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All 71 Variations

Here is the original and 70 different Variations of the Team Rocket Motto used by Jessie, James, & Meowth (and later Wobbuffet and than after that Mime Jr. is added as well).

Original
Jessie: Prepare for trouble...
James: ...and make it double!
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
James: To unite all peoples within our nation
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach to the stars above!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: James
Jessie: Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light
James: Surrender now or prepare to fight!
Meowth:
Meowth! That's right!

Other Variations

Variation #1
Jessie: Prepare for trouble...
James: ...and make it double!
Jessie: To protect the world from boring fashion!

James: To dress all people with flash and passion!
Jessie:
To give all Pokémon pretty faces!
James:
To extend our art to outer spaces!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Salon Roquet! When it comes to chic we know what's right!
James:
Surrender your taste or prepare to fight!

Variation #2
Jessie: I'm the one who needs you too!

James: Make it double, we both need you!
Jessie:
You protect us both from desperation!
James:
You unite us all in jubilation!
Jessie:
You help chase away our loneliness!
James:
You're a mess, but we love you nevertheless!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket's friendship never ends!
James:
So let's set sail on our ship of friends!


Variation #3

Jessie: You insult my hair? Prepare for trouble!
James:
It's used to be there but now it's stubble!
Jessie:
To protect my head from humiliation
James: Too bad her hair went on vacation
Jessie:
My gorgeous hair was my one true love!
James:
They went together like a hand and glove!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Now my hair short but it won't be for long!
James:
And it won't stop our Jessie from doing what's wrong!
Meowth:
Hairy!

Variation #4
Jessie:
Attention, twerps, it's prepare-for-trouble day!
James:
But you're both out, what makes it a double play!
Jessie:
To protect our team from devastation!
James:
To excite our side with a big ovation!
Jessie:
To strike out the evils of truth and love!
James:
To extend our reach with a baseball glove!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket throws their fastballs at the speed of light!
Jessie: James!
James:
Jessie!
Meowth:
That's... right!

Variation #5
Jessie:
Check your eyes and prepare for trouble!
James: We've got the prize, so make it double!
Jessie:
To protect the world from its own greed!
James:
To steal all the treasure that they don't need!
Jessie:
To work every heist like there are none other!
James:
And split the spoils with one another!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Thieves return under cover of night!
James:
Surrender now or prepare to fight!
Meowth:
Meowth! That's right!

Variation #6
Jessie:
Now you're in for a bunch of trouble!

James: We're eating lunch, so make it double!
Jessie:
To eat and drink to our hearts' content!
James:
Without even having to spend a single cent!
Jessie:
To denounce the evils of paying for food!
James:
We won't leave a single sample unchewed!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket loves scarfing down free samples at the speed of light!
James:
Yes, and we like to eat even more than we like to fight!
Meowth:
You got that right!

Variation #7
Jessie: We have no appointment, but we've been having some trouble!

James: So prescribe us some ointment on the double!
Jessie:
To protect us from all that chafing and itching!
James:
It might finally stop all of Jessie's... complaining!
Jessie:
To irradicate the evils of athlete's feet!
James:
Maybe I can get rid of my prickly heat!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket's been scratching at the speed of light!
James:
So give us some salve or we'll never sleep tonight!
Meowth:
Meowth, that's right.

Variation #8
Jessie: Sorry we're late, it takes a while...

James: ...to give our Pokémon flare and style!
Jessie:
We hope our Pokémon will amaze all of you!
James:
We're giving each one a look that's brand new!
Jessie:
We're creating a trend and it's gonna be big!
James
: And this doesn't even look like a wig!
Jessie:
We two aren't fakers!
James:
We're style makers!
Jessie:
We're cutting and curling at the speed of light!
James:
Put yourself in our hands and we'll make you look right, right, right!
Wobbuffet:
Wobbuffet!
Meowth:
Meowth, Meowth, Meowth!

Variation #9

Jessie: Prepare to say good-bye to all of our trouble!
James:
Prepare to say hello to Snubbull!
Jessie:
To protect ourselves from being poor!
James:
When we get enough, we'll still get more!
Jessie:
We'll capture Snubbull and return it to its rich owner and get a big reward!
James:
Then there won't be anything we can't afford!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket likes blasting off at the speed of light!
James:
But catching that Snubbull and getting that reward would be a delight!
Meowth:
Meowth! That's right!

