|Anime debut||The Rise of Darkrai|
|English voice actor||Rich McNanna|
|Japanese voice actor|| Kōji Yamamoto (adult)|
Daisuke Sakaguchi (child)
Tonio (Japanese: トニオ Tonio) is a character from the movie The Rise of Darkrai. He was researching the events that had been happening recently in Alamos Town. He had a crush on Alice, who he had befriended early on in life.
Tonio is a scientist, and was researching energy in his lab inside the Space-Time Tower when he happened upon his great-grandfather Godey's diary. Reading it, he discovered that Godey had seen a nightmare where Alamos Town was destroyed by "two forces that should have never met," coincidentally at the same time that Dialga and Palkia began fighting in another dimension, a clash his equipment picked up on.
He ventured to the garden of Alamos Town to investigate this and was unwittingly attacked by Baron Alberto's Lickilicky. Following Darkrai's appearance in the garden, he returned to studying the diary and found a photograph of Godey with Alice's grandmother Alicia, accompanied by an entry detailing Godey's witnessing Alicia meeting Darkrai. The entry ended with a statement that Oración was the key to saving Alamos Town, without saying what it was.
Later, Tonio was the first to conclude that the bizarre events in the town were Palkia's doing. He was able to link the events to Godey's nightmare and helped to discover that Oración was a song that needed to be played in the tower's music system.
For a long time Alice believed that it was Tonio who saved her life after she fell from a collapsed cliff. Tonio was never truly sure who exactly saved her but realized later in the movie that it was Darkrai.
Alice returned Tonio's love for her by the end of the movie, although she had been exhibiting romantic feelings for Tonio before.
| Drifblim is Tonio's only known Pokémon, and is mostly used by him to conduct scientific analysis throughout Alamos Town. Despite this, Drifblim also knows how to defend itself as it easily sent Team Rocket's Carnivine Balloon flying when the trio attempted to catch it and several Drifloon with a net.
Drifblim's only known move is Gust.
|Debut||The Rise of Darkrai|
In the manga
In the Rise of Darkrai manga
Tonio appears in the manga adaptation of the tenth movie where he plays the same role as he does in the film but it is unknown whether his Drifblim is present unlike the film.
|Ken Sugimori's design of Tonio|
- His name and character, as well as his ancestor Godey, is probably derived from Antoni Gaudí, a famous artist and architect of the Sagrada Família, and from Barcelona, Spain, the location upon which Alamos Town is based.
In other languages
|Korean||토니오 Tonio||Transliteration of his Japanese name.|
|Chinese (Taiwan)||東尼歐 Dōngní'ōu||Transliteration of his Japanese name.|
|This movie article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|