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ジュンイチ Jun'ichi
Gender Male
Hometown New Bark Town
Region Johto
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut The Legend of Thunder!
English voice actor Anthony Salerno (as Jackson)
Kevin Kolack (as Vincent)
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Sakaguchi

Vincent or Jackson (Japanese: ジュンイチ Jun'ichi) is one of the protagonists of The Legend of Thunder!, along with Jimmy and Marina. He is a Pokémon Trainer from New Bark Town.

He has two names in the English dub. In the original series, he is known as Jackson, while in The Legend of Thunder!, his name is Vincent.



Vincent and his friends

Vincent's starter Pokémon was Chikorita, which he received from Professor Elm at the same time as Jimmy and Marina received their Cyndaquil and Totodile.

The Legend of Thunder!

Vincent debuted in The Legend of Thunder!. He and Marina were talking via Pokémon Center videophone when the conversation was interrupted by Jimmy, who hung up on Vincent after he threatened to expose his crush on Marina.

Later, Vincent joined Eugene, Marina, and Jimmy's quest to protect a Raikou from Team Rocket agents Attila and Hun. He appeared in a cape and ordered his Meganium to use Solar Beam to block Hun's Steelix from using Rock Throw. The pair were then forced to leap from a cliff after Steelix lashed out at them. Despite their efforts, Attila and Hun successfully captured Raikou and fled the scene with Marina, much to Vincent's dismay.

He, Eugene, and Jimmy again confronted the duo. Vincent tripped in his bid to save Marina, and she ended up landing on his back. During the effort to save Raikou, Vincent and Jimmy had their Meganium and Typhlosion drain the Miracle Crystal system's energy, and eventually, Raikou gained the strength to free itself. Raikou later destroyed the Miracle Crystal, which forced Attila and Hun to escape. Raikou turned to Vincent and the others to thank them before returning to the wilderness.

Original series

Vincent appeared on an image in Love, Pokémon Style, where he was known as "Jackson" in the English dub. He was revealed to be Ash and Macy's opponent in Division H of preliminary round-robin battle rounds of the Silver Conference.

Jackson made his physical main series debut in Tie One On!, where he faced Macy. The three-on-three match proved to be a close one, with both competitors down to their last Pokémon. Jackson's showboating got the better of him, however, as he tripped over his cape while issuing orders to Poliwhirl. Macy's Quilava ultimately defeated Poliwhirl with Flamethrower, winning Macy the round.

Vincent and Ash

Later, Ash ventured into the Pokémon Center, where he came across Jackson talking with Professor Elm on the videophone. The pair greeted each other as Elm offered Jackson some encouragement for his upcoming match. Outside, Jackson's Meganium and Azumarill got into a heated fight with Ash's Bulbasaur and Squirtle over an apple. Ash and Jackson rushed outside to separate their Pokémon, but Harrison's Miltank eased them with a soothing Heal Bell.

Overnight, Ash researched Jackson's team of Pokémon, and he settled on trying to counter the dynamic team based on type advantage. Ash and Jackson's round began the following day. Jackson was given the first move, and he called out his Azumarill while Ash selected Pikachu. Azumarill was eventually defeated by a close-range Thunder. Jackson called out his Magneton, and it defeated Pikachu and later Cyndaquil with a Thunder Wave and Tri Attack combination. However, Bulbasaur dodged Jackson's winning strategy with a Vine Whip-propelled jump and exhausted Magneton with Leech Seed.

Jackson selected his final Pokémon, Meganium. After exchanging numerous attacks, the two Grass-type Pokémon were both left fatigued and ultimately fainted at the same time. As a result, the referee called the round a double knockout, and a draw overall between Ash and Jackson. However, due to the four-point total he attained from the Conference's three-way matches, Ash advanced to the next round, while Jackson and Macy were eliminated. He subsequently shook hands with Ash and wished him the best for the battles ahead.

From The Ties That Bind to Johto Photo Finish, Jackson is seen watching the Conference's remaining battles in the crowd.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Pride of a Champion!, Vincent appeared watching the Masters Eight Tournament match between Lance and Diantha on TV alongside Jimmy and Marina.


Vincent and his friends in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Vincent is an incredibly positive and cheery individual. However, he is easily distracted and tends to trip over himself.

Vincent has a crush on Marina. He regularly keeps in contact with her via the Pokégear. Knowing Marina admires people who wear capes, Vincent dresses up in a cape sometimes to impress her. He has also used different personae in a bid to impress her. While it is disputed whether Jackson was one, he called himself Fabu-Vinny in The Legend of Thunder!, as Marina refers to Lance as Fabu-Lance. Vincent sees Jimmy as a rival for Marina's attraction.


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This listing is of Vincent's known Pokémon:

Vincent's Meganium
Chikorita → Bayleef → Meganium
Main article: Vincent's Meganium

Meganium was Vincent's starter Pokémon, obtained by him on the same day that Jimmy got his Cyndaquil and Marina got her Totodile, as a Chikorita.

