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ジェイムズ James
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Gray
Hometown Unknown
Region Alola
Anime debut Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!
English voice actor Ben Phillips
Japanese voice actor Shinya Fukumatsu

Hobbes (Japanese: ジェイムズ James) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is a butler to Lillie and her family at their mansion in Hau'oli City. He first appeared in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!.


Hobbes made his debut appearance in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, in which he was shown welcoming Lillie at her mansion. He later had a battle with Ash, using his Pom-Pom Style Oricorio against Ash's Rowlet. He also helped to fight off a wild Salandit that had entered Lillie's room.

Hobbes reappeared in Alolan Open House!, in which he visited the Pokémon School as part of the Visiting Day.

Hobbes appeared again in A Glaring Rivalry! when he and Lillie arrived at where Gladion was. He asked him to spend some time at the mansion but Gladion left. He later explained to Ash that in the past, he was cleaning at the Mansion when Gladion came to him having found an injured Eevee and was asked to help it. Hobbes said he took the Eevee to Nurse Joy.

Hobbes reappeared in The Ol' Raise and Switch!, where he had a battle with Lillie to help her get over her fear of touching Pikachu.

Hobbes appeared during a flashback in A Masked Warning! and appeared again in Night of a Thousand Poses!, Faba's Revenge! and Family Determination!. In The Professors' New Adventure!, he attended the wedding of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet.

Hobbes appeared in The Dex Can't Help It!, where he helped protect Lillie from Rotom Pokédex when it took on the form of a Mow Rotom.

Hobbes made a small appearance in SM078 in the Poké Problem segment, watching Lillie practice her Poké Ball throwing.


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This listing is of Hobbes's known Pokémon in the anime:

Hobbes's Oricorio
Oricorio is Hobbes's only known Pokémon. It was used in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, where it battled against Ash's Rowlet and won. It was later used to fight off a wild Salandit who was causing trouble for Lillie.

Oricorio was used in a battle against Ash's Pikachu which was under Lillie's command in The Ol' Raise and Switch!. During the battle, Lillie was able to conquer her fear of touching Pikachu and win.

Oricorio reappeared in The Dex Can't Help It!, where Hobbes sent it out to protect Lillie from Rotom Pokédex.

Oricorio's known moves are Revelation Dance, Mirror Move, Teeter Dance, and Double Slap.
Oricorio has also used Tackle* via Mirror Move.

Debut Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!
Voice actors
English Erica Schroeder

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese ふくまつ進紗 Shinya Fukumatsu
English Ben Phillips
Italian Federico Danti
Polish Sławomir Grzymkowski (SM024, SM027, SM030)
Brazilian Portuguese Élcio Romar (SM008)
Hélio Ribeiro (SM024-present)


  • CITV closed captions incorrectly refer to Hobbes as Hobbs.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ジェイムズ James
English, German Hobbes
French Hector
Italian Ambrogio From Ambrogio, a renowned butler from a chocolate ad
Korean 제임스 James Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 詹姆斯 Zhānmǔsī Transliteration of Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Pedro

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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