Variation #10

Jessie: Prepare for the worst trouble you've ever seen!
James:
With the staff and the mask Jessie's the queen!
Jessie:
I'll rule the world with power and might!
James:
She'll capture Pokémon without a fight!
Jessie:
A queen, whose subjects must all kneel down before me!
James:
Yeah... But... I'll just kneel on one knee.
Jessie:
Jessie, Her Royal Highness!
James:
James, her lowly... Hey, wait a second!
Jessie:
Queen Jessie ruling all with power and might!
James (
desperately): You'd better surrender or she'll go on like this all night!
Meowth (
desperately): Yeah. Why fight?


Variation #11
Jessie: With Crystal Bells in hand,

James: We'll ring across the land!
Jessie:
And then, when Ho-OH reappears,
James:
We will quickly switch gears!
Jessie:
Because, together we will show,
James:
That we can beat old Ho-Oh!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket! Ringing at the speed of light!
James:
Our Crystal Bells pack a mighty fight, fight,
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!

Variation #12
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble, don’t drop the ball!
James:
And make it double with an offsides call!
Jessie:
To protect our team we won’t call it quits!
James:
We’ll unite our runners with a fourth down blitz!
Jessie:
To denounce the evils of an eight-round pick!
James:
To extend our reach with a three-point kick!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket does one for the giver at the speed of light!
James:
No timeouts, the clock’s running, so let's fight, fight, fight!
Meowth:
Touchdown! That’s right!
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Variation #13
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble as Tyrogue sails away!
James:
And make it double, 'cause we really can’t stay!
Jessie:
Pow! To protect the world with a mean right hook!
James:
Wam! To unite all peoples with my kickboxer look!
Jessie:
To denounce the evils of honest fights!
James (fast):
To extend our arms and punch out your lights!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
And Team Rocket’s the winner at the speed of light!
James:
So surrender at once, 'cause we’ve just won this fight!
Meowth:
That’s right!

Variation #14
Jessie:
I predict that you prepare for trouble!
James:
The crystal ball says make it double!
Jessie:
To protect the future from devastation!
James:
To unite all psychics within our nation!
Jessie:
To denounce the evils of non-belief!
James:
To read our fortunes from a green-tea leaf!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket searches for mystical truth at the speed of light!
James:
Surrender now and tell me your sign, or prepare to fight, fight, fight,
Meowth:
That’s right!

Variation #15
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble and a nice surprise!
James:
Make it double with an order of fries!
Jessie: To protect our tummies from rumbling too much!
James: To enjoy our meals with a gourmet touch!
Jessie:
To denounce the evils of excessive hunger and thirst!
James:
To consume so much food, you’d think you might burst!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket blasts off in search of wonderful treats!
James:
Surrender now or prepare to fork over tons of your sweets!
Meowth:
Meowth, yeah, let’s eat!

Variations #16
Jessie: Prepare for trouble!
James:
And make it double!
Jessie:
To protect the world from woodland pests!
James:
To capture creatures from their nests!
Jessie:
To ensnare Pikachu in my net!
James:
And anything else we can get!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket grabs the goods at the speed of light!
James:
Surrender to me, give up trying to flee, or we'll fight!
Meowth:
Meowth, that's right.
Wobbuffet:
Wobbuffet!

Variation #17
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble like a hot lava flow!
James:
And make it double or to the showers you'll go!
Jessie:
To protect our team from the volcano's wrath!
James:
We keep cool while you get a molten rock bath!
Jessie:
To denounce truth and love from my very first pitch!
James:
Hit it out of the park, wouldn't that be a switch?
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Winding up, we prepare for a home run! Hah!
James:
Keep your eye on the ball, here comes a hard one!
Meowth (
crying): I thought this was softball!

Variation #18
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble, you're about to get pumped!
James:
And make it double after the way we got soaked!
Jessie:
To protect the world from devastation!
James:
To unite all peoples within our nation!
Jessie:
V is for victory so don't you forget...
James:
...we'll be victorious and we won't break a sweat!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket blasts off like a torpedo in flight!
James:
Surrender now or prepare for a watery fight!
Meowth
: Chop-chop, that's right!

Variation #19
Jessie:
Our research warns, prepare for trouble!
James:
Our data's conclusive, so make it double!
Jessie:
To protect the world from devastation!
James:
To unite all peoples within our nation!
Jessie:
To denounce the evils of a string bikini!
James:
And extend our reach a teeny-weeny!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket surfs the wind at the speed of light!
James:
Surrender now and shoot the curl, or prepare to fight!
Meowth:
Meowth, that's right!

Variation #19
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble, we don't care for defiance!
James:
And make it double, it's all for science!
Jessie:
As researchers, we search for the truth in food and drink!
James:
We're here to say what we think!
Both:
What's really important when you eat a treat,
Both:
Not the flavor but the time you eat!

