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Buck

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Buck
バク Baku
Diamond Pearl Buck.png
Art from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Gender Male
Hometown Survival Area
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Flint (older brother), unnamed grandfather
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Anime debut Bucking the Treasure Trend!
English voice actor Bryan Tyler
Japanese voice actor Akeno Watanabe

Buck (Japanese: バク Baku) is a Pokémon Trainer from Sinnoh. He specializes in Pokémon with high Defense and/or Special Defense. He first appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and made subsequent appearances in Pokémon Platinum and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In the games

Buck is one of the five Trainers who can join with the player during an event in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. He is a strong Trainer from Survival Area which is close to Stark Mountain volcano, where he loves to train. He appears at Stark Mountain and is part of the event required to catch Heatran.

He can tag team with the player at Sinnoh and Johto's Battle Tower, and in Platinum, he can be battled at the Battleground.

His grandfather runs and cooks at the Battleground while his older brother is Flint of the Sinnoh Elite Four.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl



Pokémon Platinum

Stark Mountain


Battleground


Battle Tower

In the Battle Tower, Buck uses a variety of Pokémon, most of which have high Defensive stats.

Diamond and Pearl
Spr b 4d 377.png
Type:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Regirock Lv.50
Sandstorm
Rock Status
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr b 4d 377.png
Type:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Regirock Lv.50
Explosion
Normal Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr b 4d 377.png
Type:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Passho Berry Sprite.png Passho Berry
Regirock Lv.50
Superpower
Fighting Physical
Strength
Normal Physical
AncientPower
Rock Special
Secret Power
Normal Physical
Spr b 4d 377.png
Type:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Smooth Rock Sprite.png Smooth Rock
Regirock Lv.50
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Iron Defense
Steel Status
Sandstorm
Rock Status
Spr b 4d 378.png
Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Regice Lv.50
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Protect
Normal Status
Toxic
Poison Status
Spr b 4d 378.png
Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Ganlon Berry Sprite.png Ganlon Berry
Regice Lv.50
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Natural Gift
Normal Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Rock Polish
Rock Status
Spr b 4d 378.png
Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Shell Bell Sprite.png Shell Bell
Regice Lv.50
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Spr b 4d 378.png
Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Regice Lv.50
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
AncientPower
Rock Special
Rest
Psychic Status
Spr b 4d 379.png
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Damp Rock Sprite.png Damp Rock
Registeel Lv.50
Rain Dance
Water Status
Thunder
Electric Special
Protect
Normal Status
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
Spr b 4d 379.png
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Registeel Lv.50
Curse
??? Status
Rest
Psychic Status
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Metal Claw
Steel Physical
Spr b 4d 379.png
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Registeel Lv.50
Iron Defense
Steel Status
Toxic
Poison Status
Substitute
Normal Status
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr b 4d 379.png
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Registeel Lv.50
Explosion
Normal Physical
Double Team
Normal Status
Swagger
Normal Status
Substitute
Normal Status
Spr b 4d 488.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Wise Glasses Sprite.png Wise Glasses
Cresselia Lv.50
Psychic
Psychic Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Spr b 4d 488.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Cresselia Lv.50
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Psychic
Psychic Special
Moonlight
Normal Status
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Spr b 4d 488.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Focus Band Sprite.png Focus Band
Cresselia Lv.50
Lunar Dance
Psychic Status
Safeguard
Normal Status
Future Sight
Psychic Special
Psychic
Psychic Special
Spr b 4d 488.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry
Cresselia Lv.50
Double Team
Normal Status
Moonlight
Normal Status
Toxic
Poison Status
Psychic
Psychic Special
Spr b 4d 411.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Muscle Band Sprite.png Muscle Band
Bastiodon Lv.50
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Metal Burst
Steel Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Spr b 4d 411.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Shuca Berry Sprite.png Shuca Berry
Bastiodon Lv.50
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Spr b 4d 411.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Shuca Berry Sprite.png Shuca Berry
Bastiodon Lv.50
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Spr b 4d 411.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Bastiodon Lv.50
Sandstorm
Rock Status
Thunder
Electric Special
Blizzard
Ice Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Spr b 4d 356.png
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Dusclops Lv.50
Toxic
Poison Status
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Protect
Normal Status
Spr b 4d 477.png
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Ganlon Berry Sprite.png Ganlon Berry
Dusknoir Lv.50
Curse
??? Status
Pain Split
Normal Status
Substitute
Normal Status
Protect
Normal Status
Spr b 4d 477.png
