Team Rocket's Mottos is a running gag of Pokémon Anime. Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket, using it to introduce themselves. Mottos have their unique music and animation. There have also been several variations of the motto, depending on the situation. In the XY series, Jessie usually says something after "Prepare for trouble" and James usually says something after "Make it double", all the while, making both sentences rhyme.
Jessie, James and Meowth
It was original version of motto, used from Pokémon: Indigo League to Pokémon: Battle Frontier and from Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond to Pokémon the Series: XYZ. It was also used in DP092 and SM042, making it the only motto used in every series.
♪ Jessie: Prepare for trouble!
James: Make it double! Jessie: To protect the world from devastation! James: To unite all peoples within our nation! Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love! James: To extend our reach to the stars above! Jessie: Jessie! James: James! Jessie: Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light! James: Surrender now or prepare to fight! Meowth: Meowth! That's right! ♪
♪ Jessie: Prepare for trouble from the skies...
James: ...From beyond the stars a nasty surprise! Jessie: An evil as old as galaxy... James: ...Sent here to fulfill our destiny! Meowth: Plus, there's me! Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love! James: To extend our reach to the stars above! Jessie: Jessie! James: And James! Meowth: And Meowth are the names! Jessie: Anywhere there's peace in the universe... James: ...Team Rocket... Meowth: ...Will be there... All: ...To make anything worse! Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet! ♪
This is first motto, that completely different from original, used from Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl to Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors.
♪ Jessie: Listen, is that a voice I hear?
James: It's speaking to me loud and clear. Jessie: On the wind! James: Past the stars! Meowth: In your ear! Jessie: Bringing chaos at a breakneck pace. James: Dashing hope, putting fear in its place. Jessie: A rose by any other name is just as sweet. James: When everything's worse, our work is complete. Jessie: Jessie! James: And it's James! Meowth: And Meowth, now that's a name! Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place... James: ...we're Team Rocket... Jessie, James, and Meowth: ...in your face! Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet! ♪
♪ Jessie: Again is the question so twerpish indeed!
James: The answer to come as we feel the need! Jessie: Bringing the blinding, white light of evil into the future! James: Thrusting the hammer of justice down onto the black darkness of the universe! Meowth: And carving our names into the rock of eternity! Jessie: The fiery destroyer: I'm Jessie! James: And with thunderous emotion, I'm James! Meowth: Wisest of the wise, I'm Meowth! Jessie, James, and Meowth: Now gather, under the name of Team Rocket! ♪
♪ Jessie: Did someone ask something? We're here to find out!
James: Noble answers are what we're all about! Jessie: The beauty so radiant the flowers and moon hide in shame, A single flower of evil in this fleeting world, Jessie! James: The nobly heroic man of our times, The Master of Darkness fighting back against the tragic world, It's James! Meowth: It's all for one and one for all, A glittering dark star that always shines bright, Dig it, While Meowth takes flight! Jessie and James: Team Rocket, Let's fight! Meowth: That's right! Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet! ♪
Butch and Cassidy Motto
Butch and Cassidy had their own motto which they insist is the correct version. The Sinnoh Motto however, was used only when Jessie, James, and Meowth crossed their paths.
♪ Cassidy: Prepare for trouble...
Butch: ...and make it double! Both: Here's our mission, so you better listen! Cassidy: To infect the world with devastation! Butch: To blight all people in every nation! Cassidy: To denounce the goodness of truth and love! Butch: To extend our wrath to the stars above! Cassidy: Cassidy! Butch: And Butch, of course! Cassidy: We're Team Rocket, circling Earth all day and night. Butch: Surrender to us now or you will surely lose the fight! ♪
♪ Cassidy: A shrieking whine! A blast from the past!
Butch: Spinning like a Gyro Ball and moving fast! Cassidy: To the moon... Butch: ...And beyond... Both: ...What a blast! Cassidy: Administering justice with lightning speed! Butch: Bashing the bad guys, should we feel the need. Cassidy: So here's a newsflash from across the wire... Butch: The real Team Rocket is now on fire! Cassidy: Cassidy! Butch: And it's Butch! Shuckle: Shuck-uckle! Cassidy: Teaching the losers a thing or two... Butch: ...The true Team Rocket... Both: Us! Not you! ♪