Team Rocket was disbanded in original Pokémon games. However, remaining grunts reappeared in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and formed a new Team Rocket known as Neo Team Rocket.


Team Rocket was a crime syndicate in Kanto Region. A Boy named Red started his journey and constantly bumped into this syndicate. Eventually, Red put a stop to Giovanni's plans and then caused him to shut down Team Rocket. This left Team Rocket on hiatus until the events of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver 3 years later. Now, Team Rocket returns in the Johto region trying to revive the group and call back their leader.