Variation #20
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble, we're here to inform,
James:
Make it double, we're the eye of the storm!
Jessie:
To protect the world from devastation!
James:
To unite all peoples within our nation!
Jessie:
To denounce the evil of living well enough alone!
James:
To extend our reach and make these Pokémon our own!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light!
James:
Surrender now or prepare to fight, fight, fight!
Meowth:
That's right!

Variation #21
Jessie:
If that kid thinks were here for trouble...
James:
...we're certainly going to burst his bubble!
Jessie:
Instead of causing tribulation...
James:
...we've undergone a transformation!
Jessie:
Though it's way outside our usual range...
James:
...we're going to do something nice for a change!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Up till now Team Rocket's been quite unscrupulous!
James:
Being good good guys for once would be super-dupulous!
Meowth:
That's right!

Variation #22
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble, you want fries with that?
James:
Double-delish with half the fat!
Jessie:
To protect the world from unhealthy food!
James:
To give great service and never be rude!
Jessie:
To denounce the evils of high carbohydrates!
James:
To extend our reach to the Earth and its primates!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket gives great service at the speed of light!
James:
Pay your bill and leave the tip or prepare to fight!
Meowth:
Meowth, that's right!
Wobbuffet:
Wobbuffet!

Variation #23
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble, don't we look divine?
James:
And make it double, looking good – feeling fine!
Jessie:
To protect the world from devastation!
James:
To unite all peoples within our nation!
Jessie:
To walk the line towards the sweet scent of success!
James:
To light up whole world with my volbeatness!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket blasts off at the scented speed of light!
James:
Surrender now or prepare yourself for a sweet-scented fight!
Meowth:
That's right!
Wobbuffet:
Wobbuffet!

Variation #24
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble, they are today!
James (
unmotivated): If you can't win them, steal them, that's what we always say!
Jessie:
To protect my entry status from devastation!
James (
unmotivated): To allow a certain contestant to complete her registration!
Jessie:
To denounce the evils of losing, that's true!
James (
unmotivated): To extend her winning streak from 0 to 2!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James (
unmotivated): And James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light!
James (
unmotivated): Surrender now, do me a favor or I'll have to fight!
Jessie:
This contest will have a cute winner by tonight!
Meowth (unmotivated): Meowth, that's right!
Wobbuffet (
super happy): Wobbuffet!

Variation #25
Jessie:
Prepare for trouble as we represent!
James:
We’re making it double with a fashion statement!
Jessie:
To protect the world from a taste gone bad!
James:
To unite all peoples with a trendy fad!
Jessie:
To denounce the evils of things bourgeois!
James:
To extend our reach to a fashion for-part!
Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie:
Team Rocket, is blasting off at the speed of light!
James:
So surrender now while we’re looking so out of sight!
Meowth:
YEAH! Meowth! That's right!

Variation #26
Ash: What's going on here?
Jessie (with a male voice): Prepare for trouble, this is no pleasure cruise!
James: Make it double, you gave me a bruise!
Meowth (interrupting them): Hey, not the motto! What's the point then in using the skipper disguises?
Jessie: I just felt that the mustache look wasn't working for me!
James: Ok, let's do this in our usual style!
Jessie (continuing the motto): To protect the world from getting fat!
James: To unite all peoples, I'll crush 'em flat!
Jessie: To run on the treadmill of truth and love!
James: To shine with sweat like stars above!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Jessie: Team Rocket works out at the speed of light!
James: Surrender to our superior conditioning or prepare to fight!
Meowth: That's right!
Wobbuffet: Wobbu, wobbu!
Chimecho: Chime, chime!

Variation #27
Jessie: Prepare for lunar trouble, off that moon from outer space!
James: And sunshine makes it double 'cause we're here to wreck the place!
Jessie: A lune of smelly cheese to cause the world from devastation!
James: A sunny and noble day for all peoples within our nation!
Jessie: To denounce by the light of a silver moon, the evils of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach to the boss, of flaming gas from up above!
Jessie: Jessie, the moon maid!
James: James, the sun dude!
Jessie: Team Rocket blasts off to the infinity of the galaxy at the speed of light!
James: Earthlings everywhere, surrender your pitiful planet to us now, or prepare, prepare for a fight!
Meowth: Meowth, that's right!

Song (Variation #28):
Jessie and James:
You know us as Team Rocket and we fight for what is wrong.
We're tired of our motto so we thought we try a song!

