James is a major antagonist in the Pokemon franchise, being one of the two main members of Team Rocket. Despite having an impressive array of Pokemon, James is the subordinate member of the pairing of Jessie and James. He is a minor player in the Video Game Villains War.
Video Game Villains War
On the Hunt
Dr. Wily hires Jessie and James as temps for his organization. As the doctor has a standing rivalry with the forces of Dreamland, he tasks the members of Team Rocket with eliminating a member of the enemy faction, Professor Monkey-for-a-Head. Jessie and James travel to his lair in a hot air balloon, using their Pokemon, Ekans and Koffing, to take down Monkey-for-a-Head's army of killer furniture. Monkey-for-a-Head leaps into a tank and electrocutes the pair. Fortunately, Koffing triggers Monkey-for-a-Head's ejector seat. Monkey-for-a-Head is sent into the air, as Team Rocket cheers in the background.