Roy's grandfather

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Roy's grandfather
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Roy's grandfather
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Gray
Hometown Unnamed island
Region Kanto
Relatives Roy (grandson)
Anime series Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Debut HZ003
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Jin Urayama

Roy's grandfather is a recurring character who appears in the Pokémon Horizons: The Series.



In childhood, Roy's grandfather found a mysterious Poké Ball on the beach of his island. He kept it for years without knowing what it contained, until he gave it to his grandson. During that time, he often told Roy the stories of a mysterious Legendary Trainer.

Some time before the events of Pokémon Horizons: The Series, Roy's grandfather met Professor Friede.

In HZ012, it was revealed that he used to read Roy a book about the Ancient Adventurer when he was little.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series

Roy's grandfather first appeared in HZ003, greeting his grandson in the morning, who was sweeping the front yard.

When Brave Asagi was forced to land on the island in HZ004, he was asked by Friede about materials to repair Brave Asagi but they were interrupted by another island resident which revealed that the Pokémon on the island were out of control. Friede then set out to try to solve this problem.

Roy's grandfather and his grandson

The next night, when Roy infiltrated the Brave Asagi, the group opted to take him back home the next morning. When they arrived at Roy's house, Friede and Liko found out that he was Roy's grandfather and despite the reception, he showed hospitable and called them to lunch. During lunch, he gave to Liko and Friede some Pokémon inspired snacks, which inspired them to another way to fix the ship.

When the Explorers attacked the Rising Volt Tacklers, Friede left Liko in the care of Roy's grandfather, and the girl explained them about her pendant. When they saw the signs of battle, Liko and Roy left to seek help from the island's Pokémon, leaving Roy's grandfather at home.

In the next episode, when Rayquaza emerged from the ancient Poké Ball, he and other villagers witnessed the emergence of the Legendary Pokémon. After the Explorers left the island and everything calmed down, he explained what he knew about the Poké Ball, and revealed that he found it when he was younger near the beach and never knew there was a Pokémon inside. Some time later, after Roy decided to capture Fuecoco, he decided to give his grandson his blessing so he could go on a Pokémon journey, and explained to Roy that he was only talking about his dreams but now that he caught Fuecoco, he understood what being partners means and handed Roy his backpack with some supplies. At the end of the night, when the Rising Volt Tacklers finished repairing the Brave Asagi and Roy was ready to leave on the journey, he joined the other islanders in wishing Roy a safe journey.


As shown in HZ004, Roy's grandfather appears to be the leader of the small island, being consulted by the other villagers and by Friede. Despite his difficult personality, the Elder is quite hospitable and welcoming to people. He is shown care deeply for his grandson, knowing that Roy's dream was to become a Pokémon Trainer, he packed his bag for him before Roy could tell him and allowed him to go on a Pokémon journey.


This listing is of Roy's grandfather's known Pokémon in the anime:


Roy grandfather's Nidoran♀
Nidoran♀ lives in Roy's house with him and his grandfather. In HZ005, Nidoran♀ was seen playing with Liko's Sprigatito.

None of Nidoran♀'s moves are known.

Debut HZ003
Roy grandfather's Slowpoke
Slowpoke lives in Roy's house with him and his grandfather.

None of Slowpoke's move are known.

Debut HZ003

Given away

Roy's Ancient Poké Ball

Black Rayquaza
Black Rayquaza Shiny
Years ago, Roy's grandfather found a mysterious Poké Ball on the beach. Many years later, he gave this item to his grandson. Unbeknownst to him, the mysterious Poké Ball contained a Black Rayquaza inside of it.

Rayquaza's only known move is Draco Meteor.

Debut HZ006

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浦山迅 Jin Urayama
English N/A

Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists Liko (Sprigatito) • Roy (Fuecoco)
Rising Volt Tacklers Friede (Captain Pikachu) • MollieOrlaLudlowMurdockDot (Quaxly)
Explorers AmethioOniaZircHamberSpinelSangoOnyxAgate
Relatives AlexLuccaDianaRoy's grandfather
Supporting cast Nurse JoyRotom PhonesAnnLuciusNemonaMitchellGym LeadersMany temporary characters
See also: Original anime characters

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