Tina

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Tina
リッカ Ricca
Masters Tina.png
Model from Pokémon Masters EX
Gender Female
Eye color Red
Hair color Red
Hometown Unknown
Region Pasio (original region unknown)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation VIII - IX
Games Masters EX
English voice actor Rachelle Heger[1]
Japanese voice actor Ayahi Takagaki

Tina (Japanese: リッカ Ricca) is a character introduced in Pokémon Masters EX. She forms a sync pair with Flareon. This pair can be obtained through a Poké Fair sync pair scout beginning on September 4, 2023. This pair can be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX since it first released.

In the games

Personality

Tina is an energetic, cheerful, optimistic person who enjoys spending time with her Pokémon and making memories with them. She believes that getting stronger is pointless if the Trainer forgets about their bond with their Pokémon, and she'd rather be with a Pokémon that she's shared memories with than one that's rare or strong. She wants to treasure each encounter she has with Pokémon, so she gets excited about what kinds of cities and Pokémon she'll see while she's traveling. She is really good at running and jumping, but she has trouble studying and often forgets things. She has been friends with Paulo ever since they were little, and he sometimes tutors her in math.

History

As little children, Tina and Paulo took care of a wild Dratini together, each vowing to go on a journey with Dratini and challenge the Champion. One day, Dratini was caught by a Collector who wished to profit from the products that could be made of Dratini's shed skin. Tina was distraught at having to say goodbye to Dratini like that, while Paulo became fixated on becoming stronger so that he'd never have to experience things like that again.

Eventually, both Tina and Paulo left their hometown to start their journeys. On her travels, Tina visited a Pokémon graveyard and listened to the stories of the Trainers who came to visit graves. Those stories made her realize that no matter what, the time she has with her Pokémon is limited, so she began to think that she should make the most of that time.

Villain Arc

Tina first arrives on Pasio soon after the end of the first Pokémon Masters League tournament. She feels dismayed upon learning that she missed the tournament, but congratulates Paulo on making it to the main tournament, despite him losing early on. She immediately starts training in preparation for the next tournament, but during one training match, she notices Paulo using an uncharacteristically reckless tactic to win. Later, Tina and Paulo are confronted by a pair of Team Rocket Grunts, but before they can beat them, Giovanni and several more Grunts appear, easily overwhelming Tina and Paulo with their sheer numbers. However, Giovanni lets them off the hook, prioritizing his big schemes over minor Pokémon theft.

This defeat causes Paulo to start relying on Pokémon he loans from Lear instead of his Rockruff to become stronger, which Tina disapproves of. The two are approached by Colress, who explains how both good and bad people can use sync stones, because even evil connections still count as connections. Looker also requests that the two bodyguard Colress from Team Rocket, which they accept. Later, meeting up with the player and Colress, Tina asks their help in stopping Paulo's obsessive pursuit of strength. While they accept, Colress emphasizes that both making memories and becoming stronger are equally valid viewpoints, and that one shouldn't be completely rejected in favor of the other.

Tina is later kidnapped by the Shadow Triad on Ghetsis's orders in order to force Paulo to bring Hoopa to him in exchange for her safety. However, immediately upon Paulo's arrival, Ghetsis eats his words and says he'll keep using Tina as leverage. Paulo attempts to free her, but is overpowered by Ghetsis and the Shadow Triad. When Paulo's Rockruff is seemingly disintegrated by Kyurem, Paulo's anger peaks, allowing him to take control of Hoopa with his sync stone and transform it into its Unbound form. After driving Team Plasma away, Paulo leaves to use Hoopa Unbound's power to start eradicating evil from the world, ignoring Tina's objections.

After Paulo's confrontation with Team Rocket has ended with Hoopa falling under Giovanni's control and Paulo understanding the error of his ways, Tina reveals that Rockruff is still alive, with Hoopa having transported it away before Kyurem's attack hit it. She had later found it and brought it to the Pokémon Center to recover. With Paulo's fighting spirit restored, he, Tina, and the player leave to confront Giovanni, with Tina carrying a device made by Colress that should be able to restore Hoopa to normal. Making their way through Team Rocket's forces, they eventually reach Giovanni at the Champion Stadium and battle him. Tina's Flareon ultimately succeeds in restoring Hoopa to normal, causing all the Legendary Pokémon summoned by Hoopa to disappear. With this, Giovanni calls off Team Rocket's attack and retreats for now, allowing Tina and her friends to resume training in earnest.

