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This article is about the Frontier Brain whose Japanese name is Heath. For other uses, see Heath (disambiguation).
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 (games)
Kanto (anime)
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

Tucker (Japanese: ヒース 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 core series games

Tucker is a superstar and enjoys the sound of a crowd chanting his name. He appears to dance and perform a moonwalk to entertain the crowd. Tucker prefaces battles with narcissistic comments, and if he loses, turns over the Tactics Symbol to the Trainer's Frontier Pass.


Tucker uses two of these Pokémon when battling the player.

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!"
  • Being defeated
"Grr... What the..."
  • If the player is defeated
"Ahahaha! Aren't you embarrassed? Everyone's watching!"
  • After being defeated
"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 that 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!"
  • Being defeated
"Ahahaha! You're inspiring!"
  • If the player is defeated
"My Dome Ace title isn't just for show!"
  • After being defeated
"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, but 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!"


Spr E Tucker.png Tucker OD.png
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In the anime

Tucker in the anime

Tucker appeared in Tactics Theatrics!!, where he was revealed to be a superstar with a large fanbase. His challenge consists of a Double Battle, which takes place in the Battle Dome in front of a large audience. 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 faced off against Ash with his Arcanine and Swampert. Although he was defeated by Ash, he held a strong start for a while with his Pokémon's teamwork and strategy, including the use of the "Fusion of Fire and Water", an advanced combination which involved trapping the opponents in a water and fire whirlwind. Throughout the battle, May was very impressed by Tucker's showmanship skills and noted that his battle with Ash had some similarities to a Contest Battle. She later adapted his combination technique into her own battling style during the Kanto Grand Festival.

He reappeared in flashbacks in Channeling the Battle Zone! and A Pyramiding Rage!.


Being an actor, Tucker likes to make his battles entertaining for spectators. He often brandishes his Pokémon and their attacks with descriptive phrases like "Burn with your fiery might, Arcanine use Flamethrower". Tucker's strategy is based on drawing out his opponent's best strategies in order to take them down, and he uses the Double Battle format to create spectacular and damaging move combinations. He also prefers to attack in quick succession, and is able to have his Pokémon turn one move into another, as seen when he turned Arcanine's Flamethrower into a Fire Blast.

He is undoubtedly the most famous Kanto Frontier Brain, and his battles are known to attract the attention of the media. A press conference is held whenever he has a new challenger.


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

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Tucker's Swampert
Swampert was one of the two Pokémon that battled Ash's Corphish and Swellow. While Swampert was slow, its defense worked in perfect combination with Arcanine's speed. In the Double Battle, Swampert's main target was Corphish. However, after Tucker used the "Fusion of Fire and Water", Corphish and Swellow regained their fighting spirit and won the match for Ash. Swampert was defeated by a devastating Aerial Ace from Swellow.

It also appeared in flashbacks in Channeling the Battle Zone! and A Pyramiding Rage!.

Swampert's known moves are Protect, Mud Shot, Dynamic Punch, Water Gun, and Water Pulse.

Debut Tactics Theatrics!!
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
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. Arcanine's incredible agility and speed gave the impression that it could fly, making it an even match against aerial opponents like Swellow. Despite nearly being overwhelmed by Tucker's "Fusion of Fire and Water", Ash's Corphish and Swellow regained their fighting spirit. Corphish used Bubble Beam on Arcanine's Flamethrower to enshroud the whole stadium in a dense fog. As a result, Swellow and Corphish were able to deal the final blows to Tucker's Pokémon, with Arcanine defeated by a devastating Crabhammer from Corphish.

It also appeared in flashbacks in Channeling the Battle Zone! and A Pyramiding Rage!.

Arcanine's known moves are Extreme Speed, 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
Finnish Aku Laitinen
Italian Claudio Moneta
Brazilian Portuguese Sérgio Corcetti
Spanish Latin America Irwin Daayán
Spain Juan Sainz Maza

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Tucker in Pokémon Adventures


Emerald arc

Tucker is one of the seven Trainers hired by Scott to be a Frontier Brain at the Battle Frontier. Tucker is first seen running late to the Battle Frontier's opening ceremony. He is interrupted by Emerald, who asks to direct him where the Battle Frontier's owner is. The incident leads into a fight, which ends with Emerald tying Tucker up and leaving backstage while he goes to interrupt the ceremony, where he announces to everyone that he wishes to conquer the Battle Frontier. The press mistakenly report the incident as allowing an ordinary Trainer to take part in the Battle Frontier before it officially opens a week later. The Frontier Brains decide to use this assumption as free publicity and allow Emerald to challenge the Battle Frontier under the condition that he completes it before it officially opens.

Later, while Emerald is challenging the Battle Pyramid, Noland is attacked by an unknown assailant and several rental Pokémon are stolen. After Noland is taken to a hospital, the other Frontier Brains begin to suspect Emerald as the culprit. They head to the Battle Pyramid to confront Emerald and find him after having defeated Brandon. When they ask him about what happened, Emerald reveals that he did not attack Noland and is actually after the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi. The Frontier Brains find Emerald's explanation suspicious, but decide to follow him into Artisan Cave, where Jirachi is currently located at. Upon arriving, everyone is attacked by a horde of wild Smeargle while Emerald continues inside to find Jirachi. After the Frontier Brains get past the Smeargle, they meet up with Emerald, who has managed to find Jirachi. Emerald attempts to capture Jirachi, but is attacked by Guile Hideout, the actual culprit who attacked Noland. When Jirachi runs off, Emerald attempts to pursue it, only to be attacked by the rental Pokémon Guile had stolen. Tucker, Brandon, Lucy, and Spenser all try to attack Guile to avenge Noland, but are easily defeated. Eventually, Jirachi escapes, forcing Guile to leave to continue his pursuit of it. Injured from the battle, everyone decides to return to the Battle Frontier. When they meet up with Scott again, he reveals that he was aware of Guile and Emerald's true mission the entire time. Scott states that he withheld the information from the Frontier Brains to help them get stronger as they still would have lost even if they had known of Guile beforehand.

