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ジップ Zip
Gender Male
Eye color Dark green
Hair color Dark green
Hometown Unknown
Region Alola
Member of Team Skull
Rank Grunt
Anime debut Alola to New Adventure!
English voice actor Jake Paque
Japanese voice actor Soshiro Hori

Zipp (Japanese: ジップ Zip) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is a member of Team Skull, who often appears alongside Tupp and Rapp.


Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Zipp debuted in Alola to New Adventure!, where he, Tupp, and Rapp challenged Kiawe to a battle with his Charizard on the line. Zipp and the other Grunts took on his Turtonator and had it outnumbered, until Ash came to assist Kiawe with his Pikachu. After a short battle, Zipp and his partners were defeated by Turtonator's Z-Move Inferno Overdrive, forcing them to retreat.

In Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, Zipp and his teammates attacked Kiawe and Ash, seeking revenge for their previous defeat. However, the trio was quickly defeated by Pikachu's Gigavolt Havoc.

In Alolan Open House!, Zipp and his teammates visited the Pokémon School, where they stole some Ride Tauros and started wreaking havoc at the school. They were soon confronted by Delia, who took the Grunts on using Ash's Litten. When Ash and his classmates arrived, Team Skull was soon sent off again by Pikachu's Gigavolt Havoc.

In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, Zipp and his teammates encountered Team Rocket for the first time. Both teams were after a Darkinium Z which Team Rocket managed to take.

In A Glaring Rivalry!, Zipp had a battle with Gladion but was quickly defeated by Lycanroc's Stone Edge.

In Turning Heads and Training Hard!, Zipp was spying on the Pokémon School and reported to Tupp that Ilima was there. Soon after, they and several other Team Skull Grunts battled Ilima. All of them were defeated by Eevee's Last Resort.

In Real Life...Inquire Within!, Zipp and his teammates attacked Ash, keen on stealing his Poipole. The battle ended when his Garbodor's arm got blocked and released a horrible smell. Later that day, Ash and his classmates worked at a Pokémon Center for a work experience project for school. During his day there, Ash spotted Zipp outside of the Center and noticed that the Team Skull Grunt was reluctant to go inside. Understanding the situation, Ash forcibly dragged Zipp inside and made him bring out Garbodor so that it could receive proper treatment for the poison build-up that blocked its arm. Together with the help of a Nurse Joy from Akala Island, Ash and his classmates cleared the blockage. Afterward, Zipp reluctantly thanked them and left while stealing a tool to help prevent another blockage incident.

In The Shape of Love to Come!, Zipp and his teammates encountered Mina, a wandering artist. When Rapp demanded that Mina give up her Ribombee, Mina accepted, but only if they could best her in a drawing competition. Though Mina liked the Team Skull Grunts' drawings enough that she wanted to call it a tie, Tupp decided to battle her after receiving criticism for his poor drawing. Mina was assisted by the timely arrival of Ash, who defeated Zipp's Garbodor with Poipole.

In We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!, Zipp watched as Tupp and Rapp fought over a wild Eevee as Tupp wanted Eevee to make himself popular with girls while Rapp found it cute. After being rescued by Ash's Pikachu, Eevee teamed up with Lana's Popplio to send the trio blasting off.

In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, Zipp and his teammates went to Poni Island under Plumeria's orders. They had stolen radishes from Hapu's field and were using them to lure and capture a number of Sensu Style Oricorio when they encountered Ash. They sent their Pokémon out to battle Ash, but were stopped when Hapu arrived. Hapu battled Team Skull using her Mudsdale and quickly defeated them. Plumeria showed up, unhappy with their efforts, and ordered them to follow her back.

In The Dealer of Destruction!, Zipp and his teammates arrived at the Shady House and told Guzma about Professor Kukui's announcement of the Pokémon League. Zipp then accompanied Guzma, Plumeria, and his teammates to Melemele Island, briefly encountering Team Rocket before showing up at the Pokémon School to get Kukui's attention.

In League Offenders and Defenders!, Zipp and his teammates arrived at the Manalo Stadium to try and destroy the Pokémon League for Guzma's sake without telling him what they were doing. Their efforts were thwarted by Ash, Kiawe, and Hau, who easily defeated their Pokémon. Afterwards, Guzma and Plumeria arrived and scolded the Grunts for their failure.

In Battle Royal 151!, Zipp competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference. He and his teammates ganged up on Ilima and his Eevee, only to be defeated. In Battling Besties!, Zipp watched Guzma battle Ilima alongside his fellow Team Skull Grunts and watched as his leader managed to defeat Ilima. In The Road to The Semifinals!, Zipp and his teammates unsuccessfully attempted to intimidate Lana before her match against Guzma. Later, he cheered for Guzma during the battle. In The Final Four!, Zipp and his teammates were spray-painting graffiti around Manalo Stadium when they were confronted by Mimo. Zipp and his teammates sent out their Pokémon to intimidate her, only to be stopped by Gladion and his Silvally.

