Team Rocket's mechas

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The Team Rocket trio inside a typical mecha

Team Rocket's mechas usually refers to mechas used by Jessie, James, and Meowth in one of their wild schemes. Throughout the anime, Team Rocket has had many robots and machines. It is unknown how they get them, since they usually have little money, and how they are transported to the location it is to be used at. Most of the time, the robots fail to accomplish their functions and are destroyed, some even before getting a chance to be used. They first appeared in Pokémon Emergency! with the debut of the Meowth Balloon. One-time mechas began to appear from The Kangaskhan Kid.

Sometimes in Sinnoh, Meowth was referred to as the brain behind the trio's mechas. The nomenclature of some one-time mechas such as "Mark 2" or "Model 2" also seems to suggest that previous versions of those mechas were designed offscreen but failed.

In the anime

Recurring mechas

Team Rocket's Hot-Air Balloons

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Original Balloon.png Meowth Balloon Pokémon Emergency! Consists of a Meowth head with a raised paw and tail at the back, and a green basket and two beige sandbags. It has often been Team Rocket's main mode of transportation, and can be given many attachments including rockets, vacuums, nets, fists, and cages.

It appeared regularly until Pokémon the Series: Black & White. The balloon returned in the credits of I Choose You!, with the trio flying on it.

Wobballoon.png Wobballoon The Wayward Wobbuffet Features a full-body Wobbuffet design, with the Team Rocket logo in the middle of it's body. Uses a similar basket design as the Meowth balloon.

It made occasional appearances until Pokémon the Series: Black & White. After a long hiatus, it made a comeback in JN095, as a gift to Jessie and Wobbuffet from Meowth.

EP265 Sneasel balloon.png Sneasel Balloon Pop Goes the Sneasel The first one-off balloon Team Rocket have used. It is similar to the Meowth balloon in terms of design, but features a Sneasel's head instead of Meowth. It was used when Jessie and James considered replacing Meowth with a Sneasel. It was destroyed by Meowth's claws after Jessie throws him onto the balloon.
AG112 Balloon.png Poké Ball Balloon Showdown At Linoone A simple circular balloon with a Poké Ball design, and has a net launcher. It was used as an upgrade to the Meowth balloon if it was destroyed the first time. It was eventually burst by James' Cacnea's Needle Arm attack.
Team Rocket M10 Balloon.png ,Carnivine Balloon The Rise of Darkrai Was used to attack Ash, Brock, and Dawn as they traveled to Alamos Town in their own hot air balloon. It was eventually blown away by a Gust attack from a group of Drifloon and Drifblim.
DP085 Gliscor Bot.png Gliscorbot Fighting Fear with Fear! A Gliscor-themed balloon that double-functions as a mecha. It could extend its tail to grab Pokémon. Its tail could extend to grab Pokémon. Its claws could open and launch like missiles to emulate X-Scissor, and its wings could spread open and perform an attack emulating Steel Wing. It was destroyed by Ash's Gliscor's actual Steel Wing attack.
Team Rocket Mecha M13.png Yanmega Balloon Zoroark: Master of Illusions Was used by Team Rocket while following Ash, Brock, and Dawn as they traveled to Crown City.
Team Rocket Mecha BW002.png Rocket Balloon Enter Iris and Axew! A generic football-shaped purple balloon with the new Team Rocket logo on it and a gray basket, contained in a briefcase before use. It was destroyed by Oshawott.
Team Rocket Balloon.png Meowth Balloon New Places... Familiar Faces! Similar to the original Meowth balloon, but instead has a blue basket with the new Team Rocket logo and a pair of engines that replace the sandbags. The Meowth head now has blue eyes, and no longer has a paw sticking out. Appeared occasionally throughout the end of Pokémon the Series: Black and White.
Team Rocket Mecha BW142.png Unnamed The Dream Continues! Combines all of the balloon attachments onto the Meowth balloon. It was quickly shot down by a group attack from Ash's Pikachu, Charizard, Unfezant, Oshawott, Pignite, Snivy, Scraggy, Leavanny, Palpitoad, Boldore, and Krookodile.
Team Rocket balloon XY.png Meowth Balloon The Dream Continues! The balloon was redesigned again in Pokémon the Series: XY. The basket is smaller and now has propeller engines on it. The Meowth head is more ribbed and has both its paws sticking out, as well as having its mouth open on its portion, unlike the previous generations.
Team Rocket Balloon JN.png Meowth Balloon Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio! Once again, the balloon was redesigned in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. The basket is once again green and has the new red Team Rocket logo. The sandbags return as well, replacing the propeller engines. The Meowth head is the same as in Pokémon the Series: XY. It still retains the Meowth head design from Pokémon the Series: XY, but it is smoother, and has a propeller on the back. As Team Rocket doesn't travel around the region to follow Ash, it is seen much less frequently than in the previous series.

It remains in use in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, but once again, it isn't as frequently seen as before. It also appears in Pokémon GO alongside the trio.

Team Rocket's submarines

Alongside the Meowth Balloon, the trio also uses many submarines that serve as underwater transportation, and are powered by pedaling.

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Gyarados Submarine.png Gyarados Submarine Beauty and the Beach (Japan)
Sparks Fly For Magnemite (Internationally)
It is equipped with a net launcher, extendable arms, and wheels. It was occasionally used throughout Kanto.
Magikarp Submarine.png Magikarp Submarine Fit to be Tide! It has arms that can be extended, and legs that can also be extended on land. Its weapons include nets and extendable fists. In combat, traps are used to capture Pokémon.

It was used as Team Rocket's main mode of transportation through the Orange Islands and made infrequent appearances after that all the way until Pokémon the Series: Black and White. It returned in Pokémon the Series: XY, and in Pokémon Journeys: The Series in The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!, where it was slightly redesigned.

