Team Rocket Mottos!
Few things are as predictable in life as the Team Rocket
motto. Team Rocket will always appear at least once per episode and recite
their infamous motto (usually before getting blasted away by Pikachu or
another Pokemon). You know it's coming as soon as you hear that famous theme
music signifying the "Prepare for trouble!" "And make it double!" (Although
the original music has changed several times.)
Team Rocket loves to pose and recite their bit of nonsense whenever possible,
especially at inopportune times (like when they're attempting to sneak
into a building). Meowth is skeptical of the motto's impact, but Jessie
and James insist that it's necessary ("We need the motto!" "Our fans have
come to expect it!"). Ironically enough, the twerps will patiently sit
through TR's lines most of the time. You would think that after seven
years of hearing essentially the same motto every day, they'd interrupt
more frequently. Also, guest characters will often exclaim "What was that
all about?" as soon as the motto ends.
Not all Team Rocket mottos are the same. In many of the later episodes,
Jessie and James begin their motto with something relevant to the situation.
There are also some distinctly different variations on the familiar lines
of the whole Team Rocket motto. A few of the more familiar are listed
Team Rocket Motto - standard
Prepare for trouble!
Make it double!
To protect the world from devastation
To unite all peoples within our nation
To denounce the evils of truth and love
To extend our reach to the stars above
Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!
Surrender now, or prepare to fight!
Meowth, dat's right!
Butch and Cassidy Motto
Prepare for trouble and make it double!
To infect the world with devastation
To blight all peoples in every nation
To denounce the goodness of truth and love
To extend our wrath to the stars above
We're Team Rocket, circling earth all day and night!
Surrender to us now, or you'll surely lose the fight!
That's right. [Rati-cate!]
Salon Roquet Motto
To protect the world from boring fashion
To dress all people with flash and passion
To give all Pokemon pretty faces
To extend our art to outer spaces
Salon Roquet, when it comes to chic we know what's right!
Surrender your taste or prepare to fight!
TR Restaurant Motto
Want a burger and fries without trouble?
If you're really hungry, make it double!
To protect the world from hunger and thirst
Our food isn't bad, at least not the worst
The Team Rocket Restaurant, blast in for a bite
We stay open all day, we stay open all night!
Jessie's Hair Motto
You insult my hair? Prepare for trouble!
It used to be there, but now it's stubble!
To protect my head from humiliation [char-bok!]
Too bad her hair went on vacation [wee-zing!]
My gorgeous hair was my one true love [tungg!]
They went together like hand in glove [eeeee!]
Now my hair's short, but it won't be for long!
And it won't stop our Jessie from doing what's wrong!
Ode to Meowth Motto
I'm a friend who needs you too...
Make it double, we both need you!
You protect us both from desperation
You unite us all in jubiliation
You help chase away our loneliness
You're a mess, but we love you nevertheless
Team Rocket's friendship never ends!
So let's set sail on our ship of friends!
"The Black Arachnid 2" Motto
Check your eyes and prepare for trouble!
We've got the prize, so make it double!
To protect the world from its own greed
To steal all the treasure that they don't need
To work every heist like there is none other
And split the spoils with one another
Thieves return under cover of night!
Surrender now or prepare to fight!
Meowth, dat's right!
Cleevon Spielbunk's Movie Motto
Prepare for trouble! No stunt double!
To protect the movies from devastation
To restore spectacle and imagination
To create great epics of hate and love
To direct the best movies you've ever heard of
Winner of the Golden Growlithe for best direction at last year's Flea
Collar Film Festival!
Hit your mark when I call "action" or prepare to fight!
TR's Medication Motto
We have no appointment but we've been having some trouble
So prescribe us some ointment on the double
To protect us from all that chafing and itching
It might finally stop all of Jessie's... "complaining"
To irradicate the evils of athlete's feet
Maybe I can get rid of my prickly heat
Team Rocket's been scratching at the speed of light
So give us some salve or we'll never sleep tonight
Meowth that's right
TR Baseball Players Motto
Attention Twerps its prepare for trouble day
But you're both out, which makes it a double play
To protect our team from devastation
To excite our side with a big ovation
To strike out the evils of truth and love
To extend our reach with a baseball glove
Team Rocket throws their fastballs at the speed of light
We won, Jessie!
