...Oh, yes, orders. After all, I'm with Team Meteor...And, sorry to say, my current order is to eliminate you. So... don't take it personally or anything, all right?

Taka Alcantara is one of the admins of Team Meteor, as well as the son of Solaris.

Taka is an oddly friendly Team Meteor admin who doesn't seem to take their goals so seriously, even giving the player information on how to beat them. He talks very casually for someone of his rank and has a quite a humorous side. Despite being part of Team Meteor, Taka is one of the nicest characters in the game and doesn't mind failing at his missions (although he does worry about the consequences).

In the game[edit | edit source]

Taka is first met at Malchous Forest, where he laments the damages of the PULSE Machine. He elaborates on the PULSE project and its effects on the Pokémon used in it, and claims he'd like to set the Tangrowth free, but has orders to follow-Including eliminating the player.

Taka is encountered again at the Beryl Ward, along with ZEL and a mysterious agent. He acts far more calm about the players interference than his comrades, and happily admits to inviting them there. After Heather's interruption, the agent commands them to team up with ZEL against the player. Upon defeat, Taka decides to escape, inviting ZEL to follow.

Taka is met again in Azurine Island with the PULSE-Camerupt and Cain as hostage. He explains all the plans with the PULSE-Camerupt to the player and then battles the player. After losing to the player, he lets the player leave and retreats to Pyrous Mountain with the PULSE-Camerupt. Later on when the player re-encounters Taka with Solaris and Cal on the peak of Pyrous Mountain. After the PULSE-Camerupt was destroyed by Cal, Taka retreats with the rest of Team Meteor.

TangrowthPULSEFront.png
Spoiler warning!
This article contains plot details about events that occur later in the game.

Taka is next encountered when the player teams up with Titania in the Water Treatment Center, where he tells the pair that Amaria is safe and that he has no intention in stopping them. After Titania confirms that Amaria's condition, Taka requests the player to battle him to make it look like he tried. Taka explains that he wanted to quit Team Meteor but his bloodline between him and Solaris is stopping him to do so. He states that the only reason he’s a part of Team Meteor is due to his father, and that he doesn't really agree with what they're doing. The player then has the choice to battle Taka or not.

Split.png Plot Split!

If you choose to battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center, it will lead you to the Zekrom Route.

If you choose not to battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center, it will lead you to the Reshiram Route.

Zekrom Route[edit | edit source]

If the player chooses to battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center, Taka will thank you after you defeat him.

He appears again at the Battle of Agate just before your fight with Solaris and after defeating him Taka rescues Ciel and Samson and betrays Team Meteor and is last seen running off with Sirius chasing after him.

Reshiram Route[edit | edit source]

If the player chooses not to battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center, he leaves the Water Treatment Center, leaving the player and Titania behind.

Later on when the player reaches the Tourmaline Desert, Taka is encountered again at the train station. He then challenges the player to a battle. After losing to the player, Taka confesses that he had quit Team Meteor and askes if he can follow the player in the desert. If you deny him, he will then leave the player (Which reverts back to the Zekrom route). If you allow him to tag with you, he will be your multi battle partner throughout the desert. He later part ways with the player after reaching the 1R253 Scrapyard.

Taka is encountered again inside Titania's castle after the player got ambushed by Lin, telling the player to believe him and claims that he will find a way to help the player. In the end of the castle, Taka is mistaken for Lin and was killed by Titania by mistake.

Pokémon[edit | edit source]

First Battle[edit | edit source]

Taka is battled on a Forest Field and he has one Super Potion.

