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Dome Ace Tucker

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Tucker
ヒース Heath
Emerald Dome Ace Tucker.png
Art from Emerald
Gender Male
Eye color Red violet
Hair color Red violet
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn*/Kanto*
Trainer class Dome Ace
(Frontier Brain)
Generation III
Games Pokémon Emerald
Brain of Battle Dome
Symbol Tactics Symbol
Anime debut Tactics Theatrics!!
English voice actor Bill Rogers
Japanese voice actor Kenta Miyake

Dome Ace Tucker (Japanese: ドームスーパースター ヒース Dome Superstar Heath) is the Frontier Brain and commissioner of the Battle Frontier's Battle Dome. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Dome Ace (Japanese: ドームスーパースター Dome Superstar).

In the games

Tucker is a superstar and enjoys the sound of a crowd chanting his name. He prefaces battles with narcissistic comments, and if he loses, turns over the Tactics Symbol to the Trainer's Frontier Pass.

Pokémon

Tucker uses two of these Pokémon when battling the player.

Silver Symbol challenge



Gold Symbol challenge



Quotes

Initial battle

  • Before battle
"Ahahah! Do you hear it? This crowd! They're all itching to see our match! Ahahah! I bet you're twitching all over from the tension of getting to battle me! But don't worry about a thing! I'm the no. 1 star of the Battle Dome! I, Tucker the Dome Ace, will bathe you in a brilliant glow! Your strategy! Let's see it! The final match! <player> versus the Dome Ace, Tucker! Let the battle begin!"
  • Being defeated
"Grr... What the..."
  • After being defeated
His assistant: "Unbelievable! It's incredible! The victor is <player>!"
Tucker: "Rules are rules! Let me see your Frontier Pass."
"... ... ... ... ... ... I sorely underestimate you. I won't make the same mistake next time..."

Rematch

  • Before battle
"Ah... The pummeling roar of the crowd... Their furnace-like heat of excitement... This is a wonderful place... To the crowd, I am the Dome Ace... I represent their hopes and dreams... I must never fade from their sight... I must burn! Brighter and more brilliant! I must light all the gather here! I will unleash all the power that I possess! Right here and now! The final match! <player> versus the Dome Ace, Tucker! Let the battle begin!"
  • Being defeated
"Ahahaha! You're inspiring!"
  • After being defeated
His assistant: "Unbelievable! It's incredible! The victor is <player>!"
Tucker: "You're genuinely fantastic! Never before! I haven't ever lost in the times I've had to unleash my power. Yes, quite fantastic! Your Frontier Pass, please?"
"You're strong above all, you have a unique charm! In you, I see a definite potential for a superstar like me. I will very much look forward to our next encounter!"

Sprites

Spr E Tucker.png Tucker OD.png
Sprite from
Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Emerald

In the anime

Tucker in the anime

Tucker's only major anime appearance was in the episode Tactics Theatrics!!.

In the anime, Tucker is a big superstar. He likes to entertain others, and he has many fans. Automatically before the battle, he allows challengers to send in their Pokémon from other locations. Even though Ash was allowed to do this, he still used two Pokémon from his current party, Corphish and Swellow.

Tucker used his Arcanine and Swampert in a Double Battle against Ash. The battle took place in the Battle Dome in front of a large audience. Tucker was defeated by Ash, although he held a strong start for a while with his Pokémon's teamwork and strategy, including the use of the 'Fusion of Fire and Water', an advanced combination which involved trapping the opponents in a water and fire whirlwind (a technique which May later adapted into her own battling style).

Tucker was also seen in a flashback in Channeling the Battle Zone!, and again in A Pyramiding Rage!.

Pokémon

This listing is of Tucker's known Pokémon in the anime:

Tucker's Swampert
Swampert
Swampert was one of the two Pokémon that battled against Ash's Corphish and Ash's Swellow, and gave Ash a run for his money. Swampert and Arcanine seemed like a perfect combination, taking advantage of Arcanine's speed and its defense as stated by Brock in the episode. In the Double Battle, Swampert's main target was Corphish. Even though it looked bad for Ash, after Tucker used the Fusion of Fire and Water, Corphish and Swellow gained their fighting spirit and came back to win the match for Ash. Swampert was defeated by a devastating Aerial Ace from Swellow.

Swampert made an appearance in a flashback in A Pyramiding Rage!.

Swampert's known moves are Protect, Mud Shot, Dynamic Punch, Water Gun, and Water Pulse.

Debut Tactics Theatrics!!
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Bill Rogers
Tucker's Arcanine
Arcanine
The other Pokémon Tucker used was Arcanine. Swampert and Arcanine were a perfect combination, taking advantage of Arcanine's speed and Swampert's defense. Even though it looked bad for Ash, after Tucker's Fusion of Fire and Water, Corphish and Swellow gained their fighting spirit and with the help of some strategy of Ash's, they were able to win the match. Arcanine was defeated by a devastating Crabhammer from Ash's Corphish.

Arcanine made an appearance in a flashback in A Pyramiding Rage!.

Arcanine's known moves are Extreme Speed, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, and Aerial Ace.

