Team Rocket Plays Pokémon

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Meowth: Remember how a couple years ago there was that whole “Twitch Plays Pokémon” thing that was all the rage? Well, Team Rocket decided to replicate it for themselves, to see what would happen. This is Team Rocket Plays Pokémon. (Click the image for a better view.)

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Meowth: As you can imagine, getting a bunch of Team Rocket members (and a few invading twerps) to all play a Pokémon game at the same time led to a very hectic situation. Want to know more about this social experiment? Just ask in a comment, and we’ll answer during our Team Rocket Q&A Session, later tonight.

Favorite Games

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Jessie: With our video game theme going on, I’m sure you’re all dying to know what our favorite video games are, so we decided to oblige and make this post to discuss our favorite games.

James: Just to be clear, for the sake of fairness, we are not counting Pokémon Yellow Version, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate, as video games that feature us are the clear winners for best games of all time.

Meowth: I resent that decision, but I will abide by it nevertheless.

James: I’ll go first. My favorite video game series is Sonic the Hedgehog. I was introduced to the series through the classic games, and grew to love it through the Adventure-era games. And although the series has been on shaky grounds as of late, I still keep my faith in the series. I know it can be better, it just needs to try harder.

Jessie: As for me, my favorite series is Kirby. That pink puffball is one of the absolute cutest things I’ve ever seen. But, despite his cuteness, he’s super powerful and steals the very power of his opponents. He’s a lot like me in those ways, cute, powerful, and thieving.

James: Okay, what’s you’re favorite game or series, Meowth?

Meowth: [Grins smugly] Pokémon Puzzle League.

Jessie: Huh? What’s that?

Meowth: A Pokémon puzzle game. Not only do I like puzzle games, but this was the first video game outside of Yellow to feature yours truly.

Jessie: Hey! No fair! We agreed to pick games without us in them!

James: Yeah! Pick another!

Meowth: You sure about that? As I recall, you only said we couldn’t pick Yellow, Let’s Go, or Smash Bros. Puzzle League is none of those.

Jessie: That’s cheating! Pick again! Pick another game!

Meowth: [Crosses arms] Fine. In that case, I’ll go with Pokémon Zany Cards.

James: Pokémon what cards?

Meowth: Zany Cards. It was a virtual card game for the Pokémon-exclusive handheld system, the Pokémon Mini. You know what the best part about that game was? It main character was me. I was right there on the cover art.

Jessie and James: [With annoyance] Meowth…

Meowth: Fine. You want me to pick a different game? I’ll pick a different game. How about Pokémon: Catch the Numbers for the Sega Pico.

James: I’ve never heard of it. Let me guess, it features… Wait, did you say Sega? As in the company that publishes Sonic?

Meowth: Yes, it does feature me, and yes, I did say Sega. This game was the first in a series of educational Pokémon games published for the Sega Pico, making them the only Pokémon games to not be on Nintendo-published hardware.

Jessie: I give up…

James: You probably have more obscure games with us in that we’ve never heard of before, don’t you.

Meowth: I could do this all day.

James: Okay. I give up too. You win. [Sighs] Anyways, as an added bonus, we also decided to try to predict the favorite video games of other Team Rocket members and associates.

Jessie: For example, we’re willing to bet that The Boss’ favorite game is none other than Pokémon Conquest, the game that allows him to simulate taking control over the world.

James: And then there’s Bench and Cassidy. We know from past experience that their favorite game is Super Mario Maker. Just like in real life, they enjoy creating over-complicated ways to trick and trap players within their levels. Not going to lie, that actually sounds pretty fun. Might have to give it a try some day.

Jessie: The four-eyed stooge, Matori, is so obsessed with micromanaging, that I bet the only game she plays is The Sims.

Meowth: Pierce, on the other hand, would want a game that he can think long and hard about. He wants a game that he can be pulled into. I’m pegging him as a Breath of the Wild fan.

Jessie: Ugg… Breath of the Wild. I tried playing, but immediately got lost. How am I supposed to find anything in such a massive world?

James: Oh, look at this, we’ve been requested to also predict Mewtwo’s favorite game.

Jessie: Mewtwo? What in the world would that be?

Meowth: Well, we know from last year that he likes Smash Bros.

James: But is that his favorite series?

Jessie: [Laughs] I bet his favorite game is something totally cutesy, like Pikmin or Yoshi’s Woolly World!

Mewtwo: [Appears suddenly] No, you fools!

Jessie, James, and Meowth: [Leap back in shock and terror]

James: [Gathers confidence] Well… um… what is your favorite game then…?

Mewtwo: There is only one game series outside of Pokémon and Smash Bros that is worthy of being my favorite. Animal Crossing.

Jessie: … … …

James: … … …

Meowth: … … …

Jessie: Did he just say Animal Crossing is his favorite game…?

Mewtwo: [With sudden anger] Are you deaf? That is what I said! In no other game can one express their powers over the world so clearly. And in the newest title, New Horizons, you can ascend to true godhood and have complete control over the town. Now that I have fixed your misconceptions, my time is wasted here. [Teleports away]

Jessie: Well… I wasn’t wrong about it being something cutesy…

James: I think that encounter left me with more questions than answers.

Meowth: Well, if there are questions, then they could be asked for our upcoming Team Rocket Q&A Session

Team Rocket Q&A Session II

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Meowth: Can I get a drum roll please?


Jessie and James: It’s time for our main event! The Team Rocket Q&A Session!

Meowth: You guys have been posting questions all day, and now it’s our turn to answer them!

James: You’re about to get to know us on a whole new level!

Jessie: Let’s start things off with a question from BTH777. They ask, “Aside from the Team Rocket Movie, which Pokémon movie is your guys’s favorite?”

James: Just to be clear, this question was asked before either my Rocket Reviews episode or the Bossies aired. For reasons stated there, I think we can all agree that Mewtwo Strikes back is our favorite movie.

Meowth and Jessie: Agreed.

James: Next question! PokeMan96 asks, “How do you guys afford to make so many mechas?”

Meowth: You saw the post about us selling mechas? It’s scams- I mean, it’s marketing strategies like that which keep us funded.

Jessie: Of course, any extra cash we have goes into my wardrobe shopping.

James: Leaving us with no money left over…

Meowth: Okay, a user who was later identified as MajorBrony95 asked tree questions at once.

James: Let’s take them one at a time.

Meowth: Agreed. First they ask, “We know James collects bottle caps as a hobby, but do Jessie or Meowth have any hobbies?”

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