TrainerTaka.png
Meteor Admin
Taka
Malchous Forest
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png400
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.png
Exeggute
Types:
Grass Psychic
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Exeggute Lv.22
Poison Powder
Poison Status
  --  
   
Leech Seed
Grass Status
  --  
   
Barrage
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Bullet Seed
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Chatot Lv.25
Sing
Normal Status
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Chatter
Flying Special
  --  
   
Taunt
Dark Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Tangrowth
Types:
Grass Poison
Ability:
Filter
Nature:
Calm
Held item:
Bag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry
Tangrowth Lv.24
Growth
Normal Status
  --  
   
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
  --  
   
Acid Spray
Poison Special
  --  
   
Mega Drain
Grass Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 7



Double Battle with ZEL[edit | edit source]

Taka and ZEL are battled on a Forest Field in a Double Battle format and they have one Super Potion.

Takazel.png
Meteor Admins
Taka and ZEL
Beryl Ward
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png2600
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Glaceon
Type
Ice Unknown
Ability:
Ice Body
Nature:
Modest
Held item:
None
Glaceon Lv.24
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
  --  
   
Icy Wind
Ice Special
  --  
   
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Bite
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Exeggute
Types:
Grass Psychic
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Exeggute Lv.22
Poison Powder
Poison Status
  --  
   
Leech Seed
Grass Status
  --  
   
Barrage
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Bullet Seed
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Espeon
Type
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Magic Bounce
Nature:
Modest
Held item:
None
Espeon Lv.24
Swift
Normal Special
  --  
   
Psybeam
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Future Sight
Psychic Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Random
Held item:
None
Chatot Lv.26
Sing
Normal Status
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Chatter
Flying Special
  --  
   
Taunt
Dark Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Umbreon
Type
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Nature:
Careful
Held item:
None
Umbreon Lv.25
Sand Attack
Ground Status
  --  
   
Feint Attack
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Tangrowth
Types:
Grass Poison
Ability:
Filter
Nature:
Calm
Held item:
None
Tangrowth Lv.25
Growth
Normal Status
  --  
   
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
  --  
   
Acid Spray
Poison Special
  --  
   
Mega Drain
Grass Special
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 31



Second Battle[edit | edit source]

Taka is fought on a Factory Field a Single Battle format and he has two Hyper Potions.

TrainerTaka.png
Meteor Admin
Taka
Azurine Island
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png1440
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallempty.pngBallempty.png
Klefki
Types:
Steel Fairy
Ability:
Prankster
Nature:
Bold
Held item:
None
Klefki Lv.42
Spikes
Ground Status
  --  
   
Mirror Shot
Steel Special
  --  
   
Draining Kiss
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Foul Play
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Exeggutor
Types:
Grass Dragon
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Exeggutor Lv.42
Dragon Hammer
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Wood Hammer
Grass Physical
  --  
   
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Nature Power
Normal Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Gligar
Types:
Ground Flying
Ability:
Sand Veil
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
None
Gligar Lv.43
U-Turn
Bug Physical
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Night Slash
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Timid
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Chatot Lv.45
Heat Wave
Fire Special
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Chatter
Flying Special
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 0 0 0 0 0 31



Third Battle (optional)[edit | edit source]

Taka is fought on a Factory Field a Single Battle format.

You have the choice to battle Taka or not.

TrainerTaka.png
Meteor Admin
Taka
Water Treatment Center
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png???
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Klefki
Types:
Steel Fairy
Ability:
Prankster
Nature:
Bold
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Klefki Lv.69
Spikes
Normal Status
  --  
   
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
  --  
   
Light Screen
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Foul Play
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 0 4 0 31
Exeggutor
Types:
Grass Dragon
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Brave
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Exeggutor Lv.71
Trick Room
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Dragon Hammer
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Stomping Tantrum
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Seed Bomb
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 4 0 0 31
Komala
Type
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Comatose
Nature:
Sassy
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Komala Lv.69ShinyStar.png
Wish
Normal Status
  --  
   
Return
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
248 0 8 0 252 0 31
Gliscor
Types:
Ground Flying
Ability:
Poison Heal
Nature:
Brave
Held item:
Bag Toxic Orb Sprite.png Toxic Orb
Gliscor Lv.71
Protect
Normal Status
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 4 0 252 0 31
Minior
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Shields Down
Nature:
Naive
Held item:
Bag White Herb Sprite.png White Herb
Minior Lv.69
Shell Smash
Normal Status
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Power Gem
Rock Special
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
0 252 0 148 0 108 31
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Timid
Held item:
Bag Synthetic Seed Sprite.png Synthetic Seed
Chatot Lv.73
Heat Wave
Fire Special
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 0 0 252 0 0 31



Fourth Battle (optional)[edit | edit source]

Taka is fought on a Desert Field a Single Battle format and he has two Ultra Potions.

