Joe (M13)

ジョー Joe
Joe M13.png
Gender Male
Hometown Crown City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Karl (grandson)
Anime debut Zoroark: Master of Illusions
English voice actor Nick Sullivan
Japanese voice actor Yuzuru Fujimoto

Joe (Japanese: ジョー Joe) is a supporting character who appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, and the grandfather of Karl. He is an old watchmaker who has lived in Crown City for his entire life.

In the movies

Joe and Tammy, a close friend of his, were first seen fleeing from the intense flames left behind by an Entei by taking refuge in Tammy's flower shop. All the while, they were unaware that the Entei was actually an illusion created by a Zoroark. Joe later met up with his grandson Karl, and joined everyone back to Tammy's shop for tea. There, he explained the legend of the city's guardians, as well as the story of the disaster that befell Crown City twenty years prior. Tammy, like Joe, refused to evacuate like the other townspeople because they believed that the city's guardians would not seek to destroy Crown City, like the news had been claiming.

His suspicions proved to be correct, as he and Tammy later witnessed the real city's guardians battling Zoroark. He allowed Karl, Ash, his friends, and Rowena to take shelter from Grings Kodai in Joe's house. There, he revealed that he helped construct the Pokémon Baccer World Cup countdown clocks in the city. They soon discovered Kodai's scheme to steal the Time Ripple's power. Joe's information led Ash and his friends to the final countdown clock, hidden in the Pokémon Baccer Stadium gardens, where the Time Ripple was.

Joe and Tammy later joined Ash and his friends after they foiled Kodai's plot. He watched as Celebi made several plants grow before it time travelled away. He was among those who confronted Kodai and witnessed his arrest by Officer Jenny. Afterwards, he joined Ash, his friends, and Tammy at the seaport to see Karl, Rowena, Zorua, and Zoroark set sail for the Unova region.


Joe's only known Pokémon and faithful companion is a Mightyena, which helps him around his watchmaking shop. It was ecstatic to see Karl after such a long time, and pounced on to him before licking his face in affection. Mightyena helped to catch Zorua alongside Tangrowth and participated in the final battle against Grings Kodai.

Mightyena's only known move is Odor Sleuth.

Debut Zoroark: Master of Illusions
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Kenta Miyake


Ken Sugimori's design of Joe and Tammy

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 藤本譲 Yuzuru Fujimoto
English Nick Sullivan
Danish Peter Zhelder Due
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
German Hans-Rainer Müller
Polish Janusz Wituch
Brazilian Portuguese Zeca Rodrigues
European Spanish Roberto Cuenca Martínez

In the manga

Joe appears in the manga adaptation of the thirteenth movie.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonDoctor ZedGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDadaDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Spiky-eared PichuSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekrom
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolChrom MolybdenumCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonuke
Dr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudy
KaiKakoKanataKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalin
ManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMeta GroudonMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterMr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPhossa MolybdenumPokémon Baccer teams
Queen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRickRossSchuylerSharonShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTanner
TappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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