Dome Ace Tucker

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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.


Silver Symbol challenge

Gold Symbol challenge


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!"
  • When 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..."


  • 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!"
  • When 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!"

In the anime

Tucker in the anime

Tucker's only 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.


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

Tucker's 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's water and fire tornado, 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's known moves are Protect, Mud Shot, DynamicPunch, Water Gun, and Water Pulse.

Debut Tactics Theatrics!!
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Bill Rogers
Tucker's 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 fire and water tornado, 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's known moves are ExtremeSpeed, 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.


Tucker's 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. 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.

Debut VS Shedinja
Tucker's 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 ThunderPunch and a Rock Tomb.

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

Debut VS. Charizard I
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 most trusted Pokémon 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.


Tucker's 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 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.

None of Salamence's moves are known.

Debut Introducing the Frontier Brains!


  • Tucker's Swampert knows and used five moves in his battle versus Ash, while Pokémon are said to be able to learn only four moves at a time.
  • Tucker is the only Frontier Brain that Emerald didn't defeat to win the 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, he is also the only Brain who has never lost the fight to Emerald to yield him the Symbol, since the 10 Pokédex Holders had their own tournament instead.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ドームスーパースター ヒース Dome Superstar Heath From "heath," both a plant habitat and a family of plants.
English Dome Ace Tucker From tactics.
French Star Du Dôme Takim From tactique.
German Stadionstar Tasso From taktik.
Italian Astro Cupola Tolomeo
Spanish Astro Cúpula Tactio From tacticas.
Korean 돔슈퍼스타 하인즈 Dome Superstar Heinz German name, Similar to Heath
Chinese (Taiwan) 巨蛋超級巨星 希爾斯 Dome Superstar Xī'ěrsī Transliteration of his Japanese name.

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Ablity Symbol Battle Tower Ability Symbol
Salon Maiden
Spirits Symbol Battle Palace Spirits Symbol
Palace Maven
Knowledge Symbol Battle Factory Knowledge Symbol
Factory Head
Brave Symbol Battle Pyramid Brave Symbol
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Tactics Symbol Battle Dome Tactics Symbol
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Guts Symbol Battle Arena Guts Symbol
Arena Tycoon
Luck Symbol Battle Pike Luck Symbol
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