Jessie:
Jessie!
James:
James!
Jessie and James:
The speed of light, prepare to fight!
Meowth:
Meowth, that's right!
James:
I am the handsome one!
Jessie:
I'm the gorgeous one!
Jessie and James:
Looking good is lots of fun. We get some things wrong, but we keep rolling along!
All:
We want to capture Pikachu. We hope to do it soon. And when we do we'll be the new stars of this... cartoon!

Battle Frontier Motto (Variation #29)
Jessie: Prepare for trouble from the skies!
James: From beyond the stars, a nasty surprise!
Jessie: An evil as old as the galaxy...
James: ...sent here to fulfill our destiny!
Meowth: Plus, there's me!
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach to the stars above!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: And Meowth are the names!
Jessie: Anywhere there's peace in the universe...
James: ...Team Rocket...
Meowth: ...Will be there...
All: To make everything worse!
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!
Note: Since the first episode, they have adapted their traditional rhyming phrases "Prepare for trouble" and "Make it double" into the motto, thereby restoring the first two lines of the original motto. James's Chimecho and Mime Jr. also contribute their names at the end of the motto in most episodes they appear in.

Sinnoh Motto (Variation #30)
Jessie: Listen, is that a voice I hear?
James: It's speaking to me loud and clear.
Jessie: On the wind!
James: Past the stars!
Meowth: In your ear!
Jessie: Bringing chaos at a breakneck pace.
James: Dashing hope, putting fear in its place.
Jessie: A rose by any other name is just as sweet.
James: When everything's worse, our work is complete.
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And it's James!
Meowth: And Meowth, now dat's a name!
Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place...
James: ...we're Team Rocket...
All: ...in your face!
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!
Note: The first two lines with
Jessie: Listen, is that a twerpish voice I hear?
James: It's shrieking to me loud and clear.
Jessie: Listen, is that a pitiful head of a Pokécenter I hear?
James: It whines to me loud and clear.

Sinnoh Motto Variations:
Variation #31:

Jessie: Listen, is that big money calling below?
James: The sound of success tells me so!
Jessie: Work hard,
James: Dig deep,
Meowth: Make some dough!
Jessie: Suck it away at a breakneck pace,
James: Putting big bucks in poverty's place,
Jessie: Roses smell sweet, but we prefer coal!
James: A rose doesn't cut it if money's your goal!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: James!
Meowth: Dig, Meowth's the name!
Jessie: Tired of being on the dole!
James: We're Team Rocket!
All: And we're on a roll!
Wobbuffet: Wobba!

Variation #32:
Jessie: Listen, is that the voice of twerply gloom?
James (unenthusiastically): Join our pity party, there's plenty of room.
Jessie: On the wind,
James (unenthusiastically): The stars,
Meowth (unenthusiastically): We're doomed.
Jessie: Bringing chaos at a breakneck pace,
James (unenthusiastically): She's dashed all my hope, what a... bummer.
Jessie: A rose by any other name is just as sweet!
James (unenthusiastically): When everything's worse, then of course... it's much worse.
Jessie: Jessie!
James (unenthusiastically): James, the pain.
Meowth (unenthusiastically): I can't say... my name.
Jessie: Putting all you do-gooders in your place!
James (unenthusiastically): Team Rocket, sad to say...
Jessie: We're in your face!
James and Meowth (unenthusiastically): Ouch.
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!
Mime Jr.: Mime, mime, mime!

Variation #33:
Jessie: Listen, is that a twerp I hear?
James: Obnoxiously loud and clear!
Jessie (sleepily): On the wind!
James: Stars!
Meowth: In you ears!
Jessie: Bring chaos at b- (falls asleep)
James: Uh-oh. Dashing hope, putting fear in its place! A rose by any other name is just as sweet. When everything's worse, our work is complete! Jessie! And it's James!
Meowth: Meowth, now that's a name!
James: Putting the do-gooders in their place... we're Team Rocket...!
James and Meowth: In your face!

Variation #34:
Jessie: Listen, is that a twerp calling out to implore?
James: I think we should catch who we came for!
Jessie: Pikachu!
James: It's true!
Meowth: Time to score!
Jessie: We've had such a rough day,
James: But, now it's time to play.
Jessie: We've paid all our dues by blasting off early,
James: But we're back here again and feeling quite surly!
Jessie: With Jessie!
James: And James, too!
Meowth: Meowth, Ya-Hoo!
Jessie: Putting the maze losers in their place!
James: We're Team Rocket...!
All: In your face!
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!
Mime Jr.: Mime, mime, mime!

