Hiroyuki Tani

Hiroyuki Tani (Japanese: 谷博行[1] Tani Hiroyuki) is a planner who has worked at Game Freak since 2014[2]. He started as a programmer at CyberConnect but became a planner when he joined Game Freak[1]. He has been involved with the main series Pokémon games as a planner starting with Pokémon Sun and Moon, served as the director of Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion pass and, on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, he served as the Planning Section Director and the lead planner for Pokémon AI. On Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, he was responsible for the Alola Photo Club and the Mantine Surf.[3]

Hiroyuki Tani


Title Platform Release date Position
Pokémon Sun and Moon Nintendo 3DS 2016-11-18 Event Planning / Video Direction

Field System Design

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Nintendo 3DS 2023-11-17 Field System Design Lead

Field Data Design

Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch 2019-11-15 Field Planning Lead
Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass Nintendo Switch 2020-01-10 Director
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch 2022-11-18 Planning Section Director

Pokémon AI Planning Lead