Team Rocket BW submarine.png Rocket Submarine The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! Used by Team Rocket to search for the Abyssal Ruins. Similarity to the Rocket Balloon, it is not designed after a Pokémon.
Basculin Submarine.png Basculin Submarine The Island of Illusions! Based on a Blue-Striped Basculin, and was designed by Dr. Zager. It was used as Team Rocket's main mode of transportation during the Decolore Islands arc.
Golden Magikarp Submarine Going for the Gold! A slightly upgraded and altered version of the Magikarp submarine. It was destroyed by Pikachu.
Bruxish Submarine.png Bruxish Submarine Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence! Used to try and find treasure. It was sucked away by Dhelmise's Whirlpool.

Rocket Prize Master

Main article: Rocket Prize Master

List of mechas

Original series

Mechas were occasionally used in the Kanto arc. However, they became more common in the Johto arc.

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Kangaskhan bot.png Kangaskhan Mecha The Kangaskhan Kid The first one-time mecha in the anime. The Giant Kangaskhan bot moves by controlling it from the car underneath it, and it has two rockets in the form of paws.
Team Rocket Tickle Machine.png Unnamed EP035 This mecha was used to tickle Kaiser by using a feather on his foot, to tell Team Rocket where Dratini was. It appeared again (and for the very first time in the dub) in A Marathon Rivalry! to massage and tickle Daniel's Snorlax, and to capture Ash's Pikachu and other Pokémon.
Grasshopper mecha.png Unnamed All Fired Up! A grasshopper-like mecha that has very good jumping abilities. It was used to steal the flame of Moltres from Indigo Stadium.
Meowth of the Bouty Guard.png Meowth of Bounty Guard Meowth Rules! The Golden Meowth Statue in Golden Island can be turned into a machine (with many gears inside) with mobile hands to remove intruders off Golden Island, and is operated by the many people of the island. It is shockproof, with Pikachu's Thunderbolt doing absolutely nothing to it.

In one instance when Ash, Misty and Tracey find themselves on the island, Meowth commands the statue to remove them off the island and avoid blowing his cover. Later on, the statue's arms are seen holding to Jessie and James for similar reasons.

Mecha-Meowthinator.png Mecha-Meowthinator Pokémon Food Fight! Shoots a rocket out of its ear and releases a claw that can grab packages and Pokémon. The whiskers on the top of its head act as lightning rods, and its tail grounds absorbed electricity. It also releases small drills from its fingertips which have the power to destroy rocks.
Robo-Rhydon.png Robo-Rhydon Pokémon Double Trouble It uses Jessie's Lickitung and Arbok to power up, and uses James's Weezing's Smog and Jessie's Arbok's Poison Sting to attack.
Electrode Eliminator.png Electrode Eliminator The Underground Round Up This mecha has arms to pick up Electrode, and can make them explode.
Team Rocket Automated Pep Squad.png Team Rocket Automated Pep Squad The Double Trouble Header A robotic cheering squad that was used to encourage Casey and her team. They used trumpets and balloons, and cheered "Gotta catch 'em all!".
The Real Hitting Machine of the Team Rocket Lineup.png The Real Hitting Machine of the Team Rocket Lineup A hitting machine that swings around a bat to knock targets out of the way, it was used to hit Pikachu and Chikorita towards Team Rocket.
Robotic Pinsir.png Mechanical Pinsir / Super Pinsir A Sappy Ending This remote-controlled device can suck sap from trees through a hose, and stores it inside detachable tanks on its back. The mecha is a similar size to Heracross, and it can also absorb Electric attacks and send them out of its pincers.
Robotic Stantler.png Anti-Stantler No.7 The Little Big Horn This mecha was used to lure and capture Stantler, it is numbered 7 because the first six prototypes failed due to technical errors. It is controlled via remote and is capable of shooting nets and spears from its mouth.
ArboTank.png Arbotank Tanks a Lot This mecha is themed after an Arbok. Although it had completely wiped away the money when Team Rocket purchased it, it is loaded with features like extendable arms, a giant spring on the bottom, a drill that can go through rocks and boulders without any issue, alongside superfluous gadgets included adding to the price tag, such as fireworks and a Pidgey cuckoo clock.

The powerful and massive nature of the mecha makes it one of the most powerful and strongest that the Trio have ever owned, however, they would never get to properly use it after Togepi and a Sentret fall in and meddle around with it, showing it's true power, enough to destroy an entire city and being strong against a majority of attacks used against it.

Eventually, Pikachu uses Thunder Shock to damage the mechanical controls, and Charizard uses Flamethrower to melt away the windows to let Togepi and Sentret free before it eventually explodes into flames.

Unintentionally, it ended up making a shortcut for people to get to Violet City through the drill going through a mountain.

Gigantic Mistake.png Gigantic Mistake Charizard's Burning Ambitions This mecha is meant to be based on a Bug Catcher Trainer class, and has tank tracks alongside a large net. The trio planned to use it to capture Charizard living in the Charicific Valley, but after noticing his weakness, they instead use the mecha to help Ash's Charizard prove its strength and be accepted in the Valley. It was destroyed by a powerful Flamethrower, as what the Trio wanted.
Recycle Rubber Robot.png Recycle Rubber Robot Chikorita's Big Upset Giant robot constructed of tires and remotely controlled by Meowth. It was used to capture Ash's Chikorita and Pikachu, but also works with other Pokémon.
Mecha Spinarak.png Mecha Spinarak The Superhero Secret Giant mechanical Spinarak controlled by Meowth, that was used to try to unmask Gligarman.
Meowth Bubblegum Bot.png Meowth Bubblegum Bot Good 'Quil Hunting Shoots bubblegum from fingers. Destroyed by a Flamethrower from Ash's Cyndaquil.
The Super Diglett Mark 2.png The Super Diglett Mark 2 A Shadow of a Drought The first Diglett mecha Team Rocket used. It was used to dig a large hole in order to get Team Rocket some water. The mecha also had a baseball bat attachment used for knocking out Slowpoke.
Torcher Scorcher.png Torcher Scorcher The Fire-ing Squad Shoots fire out of hoses. Destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu in conjunction with a Water Gun from Squirtle.
Mecha-Noctowl.png Mecha-Noctowl Fowl Play! Has air pumps for blowing gusts of wind, as well as a vacuum. Destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
Giant Gengar Robot.png Giant Gengar The Psychic Sidekicks! Has mirrors for eyes that reflect Psychic attacks, such as Psybeam. It also has an extremely long tongue that grabs Pokémon.
Barrel Robot.png Barrel Robot A Dairy Tale Ending Can squash anything it rolls over, and has extendable arms, along with a drill.
Cyborg Meowth.png Cyborg Meowth Air Time! (Radio show only.) It is Team Rocket's Meowth that was converted into a cyborg. It can transform into a rocket.
Win Mean Fight Meowth Machine.png Win Mean Fight Meowth Machine Two Hits and a Miss It launches its boxing gloves to grab Pokémon. Destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
Robo-Mecha Wobbuffet.png Robo-Mecha Wobbuffet Power Play! Used to steal Electricity in a town. The Mecha itself is operated using the electricity inside, and can absorb moves by using a Turbo-Kick Counter attack that has the same effect as Counter. It can also use Robo-Punches and Kicks.

