James is a member of Team Rocket. He and his partner, Jessie, were constant thorns in the side of Red for many years. One day, Red inadvertently put Jessie into a coma after he defeated them, and James has held a grudge ever since. While Red was training Serena, James attacked them, to exact vengeance for Jessie. However, Serena's Pokémon Team managed to defeat James and his Pokémon.
James hates Red, and wants to see him suffer.
James loves his partner, is heartbroken over her comatose state.
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