Credits

Team Rocket Takeover II Stamp Tilted

Team Rocket Takes Hollywood

Cast (In Order of Appearance)

Jessie……………………..Jessie
James…………………….James
Meowth……………………Meowth
Wobbuffet…………………Wobbuffet
Mime Jr……………………Mime Jr.
Announcer……………….The Pokémon Narrator
“Bystander”………………Jessie
Pierce……………………..Pierce
Batch………………………Botch
Cassidy……………………Cassidy
Matori………………………Matori
Narator…………………….The Pokémon Narrator
???…………………………Giovanni
Ash Ketchum……………..Twerp
Mystery Person 1…………???
Mystery Person 2…………???
Mystery Person 3…………???
Jessilina……………………Jessie Jessilina
Mewtwo……………………Mewtwo
Iron-Masked………………The Iron-Masked Marauder
Giovanni…………………..Giovanni
Kid 1……………………….Random Kid off the Street
Kid 2……………………….Another Random Kid
Repiv………………………Repiv
Haking…………………….Haking
Buzzsaw………………….Buzzsaw
Ivine……………………….Ivine

Directed By Meowth
Filmed By James
Starring Jessie
Crewed by Wobbuffet
A Team Rocket Production

The persons and events depicted in this film are non-fictitious. Any relation or similarity to fictional characters or events are unintentional and completely coincidental. We swear.

THE END

Yuni Oha: NO! This isn’t over yet!

Jessie, James, and Meowth: YUNI OHA!?!?

Meowth: What gives, you should be stuck watching Howard the Duck right about now!

Jessie: That warehouse was escape-proof!

Yuni Oha: It was, but it’s not impervious to break-ins! Thanks to an elite team led by Jordan Osceola (Panther J) and SonicInfinity, my location was discovered and reported to some very good friends of mine. I believe you know them already.

Ash: You’re finished, Team Rocket!

Brenda: This website doesn’t belong to you!

Brock: And how dare you force anyone to watch Howard the Duck? That’s a whole new level of evil!

Jessie, James, and Meowth: *Gulp*

Yuni Oha: Let’s get my website back! Solurtle, use Blast Burn!

Ash: Pikachu, use Thunderbolt!

Brenda: Kappaqueous, Hydroshock!

Brock: Blissey, attack with Egg Bomb!

Jessie, James, and Meowth: So much for Hollywood! We’ll get you for this, Yuni Oha! You haven’t seen the last of us! Looks like Team Rocket’s blasting off again!

Team Rocket Will Return in The Team Rocket Movie.

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Episode 103: The Grass is Always Meaner

Episode 103 has been published. Read it here.

In a strange twist of fate, it is Ash, Brock, and Brenda who have to steal a Pokémon from Team Rocket? Should be easy, right?

Also, the-

Yuni Oha: Hey, who’s there? Oh no, not again! Ahhh!

???: This website is ours once again. Whahahaha! Stay tuned…

Episode 100 Review

Let me start off by saying it was an absolute pleasure to write this 100th episode. Thank you for reading.

Ever since I first wrote the Anime 20th Anniversary special, Ashes to Ashes, I’ve contemplated how I could possibly bring back Cinder and Ember. I really liked the characters, and obviously time travelers from the future have a lot of untapped potential. I knew that if I used them again, would want to write a story set in their time. I had often contemplated having an episode with them as the main characters, but without the proper excuse, it just seemed a little awkward. While planning the 100th episode special, I realized that this was the perfect excuse. To add to that, I knew I needed an episode that acted as a celebration of the series so far. That’s what inspired the idea of having Cinder and Ember on a Tenno journey parallel to Ash’s.

