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This article is about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet character. For other uses, see Heath (disambiguation).
ヘザー Heather
Heath Cyclizar.png
Portrait in the Scarlet and Violet Books
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Unknown
Hair color Unknown
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Relatives Briar (descendant)[1]
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet

Heath (Japanese: ヘザー Heather) is a character in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. He was a member of the Area Zero Expedition survey team and the author of the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV. He was part of the first group to reach the depths of Area Zero and encounter Paradox Pokémon.

In the core series games

Heath (left) and the then director of Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV (right)

More than 200 years prior to the events of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet,[2] Heath, a writer and a brilliant natural historian, was chosen to join the Area Zero Expedition survey team, which was sponsored by the director of Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV at the time. During the expedition, Heath wrote the findings made by the team.

At one point while exploring the depths of Area Zero, Heath strayed from his team and fell unconscious. He would then have an encounter with a Legendary Pokémon, which he would later name Terapagos.[3] When later found by the rest of the team, he could only remember speaking to someone in an unfamiliar place, as if in a dream. He was found with a page with his handwriting on it, even though he had no memory of actually writing it.

Upon returning from the expedition, Heath would later publish his writings as the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV. However, the contents of the book proved to be so fantastical that Heath and the rest of the Area Zero Expedition team were accused of lying and became widely discredited. In the present day his descendent, Briar is determined to prove that he was telling the truth about Terapagos, which she would succeed in doing so during the events of the The Indigo Disk.


Cyclizar is Heath's only known Pokémon. It was Heath's partner Pokémon and helped the expedition by carrying the team's luggage and equipment.



Language Name Origin
Japanese ヘザー Heather From heather (name of various plants in the family Ericaceae)
English Heath From heath, another word for heather
German Alondo
Spanish Eriad From erica (Latin for heath; name of a heather genus)
French Bruyer From bruyère (heath)
Italian Callugaris From Calluna vulgaris (scientific name of common heather)
Korean 헤더 Heather Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 海哲 Hǎizhé Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 海哲 Hóijit

Related articles


  1. Briar: "The author of the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV, Heath, was in fact an ancestor of mine." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask)
  2. Raifort: "Two hundred years ago, a group of explorers claimed to have finally reached [the Great Crater of Paldea's] depths. The name of the team that achieved this great feat was the Area Zero Expedition. [...] Among the list of team members was the name of a man who was an author and brilliant natural historian: Heath." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  3. Heath: "While separated from the research team in the crater's depths, I found a strange...entity. [...] I have tentatively named this creature Terapagos. [...]" (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, in the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV)

Non-player characters in the core series games
Paldea Professor SadaProfessor TuroMomNemonaKoraidonMiraidonGeetaArvenPennyHeath
CarmineKieranCaretakerYukito and HidekoOgerponPecharuntPerrinCyranoBriarTerapagosBilly and O'Nare
Team StarGym LeadersElite FourPokémon League representatives

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