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'''Tad''' (Japanese: '''ヒデ''' ''Hide'') is a [[character of the day]] who appeared in ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]''.
 
'''Tad''' (Japanese: '''ヒデ''' ''Hide'') is a [[character of the day]] who appeared in ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]''.
   
Tad is a confident {{pkmn|Trainer}}, and prior to ''Charizard Chills'' he had competed against [[Trovita Gym]]'s [[Rudy]] and won his local town's most powerful Pokémon competition. In {{pkmn|battle}}, he uses the element of surprise and is not concerned with [[type]] matchups.
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Prior to ''Charizard Chills'', Tad had competed against [[Trovita Island]] [[Gym Leader]] [[Rudy]] and won his hometown's most powerful Pokémon competition. {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} met Tad after he almost ran them over with his boat, causing {{an|Misty}} to yell at him. Tad apologized and instantly recognized Ash, following Rudy's comments on his strength. At Tad's request, he and Ash competed in a two-on-two battle. Tad sent out his {{p|Poliwrath}}, and managed to defeat both [[Ash's Pikachu]] and {{AP|Charizard}}, the latter instance being only because Charizard refused to listen to Ash. He then told Ash that he would accept a [[rematch]] with him when he learned how to train his Charizard.
   
{{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} met Tad after he almost ran them over with his boat, causing {{an|Misty}} to yell at him. Tad apologized and instantly recognized Ash, following [[Trovita Island]] [[Gym Leader]] Rudy's comments on his strength. At Tad's request, he and Ash competed in a two-on-two battle. Tad sent out his {{p|Poliwrath}}, and managed to defeat both [[Ash's Pikachu]] and {{AP|Charizard}}, because Charizard refused to listen to Ash. He then told Ash that he would accept a rematch with him when he learned how to train his Charizard.
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The next day, Pikachu was captured by {{TRT}}. With Charizard now trusting him after the lengths he had gone to while trying to help him, Ash successfully rescued Pikachu. Tad, seeing what had happened, asked Ash if he was ready for the rematch. Ash accepted, and was able to defeat Poliwrath with Charizard, who knocked Poliwrath off its feet and subsequently used {{m|Seismic Toss}} on it.
 
The next day, Pikachu was stolen by {{TRT}}. With Charizard now trusting him after the lengths he had gone to while trying to help him, Ash successfully rescued Pikachu. Tad, seeing what happened, asked Ash if he was ready for the rematch. Ash accepted, and was able to defeat Tad's Poliwrath with Charizard, thanks to knocking Poliwrath off its feet and subsequently used its trademark {{m|Seismic Toss}} attack.
 
   
 
Tad told Ash that he hoped to meet him in the [[Orange League]], but he has not been seen since. However, he made a cameo appearance in a flashback in ''[[BW116|The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]'', when Ash remembered the time he battled Tad with his Charizard.
 
Tad told Ash that he hoped to meet him in the [[Orange League]], but he has not been seen since. However, he made a cameo appearance in a flashback in ''[[BW116|The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]'', when Ash remembered the time he battled Tad with his Charizard.
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|desc=As a sign of its strength, {{p|Poliwrath}} proudly wears its golden championship belt that it won in a local competition. Tad sent out his Poliwrath against [[Ash's Pikachu]]. Despite the [[type]] advantage, Pikachu ended up losing, with Tad's Poliwrath using Double Team to exhaust Pikachu electricity by attacking with Poliwrath's physical attacks. Hypnosis followed by Water Gun led to Pikachu's defeat. Ash then proceeded to sent out his {{AP|Charizard}}, but Charizard refused to listen to Ash's orders, and kept using {{m|Flamethrower}} against the {{type|Water}} Pokémon. The battle ended when Tad had his Poliwrath [[status condition|freeze]] Charizard with Ice Beam.
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|desc=As a sign of its strength, {{p|Poliwrath}} proudly wears the golden championship belt that it won in a local competition. Tad sent out Poliwrath against [[Ash's Pikachu]]. Despite having the [[type]] advantage, Pikachu ended up losing, with Poliwrath using Double Team to exhaust Pikachu's electricity before using a combination of Hypnosis and Water Gun. Ash then proceeded to sent out his {{AP|Charizard}}, but Charizard refused to listen to Ash's orders, and kept using {{m|Flamethrower}} against the {{type|Water}} Pokémon. The battle ended when Tad had his Poliwrath {{status|freeze}} Charizard with Ice Beam.
   
The next day it had a rematch against Ash's now controlled Charizard, who finally knocked Poliwrath out with its {{m|Seismic Toss}}.
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The next day, it had a rematch against Ash's now controlled Charizard, who finally knocked Poliwrath out with its {{m|Seismic Toss}}.
   
