Team Rocket

The latest Pokémon anime series is somewhat nostalgic for veteran fans, as it heavily features the Kanto region – and that means Ash and company get the chance to become reacquainted with some familiar faces from the past.

That includes Jesse and James of Team Rocket fame, who, after a break in the past series, have returned with one of their best-ever introduction sequences.

In the third episode of the new series, they are told by Team Rocket boss Giovanni to steal as many Pokémon as possible – nothing new there, then – but while their intentions are the same, their new introduction animation is off the hook.

Sadly, the series isn't available outside of Japan at the time of writing, and while it was previously possible to watch episodes online, that door has now closed.