Jake is your neighborhood friend in Mitis Town. You set off on your journey at the same time, and you meet up from time to time. He functions as your main rival, battling you every so often, and teaming up with you on Route 8. He isn't as brave as you, though, so when you're taking on Team Eclipse, he usually stays behind. He always seems to be one step ahead of you in Gym Badges, and he has a crush on Tess, the granddaughter of the old man at the lighthouse at Rosecove Beach.