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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
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

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.


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.


  • 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()
泳圈男女 Yǒngquān-nǚ()
France Flag.png French Flotteur
Germany Flag.png German Planscher
Italy Flag.png Italian Ciambellino ()
Ciambellina ()
Spain Flag.png Spanish Playero ()
Playera ()

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
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
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

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

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis and BroSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
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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