|Jafar says: Read my lips and come to grips with the reality!|
|“||What do you want? If you interrupt our work, don't expect any mercy!||„|
|~ Proton before battling the player in the Slowpoke Well.|
Proton (Japanese: ランス Lance) is one of the four Team Rocket Executive introduced in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver. However, he went unnamed until their remakes Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver.
Proton is first battled in the Slowpoke Well, where he is leading Team Rocket's plan to cut off Slowpoke tails in order to sell them. He is also encountered during the Team Rocket takeover of the Goldenrod Radio Tower. He is the second of the executives to be battled, after Petrel.
In the original games, a regular grunt is battled in his place at the Slowpoke Well.
Proton appears in the Johto-themed chapter of the second arc of Pokémon Masters, aiding Giovanni's schemes to take over Pasio. Proton first appears physically in the third cutscene of the chapter, interrupting the heroes' meeting with Sonia on the outbreak of Dynamaxing to stop them. However, he and his minions are swiftly defeated by Lance, Karin, and Will, with Proton insulting the heroes' plan to stop Giovanni before fleeing.