ジニア Zinnia
Scarlet Violet Jacq.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color Purplish gray
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Trainer class Instructor
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Pokémon GO

Jacq (Japanese: ジニア Zinnia) is a character introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. He serves as the biology teacher of Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV, as well as the homeroom teacher for the general studies track.

In the core series games

Jacq is a biology teacher who works at Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV. He is also the player's homeroom teacher, as well as the developer of the Pokédex app for the Rotom Phone. Although he is very well-versed in his field, he is somewhat airheaded, and is sometimes lost in his own research.[1]

Jacq and Professor Willow discussed the Pokémon Gimmighoul in a promotional video for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, uploaded on November 6, 2022. Jacq was the one who named Gimmighoul's Chest Form.[2]

Jacq also participates in the Academy Ace Tournament. Upon the player completing more and more of the Pokédex, he grants them various rewards, culminating in a Shiny Charm after the player has registered all 400 Pokémon entries.


Academy Ace Tournament

Jacq will Terastallize his Farigiraf at the first opportunity.

In spin-off games

Pokémon GO

Jacq debuted in Pokémon GO on November 5, 2022, immediately following the Dratini Community Day Classic event. After the player spins a golden PokéStop and obtains a ?????? Coin for the first time, Jacq contacts Professor Willow, and the two discuss the coin together.



Hologram model from Pokémon GO


Main article: Jacq/Quotes

In the TCG

Special Illustration Rare Jacq
Main article: Jacq (Scarlet & Violet 175)

Jacq 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 Scarlet ex expansion and the English Scarlet & Violet expansion, with artwork by GIDORA. A Full Art print illustrated by the same artist, and a Special Illustration Rare version of the card with artwork by Oswaldo KATO were released in the same sets. It lets players search their deck for up to two Evolution Pokémon, reveal them, and put them in their hand. Afterwards, the player shuffles their deck.


  • Jacq was intended to speak in the World Pokémon Ecological Society mock seminar that showcased Wiglett, but he ran late and ended up unable to attend, according to an unnamed assistant. Despite this, Professor Willow mentions Jacq having spoken at the World Pokémon Ecological Society conference.[3]


Language Name Origin
Japanese ジニア Zinnia From Zinnia and ジニアス jiniasu (genius)
English, French, Turkish Jacq From Zinnia elegans Jacq. (scientific name of the common zinnia)
German, Indonesian Jim Similar to his Japanese name
Spanish Cinio From cinia (zinnia)
Italian Zim From Zinnia
Korean 지니어 Zinnia Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 吉尼亞 / 吉尼亚 Jíníyǎ / Jíníyà Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 吉尼亞 Gātnèih'a Mandarin-based transcription of his Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Jacques Similar to his English name
Russian Жак Zhak Transcription of his English name
Thai ซินเนีย Sinnia Transcription of his Japanese name

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Team StarGym LeadersElite Four

Non-player characters in Pokémon GO
Professor WillowBlancheSparkCandela
Team GO RocketChallengersRhiJacq

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