.
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In The Pink Jessie and James took inspiration from Pinkan Island's unusually pink colored Pokémon, and posed as a pink Tauros and Gengar, respectively.

In Manectric Charge, the duo used these costumes again to lure the group into a fake carnival in Mauville City, but this time, they were based on Gengar and Tauros's typical color schemes.

Disguises EP090.png Stage Fight Jessie, James, and Meowth disguised themselves as pirates.

These costumes would later reappear in The Dunsparce Deception and The Treasure is All Mine!

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Meowth Rules! Jessie and James disguised themselves as villagers of Golden Island to blend in with the crowd during their attempt to reunite with Meowth.
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Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon? Jessie and James cross-dressed as newlyweds.
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The Stun Spore Detour James and Meowth donned farmer costumes while they searched for Salveyo Weed.
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The pair later posed as a mother pushing an infant in a stroller. However, Misty was not fooled by James's sad story or by the pair's disguises.


Disguise Episode Description
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The Double Trouble Header The trio posed as Team Electabuzz fans to convince Casey, an avid Electabuzz fan, to have a rematch against Ash while they plot to snatch Pikachu.
Team Rocket Disguise EP120.png Roll on, Pokémon! The trio disguised themselves as park rangers to avoid being detected while they illegally mine for amberite.
Disguises EP123.png The Spinarak Attack The trio dressed as medieval thieves stealing items akin to The Black Arachnid.

These disguises reappeared in Takin' It on the Chinchou.

Disguises EP126.png The Chikorita Rescue Jessie and James disguised themselves as doctors, wearing full white suits with gloves, mouth covers, glasses and white skullcaps with red lines and a Red Cross on the front.
TeamRocketEP131Disguises.png Fighting Flyer With Fire Jessie and James were weakly disguised as survey takers from the Pokémon Bureau.
TeamRocketEP132Disguises.png For Crying Out Loud The trio were disguised as farmers.

James and Meowth later reused these outfits in Outrageous Fortunes.

Team Rocket Disguise EP135.png Grin to Win! Meowth disguised himself as a Sunflora for the first time. He dressed up as a Sunflora for a total of six additional times in the Pokémon anime, specifically in The Grass Route, A Bite to Remember, Pacifidlog Jam, All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!, A Secret Sphere of Influence!, and Three Sides to Every Story!.

Jessie and James reused their casual outfits while competing in the Pastoria Croagunk Festival in Cream of the Croagunk Crop!.

Team Rocket Disguise EP138.png The Superhero Secret They first appeared in costume as they flooded water into their pitfall trap with Ash and his friends trapped inside.
Team Rocket Disguise2 EP138.png Team Rocket wore detective outfits while they spied on Ash and his friends.
Team Rocket Disguise3 EP138.png Jessie led her "Metapod men", Meowth and James, to battle Gligarman.
Team Rocket Disguise EP144.png Gettin' The Bugs Out The trio decided to wear plant-inspired costumes to blend in with their surroundings while they waited to ambush Ash during his Azalea Gym challenge.
TeamRocketDisguisesEP146.png Tricks of the Trade Jessie and James disguised themselves as inventors with a "machine" that supposedly makes the user's Pokémon stronger, but instead, winds up as empty Poké Balls.
Team Rocket Disguise EP151.png The Totodile Duel Jessie and James posed as auxiliary ladies from the Pokémon Battler's Association, though Wobbuffet's unannounced appearance helped Ash and his friends see through the disguises.
JamesDisguiseEP157.png The Fortune Hunters James, inspired from a phony Pokémon zodiac book given to them by a disguised Butch and Cassidy, dressed in a Moltres costume for the first time.

He wore the costume again in The Dunsparce Deception while performing in a play.

TeamRocketDisguisesEP160.png Air Time The trio disguised themselves as a ventriloquist act called "The Dugtrio Trio", with Meowth as the dummy.

Jessie and James reappeared in these outfits in Some Like it Hot, though with purple and orange tuxedos and pants instead. In You Said a Mouthful, Jessie and James wear these same outfits while they take over Anthony's unofficial Gym. They reappear in these outfits again in Strategy Tomorrow - Comedy Tonight!.

Team Rocket Disguise EP161.png The Bug Stops Here After learning that the Bug-Catching Contest was restricted to people under age 16, Jessie, James, and Meowth attempted to make themselves appear younger by dressing in student-style clothes, with Meowth as an infant.
Team Rocket Disguise2 EP161.png Jessie wore a Venomoth costume as a ploy to attract Bug Pokémon to her, while James and Meowth were armed with nets.
Team Rocket Disguise3 EP161.png Jessie and James appeared in kimonos, with Jessie holding a goldfish in a bag while James had sweet treats in his hands.
Team Rocket Disguise EP162.png Type Casting The trio disguised themselves as trees, helping them camouflage with their forest surroundings while they plotted to steal a wild Sudowoodo.
Team Rocket Disguise EP166.png Two Hits and a Miss Team Rocket arrived on the scene in ninja outfits. While Jessie and James wore navy-blue, Meowth and Wobbuffet were dressed in red.
Team Rocket Disguise EP168.png Hook, Line and Stinker Jessie and James wore polo shirts and shorts while they competed in the Seaking Catching Competition.
Team Rocket Disguise EP169.png Beauty and the Breeder Jessie and James disguised themselves as stylists, while their Pokémon were elaborately and colorfully decorated as a part of the Pokémon Beauty Contest.
Team Rocket Disguise2 EP169.png After their cover was blown by Officer Jenny, Jessie and James posed as doctors, demanding that the beauty contestants hand over their Pokémon for a routine physical examination.

These disguises reappeared in A Bite to Remember.