Special events

The Classic Thunderbolt

While walking along the beach on Pasio, the player (Scottie or Bettie) and Tina find Ash passed out due to hunger. They take Ash to Lear to get him some food, then agree to help Ash get accustomed to Pasio. After watching the player battle Ash and show him what a sync move is, Tina battles Ash. While battling, Tina fails to perform a sync move with her Flareon, while Ash successfully performs his first sync move with his Pikachu and wins the battle. Tina shrugs off this failure, saying that they just need more practice, although she mentions that this has never happened before. Ash's Pikachu tries to cheer up Flareon, only for Flareon to scare him away. Tina asks Flareon why he is acting so rude, only for him to lash out at Tina and run away. Tina is shocked, as she and Flareon never fought when he was an Eevee. However, he has become a bit feisty ever since he evolved. Ash tells Tina that her Flareon is just going through a rebellious stage; he went through a similar situation before, but everything turned out fine in the end. Ash assures Tina that she and Flareon will be fine because Flareon is important to her. The player, Ash, and Tina then head off to search for Flareon.

After searching for Flareon for a while with no success, Tina starts to suspect that he was stolen by some of the bad people on the island. Suddenly, Team Break shows up saying that Tina will never get her Flareon back. After Tina briefs Ash on who Team Break is, he asks them what they meant, and they reveal that Tina's Flareon has joined them. The player and Ash battle Team Break to get Flareon back, but Ash has difficulty going all out against a friend's Pokémon and the player's Pikachu is knocked out by Team Break's other Pokémon. Tina is distraught at this turn of events, but Ash encourages her to not give up and tell Flareon how she feels. Tina apologizes to Flareon for being a bad Trainer and not understanding his feelings. She says she wants to be by Flareon's side no matter what, because Flareon is her partner and she hates being separated from him. Tina's Flareon is moved by her speech, and Team Break is annoyed that Flareon is still loyal to his Trainer. They send a Crobat to knock him out, but Ash takes the attack to protect Flareon. Tina is surprised by Ash's actions, and Ash tells Flareon that Tina will never replace him, prompting Flareon to return to her side. Once Flareon reunites with Tina, Ash and Pikachu knock out Team Break's Crobat with ease. Once Team Break runs away, Ash, the player, and Tina celebrate their victory.

Later, Ash guesses that Flareon was just jealous and thought that Tina was going to be taken away from him because he lost to Pikachu. Ash then invites Tina to battle again to cheer her up from the day's events, and the two proceed to battle.

Blazing Battle with Ash

While walking through Centra City, the player (Scottie or Bettie), Ash, and Tina notice a crowd has gathered to watch an announcement that Lear is making. He announces a single battle tournament called the "Single Master Challenge Cup" for Trainers who just arrived on Pasio, with the winner being able to challenge the leader of the team that won the first-ever PML: the player. This shocks the whole group, especially the player, and Tina is surprised that the player didn't know anything about this beforehand. Ash wonders why the tournament is for single battles instead of Pasio's standard team battles; Tina guesses that it's because the tournament is for Trainers who are new to Pasio, and they'll be able to do better in a battle format they're used to. Tina and Ash both decide to enter the tournament and vow to win the whole thing.

Tina's first match in the tournament is a close battle, and it comes down to both Tina and her opponent having one Pokémon left. Tina sends out Flareon, while her opponent sends out Carracosta. Tina realizes she's at a type disadvantage, but following Ash's example, she says she won't give up until the end. Unfortunately, Tina's Flareon is defeated, eliminating her from the tournament.

Tina joins the audience to watch the rest of the tournament, receiving compliments from Rosa and Gloria on her great battle when she first arrives. During Ash's match against the player, Tina is shocked when Ash defeats the player's Solgaleo. At the end of the tournament, Tina joins Lear and the player to congratulate Ash on winning. Afterwards, she joins the player and Ash for a team battle against Lear, Rachel, and Sawyer.