It is first powered through a power supply, which is soon destroyed by Gary's Umbreon's Tackle. It can also be powered using exercise-bikes to generate power, and if an Electric-type attack (like Thunderbolt) hits it without Counter activating.

The mecha is soon destroyed by Ash's Cyndaquil's Flamethrower, with Ash's Chikorita's Vine Whip trapping the counter doors to allow the fire inside the Mecha to cause it to explode.

Win Mean Fight-the-Bite Meowth Machine.png Lean, Mean Fight-the-Bite Machine (aka Fight-the-Bite Meowth) The Trouble with Snubbull It uses its tail as bait to capture Madame Muchmoney's Granbull. It also has an electric shock on its tail. The gloves and tail can launch like rockets.
Mega Murkrow Mark 5.png Mega Murkrow Mark 5 All That Glitters! It has a vacuum that sucks the Murkrow's shiny collections, and an extra powerful option that can blow you away. It also has a grabber inside its beak (to grab Pikachu or other Pokémon). In the end, it was brutally destroyed by Pikachu's Signature Thunderbolt.
Digatron.png Digatron Control Freak! Can dig tunnels in the ground, and has rockets.
Robot Bayleef.png Robotic Bayleef Turning Over a New Bayleef Serves as transportation, but can use Vine Whip to pick up Pokémon from the ground.
Robo-Skiploom.png Robo-Skiploom The Screen Actor's Guilt Used to lure Smoochum and Togepi. It uses mega Tackle attack.
M04 Mecha.png Spider mech Pokémon 4Ever Used by the Iron-Masked Marauder to steal Celebi. Its claws can shock captured Pokémon, and it possesses an energy shield that can be used to stop Electric attacks.
Tentacruel Submarine.png Mechanical Tentacruel The Joy of Water Pokémon Used mainly to capture Pikachu using its extendable tentacles. Other times it captured other Pokémon. A variant with smaller red orbs is used in As Clear as Crystal to steal the lake's crystal.
Team Rocket Lugia Robot.png Unnamed The Mystery is History Used by Cassidy and Butch to lure Silver. It resembles a Lugia. It can open and launch a self-assembling cage.
Wobbuffet Statue.png Wobbu-Warrior Wobbuffet Nerves of Steelix This dark-gray mecha acts like a statue. It can climb cliffs.
Bellossom Wrangler Robot.png Bellossom Wrangler Robot Whichever Way the Wind Blows Possible ways to catch many Vileplume and Bellossom; however, they couldn't decide and they settled on a bag instead.
Vileplume of Doom.png Vileplume of Doom
Hot Air Balloon Transformer Model.png Hot Air Balloon Transformer Model Wish Upon a Star Shape A Robotic version of the Hot Air Balloon; it is shielded against electric attacks, also comes with a hyper-ventilated, carbon-calibrated cannon, and rear-seat cupholders.
Robotic Politoed.png Robotic Politoed I Politoed Ya So! Paralyzes and grabs Pokémon with its tongue.
Ice Cream mecha.png Ice Cream Robots EP250 Able to make ice cream and steal Pokémon.
Meowth Mining Machine.png Mail Order Mechanical Meowth Mining Machine Better Eight Than Never A variant of the Meowth Bubblegum Bot. It has claws for digging and a sensor on its forehead for detecting precious items.
Robotic Crab.png Robotic Crab Just Add Water Creates whirlpools and sucks in water with its claws.
Team Rocket Mecha EP258.png Unnamed Hatch Me If You Can Electric-proof vehicle with pair of hands and net to steal the Pokémon.
EP264 Poaching Machine.png Poaching Machine Mother of All Battles Borrowed from the Pokémon Poacher Brothers. A six-wheeled vehicle with a periscope and two fists. It works underwater. Can also be remotely operated. It fires tight body bags on Pokémon and humans.
Mobile house.png Mobile Building Bill Buster Model 2 Johto Photo Finish A robotic building with wheels and arms to allow for movement and combat.
Miscellaneous

Apart from the above, several robots looking like giant Pokémon made an appearance in Giovanni's theme park in Island of the Giant Pokémon. They were not a part of any sinister plot but a business venture.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
AG001 Mecha.png Unnamed Get the Show on the Road! A battery-shaped mecha. Used in an attempt to absorb all of Pikachu's electricity and shoot it back.

When the mecha holds Pikachu, two suction cups are placed onto his cheeks, sucking out what turns out to be his excess energy.

Once the Mecha's energy drains, Pikachu shocks the Mecha which soon explodes on Team Rocket.