Team Rocket Disguise EP174.png Imitation Confrontation Jessie and James disguised themselves as Duplica and Ash respectively. This was most likely done as payback for Ash and his friends dressing up as them and performing their motto for them in Ditto's Mysterious Mansion. James would repeat the Ash disguise in Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike! with Pokémon the Series: XY clothes.
Team Rocket Disguise EP176.png Ariados, Amigos Team Rocket announced their arrival with a magic show while wearing magician coats.
Team Rocket Disguise EP183.png Trouble's Brewing Team Rocket attended a tea ceremony at the Kimono Sisters' tea house dressed in their best formal attire.
Team Rocket Disguise EP185.png The Light Fantastic Jessie and James posed as archaeologists, with Meowth disguised as a mummy. Their disguises worked, as they were led to Remoraid Lake.
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Moving Pictures Jessie and James performed their motto while wearing ski gear.
Team Rocket Disguise EP188.png Spring Fever Jessie and James posed as excavators in the hopes of finding a hot spring that they can earn money from.
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The Dunsparce Deception James disguised as a town messenger with a blue shirt, straw hat, and a hand bell while announcing the Pokémon stage show, in which James wears the Moltres costume first shown in The Fortune Hunters, and Meowth wore a Dunsparce costume, much to the disappointment of the kids watching.
Team Rocket Disguise EP192.png The Wayward Wobbuffet Jessie and James disguised themselves as scientists testing out a new invention, the PokéPod.
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Ring Masters Jessie and James wore Sumo wrestler costumes and entered the Sumo Conference, with Wobbuffet disguised as a Miltank.
Team Rocket Disguise EP198.png The Heartbreak of Brock Team Rocket appeared in more formal attire, with James posing as Temacu's fiancée and Jessie as her maid of honor.

Jessie wore the black dress and yellow blazer again in Xatu the Future, Pros and Con Artists, Cheer Pressure, Eight Ain't Enough, Hi Ho Silver Wind!, A Chip Off the Old Brock, and On Olden Pond.

Team Rocket Disguise EP201.png Doin' What Comes Natu-rally Team Rocket posed as acrobats while they kidnap the street performers' Pokémon.
Team Rocket Disguise EP203.png The Screen Actors' Guilt Jessie and James stole their outfits from two TV station security guards.

In Luxray Vision!, the group reused these guard outfits to remain undetected while they stole an Old Charm.

Team Rocket Disguise EP205.png The Kecleon Caper Jessie and James took a pair of blimp attendant uniforms to remain undercover while they stole the passengers' jewelry and Pokémon.
EP207 Rock.png Got Miltank? Jessie and James disguised themselves as desert rocks to capture Pikachu.
Team Rocket Disguise EP210.png Around the Whirlpool Jessie and James posed as a waiter and waitress aboard a ship bound for the Whirl Islands.

In Vanity Affair, the trio wore these outfits while working at a waterfront café. Later they, Ash, and his friends were invited onto Drake's ship. Their café apparel proved to be the perfect disguise as the trio kidnapped Pikachu with ease.

Team Rocket Disguise EP211.png Fly Me to the Moon The trio posed as meteorologists, and at Meowth's request, they assisted Orville, a Pidgey, in his attempt to fly to the Moon.
Team Rocket Disguise EP220.png The Mystery is History Jessie and James disguised themselves in standard black Team Rocket uniforms in order to sneak into an underwater Rocket lab and take credit for Professor Namba's plan. Later, in A Promise is a Promise, Jessie and James once again donned the black Rocket uniforms in a second attempt to steal the captured Lugia.
EP226 Team Rocket Disguises.png Espeon Not Included Team Rocket disguised themselves as Geisha girls as they tried to steal an unevolved Eevee that would later evolve into an Espeon.
EP230 R Eggs.png Hatching a Plan The trio and Wobbuffet made their entry as eggs with the R logo.
Team Rocket Disguise EP230.png Jessie and James wore electric-proof suits, complete with a blue helmet with protective visors and gloves. While their armor worked, they forgot to protect their balloon and were sent blasting off.
Team Rocket Disguise EP231.png Dues and Don'ts The trio posed as American footballers.
Team Rocket Disguise EP243.png Same Old Song and Dance Team Rocket's outfits are a reference to Morning Musume, a famous J-pop girl group.
TeamRocketDisguisesEP245.png Will The Real Oak Please Stand Up? The trio disguised themselves in Maroon Town as DJ Mary (Jessie), Professor Oak (James), and a loud-mouthed radio producer (Meowth). James would repeat the Oak disguise in A Faux Oak Finish!
Team Rocket Disguise EP248.png One Trick Phony! The trio had begun working at the Battle Park, but after seeing Ash and his friends arrive, they decided to pose as tough Trainers. They battled Ash using the park's Rental Pokémon.
Team Rocket Disguise EP251.png Beauty is Skin Deep Jessie and James posed as an elderly couple, which allows them to get close to Clair's Dratini.

James reused these disguises in Which Wurmple's Which?.

EP255 Team Rocket Disguises.png Why? Wynaut! Team Rocket disguises themselves as reporters.
TeamRocketDisguisesEP258.png Hatch Me if You Can Jessie and James disguised themselves as Nurse Joy and a generic doctor, respectively, claiming to be from the New Bark Town Pokémon Center, with Meowth hiding in Jessie's dress to act as Nurse Joy's breasts. The two tries to steal the Larvitar that just hatched after they got rid of the real Nurse Joy, but Brock was able to tell Jessie was an impostor due to the mask's mouth not moving, among other details.
Team Rocket Disguise EP259.png Entei at Your Own Risk Team Rocket posed as food taste test researchers and managed to lure Ash and his Pokémon into their truck before taking off. They reused the disguises from Shocks and Bonds to At the End of the Fray.

Team Rocket wore similar outfits in Gathering the Gang of Four!, though the outfits also featured white undershirts. In Top-Down Training!, and from Tag! We're It...! to Smells Like Team Spirit!, the trio wears these outfits, but with blue shirts this time.

Team Rocket Disguise EP265.png Pop Goes the Sneasel! Meowth dressed up as a Sneasel to convince a wild Sneasel to join the trio. After their smoke-bomb went off, Team Rocket only grabbed Meowth by mistake. Harrison went on to battle and catch the Sneasel.

Meowth reappeared as a Sneasel in The Keystone Pops!.

