|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 who appears 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 debuted in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, where 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.
In A Glaring Rivalry!, Hobbes 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 appeared during a flashback in A Masked Warning! and physically 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 briefly appeared during a flashback in Filling the Light with Darkness!, where Lillie revealed he suddenly fell asleep due to the effects of a Necrozma, which happened while he was seeing her off to school.
In Lillier and the Staff!, Hobbes watched Lillie perform in the school play and recorded it on camera.
In Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!, Hobbes arrived at Professor Kukui's house to pick up Ash.
In Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!, Hobbes was watching Kahili play a round of PokéGolf on TV.
Hobbes briefly reappeared in Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!.
Hobbes briefly reappeared in A Fiery Training Camp Trick!.
Hobbes reappeared in Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!.
In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, Hobbes saw Gladion, Lusamine, and Lillie off as they set sail on a cruise ship on a journey to find Mohn.
In JN112, Hobbes greeted Lusamine and her family on their return to Alola, and was reunited with Mohn. The next day, Hobbes watched a Battle Royal match between Gladion, Ash, Professor Kukui, and Kiawe.
Hobbes is a loyal butler, happily serving Lillie and her family as well as her friends who visit. Lillie has stated he is the best battler among the staff, which is evident in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! and The Ol' Raise and Switch!, when he battled Ash and Lillie, respectively. He is supportive of Lillie over her fears of touching Pokémon, as evident in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, when he asked Pikachu to remain outside before apologizing when Lillie said it was okay.
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|Oricorio is Hobbes's only known Pokémon. It was used in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, where it battled Ash's Rowlet and won. It was later used to fight off a wild Salandit who was causing trouble for Lillie.
Oricorio was later 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.
|Debut||Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!|
- CITV closed captions incorrectly refer to Hobbes as Hobbs.
|English, German, Spanish||Hobbes|
|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.|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||詹姆斯 Jīmmóuhsī||Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name.|
|This episode article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|