Debut Tactics Theatrics!!
Voice actors
Japanese Chie Satō
English Chie Satō

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 三宅健太 Kenta Miyake
English Bill Rogers
Italian Claudio Moneta
Brazilian Portuguese Sérgio Corcetti
Spanish Latin America Irwin Daayán
Spain Juan Antonio García Sainz de la Maza

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Tucker in the Pokémon Adventures manga

At the beginning of the Battle Frontier saga, Tucker was assaulted by Emerald while riding to the Battle Frontier Opening Ceremony on his Salamence. Tucker was promptly tied up and thrown backstage during the opening ceremony, where he is found by the other Brains after Emerald bumps into them, thinking that Scott was a desk attendant. They untie him and he starts yelling at Emerald, on stage. Scott tells him to be quiet, and Tucker grows a flaming grudge against Emerald. Tucker bears witness to Emerald's victory over Noland, and immediately tries to make the boy come to his facility. However, the Battle Dome is actually Emerald's fifth challenge, and the only one he lost.

Unlike the games, Tucker actually takes part in the tournaments rather than just challenging a Trainer after winning a set number of tournaments. He also says that in accordance with tournament rules, the winner of the tournament, whether it be him, Emerald, or someone else, will receive the Symbol. However, he also adds that he won't lose, and is the only Brain to be able to defeat Emerald, if only because he switched out his entire party.

Pokémon

Tucker's Salamence
Salamence
Salamence is Tucker's main Pokémon. It has been used outside of the Battle Frontier and as a mode of flight transportation. Emerald hitched a ride on Salamence at one point when he wanted to have access to the Battle Frontier. It first was used in battle against Sapphire's Rono with the results of its specific battle unseen. When Emerald was about to challenge Tucker, Sapphire mentions that Salamence will go up first according to the sequence of his Pokémon, having lost to it in the semi-finals against Tucker. However, this wasn't the case as Charizard went up instead.

Salamence's known moves are Flamethrower and Fire Blast, and its Ability is Intimidate.

Debut VS Shedinja
Tucker's Charizard
Charizard
Charizard was sent out during Emerald's challenge against Tucker. Charizard was a tough opponent as it was able to defeat both Emerald's Alakazam and Metagross while withstanding a Thunder Punch and a Rock Tomb.

Charizard's known moves are Flamethrower, Earthquake, and Overheat.

Debut VS Charizard I
Mentioned
Metagross
When Ruby was wondering the sequence of Tucker's Pokémon, Sapphire mentions that Metagross will go last. However, since Charizard defeated Emerald's Pokémon single-handedly, Metagross was not seen.
Debut VS Charizard I

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Tucker in the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Tucker makes an appearance in Introducing the Frontier Brains! where he introduces himself and his two Pokémon (while admiring them) to Enta. He battles Enta in a Double Battle. He was able to defeat Enta's Vulpix but lost to his Feebas after it activated Swift Swim when Enta's Vulpix blew a hole in the roof with Flamethrower earlier. Tucker then tells Enta that his Feebas wouldn't have stood a chance against his Pokémon due to it being ugly. After the battle, Feebas evolves into Milotic, proving Tucker wrong.

Pokémon

Tucker's Swampert
Swampert
Swampert was sent out in a Double Battle alongside Salamence against Enta's Vulpix and Feebas. It was able to defeat Vulpix but lost to Feebas.

Swampert's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Introducing the Frontier Brains!
Tucker's Salamence
Salamence
Salamence was sent out in a double battle alongside Swampert against Enta's Vulpix and Feebas. It was able to defeat Vulpix but lost to Feebas.

Salamence's only known move is Rock Slide.

Debut Introducing the Frontier Brains!

Trivia

  • Tucker is the only Frontier Brain whom Emerald didn't defeat to win a Symbol, aside from Anabel, who simply awarded him her Ability Symbol for having battled with her fairly while she was under Guile's control. In turn, Tucker is also the only Brain who never lost a fight with Emerald to yield him a Symbol, since the 10 Pokédex holders had their own tournament instead.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒース Heath From heath, both a family of plants and a plant habitat
English Tucker From tactics
French Takim From tactique, tactics
German Tasso From taktik, tactics
Italian Tolomeo Italian form of the name Ptolemy, meaning warlike or son of war
Spanish Tactio From tacticas, tactics
Korean 하인즈 Heinz German name. Similar to Heath
Chinese (Mandarin) 希爾斯 / 希尔斯 Xī'ěrsī Transliteration of his Japanese name.


Dome Ace

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドームスーパースター Dome Superstar
Mandarin Chinese 巨蛋超級巨星 / 巨蛋超级巨星 Jùdàn Chāojíjùxīng
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kupuässä
France Flag.png European French Star Du Dôme
Germany Flag.png German Stadionstar
Italy Flag.png Italian Astro Cupola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 돔슈퍼스타 Dome Superstar
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Astro Cúpula


EmeraldBFLogo.png Hoenn Battle Frontier EmeraldBFLogo.png
Ablity Symbol Battle Tower Ability Symbol
Anabel
Salon Maiden
Anabel
Spirits Symbol Battle Palace Spirits Symbol
Spenser
Palace Maven
Spenser
Knowledge Symbol Battle Factory Knowledge Symbol
Noland
Factory Head
Noland
Brave Symbol Battle Pyramid Brave Symbol
Brandon
Pyramid King
Brandon
Tactics Symbol Battle Dome Tactics Symbol
Tucker
Dome Ace
Tucker
Guts Symbol Battle Arena Guts Symbol
Greta
Arena Tycoon
Greta
Luck Symbol Battle Pike Luck Symbol
Lucy
Pike Queen
Lucy


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Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEAqua LeaderSEAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug Catcher
Bug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon 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

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