AG009 Mecha.png Unnamed Taming of the Shroomish A mecha designed to catch multiple Shroomish. It can store them in a large basket behind it. It is immune to Stun Spore and Electric attacks.
AG010 Mecha.png Claw You Said a Mouthful! A frequently used robotic claw, which is usually mounted on balloon or operated by Meowth. It is used to attack or grab Pokémon.
Robotic Wurmple.png Robotic Wurmple Gonna Rule The School! A giant Wurmple robot with tank tracks. It is protected from any Electric attacks.
AG024 Mecha.png Unnamed A Corphish Out of Water A mechanical grabber used to steal Pokémon, mounted on the trio's balloon.
AG025 Mecha.png Mechanized Mudkip Maiden A Mudkip Mission Carries shovels for digging and is very agile, but it was sunk by a Water Gun from Mudkip, and then destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
AG038 Mecha.png Unnamed A Different Kind of Misty A Zapdos-shaped mecha with several saws and grabbers that were used to steal the Lighthouse's Light Stone, and kidnap Magnemite (which Team Rocket soon releases after noteing it to be useless) and Ash's Pikachu.

The mecha is completely shockproof, with moves like Thunderbolt doing nothing to it. The Mecha's power supply gets deactivated by a stronger version of Pikachu's Thunder (Powered-up with Thatcher's Plusle and Minun's Helping Hand) and is eventually destroyed by a double-Spark attack by Plusle and Minun.

Cacnea Bandit Mark 2.png Cacnea Bandit Mark 2 What You Seed is What You Get Shoots bazookas and X's to block Pokémon's mouths. Picks up watermelons with its arms or a net bag. It can also "eat" watermelons and shoot their seeds at its opponent. Vulnerable to Thunderbolt. Destroyed by a stronger version of Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
AG052 Super Robot.png Super Robot Cheer Pressure Planned as a method of stealing Pikachu when he is tired in battle. This plan never materializes due to lack of money.
Robotic Numel.png Robotic Numel Game Winning Assist! Uses arms to grab Pokémon and places them in a compartment, and can also use the arms to "walk" along the ground. Damaged by a Skitty's Double Slap and a Flamethrower from Julie's Numel, and then destroyed by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
Robo Spinda.png
Robo Spinda



Going for a Spinda Has arms that come out of its mouth to grab Pokémon, and a compartment in its belly to store them in. A mirror can come out of its belly to reflect Psychic attacks. Its red hands can be fired like missiles and give shocks. Damaged by Forretress's Explosion, and then destroyed by Pikachu's Thunder.
Mecha AG063.png Unnamed Take the Lombre Home Shoots a net from its arms and pours water. Damaged by Solrock, and then destroyed by Pikachu.
AG071 Skiploom.png Mechanized Skiploom A Six Pack Attack! Unlike the previous Skiploom mecha, this one has giant hands to capture Pokémon. James refers to it as a "A necessity for all Secret Bases". It was damaged with a combined shot of Fire, Ice and Water attacks and then was finally destroyed by Pikachu's Thunder.
Mecha AG073.png Mechanized-Marvel-The-Mean-Old-Lady Bot 1 Grass Hysteria! Chasing and capturing Pokémon with its giant hands, can mirror Pikachu's attacks.
AG077 Mecha.png Unnamed A Fan with a Plan Grabber claws attached to the trio's balloon, which were frequently used.
Mecha AG084.png Unnamed Who's Flying Now? Shoots Pokémon with electricity and captures them with its giant hands.
Mega Lifter 900.png Mega Lifter 900 The Garden of Eatin' A previously used claw, which was upgraded to lift large Pokémon like Snorlax.
Mecha AG089.png Nasty-And-Grumpy-Grabber Mark One A Scare to Remember Electric-proof mecha that captures Pokémon with its giant hands. Its face somewhat resembles a Gengar. It sent everyone blasting off as it brutally self-destructed.
Mecha AG092.png Unnamed Judgment Day! This mecha has the ability to steal Jimmy's Wartortle, Ivysaur, and Charmeleon. Vulnerable to Hydro Pump. Destroyed by a combination of Razor Leaf, Flamethrower, and Hydro Pump from Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle.
Robo-Kingler.png Hyper Kingler Alloy Z Evolutionary War Used to steal Huntail and Gorebyss. Can send out a net from its right claw and launch the left one. Sunk and fatally destroyed by a Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
AG100 Mecha.png Clawbo-Robo-Extendoarm-Greenmeanie-Cageclaw Solid as a Solrock Used to steal Solrock and Lunatone. Can send out two cages from its right hand, which can block all Psychic attacks from inside and every kind of attacks from outside. The mecha can also launch glue bombs from its mouth. Vulnerable to Thunderbolt and Psychic.
Team Rocket Mecha AG102.png Terra-Fossil-Armor-Plated Stuff Where's Armaldo? An armored tank built by James. Used to steal Armaldo, it has a pair of giant claws and a trunk to carry Pokémon. Since the tank's underside was made out of steel, it was broken by Armaldo itself when Bulbasaur rolled it over.
Mecha AG104.png Unnamed Claydol Big and Tall A giant extendable claw, used to grab large objects.
AG106 bot.png Robo Diglett / Diglett Supreme Beg, Burrow and Steal! The second Diglett mecha used by Team Rocket. Digs holes with drill, and can snatch Pokémon with a grabber.
AG133 Mecha.png Suck-Of-A-Punishment The Right Place and the Right Mime Has vacuum arms, is able to suck up Pokémon. Destroyed by a combination of Combusken's Fire Spin and Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
AG135 Mecha.png Good At Grabbing Mucho Extres (G.A.G.M.E.) Numero Uno Articuno Is capable of flight, and has extendable grabbing hands for catching Pokémon. A green version was used in On Olden Pond.
Mecha AG137.png Unnamed Hooked on Onix Has extendable arms that can be used to throw big rocks or grab targets, and has water cannons on its shoulders. It can also inflate a Chimecho-shaped balloon for flight. Vulnerable to Water and Electric-type attacks, as well as Iron Tail.
Mecha AG143.png Unnamed The Saffron Con Has several claws to grab Pokémon and a giant cage to keep them contained.
Mecha AG145.png Hitmon Machine Pasta La Vista! Has chopsticks to grab Pokémon and a giant butterfly net to carry them. Destroyed by Pikachu. It reappears in Noodles! Roamin' Off!, but is referred to here as the Noodle Nabber.
Mecha AG146.png Haunter Illusion/Ghostly Gadget Fear Factor Phony Was first in the form of a Haunter illusion and then was revealed to be a Mecha when the illusion explodes. It is protected against any electric or psychic moves but was destroyed by Shadow Ball.
AG150 Egg Mecha.png Egg Air One May's Egg-Cellent Adventure Driven by Meowth. Has suction cups, stacks to carry stolen Pokémon eggs, and a shocking device.
Mecha AG154.png Golem-Grabber Mark 2 Reversing the Charges! Can launch a net from its mouth and hurl rocks. A much smaller version was used in Trials and Adulations!, where it was able to launch a rock rocket. Protected from electricity.
Rocket mecha 155.png Unnamed The Green Guardian Used to steal Celebi. Vulnerable to Thunder Wave.
AG156 Mecha.png Unnamed From Cradle to Save A glider equipped with claws that can shoot a "Ninja Spider Thread". Destroyed by Combusken, Grovyle, and Marshtomp.
AG161 Mecha.png Unnamed Odd Pokémon Out! A UFO-shaped mecha with claws and the ability to shoot the trio's Pokémon.
AG163 Mecha.png Unnamed Cutting the Ties that Bind! Grabber claws, used to catch Pokémon, operated by Meowth with a small device.
AG070 Mecha.png Unnamed Second Time's the Charm A giant inflatable Wobbuffet figure. It is protected from electric attacks. Was burst by Eevee after it made a hole in it.
Potted Bonsai Boy Mark 1.png Potted Bonsai Boy Mark 1 All That Glitters is Not Golden! Has super strength, it was used to steal a gold Sudowoodo.
Robo Slaking.png Mecha Mountain King Slaking Kong A Slaking mecha that was disguised as a real Slaking, being used to steal and collect food. The robot's disguise was melted away by Combusken's Fire Spin, while the mecha itself was left vulnerable to Scratch.
AG183 Fearow Robots.png Turbo Fearow Flock Aipom and Circumstance! These Fearow robots were used by Team Rocket to steal a crown that was stuck on Aipom. They are operated by a remote called a “Royal Remote” by Meowth. However, they eventually all malfunctioned by Hank's NosepassThunder Wave.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Super Sinnoh Slinger Mark 1A.png Super Sinnoh Slinger Mark 1A When Pokémon Worlds Collide! A solar-powered robot with lots of arms. Used as transportation.

