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Tonio

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Tonio
トニオ Tonio
Tonio.png
Tonio
Gender Male
Hometown Alamos Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Godey (great-grandfather)
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.

History

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.

Tonio and Alice in their childhood

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.

Tonio and Alice reappear together in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. While they are continuing their relationship, Baron Alberto continues trying to win Alice for himself.

Pokémon

Tonio's Drifblim
Drifblim
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
Voice actors
Japanese Mamiko Noto
English Mamiko Noto

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.

Artwork

Sugimori Tonio anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Tonio

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 山本耕史 Kōji Yamamoto (adult)
阪口大助 Daisuke Sakaguchi (child)
English Rich McNanna
Finnish Peter Philström (adult)
Aku Laitinen (child)
Brazilian Portuguese Leonardo Camilo (adult)
Francisco Freitas (child)
European Spanish Lorenzo Beteta (adult)
Pilar Martín (child)

Trivia

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Korean 토니오 Tonio Transliteration of his Japanese name.
Chinese (Taiwan) 東尼歐 Dōngní'ōu Transliteration of his Japanese name.


Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudrey and KathrynBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMarenMelodyMannesNeeshaRafe
RebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonMarilyn FlameGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings KodaiLawrence IIIMarcus
Ninja RiotOakleyThe PhantomArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaGroudonJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Suicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Others
Baron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDavidDonukeDundeeEvaDr. FujiGlacineGodeySpencer Hale
Heroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLayla
LeekuLuisLuisaMakoMarcus's soldiersMalinManukeMauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsPegRavineRaymondQueen RinRossShipShip's shipmatesSchuyler
TappTammyTannerTatsukiTobiasUschiMr. White

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