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Muscle Band Sprite.png Muscle Band
Dusknoir Lv.50
Earthquake
Ground Physical
ThunderPunch
Electric Physical
Shadow Punch
Ghost Physical
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
Spr b 4d 477.png
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Spell Tag Sprite.png Spell Tag
Dusknoir Lv.50
Trick Room
Psychic Status
Shadow Punch
Ghost Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Spr b 4d 477.png
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Dusknoir Lv.50
Double Team
Normal Status
Rest
Psychic Status
Sleep Talk
Normal Status
Payback
Dark Physical
Spr b 4d 197.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Umbreon Lv.50
Attract
Normal Status
Pursuit
Dark Physical
Protect
Normal Status
Toxic
Poison Status
Spr b 4d 197.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Umbreon Lv.50
Moonlight
Normal Status
Screech
Normal Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Last Resort
Normal Physical
Spr b 4d 197.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Umbreon Lv.50
Swagger
Normal Status
Mean Look
Normal Status
Screech
Normal Status
Moonlight
Normal Status
Spr b 4d 197.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
Bag Scope Lens Sprite.png Scope Lens
Umbreon Lv.50
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Assurance
Dark Physical
Last Resort
Normal Physical
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Spr b 4d 091.png
Types:
Water Ice
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Cloyster Lv.50
Whirlpool
Water Special
Toxic
Poison Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Protect
Normal Status
Spr b 4d 205.png
Types:
Bug Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Forretress Lv.50
Explosion
Normal Physical
Double-Edge
Normal Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr b 4d 205.png
Types:
Bug Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Forretress Lv.50
Gyro Ball
Steel Physical
Counter
Fighting Physical
Spikes
Ground Status
Mirror Shot
Steel Special
Spr b 4d 205.png
Types:
Bug Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Forretress Lv.50
Double-Edge
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Toxic
Poison Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Spr b 4d 205.png
Types:
Bug Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Forretress Lv.50
Payback
Dark Physical
Toxic Spikes
Poison Status
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
Spikes
Ground Status
Spr b 4p 227.png
Types:
Steel Flying
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Skarmory Lv.50
Spikes
Ground Status
Roar
Normal Status
Drill Peck
Flying Physical
Double Team
Normal Status
Spr b 4p 227.png
Types:
Steel Flying
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Skarmory Lv.50
Night Slash
Dark Physical
Air Slash
Flying Special
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Spr b 4d 227.png
Types:
Steel Flying
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Skarmory Lv.50
Swift
Normal Special
Metal Sound
Steel Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Sand-Attack
Ground Status
Spr b 4d 227.png
Types:
Steel Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Held item:
Bag Life Orb Sprite.png Life Orb
Skarmory Lv.50
Air Cutter
Flying Special
Steel Wing
Steel Physical
Roost
Flying Status
Pluck
Flying Physical
Spr b 4d 213.png
Types:
Bug Rock
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Shuckle Lv.50
Power Trick
Psychic Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr b 4d 213.png
Types:
Bug Rock
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Shuckle Lv.50
Double Team
Normal Status
Substitute
Normal Status
Toxic
Poison Status
Sandstorm
Rock Status
Spr b 4d 213.png
Types:
Bug Rock
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Shuckle Lv.50
Withdraw
Water Status
Protect
Normal Status
Swagger
Normal Status
Rest
Psychic Status
Spr b 4d 213.png
Types:
Bug Rock
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Razor Fang Sprite.png Razor Fang
Shuckle Lv.50
Power Trick
Psychic Status
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Gyro Ball
Steel Physical
Spr b 4d 208 m.png
Types:
Steel Ground
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Steelix Lv.50
Thunder Fang
Electric Physical
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Spr b 4d 208 m.png
Types:
Steel Ground
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Passho Berry Sprite.png Passho Berry
Steelix Lv.50
Sandstorm
Rock Status
Rock Tomb
Rock Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Spr b 4d 208 f.png
Types:
Steel Ground
Ability:
Rock Head
Held item:
Bag Metal Coat Sprite.png Metal Coat
Steelix Lv.50
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Gyro Ball
Steel Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Stealth Rock
Rock Physical
Spr b 4d 208 m.png
Types:
Steel Ground
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw
Steelix Lv.50
Gyro Ball
Steel Physical
Explosion
Normal Physical
Screech
Normal Status
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Spr b 4d 476.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Chople Berry Sprite.png Chople Berry
Probopass Lv.50
Magnet Rise
Steel Status
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Discharge
Electric Special
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
Spr b 4d 476.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Rock Incense Sprite.png Rock Incense
Probopass Lv.50
Rock Polish
Rock Status
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
Lock-On
Normal Status
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Spr b 4d 476.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Probopass Lv.50
Rock Polish
Rock Status
Magnet Bomb
Steel Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Explosion
Normal Physical
Spr b 4d 476.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
Bag Hard Stone Sprite.png Hard Stone
Probopass Lv.50
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Rock Tomb
Rock Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Rollout
Rock Physical


