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Artwork from Light & Dark
|Trainer class||Team Rocket Agent|
|Anime debut||First Pokémon Contest and a new Rival!|
|English voice actor||N/A|
|Japanese voice actor||N/A|
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The James on this wiki is the same as the James that appears in the Pokémon anime. An only child of millionaires, James was forced to endure formal society while growing up. Often having to take part in numerous lessons and activities he had little to no interest in, he eventually began to grow weary of the rules and standards that appeared to be ever-present within the upper-class.
In P1 Grand Stand-Off, James, along with Jessie, reveals that the group has stuck to their old habits of selling stadium goods whenever a local competition is in the area.
James has shown to be relatively well versed in various activities, including Pokémon Haiku among other things. It is possible that he developed his skills during his temporary separation from Jessie, or even from the many lessons he was enrolled in as a child.
James also has a tendency to cross-dress, usually as a part of his trio's schemes, with the exception of the occasional impersonation of characters such as Nurse Joy, Officer Jenny, and Jessie. In fact, Dressed for Jess Success! marks the first time he cross-dresses in the Diamond & Pearl series, though it was him disguised as Jessalina. He also often dresses up like famous celebrities as well, such as Professor Oak, Juan, and Norman, and impersonates other non-human objects, including Pokémon, animals, and even bushes and trees.
James loves rare bottle caps and has an impressive collection of them. This hobby started when he was a young child. He has revealed that he has "drank enough soda pop to float an aircraft carrier".
Perhaps due to his heavily enforced, sheltered upbringing, as well as the constant harassment that he had to endure as a child, James has an odd, somewhat submissive personality. He will regularly comply to whatever ideas the other two come up with, and when he doesn't, usually ends up doing so anyway. He also seems to be the most emotional amongst the Team Rocket trio, and if the three should ever happen to get separated, he'll seem very lost without his companions. James also appears to have the most conscience among the three, and is the least prone to backstabbing someone who is kind to him. He can actually be quite sinister when he wants to, however. Also, unlike Jessie, who is prone to anger, he would often get depressed when things don't go his way or if he fails at something. He is also occasionally shown to be a victim, usually along with Meowth, of Jessie's anger. However, James is sometimes shown to get angry himself, though not to the same extent as Jessie.
In Light & Dark, as well as any series sharing its continuity, James appears quite differently than he does in his game and anime incarnations: though noticeably less so than Jessie. He retains his short mop of blue hair, which has a slight purple tint, and emerald eyes.
Like Jessie, James wears a forehead protector around his forehead which bears the insignia of Team Rocket on the metal plating. He wears a long sleeve white jacket, which zips at the center, splitting the "R" insignia in two, as well as rolling up the white sleeves to midway up his arms, revealing a similar long-sleeved, black undershirt.
He also wears pair of white trousers, which he holds in place with a violet-colored belt, and a pouch which contains his Poké Balls, and other such equipment, around his right calf. Unlike Jessie, James wears black gloves on both of his hands, but, similarly, wears black, open-toed sandals.