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Tonio
トニオ Tonio
Tonio.png
Tonio
Gender Male
Hometown Alamos Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Godey (great-grandfather*)
Anime debut The Rise of Darkrai
English voice actor Rich McNanna
Japanese voice actor Kōji Yamamoto (adult)
Daisuke Sakaguchi (child)

Tonio (Japanese: トニオ Tonio) is a major character who appeared in The Rise of Darkrai. He is a Scientist who conducts research in his lab inside Alamos Town's Space-Time Towers. He has a crush on Alice, who he befriended early on in life.

Contents

In the anime

While researching the strange peaks of energy around Alamos Town, Tonio located his great-grandfather Godey's diary. Reading it, he discovered that Godey had seen a nightmare where Alamos Town was destroyed by "two forces that should have never met", coincidentally at the same time that Dialga and Palkia began fighting in the Unown Dimension, a clash his equipment picked up on.

He ventured to the garden of Alamos Town to investigate this and was unwittingly attacked by Baron Alberto's Lickilicky. Following Darkrai's appearance in the garden, he returned to studying the diary and found a photograph of Godey with Alice's grandmother Alicia, accompanied by an entry detailing Godey's witnessing Alicia meeting Darkrai. The entry ended with a statement that "Oración" was the key to saving Alamos Town, without saying what it was.

Tonio and Alice in their childhood

Later, Tonio was the first to conclude that the bizarre events in the town were Palkia's doing. He was able to link the events to Godey's nightmare and helped to discover that "Oración" was a song that needed to be played in the tower's music system.

For a long time, Alice believed that it was Tonio who saved her life after she fell from a collapsed cliff. Tonio was never truly sure who exactly saved her, but realized later on that it was Darkrai. Alice eventually returned Tonio's love for her by the end of the movie, although she had been exhibiting romantic feelings for Tonio before.

Tonio and Alice reappeared flying in a hot-air balloon together in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Despite them continuing their relationship, Baron Alberto continued trying to win Alice for himself.

Character

Tonio is an intelligent man who is dedicated to his research. However, his intense focus often leads him to fall asleep in his lab. Tonio has a crush on Alice, and when he is around her, he becomes nervous and clumsy. He was also briefly shown to have a tendency to hit his head on things.

Pokémon

Tonio's Drifblim
Drifblim
Drifblim is Tonio's only known Pokémon, and is mostly used by him to conduct scientific analyses throughout Alamos Town using an antenna. Despite this, Drifblim also knows how to defend itself as it easily sent Team Rocket's Carnivine Balloon flying when the trio attempted to catch it and several Drifloon with a net.

Drifblim's only known move is Gust.

Debut The Rise of Darkrai
Voice actors
Japanese Mamiko Noto
English Mamiko Noto

Artwork

Sugimori Tonio anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Tonio

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 山本耕史 Kōji Yamamoto (adult)
阪口大助 Daisuke Sakaguchi (child)
English Rich McNanna
Finnish Peter Pihlström (adult)
Aku Laitinen (child)
German David Turba
Italian Luca Sandri
Brazilian Portuguese Leonardo Camilo (adult)
Francisco Freitas (child)
European Spanish Lorenzo Beteta (adult)
Pilar Martín (child)
Vietnamese Nguyễn Quang Tuyên

In the manga

In the Rise of Darkrai manga

Tonio appears in the manga adaptation of the tenth movie, where he plays the same role as he does in the film. However, his Drifblim is never seen, unlike the film, and it is unknown if he possesses it in the manga's continuity.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Korean 토니오 Tonio Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 東尼歐 / 东尼欧 Dōngní'ōu Transliteration of his Japanese name
Thai โทนิโอ Tonio Transliteration of his Japanese name


Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILevi
MarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugia (M02)MagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
Others
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddy
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRickRossSchuylerShipShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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