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Tuber (Trainer class)

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Tuber
うきわボーイ/うきわガール
Inner Tube Boy/Inner Tube Girl
Spr DP Tuber M.pngSpr DP Tuber F.png
Male and female Tuber sprites from Generation IV
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Gender Both
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Anime debut [[]]
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A Tuber (Japanese: うきわボーイ Inner Tube Boy and うきわガール Inner Tube Girl) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They are young children in inner tubes that are learning to swim. They come in male and female versions. They appear to be younger versions of Swimmers. The prize money for defeating them is generally low.

When male Tubers are paired with female Swimmers in Double Battles, they are called Sis and Bros.

They generally use a combination of Water-type and Normal-type Pokémon—particularly Marill, Zigzagoon, and their related forms.

Appearance

Spr RS Tuber M.pngSpr RS Tuber F.png Spr FRLG Tuber.png Spr DP Tuber M.pngSpr DP Tuber F.png
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Generation IV
Tuber m RSE OD.pngTuber f RSE OD.png Tuber FRLG OD.png Tuber m OD.pngTuber f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprites from
Generation IV

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


Pokémon Platinum


In the manga

A Tuber in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Tuber makes a cameo while the main characters visit Veilstone City. He first appears in Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu I. His friend was supposed to challenge Maylene but she mixed the Tuber and his friends with the three main characters, due to the main characters possessing an item that made landing attacks easier she had heard the kids talking about. He, together with his friends, is seen entering the Battle Frontier in VS Porygon-Z.

Trivia

  • In FireRed and LeafGreen, there are no male Tubers, and the male version of the Trainer class is not even programmed into the games, despite there being a Sis and Bro (which is comprised of a female Swimmer and male Tuber). It is possible that a true male Tuber class would have used different colors, as the male Tuber in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald uses a different color palette than the female Swimmer, requiring them to be changed for the Sis and Bro class.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 泳圈男 Yǒngquān-nán ()
泳圈女 Yǒngquān-nǚ ()
France Flag.png French Flotteur
Germany Flag.png German Planscher
Italy Flag.png Italian Ciambellino ()
Ciambellina ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 튜브보이 Tube Boy ()
튜브걸 Tube Girl ()
Spain Flag.png Spanish Playero ()
Playera ()



Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
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Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Only in Trainer Tower:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Only in the Battle FrontierHGSS:

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
TuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Aqua AdminSEAqua LeaderSEAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherBug Maniac
CamperChampionCollectorCooltrainerDragon TamerElite FourExpertFishermanGentlemanGuitarist
Hex ManiacHikerInterviewerKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREMagma LeaderRENinja Boy
Old CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPokéfanPokéManiacPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPKMN Breeder
PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidSis and BroSr. and Jr.Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSETeam Magma GruntRETriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Arena TycoonEDome AceEFactory HeadEPalace MavenEPike QueenEPyramid KingESalon MaidenE
Secret Base ExpertORAS
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBelle & PaBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameraman
CamperChampionClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite Four
FishermanGalactic BossGalactic GruntGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
PolicemanPsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkier
SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt
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