Petrel is one of the Team Rocket executives in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Petrel is the last in command of the Rocket executives. The first time player battles him at Team Rocket's hideout in Mahogany Town. Then player battles him at the Johto Radio Tower.


Petrel is a tall and thin young man. He has bright purple hair cut short at the sides with a large curl on top, a short purple beard, purple eyebrows and purple eyes. He wears a black jumpsuit with a yellow-gold lines and large R on the chest, elbow length silver-grey gloves and knee high silver-grey boots, all with a red stripe at the edge, and a silver belt around his waist.


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HeartGold and SoulSilver

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Petrel is apparently Team Rocket's master of disguise. He is first seen dressing as Giovanni and then battled in the Team Rocket HQ. In Goldenrod Radio Tower he appears again, using his disguise skills again, this time dressed as Radio Tower Director.

Petrel's motives on Team Rocket are more mild-mannered, as he freely gives out information such as passwords and the location of the Director. He even considers himself a "nice guy" and hands over the key. In fact, it is his giving out of this information that leads to many of Team Rocket's defeats, despite his opinion that the player can't use the information anyways.

Petrel's position has existed since Pokémon Gold and Silver. However, his existence was easy to miss because all Rocket Executives used the same sprite (now adopted as Archer's canonical design), making it seem to some like there was only one Executive. The Rocket Executive that Petrel is based on was then given a canonical design and an official name in HeartGold and SoulSilver, along with the other three Executives, to distinguish them as individuals. Proton's case is the same.



Main article: Petrel (Adventures)

HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Main article: Petrel (JBA)



Main article: Petrel (Generations)


Battle sprite from HGSS

VS Sprite from HGSS



HeartGold and SoulSilver

HGSS 041 front
 Type Poison Type Flying 
HGSS 109 front
 Type Poison 
HGSS 020 front
 Type Normal 
Lv. 22 Lv. 22 Lv. 24 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Inner Focus Ability: Levitate Ability: Guts Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Astonish Smog Hyper Fang - - -
Bite SmokeScreen Sucker Punch - - -
Wing Attack Assurance Scary Face - - -
Confuse Ray Self-Destruct Crunch - - -


  • Petrel usually appears in different disguises.
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