The mecha has extendable arms, and unique extendable fingers to capture Pokémon. Being solar-powered, and thus eco-friendly, the mecha can withstand any attack such as Pikachu's Volt Tackle and Thunderbolt, Dawn's Piplup's Bubble Beam, Aipom's Swift, and Starly's Gust, which makes it the strongest mecha Team Rocket have used. According to James, it can even make lunch.

however, it gets destroyed when one of the arms of the mecha hits the base of it when Team Rocket was trying to send Ash flying off of it.

Robotic Rabble Rowser Mach III.png Robotic Rabble Rowser Mark 3 Setting the World on its Buneary! Has extendable legs and claws, also has Pokémon containers and rockets.
House Mecha DP013.png You-Really-Can't-Take-It-With-You-Can't-Ya Mark 93 A Staravia is Born! Has nets on its hands and can be disguised as a house.
Fossil Restoration Device.png Fossil Restoration Device Wild in the Streets! Can unfossilize Pokémon, has net-rockets, treads.
Team Rocket transformer.png Mechabot Ya See We Want an Evolution! A giant mechabot that with the press of a button, can transform from the Evolution Machine that Team Rocket purchased from the Magikarp Salesman.

Nothing is known about it's abilities or features, as the Mechabot soon implodes into dust after it transforms. According to the user's manual of the machine, it can only achieve the Mechabot transformation if it successfully evolves a Pokémon, which Team Rocket failed at doing to begin with.

Aspear Rock 1.png Aspear Rock 1 Cooking Up a Sweet Story! Can launch extendable arms. It is extremely durable, as it took multiple hits from Focus Punch to penetrate it. Has a cameo in Fighting Ire with Fire!
Bouldermatic Mark 2.png Bouldermatic Mark 2 Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan! Can launch extendable arms and vacuums, and can also shoot out giant flower pots that trap the opponent.
Potent Pink Jessie Princess Power Mark 1.png Potent Pink Jessie Princess Power Mark 1 The Electrike Company! Can launch extendable arms, and can fly like a rocket. Protected against electricity.
Badda Bing Mecha.png Badda Bing Supreme Soaker No.6 Hot Springing a Leak! Normally shouts the words "BADDA BOOM, BADDA BING". It can also shoot water from its hands and spill hot water from the tub.
Rhyhorn mecha.png Unnamed Sleight of Sand! A Rhyhorn Mecha built by Dr. Namba for Cassidy and Butch to capture a Hippowdon.

The head can open and fire out a mechanical arm to capture Pokémon. It can also use a move called "Horn Rocket" where it can stab the opponent, and fire its tail off like a rocket. It is protected against Electricity.

It was burned up by Hippowdon's Hyper Beam.

Slowbro mecha.png Unnamed A Slowbro Mecha that was built and used by Team Rocket to battle against the duo's Rhyhorn Mecha.

It can open its mouth and hit the foe with its arms, and it can also use its own special move called "Tail Attack" where it can stab the foe with its tail, or it can fire it off like a rocket.

It was, however, destroyed by the latter mecha's "Horn Rocket" move.

