Butch (Jp. Name: Kosaburo)

Hometown: ?
First Appearence In Episode: The Breeding Center Secret!


Butch is a member of Team Rocket. When he joined Team Rocket, he was paired up with Cassidy and a Raticate. More successful than their rivals Jessie & James, Butch & Cassidy are given the more high profile jobs for Team Rocket including several Breeding Center scams and many other tasks. Butch is a relatively calm guy, however since people keep mispronouncing his name, calling him Botch, he gets angry. He does have a bit of an elitist attitude, and the scams that he does usually go well, unless Ash & Co. wind up involved. For a brief time, he was teamed up with Jessie in Team Rocket. He has since left Team Rocket and has run a café

Pokémon on Team


Raticate is the Pokémon that was assigned to Butch & Cassidy's Duo. Depsite how it looks, Raticate manages to stay strong in battle and get in many good attacks before finally losing. Both Butch & Cassidy share usage of Raticate

Caught Prior to Episode: The Breeding Center Secret


Primeape was the first Pokémon owned by Butch that we ever saw, and is a pretty strong Pokémon and can hold itself in battle. However, it has not been seen in many battles other than against Ash & Co. where it subsequently lost.

Caught Prior to Episode: The Fortune Hunters


Butch's Hitmontop was first seen in battle when it was enhanced by a headband that kept Himtontop angry. This allowed it to hone its powers and made it unstoppable until the headband stopped working. After that, Butch trained it but it was fairly weak in battle, as demonstrated by a battle against Gary.

Caught Prior To Episode: A Parent Trapped


Butch's Mightyena is the first Hoenn Pokémon of Butch's seen. A Strong Pokémon, Mightyena is capable of getting many strong attacks in before finally surcomeing in battle.

Caught Prior To episode: OakNapped!


Given Cloyster for the task of capturing Moltres, it was used in combination with Cassidy's Tentacruel to try to weaken it. However it failed to do so and quickly surcome to the Thunderbolt attack of Richie's Pikachu.

Obtained Prior to episode: The Search For A Legend!


Shuckle is one of the Pokémon that Butch brought with him when he went to Sinnoh. Despite it's lack of attack strength, Butch uses it and manages to make it hold its own before it finally lost

Obtained Prior to episode: Pachirisu In Hippowdon's Mouth?!


When Jessie came across Butch, Butch had left Team Rocket and had gained a female Meowth. This Meowth reminded Team Rocket's Meowth of the Meowth he fell for that caused him to learn to talk and eventually fell for Butch's Meowth, but like Meowsie, fell for a Persian

Obtained Prior to episode: Farewell! The Wandering Team Rocket

Pokémon Previously Owned


After the Breeding Center scam, Butch & Cassidy decided to keep the Drowzee since it showed some strong Psychic powers. Using these psychic powers, Butch & Cassidy managed to Brainwash all the Pokémon on the island. Ash & Co. managed to stop the scheme, but Drowzee's current whereabouts are unknown. It was presumably returned to its rightful trainer by the authorities.

Stole From Breeding Center in episode: The Breeding Center Secret