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ジェイムズ James
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Gray
Hometown Hau'oli City
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 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!.


Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

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 to defeat Ash's Rowlet. He also helped to fight off a wild Salandit that had entered Lillie's room.

In Alolan Open House!, Hobbes visited the Pokémon School as part of the Visiting Day.

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.

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

Hobbes and Lillie

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.

In The Dex Can't Help It!, Hobbes helped protect Lillie from Rotom when it took on the form of a Mow Rotom. He then reappeared in a fantasy in Real Life...Inquire Within!.

Hobbes made a brief appearance in SM078 in the Poké Problem segment, where he was watching Lillie practice her Poké Ball throwing.

In A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, Hobbes was watching the Battle Royal along with Lillie.

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!.

In The Secret Princess!, Hobbes opened up a secret room inside Lillie's estate that led to Mohn's old room.

Hobbes briefly reappeared in A Fiery Training Camp Trick!.

In Living on the Cutting Edge!, Hobbes was preparing to cut the bushes at Lillie's mansion into different shapes, when a Kartana unexpectedly appeared and cut the bushes for him.

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.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Helping the Hometown Hero!, 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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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 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.

In The Dex Can't Help It!, Hobbes sent Oricorio out to protect Lillie from Rotom.

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
Finnish Arto Nieminen (SM008-SM027)
Markus Bäckman (SM030-present)
European French Bruno Georis
Michel Hinderyckx (JN112)
Italian Federico Danti (SM024)
Unknown voice actor (SM027-present)
Polish Sławomir Grzymkowski
Brazilian Portuguese Élcio Romar (SM008)
Hélio Ribeiro (SM024-present)
Spanish Latin America David Allende
Spain Julián Rodríguez


  • CITV closed captions incorrectly refer to Hobbes as Hobbs.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ジェイムズ James
English, German, Spanish 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.
Chinese (Cantonese) 詹姆斯 Jīmmóuhsī Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name.
Brazilian Portuguese Pedro

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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