John (Galar)

ジョン John
John TW.png
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blond
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Game animation debut Letter
English voice actor Julia McIlvane
Japanese voice actor Aoi Yūki

John (Japanese: ジョン John) is a character who appeared in Pokémon: Twilight Wings, and the main character of its first episode.


John on the hospital roof

John is currently being treated for an unknown illness in a hospital, where he met his good friend Tommy while they shared a wardroom. They bonded over their shared dreams of becoming Pokémon Trainers like their idol, the Galar Champion Leon. John in particular wanted to watch one of Leon's matches in-person.

In Letter, John and Tommy learned that Rose, who operates the Galar Pokémon League, was coming to visit the hospital. John was determined to write a letter for Leon, but he missed the visit. He and Tommy rushed to the hospital roof, where they were able to deliver the letter to Chairman Rose before he could depart on the Flying Taxi.

In Moonlight, John remained in the hospital for further observation following another operation. Tommy, meanwhile, had been discharged after making a full recovery. The two had a fight beforehand over John's ambitions of becoming a Trainer. Tommy, following on the advice of Allister, sneaked back into the hospital and apologized to John for his earlier comments. John accepted the apology, with the pair vowing to become the greatest Trainers together. Meanwhile, John's letter finally reached Leon.

In Sky, John overslept on the day he was due to see Leon's match against Raihan. However, he managed to get in a Flying Taxi. En route, John spotted Leon climbing a mountain and getting lost along the way. He requested for the taxi to land, whereupon he met his idol in person for the first time. Realizing they wouldn't reach the match in time, John flew with Leon on the Corviknight and arrived at the stadium. Afterwards, he remained on the field, watching the battle.


John hopes to become a great Pokémon Trainer just like his idol Leon once he recovers from his illness. He is enthusiastic and has a collection of Leon memorabilia that decorates his wardroom. However, he can become too fixated by one thing, with his friend Tommy often reminding John to stay realistic about his condition.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 悠木碧 Aoi Yūki
English Julia McIlvane
Korean 이재현 Lee Jae-hyun


John and Tommy as Trainers
  • As a tribute to the end of the miniseries, director Shingo Yamashita posted an image of the first day of John and Tommy's journey on his Twitter. In the image, Tommy is seen with a Dreepy and John with a Rookidee. This also suggested that they were discharged from the hospital. Also in the picture, the attire John wears for his journey is similar to the attire Ash Ketchum wore during his Kalos journey.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ジョン John
English, German,
Spanish, French, Italian
John Same as his Japanese name
Korean Jon Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 約翰 / 约翰 Yuēhàn Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 約翰 Yeukhohn
Thai จอห์น John Same as his Japanese name

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