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(Original title: "List of Things Team Rocket is Better At Than Stealing Pokémon". This was originally supposed to be just that. It is has since turned into a general "Watching Pokémon as an Adult" thread after about 8 posts.

Album of excellent screenshots)

As you may have noticed, a friend and I are re-watching the Pokémon anime, as adults, and it's fucking hilarious. But our main reason for watching the show is we both absolutely adore Team Rocket and for the past 45 episodes (we have watched over 20 hours of Pokémon in 4 nights I should add) we have literally recited Team Rocket's motto in time with them every time they say it.

Anyway so we are now keeping a running list of "Things Team Rocket is Better At than Stealing Pokémon". Feel free to add your own!!

Fashion Design
Trendsetting
Engineering
Hot Air Balloon Piloting
Helicopter Piloting
Mecha Piloting
Camerawork
Unicycling
Submarine Piloting
Theatre
Entrepenuership
Fuckability
Having Boobs (Both of them, especially James)
Magic
Actual Terrorism X 5 (Not accuratly kept track of till episode 44 at a count of 3)
Smuggling Weaponry
Athletics
Singing
Contortionism
Improv
Being Superheroes
Being Cheerleaders
Being Rock Stars
Dying But Not Really
Being Roadies
Being Medical Staff
Weekend At Bernies Shenanigans
Being Gay/Bisexual (Both of them, especially James)
Tracking
Stealing Things (Not Pokémon Unless It's Voltorb)
Stealth
Stealing People
Fake Crying
Hostessing (Jessie)
Florist-ing (Jessie)
Wine Expert-ing (Jessie)
Beautician-ing (Jessie)
Style Consultant-ing (Jessie)
Successfully imitating extraterrestrials
Ramen
Keeping a Positive Attitude
Defying the laws of physics
Contests
Blasting off again
Piloting a Tank
Stealing Christmas
Igloo Building
Those Bullshit Claw Machines (Removed as of episode 114)
Skeet Shooting
Gunnery
Stealing the Olympic Flame
Attempted Murder
Souvenir Merchants
Tunneling
Boating
Cooking
Airframe Fabrication
Toprdeos
Successful Hypn- Nevermind.
Impersonating a God.
Being such a good ship it causes the viewers to become a ship
Psychology
Mob Manipulation

Things They Are Bad At:

Stealing Pokemon

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Old 07-25-2016, 07:12 AM
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Oh, I have an important addition to the list of Things They're Good At:
Stealing Things (Not Pokémon Unless It's Voltorb)

fuk u i will double post as much as i want its not like anyone uses the anime board anyway
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They make some damn good ramen.
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Having A Positive Attitude Even After Countless Humiliating Failures
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Having A Positive Attitude Even After Countless Humiliating Failures
I was going to say something like this but you said it better. XD

Defying physics! (C'mon, no way they could get propelled that high in the air every single episode and not have some serious injuries because of it...)
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Digging holes, both literally and figuratively.
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Blasting off again *shot*
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Today's additions:
Stealing People
Fake Crying
Hostessing (Jessie)
Florist-ing (Jessie)
Wine Expert-ing (Jessie)
Beautician-ing (Jessie)
Style Consultant-ing (Jessie)
Successfully imitating extraterrestrials
Also, 2 extra counts of Actual Terrorism!

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Pokémon is better than alcohol by the way

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But our main reason for watching the show is we both absolutely adore Team Rocket
I wish to issue a correction. It is Bile Fascination at this point.

7/26/16

We are slowly slipping into insanity. I just spent about five minutes laughing uncontrollably on the bed about Pokémon Guy Fieri. I'm dying. Please send help


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Album of excellent screenshots

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You know watching it as a kid I thought Misty and Brock were adults and like everyone I knew Ash was 10.
Here Misty does look maybe around the same age as Ash or slightly older.


People used to tell me Jessie was 16 and I was no. According do Bulbapedia she's 25 so scew you, whoever you were!
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this is, honest to God, one of the most riveting things i've ever read
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good i plan to continue chronicling my descent into madness
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BY THE WAY. Butch and Cassidy recited a version of Jessie + James' motto. Jessie and James complained that it took them forever to find a motto worth stealing, and Butch and Cassidy should steal their own. This seems to suggest that Jessie/James and Butch/Cassidy both stole their motto separately from a third source. My friend suggested it was probably a film, like Pokémon world's James Bond. I suggested it was a foreign film, explaining why it took Team Rocket so long to find a motto worth stealing and also the minor textual differences between Butch/Cassidy and Jessie/James'.

We just saw an episode where a film director recites a version of the same motto. I believe this lends credence to our theory


Other highlights of the night:
-SANTA IS REAL
-SANTA IS REAL????
-Team Rocket tried to fucking ruin Christmas
-Psychic Pikachu
-Psychic Lapras
-I can't
-With this show
-And I'll double post forever

(At the end of the night I'll have more Team Rocket Is Good At: items, as well as album pics!)
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THE WAY ASH LOST THE POKEMON LEAGUE IS THE DUMBEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE, I'M PRETTY PISSED OFF
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just thought I'd share
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THE WAY ASH LOST THE POKEMON LEAGUE IS THE DUMBEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE, I'M PRETTY PISSED OFF
The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga is... let's just leave it at not great, but I did like how Ash's final league battle went there: it ended with Ash's Charizard outright trying to kill Ritchie's, and because it wouldn't listen to Ash telling it to stop, he had to recall it.