Variation #35:
Jessie: I don't have to be psychic to know the truth.
James: Especially when dealing with twerpish youth
Jessie: On the wind,
James: The stars,
Meowth: Yeah, forsooth!
Jessie: Bringing chaos at a breakneck pace,
James: Dashing hope, putting fear in its place!
Jessie: A mystic psychic by any other name is just as smart!
James: We've turned fooling you dumb twerps into an art!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Meowth, dat's a name!
Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place!
James: We're Team Rocket...!
All: In your face!

Variation #36:
Jessie: Looks like this court sides with the twerps. But we object, of course!
James: You're twerps, consider the source.
Jessie: On the wind,
James: The stars,
Meowth: The force!
Jessie: Bringing chaos with a spring in our step,
James: Dashing hope with vigor and pep!
Jessie: A spring by any other name is just as hot!
James: We need to relax. We want what you've got!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: Jolly James!
Meowth: Meowth's the name!
Jessie: Putting me at ease and you in your place!
James: We're Team Rocket...!
All: In your face!
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!
Mime Jr.: Mime, mime, mime!

Variation #37:

Jessie: Listen up, it comes courtesy of you-know-who!
James: Not like we have anything better to do!
Jessie: On the wind,
James: The stars,
Meowth: Boo-ga-boo!
Jessie: Bringing chaos at a breakneck pace!
James: Dashing hope, putting fear in its place!
Jessie (with echo): A dual of Jessie's sounds twice as sweet!
James (with echo): Hey, I've got it too, isn't that neat?
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Meowth's, now that's a name!
Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place...
James: We're Team Rocket...!
All: In your face!

Variation #40
Jessie: Is that a sound of a obsolete twerp I hear?
James: Your expiration date's passed, my dear
Jessie: On the wind!
James: Past the star!
Meowth: In your ears!
Jessie: Bringing twerp-laden chaos at a break neck pace.
James: Dashing twerp-ting hope and putting fear in place.
Jessie: A rose by any other name is just as sweet.
James: When everything's worse, our work's complete.
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And it's James!
Meowth: Meowth, now that's a name!
Jessie: Putting the geeky do-gooders in their place.
James: We're Team Rocket.
All: And we're in your face!

Variation #41

Jessie: Our pit-trap digging skills still is intact!
James: But our drafting to the modern technology today is a necessary fact!
Jessie: The wind!
James: The stars!
Meowth: Dig a trap!
Jessie: Bringing chaos with a breakneck pace!
James: Dashing hope putting fear in its place!
Jessie: A trap dug any other way is just as sweet!
James: When earth is moved, our work is complete!
Jessie: It's Jessie!
James: And it's James!
Meowth: Meowth, now that's the name!
Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place!
James: Team Rocket...!
All: We're in your face!
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet!
Mime Jr.: Mime, mime, mime, mime!

Variation #42

Jessie: A clueless twerp is certainly nothing new!
James: You're all pros at not having a clue!
Jessie: Face the facts...
James: For a change!
Meowth: It stinks to be you!
Jessie: We'll bring chaos at a breakneck pace!
James: We'll dash all hope and put fear in its place!
Jessie: Sounds old hoey for the twerps we see!
James: But without us you're short by three!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Meowth makes it triple, you see!
Jessie: Putting you do-gooders in your place!
James: We're Team Rocket...
All: In your face!
Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet, Wobba!

Variation #43

Jessie: You know you could use a little makeup to!
James (unenthusiastically): Please, a pompous platitude coming from you...
Jessie: On the wind!
James (unenthusiastically): What's the point?
Meowth: Yoo-Hoo!
Jessie: Bringing chaos with a breakneck pace!
James (unenthusiastically): Wow I'm so excited. Can you tell by my face?
Jessie: A rose by any other name's just as red!
James (unenthusiastically): I knew that I should've stayed at home in bed.
Jessie: Mmm, Jessie!
James (unenthusiastically): James, poor me...
Meowth: It's Meowth, to a tee!
Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place!
James (unenthusiastically): Goodie Team Rocket...
Jessie and Meowth: In your face!

Variation #44
Jessie: Is that arrest development I hear?
James: Her inner rage rings loud and clear.
Jessie: On the wind!
James: Past the stars!
Meowth: In your ear!
Jessie: Laying down a law of breakneck chaos.
James: Dashing deposites, putting fear in its place.
Jessie: A Jenny by any other name's just as bad!
James: In the name of our law, looks like you've been had!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Leave me Meowth, that's a name!
Jessie: Putting law-buyers in their place!
James: We're Team Rocket!
All: In your face!
Wobbuffet: Woobu, woobu!
Mime Jr.: Mime, mime!