Platinum
Spr b 4p 379.png
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Razor Claw Sprite.png Razor Claw
Registeel Lv.50
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
ThunderPunch
Electric Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Spr b 4d 208 m.png
Types:
Steel Ground
Ability:
Rock Head
Held item:
Bag Shuca Berry Sprite.png Shuca Berry
Steelix Lv.50
Thunder Fang
Electric Physical
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr b 4p 245.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock
Suicune Lv.50
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Waterfall
Water Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Spr b 4d 344.png
Types:
Ground Psychic
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Wise Glasses Sprite.png Wise Glasses
Claydol Lv.50
Psychic
Psychic Special
Earth Power
Ground Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Charge Beam
Electric Special
Spr b 4p 197.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
Bag Lax Incense Sprite.png Lax Incense
Umbreon Lv.50
Faint Attack
Dark Physical
Swagger
Normal Status
Psych Up
Normal Status
Screech
Normal Status
Spr b 4p 197.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Umbreon Lv.50
Payback
Dark Physical
Trump Card
Normal Special
Curse
??? Status
Moonlight
Normal Status
Spr b 4p 477.png
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Muscle Band Sprite.png Muscle Band
Dusknoir Lv.50
Shadow Punch
Ghost Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Spr b 4p 227.png
Types:
Steel Flying
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Skarmory Lv.50
Drill Peck
Flying Physical
Steel Wing
Steel Physical
Spikes
Ground Status
Roar
Normal Status
Spr b 4p 227.png
Types:
Steel Flying
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Skarmory Lv.50
Fly
Flying Physical
Toxic
Poison Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Roost
Flying Status
Spr b 4p 378.png
Type:
Ice Unknown
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Shell Bell Sprite.png Shell Bell
Regice Lv.50
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Spr b 4p 476.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Magnet Pull
Held item:
Bag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry
Probopass Lv.50
AncientPower
Rock Special
Magnet Bomb
Steel Physical
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Protect
Normal Status
Spr b 4p 465 f.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Chlorophyll
Held item:
Bag Lax Incense Sprite.png Lax Incense
Tangrowth Lv.50
Power Whip
Grass Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Spr b 4p 450 f.png
Type:
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Sand Stream
Held item:
None
Hippowdon Lv.50
Superpower
Fighting Physical
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Fissure
Ground Physical


Spr b 4p 091.png
Cloyster
Spr b 4p 197.png
Umbreon
Spr b 4p 205.png
Forretress
Spr b 4d 213.png
Shuckle
Spr b 4d 324.png
Torkoal
Spr b 4p 376.png
Metagross
Spr b 4d 377.png
Regirock
Spr b 4p 378.png
Regice
Spr b 4p 411.png
Bastiodon
Spr b 4p 450 m.png
Hippowdon
Spr b 4p 470.png
Leafeon
Spr b 4p 465 m.png
Tangrowth
Spr b 4p 488.png
Cresselia
Spr b 4p 476.png
Probopass

