Artwork from Violet
|Trainer class||Team Star|
|Games||Scarlet and Violet|
|Specializes in||Dark types|
|Member of||Team Star|
|Rank||Boss, Segin Squad|
Giacomo (Japanese: ピーニャ Piña) is the boss of Team Star's Dark crew, the Segin Squad and serves as the overall leader of the team due to the absence of the founder of the team. He specializes in Dark-type Pokémon. Giacomo is a wannabe DJ and the creator of Team Star's theme songs, also going by the name "DJ Vice" (Japanese: ＤＪ悪事 DJ Bad Deeds) when on stage.
In the core series
Giacomo is relied on by the rest of Team Star for bringing the team together and enacting plans with care. He is reportedly known to hold one-man surprise DJ concerts.
Before the formation of Team Star, Giacomo was elected the president of the Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV student council, but the student conduct policies he proposed were so unintuitive and strict that he lost all support. After only a short time in office, he was forced out by the students, who elected Nemona as his replacement. Humiliated and alone, Giacomo found solace and companionship among a group of students who were similarly victims of bullying and ostracism at the school, and they went on to create Team Star. Despite his doubts, the other bosses of Team Star encouraged him to codify Team Star's current code of conduct, which the group follows to this day.
Giacomo awards the player with Team Star's Dark Badge and TM062 (Foul Play) upon his defeat. Additionally, his defeat allows the player to craft the following TMs using the TM Machine:
Giacomo keeps his Pokémon in Timer Balls.
In the TCG
- Main article: Giacomo (Paldea Evolved 182)
Giacomo was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Snow Hazard expansion and the English Paldea Evolved expansion, with artwork by Akira Komayama. A Full Art version with artwork by kantaro, and a Special Illustration Rare version of the card with artwork by KIYOTAKA OSHIYAMA were released in the same sets. It lets players discard a Special Energy card from each of their opponent's Pokémon.
|Japanese||ピーニャ Piña||From piña (Spanish for pineapple)|
|English||Giacomo||From Ananas comosus (scientific name of pineapple). It is also the Italian form of the name James.|
|German||Pinio||From piña (Spanish for pineapple)|
|Spanish||Anán||From ananás (pineapple)|
|French||Brome||From Bromeliaceae (family that contains the pineapple)|
|Korean||피나 Pina||Similar to his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||皮拿 Píná||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||皮拿 Pèihnàh|
|Indonesian||Nanio||From nanas (pineapple)|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|