The battle is only available if you didn't battle Taka in the Water Treatment Center.

TrainerTaka.png
Meteor Admin
Taka
Tourmaline Desert
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png6640
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Klefki
Types:
Steel Fairy
Ability:
Prankster
Nature:
Bold
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Klefki Lv.76
Substitute
Normal Status
  --  
   
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
  --  
   
Swagger
Normal Status
  --  
   
Foul Play
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 0 4 0 31
Gliscor
Types:
Ground Flying
Ability:
Poison Heal
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag Toxic Orb Sprite.png Toxic Orb
Gliscor Lv.78
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
U-Turn
Bug Physical
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 4 0 252 0 31
Exeggutor
Types:
Grass Dragon
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag Telluric Seed Sprite.png Telluric Seed
Exeggutor Lv.77
Nature Power
Normal Status
  --  
   
Dragon Hammer
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Wood Hammer
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 4 0 0 31
Komala
Type
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Comatose
Nature:
Careful
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Komala Lv.77ShinyStar.png
Wish
Normal Status
  --  
   
Return
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Knock Off
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
228 8 0 0 252 0 31
Minior
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Shields Down
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag White Herb Sprite.png White Herb
Minior Lv.78
Shell Smash
Normal Status
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 252 0 0 0 252 31
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Timid
Held item:
Bag Normalium Z Sprite.png Normalium Z
Chatot Lv.83
Heat Wave
Fire Special
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Boomburst
Normal Special
  --  
   
Encore
Normal Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 0 0 252 0 252 31



Tourmaline Desert Team (optional)[edit | edit source]

After defeating him in a battle, Taka asks the player to go with them while first travelling through the Tourmaline Desert. He will use this team if the player accepts.

TrainerTaka.png
Vagrant
Taka
Tourmaline Desert
Reward:
PokémonDollar.pngN/A
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Chatot
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Nature:
Timid
Held item:
None
Chatot Lv.83
Heat Wave
Fire Special
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
  --  
   
Encore
Normal Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 0 0 252 0 252 31
Exeggutor
Types:
Grass Dragon
Ability:
Harvest
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
None
Exeggutor Lv.77
Nature Power
Normal Status
  --  
   
Dragon Hammer
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Wood Hammer
Grass Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 4 0 0 31
Klefki
Types:
Steel Fairy
Ability:
Prankster
Nature:
Bold
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Klefki Lv.76
Substitute
Normal Status
  --  
   
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
  --  
   
Swagger
Normal Status
  --  
   
Foul Play
Dark Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 252 0 4 0 31
Gliscor
Types:
Ground Flying
Ability:
Poison Heal
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
Bag Toxic Orb Sprite.png Toxic Orb
Gliscor Lv.78
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
U-Turn
Bug Physical
  --  
   
Roost
Flying Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
252 0 4 0 252 0 31
Komala
Type
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Comatose
Nature:
Careful
Held item:
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers
Komala Lv.77ShinyStar.png
Wish
Normal Status
  --  
   
Return
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Knock Off
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
228 8 0 0 252 0 31
Minior
Types:
Rock Flying
Ability:
Shields Down
Nature:
Adamant
Held item:
None
Minior Lv.78
Shell Smash
Normal Status
  --  
   
