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Extra question: Who got closest to achieving their goal?

I'm just super curious. You get bonus points and a cookie if you include evil teams from side games (if there even are any, my memory is terrible so I dunno).


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Main Series Games

Team Rocket
Goal: Steal and exploit Pokémon for profit. (RBY/FRLG); Bring Giovanni out of hiding by stealing/exploiting Pokémon and taking over the Johto Radio Tower. (GSC/HGSS)

Team Aqua
Goal: Revive the ancient titan Kyogre to expand the oceans (RSE); Use the power of Primal Kyogre to restore the world to its primordial state before it was corrupted by humans. (ORAS)

Team Magma
Goal: Revive the ancient titan Groudon to expand the landmass (RSE); Use the power of Primal Groudon to expand the landmass for human industrialization. (ORAS)

Team Galactic
Goal: Reshape the universe according to their design by harnessing the powers of Dialga and/or Palkia. Also make ugly bowl cuts compulsory by law.

Team Plasma
Goal: Stop the possession of Pokémon by trainers. (BW)
Actual Goal: Take over Unova with N and Zekrom/Reshiram (BW) or Kyurem (BW2)

Team Flare
Goal: Wipe out humanity with the Ultimate Weapon, powered by Yveltal or Xerneas, so that the planet mwy become beautiful again.

Team Skull
Goal: Graffiti, yo. Steal Pokémon, yo. Steal bus stops, yo. Live the thug life, yo.

Aether Foundation
Goal: Provide sanctuary for Pokémon in need.
Actual Goal: Use Cosmog's power to gain access to the Ultra Beasts and Ultra Space.

Spinoff Games

Team Cipher (Pokémon Colosseum/Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)
Goal: Turn all Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon.

Team Snagum (Pokémon Colosseum/Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)
Goal: Steal every Pokémon in the world with the Snag Machine.

Team Meanies (PMD: Red/Blue Rescue Team)
Goal: Be meanies.

Team Skull (PMD: Explorers or Time/Darkness/Sky)
Goal: Eat food and bully people. Chaw-haw-haw.

Team AWD (PMD: Explorers of Sky)
Goal: Reach the treasure before Team Charm does.

Team Dim Sun (Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia)
Goal: Force all Pokémon in Almia to produce energy for Altru Inc.

Who came closest to their goal?

I would say that the Aether Foundation came the closest because they actually succeeded, for a while. Lusamine opened the portals to Ultra Space, and some of the Ultra Beasts escaped. In second place I would put Team Flare, because the Ultimate Weapon was actually fired.

Depending on how you look at it, both Team Skulls also achieved their goal because they didn't have much of a goal to start with, yo.

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What about Team Plasma?
I noticed as soon as I posted the answer, haha.
oh the villainy of team galactic! I'd have to shave my head and claim I'd gone bald just to get out of having to get a stupid haircut...
this is glorious, but what about the other ranger games and Munna's squad from PMD GTI? does that count? and isn't there one in pokken?
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Team Rocket - obtaining powerful and rare Pokémon to help their criminal syndicate in the hopes of someday taking over the world.

Team Aqua - Tries to expand the ocean and wake Kyogre.

Team Magma - Tries to expand the land and wake Groudon.

Team Galactic - wishes to create a new universe by awakening Dialga and Palkia.

Team Plasma - Separate humanity from Pokémon.

Team Flare - Making the world "beautiful" with style and lots of money.

Extra Question: Team Flare and Team Galactic
Team Flare: It's Zygarde Machine are already build but destroyed by Ash, friends, and Gym Leaders.
Team Galactic: Dialga And Palkia are already Captured but Saved by Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Ash, friends, and Cynthia.
(Extra Question is from Anime)

I like how other teams are all about doing significant change to the world and then team skull exists and they formed this entire organisation with their own outfits and cool battle music and their goal is just
"hey man let's go bother people and be annoying in general"
This is really what team Aqua wants:
You still haven't mentioned the Aether Foundation.
aether foundation is basically everyone doing work for a mentally ill woman who is obsessed with nihilego
oops i forgot about those 2 XD