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Revision as of 21:34, 22 September 2019 by Mariokemon (talk | contribs) (Related articles: His name is the original series was Jackson, and only the Legend of Thunder made it Vincent.)
If you were looking for the character of the day with the Japanese name Vincent, see Victor (EP067).

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 direct-to-TV film 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 Pokémon the Series: Gold and Silver, he is known as Jackson, while in The Legend of Thunder!, his name is Vincent.



His starter Pokémon was Chikorita, received from Professor Elm of New Bark Town, at the same time as Jimmy and Marina received their Cyndaquil and Totodile.

In Love, Pokémon Style, Jackson was revealed to be Ash and Macy's opponent in Division H of preliminary round-robin battle rounds of the Silver Conference. Ash later battled Macy and won against her, earning himself three points.

Jackson faced Macy in Tie One On!. The three-on-three match proved to be a close one, with both competitors down to their last Pokémon. Jackson's showboating gets the better of him, as he trips over his cape while issuing orders to Poliwhirl. Poliwhirl is left standing as Macy's Quilava delivered a final Flamethrower to win the round.

Later, Ash ventured into the Pokémon Center where he overheard the familiar voice of Professor Elm in the background. Ash walked over to the videophone and met Jackson in person for the first time. The pair greeted each other as Elm offered Jackson some encouragement for his upcoming match. Outside, Jackson's Meganium and Azumarill get 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 the tensions with a soothing Heal Bell.

Overnight, Ash researched Jackson's team of Pokémon, and he settled on trying to counter the dynamic party 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. Ash selected Pikachu. Azumarill was eventually defeated by a close-range Thunder attack. Jackson called out his Magneton, and it defeated Pikachu and later Cyndaquil with a Thunder Wave and Tri Attack combo. Bulbasaur was Ash's final Pokémon. It dodged Jackson's winning strategy with a Vine Whip jump and exhausted Magneton with a Leech Seed.

Jackson selected his final Pokémon, Meganium. The two Grass-type Pokémon both take some heavy hits, exchanging a fury of Vine Whip and Razor Leaf attacks. A collision of Solar Beams leaves both sides fatigued. Meganium and Bulbasaur remained determined to prove themselves, though they settle their rivalry with fainting at the same time. The referee called the round a double knockout, and a draw overall between Ash and Jackson. Attention turns to the points for the three-way matches. With his four point total, Ash advanced into the next round of the Silver Conference. While Jackson's Silver Conference journey had come to an end, he shook hands with Ash and wished him the best for the battles ahead.

Jackson, named "Vincent" in the dub, appeared in The Legend of Thunder!. He and Marina were talking via a Pokémon Center videophone. The conversation was interrupted by Jimmy who went on to hang 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 duo, 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 forced to leap from a cliff after Steelix lashed out at them. Attila and Hun successfully captured Raikou and flew from the scene, but to "Vincent's" dismay they also caught Marina.

He, Eugene and Jimmy again confronted the Rocket duo. "Vincent" tripped in his bid to save Marina, and she ended up landing on his back. Everyone's attention turned to saving 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 led Attila and Hun to escape. Raikou turns to "Vincent" and the others to thank them before returning to the wilderness.


Jackson is an incredibly positive and cheery individual. However, he is easily distracted and has a tendency to trip over himself.

Jackson has a crush on Marina. He regularly keeps in contact with her via the Pokégear. Knowing Marina admires people who wear capes, Jackson 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. Jackson sees Jimmy as a rival for Marina's attraction, which is not unfounded as QuestShipping is near-canon.


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This listing is of Jackson's known Pokémon:

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

Meganium was Jackson'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, fainting Azumarill.

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 fainting it, 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 Jackson has obtained:

Pokémon League

Jackson 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)
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, Jackson's name was not changed to Vincent, because the error was caught by the director of the series dub, Maya Bar Shalom. His situation matches that of Eusine.
  • Jackson's name is also similar to that of Ash's Silver Conference and Ever Grande Conference opponents Harrison and Morrison. Along with the aforementioned "-son" ending, they are all named after famous singers (George Harrison, Jim Morrison and Michael Jackson respectively).
  • 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 Vincent*
Derived from the Latin word vincere, meaning "to conquer"
Chinese (Mandarin) 純一 Chúnyī From 純一 Jun'ichi.

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