EP266 Team Rocket Disguises.png A Claim to Flame! Jessie, James, and Meowth wore the same waitress, waiter, and cook outfits in Brave the Wave.
EP266 Team Rocket Disguises 2.png Jessie and James posed as Silver League officials in an attempt to steal Pikachu.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Disguise Episode Description
Team Rocket Disguise AG011.png A Bite to Remember While Jessie and James posed as researchers, they used Meowth, disguised as a Persian, to illustrate the power of their evolution machine to Max and Poochyena. They also had Meowth dress as an Azurill, a Sunflora, an Aipom, and a Murkrow, while Pikachu and Pichu costumes are also seen.
Team Rocket Disguise AG013.png All Things Bright and Beautifly! Jessie and James posed as members of a congratulatory committee in an attempt to steal the Rustboro City Coordinators' Pokémon.
Team Rocket Disguise AG016.png The Winner by a Nosepass The trio dressed up as roadside construction workers while they dig a tunnel to the Rustboro Gym.

These outfits reappeared in Poetry Commotion!, Going, Going, Yawn!, and Delcatty Got Your Tongue.

Team Rocket Disguise AG017.png Stairway to Devon Jessie and James posed as researchers in an attempt to infiltrate the Devon Corporation.
Team Rocket Disguise AG032.png Abandon Ship! Jessie and James posed as boaters and offered Ash and his friends a lift from Dewford Island to Slateport City.
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Jirachi: Wish Maker Jessie and James wore Clown costumes as they stole Pikachu in the middle of Butler's magician show.
Team Rocket Disguise AG035.png Win, Lose or Drew! In their second set of disguises, Team Rocket sold fake Pokéblock.

These outfits reappeared in Dawn of a New Era!, where the trio lured Ash and his friends to their fake inn. However, the wind blows over the cardboard facades and reveals their true identities. James, Mime Jr., and Meowth wore these disguises once again in Mounting a Coordinator Assault!.

Team Rocket Disguise AG036.png The Spheal of Approval The trio posed as snow cone vendors outside Slateport City's Oceanic Museum.
Team Rocket Disguise AG039.png A Poké-BLOCK Party! Jessie and James entered Mauville City's Trick House in outfits resembling school uniforms.
AG042 Meowth disguise.pngTeam Rocket Disguise AG042.png Love at First Flight Jessie and James disguised Meowth as a Volbeat to snatch Juliet's Illumise. They later performed their motto as an Illumise and Volbeat, respectively. Like the actual Pokémon species, the costumes' tails light up.
Team Rocket Disguise AG044.png The Princess and the Togepi Jessie and James dressed as Mirage Kingdom guards and kidnapped Misty and her Togepi on Colonel Hansen's orders.
Team Rocket Disguise AG047.png I Feel Skitty! Jessie and James broke into the Greenhouse run by Eliza dressed in royal regalia.
AG050.png Pros and Con Artists The trio set up a fake Pokéblock shop in Fallabor Town in an attempt to scam money from the competing Pokémon Coordinators.
Team Rocket Disguise AG050.png James and his Cacnea posed as satisfied customers.
Jessie AG051.png Come What May! Jessie entered the Fallabor Contest in a Dustox-inspired disguise as "Jessica".
Team Rocket Disguise AG054.png Fight for the Meteorite! Team Rocket posed as tour guides aboard the Mt. Chimney cable car service.
Team Rocket Disguise AG060.png Delcatty Got Your Tongue Jessie and James dressed in traditional German clothing and pose as a couple seeking treatment for their injured Meowth in order to infiltrate Dr. Abby's clinic. Their facade is exposed after Meowth speaks while receiving a massage.

The trio reused these outfits in Off the Unbeaten Path

Team Rocket Disguise AG062.png Disguise Da Limit Jessie performed in the Verdanturf City Contest as "Jesslana".

In Mean with Envy and Pacifidlog Jam, Jessie competed in the Pacifidlog Town Contest as "The Jester", using this disguise paired with dark sunglasses.

Team Rocket Disguise AG068.png A Double Dilemma Team Rocket dressed up as Petalburg City Gym Leader Norman and his family. Jessie disguised herself as Caroline, James as Norman, Meowth as May, and Wobbuffet as Max. The disguised fooled much of North Petalburg's citizens, but the real May and Max eventually revealed the trio's disguises.

James reused the Norman disguise in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

Team Rocket Disguise AG074.png Hokey Poké Balls! The trio posed as a repair crew and rigged the local Pokémon Center's Poké Ball Transporter machine to transfer the Poké Balls directly to them, with the Trainers receiving empty ones in return.
Team Rocket Disguise AG080.png That's Just Swellow While James competed in the Crossgate PokéRinger competition, Jessie set up a massage stall with Meowth disguised as a satisfied Wingull in an attempt to steal Trainers' Pokémon.
Team Rocket Disguise AG093.png Clamperl of Wisdom Jessie and James posed as cleaners at Isaiah's lab to cover the fact that they stole a rare pearl.

These disguises reappeared in The Ribbon Cup Caper.

Team Rocket Disguise AG096.png Training Wrecks Jessie and James posed as ship captains during their plan to ambush Ash and his friends on their journey from Muscle Island to Mossdeep City.
Team Rocket Disguise AG100.png Solid as a Solrock Jessie and James performed an operatic version of their motto in the Mossdeep Gym, complete with costumes.
Team Rocket Disguise AG104.png Claydol Big and Tall Team Rocket joins forces with Ash, his friends, and Sigourney to quell a rampaging giant Claydol. James and Ash dressed as eggplants to attract Claydol, but Sigourney soon realized that Claydol dislikes the vegetable. Following what the legend said of quelling the Claydol, the girls dressed up as maidens, but it was Wobbuffet's maid outfit that attracts Claydol's attention.

Wobbuffet wore this outfit again in Tanks for the Memories! while working as a maid for Team Rocket's pop-up café.

