|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 Silver. However, he went unnamed until Pokémon HeartGold and 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.