|Tim Goodman is the son of Harry Goodman and works as an Insurance salesman in Laventown. As a child he wanted to be a Pokémon Trainer. When he was 11, his mother passed and his father moved to Ryme City. Rather than move to Ryme City with his father, he wanted to stay in Laventown with his grandmother. THis caused years of resentments towards his father thinking his father just didn't care about him.|
One day, Tim received a notice that his father had died so went to Ryme City to say goodbye and settle things. However, when he arrived in Ryme City, he met his father's partner Pikachu who he could inexplicably understand. Reluctantly, Tim eventually decided to team with his father's Pikachu to uncover the mystery of his father's disappearance and then as to why his partner pikachu had memory loss.
He also soon met Lucy Stevens, a reporter for CNM to whom he is attracted and helped her with her investigation further into the chemical R. While trying to stop the chemical and Howard's plan to combine humans and Pokémon, he soon learns that Howard Clifford is the mastermind behind it and has to fight Howard's Ditto. Eventually he and Pikachu prevailed and he learned that his father's consciousness was in his father's Pikachu.
When his father had returned back to his human form, Tim decided he wanted to stay in Ryme City, perhaps with the intention of becoming a detective.