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Not to be confused with Meteorite.
The Meteonite

The Meteonite (Japanese: メテオナイト Meteonite) is an item that appeared in Pokémon the Series: Black & White. It was the central focus of Team Rocket's mission from In The Shadow of Zekrom! to Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!.


In Triple Leaders, Team Threats!, Jessie, James, and Meowth were assigned to collect energy from the Dreamyard, a mission they carried out in the next episode. Giovanni revealed that he would use the energy to search for a similar signature and would contact them with more information soon.

Giovanni directly introduced Jessie, James, and Meowth to the Meteonite in his briefing to them in The Bloom Is On Axew!. He explained that in ancient times, a giant Meteonite entered the planet's atmosphere and broke apart, making impact in pieces throughout the world, with the largest piece being somewhere in Unova. Further explaining that the Meteonite, even in small pieces, could conduct massive amounts of energy, such as the energy from the Dreamyard, Giovanni assigned the trio to seek it out, as he intended to use it to further Team Rocket's plan for world conquest.

The Meteonite piece

In A Home For Dwebble!, Pierce assigned the trio to break into a facility known as the Antimony Research Lab to steal data on the Meteonite. Using a series of devices, they successfully downloaded the research data. Later, in Here Comes The Trubbish Squad!, a Team Rocket agent delivered a fake Meteonite to the trio, with instructions to wait for further orders. After confirming they had the dummy Meteonite in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, Pierce assigned the trio to break into the museum to switch it with a small piece of the Meteonite, which they did in The Battle According to Lenora!.

Dr. Zager arrived to examine the piece of the Meteonite in Scraggy—Hatched to be Wild!. He discovered that, as he suspected, it consisted of elements not found on the planet. When it reacted to the beam of Dreamyard energy he was examining it with, he excitedly declared that it was what he was looking for.

In A Venipede Stampede!, Jessie, James, Meowth, Pierce, and Dr. Zager flew over the Desert Resort, using the small Meteonite to scan for the larger one. When they discovered it, the energy pulses in the nearby area destabilized, a swarm of Venipede fled the desert and descended upon Castelia City. Giovanni was later seen heading for Unova in order to oversee its collection in person. At the end of the episode, Professor Juniper went to the desert to investigate what had happened.

Two unaired episodes were to have featured the climax of Team Rocket's quest for the Meteonite and their fight with Team Plasma over it, until they were indefinitely postponed and later retconned out of continuity. It was revealed to have served as an artificial sun for an ancient people who used it to survive following a volcanic eruption. However, its power eventually grew uncontrollable, destroying the civilization. It was sealed in the Relic Castle following this, until Team Rocket discovered it and broke the seal. Giovanni obtained it and brought it to Castelia City, where he presented it to a gathering of powerful figures in the Unovan underworld, intending to force them to join Team Rocket under the threat of manipulating the weather with it if they refused. The party was then attacked by Team Plasma, who stole the Meteonite so it could be used for their hero's benefit. However, it destabilized during their escape, forcing them to land in the Desert Resort and consult their leader Ghetsis for instruction on what to do next. This allowed Team Rocket to catch up with them, and a battle between the two teams broke out; during their conflict, the Meteonite melted Team Plasma's helicopter and rose into the air, releasing increasingly powerful bursts of heat that threatened to destroy the Desert Resort and Castelia City. Pikachu, who had fallen under the Meteonite's influence after interacting with it earlier, was eventually able to destroy the Meteonite with a supercharged Electro Ball after Giovanni and Ghetsis ordered their respective teams to abandon their missions to obtain it. In the aftermath, Professor Juniper recovered the small Meteonite and decided to return it to Lenora in Nacrene City.

In Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, Matori told Jessie, James, and Meowth the mission was over and discharged them to do as they pleased in Unova.


  • The Meteonite's backstory of being used by ancient people as a replacement sun when a volcanic eruption covered the atmosphere, as well as its placement in Relic Castle, is a direct reference to Volcarona and its role in the games. Volcarona itself would be featured later in Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!, albeit in a much different role.

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Meteoniitti
Germany Flag.png German Meteoriten
Italy Flag.png Italian Meteonite
Poland Flag.png Polish Meteonit
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Meteonita
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Meteonito

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