Flareon

Tina
リッカ Ricca
No. 176
Description This Trainer came to Pasio from another region. She is Paulo’s childhood friend, and they challenge each other as rivals. She cherishes the time she spends with her Pokémon more than anything.
Masters0136.png Masters025W.png Type FireIC Masters.png Fire
Move type FireIC Masters.png Fire
Role Masters Support.png Support
Base Potential ★★★★☆☆EX
Flareon Weakness GroundIC Masters.png Ground
If it inhales deeply, that’s a sign it’s about to attack. Prepare to be hit by flames of over 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit!
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 606 132 200 112 229 244
Lv. 140, Max Potential 686 172 240 152 269 284
Mega Flareon
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Tina is exclusive to Poké Fair scouts. She was available in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Double Feature Poké Fair Scout (September 4 to October 4, 2023)
  • Red Mix Scout (November 1, 2023 to May 1, 2024)
  • 5★-Select Poké Fair Scout ×15 (C) (December 31, 2023 to January 31, 2024)
  • 10-Pair Scout (Max 100 Pairs) (February 19 to March 25, 2024)

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Flame Charge Fire
FireIC Masters.png
Physical 2 30 36 100% An opponent Raises the user’s Speed by 1 stat rank.
Dire Hit All + None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks.
Charm Fairy
FairyIC Masters.png
Status 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target’s Attack by 2 stat ranks.
We’re Going Too! None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the Attack, Defense, Sp. Def, and Speed of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank.
Sync moves
Warm Feelings Fire Impact Fire
FireIC Masters.png
Physical 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX effect: The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Catalytic Infliction Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play the first time the user’s Pokémon uses a status move each battle.
Team Mind-Bracing Infliction 2 Raises the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks the first time the user’s Pokémon uses a status move each battle.
Endurance When the user enters battle with full HP, applies the Enduring effect to it.
Theme Skills
Type Fire Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
Other Free Spirit Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Other Passionate Spirit Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Expedition Skills
Masters Wistful Crystal icon.pngWistful ↑ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
Masters Wistful Crystal icon.pngWistful Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Tina and Flareon is an expanded grid, made available since the pair first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 2
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 4 48 2
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Flame Charge: Power +3 Flame Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Flame Charge: Power +3 Flame Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Flame Charge: Power +3 Flame Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Flame Charge: Power +3 Flame Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Flame Charge: Power +3 Flame Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Flame Charge: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Flame Charge: Scorching Touch 4 Has a chance (50%) of leaving the target burned when the user’s attack move against it is successful. 8 96 2
Charm: Move Gauge Refresh 9 Charges the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 10 120 3
Charm: Flabbergast 2 Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target confused when a move targeting that opponent is successful. 10 120 2
Dire Hit All +: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
We’re Going Too!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Flameproof Prevents the user from getting burned. 5 60 1
Quick Cure Removes the confused, flinching, and trapped conditions from the user the first time they are inflicted each battle. 7 84 2
Speeding Sun 2 Quickly charges the move gauge when the weather is sunny. 9 108 2
Team Sentry Entry 1 Raises the Defense of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user enters a battle. 10 120 2
Team Wise Entry 1 Raises the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user enters a battle. 10 120 2
Healing Sun 1 Restores the user’s HP whenever its Pokémon takes an action while the weather is sunny. 8 96 3
First Aid 4 Restores the user’s HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
Team Sync Regen Applies the Gradual Healing effect to all allied sync pairs after the user uses a sync move. 10 120 3
Trip Up 9 Lowers the target’s Speed by one stat rank when the user’s attack move against it is successful. 10 120 3
Team Inflict and Heal 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring the HP of all allied sync pairs when a status move used by the user’s Pokémon is successful. 10 120 3
Catalyst Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play the first time the user’s sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
Fire Guard Reduces damage when the user is attacked by Fire-type moves. 10 120 3
Warm Feelings Fire Impact: Power +25 Warm Feelings Fire Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Warm Feelings Fire Impact: Power +25 Warm Feelings Fire Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Other Pokémon

Tina has two other Pokémon besides Flareon, which she used in the Single Master Challenge Cup during the special event Blazing Battle with Ash. However, nothing is known about the identities of these Pokémon.

Flashback

In the special event The Classic Thunderbolt, Tina reminisces about her Eevee before it evolved into a Flareon.