Team Rocket Disguise AG105.png Once in a Mawile Team Rocket interrupted Samantha's ribbon dance with their own performance.
Team Rocket Disguise AG107.png Absol-Ute Disaster The trio posed as Absol hunters in a village on Izabe Island.
Lord Sir James Jamison.png Do I Hear a Ralts? James disguised himself in a grayish brown suit with a matching hat, white gloves, a mustache, and glasses, calling himself Lord Sir James Jamison, Esquire. Jessie and Meowth were disguised as a Gardevoir and a Kirlia, respectively. James would wear the same disguise in A Chip off the Old Brock but with a different mustache.

Meowth's Kirlia costume reappeared during the Pacifidlog Contest Battle Rounds in Pacifidlog Jam.

This is the first time their ruse was blown by the Pokédex. It identified Meowth by its species rather than as a Kirlia. Later on, a similar incident happened, albeit with Meowth disguised as a Shiftry instead of a Kirlia.

Team Rocket Disguise AG111.png Eight Ain't Enough In their money-making scheme, James posed as Sootopolis City Gym Leader Juan.
Team Rocket Disguise AG117.png Berry, Berry Interesting Jessie and James posed as professional Pokéblock tasters while Meowth and Wobbuffet stole the Pokémon Center's Pokéblock supply.
Team Rocket Disguise AG119.png The Ribbon Cup Caper Jessie and James disguised themselves as waiting staff aboard the S.S. St. Flower in the hopes of stealing the precious Ribbon Cup.
Team Rocket disguise AG122.png Deceit and Assist Having stolen his Contest Pass and Ribbons, Jessie disguised herself as Anthony in an attempt to enter the Hoenn Grand Festival. The real Anthony and his Swalot later foiled her ploy as she was about to walk onto the stage.
Team Rocket Disguise AG125.png Like a Meowth to a Flame Jessie and James disguised themselves as Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy, respectively, while attempting to steal the Moltres Flame where a crowd of real Jennies and Joys are appearing. Interestingly, unlike when Jessie disguised as Nurse Joy previously, James does not use a mask, but their disguises for the most part appear flawless, except for their true eyes obviously being shaped differently from the real Joys and Jennies, and also because of James's blatantly fake falsetto voice.
Team Rocket Disguise AG133.png The Right Place and the Right Mime Team Rocket dressed up as characters from Pokémon Sunday. Jessie was dressed as Becky, James as Red-Hakase, Meowth as Golgo-Sachou, and Wobbuffet as a human cameraman.
Team Rocket disguise AG140.png Sitting Psyduck Jessie and James, going by the pseudonym "Jemal", disguised themselves as grass sledding operators in a plot to steal a Psyduck.
Team Rocket Disguise AG143.png The Saffron Con Jessie wore a red dress for the Saffron City Contest. She wore this outfit again for the Chrysanthemum Island Contest in Spontaneous Combusken! and the Mulberry City Contest in New Plot, Odd Lot!
Team Rocket Disguise AG148.png A Chip Off the Old Brock Jessie and James posed as an elderly couple with their ill Snorlax, which was actually Wobbuffet and Meowth in a costume, to steal from Katie's pharmacy.
Team Rocket Disguise AG152.png On Olden Pond The trio posed as a team of architects for Mr. Saridakis' planned Leisure Land project.
Team Rocket Disguise AG156.png From Cradle to Save Jessie, James, and Meowth arrived at the Pokémon Ninja School in their own ninja outfits.
Team Rocket Disguise AG158.png Queen of the Serpentine Jessie disguised as Lucy, while Wobbuffet, James, and Meowth posed as the facility's attendants.
Team Rocket Disguise AG165.png King and Queen for a Day! Jessie and James posed as a welcoming committee and quickly escort Ash and his friends to a massage parlor in the hope of capturing Pikachu.

They wore these outfits again in Grating Spaces!, when the trio posed as re-decorators and temporarily took over the Pewter Gym. They reused the outfits yet again while posing as traveling salesmen in Strategy Tomorrow - Comedy Tonight!.

Team Rocket Disguise AG167.png What I Did for Love! Team Rocket set up a stall outside the Gardenia Town Contest Hall, where they sold ribbons and Contest memorabilia. They were dressed in hippie-style clothing.
Team Rocket Disguise AG168.png Three Jynx and a Baby! Meowth and James's Mime Jr. disguised themselves as Smoochum in order to fool a trio of parent Jynx, but their disguises failed.
Team Rocket disguises AG173.png All That Glitters is Not Golden Jessie forced Meowth into a Sudowoodo costume in a bid to attract an elusive golden Sudowoodo.
Team Rocket disguises AG175.png Going for Choke! James and Meowth posed as backstage assistants during the Mulberry City Contest, managing to coax Ash, Brock, and Max into a trap, while they attempted to sabotage May's chances of winning her final Ribbon.
Team Rocket Disguise AG180.png May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! Jessie, under the pseudonym "Jessidia", served as the Kanto Grand Festival host alongside Lilian Meridian. Meowth, Wobbuffet, and James were the camera crew.

"Jessidia" returned during the Wallace Cup from Staging a Heroes' Welcome! to Strategy with a Smile!, and again in Playing the Leveling Field!.

Team Rocket Disguise AG185.png Duels of the Jungle Meowth posed as a Weavile, but the disguise does not impress the wild Pokémon.

Meowth dressed as a Weavile again while competing in the Pokémon Dress-Up Contest in All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!.

