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Giovanni

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Series Pokémon
Age Unknown
Sex Male
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Alignment Neutral Evil

Giovanni is the ex-gym leader of Viridian City and the ex-leader of Team Rocket.

Background

Giovanni is a Ground-type specialist who became the leader of Viridian City and he founded the underground crime group Team Rocket.

Powers & Abilities

Giovanni's main source of power is through his Pokémon and they may vary through different versions of him, so this section is divided to four different parts: the Video games part, the Anime part, the Origins part and the Adventures part.

Video Games:

Giovanni uses many types of Pokémon through the times you meet him in the games and it can be hard to know if they are the same Pokémon or not. So to make this page as comprehensive as possible it will it be presumed that Giovanni used the same Pokémon unless it has a different ability or gender or if the levels doesn't make sense chronologically.

  • Onix: A male level 25 Onix with the ability Rock Head (nullifies the recoil from attack where the user receives recoil damaged). Giovanni used this Onix against red in Rocket Hideout. His moveset is:
    • Rock Throw: A weak physical Rock-type attack.
    • Bind: A weak Normal-type attack that makes it unable for the target to escape and it continues to damaged the target some turns after.
    • Rage: A very weak physical Normal-type attack that raises the user's physical attack when it's attacked.
    • Harden: A move that raises the user's physical defense by 50%.
  • Rhyhorn: A level 37 male Rhyhorn with the ability Rock Head. Giovanni used this Pokémon against Red in Rocket hideout and ones again in Silph Co.. His moveset is:
    • Fury Attack: A weak Normal-type attack that attacks 2-5 per use.
    • Scary Face: A move that half the target's speed.
    • Stomp: A physical Normal-type attack that has a 30% chance to flinch the target.
    • Rock Blast: A weak rock-type attack that attacks 2-5 per use.
  • Kangaskhan: A level 35 Kangaskhan with the ability Early Bird (Pokémon with this ability wakes up faster from being put to sleep by an opponent). Giovanni used this Pokémon against Red in Rocket hideout and ones again in Silph Co.. Her moveset is:
    • Fake Out: A weak physical Normal-type attack that flinches the target and takes priority over normal moves. This move can only be used as the first move the user use.
    • Rage
    • Mega Punch: A physical Normal-type attack with no secondary effects.
    • Tail Whip: A move that lowers the target physical defense.
  • Rhyhorn: A level 45 male Rhyhorn with the ability Lighting Rod (redirects any Electric-type moves to the Pokémon with this ability and then recreates the energy to strengthen its special attack.). This is one of the Pokémon Giovanni use exclusively as a gym Pokémon. His moveset is:
    • Take Down: Take Down is a Normal-type physical attack that has a 25% recoil.
    • Rock Blast
    • Scary Face
    • Earthquake: A strong physical Ground-type attack that hits everyone grounded in the close vicinity.
  • Rhyhorn: This Rhyhorn has the same attributes expect it is level 50, and not 45.
  • Dugtrio: A level 42 male Dugtrio with the ability Sand Veil (Pokémon with this ability gets more evasive in sandstorm). This one of the Pokémon that he use exclusively in the Gym. His moveset is:
    • Slash: A physical Normal-type attack with a high chance of a critical hit
    • Sand Tomb: A weak Ground-type attack that makes it unable for the target to escape and it continues to damaged the target some turns after.
    • Mud-Slap: A weak special Ground-type attack lowers the target accuracy.
    • Earthquake
  • Nidoking: A level 45 Nidoking with the ability Poison Point (30% chance to poison anyone who hits him directly). Giovanni used this Nidoking as a Nidorino in Silph Co. and in the gym. His moveset is:
    • Double Kick: Double Kick is a weak Fighting-type attack that hurts the target two times.
    • Earthquake
    • Poison Sting: A weak poison-type attack that has a 30% chance to poison the target.
    • Thrash: A very strong physical normal-type attack where the user blindly attacks any opponent for 2-3 times before the user gets confused.
  • Nidoking: A level 42 Nidoking with the ability Poison Point. Giovanni used this Nidoking against Gold in an event in Heartgold & SoulSilver. His moveset is:
    • Shadow Claw: A physical Ghost-type attack that has a high chance of a critical hit.
    • Focus Energy: Raises the users chance to strike a critical hit.
    • Fury Attack
    • Double Kick
  • Honchkrow: A level 43 male Honchkrow with the ability Super Luck (Heightens the chance for a critical hit). Giovanni used this Honchkrow against Gold in an event in Heartgold & SoulSilver. His moveset is:
    • Nasty Plot: Doubles the user's special attack.
    • Swagger: Confused the target and doubles it physical attack.
    • Dark Pulse: A special Dark-type attack that has a 10% chance to flinch the target.
    • Shadow Ball: A special Ghost-type attack that has a 10% chance to lower the target's special defense.
  • Nidoqueen: A level 46 Nidoqueen with the ability Poison Point. This Nidoqueen the one Pokémon he mainly use and it was latest in HeartGold & SoulSilver. The moveset she had the latest is:
    • Crunch: A physical Dark-type attack that has a 1/5 chance to lower the target's physical defense.
    • Roar: Switches the target with a random ally.
    • Earth Power: A special Ground-type attack that has a 10% chance to lower the target's special defense.
    • Superpower: A very strong physical Fighting-type attack that lowers the user's physical attack and defense.
  • Kangaskhan: A level 40 Kangaskhan with the ability Scrappy (Pokémon with this ability can hit Ghost-type Pokémon with Normal-type and fighting-type attacks.) Her moveset is:
    • Outrage: A very strong physical Dragon-type attack where the user blindly attacks any opponent for 2-3 times before the user gets confused.
    • Leer: A stare that lowers the target's physical defense.
    • Sucker Punch: A physical Dark-type attack that attacks the target before it makes its attack. fails if the target didn't attacked.
    • Dizzy Punch: A physical Normal-type attack that has 20% chance to confuse the target.
  • Rhyperior: A Rhyperior that hold a Liechi berry (raise the holders physical attack by 50% when it's low on HP). Giovanni used this Rhyperior in the Kanto leaders tournament. Its moveset is:
    • Hammer Arm: A strong Fighting-type attack that lowers the user's speed.
    • Stone Edge: A very strong physical Rock-type attack that has a bigger chance make a critical hit. It has a 1 in 5 chance miss.
    • Megahorn: A very strong physical Bug-type attack.
    • Drill Run: A physical Ground-type attack that has a high chance for a critical hit.
  • Golem: A Golem that holds a Rindo berry (lessens the damage from Grass-type attacks dealt to the holder if it is weak against Grass-type attacks). Giovanni used this Golem in the Kanto leaders tournament. Its moveset is:
    • Roar
    • Stealth Rock: A move that throws rock at the battlefield, which will become airborne and attack any incoming enemies.
    • Earthquake
    • Rock Blast
  • Nidoking: A Nidoking that holds a Shuca berry (lessens the damage from Ground-type attacks dealt to the holder if it is weak against Ground-type attacks). Giovanni used this Nidoking in the Kanto leaders tournament. Its moveset is:
    • Megahorn
    • Blizzard: A strong special Ice-type attack that has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
    • Earth Power
    • Sludge Wave: A special Poison-type attack that has a 10% chance to poison the target.
  • Marowak: A Marowak that holds a Yache berry (lessens the damage from Ice-type attacks dealt to the holder if it is weak against Ice-type attacks). Giovanni used this Marowak in the Kanto leaders tournament. its moveset is:
    • Bonemarang: A physical Ground-type attack that hits the target two times. This is the signatory move for Cubone and Marowak.
    • Stone Edge
    • Outrage
    • Thunder Punch: A physical Electric-type attack that has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target.
  • Sandslash: a sandslash that holds a Salac berry (raise the holders speed by 50% when it's low on HP). Giovanni used this Sandslash in the Kanto leaders tournament. Its moveset is:
    • Sandstorm
    • Rock Slide: A physical Rock-type attack that has a 30% chance to flinch the target.
    • Earthquake
    • Brick Break
  • Nidoqueen: A Nidoqueen that holds a Passho Berry (lessens the damage from Water-type attacks dealt to the holder if it is weak against Water-type attacks). Giovanni used this Nidoqueen in the Kanto leaders tournament. Her move set is:
    • Superpower
    • Poison Jab: A physical Poison-type attack that has a 30% to poison the target.
    • Earth Power
    • Thunder: A strong special Electric-type attack that has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
  • Rhyperior: A Rhyperior that holds a Life Orb (a orb that drains HP of the user to recreate it as attack power). Giovanni used this Rhyperior in the Ground-type expert tournament. Its moveset is:
    • Hammer Arm
    • Rock Blast
    • Ice Punch
    • Earthquake
  • Garchomp: A Garchomp that holds a Choice Scarf (boosts the holder's speed by 50% but locks it to only being able use one move). Giovanni used this Garchomp in the Ground-type expert tournament. Its moveset is:
    • Brick Break
    • Outrage
    • Earthquake
    • Rock Blast
  • Nidoking: A Nidoking that holds a par of Choice Specs (boosts the holder's special attack by 50% but locks it to only being able use one move). Giovanni used this Nidoking in the Ground-type expert tournament. His moveset is:
    • Flamethrower
    • Ice Beam
    • Earth Power
    • Thunderbolt
  • Gliscor: A Gliscor that holds a Flying Gem (A gem that powers a Flying-type attack with 30%) Giovanni used this Gliscor in the Ground-type expert tournament. Its moveset is:
    • Fire Fang
    • Acrobatics
    • Earthquake
    • Tailwind
  • Krookdile: A Krookdile that holds an Expert Belt (A belt that powers super-effective attacks by 20%). Giovanni used this Krookdile in the Ground-type expert tournament. Its moveset is:
    • Superpower
    • Fire Fang
    • Earthquake
    • Grass Knot
  • Hippowdon: A Hippowdon that holds a Quick Claw (an item that can let the holder move before the enemy some times). Giovanni used this Hippowdon in the Ground-type expert tournament. Its moveset is:
    • Earthquake
    • Ice Fang
    • Crunch
    • Stone Edge

