ジニア Zinnia
Scarlet Violet Jacq.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color Purplish gray
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Trainer class Instructor
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet,
GO, Masters EX
Anime series Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Pokémon: Paldean Winds
Debut HZ046 (Horizons)
Breathe Together (PW)
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Tasuku Hatanaka (Horizons)

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. Along with the World Pokémon Ecological Society, he is known for his research on ecologically similar Pokémon.

In the core series games

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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 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.

The Teal Mask

Jacq is the teacher who informs the player they have been selected to attend the field trip to Kitakami. After the player begins their orienteering activities there, they can find Jacq at Reveler's Road, where he will invite them to a picnic and give them an Egg containing a random Sinnoh first partner Pokémon. Following that, he will remain at Reveler's Road, where he will volunteer to evaluate their Kitakami Pokédex and reward the player with a Glimmering Charm for completing it.

Other appearances

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 will Terastallize his Farigiraf at the first opportunity.

Academy Ace Tournament

League Club Room

Given away

In The Teal Mask, Jacq will give the player an Egg containing a random Sinnoh first partner Pokémon.

Turtwig/ Lv.1
Normal Physical
Chimchar/ Lv.1
Normal Physical
Piplup/ Lv.1
Normal Physical

Traded to the player

Upon the third unique interaction with Jacq in the League Club Room, he will trade a Gulpin to the player in exchange for almost any Pokémon excluding Shiny, Legendary, or Mythical Pokémon.

#0316  Gulpin     
  Level 17  
Tera Type:  
Ability: Gluttony
Held item: None
ID: 134745
OT: Jacq
Met: a Link Trade
Nature: Gentle
/ Marks:
Acid Spray
Clear Smog
Games Method Duration
SV In-game trade
This Pokémon has a fixed Scale value of 128.
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

In the 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.

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Jacq (Masters)

Jacq forms a sync pair with Farigiraf in Pokémon Masters EX. Jacq became a playable sync pair on March 31, 2024.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base potential Availability
#200   Jacq #0981   Farigiraf  
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout


Main article: Jacq/Quotes

In the anime

Jacq in the anime

Main series

Jacq first appeared in HZ046.

Jacq was mentioned by Clavell in HZ050, during Clavell's assessment of Liko, Roy and Dot's progress in Terastal Training, Clavel mentioned that Jacq saw a lot of potential in the young Trainers.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 畠中 祐 Tasuku Hatanaka

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Jacq briefly appeared in Breathe Together, during Ohara, Aliquis, and Hohma's video presenting Naranja Academy.


Official artwork of Jacq from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Concept art of Jacq from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Jacq debuted in PASV01. He was first seen in the Uva Academy staff room, attacking someone he believed to be an intruder, only to find it was a student named Violet. Once the misunderstanding was cleared up, Violet's talking Rotom Phone, Rotojī, asked Jacq to install a Pokédex app onto it, which he accepted. Once Jacq found that Violet was looking through the student registry, he attempted to reprimand the boy, only for Violet to escape. Later, Clavell gathered Jacq and the other teachers in order to inform them of Violet's backstory and explain his behavior.


Farigiraf is Jacq's only known Pokémon. It was first used to keep Violet in place when Jacq mistook him for an intruder.

Farigiraf's only known move is Confusion.

Debut PASV01

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. An ultra rare 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.


Other games' sprites and models

Hologram model from


  • 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]
  • In a prior version of Scarlet or Violet, if the gift Riolu hatched from the Egg from Riley is transferred from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl to Pokémon Scarlet or Violet, the game will state it was received from Jacq.


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

See also


Non-player characters in the core series games
Paldea Professor SadaProfessor TuroMomNemonaKoraidonMiraidonGeetaArvenPennyHeath
CarmineKieranPerrinCyranoBriarTerapagosBilly and O'Nare
Team StarGym LeadersElite FourPokémon League representatives

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

Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists Liko (FloragatoHatenna) • Roy (Fuecoco)
Rising Volt Tacklers Friede (Captain Pikachu) • MollieOrlaLudlowMurdockDot (QuaxlyTinkatink)
Explorers AmethioOniaZircHamberSpinelCoralSidianChalceGibeon
Relatives AlexLuccaDianaRoy's grandfatherBlanca
Supporting cast Nurse JoyRotom PhonesAnnLiko's homeroom teacherLucius (TerapagosRayquazaSix Heroes) • NemonaClavellGeetaDendraJacqPennyGym LeadersElite FourMany temporary characters
See also: Original anime characters

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