Jack (Japanese: ヒデノリ Hidenori) is a Swimmer in the Pokémon games and the Pokémon Adventures manga.
In the games
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Jack appears in Route 134. He has Staryu and Gyarados in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, but only a Gyarados in Pokémon Emerald. He has Staryu and Sharpedo in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
- Before battle
- "Even those POKéMON that can swim are carried along by the rapid currents."
- Being defeated
- After being defeated
- "I think POKéMON enjoy the fast-running currents around these parts."
In the manga
Jack's name was not mentioned in the story of Pokémon Adventures, but it was revealed by Hidenori Kusaka in Volume 16's Author's Words.
Ruby & Sapphire chapter
Jack appears hunting Feebas in Not So Fetching Feebas, being the Trainer class's most prominent appearance. When Ruby accidentally crashes into his trap laid for the Feebas, he forces Ruby into helping him with his hunt. After Ruby finds a Feebas and lets it go, he tells Ruby he is looking for a Feebas to sell to a man who is willing to pay a load of money for the rare fish. After Ruby decides to keep the Feebas for a while, the Swimmer decides to find Ruby so he can breed a Feebas of his own.
He appears once again in Slateport City. When the Contest Hall collapses, he helps the shocked Ruby out of the hall. He also helps to rescue a blind boy who was assigned by Steven to read the slab containing the secret to unlock the Legendary titans.
In Epilogue, Jack makes a cameo appearance in one of the ships heading to the Battle Frontier.
In Leaping Past Lopunny, Swimmer Jack makes a cameo appearance outside of the Resort Area.
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter
In this chapter, Jack is seen reacting to news revealing that a meteoroid is going to crash into the planet.
Jack's team in the Pokémon Adventures manga is based on the games, where he has Staryu and Gyarados as well.
|Starry (Japanese: ひとん Hiton) was with Jack assisting him on the bait of luring Feebas as the fish Pokémon would have made him very rich.
None of Starry's moves are known.
|Debut||Not So Fetching Feebas|
|Jack used Gyaddy (Japanese: ぎゃーとん Gyāton) to rescue Ruby from a giant flood that happened throughout Slateport City.
None of Gyaddy's moves are known.
|Debut||The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon I|
|Mantyke is seen with Jack outside of the Resort Area.
None of Mantyke's moves are known.
|Debut||Leaping Past Lopunny|
- Jack was revealed to own a Feebas, but it has not made any physical appearance.
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