That's Right... *sniff*
Free Food Samples Motto
Now you're in for a bunch of trouble
We're eating lunch so make it double
To eat and drink to our hearts content
Without even having to spend a single cent
To denounce the evils of paying for food
We won't leave a single sample un-chewed
Team Rocket loves scarfing down free samples at the speed of light
Yeah, and we like to eat more then we like to fight
You got that right!
Team Rocket Stylists Motto
Sorry we're late, it takes a while
To give our Pokemon flare and style
We hope our Pokemon will amaze all of you
We're giving each one a look that's brand new
We're creating a trend and its gonna be big
And this doesn't even look like a wig
We two aren't fakers
We're style makers
We're cutting and curling at the speed of light
Put yourself in our hands and we'll make you look right, right right
Meowth, Meowth, Meowth
Catching Snubbull Motto
Prepare to say goodbye to all of our trouble
Prepare to say hello to Snubbull!
To protect ourselves from being poor
When we get enough, we'll still get more
We'll capture Snubbull and return it to its rich owner and get a big
Then there won't be anything we can't afford!
Team Rocket LIKES blasting off at the speed of light!
But catching that Snubbull and getting that reward would be a delight!
Meowth, dat's right!
Rocket Gang Motto (Japanese)
Nanda kanda to kikare tara
Kotaete ageru ga yo no nasake
Sekai no hakai o fusegu tame
Sekai no heiwa o mamoru tame
Ai to shinjitu no aku o turanuku
Lovely charmy na kataki yaku
Ginga o kakeru Rocket dan no futari niwa
White hall, shiroi ashita ga matteruze
Rocket Gang Motto (translated)
If anyone asks us this or that,
The answer we'll give is society's sympathy.
For the sake of preventing world destruction,
For the sake of protecting world peace,
To penetrate the evils of love and truth,
The lovely and charming villains,
Wagering the galaxy, we're the Rocket Gang couple.
A white hall...we're waiting for a white tomorrow!
Rocket Gang Motto (alternate translation)
If you require to know who we are...
...Listen to us, guys.
To guard against the universal destruction
To keep the universal peace
We carry out an evil of truth and love
We are the lovely, charming villains
We, Rocket Gang, travel any stars in the Galaxy and...
A white hall - a white future is waiting for us
Butch and Cassidy's Motto in Japanese!
Kotae nai yoki sun da na?
Maa, koku-itsu ni kota ete yaro!
Chikyuu no hakai o fusegutame!
Chikyuu no heiwa o mamorutame!
Ai to shinjitsu no aku o tsuranuku!
Kyuuto de o-chamii na kataki yaku!
Uchuu o kakeru Roketto Dan no futari ni wa!
Shokkingu Pinku momoiru ashita ga matteru ze!
Butch and Cassidy Motto (translation)
When you ask us about this and that, do you expect an answer?
We'll answer in our time of victory!
To prevent the Earth's destruction!
To protect the Earth's peace!
To bring love and honesty's evils to light!
The cute, charming villains!
The pair from Team Rocket soars through the universe!
Shocking pink, and waiting for a pink day!
As we said.
Mottos from Around the World
TR Rose's Original Mottos
Spanish/Mexican TR Motto - from Gustavo Prado
PREPARENSE PARA LOS PROBLEMAS
Y MAS VALE QUE TEMAN
PARA PROTEGER EL MUNDO DE LA DEVASTACION
PARA UNIR A TODOS LOS PUEBLOS DENTRO DE NUESTRA NACION
PARA DENUNCIAR LOS MALES DE LA VERDAD Y EL AMOR
PARA EXTENDER NUESTRO REINO HASTA LAS ESTRELLAS (HASTA PATZCUARO, HASTA APATZINGAN,ETC)
EL EQUIPO ROCKET VIAJANDO A LA VELOCIDAD DE LA LUZ
RINDANSE AHORA O PREPARENSE A PELEAR
(JAMES: AHI MADREE¡)
MEOWTH: ASI ES¡
* "ALL THE RED PARTS ARE VARIATIONS FROM THE ORIGINAL, LIKE TO EXTEND NOT ONLY TO STARS BUT TO STRANGE MEXICAN PLACES, AND THE WAY JAMES SAYS HIS NAME, REPEATING ALWAYS THE LAST PART, OR THE LAST PHRASE, THAT MEANS : THERE MOTHER! AND IS A JOKE FROM THE MEXICAN TELEVISON OF THE SEVENTIES..."
