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Tobias (Sinnoh)

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Tobias
タクト Takuto
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Tobias
Gender Male
Eye color Light green
Hair color Grayish blue
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut League Unleashed!
English voice actor J. Michael Tatum
Japanese voice actor Hiroki Takahashi

Tobias (Japanese: タクト Takuto) is a Pokémon Trainer who competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

History

Tobias first appeared in League Unleashed!, where he was shadowed. Barry passed him in a hallway and was scared by the way he came off. In Casting a Paul on Barry!, while Ash and Barry were looking up information about their next League opponents, Conway told them that Tobias managed to easily obtain his eight Gym Badges and advance through the first two rounds of the Lily of the Valley Conference using just his Darkrai. Barry was amazed by his shadowy and mysterious presence.

Tobias with the Lily of the Valley Championship Trophy

In Working on a Right Move!, Tobias appeared unshadowed for the first time, and he was shown to have advanced into the Top 8. In Battling a Thaw in Relations!, it was shown that he had advanced yet again, now placing in the Top 4 of the Lily of the Valley Conference.

In The Semi-Final Frontier!, he battled against Ash in the semi-finals of the Lily of the Valley Conference. Although he was able to gain an early lead with his Darkrai, Ash's Sceptile managed to overcome Darkrai's attacks and defeat it. Tobias then called out his Latios, who managed to defeat the remainder of Ash's team (while fainting itself), winning the match for Tobias.

Later, Tobias defeated his final round opponent with just his Darkrai, thus winning the Lily of the Valley Conference.

Character

Tobias appeared as a very mysterious person at first; his appearance and manner visibly disturbed Barry when they first passed each other in a hallway. He was seen to take battling very seriously, but also had a sportsmanlike side, seen when he complimented Ash for defeating his Darkrai and putting up a good fight against him.


Pokémon

Tobias's Darkrai
Darkrai
Darkrai is Tobias's main Pokémon. Using only Darkrai, Tobias easily won eight Badges in the Sinnoh region and quickly advanced through the first four rounds of the Lily of the Valley Conference. Darkrai was first seen defeating a Trainer's Machamp despite the type-disadvantage. It faced Ash and his Pokémon in the semifinals of the tournament. Darkrai managed to defeat his Heracross, Torkoal and Gible. Darkrai faced Ash's Sceptile next and despite using the Dark Void/Dream Eater combo, it fell to Sceptile's Leaf Blade. Darkrai was later seen defeating a Magmortar in the finals, earning Tobias the victory and making him the winner of the Lily of the Valley Conference.

Darkrai's known moves are Ice Beam, Dark Void, Dream Eater and Dark Pulse.

Debut League Unleashed!
Tobias's Latios
Latios
Latios was the second Pokémon that Tobias used in his battle against Ash. He was able to easily defeat Sceptile and Swellow in a row. Ash's Pikachu, however, was able to either endure or evade some attacks from Latios. Despite that, both Pokémon were knocked out at the same time. However, as this left Ash with no Pokémon remaining, Tobias was declared the victor and continued to the final round.

Latios's known moves are Giga Impact, Luster Purge and Light Screen.

Debut The Semi-Final Frontier!

Tobias has at least four other Pokémon as those who entered the Lily of the Valley Conference were required to enter with six Pokémon. The only hint towards his other Pokémon was when he claimed that Draco Meteor cast by Ash's Gible would have defeated any Pokémon except Darkrai.

Badges

Pokémon League

Tobias has competed in the following Pokémon League competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 高橋広樹 Hiroki Takahashi
English J. Michael Tatum
German Patrick Schröder
Spanish Latin America Jaime Alberto Carrillo
Spain Iñaki Crespo

Trivia

  • Tobias's design, from his color scheme to his physical features, was most probably based on his main Pokémon, Darkrai.
  • He is the first character in the anime to participate in a Pokémon League using legendary Pokémon, although another Trainer did attempt to enter the League with his Heatran. It is unknown whether he actually participated though or how far he made it in the league.
    • Tobias is also the first character in the anime to have multiple legendary Pokémon that are not a part of a trio.
    • Tobias is also the first, and so far only, known Pokémon Trainer to enter a Pokémon League using a Pokémon that is generally banned in competitive battling environments.
  • Even though his face is covered in his debut in League Unleashed!, Tobias still appears in An Old Family Blend! on the match up board for the upcoming battles in the Lily of the Valley Conference in the bottom right corner with a clear image of his face.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese タクト Takuto May be named after Takuto Itagaki (板垣拓斗), Champion of the Senior Division of the 2009 World Championships.
English Tobias May be taken from Tobias, a hero of the Book of Tobit, who drove away a demon with the help of the archangel Raphael. This may be related to the fact that Tobias was able to beat all the Gyms and advance through the tournament with the help of his Darkrai.
Spanish Tobías Same as English.
Korean 택트 Tact Anglicization of his Japanese name.
Chinese (Taiwan) 達克多 Dákèduō Transliteration of his Japanese name. Also from 達克萊伊 Dákèláiyī, Darkrai.


Games: BlueLanceRedStevenWallace
CynthiaAlderIrisDiantha
Anime: CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceJon Dickson
TysonCynthiaWallaceTobiasAlderVirgilDiantha
Origins: BlueRed
Adventures: Professor OakRedSteven
WallaceCynthiaAlderDiantha
EToP: DrakeAsh Ketchum

Indigo Plateau Conference: MandiPeteGaryJeanetteMelissaAshRitchieAssunta
Silver Conference: SalvadorJacksonMacyGaryAshHarrisonJon
Ever Grande Conference: JumpVivicaGilbertGavinDominickClark
JohnnyKatieMorrisonAshTyson
Lily of the Valley Conference: JeffreyNandoBarryConwayPaulAshTobias
Vertress Conference: RadleyMikaelUltimoKendrickTripBiancaEmmanuel
GeraldoStephanFloraKentonManningAsh
KatharineAntonioRussetRamoneCameronDinoVirgil

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
UrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilTiernoShaunaTrevor
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Lysandre
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
LukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlainMairin
DianthaGurkinn
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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