Variation #45
Jessie: Is that the voice of twerps surfacing I hear?
James: Trespassing through our hole I fear.
Jessie: On the wind!
James: Past the stars!
Meowth: Diggers without peer!
Jessie: Forming holes at a breakneck pace!
James: Shoveling earth, leaving air in its place!
Jessie: Our skill knows no boundaries when it comes to the pick!
James: When it comes to pit traps, we don't miss a trick!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And it's James!
Meowth: Meowth, that's a name!
Jessie: Putting all you ground-hogging do-gooders in your place!
James: You've gotta think Team Rocket!
All: Cause we're in your face!
Wobbuffet: Wobba!
Mime Jr.: Mime, mime, mime!

Variation #46
Jessie: Listen, twerps outside the bowl!
James: We're bringing goodies and ready to roll!
Jessie: Noodles!
James: And broth!
Meowth: With a lot of soul!
Jessie: Eat in, take out, your call!
James: Either way, you'll have a ball!
Jessie: Delights to please the tummy and I!
James: The more you eat, the more we make! Give us a try!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Meowth's the name!
Jessie: Placing those noodles on your plate!
James: We're Team Rocket!
All: If we grate!

Variation #47
Jessie: When it comes to impossible, you teacher types should talk.
James: We sprint through life, while you eggheads walk!
Jessie: Through the snow!
James: And the sleet!
Meowth: Round the clock!
Jessie: Bringing chaos at a frosty pace!
James: Dashing through snow with glee on my face!
Jessie: Catching bad colds and taking vitamin C.
James: When everything's worse, nothing feels good to me.
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Meowth's the name!
Jessie: Putting teacher and students in their place!
James: We're Team Rocket!
All: In your face!

Variation #48

Meowth: Ta-daa!
Jessie: A liking response to a "Help wanted" add!
James: Now we've got a job, I'm glad!
Jessie: Dig that dirt!
James: Dump that truck!
Meowth: Back 'er up! Just a tag!
Jessie: Demolished battle fields can be bad for our's help.
James: But one man's problems can bring another man wealth!
Jessie: Demolishing and construction; you leave it to us.
James: Just show us the money and we'll make all the funds.
Jessie: With Jessie!
James: And James too!
Meowth: Meowth without further ado!
Jessie: Clean up the mess and build in its place!
James: We're Team Rocket!
All: In your face!

Variation #49
Khoury's dad: Give back that food right now!
Jessie: So sorry sap, but you're a dollar short and a day late!
James: Thought I'll say the fiddle stays great!
Jessie: On the wind!
James: Past the stars!
Meowth: Put your grub there, mate!
Jessie: Filling our tummies at a breakneck pace!
James: Dashing hunger with a smile on my face!
Jessie: Go ahead and ask me if I've got milk!
James: We're members of the association yoke!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Meowth's the name!
Jessie: Putting the foodless in their place!
James: We're Team Rocket!
All: In your face!

Variation #50
Jessie: We're out of this world! Can't you tell by our suave demeanor?
James: Our grass is always greener!
Jessie: On the wind!
James: The stars!
Meowth: Neener, neener!
Jessie: Happy searching at a breakneck pace.
James: Dashing hope with a smile on my face!
Jessie: Joy by any other name's just as happy!
James: While you twerps are so sappy.
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Meowth's the name!
Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place...
James: We're Team Rocket...
All: In your face!
Wobbuffet: Wobba!
Mime Jr.: Mime, mime!

Variation #51

Jessie: Listen, to the wisdom from the top of the tower!
James: Our diabolical plan is beginning to flower!
Jessie: On the wind!
James: Past the stars!
Meowth: Fight the power!
Jessie: There's no electricity over there!
James: And wouldn't you know, not over there!
Jessie: A blackout by any other name's just as black!
James: When it comes to chaos, we've got the knack!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Meowth, that's a name!
Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place!
James: We're Team Rocket!
All: In your face!

Unova Motto (Variation #52):
Jessie:
Again is the question, so twerpish indeed!*
James:
The answer to come as we feel the need!*
Jessie:
Bringing the blinding white light of evil into the future!
James:
Thrusting the hammer of justice down onto the black darkness of the universe!
Meowth:
And carving our names in the rock of eternity!
Jessie:
The fiery destroyer, Jessie!
James:
And with thunderous emotion, I am James!
Meowth:
Wisest of the wise, Meowth!
All:
Now gather, under the name of Team Rocket!
*Note: These phrases change depending on the episode.