I never saw that part of the anime, and since that manga is based on the anime I thought for a long time that that was more or less how it went there (like, it'd probably be softer about the killing thing, but still something about Charizard refusing to stop attacking and Ash recalling it to save the other Pokémon from further injury). I was pretty disappointed when I read how it actually went.
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the worst was afterward, ash's mom and prof oak were like "I'm so proud of him!!!! I couldn't have been prouder if he'd won!!!!" and i just angrily yelled "SO WHAT, YOU'RE PROUD THAT HE IS A BAD ENOUGH TRAINER HIS POKEMON WON'T LISTEN TO HIM?!" i was so upset

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[8/1/16 6:29:23 PM] Pokémon Friend: oh fuck
[8/1/16 6:29:25 PM] Pokémon Friend: i just realized
[8/1/16 6:29:30 PM] Pokémon Friend: the Jessie leg vice pic
[8/1/16 6:29:33 PM] Pokémon Friend: its not in the album
[8/1/16 6:30:02 PM] Altissimo: WELL WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR
[8/1/16 6:30:09 PM] Pokémon Friend: i need to find it again chill
[8/1/16 6:30:21 PM] Pokémon Friend: its not like its an important pic
[8/1/16 6:30:34 PM] Altissimo: lol
[8/1/16 6:30:43 PM] Pokémon Friend: or is it "very important"
[8/1/16 6:31:13 PM] Pokémon Friend: http://i.imgur.com/px3yvxM.jpg
[8/1/16 6:31:16 PM] Pokémon Friend: oh my god Jessie pls
[8/1/16 6:36:22 PM] Pokémon Friend: there
[8/1/16 6:36:27 PM] Pokémon Friend: i went and fixed the album
[8/1/16 6:36:57 PM] Pokémon Friend: HOLY SHIT
[8/1/16 6:37:03 PM] Altissimo: yes
[8/1/16 6:37:04 PM] Pokémon Friend: IT GETS LIKE 5X MORE SUSPECT 3 SECONDS LATER
[8/1/16 6:37:12 PM] Altissimo: lol
[8/1/16 6:37:15 PM] Pokémon Friend: http://i.imgur.com/1LdQcrv.jpg
[8/1/16 6:37:19 PM] Pokémon Friend: look at her fucking face
[8/1/16 6:37:21 PM] Pokémon Friend: she's into it
[8/1/16 6:37:29 PM] Altissimo: she's too happy
[8/1/16 6:37:46 PM] Pokémon Friend: someone rescue james pls
[8/1/16 6:37:47 PM] Pokémon Friend: :(
[8/1/16 6:38:01 PM] Altissimo: ill do it. o wait. im jessie [reference to our skype avatars which are now Jessie and James]
[8/1/16 6:40:30 PM] Pokémon Friend: you need to add that to the thread and just post
[8/1/16 6:40:32 PM] Pokémon Friend: WHAT IS THIS SHOW EVEN

ok so after that PSA I need to post

WHAT IS THIS SHOW EVEN
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[8/4/16 8:22:13 PM] Altissimo: wed b terrible parents
[8/4/16 8:22:22 PM] friend: you mean GR8
[8/4/16 8:22:27 PM] Altissimo: our kid would go "i dont want to get in trouble"
[8/4/16 8:22:36 PM] Altissimo: and wed go TROUBLE????????
[8/4/16 8:22:40 PM] friend: OH
[8/4/16 8:22:44 PM] friend: OH GODDAMNIT
[8/4/16 8:22:50 PM] Altissimo: and whip out the tr uniforms
[8/4/16 8:22:52 PM] friend: PREPARE FOR TROUBLE
[8/4/16 8:23:01 PM] Altissimo: MAKE IT DOUBLE
[8/4/16 8:23:13 PM] friend: TO PROTECT THE WORLD FROM DEVASTATION
[8/4/16 8:23:26 PM] Altissimo: TO UNITE ALL PEOPLE WITHIN OUR NATION
[8/4/16 8:24:03 PM] friend: TO DENOUNCE THE EVILS OF TRUTH AND LOVE
[8/4/16 8:24:20 PM] Altissimo: TO EXTEND OUR REACH TO THE STARS ABOVE
[8/4/16 8:24:28 PM] friend: .... JESSIE?
[8/4/16 8:24:32 PM] friend: (we fucked up)
[8/4/16 8:24:36 PM] Altissimo: whoops
[8/4/16 8:24:39 PM] Altissimo: JAMES
[8/4/16 8:24:48 PM] friend: TEAM ROCKET BLAST OFF AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
[8/4/16 8:25:02 PM] Altissimo: SURRENDER NOW OR PREPARE TO FIGHT
[8/4/16 8:25:08 PM] Altissimo: Altissimo picks up pet cat
[8/4/16 8:25:28 PM] Altissimo: … Meow?
[8/4/16 8:25:36 PM] friend: that would be us at a parent teacher confrence
[8/4/16 8:25:42 PM] Altissimo: oh god
[8/4/16 8:25:46 PM] friend: then one of us throws a smokebomb
[8/4/16 8:25:48 PM] friend: and we flee
[8/4/16 8:25:49 PM] Altissimo: theyd call cps
[8/4/16 8:26:26 PM] friend: one of us has to sheepishly come back
[8/4/16 8:26:30 PM] friend: and ask for our parking to be validated

this has been a look into the depths of team rocket hell
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