Dutch TR Motto - from Tommy
Jesse: Om de wereld voor verder verval te behoeden.
James: Om de mensen van ons volk te kunnen beinvloeden.
Jesse: Om de kwaadaardigheid van liefde aan te tonen.
James: Om dichter bij de sterren te kunnen komen.
Jesse: Team Rocket is nog sneller dan het licht!
James: Vecht als een man of geef je over en zwicht!
Meowth: Meowth! Ogen dicht!
Brazilian TR Motto - from Meowlie
Preparem-se para a encrenca!
Encrenca em dobro!
Para protejer o mundo da devastagco!
Para unir os povos de nossa nagco!
Para denunciar os males da verdade e do amor!
Para estender nosso poder as estrelas!
Equipe Rocket decolando na velocidade da luz!
Renda-se agora, ou prepare-se para lutar!
Meowth! I isso am!
German TR Motto - From xdaniel
Jessie: Wir wollen über die Erde regieren!
James: Und unseren eigenen Staat kreieren!
Jessie: Liebe und Wahrheit verurteilen wir!
James: Mehr und mehr Macht! Das wollen wir!
Jessie: Wir sind Team Rocket! So schnell wie das Licht!
James: Gebt lieber auf und bekämpft uns nicht!
Mauzi (Meowth): Miauz, genau!
Jessie: We want to rule over the world!
James: And create our own state!
Jessie: We condemn love and truth!
James: More and more might! That's what we want!
Jessie: We are Team Rocket! As fast as light!
James: Surrender now and don't fight against us!
Mauzi (Meowth): Meow, that's right!
Hebrew TR Motto - From Rotem
jessie: hikonu lezarot!
james: kfulot umehupalot!
jessie: kdey lehagen al haolam meheres hasar takana!
james: kdey le'ahed et kol toshavey hamedina!
jessie: kdey lechbosh et hayabasha ha'avir vehamaim!
james: kdey lehagia gam af lakohavim shebashamaim!
jessie: zevet rocket bemhirut ha or lelo rahem!
james: hekana achshav o shetilahem!
meowth: meowwww bediuk!
Back to TR's Rockin!
If Meowth ruled Team Rocket...
To protect Meowth from devastation
To unite all kitties within our
To denouce the evils of mice and rats
To extend our reach to serving cats
Team Meowth, blast off with the Fury Swipes!
Surrender to Meowth or prepare to
Meowth, all right!!!
The Team Rocket Campaiging Motto (fighting to get "Meowth's
Party" back on the air)
Prepare for trouble on a much larger scale
And make it double, we're using
To protect our video from devastation
To unite all Rockets within our
To denounce the evils of Kids' WB
Who won't show the video we all
want to see
Team Rocket campaigning at the speed of
Show "Meowth's Party" or prepare
Meowth, dat's right!
A Rocketshippy Motto (Team Rocket's Wedding Vows!)
This is an original, but can't you hear them saying this?
You've kept my heart from desperation.
Shadow and Nightshade's Motto
You've filled my life with jubilation.
My life is bright with light and love.
I'll proclaim my joy to the stars
I love you, Jessie. We belong together.
James, I love you and I'll love you forever.
(muttering) Meowth, whatever!
A brand new, totally EVIL motto I created for two of my own Team Rocket
members, Nightshade and Shadow.
They're two very dark Rockets who specialize in Ghost and Psychic Pokemon...
To create a void of desolation...
To plague each soul with tribulation...
To defy the weakness of truth and love...
To blot the stars from the skies above...
Team Rocket blasts you into blackest night.
Surrender, you've already lost the fight.
Merry Christmas Motto
Tis the season for celebration
So we're wishing you days of joyous
We'll prevent the onset of holiday blues
And pathetic stories of "Christmas
Team Rocket, helping make your holidays bright!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good
Meowth, dat's right!