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The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing! Jessie, James, and Meowth disguised themselves as Nurse Joy, Raoul Contesta, and Mr. Sukizo, respectively, and volunteered to judge the Contest Battle between May and Drew. However, their cover was blown by Harley and his Cacturne.
Team Rocket Disguise AG188.png Pinch Healing Team Rocket disguised themselves as members of the Pokésitter Union.
Team Rocket Disguise AG191.png Once More with Reeling! Team Rocket were disguised as fishermen while reeling in a group of Pokémon with a net.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Disguise Episode Description
Team Rocket Disguise DP007.png Like it or Lup It! Jessie, James, and Meowth posed as International Pokémon Court judges to preside over an argument over stolen Berries between a Golduck and a trio of Ludicolo. However, Team Rocket were later revealed to be the true culprits.
Team Rocket Disguise DP008.png Gymbaliar! While establishing the unofficial Powerzone Gym, Jessie posed as the Gym Leader "Princess Powerzone", and wore a dress and glasses with remarkable likeness to her Seviper. James dressed up in a white suit with a pink shirt and matching pink tie and orange shades. Meowth wore a red suit with a blue bow tie and regular shades.
Team Rocket Disguise DP009.png Setting the World on Its Buneary! Officer Jenny showed Ash and his friends a surveillance photograph of Team Rocket from a recent robbery. The trio was revealed to have covered their faces with scarves while they stole machine parts to build their latest mecha.
Team Rocket as Clowns.png Not On MY Watch Ya Don't Jessie, James, and Meowth dressed up as Clowns in Jubilife City while handing out Pokétches. However, the Pokétches were rigged with a speaker, which Team Rocket used to hypnotize and steal Pokémon.

Team Rocket's disguises may be a reference to the trio of Clowns in Jubilife City featured in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Team Rocket Disguise DP014.png Leave It To Brocko! Jessie and James disguised themselves as Hikers, while Meowth dressed as a Shiftry. It was only after Dawn checked her Pokédex that Meowth's true identity was revealed.
Team Rocket Disguise DP015.png Shapes of Things to Come! Team Rocket donned miner gear while they excavated the Oreburgh Mine. They went undetected by Ash and his friends.

The trio reused these outfits in Hot Springing a Leak!, Pedal to the Mettle!, and Uncrushing Defeat!.

Team Rocket Disguise DP016.png A Gruff Act to Follow! The trio disguised themselves as Ancient Pokémon experts. They fooled Dr. Kenzo, who took them on a guided tour through the Oreburgh Mining Museum.
Team Rocket Disguise DP021.png Ya See We Want an Evolution The trio disguised themselves as the "C-Button League". Aside from shirts with the letter "C", they wore sunglasses with the letter "C" making up the frames.
Team Rocket Disguise DP029.png The Champ Twins! Jessie, James, and Meowth dressed up like cowboys and posed as Trainers in order to get attention from the reporter Rhonda and her Sinnoh Now news team. They attempted the same ploy in All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!.
Team Rocket Disguise DP036.png A Secret Sphere of Influence! Jessie and James, with Meowth in disguise as a Sunflora, stole the Adamant Orb from the Eterna Historical Museum in broad daylight.
Team Rocket Disguise2 DP036.png After they realized that Meowth's disguise was too distinctive, the trio discarded their first disguises for more respectable business attire. However, Dawn's Piplup and Nando's Sunflora saw the trio change and later revealed Team Rocket's true identities to Ash and the others.
Team Rocket Disguise DP039.png Steamboat Willies The trio disguised themselves as an entertainer's group aboard a steamboat. Jessie posed as a pop idol, while Meowth and James wore Minun and Plusle costumes, respectively.
Team Rocket Disguise DP044.png Mass Hip-Po-Sis The trio dressed up as exquisite sand merchants to try to steal Hippopotas. They included a bag of sand to lure Hippopotas into and a picnic blanket in their disguise.
Team Rocket Disguise DP046.png A Maze-ing Race! The trio offered Dawn and her friends a map through a cave system in exchange for a group photo.
Team Rocket Disguise2 DP046.png Jessie, James, and Meowth posed as boulders to separate Ash and Pikachu while they navigated through a maze.
Team Rocket Disguise DP055.png Throwing the Track Switch Jessie, Meowth, and Wobbuffet posed as employees from the Pokémon Au Pair service. However, James, who was still upset from leaving his Cacnea with Gardenia in the previous episode, spoiled the scam.
Team Rocket Disguise DP056.png The Keystone Pops! Jessie and James posed as Psychics, while Meowth disguised himself as a Sneasel, to capture a troublesome Spiritomb.
Team Rocket Disguise DP062.png Tanks for the Memories! While setting up a pop-up cafe, Jessie and Wobbuffet wore French maid outfits, while James posed as a butler and Meowth as a baby. However, their overbearingly nice service and poor products scared customers away.
Team Rocket Disguise DP082.png Cream of the Croagunk Crop! Team Rocket competed in the Pastoria Croagunk Festival with Meowth dressed up as their Croagunk.
Pokémon Summer Academy Green Team.png Camping It Up! Team Rocket infiltrated the Pokémon Summer Academy. Jessie took her position as the Green Team's leader "Jessilinda" while Meowth and James worked as cleaners. The trio wore these disguises until One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.
Team Rocket Black Arachnid.png A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine The Team Rocket trio wore disguises similar to that of The Black Arachnid and call themselves The Black Arachnid II as they stole from a Pokémon Center.
Jessie Fantina.png Battling The Generation Gap! Jessie, disguised as Jessilina, wore a Fantina-inspired look for her performance in the Celestic Town Pokémon Contest.
Team Rocket Disguise DP098.png If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! Jessie and James were disguised as Sinnoh Star reporters and Meowth as a photographer to find out about the Scarf Monster everyone was talking about in Solaceon Town.

These costumes were used again in Stealing the Conversation!, where the trio posed as Jubilife TV reporters wanting to interview Dawn.

Team Rocket Disguise DP100.png Aiding the Enemy! The trio worked at a local Pokémon Center as gardeners, even giving Paul's Torterra a pruning.
Team Rocket Disguise DP101.png Barry's Busting Out All Over! As part of their latest scheme to steal Pokémon, Team Rocket set up a fake Poké Ball Storage Center in Hearthome City. Their plan and disguises fell through, however, after Barry asked for his Pokémon back.

In An Elite Coverup!, the trio wore similar outfits, with orange aprons instead, while they posed as Pokémon Breeders running a phony Pokémon Day Care.

Team Rocket Disguise DP103.png Jumping Rocket Ship! Jessie and James posed as an air hostess and cameraman, respectively.
Team Rocket Disguise DP104.png Sleepless in Pre-Battle! While wreaking havoc across Canalave City with their nightmare machine, Team Rocket made money by selling fake Lunar Wings which were actually Pidgey feathers with lacquer. Officer Jenny overheard Meowth and busted the trio's scheme.
Team Rocket Pokémon Rescue Corps.png Get Your Rotom Running Team Rocket briefly are seen in the Canalave City Pokémon Center wearing these disguises.

