With the assistance of the Hoenn Champion, Steven Stone, the trio finally remove their disguises and tells them to move on to get Chespie while facing off against Team Flare grunts including Celosia and Mabel.
When Jessie and Meowth have plans to steal such food or a simple Oddish in his grandparents' care, James eventually scolds them not to do something bad when his grandparents are there.
After Ash and the group leave after Munchlax's recovery, James notices Chimecho is not getting well as Nanny noticed it's condition which forces him to cried emotionally not wanting his Pokemon to be left behind and he finally decides to let his grandparents took care.
Before returning to Kanto, they attempt to capture Pikachu one last time in Professor Sycamore's laboratory but it failed due to Ash's Greninja uses Cut to release Pikachu from their captivity allowing him and Alain's Charizard to blasts them off for the last time with.They later overhears Jessie's word as Jessilia that she decided to quit Team Rocket for the love.Although Ash rescues it from Tepig's Ember before they flee and take refuge at the abandoned warehouse where they are testing the machine until they are found by special effects hair dye canada Ash and the group thanks to Iris' Excadrill and Cilan's Pansage who dug the hole to catch.Once the plan culminated, James and his team-mates were asked to be as they please in Unova, so they continued working hard to do Team Rocket good and now work closely with Zager.He also wears this in, mending on a Broken Spirit!In The Treasure is All Mine!, however, it is shown that before his rebellious attitude arose in him, James cared deeply for his parents.They are forced to use both Frillish and Amoonguss to fight it but it successfully takes Meowth down with Amoonguss' Stun Spore allowing Frillish to use Psychic on Meowth to them.He was impressed to see the trio defeat Team Plasma and wants to know of the results.An interesting note is that during his motto with Jessie and Meowth, James is usually seen handling a red rose to show his calm and elegant demeanor.Both of their motives are soon found by James when both are confronting Ash and the group during their mottos.James promises to Inkay about capturing Pikachu the next time they encounter Ash and the group and he was finally happy and excited with Inkay to their group.As Inkay goes off through the forest home of both wild Inkay and the good Malamar lived, James leads Clemont and Meowth to followed.James and Jessie was impressed to see Colress controls the machine when he uses Meowth as his test subject until it collapses.When Meowth makes a deal with Colress as a test subject to control Pokémon with the machine, James and Jessie manage to trap all four of the Team Plasma grunts with an Energy Field making both to return to find Meowth at the tower before.
After using his Yamask and Jessie's Woobat to ambush them while riding in the air rocket but Druddigon manage to free Pikachu with its Dragon Claw before being caught by them.