Chingling mecha.png Tone Deaf Mecha Chingling The Bells are Singing! Can sing rough notes and blow smoke.
Croagunk Robot.png Unnamed Cream of the Croagunk Crop! This Croagunk Robot was used to steal the Croagunk Crown, alongside the Croagunk of Pastoria City. It can use an extendable tongue and arms to capture Pokémon, with it's chest serving as a big container for caught Pokémon.

It was damaged by a Vacuum Wave by Nurse Joy's Croagunk, Crissy, and destroyed by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.

Fairy mecha.png Unnamed Arriving in Style! This Mecha resembles a large fairy of sorts. It has a retractable visor to cover the exposed cockpit, and alongside hovering, it can launch five extendable arms from each shoulder.

It was quickly destroyed by a Twin Bounce attack from Buneary and Lopunny.

Back-to-the-Basics Bohemian Flytrap.png Back-to-the-Basics Bohemian Flytrap A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine! It transforms from Team Rocket's Getaway Car. Its mouth can be used for storage and its arms and eyes can fire lasers.

The arms can protect it against moves like Whirlpool, but the mecha has absolutely no protection against Electric attacks (Which Meowth intentionally excluded anti-electrical elements), as it soon fails and gets destroyed by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.

Roly Poly Robot.png Roly Poly Robot If the Scarf Fits, Wear It! This mecha rolls around a ball of Pokémon food (like a Stag Beetle) that can attract Pokémon such as Lickilicky. It can also fly and pick up rocks and kick them. It can even launch a rocket that fires out a rope.
Mechaman.png Mechaman Ancient Family Matters! It can drill using its "head", and can also throw rocks and sand with its hands.
DP109 mecha.png Earth Moving Monster Masher Mover 1 Leading a Stray! Can transform from an excavator crane to a mecha. It uses it arms to slam into the opponent, and the hands can grab objects. Vulnerable to water.
Bowling Pin Robot.png Power Pin Stealing the Conversation! It can shoot mechanical bowling pins out of its arms that explode upon impact. It also has extendable arms and legs.
DP117 robot 1.png Unnamed Noodles! Roamin' Off! The only thing this mecha can do is jump great distances into the air. It was destroyed quickly by Pikachu's Thunderbolt before it could do anything.

It has a cameo in Fighting Ire with Fire!.

DP122 mecha.png Piprinoleon Stopped in the Name of Love! This mecha is a cross between Piplup's evolutionary forms and is as big as a building with many tiny rooms and vents. It was used to capture Dawn's Piplup, Kenny's Prinplup and Barry's Empoleon. Tank Tracks can appear on the bottom for hasty getaways, and its arms can be extended to make Pokémon dizzy. It is protected from Thunderbolt, with the bolt instead heading into the underarm into a mechanical room and zapping any captured friends inside.

It was soon damaged and destroyed by Piplup's Whirlpool.

Team Rocket Mecha DP144.png Magcargo Cannon Gone With the Windworks! This Magcargo Mecha has the ability for it's head and body to become hot like lava. it's main ability is to use a move similar to Zap Cannon, however, it soon causes the battery to almost drain immediately. This leads to the mecha being destroyed quickly by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
Drapion mecha.png Digital Drapion Bagged Then Tagged! This mecha has extendable arms with sharp claws for digging underground, and a hatch on its head. The mouth can open and send the captured Pokémon down to the abdomen. It is vulnerable to flying attacks and can also release geysers. A computer system inside the head can check where it is going and detect where other life forms are, such as Monferno. It appears to be based on a Drapion's Shiny coloration.
Drapion mecha decoy.png Digital Drapion decoy A mini mecha that is released from the big mecha above. It can dig underground and self-destruct.
DP142 TR Boss Bot.png Boss Bot Where No Togepi Has Gone Before! A mecha-doll based on Giovanni that pats its owner and plays music. It was burnt completely by a naughty Togepi.
Pidgey mecha.png Pidgey Mark 2 Try for the Family Stone! This mecha can fly and is activated by Meowth's controls, and has a container in its stomach. It also has a fan which can blow opponents away, it can also launch 2 extendable arms from its stomach which has a broom to sweep opponents away. Its wing can fly off. Vulnerable to Electric and Flying attacks.
Treasure chest The Tresure is All Mine! A childhood toy that James had hidden for years. It transforms into a small robot armed with a gun and missiles. It can also transform into a rocket.
Altaria mecha.png Altaria Mecha A Meteroic Rise to Excellence! This mecha looks like an Altaria and was used to capture Wilma's Altaria. It also has wheels and a compartment where Altaria was held, but got broke free with a combination of Altaria's Ice Beam and Flamethrower, knocking the mecha on its side. Gible can also eat it.
DP157 Blasto Bot II.png Blasto-Bot 2 Gotta Get a Gible! Was eaten by Gible, before it could do anything.
Recycled Robo Blasto-Bot.png Recycled Robo Blasto-Bot This mecha was made from recycled parts from the Blasto-Bot II, it can leap great distances, and can show its tongue. It has an iron fist to grab its foe, and a regular hand as well. Vulnerable to Thunderbolt and Iron Tail. Destroyed by a stronger version of Thunderbolt from Ash's Pikachu.
DP163 mecha.png Unnamed Fighting Ire with Fire! This mecha has glass capsules capturing enemies. It comes out from Team Rocket's Balloon with extended arms for capturing Pokémon into a container. Weak against powerful Fire-type and Mach Punch attacks and strong against Protect.
Team Rocket Mecha DP168 1.png Meta Caterpie Keeping In Top Forme! This mecha looks like a Caterpie, can dig underground. The forehead can open to reveal Team Rocket. A gun in its mouth fires a sticky liquid similar to a String Shot, and also if this mecha is nearly destroyed the body will crack open to reveal another mecha (below). It is strong against attacks like Energy Ball, Ice Beam, Rock Climb, and Whirlpool.
Team Rocket Mecha DP168 2.png Blockbuster Butterfree This mecha looks and flies like a Butterfree. It can release a Solar Beam attack from the antennae on its head, and it is vulnerable against air attacks like Air Slash.
TR Mecha DP169.png Robo Diglett Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! The third Team Rocket Diglett mecha, which is operated through a controller, which Meowth uses. Used to capture a Heatran.