Unova Motto Variations:

Variation #53

Ash: Who are you guys?
Jessie: "Who are you?" is the question, indeed!
James: We'll answer you, as we feel we need!
Jessie: Bringing the blinding white light of evil into the future!
James:
Thrusting the hammer of justice down onto the black darkness of the universe!
Meowth:
And carving our names in the rock of eternity!
Jessie:
The fiery destroyer, Jessie!
James:
And with thunderous emotion, I am James!
Meowth:
Wisest of the wise, Meowth!
All:
Now gather, under the name of Team Rocket!

Variation #54

  • Ash: You again?
  • Jessie: "Again?" is the question? So twerpish indeed!
  • James: The answer to come as we feel the need!
    Jessie: Bringing the blinding white light of evil into the future!
    James:
    Thrusting the hammer of justice down onto the black darkness of the universe!
    Meowth:
    And carving our names in the rock of eternity!
    Jessie:
    The fiery destroyer, Jessie!
    James:
    And with thunderous emotion, I am James!
    Meowth:
    Wisest of the wise, Meowth!
    All:
    Now gather, under the name of Team Rocket!

    Variation #55
  • Ash: That voice... Who's that? Pikachu!
    Jessie: "Who's that voice?" So naive indeed!
    James: We answer you when we feel the need!
    Jessie: Bringing the blinding white light of evil into the future!
    James:
    Thrusting the hammer of justice down onto the black darkness of the universe!
    Meowth:
    And carving our names in the rock of eternity!
    Jessie:
    The fiery destroyer, Jessie!
    James:
    And with thunderous emotion, I am James!
    Meowth:
    Wisest of the wise, Meowth!
    All:
    Now gather, under the name of Team Rocket!

    Variation #56

    Jenny: Just exactly, who are you anyway?
    Jessie: Exacting questions are good indeed!
    James: The answer to come as we feel the need!

    Variation #57

    Jessie: Challenging questions indeed!
    James: The answer's to come as we feel the need!

    Variation #58
    Jessie: You must have questions, we're impressive indeed.
    James: But answers will come when we feel the need.

    Varioation #59
    Emmy: No! Now what?
    Jessie: Now there's a twerpish question, dumb indeed.
    James: The answer to come as we feel the need!

    Variation #60
    Ash: What are you guys doing here?
    Jessie: You would ask, clueless indeed.
    James: We'll answer your question as we feel the need.

    Variation #61
    Professor Icarus: All right! Who are you people, anyway?!
    Jessie: An unscientifically based question indeed!
    James: The answer comes when we feel the need!
    Meowth: You know the rest; we live for speed!

    Variation #62
    Ash: What are you doing to them?!
    Jessie: Such a heart-felt twerpish question indeed.
    James: We'll answer you twerps when we feel the need.

    Variation #63
    Ash: I should've known it was you!
    Jessie: How could you know that, when you know nothing indeed?
    James: The answer to that, cause we feel the need!

    Variation #64
    Bianca: Who are those strange people?
    Jessie: You're strange indeed!
    James: We'll answer you as we feel the need!

    Variation #65
    Luke: What are you doing to Zorua?
    Jessie: What we want, is beyond your comprehension, indeed!
    James: The answer will come as we feel the need!

    Variation #66
    Iris
    : Our help? What do you mean?
    Jessie
    : "What do you mean?" You're clueless, indeed!
    James
    : The answer will come as we feel the need!

    Variation #67
    Lewis: Who did that?
    Jessie
    : "Who?" That is the question, indeed!
    James
    : The answer to come as we feel the need!

    Current version (Variation #68):
    Jessie:
    Prepare for trouble!
    James:
    And make it double!
    Jessie:
    To protect the world from devastation!
    James:
    To unite the people within our nation!
    Jessie:
    To denounce the evils of truth and love!
    James:
    To extend our reach to the stars above!
    Jessie:
    It's Jessie!
    James:
    And James!
    Jessie:
    Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!
    James:
    Surrender now or prepare to fight!
    Meowth:
    Meowth! That's right!

    Variation #69
    Jessie: Prepare for trouble, in costume or not!
    James: And make it double, from a fake Dewott!
    Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
    James: To unite the people within our nation!
    Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
    James: To extend our reach to the stars above!
    Jessie: It's Jessie!
    James: And it's James!
    Jessie: Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!
    James: Surrender now or prepare to fight, fight and fight!
    Meowth: Meowth! That's right!

    Variation #70
    Jessie: We can't come on we're already here!
    James: But thanks for the invite, I might shed a tear.
    Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
    James: To unite the people within our nation!
    Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
    James: To extend our reach to the stars above!
    Jessie: It's Jessie!
    James: And James!
    Jessie: Team Rocket, goes electric at the speed of light!
    James: Surrender now or prepare for a high-voltage fight!
    Meowth: Meowth! That's right!