They reuse them Piplup, Up and Away! while portraying themselves as members of the “Pokémon Rescue Corps”.

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A Breed Stampede! Jessie and James were again disguised as punk rockers to draw attention to a poster to a school called the Pokémon Friendship School. Later, Jessie posed as a teacher at the Pokémon Friendship School while James was the aerobics instructor.
Team Rocket Disguise DP112.png Cheers on Castaways Isle! Jessie was disguised as a lady who has lost her Piplup, while James and Meowth were disguised as gentlemen.
Team Rocket Disguise DP113.png Hold the Phione! The trio started another sham business, a Phione-watching tour. While Jessie and James posed as salespeople, Meowth wore a Phione costume. To the trio's surprise, however, several Phione actually appeared during the tour.
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To Thine Own Pokémon Be True! James posed as a proud father in the audience as Jessie, going by the pseudonym "Jessilynlyn", and Meowth competed in the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament.
Team Rocket Disguise DP125.png Battling a Cute Drama! In an attempt to steal Marilyn's Pokémon, Jessie posed as "Jessarilyn" alongside James's Mime Jr. The plan was thwarted after Marilyn refused the battle offer because Mime Jr. wasn't cute enough.
Team Rocket Disguise DP126.png Classroom Training The three disguised themselves as students at the Snowpoint school. Jessie and James wore glasses. While Jessie had a yellow blouse and long brown skirt, James wore a two-toned green raglan sleeve shirt and blue jeans and Meowth donned a yellow baseball cap with a blue oval, a purple T-shirt and blue shorts.
Team Rocket Disguise DP130.png Frozen On Their Tracks The trio wore trench-coats, hats, and dark glasses to remain undercover while they took a train between Snowpoint City and Lake Acuity.
Team Rocket Disguise DP135.png Beating the Bustle and Hustle! The trio staged a Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle event in Greenstation Town to recruit new Team Rocket members.
Team Rocket Disguise DP138.png Strategy Begins at Home! Team Rocket worked for Sayer during the Twinleaf Festival. Some of their duties included preparing the Goldeen-catching game and running the Octillery snack stall. They remained in these outfits until Challenging a Towering Figure!.

The trio wore these outfits again while running a souvenir stall during the Lily of the Valley Conference, held from League Unleashed! to The Semi-Final Frontier!.

Team Rocket Disguise DP142.png Where No Togepi Has Gone Before! Jessie and James were disguised as TV hosts and Meowth as a cameraman in order to lure Ash and his friends to their trap inside their "Trainer Tower".
James as Jessilina.png Dressed for Jess Success With Jessie feeling unwell, James competed in her place and went on to win the Lilypad Town Pokémon Contest as "Jessilina". James's disguise fooled everyone, with the only notable difference being a blue strand of hair poking out from the magenta wig.
Team Rocket Disguise DP149.png Sticking With Who You Know! The trio worked under Professor Kodama as lab assistants. Their disguises were ruined, however, after Kodama revealed their identities in front of Ash and his friends.
Team Rocket Galactic Grunts.png The Needs of Three Jessie and James, along with Looker, disguised themselves as Team Galactic Grunts in order to stop Cyrus's plan to start a new world order. They reused the outfits in The Battle Finale of Legend.

These outfits were later burned by Jupiter's Skuntank with it's Flamethrower, exposing their identity.

Team Rocket Disguise DP153.png The Treasure is All Mine! When James returned to one of his summer homes in the region, Jessie disguised herself as his fiancé Jessebelle to gain entry, and Meowth was disguised as a dapper gentleman with a top hat.

James and Meowth reused the tuxedos in Double-Time Battle Training!, Last Call — First Round!, and Opposites Interact!.

Team Rocket Disguise DP160.pngTeam Rocket Disguise2 DP160.png A Marathon Rivalry! Team Rocket disguised themselves as massage therapists during the Pokéathlon in Camellia Town.
Team Rocket Disguise DP182.png An Old Family Blend! Team Rocket disguised themselves as Pokémon Center employees.
Zoroark: Master of Illusions Team Rocket disguised themselves as janitors.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Team Rocket's disguises in Pokémon the Series: Black & White

In Pokémon the Series: Black & White, Team Rocket used special disguises to hide their identities. Each one has a long overcoat, a pair of sunglasses, and a hat. Jessie's outfit in purple, James's in blue, and Meowth's wore brown. Unlike most of Team Rocket's other disguises, this one has been seen in more than one episode, being seen in most of the Best Wishes episodes they appeared in up to Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, and again in Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"! and Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!. Disguises as other people like in previous series appeared less often, the only ones in the first season being in A UFO For Elgyem! and A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition! if Meowth's Umbreon disguise is not counted. They started disguising again from The Name's N! onwards.

Disguise Episode Description
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The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice! Jessie painted Meowth to look like an Umbreon to distract Don George and the others at the Battle Club so they could steal some supplies.
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A UFO for Elgyem! Jessie and James dressed up like business-people in order to capture Elgyem.
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A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition! Jessie and James disguised themselves as fishermen for the fake fishing competition they were holding.
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The Name's N! They disguised themselves as regular people on a ship to Castelia City. Jessie was wearing a short blue dress and a hat and her hair is in a bun, James had a ponytail a hat and a suit, and Meowth had a lea and jacket on.

These outfits reappear in Mystery on a Deserted Island!.

