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Jack Walker (Japanese: ジャック・ウォーカー Jack Walker), also known as Jackie (Japanese: ジャッキー Jackie), is a major character who appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. He is a Rank 9 Pokémon Ranger.
Jack decided to become a Pokémon Ranger after being saved from a blizzard by a group of wild Pokémon. As such, he takes his duties seriously.
Jack was first seen disguised as one of the Phantom's crew members, a role he had been in for months. When The Phantom originally secured the Manaphy Egg, Jack snatched it and brought the Egg out of submarine by capturing and swimming away on a Mantine.
He was later seen disguised as a clown traveling with Ship's circus crew. When Team Rocket stole the Egg, Jackie captured a Fearow and revealed his identity to Ash and his friends. He revealed to them his plan to safely hatch the Egg and deliver Manaphy to the Sea Temple, Samiya. As the crew headed towards Samiya, Jack was shown to be on the lookout for The Phantom, using his binoculars to search for him. He also showed concern about May's relationship with Manaphy, knowing they were getting too attached as it was Manaphy's destiny to leave them for the Sea Temple.
When they reached Samiya, Jack learned that they were being followed The Phantom. Jack swam down to Samiya on a Mantyke, fearing for the safety of Manaphy who had already headed down to Samiya. By the time he reached Samiya, The Phantom had already removed several of the Sea Crown's crystals, causing the Sea Temple to sink. He fought the pirate captain and reattached two of the crystals, but he was unable to secure the last crystal. As the Temple continued to sink, Jack used Phantom's personal sub to get away from the sinking Temple. He later took May, Brock, Max, and Lizabeth on the personal sub as they attempted to thwart The Phantom's plan.
In the ending credits, Jack captured and hitched a ride on a Zapdos.
Jack briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.
Jack is an athletic young man. While his role often puts him into unconventional and bad situations, he accepts that this is part of the job. As a Pokémon Ranger, he is required to be quick on his feet and set on the mission at hand. However, Jack came into conflict, initially when Ash and his friends witnessed Manaphy hatch, and later with May after she became too attached to Manaphy. He was able to compromise his strong stance, inviting Ash and his friends along, and was able to fulfill the mission.
Jack is an affable personality and can often got caught up in his banter with his mission coordinator, Judy. The Marina Group also appreciated his assistance as a temporary member of their performers troupe.
| When Team Rocket stole Manaphy's Egg intending to hand it over to the Phantom, Jack needed to retrieve it without damaging it in the process. To accomplish this, Jack captured a nearby Fearow and sent it with Ash's Pikachu to get it back. Fearow took Pikachu to the bike-powered blimp Team Rocket were using to transportation allowing him to get the Egg back. Fearow then pecked a hole in the balloon sending Team Rocket flying.
None of Fearow's moves are known.
|| Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea
| After separating from the group after his mission to return Manaphy to the Sea Temple was complete, Jack continued with his duties as a Pokémon Ranger and went up to the mountains. There he encountered the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos and captured it, allowing him to cover the terrain far more quickly.
None of Zapdos's moves are known.
|| Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea
In the manga
In the movie adaptations
Before Jack became a Pokémon Ranger, he was a member of the pirate Phantom's crew, and learned of his captain's plan to capture the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre. Learning that Manaphy was the way of obtaining Kyogre, Jack stole Manaphy's Egg and escaped from the ship, using a Mantine to escape.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Jack in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- Most Pokémon Rangers are portrayed as having a partner Pokémon who is with them at all times. Jack Walker was the first Ranger ever shown without one, although it is implied that the Phantom's Chatot may have remained with him after Jack befriended it during the flooding of the temple.
- All of the Pokémon Jack is known to have captured are part Flying-type.
- In All That Glitters is Not Golden!, the Japanese opening Spurt! was updated to include Walker and fellow Ranger Solana. This was the first time that a human character introduced in a movie appeared in the anime arc, with the exception of Sammy, who appeared in the series to begin with.
- His surname, Walker, might be a reference to the popular television show Walker, Texas Ranger.
|| 잭 워커 Jack Walker
|| Transliteration of his Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 傑克・渥卡 Jiékè Wòkǎ
阿傑 Ā Jié
| Transliteration of his Japanese name