Will, along with Karen, Green, Silver, Chermaine, and Keane, is one of the children kidnapped by the Masked Man and raised to be his servants. Will was one of the few who were inducted as one of his followers of his own volition, and became one of the leaders of the new Team Rocket formed in Johto. After being cornered and beaten by Silver and the freeing of Ho-Oh and Lugia, which were under his command, he and Karen met Koga and Bruno, who after the Masked Man's defeat offered positions. Together, the four formed a new Elite Four and weren't heard of until HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter. In this recent reappearance, Will sports a new outfit that resembles his game counterpart's.