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Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures! James disguised himself as an old man and deliberately collided with Professor Juniper to swap the ship tickets for ones that allowed Ash and his friends to board their ship.
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After that, Jessie disguised herself as a woman selling tickets to a ship to go back to Kanto, James posed as the ship captain, and Meowth was disguised as a sailor. The disguises fooled Ash and his friends and led them to board Team Rocket's vessel. The scheme was ruined after Ash's Oshawott overheard Team Rocket's private conversation.
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Danger, Sweet as Honey! Jessie and James posed as representatives from the "Happy Honey Island Sweet Treat Tourist Bureau". Ash conveniently won the factory tour and sample testing prize, but the tour abruptly stopped after Team Rocket revealed their true identities.
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Crowning the Scalchop King! Jessie, James, and Meowth dressed casually to hide their uniforms.
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Jessie and James painted Meowth like a Dewott so he could participate in the Scalchop King Competition and win the tournament's golden trophy.
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Capacia Island UFO! The Team Rocket trio, along with Ash and Pikachu, put on Beheeyem masks to go unnoticed by Capacia Island's citizens that were possessed by an actual Beheeyem, and had the actual Pokémon face on their heads.
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The Journalist from Another Region! Meowth dressed as a Golem to participate in the Pokémon Sumo Tournament. Jessie and James also dressed casually to pretend to be Golem's Trainers.
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Celebrating the Hero's Comet! After hearing Alexa narrating the Legend of the Comet and the Hero, they dressed themselves as the Ghost Pokémon that appeared in the tale. James disguised himself as a Gengar, Jessie used a Dusknoir costume and Meowth dressed as a Banette.
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Best Wishes Until We Meet Again! In order to steal the Decolore cruise ship passengers' Pokémon, James disguised himself as Porter so he could ask for the people's Poké Balls to supposedly protect them from Team Rocket.
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Since they had to attack the ship at the same time, Jessie covered James's absence from the trio by disguising half of herself as James.

Pokémon the Series: XY

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Disguise Episode Description
Team Rocket Disguise XY002.png Lumiose City Pursuit! The trio infiltrated Professor Sycamore’s lab as researchers in the hopes of stealing Pokémon.

Jessie and James used these outfits again in Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike! by posing as scientists who convinced Clemont to upgrade a machine for them.

Team Rocket Disguise XY008.png Grooming Furfrou! Jessie posed as a Pokémon groomer named "Jessally", with James and Meowth as her assistants and Wobbuffet as a model, in order to steal Pokémon.
Team Rocket Disguise XY013.pngTeam Rocket Disguise2 XY013.png Kindergarten Chaos! Team Rocket showed up at the kindergarten class as street performer troupe. Jessie led the trio, with James dressed up like a Beartic and Meowth as a Cubchoo. This was so they could kidnap Pikachu along with a Sylveon.
Team Rocket Disguise XY021.png A PokéVision of Things to Come! Jessie posed as a lead actress from the "Pokévision Rocketeers" production company, with James and Meowth posing as her staff. Their acting captured Ash and his friends attention before the trio revealed themselves and made off with Pikachu, Clemont's Dedenne and Serena's Fennekin.
Team Rocket Disguise XY026.png A Battle by Any Other Name! Jessie and James disguised themselves as chefs while they competed in the Poké Puff Contest.
Team Rocket disguises XY027.png To Find A Fairy Flower! The trio posed as tour guides and put on fake accents to pull off their disguises. They escorted Ash and his friends to the highlands around Calanthe Town to find fairy flowers before trying to steal Pikachu.
Team Rocket Disguise XY029.pngTeam Rocket Disguise2 XY029.png Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike! James posed as Ash again, with Jessie as Serena, Meowth dressed as Bonnie with a hand puppet to look like Dedenne, and James's Inkay as Pikachu. Team Rocket went on to commit thefts and chaos across a town, but surveillance footage and statements from Ash and his friends revealed the ploy.

Inkay was seen wearing its Pikachu costume in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?.

Team Rocket disguises XY030.png Mega Revelations! Team Rocket posed as Mega Evolution appraisers and managed to steal Pikachu and Korrina's Lucario using these disguises.
Team Rocket Disguise XY039.png Summer of Discovery! Team Rocket infiltrated the Kalos Pokémon Summer Camp as chefs.
Team Rocket disguises XY050.png Pathways to Performance Partnering! Jessie posed as "La Grande Dame Brûlée", a prestigious dance choreographer who has trained many Pokémon Performers. Using this disguise, the trio managed to steal Serena and Nini's Pokémon during a fake dance class.
Team Rocket Disguise XY057.png Thawing an Icy Panic! Jessie, James, and Meowth wore Nurse Joy costumes as they sneaked into the Coumarine City Pokémon Center and kidnapped a wild Vanillite. This is notably the first time James has cross-dressed since Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.
Team Rocket disguises XY077.pngMeowth Pelipper.png A Relay in the Sky! Team Rocket disguised themselves while they competed in the Pokémon Sky Relay, with Meowth operating a mechanical Pelipper for the second leg of the race.
Team Rocket Disguise XY079.png A Frenzied Factory Fiasco! Team Rocket disguised themselves as Poké Ball Factory employees so they can steal Ash, and his friends' Poké Balls.
Team Rocket Disguise XY082.png A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell? Team Rocket attended the costume-filled Gourgeist Festival. Jessie wore a Mismagius outfit, James went as a Gourgeist, Meowth as a Banette, Wobbuffet dressed in a Sawk costume and Inkay reprised its Pikachu outfit from Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!.
Jessie James interviewers.png All Eyes on the Future! Team Rocket disguised themselves as news reporters to interview Cosette and Sophie about the Anistar City Sundial. Jessie and James's costumes bear a striking resemblance to Gabby and Ty, respectively.
Team Rocket Disguise XY117.png Making Friends and Influencing Villains! Team Rocket dressed up as members of the Ralts evolutionary line again. Jessie's Wobbuffet dressed up as Ralts, Meowth as Kirlia, James as Gallade and Jessie as Gardevoir. Meowth and Jessie were both disguised as the same Pokémon as the previous time. Jessie also wore a Phantump costume.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Throughout the series, Team Rocket was usually disguised in casual clothing, wearing shirts, shorts, and hats. Unlike in previous series, they used these as their main outfits, not exclusively for some missions.

