Giovanni and Lt. Surge standing outside of Pokemon Tower

Giovanni Sprite

Giovanni is the former Gym Leader of the Viridian City Gym and leader of Team Rocket.

Appears In

  • Lavender Town
    • Giovanni appears standing outside the Pokemon Tower alongside Lt. Surge. Addressing a large crowd, Giovanni announces that Team Rocket has sided with the effort against Mewthree and that they have arrived to capture Ghost-type Pokemon to use against him. To join Team Rocket, the Player must defeat Giovanni's Persian.
  • Pokemon Tower 1
    • When the Player and Joey return from Celadon City with the Silph Scopes, Giovanni sends them into the tower ahead of the rest of Team Rocket to weaken the ghosts.
  • Route 12
    • At the top of the tower, a Team Rocket grunt tells the Player that Giovanni recommends taking a break on Route 12. At the end of the level, Giovanni appears distraught and tells the Player that Maruto must be rushed to Saffron City for urgent care.
  • Route 15
    • After the Player successfully defends Saffron City, Giovanni again addresses a large crowd to thank the appropriate contributors and clarify the situation. During the discussion, Giovanni claims that Mewthree is heading for Cinnabar Island. He sends the Player, Joey, Erika, and Meowth to Fuchsia City to try and recruit Janine against Mewthree.
  • Viridian City
    • Giovanni stands in the front of Viridian City while waiting for you, Joey and Maruto. Then he says that Gary and Groudon will be your enemies.


Giovanni's Pokemon
Pokemon Known Moves
053Persian2Persian Rest, Protect, Thunderbolt, Shadow Claw, Water Gun, Double-Edge, Bite, Power Gem
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Major Characters
Ash KetchumGary OakJoeyMewtwoMaruto
Team Rocket
Gym Leaders
BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaSabrinaJanineBlaineGary Oak
Minor Characters
Professor OakCamper LuigiCalBug CatcherOld ManKyogreBillCelebiBrunoSamSenseiGroudonLoreleiKogaLanceMew

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