HeartGold and SoulSilver
Spr b 4h 197.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Umbreon Lv.50
Toxic
Poison Status
Mean Look
Normal Status
Double Team
Normal Status
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Spr b 4d 344.png
Types:
Ground Psychic
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Wise Glasses Sprite.png Wise Glasses
Claydol Lv.50
Earth Power
Ground Special
Psychic
Psychic Special
Charge Beam
Electric Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Spr b 4h 470.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Leaf Guard
Held item:
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder
Leafeon Lv.50
Leaf Blade
Grass Physical
Last Resort
Normal Physical
Curse
??? Status
GrassWhistle
Grass Status
Spr b 4h 144.png
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry
Articuno Lv.50
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Air Cutter
Flying Special
AncientPower
Rock Special
Sheer Cold
Ice Special
Spr b 4d 208 m.png
Types:
Steel Ground
Ability:
Rock Head
Held item:
Bag Iron Ball Sprite.png Iron Ball
Steelix Lv.50
Gyro Ball
Steel Physical
Payback
Dark Physical
Swagger
Normal Status
Curse
??? Status
Spr b 4h 437.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry
Bronzong Lv.50
Dream Eater
Psychic Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Signal Beam
Bug Special
Trick Room
Psychic Status


Quotes

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Route 227

"Yo! If it isn't <player>! Don't tell me you're going to Stark Mountain, too? You're pretty wimpy... You're sure you're going to be OK? Heh, why am I asking you that? It's not like I care. Anyways, if we see each other on Stark Mountain, the race is on to see who gets the Magma Stone first!"

Stark Mountain

  • Upon approach inside
"Hey! <player>, right? Your zippity little buddy challenged me to a battle earlier. Yeah, I owned the little dude. Made sure he was taught a lesson. But I don't know if I could beat him again the next time. Seriously, you're bound to run into tough trainers wherever you go! Anyway, I found out about this place, but the Pokémon here are tough... What do you say we team up and go together? You won't regret teaming up! I'll keep your Pokémon healthy!"
  • When walking
"Why do I like the volcano so much? I don't really have a good reason for it, but I don't really need one."
"There's no law that says I have to be tough or anything, but losing isn't fair to my Pokémon. After all, they try so hard for me. I think it's my responsibility as a Trainer to recognize their hard work."
"My big brother's one of the Elite Four. So of course it's only normal that I'd be better than ordinary folks. But that's not what I want. I want to be tough on my on terms. It wouldn't be fair to the Pokémon that chose to be with me."
"It might be cool being a Gym Leader or one of the Elite Four... But, then again, it sounds like it'd be a lot of hard work!"
  • If leaving before the quest is over
"Whoa, wait up! I can't go on by myself if you leave me now. Well, if you gotta go, you gotta go. I'll stick around here for you."
  • Upon return
"So, yeah, the Pokémon here are tough... What do you say we team up and go together? You won't regret teaming up! I'll keep your Pokémon healthy!"
  • After approaching the entrance to Heatran's room
"There we go! There's the exit! My instincts tell me the volcano's treasure is just ahead of us. See you around, <player>! You might be the toughest besides me!"
  • Inside Heatran's room
"Heheh! Check this out, <player>! This is the Magma Stone, the treasure of Stark Mountain! Since I found it, that makes me the greatest Trainer out of everyone! Thanks, you all helped it happen! Oof! Whoa! Wow! Hehehe! The volcano's in shock from that! It might be so shocked, it'll erupt! Nah, that can't happen! See ya, <player>! Say hi to that zippity Trainer buddy!"

Survival Area

"Gotcha, gramps! I'll put the Magma Stone back. The Magma Stone was keeping the volcano Pokémon under control. It's all right, though. I can go put it back myself."

