Hobbes is the main butler for Lillie's family in the Alola region. He ordinarily doesn't allow Pokémon to enter the house but made an exception as Lillie approved Ash's Pikachu
and Rotom Pokédex
when Ash Ketchum
visited the house for the first time.
He battled against Ash Ketchum
outside the house and he is one of the most skilled battlers that Lillie
's family has on staff. It had been a long time since he had such a fun battle. He defeated Ash's Rowlet
but the battle was cut-off when they heard Lillie