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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 SM047 and appeared again in SM048, SM050 and SM051. In SM055 he attended the wedding of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet.

Hobbes appeared in SM057, where he helped protect Lillie from Rotom Pokédex when it took on the form of a Mow Rotom.


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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 SM057, 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 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


  • 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 GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappFaba
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeMallow's brotherSophocles's parents
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakHobbesNebbyWickeGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

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