In Getting Down to The Ire! and The Wisdom Not to Run!, Zipp cheered for Guzma during his battle against Ash and spoke to him following his loss. Though Guzma was ready to disband Team Skull, Zipp and the others were so fired up by the battle that they wanted stay by his side and learn to battle as well as he did. In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, Zipp was briefly seen battling Guzma and his Golisopod for training.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Helping the Hometown Hero!, Zipp appeared along with Guzma, Plumeria, and his fellow Grunts watching the Battle Royal match between Ash, Kukui, Gladion, and Kiawe.


Zipp respects Tupp as his leader and agrees with everything he says. When Team Rocket pointed out that Tupp abandoned them to go after the Z-Crystal, Zipp was instead pleased by this. Zipp has shown concern for Tupp; this was seen in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!, when Rapp asked if they can keep an Eevee she found on the beach, and Zipp thought it might bring back bad memories.

Zipp cares strongly for his Pokémon. For example, in Real Life...Inquire Within!, he took Garbodor to the Pokémon Center for treatment upon Ash's suggestion.


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

On hand

Zipp's Yungoos
Yungoos (×3)
Zipp's three Yungoos are his first known Pokémon. They appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, in which they took on took on Ash's Pikachu and Kiawe's Turtonator, but were defeated by Turtonator's Inferno Overdrive.

The Yungoos's only known move is Bite.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Zipp's Garbodor
Garbodor first appeared in Young Kiawe Had a Farm! in which it attacked Ash and Kiawe. It was soon defeated when Ash's Pikachu attacked Team Skull with Gigavolt Havoc. Garbodor reappeared in Alolan Open House!, but was defeated once again by Pikachu's Z-Move.

In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, Garbodor attempted to get a Darkinium Z only for Team Rocket to get it first.

In A Glaring Rivalry!, Garbodor was sent out to battle Gladion's Midnight Form Lycanroc but was defeated by Stone Edge.

In Turning Heads and Training Hard!, Garbodor took on Ilima's Eevee. It was defeated after its opponent enhanced its stats with Extreme Evoboost.

In Real Life...Inquire Within!, Garbodor attempted to battle Pikachu only for the poison to get clogged up in its arm, releasing a horrible smell. This caused Team Skull to retreat but Zipp later took Garbodor to the Pokémon Center, where Ash, along with his classmates and Nurse Joy, managed to free the blockage.

In The Shape of Love to Come!, Garbodor was drawn by Zipp as a part of a challenge from Mina to see who could produce the best drawing of one of their Pokémon. When Zipp and his fellow Team Skull members became angry, they attacked Mina. With the help of Ash, Mina defeated the Team Skull trio and sent them running away in fear.

In We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!, Garbodor was relaxing on the beach, only to be Tackled by an Eevee. Garbodor was then used to attack Ash and his classmates, only to be sent flying by Eevee's Double-Edge.

In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, Garbodor was sent out to battle Hapu and her Mudsdale. Mudsdale withstood all of Salandit, Zubat, and Garbodor's attacks before quickly defeating them with High Horsepower.

Garbodor reappeared in League Offenders and Defenders! and Battle Royal 151!.

Garbodor's known moves are Venoshock, Toxic, and Sludge Bomb.

Debut Young Kiawe Had a Farm!
Voice actors
English Erica Schroeder

Ride Pokémon

A Poké Ride Tauros
Zipp briefly stole a Tauros, which he used to wreak havoc at the Pokémon School before being confronted by Delia. Once he was defeated, Zipp left Tauros behind.

None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut Alolan Open House!


Pokémon League

Zipp has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 堀総士郎 Soshiro Hori
English Jake Paque
Finnish Katja Sirkiä (SM001)
Ilkka Villi (SM011)
Peter Pihlström (SM024-present)
European French Frédéric Clou
Greek Φώτης Πετρίδης Fotis Petridis
Polish Michał Podsiadło (SM001, SM024-present)
Karol Wróblewski (SM011)
Brazilian Portuguese Marcus Júnior (SM001)
Eduardo Drummond (SM011-present)
Spanish Latin America Geno Sánchez
Spain Álex Saudinós


  • English closed captions refer to Zipp as Team Skull Grunt (Black) prior to A Team-on-Team Tussle!.
  • Zipp's English name was first revealed on the Voices for Fosters website as one of Jake Paque's roles.[1]



Language Name Origin
Japanese ジップ Zip From Ziploc, a brand of zipper storage bags
English, French, German,
Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Zipp Similar to Japanese name
Italian Zip From his Japanese and English name
Korean 지프 Zip From his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 吉普 Jípǔ Transcription of Japanese name
Russian Зипп Zipp Transcription of English name

Boss: Guzma (Masters)
Administrator: Plumeria (Masters)
Notable members: Gladion (Masters)
Lower members: Team Skull Grunts
Pokémon the Series:
I Choose You! Remix:
Former members: Punk GuyPunk Girl
Locations: Po TownShady House

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

Trainers in League Conferences
Ever Grande
Lily of the Valley
HirokiPikalaMr. ElectricMad MagmarRappZipp
TuppPlumeriaDJ LeoMaster fishermanOluoluKahili

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