Team Rocket




Madam Boss (actual name unknown) (years unknown); Giovanni ??? (last name unknown) (year unknown - 1996, 2009 - 2011); ??? Archer (first name unknown) (1996 - 1999, 2003 - 2009, 2014 - Present)


Not much is known about the founding of Japan's most infamous and illustrious pokemon mafia. We can make assumptions, but with no concrete facts Rocket's origin is hard to pin down. Likely spawning from the yakuza tradition, and likely centered around an organizational structure ruled by a single family. The first boss whose identity we are somewhat aware is that of the "Madam Boss", mother of Giovanni. Her identity, age, and years serving as leader of Rocket are all unknown variables. However, it may fair to assume that her tenure as leader was some time during the 1930's through the early 1960's or 1970's. Her son, Giovanni, was likely born some time in the latter half of the 1940's, possibly to a father returning home from the war. It is unknown when Madam Boss died or when her son took control, but from the account of Archer, we know Giovanni to have been in charge in the early 1980's, though how long he had been in charge is unknown. At their first meeting in 1982, Archer estimated Giovanni's age to be in the mid- or late-thirties, which would be concurrent with a late 1940's birth.

Archer's accounts become invaluable in telling the story of Rocket in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Though, his accounts focus largely on the international exploits of his own unit, we are still given a glance into the operations of the organization at the time. But it is not until 1996 when large amounts of information about Rocket begin to leak into the public eye, largely due to the defeat of Giovanni at the hands of the trainer Red. Rocket disappears completely, and no new information comes to light until 1999, when Rocket, now lead by Archer, re-emerges, now operating out of Johto. The attempt made by Archer to entice Giovanni to return fails, and Rocket again vanishes from the public eye until 2009, when they once more re-emerge, now lead once more by Giovanni.

Present DayEdit

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In the middle of 2014, Archer returned to Celadon with a plan to relocate Rocket, this time to Castelia City, Unova, in the United States. The plan is successful, and Rocket relocates, claiming the sewer system as their base and using a restaurant as their legal front operation. Rocket at this time is once again led by Archer.