Matori

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Matori
マトリ Matori
Matori.png
Matori in the Sun & Moon series
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Secretary
Anime debut Memories are Made of Bliss!
English voice actor Emily Jenness
Japanese voice actor Kiyomi Asai

Matori (Japanese: マトリ Matori), also referred to as Giovanni's secretary (Japanese: サカキの秘書 Sakaki's secretary), is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime, making her debut appearance in Memories are Made of Bliss!.

History

Matori's first appearance in the Diamond & Pearl series

In the Diamond & Pearl series

In Memories are Made of Bliss!, Delibird arrived in Sinnoh to inform Jessie, James, and Meowth to contact Team Rocket headquarters immediately. When they did, instead of reaching Giovanni as they expected to, Matori greeted them. She informed the trio that they had to return to headquarters right away for an assignment from their Boss himself. Later, Matori delivered the files on Jessie, James and Meowth to Giovanni for review before being dismissed.

In the Best Wishes series

She appeared in In the Shadow of Zekrom!, where she informed Giovanni of the mobilization of an unknown organization in Unova.
Giovanni and Matori in the Best Wishes series
In Enter Iris and Axew!, she told the trio that they could not use their previous Pokémon and had to capture Pokémon native to Unova, as non-native Pokémon would arouse suspicion. After the transmission, she gave Giovanni some coffee and expressed doubts about the trio's ability to carry out the mission, but Giovanni soothed her fears by expressing confidence that they would draw the unknown organization out.

Matori appeared in The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!, Dreams by the Yard Full!, and Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!. These were all non-speaking cameo roles, where she was seen alongside Giovanni in transmissions to the trio.

In Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, after the events of the unaired episodes which are no longer part of canon, she dismissed Jessie, James and Meowth to act on their own in Unova, telling them that Giovanni was very busy and could not give them any more missions at that time. Matori did not appear again in the Best Wishes series outside of non-speaking cameo appearances alongside Giovanni, first in Unrest at the Nursery!, and then in The Dream Continues! dressed in new clothing.

Giovanni and Matori in the XY series

In the XY series

Matori made another non-speaking cameo appearance alongside Giovanni in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!.

She appeared again in An Explosive Operation!, receiving the trio's call to headquarters and connecting them to Giovanni.

In the Sun & Moon series

Matori appeared in a flashback in Loading the Dex!, alongside Giovanni.

Matori appeared again in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, where she contacted the trio to confront them regarding the lack of reports on their progress in Alola. The trio tried to argue with her, only to immediately fall into line once Giovanni joined the conversation. She later warned them to file their reports regularly before ending the call. It was shown that Jessie has a dislike of her, calling her "four eyes".

Matori reappeared in Alola, Kanto! during a fantasy that Jessie has during her return to Kanto. Off-screen, she had summoned the trio back to Team Rocket HQ. She made another appearance in SM045, having just finished speaking to Jessie.

Character

Matori appears to take her job as secretary seriously, as shown many times when she delivered the messages coming from the Team Rocket boss to the trio. She is also seen to be faithful and deferential to Giovanni. While interacting with the Team Rocket trio, she is noticeably more cold and harsh. The trio have a combative relationship with her, though they tolerate her in Giovanni's presence. Jessie carries a particularly intense dislike for Matori, angrily calling her names such as "four eyes" and "bespectacled kappa" when she isn't around, while Meowth considers bribing her with food but quickly loses hope in this idea.

Pokémon

Used as a messenger

Team Rocket Delibird.png
Delibird

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浅井清己 Kiyomi Asai
English Emily Jenness
Finnish Ella Pyhältö (DP191)
Katja Sirkiä (BW001-BW002)
Henna Haverinen (BW023)
Norwegian Anine Kruse (DP191)
Siri Nilsen (BW001-present)
Polish Agnieszka Judycka
Brazilian Portuguese Elisa Villon (DP191)
Ângela Couto (BW001-BW023)
Unknown voice actress (XY107-present)
Spanish Latin America Erica Edwards (DP191)
Karla Falcón (BW001-BW023)
Unknown voice actress (XY107)
Unknown voice actress (SM012)
Spain Gloria Núñez (DP191-BW023)
Amalia Cantarero (XY107)
Carmen Podio (SM012)

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マトリ Matori
English Matori Same as Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 真鳥/真鸟 Zhēnniǎo From 真鳥 Matori


Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton

Carl*Sham*Will*Karen*Grey*

Trios:
 
Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird*, & Orm (T3B)
Duos: Butch & CassidyAttila & HunAnnie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji
DominoIron-Masked MarauderTysonWendyDr. Namba
SebastianViperMondoPierceDr. ZagerChristopher
MiyamotoRocket ScoutMatoriKaedeBlaine*

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappFaba
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeMallow's brotherSophocles's parents
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakHobbesNebbyWickeGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

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