The Mecha can dig underground using it's arms, and can also fire three nets using its body, which were all burned by Heatran's Eruption. It can also swap out it's drilling arms for arms to allow the mecha to walk on walls, and use them as a shield to block moves.

However, when Meowth drops the remote after being electrocuted by Pikachu and it melts in the volcano's lava, the Mecha starts to malfunction and sends out all its arms at once. However, Heatran fully destroys the mecha using Eruption.

TR Staraptor Mecha.png Aerial Ace Defense An Elite Coverup! A missile-like balloon attachment that is shaped like a Staraptor, which was used to defeat Ash's Staraptor.
TR Gliscor Mecha.png Guillotine Defense A missile-like balloon attachment that is shaped like a Gliscor, and was used to try to defeat Bertha's Gliscor, but the latter's Guillotine easily destroyed it and the balloon all at once.
Seviper Armor.png Powering-up Parts This was armor fired out of Team Rocket's Balloon to make Jessie's Seviper stronger. It upped the strength of a Poison Tail, nearly defeating Ash's Buizel. It was destroyed by Bertha's Golem's Rock Blast, defeating Seviper in the process.
Carnivine Armor.png Powering-up Parts This was armor fired out of Team Rocket's Balloon to make James's Carnivine stronger. It upped the strength of a Vine Whip, nearly defeating Dawn's Pachirisu. It was destroyed by Bertha's Golem's Rock Blast, defeating Carnivine in the process.
DP182 Mecha.png Unnamed An Old Family Blend! This mecha consists of a purple-colored base with a visor-shaped window for the trio to see out of, alongside six large arms called "Magic Mits" which each each hold different weapons; a net, a fly swatter, a plunger, scissors, tongs, and an empty hand to capture a Pokemon. It's feet can allow it to hover in the air. It was used by the trio in an attempt to capture Ash's Cyndaquil shortly before the beginning of the Lily of the Valley Conference.

It is powerful and almost invincible, as it could easily withstand electric attacks like Pikachu's Thunderbolt, water attacks like Totodile's Water Gun, Corphish's Bubble Beam and Piplup's Hydro Pump despite it not being waterproof, and fire attacks like Cyndaquill's Flamethrower. The arms can be chopped off with a move like Bayleef's Razor Leaf, but a button inside the mecha can switch this out with arms that hold a bigger and more dangerous set of weapons consisting of a drill, a chainsaw, a paint scraper, a paper fan, a drafting triangle, and a mallet.

When the trio was about to finally capture Cyndaquil, it evolved into Quilava and used its newly-learned move Eruption to completely destroy the mecha.

Pokémon the Series: XY

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Team Rocket Mecha XY010.png Mega-Mega Meowth Machine Mega-Mega Meowth Madness! Piloted by Meowth, this robot has the ability to launch punches and absorb electric attacks, which it can also send back at the attacker. It is powered by an external battery, but it is also able to switch to an internal one.

Its armor protects it from most attacks, but in the end, it was destroyed by Blaziken Mask's Mega Blaziken's Flamethrower.

Team Rocket Mecha XY017.png Unnamed A Rush of Ninja Wisdom A Meowth mecha with a ninja theme.

Its techniques include launching punches, shooting nets from the palms of its hands and firing projectiles themed after Meowth's charm from its wrists ("Coin Shuriken"), as well as using the charm on its head to create a bright flash of light.

It was immobilized by Pikachu's Thunderbolt before being destroyed by a combined Water Pulse from Ash's Froakie and Sanpei's Frogadier.

