|Relatives||Dana and Yansu (brothers)|
|Anime debut||Mounting an Electrifying Charge!|
|English voice actor||Sam Black|
|Japanese voice actor||Nozomu Sasaki|
Horacio (Japanese: ハヤテ Hayate) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is a rival of Sophocles.
In Mounting an Electrifying Charge!, Horacio entered the Charjabug race as the leader of the Red Comet team with his Shiny Charjabug and his brothers Dana and Yansu. He was certain that his Charjabug's top-class equipment and Speed-increasing nature would allow him to win the race with ease. During the race, he constantly mocked Sophocles and his own Charjabug. He also kept yelling at his brothers and insisted they keep pushing on, despite the fact that his Charjabug was getting exhausted from all the obstacles it had to face during the race. Eventually, Horacio's Charjabug got stuck when it was unable to climb an ice-covered slope. Sophocles's team eventually won the race, much to Horacio and his brothers' dismay.
In Evolving Research!, Horacio and his brothers arrived at Vast Poni Canyon. There, he challenged Sophocles to a race to see who could obtain a legendary "Bug Stone" that he believed could evolve any Bug-type. Due to Sophocles's fear of the dark, he struggled to get through a cave, allowing Horacio to easily get ahead and make his way to a rope bridge that led to the Bug Stone. Horacio tried crossing the bridge, only for it to collapse underneath his feet, leaving him and Charjabug to hold onto it for safety. Sophocles's own Charjabug subsequently evolved into a Vikavolt and carried Horacio and his Charjabug to safety, before retrieving the Bug Stone. Afterwards, Sophocles gave the Bug Stone to Horacio, only for it to not work when he tried it on his Charjabug. He then learned that Charjabug evolve into Vikavolt with the canyon's special magnetic field, not an Evolution stone. Horacio then vowed to train and evolve his Charjabug so they could face Sophocles in a Vikavolt race one day, before taking his leave.
In A High-Speed Awakening!, Horacio participated the Vikavolt race to settle his score with Sophocles. It was also revealed that his Charjabug had evolved into Vikavolt during his time at Vast Poni Canyon. Eventually, he lost the race and congratulated Sophocles for beating him once again before vowing to have a rematch with him someday.
Horacio was arrogant and condescending, often boasting of his father's money and obtaining exclusive things. He is often flanked by his two brothers. In Mounting an Electrifying Charge!, he believed his Charjabug's top-class equipment and Speed-increasing nature would allow him to win the Charjabug race with ease. He was also a bad sport, mocking Sophocles and his Charjabug. He completely disregarded the well-being of his Pokémon, by not allowing his Charjabug to take a break during pit stops, resulting in Charjabug being too exhausted to continue and allowing Sophocles's own Charjabug to race ahead. This was seen again in Evolving Research!, when he arrived at a bridge with the Bug Stone at the other side. He disregarded Sophocles's warning about the bridge being unstable and continued on, resulting in the bridge collapsing, and he had to be saved by Sophocles's newly-evolved Vikavolt.
By A High-Speed Awakening!, Horacio appeared to have been humbled. After he lost to Sophocles in the Vikavolt race, he offered his rival a friendly handshake. He also learned the value of fair play, as seen during the race, where he had his Vikavolt go back to help Sophocles's Vikavolt after the latter saved it from Team Rocket's clutches. Later, after everyone's Vikavolt were freed, he resumed the race at the same time as everyone else.
This listing is of Horacio's known Pokémon in the anime:
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This Shiny Vikavolt is Horacio's only known Pokémon, given to him by his father. In Mounting an Electrifying Charge!, Charjabug was entered in the Charjabug race Koko Cup, believing that its supreme equipment and Speed-enhancing Nature would guarantee a victory for Horacio. However, during the race, he constantly kept pushing Charjabug to its limits, and eventually, it failed to even reach the goal due to an icy slope. Charjabug ended up losing to Sophocles and his Charjabug.
In Evolving Research!, Horacio planned to evolve his Charjabug at Vast Poni Canyon, believing that a Bug Stone was required to make the evolution happen. Horacio and Sophocles had a competition where the first person to get the stone would win. Horacio and Charjabug had an advantage going through a cave as Sophocles was afraid of the dark. Horacio and Charjabug were crossing a bridge to where the Bug Stone was when it collapsed, leaving Horacio and Charjabug trapped. They were saved when Sophocles's Charjabug evolved into Vikavolt. Horacio was given the Bug Stone as Sophocles didn't require it where it was discovered that the Bug Stone wouldn't evolve Charjabug.
In A High-Speed Awakening!, Charjabug was revealed to have evolved into Vikavolt when Horacio entered the Vikavolt race. It went up against Sophocles's Vikavolt but fell into a trap laid by Team Rocket. Vikavolt was able to free itself and helped Sophocles's Vikavolt to deal with Team Rocket and freed the other Vikavolt before Bewear showed up. The race recommenced, and Horacio's Vikavolt came a close second behind Sophocles's Vikavolt.
Vikavolt's only known move is Charge Beam.
|Debut||Mounting an Electrifying Charge!|
Horacio has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:
- Charjabug race Koko Cup - Runner-Up (with Yansu and Dana; Mounting an Electrifying Charge!)
- Vikavolt race Fini Cup - Runner-Up (A High-Speed Awakening!)
- Horacio's Charjabug's color scheme and car design is a reference to the character Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam. Horacio's team's name, the Red Comet team (Japanese: チーム赤い流星 Team Red Meteor), is a reference to Char's epithet, the Red Comet (Japanese: 赤い彗星).
- After evolving, Vikavolt was nicknamed the (Japanese: 白い彗星 White Comet). This is a reference to the nickname one of the main characters from Initial D, whose art style was parodied by James in A High-Speed Awakening!, the episode in which Vikavolt first appeared.
- The evolution of Horacio's Vikavolt marks the first time in the anime a known Shiny Pokémon has evolved.
- The car that Charjabug had driven resembles a Shiny Genesect.
|English, Spanish||Horacio||Similar to his Japanese name|
|German||Horatius||Similar to his English name|
|Italian||Oriano||Similar to his English name|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Horácio||Similar to his English name|
|This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|