Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
|Hair color||Purplish gray|
|Games||Scarlet and Violet|
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.
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.
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
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
- 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.
|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)|
|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|
- ↑ Jacq — Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet | Official Website
- ↑ "Where are these mysterious coins coming from? 🤔 | Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet." The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel. YouTube.
- ↑ Professor Willow: "Oh—hello, Jacq! It was great hearing you speak at the World Pokémon Ecological Society conference the other day!" (Pokémon GO)
|Non-player characters in the core series games|
|Non-player characters in Pokémon GO|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|