Team Rocket Mecha XY026.png Robo Baby Buggy Berry-Robbing Swipe the Sweets and Make Our Own Treats Octillery Bot 3 A Battle by Any Other Name! An Octillery-themed mecha equipped with grabbing claws and vacuum tubes for tentacles, used to suck up Pokémon and Berries. It was disabled by Serena's Fennekin after Ash blocked one of the tubes, and later destroyed through a combination of Ash's Pikachu's Thunderbolt, Fennekin's Flamethrower, and Miette's Slurpuff's Energy Ball.
Team Rocket Mecha XY029.png Electricity-Has-No-Effect-On-Me-Atron Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike! A Heliolisk mecha Team Rocket tricked Clemont into upgrading. It can absorb Electric attacks and fires them back at the opponent and use its tail to grab Pokémon. But it got destroyed after it malfunctioned.
Team Rocket Mecha XY057.png Fiendish Fever Freeze Thawing an Icy Panic! This mecha can create snowstorms and capture Pokémon. Destoyed by a comination of attacks from Frogadier, Pikachu, Fennekin, and Luxio.
Team Rocket Mecha XY065.png Automatic Pikachu Catcher (A.P.C.) Good Friends, Great Training! This mecha came with a cage and was used to capture Pikachu. Sliggoo's Dragon Breath released Pikachu but disorientated the catcher which resulted in it capturing Tierno's Wartortle and Raichu.
Team Rocket Mecha XY068.png Unnamed Garchomp's Mega Bond! A Meowth mecha with tank tracks that can grab objects, shoot nets, possesses a turbo engine, and can control Pokémon with guidance waves.
Team Rocket Mecha XY077.png Unnamed A Relay in the Sky! A mecha Pelipper Meowth used in the Pokémon Sky Relay. It can destroy rocks.
Team Rocket Mecha XY096.png Giga Giga Meowth Machine A Giga Battle with Mega Results! An upgraded version of the Mega-Mega Meowth Machine.
Team Rocket Mecha XY097.png Vavoominite Mark 4 A Fiery Rite of Passage! This mecha can suck things into itself and trap them in a glass cage.
Team Rocket Mecha XY110.png Ferrothorn Mecha An Electrifying Rage! Used to catch Zapdos.
Carbink Robo Drillalyzer.png Carbink Robo Drillalyzer A Diamond in the Rough! A mecha used to catch Carbink.
Team Rocket Mecha XY124.png Monstrous-Megalomaniacal-Super-Attacking-Guilted Meowth Gadget A Gaggle of Gadget Greatness! A mecha used at the Gadget Festival.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Fake Bewear.jpg Turbo-Charged Robo Racer Pancake Chaser Racing to a Big Event! Based on a Bewear, and controlled by Meowth and Wobbuffet. It has a turbo engine. It was destroyed by Bewear.
Team Rocket Mecha SM042.png Robo-Meowth Alola, Kanto! The arms are controlled by buttons on armbands that Meowth is wearing, and it can shoot nets and deflect attacks. It was damaged by Lycanroc's Accelerock and Crobat's Supersonic and destroyed by Staryu's Bubble Beam.
Team Rocket Mecha SM069.png Meowth Mk. 2 Rise and Shine, Starship! An upgraded version of the previous Meowth mecha, which was used to steal Celesteela. It is controlled by electric armbands and earbuds Meowth is wearing. The paws can fly off like rockets. The head was thrown right off by the mecha's arm but the mecha didn't blow up.
Team Rocket Mecha SM093.png Unnamed Lillier and the Staff! This Meowth mecha had the ability to transform. Its only purpose was to be used for the second act of the Pokemon School Play, where it battled Sophocles's Charjabug in a mechanized suit.
Team Rocket Mecha SM102.png Giga Meowthbot 3 Alola, Alola! A red Meowth mecha that uses similar moves to the previous ones. It was quite durable, but it was eventually destroyed with a combination of Z-Moves and Misty's Mega Gyarados.
Team Rocket Mecha SM103.png Giga Meowthbot 4 Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! An upgraded version of the previous Meowth mecha. It possesses multiple snake-like tentacles that can grab an opponent, trapping them. It was destroyed by a Continental Crush from Olivia's Lycanroc.
Poké Problem extra scene SM122.png Unnamed Spying for the Big Guy! A simple Bewear robot that Team Rocket planned to send to Matori at the Team Rocket HQ.

Its abilities are unknown and it only appears at the ending segment of the episode, after the Poké Problem.

Team Rocket Mecha SM124.png Unnamed Living on the Cutting Edge! Another Meowth mecha that appears to have been transformed from a vehicle. It was used to try and steal Kartana, who cut the mecha in half before it could do anything.
Oranguru Robot.png Oranguru Robot Battling on the Wing! An Oranguru robot that gave Bewear and Stufful fruit drinks while the two relaxed in the hot spring Team Rocket constructed for them at Bewear's den. By Final Rivals!, the robot begins to malfunction, and in the next episode, it's shown to have been completely destroyed.
Team Rocket Mecha SM140.png Deluxe Bewear Robot Final Rivals! A large, durable Bewear robot that Team Rocket built in order to steal Pokémon at the Manalo Conference rewards ceremony. They complete it in the following episode, and use it in Z-Move Showdown!, The robot can fly around with a rocket jetpack on its back, and can also use moves that are similar to Double-Edge and Baby-Doll Eyes. The mecha was easily overpowered by a Guzzlord that attacked Manalo Stadium, although it was put to good use for saving Bewear and Stufful when Guzzlord started attacking them.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Practically Pikachu.png Practically Pikachu A Close Call... Practically! A life-sized Pikachu robot that has the same appearance, fur texture, and body temperature of Pikachu. Unforturnately, Meowth could not replicate its cry; as a result, it says Hikachu (Japanese: 火カチュウ Hikachu) instead of Pikachu, prompting the name. Team Rocket was able to plant the Practically Pikachu next to the real Pikachu, only to be confused when the real and fake Pikachu began playing together. The trio eventually stole back their own fake Pikachu, believing it to be real, only discovering what they had done blasted off with it on accident by Ash's Lucario and Goh's Cinderace, who fell for the decoy as well.
Team Rocket Mecha JN052.png Meowth Mark 2 Frenzy Farmer How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Off of the Farm? A Meowth mecha that wears clothes that are normally seen on scarecrows. It has a hose on its tail, and can open its mouth to reveal a large speaker that can play really loud music. It was used by Meowth to try and assist with their new garden, but failed to produce any results.
(Offscreen) Hyper-Capture Machine Everybody's Doing the Underground Shuffle! A machine possibly used to capture Pikachu. It was only mentioned by name as Jessie calls it to capture the Mouse Pokémon, but Meowth said that Jessie broke it after she stepped on the machine, to which she angrily argues with Meowth that he should've fixed the machine.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

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Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Team Rocket Mecha SP17.png Unnamed Let's Save Pikachu!!
Team Rocket Mecha SP26.png Unnamed Hunt For The Treasure Of The Universe!
Team Rocket Mecha SP27.png Unnamed Tale Of The Friendship Between Pikachu And Meowth
Team Rocket Mecha SP30.png Unnamed The Birth Of The Invincible Team, Max And Ralts!!

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Mecha First Appearance Capabilities
Picture Name
Team Rocket Mecha ET08.png Unnamed You Gotta Have Friends This machine was used to capture a large group of Pikachu using a Poké Ball cannon. It can convert between plane and walker mode.
ET09 Mecha.png Unnamed I'm Your Venusaur This mecha was used to try stealing an ancient Venusaur.
ET11 Mecha.png Unnamed Days of Gloom and Glory These diving machines were used to look for treasure in a sunken city.
Team Rocket Mecha ET11.png Unnamed
Team Rocket Mecha ET19 1.png Venusbot Ash vs. Gary This Venusaur-shaped mecha was used stop Ash and Gary from capturing a giant Slowpoke. It has the ability to transform into a humanoid form. It is equipped with nets and a water gun.

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