Masters0133.png
Eevee

Appearances

Story appearances

Tina appears in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

  • A Day with Tina

Quotes

Main article: Tina/Quotes

Gallery

Tina Mindscape.png Masters Villain Arc Paulo Interlude artwork.png
Tina's sync move mindscape Artwork from the Paulo
chapter of the Villain Arc
VSTina Masters.png Spr Masters Tina 2.png VSTina EX Masters.png Spr Masters Tina EX.png
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
Tina Emote 1 Masters.png Tina Emote 2 Masters.png Tina Emote 3 Masters.png Tina Emote 4 Masters.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Trivia

  • The internal data of Pokémon Masters prior to version 1.4.0 had initially listed Tina as Camilla (Japanese: サザンカ Sazanka). The data had remained unused and was removed in subsequent versions, before it was added back in version 2.15.0 with the character officially introduced in the main story under her current name. This may have been due to her initial name being the same as Sanqua's in Japanese, German, Spanish, Italian, and Korean.
  • In The Classic Thunderbolt special event, Tina is revealed to have owned her Flareon ever since he was an Eevee.
  • In her sync pair story, Tina says she debated on what her Eevee should evolve into. She considered Vaporeon or Glaceon because they are nice and chilly, or Jolteon for its speed, but ultimately settled on Flareon because she felt its burning flames and passion were the best fit for her.
  • All versions of Tina use special voice-over lines upon entering a team that contains certain Trainers (regardless of their partner Pokémon). Those Trainers include Scottie, Bettie, and Paulo.
    • Tina also uses special voice-over lines upon winning a battle with Paulo in the same team.

Origin

Flareon's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese リッカ Ricca
English Tina
German, French Rika Similar to her Japanese name
Spanish Rina Similar to her Japanese and English name
Italian Lena Similar to her English name
Korean 리카 Rika Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 俐卡 Lìkǎ Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 俐卡 Leihkā

Camilla

Language Name Origin
Japanese サザンカ Sazanka From 山茶花 sazanka (sasanqua camellia)
English Camilla From camellia
German Sazanka Transcription of her Japanese name
Spanish Sasha From Camellia sasanqua (scientific name of sasanqua camellia)
French Camélia From camélia (camellia)
Italian Amelia From camèlia (camellia)
Korean 산다화 Sandahwa From 산다화 (山茶花) sandahwa (sasanqua camellia)
Chinese (Mandarin) 山茶 Shānchá From 山茶 shānchá / sāanchàh (camellia)
Chinese (Cantonese) 山茶 Sāanchàh


We're Going Too!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ウチらもいくぞ! Uchi-ra mo Iku zo!
Mandarin Chinese 我們也上吧! Wǒmen yě shàng ba!
France Flag.png French On est prêts à y aller !
Germany Flag.png German Wir halten Schritt!
Italy Flag.png Italian Facciamoci valere!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 우리도가자! Uridogaja
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Pongámonos las pilas!

Warm Feelings Fire Impact

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 温かな想いが燃える ファイアーインパクト Atatakana Omoi ga Moeru Faiā Inpakuto
Mandarin Chinese 燃起溫暖心意之 火之衝擊 Ránqǐ Wēnnuǎn Xīnyì zhī Huǒ-zhī Chōngjí
France Flag.png French Un cœur tout feu tout flamme ! Impact Feu !
Germany Flag.png German Feuerstoß der herzlichen Gefühle
Italy Flag.png Italian Impatto Fuoco dei sentimenti ardenti
South Korea Flag.png Korean 따뜻한 마음이 타오르는 파이어임팩트 Ttatteushan Ma-eum-i Taoreuneun Paieo Impaekteu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Impacto Fuego de Sentimientos Cálidos


References

  1. Rachelle Heger on Twitter
  2. In Pokémon Masters EX, a Day with Tina:"Flareon... or really, Eevee...was the very first Pokémon I got when I started out as a Trainer."



Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaineChase
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariReiRileyDahliaVolo
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenoraBrycen-ManBellelba
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDanaKatherineTierno
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEvePetey
Paldea NemonaPennyIonoGrushaGeetaJacqRikaPoppy
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckKiyoShadow TriadTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break


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