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe IVs
4 252 0 0 0 252 31



Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Looks like you did the thing. Darn." -When sending out last Pokemon in Malchous Forest.
  • "Hm. Well, I tried" -After defeat in Malchous Forest.
  • "Oh well..." -After defeat in Beryl Ward.
  • "I guess that means it's time for this, right?" -When sending out last Pokemon in Azurine Island.
  • "Oops. Oh well." -After defeat in Azurine Island.
  • "Defeat was never such a relief." -When sending out last Pokemon in the Water Treatment Center.
  • "Thank you..." -After defeat in the Water Treatment Center.
  • "I know I can't win..."-When sending out last Pokemon in Tourmaline Desert.
  • "Not against you..."-After defeat in Tourmaline Desert.
When accompanying you in Tourmaline Desert
  • When in Teknite Ridge or Teknite Cave
    • This would be a decent place to hide... if it weren't for the ton of Pokémon strolling about. I may have many healing items, but I still only have so many healing items.
    • Somehow everywhere we go looks amazing to me. Maybe living for myself means finally seeing the world.
    • Looking at a place like this, I get the feeling anything could be beyond it. Maybe this is where I run.
    • Something is off in the energy of this place... I wonder what it is that makes it so unstable? Then again, same.
  • When in Sugiline Cave
    • This place feels like a huge deja vu trip for me somehow...
    • How does something like this even keep from collapsing in on itself? Sorry, I wasn't talking about the cave-- I meant myself.
    • There has to be something more here... Or else why would I be remembering this?
    • I swear, one of these sand pits is gonna have a Trapinch at the bottom, and that's gonna be the end of us.
  • When near Mirage Tower (Outside)
    • By the way, do you have any idea where you're going? I mean, if not, it's cool. Frankly, I've never once in my life known where I was going.
    • (At night time only) This place isn't so bad during the night, huh? If you can get past all the sand. And the... Actually I guess that's about all there is here, huh.
    • My heart's racing from escaping like this. Well, either that or a heat stroke.
    • Nobody's following us, right?
    • Listen, if you see anyone suspicious, just bury me in the sand and come back for me later.
  • When inside Mirage Tower
    • For somewhere that only half-exists and is tossed out in the middle of who knows how many miles of sand, this place is pretty tidy.
    • If you ask me, this place is entirely too clean.
    • I still don't really get that whole sliding block puzzle, but I'm glad you do. I bet it would be a lot easier if you could see it from above....Is that your secret?
    • This doesn't seem like it would be a bad place to hide, but...Maybe I just don't want to be alone after all.
  • When in 1R253 Scrapyard
    • I relate to these trains on a spiritual level.
    • You think there's food in some of these trains?
    • I always wanted to crash trains into a pile of scrap metal. Being with you makes dreams come true, or something.
    • Is there really anything out here in this mess? Like, I get there's supposed to be a Gym here, but... why.
  • When talked to from anywhere
    • It feels wrong, traveling with someone who was supposed to be my enemy...But then again, my entire life has been wrong. So this feels right after all.
    • I wonder how long it'll take the others to realize I'm not coming back. If they haven't already, anyway...
    • ZEL is gonna get chewed out because of me...Father had asked them to keep tabs on me when they weren't working on the PULSEs. Then again, I heard Zero's not doing too well lately.
    • I know Team Meteor's track record isn't exactly the best, But they're still the only family I've ever had.
    • You know, Meteor wasn't always like this...Originally we just looked after the Citadel. My dad said that his parents were more like shrinekeepers than anything.
    • <player>, I'm sorry for always being such a burden.
    • None of this would have happened if not for that woman...She's corrupted Team Meteor-- both our ends and our means.
    • My father says none of this would have happened if not for that woman...The Champion of Reborn, who created the League and advertised it across the world like some kind of fairground. She closed up the old city's wounds, hiding the Citadel again. Regardless of anyone's ideals, why bother just building over a ruin instead of preserving it? That sounds like something I'd pull.
    • My father says that whatever happens to Reborn City is its own fault. After my grandparents' death, the founders built Reborn City on top of the holy Citadel, trying to hide it. It was the ultimate insult to our forebearers' culture. Or whatever that's supposed to mean.
    • Hey, in your travels, did you ever meet a girl named Luna? She was one of my only friends growing up. Then she ran away...Just like me now, I guess. I think about her a lot.
