Tyson (Team Rocket)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
タツミ Tatsumi
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Elite Officer
Anime debut Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
English voice actor Dan Green
Japanese voice actor Yoshinori Sonobe

Tyson (Japanese: タツミ Tatsumi) is a high-ranking officer of Team Rocket.


Tyson and Lance

Tyson debuted in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution. He led the acquisition team for Professor Sebastian's evolution inducing experiment, otherwise known as Project R. This experiment led to the forced evolution of a Magikarp into a Red Gyarados, thus causing the events of Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage of Innocence. When Ash, Misty, and Brock arrived at the Lake of Rage, Tyson attacked them due to their sighting of the Gyarados. He was determined to keep them from leaving the lake with knowledge of Team Rocket's plans, but his assault was thwarted by Lance and his Dragonite.

Despite Lance's intrusion, Tyson carried on with his plans and caught the Gyarados in the Lake of Rage with the help of Jessie, James, and Meowth, whom he had ordered to lure the Gyarados from the lake's depths. Unfortunately for Tyson, Ash and his friends had returned to assist the Gyarados. Despite the best efforts of Totodile and Poliwhirl to stop Team Rocket's abduction of the strange Pokémon, they did not succeed. Tyson captured and jailed the three of them in Team Rocket's base, leaving Jessie, James, and Meowth to guard them.

In Rage of Innocence, the Gyarados got away from Team Rocket and Tyson was challenged by Lance while an escaped Ash, Misty, and Brock fled to calm the rampaging Pokémon. Although Tyson's two Fearow were both attacking Dragonite, Lance emerged victorious and put a stop to Tyson's plans. Following his defeat, Tyson and several other Team Rocket grunts were arrested.


Tyson is somewhat coarse, but not overly rude. A reserved opportunist, he grabbed the three most useless agents he could find—Jessie, James, and Meowth—and tricked them into a very dangerous job by giving them free food. He also tends to make bad jokes occasionally.

Although Tyson is not as evil as some other villains seen in the anime, he is not above doing whatever is necessary to achieve his goals. Like most members of Team Rocket, Tyson does not care about the repercussions of his actions on Pokémon or even other people. He has a very commanding presence, which could explain his success as a Team Rocket member.


This article is missing information on this character's English voice actor and Japanese voice actor.
You can help by adding this information.

This listing is of Tyson's known Pokémon in the anime:

Tyson's Fearow
Fearow (×2)
Tyson commonly uses two Fearow in battles. They first appeared in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, where Tyson used them to battle against Ash's Totodile. Thanks to Project R, Totodile became tired and was unable to attack, but Ash and his friends were saved by Lance and his Dragonite.

Tyson's Fearow were seen again in Rage Of Innocence, where they were used to battle against Lance and his Dragonite. Despite putting up a good fight, Fearow were finally defeated by Dragonite's Twister.

Fearow's known moves are Drill Peck, Fury Attack, Agility, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 園部好徳 Yoshinori Sonobe
English Dan Green
European French Jean-Marc Delhausse
Italian Maurizio Trombini
Polish Ireneusz Machnicki
Brazilian Portuguese Raul Schlosser
European Spanish Antonio Esquivas

Members of Team Rocket

Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters)
Madame Boss (anime only) • Masked Man (Adventures only)


Archer (Masters) • Ariana (Masters) • Petrel (Masters) • Proton (Masters)
Anime only: Iron-Masked Marauder
Adventures only: CarlShamWill (former) • Karen (former)
Golden Boys only: Grey


Jessie (Masters), James (Masters), & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad) (Adventures only; former)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET) (Adventures only)
Carr, Sird (former), & Orm (T3B) (Adventures only)


Anime only: Butch & Cassidy (former) • Attila & HunAnnie & Oakley (dub only)


Anime only: Dr. FujiDr. NambaSebastianDr. Zager
Adventures only: Blaine (former)


GruntsRocket BrothersRBYFRLG/Rocket SistersPE
Anime only: DominoRocket ScoutWendyTysonJubeiViper
Christopher (former) • Matori (Matori Matrix) • PierceGozu
Radio drama only: MiyamotoMondo
How I Became a Pokémon Card only: Kaede

Project Anime logo.png This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.