Project Rebirth [also known as Project Revolution/Project R]
was a large-scale operation conducted by
Team Rocket over the course of five years - between 1997 and 2001FD. It
incorporated the research of its top scientists, including
Professor Sebastian's Force Evolution Project,
Doctor Namba's Pokémon Power
Acceleration Project and
Professor Bohrgram's Human-Pokémon
Power Project. It also utilised additional research taken from
As a continuation of Project Optima, Project Rebirth was composed of multiple
The initial stage involved creating hybrid pokémon in order to trial fusion
and enhancement techniques. Fusion was done on a genetic level, as early
attempts to speed up the process by altering the genomes of
expanon-based clone pokémon resulted in a horrific event where a
proto-being not unlike
Groudon roamed free in Team Rocket's
Kanto facility - absorbing any life forms that happened to be in its way.
Next, experiments fusing pokémon
and human DNA were performed. For this stage, a modified version of
PokéRus titled 'Augmentation Serum' was used.
At the same time, an
Aura-siphoning machine was constructed to create a
bio-energy source. This was later used to power laboratory machines on a
massive scale and culminated in the formation of an army of mind controlled,
human-pokémon hybrid soldiers.
Additionally, a massive
Magnezone clusters was set up at high altitude in order to deliver the
bio-energy to other Team Rocket laboratories.
[I intend to place images of
the listed hybrids below at some point]