Disguise Episode Description
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Getting the Band Back Together! Team Rocket worked as wig sellers during a DJ Leo concert event.
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Jessie and James posed as a producer and a choreographer, while Meowth posed as DJ Blingcharm from the "In Your Dreams" talent agency. They convinced DJ Leo's Alolan Dugtrio to come with them so they could become singing stars in their own right. Leo and Ash later foiled Team Rocket's scheme, allowing Dug-Leo's next concert performance to go ahead as planned.
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Mounting an Electrifying Charge! Team Rocket wanted to win the Charjabug race, so they disguised themselves as the "Bewear Max" team, with Meowth as their Charjabug. Meowth accidentally pressed the eject button, and with his identity revealed, "Bewear Max" was disqualified from the competition.
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Deceiving Appearances! Team Rocket was hired by Faba to work as employees at the Aether Foundation, but they later quit in Mission: Total Recall!.

The trio reused their former work uniforms in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful! in the hopes of capturing the Pokémon residing at Aether Paradise. However, their covers were blown after a missing Stufful put the facility into a panic.

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Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet! "Junior" Team Rocket performed their motto in outfits that resemble the design of Preschoolers from Generation V in an attempt to fool Drampa. Wobbuffet appeared as mother pushing an infant Meowth in a stroller.
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Pushing the Fiery Envelope! After an urgent call for assistance, Team Rocket starred as the hosts and commentators at the Battle Royal Dome. They used the aliases, "Fire Jameston", "Freezer Jessip", and "Thunder Meowtaire".

They repeat these roles in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

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Smashing with Sketch! Jessie and Wobbuffet competed in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament while James and Meowth watched on. These disguises are a reference to the characters of the tennis manga Aim for the Ace!.
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All They Want to Do is Dance Dance! Team Rocket entered the Pokémon School and performed their motto in these outfits.
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I Choose Paradise! Team Rocket appeared as Pokémon Paradise Resort employees, giving them the perfect cover while Ash and his classmates enjoyed the hot spring's facilities.
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Lillier and the Staff! Jessie joined Ash and his classmates' play wearing a Lunala costume. Despite her unexpected arrival, her dazzling aerial performance made the presentation night a success.
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This Magik Moment! While preparing for her acting debut on Alola TV, Jessie had James pose as her makeup artist, with Meowth opting to be her manager.
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A High-Speed Awakening! James entered the Vikavolt race with Meowth, who was wearing a Vikavolt mecha suit.
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Spying for the Big Guy! Meowth posed as a decoy Stufful in an attempt to save his friend and fool Matori after she first stole Stufful. However, Matori quickly sees through the disguise.
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Battle Royal 151! Jessie and James wore these disguises while they competed in the Manalo Conference. Their disguises are references to Sina and Dexio's outfits from the Generation VII games.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Disguise Episode Description
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A Test in Paradise! Team Rocket wore these disguises in order to look like they were shipwrecked so they could catch a Dragonite that would come to rescue them.
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Flash of the Titans! Team Rocket wore these disguises while watching the World Coronation Series finals in order to gather information about Dynamaxing in preparation for catching a Dynamax Pokémon for Giovanni. They wore these disguises again in Dreams Are Made of These!.
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A Talent for Imitation! Team Rocket wore these disguises while they posed as street magicians in an attempt to steal other Trainers' Pokémon with the help of a Ditto.
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Dreams Are Made of These! Team Rocket wore these disguises to lure Pikachu, Raboot, and Yamper into a trap.
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Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day! Team Rocket disguised themselves as Galar Energy Plant workers while they attempted to steal Eternatus from Macro Cosmos. They removed their disguises in Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!"! when they tried to capture Eternatus, but their plot failed and they were eventually sent blasting off.
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Crowning the Chow Crusher! Team Rocket were disguised as they competed and cheated their way to the finals of the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest.
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A Close Call... Practically! Team Rocket disguised themselves as food attendants while they operated a Casteliacone van to lure Ash and Goh during their all-you-can-eat tour of Unova.
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To Train, or Not to Train! Team Rocket posed as schoolchildren in order to sneak into a school playground and steal the Pokémon playing there.
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Errand Endurance! Meowth disguised himself as an old man to help an absent-minded Pelipper find where to go to get them some Casteliacones.
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Take My Thief! Please! Jessie disguised herself as a fortune teller in order to convince Ash and Goh that they should catch a Morpeko. The plan failed when Jessie accidentally pointed to a Pidgeotto instead.
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Mad About Blue! Team Rocket disguised themselves to show off Wobbuffet to Gorman and Bluto, who were fascinated by blue Pokémon. When Wobbuffet retreated into his Poké Ball, Meowth dressed up as Wobbuffet.
Suffering the Flings and Arrows! Jessie and James disguised themselves to enter the Pokémon Flower Arrangement class taking place at the Celadon Gym, with Meowth walking on all fours and Wobbuffet. Though after failing to grab Pikachu, they revealed themselves and tried to battle Ash and Erika.

Butch and Cassidy

Original series

Disguise Episode Description
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The Breeding Center Secret Butch and Cassidy wore lab coats to look like health professionals while they operated a fake Pokémon Day Care.
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The Fortune Hunters In another Day Care Center scheme, Butch and Cassidy disguised themselves as an elderly couple. The pair deliberately revealed themselves to the Team Rocket trio out of spite.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire and Chronicles

Disguise Episode Description
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Oaknapped! Butch posed as a courier complete with a fake ID card to gain access into the Seafoam Island TV Station while Cassidy was stowed away inside the Nidoqueen costume. The pair went on to kidnap Professor Oak on Dr. Namba's orders, placing him inside the Nidoqueen costume. Cassidy then changed into her own courier costume, joining Butch to make a clean getaway.
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In their second set of disguises, Butch and Cassidy posed as scientists to get close to Professor Oak. They each wore thick glasses, buttoned shirts with ties, pants and a lab coat to complete their disguises.
Butch Cassidy disguise AG176.png The Ole' Berate and Switch! Butch and Cassidy hosted a fake battle tournament in Sable City. Cassidy was dressed as Nurse Joy, with a face mask, pink wig and nurses costume while Butch posed as an attendant.

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