    Butch and Cassidy's Mottos

    Indigo motto:
    Cassidy: Prepare for trouble...
    Butch: ...and make it double!
    Cassidy: To infect the world with devastation!
    Butch: To blight all people in every nation!
    Cassidy: To denounce the goodness of truth and love!
    Butch: To extend our wrath to the stars above!
    Cassidy: Cassidy!
    Butch: And Butch, of course!
    Cassidy: We're Team Rocket, circling Earth all day and all night!
    Butch: Surrender to us now or you will surely lose the fight!

    Sinnoh Motto:
    Cassidy: A shrieking whine! A blast from the past!
    Butch: Spinning like a Gyro Ball and moving fast!
    Cassidy: To the moon...
    Butch: ...And beyond...
    Both: ...What a blast!
    Cassidy: Administering justice with lightning speed!
    Butch: Bashing the bad guys, should we feel the need.
    Cassidy: So here's a newsflash from across the wire...
    Butch: The real Team Rocket is now on fire!
    Cassidy: Cassidy!
    Butch: And it's Butch!
    Shuckle: Shuck-uckle!
    Cassidy: Teaching the losers a thing or two...
    Butch: ...The true Team Rocket...
    Both: Us! Not you!

    Ash' and the gang's rip-off of the motto

    There have been a few times when Ash and the gang would make fun of Team Rocket's motto, at the agitation of Team Rocket of course. Here are the rip-offs and the episodes of which they came:

    Bye Bye Butterfree

    Ash: Prepare for trouble!
    Misty: And you can make that triple!
    Brock: To protect the world from devastation!
    Ash and Misty: To unite all peoples within our nation!
    Jessie (deadpan): This was just...
    James (deadpan): Too good...
    Meowth (deadpan): To last.
    Ash: You got that right.
    Pikachu: Pika!
    Misty: We're defending the beauty of truth and love!
    Brock: Let's do it!
    Meowth (interrupting them): We gotta stop that!

    Ditto's Mysterious Mansion

    So far, this is the only episode of the series to show Ash and his friends actually completely doing the whole original motto.

    Ash: Prepare for trouble!
    Brock: And make it Double, Double!
    James (angrily): Uhh, quit imitating us!
    Misty: To protect the world from devastation!
    Duplica: To ignite all people within our nation!
    Jessie (angrily): Err! This is insulting!
    Ash: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
    Misty: To extend our reach to the stars above!
    Ash: Ash!
    Misty: Misty!
    Brock: And Brock!
    Duplica: Duplica, that's right!
    Brock: Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!
    Duplica: Surrender now, or prepare to fight all of us!
    Pikachu: Pika, Pika!

    Schpielbunk's motto

    In the episode Lights, Camera, Quacktion! the director Cleavon Schpielbunk introduces himself with a motto which is very similar to that of Team Rocket.

    Prepare for trouble! No stunt double!
    To protect the movies from devastation!
    To restore spectacle and imagination!
    To make great epics of hate and love!
    To direct the best films you ever heard of!
    Cleavon Schpielbunk, winner of the Golden Growlithe for best director at the Flea Collar Film Festival!
    Lights! Camera!
    Hit your mark when I call "Action!" or prepare to fight!
    That's right!

    The Chikorita Rescue

    In this episode Ash Ketchum breaks into a Team Rocket hideout to save a Chikorita, captured by Jessie and James. He recites a motto and Team Rocket instinctively says their phrases.

    Ash: Team Rocket, prepare for trouble! On second thought, make that double!
    Jessie (surprised): To protect the world from devastation?
    James (surprised): To unite all peoples within our nation?
    Ash: Maybe you think I'm a little too brash. But the master is here and my name is Ash!
    Pikachu: Pikachu!
    Ash: My Pokémon team is faster than light! Surrender now or you're in for a fight!
    Meowth: Meowth! That's right!

    Mass Hip-Po-Sis

    Dawn (really angry): Get ready for trouble!
    Pikachu (really angry): Pika!
    Brock (really angry): Make it double!
    James (shocked): Hey, no fair!

    The Keystone Pops!

    Ash: Listen, is that bad guy talk I hear?
    Dawn: It speaks to me loud and clear!
    Ash: On the wind!
    Dawn: Past the stars!
    Brock: In your ear!
    Jessie (interrupting them): It's that kind of imitation they invented lawsuits for!
    Dawn: Chill out! We couldn't care less about you!
    Ash: We're looking for Spiritomb!

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