    • Hey, this is just a random question, but you know Luna, right? If you see her again, tell her--...Actually, never mind. I kind of think it's my fault that she's become as delusional as she is...After all, if I hadn't been born, she wouldn't have had to be in that position.
    • Hey, <player>, what are your parents like? You've seen how my father is. And my mother-- was just that. She was hired to have me, and then she went on her way. But that's not normal... right?
    • I know he's done no shortage of destructive things, but my father isn't all bad. His dream for Reborn is what his childhood was like-- a small community in reverence to our world's creator. The one who's really dangerous is Lin.
    • Do you think my father will be okay? He's been harsh with me, but only out of concern. I'm the one that just can't get it together. Not faithfully, anyway...
    • ...Oh, sorry <player>, did you say something? I totally spaced out.
    • I hope my father doesn't take it too hard when he gets the news. He never really got over losing his parents like he did. He's always in fear of losing things from the past. That's why he fights so hard for Reborn's history.
    • Lin's not following us, right? That woman never talks except when she's giving orders or spitting on others. She's more like a robot than a human, but even less empathetic.
    • Everything is Lin's fault...That woman is chaos inside and out. Did you know she's narcoleptic? I can't tell you how many times we've found her collapsed in some random place. And no matter what we do, she won't wake up except on her own.
    • Do you hate my father?
      • If answered Yes
        • I know he's not exactly a shining beacon of morals... But he's always fighting for his own ideals. That was something I never could do. Until now, I guess.
      • If answered No
        • Even after everything? ...Thank you.
    • He may be subordinate to my father, but you should watch out more for Sirius than for him. He's always had the "history is written by the winners" mindset, but since he's fallen in with Lin, it's gotten much worse.
    • Elias will probably be looking for me too... I don't want to be found by anyone, but at least Elias is loyal to my father. I can't imagine having someone act towards me the way he does to my father. I deserve that least of all.
    • You had something to do with that doctor guy joining us recently, right? That guy creeps me out so much. He's almost stalking Lin, like he's obsessed with her or something.
    • Everyone connected to Lin is crazy. Like that girl, Terra. Everyone talks about her like her technical ability is unrivaled, But she's almost never around the bases, and then when she is, we end up having to repair a ton of stuff. But Lin always insists she stays anyway.
    • You remember that guy who was with ZEL and I when we fought in Beryl? Back then, some of the grunts were saying you killed him. He wasn't the friendliest guy. In fact, he never stayed to talk, or did orders he didn't have to, and he argued with Sirius all the time. But even then... you wouldn't do something like that, right?
    • You know, I think there's someone in Team Meteor who really had it out for you-- more than normal, that is. Elias brought in this new recruit, and for a while he was always saying how he was going to get back at you for something... Then suddenly he changed. Maybe he just got over it?
    • I'm not sure if I'd even still be out here now if it weren't for you and that red-haired menace back at the Water Treatment Center. Thanks for dealing with me all this time.
    • So what's up with that Fern guy? He joined recently, but everyone just complains about him. Weren't you two friends?
    • I'm not the first one you've helped turn tail from Meteor, huh? I heard that Cal went off with you, too. You really have a way of pulling people apart, don't you?
    • So like... what's your secret? Is it why you hardly say anything?
    • Being out here is a lot more interesting than staying cooped up in Meteor's drama, that's for sure. Most of the people around there are the opposite of fun. Well, I guess Blake was pretty funny. He's been with us for a while, and used to look after me when I was younger sometimes. He'd die before he'd admit it, but I think he actually likes kids.
    • You've pretty much ransacked all of our bases by now, huh...Lin's been moving everything into Labradorra. Before that, we mostly stuck around the Devon Building, the Workstation, and the Sanctum. Most of my childhood memories are around those places.
    • Listen, <player>... We have one more base up in the Carnelia Region-- besides Labradorra City, that is. I feel like, even if I tell you not to go there, you won't listen. But, seriously... don't go. They'll probably try and lure you there. It would be really bad if you went... and I don't mean for Team Meteor.


