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The name currently in use is a fan translation of the Japanese name.
ジル Zir
Zir anime.png
Gender Male
Eye color Orange
Hair color Black (with an olive mohawk)
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Member of Explorers
Rank Member
Anime debut HZ001
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Kohsuke Tanabe

(Japanese: ジル Zir) is a trainer who belongs to the mysterious organization Explorers, and a supporting character in Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

In the anime


Zir debuted in HZ001 alongside the other members of the Explorers. Zir was the first one to find Liko and her Sprigatito after they tried to escape and confronted them with his Rhydon, only for it to be subdued by Sprigatito's aroma. When Friede from the Rising Volt Tacklers swoop in to defend Liko, Amethio stopped him and Conia from assisting. After Friede escaped with Liko in the next episode, him and the rest of the Explorers gave chase, broke through the airship's defenses, and threatened Liko to give herself up. Friede stopped them from leaving and battled Amethio once more, but they managed to escape after Liko's Sprigatito unleashed a Leafage strong enough to break the forcefield around the battlefield, taking it as a hostage in the process.

In HZ003, Zir kept an eye on the Brave Asagi whilst most of the members of the Rising Volt Tacklers were searching for Sprigatito. Unseen by Ludlow who remained onboard the Brave Asagi fishing, Zir was able to place an unknown device on the ship.


He has a cocky personality and is is also shown to be ruthless and violent.


On hand

Rhydon is Zir's first known Pokémon. He used it to battle Liko and her Sprigatito, but was quickly subdued due to Sprigatito's aroma.

In HZ005, Rhydon was used to battle members of the Rising Volt Tacklers, battling against Rockruff and Chansey before battling Fuecoco.

Rhydon's only known move is Rock Blast.

Debut HZ001
Skarmory is Zir's second known Pokémon. Zir uses Skarmory as his main means of transportation.

Skarmory's only known move is Whirlwind.

Debut HZ002

Traveling with

Rotom Phone

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 田邊幸輔 Kohsuke Tanabe
English N/A


Concept art of Both Zir and Conia from Pokémon Horizons: The Series [1]

In the manga

Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~

Zir in Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~

Zir appeared in the Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~, playing the same role he does in the anime.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ジル Zir From zirconia


Boss: Gibeon
Administrators: AmethioSpinelHamber
Agents: ConiaZir

Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists LikoRoy
Rising Volt Tacklers FriedeCaptain PikachuMollieOrlaLudlowMurdockDot
Explorers AmethioConiaZirHamber
Relatives Liko's grandmotherRoy's grandfather
Supporting cast Nurse JoyNidothingRotom PhonesAnn
See also: Original anime characters

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