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Skyler (Japanese: トビオ Tobio) is a character of the day who appeared in The Big Balloon Blow-Up. His dream is to become a professional hot-air balloon pilot.

This article is about the Johto character of the day. For character from Spell of the Unown: Entei, see Schuyler.

He convinced Ash and his friends, whom he just met, to participate in a Pokémon Balloon Race. His father Tenma lent Ash and his friends a Pikachu-shaped balloon. During the course of the race, Team Rocket sabotaged many of the competition's balloons and then cheated by using a rocket launcher on Ash's Noctowl and Pikachu. Skyler used his Fearow's Drill Peck to destroy Team's Rocket rocket launcher and save Ash's Pokémon.

He tied for first place with Ash; they both won the first place prize, a hot-air balloon engine. However, Ash fully passed the prize onto Skyler to help him fulfill his dreams.


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On hand

Skyler's Fearow is Skyler's strongest Pokémon and helps to pull his Fearow Balloon. It first appeared training with its owner for the Pokémon Balloon Race and scared Ash and his friends, with them thinking Skyler and Fearow were Team Rocket. Skyler introduced himself and Fearow helped with Ash's Noctowl to pull the balloons. The day of the race came during the race, Team Rocket sabotaged the balloons. Suddenly, a huge storm whipped up. Skyler and Ash and his friends were able to get out, but Team Rocket caused more havoc. Fearow helped to sent Team Rocket blasting off and came joint first with Ash and his friends.

Fearow's only known move is Drill Peck.

Debut The Big Balloon Blow-Up

Status unknown

Spearow (multiple)
Skyler mentioned that in the past, he trained many Spearow to help them grow and evolve, however he eventually focused on hot-air balloon flying and no mention was made of if these Pokémon, except for the one Fearow he uses for the balloon, were kept or released.

None of Spearow's moves are known.

Debut The Big Balloon Blow-Up

Pokémon competitions

Skyler has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 亀井芳子 Yoshiko Kamei
English Lisa Boucher Hartman
German Anke Korte
Italian Patrizia Mottola
Polish Teresa Nawrot
Brazilian Portuguese Paulo Cavalcante
Spanish Latin America Isabel Martiñón
Spain Isatxa Mengíbar


  • Skyler's Japanese name and his father's name both reference main characters in the classic manga and anime Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka. Skyler even shares his namesake's hairstyle.

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