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IT'S BUTCH!
~ Butch's response to whoever mispronounces his name


Butch (in Japanese: コサブロウ, Kosaburō) is one half of the Team Rocket duo, who occasionally runs across Ash and his friends in the Pokémon anime. He is one of the main antagonists of the spinoff series Pokémon Chronicles.

In Japanese version he was voiced by Takehito Koyasu. In English version he was initially voiced by Eric Stuart and later by Billy Beach.

Character

Butch's partner is Cassidy, and she is one of the few that usually manages to get his name right, much to his frustration. In one of the most famous running gags in the anime series, everyone else calls him either "Biff", "Bill", "Buffy", "Bob", "Hutch", "Butcher", "Patch", "Botch", "Chuck", "Footch" or "Hootch" among others (コサンジ, Kosanji in Japanese). Sometimes, when she gets it right, he, by habit, tries to correct her and stops and realizes that she got it right. Another time, he called himself by the wrong name when attempting to correct someone when they got it right. This, of course, annoys him to no end, so much so in the Pokémon Chronicles episode Training Daze he said in frustration, "That's it, I'm changing my name".

He and Cassidy are shown to hate Jessie and James, as they think of them as embarrassments to the organization. However, just like them, Butch can be quite cowardly and bumbling, as his and Cassidy's plans to steal Pokémon have failed miserably, which took a toll in his pride as he tearfully states that he and Cassidy will never amount to anything.

History

He first appeared in The Breeding Center Secret, where he and Cassidy build and advertise a fake breeding center to steal Pokémon. To further their goals, they framed Ash and his friends, as well as Jessie, James and Meowth, resulting them to be arrested. However Misty, Pikachu, and Psyduck gather enough evidence to prove her friends' innocence, resulting both Cassidy and Butch to be arrested while Jessie, James and Meowth escape from prison.

Butch returned again Pikachu Revolts, where he and Cassidy were bailed out by Giovanni and started a new plot to steal more Pokémon at Mandarin Island by using a Drowzee to turn all of the island's Pokémon against their trainers. However, they made a mistake in turning Jessie and James' Pokémon against their trainers, resulting an angry Jessie and James to briefly team up with Ash and his friends. Jessie, James, and Ash enter into a battle against Cassidy and Butch, which ended when Misty's Togepi uses Metronome to defeat Drowzee, resulting all the Pokémon to be free from Drowzee's control and Cassidy and Butch to be thrown back into jail, much to their dismay.

Butch appears in the Lugia story arc, where he and Cassidy teamed up with Dr. Namba to capture Lugia and its child. However, both Cassidy and Butch end up having a battle against Jessie and James (who attempt to beat them to it), but their battle frees Lugia, who then blasts both duos and their Pokémon into the sky.

Butch returns as a recurring antagonist in Pokémon Chronicles, where he and Cassidy try to steal Pokémon for Dr. Namba's new secret project. Similar to Jessie, James and Meowth in the anime, Cassidy and Butch serve as comic relief in the spinoff series, as they failed everytime to steal Pokémon and get blasted off in the end, much to their complete embarrassment and distraught.

Butch's Pokémon

           Pokémon Villains

Team Rocket
Giovanni | Proton | Petrel | Ariana | Archer
Anime only: Jessie | James | Meowth | Dr. Zager | Butch | Cassidy | Dr. Namba | Madame Boss | Domino | Tyson | Iron-Masked Marauder | Pierce
Manga only: Lt. Surge | Sabrina | Koga | Will | Karen | Carl | Sham | Carr | Sird | Orm

Team Aqua
Archie | Matt | Shelly
Manga only: Amber

Team Magma
Maxie | Tabitha | Courtney
Manga only: Blaise

Team Galactic
Cyrus | Cyrus (Pokemon Anime) | Mars | Jupiter | Saturn | Charon
Manga only: Sird

Team Plasma
N | Colress | Shadow Triad
Seven Sages: Ghetsis | Zinzolin | Rood | Gorm

Team Flare
Lysandre | Malva | Aliana | Bryony | Celosia | Mable | Xerosic

Team Skull
Guzma | Plumeria | Gladion

Aether Foundation
Lusamine | Faba

Cipher
Greevil | Evice | Ein | Lady Venus | Nascour | Miror B. | Dakim | Lovrina | Snattle | Gorigan | Ardos | Eldes | Hexagon Brothers

Manga Villains
Lorelei | Bruno | Agatha | Lance | Mask of Ice | Carl | Carr

Other People
Silver | Lawrence III | Annie | Oakley | Phantom the Pirate | Dr. Yung | Hunter J | Baron Alberto | Zero | Grings Kodai | Marcus | Damon | Ninja Riot | Marilyn Flame | Argus Steel | AZ | Jarvis | Roger Clifford | Miyamoto | Cross

Pokémon
Mewtwo (Anime) | Mimikyu | Deoxys | Yveltal | Entei | Unown | Darkrai | Giratina | Arceus | Zekrom | Reshiram | Kyurem | Red Genesect | Genesect Army | Munna | Malamar | Spiritomb | False Groudon | Shadow Lugia | Giant Tentacruel | Mirage Mewtwo | Evil Togepi | Hoopa Unbound | Nihilego | Necrozma | Ultra Beast

Other
Dusknoir | Snover | Rayquaza | Darkrai (2011) | Primal Dialga | MechaMew2