It was first seen in Tie One On! being mean to Squirtle and Bulbasaur along with Jackson's Azumarill until Harrison's Miltank used Heal Bell to calm them down. Jackson used Meganium in the Silver Conference in a battle against Ash's Bulbasaur. After a fierce battle, both Pokémon fainted resulting in a draw.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi
Vincent's Azumarill
Jackson's Azumarill's only appearance was in Tie One On! where it first appeared when an apple in a tree which Ash's Bulbasaur and Squirtle, and Vincent's Meganium and Azumarill fancied. Bulbasaur and Meganium used Vine Whip to fetch the apple, and they pulled to try to get it, but in the end, the apple snapped in half. Everyone was happy until Azumarill threw the apple at Squirtle, thinking it was funny. Squirtle was about to fight Azumarill until they stopped, but Meganium tripped Bulbasaur up and they both started to fight. Suddenly, Harrison used his Miltank's Heal Bell to calm them down.

It appeared later in the Silver Conference against Ash, and Pikachu. Azumarill started with a Water Gun and Pikachu used Quick Attack. Pikachu went for a Thunderbolt while Azumarill used Bubble Beam. It then went for Icy Wind hitting Pikachu, followed by Iron Tail. Pikachu grabbed onto its tail, however, and used Thunder, knocking Azumarill out.

Azumarill's known moves are Water Gun, Bubble Beam, Icy Wind, and Iron Tail.

Debut Tie One On!
Voice actors
English Kayzie Rogers
Vincent's Magneton
Magneton Shiny
Jackson's Shiny Magneton made its sole appearance in Tie One On!. It proved to be very powerful and strategic. Jackson sent it out to battle Ash's Pikachu. After a long battle, Magneton finished Pikachu off with a Thunder Wave and Tri Attack combination, then went on to defeat Cyndaquil with the same strategy. It was finally defeated by Bulbasaur.

Jackson's Magneton is one of the few Shiny Pokémon seen in the anime.

Magneton's known moves are Tri Attack, Thunder Wave, Thunderbolt, and Double Team.

Debut Tie One On!
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Vincent's Golduck
Jackson's Golduck was only seen briefly on the scoreboard of the Pokémon League in Tie One On!. It didn't make a live appearance, because it was shown to have been defeated by Macy.

None of Golduck's moves are known.

Debut Tie One On!
Vincent's Poliwhirl
Jackson's Poliwhirl's only appearance was in Tie One On! where it battled against Macy in Group H against her Quilava. Quilava started off with a Flamethrower, while Jackson was about to call an attack too. He tripped over his cape, however, causing the Flamethrower to hit his Poliwhirl and knock it out, giving Macy the win.

None of Poliwhirl's moves are known.

Debut Tie One On!
Voice actors
English Eric Stuart
Vincent's Quagsire
Jackson's Quagsire was only seen briefly on the scoreboard of the Pokémon League in Tie One On!. It didn't make a live appearance, because it was shown to have been defeated by Macy.

None of Quagsire's moves are known.

Debut Tie One On!

Mentioned only

Vincent's Yanma
In the original version of The Legend of Thunder!, Marina mentioned that Vincent has a Yanma which he uses to give her some gifts.

None of Yanma's moves are known.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!


Badges obtained

This listing is of the Badges Vincent has obtained in the Johto region:

Pokémon League

Vincent has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 阪口大助 Daisuke Sakaguchi
English Anthony Salerno (EP268)
Kevin Kolack (TLoT)
Finnish Jari Salo (EP268)
European French Jean-Paul Clerbois
German Roman Wolko
Italian Alessandro Rigotti (EP268)
Massimo di Benedetto (TLoT)
Norwegian Christian Barmen (EP268)
Polish Aleksander Gawek (EP268)
Brazilian Portuguese Francisco Freitas (EP268)
Yuri Chesman (TLoT)
Spanish Latin America Enzo Fortuny (EP268)
Gabriel Ortiz (TLoT)
Spain Juan Antonio Soler (EP268)
Álex Saudinós (TLoT)


Sugimori Vincent anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Vincent for the anime.


  • In the Israeli dub of The Legend of Thunder! special, Vincent was named Jackson, just as in the original series, because the error was caught by the director of the series dub, Maya Bar Shalom. His situation matches that of Eusine.
  • Vincent's English name change may come directly from Pokémon Gold and Silver. There is a minor Trainer named "Junichi" in the Japanese version whose name was localized as "Vincent" in the English translation - a Guitarist in the Vermilion City Gym with three Magnemite and a Voltorb. The dubbers may have mistaken this character for an unrelated anime character. The same thing happened to Jimmy.
  • Vincent is shown to have a crush on Marina, who likes men who wear capes. When he was first seen in the main series, he was wearing a cape while battling Macy in Tie One On!.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ジュンイチ Jun'ichi Possibly from Junichi Masuda.
English, Italian, French Vincent*
Derived from the Latin word vincere, meaning "to conquer"
Korean 준이치 Jun'ichi Same as his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 純一 Chúnyī From 純一 Jun'ichi.

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