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Baku redirects here. If you were looking for the Pokémon based on the baku of Japanese mythology, see Drowzee and Hypno.

バク Baku
Diamond Pearl Buck.png
Art from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Gender Male
Hometown Survival Area
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Flint (older brother), unnamed grandfather
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Game animation debut The Magma Stone
English voice actor Bryce Papenbrook
Japanese voice actor Hiro Shimono
Anime debut Bucking the Treasure Trend!
English voice actor Bryan Tyler
Japanese voice actor Akeno Watanabe

Buck (Japanese: バク Baku) is a Pokémon Trainer from Sinnoh. He specializes in Pokémon with high Defense and Special Defense.

In the games

Buck is first seen in the Fight Area, where he overhears Barry talking to the player in Diamond and Pearl and watches the player battle with Barry against Volkner and Flint in Platinum.

Buck is one of the five Trainers who can join with the player during an event in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. He is a strong Trainer from the Survival Area which is close to Stark Mountain, where he loves to train. He appears at Stark Mountain and is part of the event required to catch Heatran.

He can tag team with the player at Sinnoh and Johto's Battle Tower, and in Platinum, he can be battled at the Battleground.

His grandfather runs and cooks at the Battleground while his older brother is Flint of the Sinnoh Elite Four.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Stark Mountain


Battle Tower

As the player's Multi Battle Partner, Buck uses Pokémon that excel in the Defense stat.

Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Stark Mountain