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Giovanni is a major villain in the Pokémon series. In the Kanto adventures, he is the final Gym Leader and the head of Team Rocket, a sinister organization. In the Johto adventures, though he has reformed, a new division of Team Rocket seeks him to have him lead them again. Giovanni, however, is proved to be evil in Fantendo Collision in which he collides the universes together while keeping Ash Ketchum hostage.

In the games

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green: VC Edition

First battle

The player must use the Lift Key to operate an elevator in the Rocket Hideout located below the Game Corner in Celadon City. On the B4F of the hideout, Giovanni awaits to battle.

Pokémon Level Moves
Onix 27 Rock Slide, Dig, Bind, Screech
Rhyhorn 27 Rock Slide, Dig, Horn Attack, Thunderbolt
Kangaskhan 27 Bite, Rock Slide, Bubble Beam, Thunderbolt
Persian 29 Bite, Swift, Bubble Beam, Thunderbolt

Second battle

After defeating your rival for the sixth time, use the warp panel to go to the 11F on Silph Co. in Saffron City. Open the shutter with the Card Key and you'll see Giovanni having a discussion with the company's president. Enraged about your meddling, Giovanni will challenge you to a rematch.

Pokémon Level Moves
Nidorino 39 Poison Sting, Double Kick, Bubble Beam, Thunderbolt
Rhyhorn 38 Rock Slide, Earthquake, Horn Attack, Thunderbolt
Kangaskhan 38 Bite, Rock Slide, Thunderbolt, Earthquake
Persian 39 Bite, Swift, Bubble Beam, Thunderbolt
Nidoqueen 41 Body Slam, Bubble Beam, Thunderbolt, Earthquake

Gym battle

After gathering the other seven gym badges, you can now enter the gym of Viridian City. The gym features a maze of arrow panels. Navigate the gym and you'll battle Giovanni.

Pokémon Level Moves
Dugtrio 47 Fissure, Slash, Rock Slide, Earthquake
Kangaskhan 47 Dizzy Punch, Rock Slide, Surf, Earthquake
Persian 48 Body Slam, Double Team, Bubble Beam, Thunderbolt
Nidoqueen 48 Earthquake, Thunder, Bubble Beam, Body Slam
Nidoking 48 Earthquake, Rock Slide, Thunder, Fire Blast
Rhydon 50 Earthquake, Rock Slide, Body Slam, Fissure

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen: VC Edition

First battle

The player must use the Lift Key to operate an elevator in the Rocket Hideout located below the Game Corner in Celadon City. On the B4F of the hideout, Giovanni awaits to battle.

Pokémon Level Ability Item Moves
Onix 27 Sturdy None Rock Tomb, Dig, Bind, Iron Tail
Rhyhorn 27 Lightningrod None Rock Tomb, Dig, Stomp, Scary Face
Kangaskhan 27 Early Bird None Mega Punch, Brick Break, Shadow Ball, Fake Out
Persian 29 Limber Sitrus Berry Pay Day, Water Pulse, Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt

Second battle

After defeating your rival for the sixth time, use the warp panel to go to the 11F on Silph Co. in Saffron City. Open the shutter with the Card Key and you'll see Giovanni having a discussion with the company's president. Enraged about your meddling, Giovanni will challenge you to a rematch.

Pokémon Level Ability Item Moves
Nidorino 39 Poison Point None Poison Sting, Double Kick, Water Pulse, Thunderbolt
Rhyhorn 38 Lightningrod None Rock Blast, Dig, Stomp, Scary Face
Kangaskhan 38 Early Bird None Mega Punch, Brick Break, Shadow Ball, Fake Out
Persian 39 Limber None Pay Day, Water Pulse, Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt
Nidoqueen 41 Poison Point Sitrus Berry Body Slam, Double Kick, Water Pulse, Thunderbolt

Gym battle

After gathering the other seven gym badges, you can now enter the gym of Viridian City. The gym features a maze of arrow panels. Navigate the gym and you'll battle Giovanni.

Pokémon Level Ability Item Moves
Dugtrio 47 Arena Trap None Earthquake, Tri Attack, Rock Slide, Aerial Ace
Kangaskhan 47 Early Bird None Earthquake, Dizzy Punch, Brick Break, Shadow Ball
Persian 48 Limber None Pay Day, Water Pulse, Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt
Nidoqueen 48 Poison Point None Earthquake, Superpower, Thunder, Shadow Ball
Nidoking 48 Poison Point None Earthquake, Megahorn, Thunder, Shadow Ball
Rhydon 50 Lightningrod Sitrus Berry Earthquake, Rock Slide, Stomp, Brick Break

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver: VC Edition

During your post-game quest, have Celebi in the lead of your party and interact with the shrine in the Ilex Forest. Celebi will warp you three years in the past, where a younger Silver and Giovanni have a fierce argument. Celebi will then warp you to an unknown cave where Giovanni is training. After the radio explains about the Team Rocket takeover at Goldenrod City's Radio Tower, Giovanni will challenge you to a battle.

Pokémon Level Ability Item Moves
Nidoking 58 Poison Point None Poison Jab, Earthquake, Shadow Claw, Megahorn
Nidoqueen 58 Poison Point None Poison Jab, Earthquake, Shadow Claw, Ice Punch
Kangaskhan 58 Early Bird None Dizzy Punch, Crunch, Drain Punch, Thunder Punch
Honchkrow 58 Insomnia None Night Slash, Wing Attack, Superpower, Heat Wave
Persian 58 Limber None Slash, Feint Attack, Iron Tail, Aerial Ace
Rhyperior 60 Solid Rock Sitrus Berry Stone Edge, Earthquake, Thunder Punch, Megahorn

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2: VC Edition

In Generation V, Giovanni can be battled at the Pokémon World Tournament in Black 2 and White 2. He can be battled in the Kanto Leader Tournament, the Ground-type special tournament, and the World Leaders Tournament. During the tournament, all Pokémon will be set at Level 50. You can battle in a single, double, triple, or rotation battle.

Pokémon Nature Ability Item Moves
Rhyperior Jolly Solid Rock Quick Claw Stone Edge, Drill Run, Thunder Punch, Megahorn
Nidoking Jolly Poison Point Rocky Helmet Poison Jab, Drill Run, Fire Punch, Megahorn
Marowak Jolly Rock Head Thick Club Bonemerang, Double-Edge, Thunder Punch, Fire Punch
Dugtrio Jolly Arena Trap Focus Sash Dig, Stone Edge, Shadow Claw, Aerial Ace
Gliscor Jolly Hyper Cutter Yache Berry Aerial Ace, Dig, Thunder Fang, Feint Attack
Gastrodon Timid Storm Drain Rindo Berry Muddy Water, Earth Power, Hidden Power (Dark), Ice Beam
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