Pokémon Platinum

Route 227

  • Upon approach after riding over the plank
"Yo! If it isn't <player>! Out training right away, are you? So, uh, since you're training anyway, can you do me a favor? I'd like you to patrol Stark Mountain for me."
No: "I'll keep asking the same thing over and over until you say 'Yes!'"
Yes: "Up past here, there's this volcano. It's Stark Mountain. Deep inside is this special rock called the Magma Stone. I can't explain it well, but it's really important. It keeps a Pokémon asleep. But lately, I've been hearing rumors about vandals in Stark Mountain. They say goons in space suits are causing trouble there. Huh? What, me? I was on my way to the Pokémon Center because my Pokémon's low on HP. So, if you could get up to Stark Mountain now, that'd be great. Thanks!"
  • Subsequent times talking to
"OK! You're in charge! Patrol Stark Mountain for me! Don't worry about me. Not even a little bit, OK?"

Stark Mountain

  • After going into the main cavern
"Hey, <player>, wait up! So, what's going on? ...What?! Team Galactic's here? Gotcha! Let's team up and go together. You won't regret teaming up! I'll keep your Pokémon healthy!"
  • When walking
"This is where I raised my Pokémon. I can't stand the though of anyone making a mess of this place. Especially not those weird Team Galactic goons!
"There's no law that says I have to be tough or anything, but losing isn't fair to my Pokémon. After all, they try so hard for me. I think it's my responsibility as a Trainer to recognize their hard work."
"My big brother's one of the Elite Four. So, of course it's only normal that I'd be better than ordinary folks. But that's not what I want. I want to be tough on my own terms. It wouldn't be fair to Pokémon that chose to be with me."
"It might be cool being a Gym Leader or one of the Elite Four... But, then again, it sounds like it'd be a lot of hard work!"
  • If leaving before the quest is over
"Whoa! Hold up! If you go back, you'll leave me all by my lonesome self here! Well, if you gotta go, you gotta go. I'll stick around here for you."
  • Upon return
"Team Galactic's here, right? Let's go together! You won't regret teaming up! I'll keep your Pokémon healthy!"
  • After approaching the entrance to Heatran's room
"Here we are! Team Galactic's inside, right? This is it. No fooling around!"
  • Inside Heatran's room
"Hey, you! Team Galactic! What's going on here?!"
  • Outside with Looker
"Hey, don't sweat it, stranger. Give me that Magma Stone. I'll go put it back for you."
"Hey, stranger! I put the Magma Stone where it belongs. It'll be OK now. Heatran won't wake up. Probably. But, hey, <player>! You're an amazing Trainer! Swing by my place later. It's in the Survival Area. Be seeing you, stranger, <player>! Bye-bye!"

Survival Area

  • Outside
"Yo, if it isn't <player>! This! It's my place! Drop in, hey?"

The Battleground

  • First visit
"My place is open only to the toughest Trainers--I'm serious. You're supposed to be introduced by a Gym Leader, but you're special. Well, I'm off to Battle Frontier. I feel like seeing how far I can go up the Tower."
  • Before battle
"Ehehehe! You're here at last! Let's not waste time! Let's do this!"
No: "Huh, what? That takes the wind out of my sails. Well, since you're here, kick back, make yourself at home, and all that."
"What? What?! So we are going to battle?"
Yes: "...I'm telling you right now. I'm seriously tough. Act surprised!"
  • During battle
"Now this! This is a smoking-hot situation!"
  • When defeated
"Heeheehee! So hot, you!"
  • After being defeated
"Fweh! Too much! I guess I'll better my team at the Battle Tower."

The Battleground (variant)

  • Before battle
"One, there are no shortcuts in the way of Pokémon! Two... Nevermind that, let's do this!"
No: "Hey! This place! It's named the Battleground for a reason!"
"So? Do you feel like battling now?"
Yes: "I can feel my Pokémon shivering inside their Poké balls! It's out of anticipation, not fear!"
  • During battle
"Now this! This is a smoking-hot situation!"
  • When defeated
"Heeheehee! So hot, you!"
  • After being defeated
"Fweh! Too much! I guess I'll better my team on Stark Mountain!"

In the anime

Buck and his Baltoy in the anime

Buck made his anime appearance in Bucking the Treasure Trend! when Ash and his friends were on the ferry bound for Lily of the Valley Island. Unlike the other passengers who were headed for the Sinnoh League, Buck was actually traveling to a nearby island looking for treasures alongside his partner Baltoy.

