ハヤテ Hayate
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Unknown
Region Alola
Relatives Dana and Yansu (brothers)
Unnamed father
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.

Horacio's rivalry with Sophocles

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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Charjabug → Vikavolt  
Main article: Horacio's Vikavolt

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. Charjabug ended up losing to Sophocles and his Charjabug.

In A High-Speed Awakening!, Charjabug was revealed to have evolved into Vikavolt when Horacio entered the Vikavolt race.

Debut Mounting an Electrifying Charge!
Voice actors
English Abe Goldfarb

Pokémon competitions

Horacio has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 佐々木望 Nozomu Sasaki
English Sam Black
Finnish Ilkka Villi
Italian Massimo di Benedetto
Polish Mateusz Rusin (SM041)
Krzysztof Szczepaniak (SM106-SM119)
Brazilian Portuguese Fabrício Vila Verde
European Spanish Sergio Liébana


  • 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.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ハヤテ Hayate
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

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLunalaNecrozmaStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioDrone RotomHero duoLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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