It reappeared in a flashback in ''[[BW116|The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]'', when Ash remembered the time when Charizard battled Poliwrath and got frozen, and also when Charizard had a rematch.
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It reappeared in a flashback in ''[[BW116|The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]'', when Ash remembered the time when Charizard battled Poliwrath and got frozen, and also when Charizard had the rematch.
   
 
Poliwrath's known moves are {{m|Double Team}}, {{m|Hypnosis}}, {{m|Water Gun}}, {{m|Ice Beam}}, {{m|Mega Kick}}, and {{m|Body Slam}}{{tt|*|Unseen; the move was interrupted mid-use}}.}}
 
Poliwrath's known moves are {{m|Double Team}}, {{m|Hypnosis}}, {{m|Water Gun}}, {{m|Ice Beam}}, {{m|Mega Kick}}, and {{m|Body Slam}}{{tt|*|Unseen; the move was interrupted mid-use}}.}}

Revision as of 05:48, 4 September 2018

Tad

Tad (Japanese: ヒデ Hide) is a character of the day who appeared in Charizard Chills.

Prior to Charizard Chills, Tad had competed against Trovita Island Gym Leader Rudy and won his hometown's most powerful Pokémon competition. Ash and his friends met Tad after he almost ran them over with his boat, causing Misty to yell at him. Tad apologized and instantly recognized Ash, following Rudy's comments on his strength. At Tad's request, he and Ash competed in a two-on-two battle. Tad sent out his Poliwrath, and managed to defeat both Ash's Pikachu and Charizard, the latter instance being only because Charizard refused to listen to Ash. He then told Ash that he would accept a rematch with him when he learned how to train his Charizard.

The next day, Pikachu was captured by Team Rocket. With Charizard now trusting him after the lengths he had gone to while trying to help him, Ash successfully rescued Pikachu. Tad, seeing what had happened, asked Ash if he was ready for the rematch. Ash accepted, and was able to defeat Poliwrath with Charizard, who knocked Poliwrath off its feet and subsequently used Seismic Toss on it.

Tad told Ash that he hoped to meet him in the Orange League, but he has not been seen since. However, he made a cameo appearance in a flashback in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!, when Ash remembered the time he battled Tad with his Charizard.

Pokémon

This listing is of Tad's known Pokémon:

Tad's Poliwrath

Tad's Poliwrath in the Best Wishes series flashback
Poliwrath
As a sign of its strength, Poliwrath proudly wears the golden championship belt that it won in a local competition. Tad sent out Poliwrath against Ash's Pikachu. Despite having the type advantage, Pikachu ended up losing, with Poliwrath using Double Team to exhaust Pikachu's electricity before using a combination of Hypnosis and Water Gun. Ash then proceeded to sent out his Charizard, but Charizard refused to listen to Ash's orders, and kept using Flamethrower against the Water-type Pokémon. The battle ended when Tad had his Poliwrath freeze Charizard with Ice Beam.

The next day, it had a rematch against Ash's now controlled Charizard, who finally knocked Poliwrath out with its Seismic Toss.

It reappeared in a flashback in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!, when Ash remembered the time when Charizard battled Poliwrath and got frozen, and also when Charizard had the rematch.

Poliwrath's known moves are Double Team, Hypnosis, Water Gun, Ice Beam, Mega Kick, and Body Slam*.

Debut Charizard Chills
Voice actors
Japanese Unsho Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart

Tad also has at least one other Pokémon, as he had intended to use a total of two Pokémon against Ash. However, as Poliwrath had defeated both Pikachu and Charizard, this second Pokémon was never seen.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 真殿光昭 Mitsuaki Madono
English Addie Blaustein (EP105)
Norwegian Tommy Karlsen
Polish Robert Ostolski
Brazilian Portuguese Sílvio Giraldi
Spanish Latin America Irwin Daayán
Spain Rafa Romero

Trivia

  • Tad's English name is a reference to his Pokémon, Poliwrath, who is referred to by the Pokédex as a "'Tadpole Pokémon."
  • Tad has a striking resemblance to Tracey Sketchit. Also, both of their dub names begin with a T and both wear headbands.
    • In a scene of the episode Tad appears in, Tracey's headband is colored green like Tad's, though his is usually pink.
  • The belt that Tad's Poliwrath is wearing greatly resembles to the P1 Grand Prix's belt that Ash's Primeape wears at the end of The Punchy Pokémon. It is very possible that Tad is born, or lives in the city where the P1 Grand Prix takes place, as he mentions it himself.
  • Tad mentions that he hopes to compete against Ash in the Orange League, but it was later shown that the Orange League does not involve a championship competition like the Indigo League. This may be a dub error.
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