Buck was a treasure hunter who was searching for rarities with the help of Baltoy's senses. With the help of Ash and the others, Buck was able to find the island's treasure, ancient pottery, and also managed to capture a powerful Claydol. He also revealed that he wanted to become an archaeology professor.

Pokémon

This listing is of Buck's Pokémon in the anime.

Buck's Baltoy
Baltoy
Buck's main Pokémon and his partner in treasure hunting is a Baltoy, which has the ability to sense when treasure is near and would indicate this to Buck by spinning. Baltoy is also a very powerful battler, as it was able to defeat the Claydol that was guarding the treasure hidden near Lily of the Valley Island.

Baltoy's known moves are Shadow Ball, Gyro Ball, and Solar Beam.

Debut Bucking the Treasure Trend!
Buck's Claydol
Claydol
Claydol was originally the last guardian of the treasure located near Lily of the Valley Island and was extremely powerful as it was easily able to stand out the attacks of Dawn's Piplup and Ash's Torterra. However, it was unable to defeat Buck's Baltoy in battle and was captured by Buck.

Claydol's known moves are Rapid Spin, Light Screen, Ice Beam, and Psybeam.

Debut Bucking the Treasure Trend!

Status unknown

Buck's Mantine
Mantine
Mantine was seen in a flashback as Buck was explaining his Baltoy's power. In the flashback, Buck was shown swimming underwater holding onto Mantine. It is unknown if this Mantine belongs to Buck.

None of Mantine's moves are known.

Debut Bucking the Treasure Trend!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 渡辺明乃 Akeno Watanabe
English Bryan Tyler
Polish Grzegorz Drojewski
Brazilian Portuguese Alex Minei
Spanish Latin America Bruno Coronel
Spain Álvaro de Juan

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Buck in Pokémon Adventures

Buck first makes an appearance in the Battleground battling with Marley. The battle goes without a conclusion as Buck notices Looker spying on them and chases after him while the officer escapes. Later, after Platinum defeats Darach at the Battle Castle, Buck makes his appearace, where he introduces himself to Platinum and Looker and takes off with Looker's photo of the Galactic Grunts convening on Stark Mountain.

He states that he has always admired Heatran, and will not stand for them tarnishing its home. However, in the process of climbing the mountain, the Grunts had begun to follow him. Buck battles the Grunts, but finds them hard to defeat due to the fact that every time he knocks them down, they just rise up again as if nothing had happened. Eventually, he opts for running and manages to lose the Grunts while finding the room with the Magma Stone.

Buck takes the Magma Stone from its resting place and successfully awakens Heatran, only for Charon to take it for his own. Buck tries to escape Charon's wrath, but Heatran is too powerful for him to escape. Eventually, Looker comes to his rescue, but finds Charon too powerful to defeat as well. Despite their best efforts, Charon defeats them, but they manage to escape and are badly wounded. With Platnum's Pokémon's help, Buck is put into the hospital, where his friends distress over his current condition, leading them to decide to take revenge on Charon.

After Charon is defeated, a now-healed Buck arrives to greet his friends at Sunyshore City. With Heatran free from Charon's control, Buck and his friends decide to take it back to its home on Stark Mountain.

Pokémon

Buck's Claydol
Claydol
Claydol is Buck's main Pokémon, and likewise the only one he has been seen using as of yet.

Claydol's known moves are Calm Mind, Sandstorm, and Teleport.

Debut Leaping Past Lopunny

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Buck or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Buck's Training Su Legends Awakened Uncommon 130/146 Cry from the Mysterious Uncommon  
      Heatran Half Deck    
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
 

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese バク Baku From 麦 baku, wheat. Could be derived from the 爆破 bakuha (explosion) which possibly refers to his training place, a blazing volcano.
English Buck From buckwheat. Also similar to Baku.
French Cornil Possibly from corn.
German Avenaro From avena, the scientific name of oat.
Italian Chicco Literally means grain.
Spanish Bulgur From bulgur, a cereal food.
Korean Maek maek means wheat (same as Japanese).
Chinese (Mandarin) 麥可 Màikě Similar to his Japanese name. Contains 麥 mài, wheat.


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