As this was my second outing with Cinder and Ember, I was able to do some things with them that I was unable to do previously. For example, Ember’s Pichu was an idea I had for Ashes to Ashes, but I cut the idea, deciding that it was unnecessary. I later regretted that decision, so I rectified it here. I was also able to further explore Cinder’s complicated relationship with his father. I had to keep it mostly subdued previously, as the identity of his father was a surprise. But now that it’s known, I was able to explore things more. To expand on that, Cinder and Jerry’s rivalry was inspired by common negative reactions by fans to Ash. Jerry would point out all of the worse in Ash, completely ignoring his strengths, up until the end, where we see Ash’s greatest strength of all.

Featured prominently in this episode was future Brenda. It’s difficult for me to write for future Ash or Brock, as they are actual characters from the actual series. I could easily break canon by handling them wrong in the future, therefore I kept their roles to an absolute minimum. Brenda, on the other hand, is my own character, and I can do whatever I want with her. I can give her new Pokémon like Kappaquarius and Lichenthrope, because I know exactly what my plans are for her as the series moves forward. No contradictions. That’s not to say that she will get these Pokémon by the end of Cosmic Quest, it just means that there’s no reason why she wouldn’t have  them  twenty years in the future.

Perhaps one of the more interesting aspects of this episode was the new Team Rocket, Bonnie, Clyde, and Meowla. For the record, I will confirm that Bonnie is the daughter of James, and that Clyde is the son of Jessie, but I will not confirm that they are siblings. Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t. We’ll never know. I am in no way endorsing any ships.

The Best of Cosmic Quest

For a month now, you have been voting for your favorite episode of Cosmic Quest in honor of the upcoming 100th episode. I’ve received votes through both comments and private messages, and the results are in. Nominations for the best episode of Cosmic Quest included, in no particular order, Attack of the Clones, For the Love of Joy, World-Wide Wobbuffet, Diving into It, Pikachu, Where are You?, Ashes to Ashes, Family Food Feud, Pretense is the Best Offense, Digging your own Cave/Keeping Your Friends Close/And Your Enemies Closer, and Let Dra-gones be Dra-gones.

This was a wide variety of responses, and there was no clear winner, so let’s say that these were all some of the best episodes in Cosmic Quest!

Now, what about me? What is my favorite episode of Cosmic Quest? The answer is too complex for me to just give one episode and be done. Instead, let’s analyze all of my favorites, many of which appeared in the above list. To do this, I will be separating episodes into categories, and then deciding what my favorite from each category is.

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Episode 97: Thinking Inside the Box

NOTICE: I originally made a large mistake in the episode, and claimed Brenda’s next contest would be at Cosm City, instead of Starnight City. If you were one of the people who read this early draft of the episode, I apologize for the confusion. A corrected version has been published.

Read episode 96 here.

Ash and Brenda have reached an impasse. Ash wants to go to Penum City for his next gym battle, but Brenda wants to go to Starnight City for her next contest. The problem is, they’re in the opposite direction. Solving this problem is going to take some out of the box thinking.

Also, the Pokédex page has been updated accordingly.

Only 3 more episodes until the 100th Episode Special!

Episode 94 Review

I’m just going to come right out and admit that this episode was far from my strongest. I don’t think it was bad, but I’m not sure I can say it was good, either. It just kind of was. Obviously this episode was written for the purpose of getting Brenda new Pokémon, but it didn’t really end up having any purpose beyond that. Oh well, I tried my best.

Damon was an addition made to the episode in order to try to get more content into it, as my original plan had even less going for it. I’ve also realized recently that Cosmic Quest doesn’t do nearly as many “character of the week” type episodes as the real show does, so moving forward I’m going to try to have those pop up at least a little more often.

Wispirit is another one of my extremely early original Pokémon designs I made when I was child. I have, of course, advanced the concept since then, but a certain simplicity in its design still exists, leftover from this phase. It was actually one of the very first standalone Pokémon I ever created, if not the first. As a kid, I was never sure why there wasn’t a Ghost/Fire Pokémon based off of a will-o-the-wisp. Since those days, the Litwick line has been introduced, which could be argued to be based at least in part off of a will-o-the-wisp, but its certainly not obvious. Therefore, I still feel that Wispirit is justifiable in its existence.