The next day, visitors from around Hoenn arrive to watch and participate in the Battle Dome, which Emerald challenges to win his fifth Symbol. During the tournament, Tucker battles Sapphire in the semi-finals while Emerald battles Ruby. Eventually, both Tucker and Emerald defeats their opponents and face each other in the finals, which ends in Tucker's victory. Dejected, Emerald leaves to go challenge the Battle Palace while Tucker gloats over his victory. Just as he leaves to meet with the others, Tucker notices Guile running past the Battle Dome's window. He leaps to confront the villain, but arrives with the other Frontier Brain's just as Guile manages to successfully capture Jirachi.

Guile uses the rental Pokémon to the attack innocent bystanders and heads to the Battle Tower to make his wish. Once he arrives at the Battle Tower, Guile uses Jirachi to wish for a gigantic Kyogre made of seawater to flood the entire Battle Frontier. Tucker and the other Frontier Brains work together to get civilians to safety and fight off Guile's rental Pokémon while Emerald and the other Pokédex holders fight Guile. Eventually Emerald and the Pokédex holders manage to defeat Guile and destroy the gigantic Kyogre monster. The day after, an injured Tucker and the other Frontier Brains congratulate Emerald for the hard work he put into saving everyone.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Tucker and the other Hoenn Frontier Brains battle and defeat the Admins of Neo Team Magma and Neo Team Aqua, who had interfered in the launch of a rocket that was made to stop the meteoroid threatening to destroy the world. Later, Tucker and the other Hoenn Frontier Brains are called to Sootopolis City to assist in stopping the meteoroid.


Tucker's Salamence
Salamence is Tucker's first known Pokémon. He was first seen with his Trainer flying to the Battle Frontier's opening ceremony before being attacked by Emerald. During the Battle Dome tournament, Salamence was used to battle Sapphire's Aggron, Rono, in the semifinals. The battle was unseen, but Sapphire was eventually defeated, which she attributed to her fear of Salamence. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, he was seen helping Tucker fight the Admins of Neo Team Magma and Neo Team Aqua. Outside of battle, Tucker uses him as a mode of flight transportation.

Salamence's only known move is Fire Blast, and his Ability is Intimidate.

Debut Swanky Showdown with Swalot
Tucker's Charizard
Charizard is Tucker's second known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Emerald in the Battle Dome's finals. It proved to be a tough opponent and single-handedly defeated Emerald's Alakazam and Metagross despite their super-effective moves.

Charizard's known moves are Earthquake and Overheat.

Debut A Cheeky Charizard Change-Up I
Tucker's Metagross
Metagross is Tucker's third known Pokémon. 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.

None of Metagross's moves are known.

Debut A Cheeky Charizard Change-Up I

Pokémon Battle Frontier

Tucker in the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Tucker appeared in Introducing the Frontier Brains!, where he introduced himself and his two Pokémon (while admiring them) to Enta. He battled Enta in a Double Battle. He was able to defeat Enta's Vulpix 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 informed Enta that his Feebas wouldn't have stood a chance against his Pokémon due to it being ugly. After the battle, Feebas evolved 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.

Salamence's only known move is Rock Slide.

Debut Introducing the Frontier Brains!


  • Tucker is the only Frontier Brain who Emerald didn't defeat to win a 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, Tucker is also the only Brain who never lost a fight with Emerald to yield him a Symbol, since the 10 Pokédex holders had their own tournament instead.
  • All of the Pokémon used by Tucker in the games received Mega Evolutions in Generation VI.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒース Heath From heath
English Tucker From tactics
German Tasso From Taktik (tactics)
Spanish Tactio From tacticas (tactics)
French Takim From tactique (tactics)
Italian Tolomeo From πτόλεμος ptólemos (Ancient Greek for war)
Korean 하인즈 Heinz Similar to his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 希爾斯 / 希尔斯 Xī'ěrsī Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 希爾斯 Hēiyíhsī
Vietnamese Heath Transcription of his Japanese name

Dome Ace

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドームスーパースター Dōmu Sūpāsutā
Chinese Cantonese 巨蛋超級巨星 Geuihdáan Chīukāp-Geuihsīng
Mandarin 巨蛋超級巨星 / 巨蛋超级巨星 Jùdàn Chāojí-Jùxīng *
巨蛋超級明星 Jùdàn Chāojí-Míngxīng *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kupuässä
France Flag.png European French Star du Dôme
Germany Flag.png German Stadionstar
Italy Flag.png Italian Astro Cupola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 돔슈퍼스타 Dom Syupeoseuta
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Estrela da Cúpula
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America As del Domo
Spain Flag.png Spain Astro Cúpula
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Siêu sao của Nhà vòm

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