Anime:

  • Persian: Persian is his favorite Pokémon in the anime. Persian is always by Giovanni's side in the anime. Persian's ability is unknown has only showed two moves which are: Shadow Claw and Power Gem.
  • Golem: A Pokémon that Giovanni keeps in the gym. The only known move that Golem knows is Tackle.
  • Kingler: A Pokémon Giovanni keeps in his gym. Kinglers moveset is:
    • Crabhammer: A physical Water-type that has a high chance of critical hit.
    • Bubble: A weak special Water-type attack that has a chance to lowers the target speed.
    • Harden
    • The fourth move is not known.
  • Machamp: A Pokémon that Giovanni has in the gym. Machamp's only known move is Karate Chop.
  • Rhydon: A Pokémon that Giovanni has in the gym. None of Rhydon's moves are known.
  • Cloyster: A Pokémon that Giovanni has in the gym. None of Cloyster's moves are known.

Origins:

  • Nidoqueen: A Pokémon that Giovanni used against Red's Charizard in Silph Co.. Only two moves are known for Nidoqueen: Double Kick and Surf.
  • Rhyhorn: A pokémon Giovanni use in his gym. Rhyhorn's moveset is:
    • Horn Attack
    • Take Down
    • Thunderbolt
    • Horn Drill
  • Rhydon: A pokémon that Giovanni use in his gym. Rhydon's known moves are:
    • Mega Punch
    • Fury Attack
    • Horn Drill
  • Charmander: Charmander is a pokémon that he owned in his younger days. Charmander's status is unknown.

Adventures:

  • Beedrill: One of Giovanni's main Pokémon. This Beedrill has the ability Swarm (strength the Bug-type attacks of whoever who has this ability when it is low on HP). Beedrill's known moves are: Twineedle and Agility.
  • Nidoking: A Nidoking with the ability Poison Point. His moveset is:
    • Earthquake
    • Fire Punch
    • Megahorn
    • Rock Tomb
  • Nidoqueen: A Pokémon Giovanni used against Red in their gym battle. Known moves:
    • Counter
    • Poison Sting
    • Scratch
  • Dugtrio: A Pokémon Giovanni used against Red in their gym battle. Dugtrio's only known move is Dig.
  • Golem: A Pokémon Giovanni used against Red in their gym battle. Golem's known moves are:
    • Tackle
    • Rock Throw
    • Explosion
  • Cloyster: A Cloyster Giovanni used to take care of a couple Magmar. None of its moves are known.
  • Rhyhorn: A Pokémon Giovanni used against Red in their gym battle. Rhyhorn's known moves are:
    • Tail Whip
    • Horn Attack
    • Stomp
  • Rhydon: A pokémon Giovanni used against Red in their gym battle. Rhydon has the ability Lighting Rod. Rhydon's known moves are:
    • Fissure
    • Horn Drill
    • Stomp
  • Crobat: A pokémon Giovanni use transportation. Crobat's only known move is Fly.
  • Aggron: A pokémon Giovanni used to catch Deoxys. Only known move is Brick Break.
  • Ursaring: A pokémon that was caught by his son Silver which is in Giovanni's care at the moment. Ursaring's moveset is:
    • Fire Punch
    • Fury Swipes
    • Strength
    • Avalanche

Equipment

  • Earthquake TM: A TM that can learn any pokémon the move Earthquake, if they are able.

Feats

Strength

  • Origins: His Nidoking could knock out Red's Charizard with a Surf.

Durability

Speed

Skill

  • Was able to become a gym leader.

Weaknesses

  • While it isn't as obvious as with the other gym leaders in Pokémon, so does he primary only use one type of pokémon, Ground-type in his case.

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