Malchous Forest battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[???]: Hey there.

[???]: I figured you'd show up eventually. Come here.

[???]: You came here 'cause of this thing, right?

[???]: It's a real shame, huh. Tangrowth's caused a lot of damage. Both lives and homes have been lost.

[???]: My name's Taka. What's yours?

[Taka]: <player>. Thought so.

[Taka]: So you're the one who stopped the PULSE in Obsidia...

[Taka]: ...You look confused. You aren't familiar with the PULSE Project?

[Taka]: Pokemon Ultimation Link-System Exaggerata...

[Taka]: Basically, it morphs into the Pokemon, and amplifies its power...

[Taka]: So any old Pokemon can become super charged. All the destruction in Jasper is because of this machine right here.

[Taka]: There is a drawback, though... Turns out destroying a whole city region is pretty hard on a Pokemon's body.

[Taka]: You know, part of me want to just set this thing free. That'd be nice, right?

[Taka]: Unfortunately, I have orders to contrary...

[Taka]: ... After all, I'm with Team Meteor...

[Taka]: By the way, one of my orders is to eliminate you, so don't take personally or anything, all right?

Post-battle speech
[Taka]: ...So that's it, is it...

[Taka]: What a loss.

[Taka]: You know, Jasper might slowly return to normal, but there's another machine like this up in the Beryl Ward.

[Taka]: It's not really my place to say this, but you might wanna check it out.

[Taka]: Peace.

Beryl Ward battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[Zel]: You!

[Taka]: Oh, hey.

[???]: What is it now?

[Taka]: This is the trainer that defeated the PULSE in Jasper.

[Taka]: I invited <player> to come here so we could deal with this issue thoroughly. See?

[zEl]: <player> is also responsible for destroying the PULSE in Obsidia.

[???]: Ah. That was you.

[???]: An alley cat parading as a tiger.

[???]: Heroism is vainglory.

[???]: But you will learn. You've stepped out of your alley, and into the world.

[???]: I will introduce you to the cold pain of reality.

[???(2nd)]: Hold it right there!

[Taka]: Hey, isn't that---

[zEl]: Heather, daughter to the Beryl Ward Gym Leader and--

[???]: I know all too well who she is. But why is she here?

[Heather]: What kind of question is that?!

[Heather]: I'm stopping you evil people, duh!

[???]: How reckless. Weren't you raised to be more responsible?

[Heather]: Who cares?!

[Heather]: People try to stop me from doing things all the time but their true rules are totally stupid anyway!

[???]: Just because you do not understand something does not make it 'stupid'.

[???]: You will learn, someday.

[Heather]: Would you just shut up!?

[Heather]: I'm here to beat you up, not get lectured, so shut up!

[???]: Taka, ZEL. Deal with <player> and protect the PULSE.

[???]: Leave the girl to me.

[Taka]: Sure thing.

[zeL]: Um, I guess I have to... Sorry, <player>, but...

[Zel]: But it's payback time!

Post-battle speech
[Taka]: Well, that's not good.

[zEl]: The PULSE has been deactivated. There is no longer any purpose in defending this location.

[Taka]: In that case, I'm just gonna make myself scare. You coming?

[zeL]: Um... I... I guess so...

Azurine Island battle speech
Pre-battle speech

[Taka]: Yes, yes... Camerupt is ready. Let's get going shortly, all right?

[Taka]: Oh, hey, <player>. Didn't expect to see you down here.

[Cain]: Heyyy, <player>!

[Taka]: Oh, yeah... Guess you came here for your friend, huh?

[Taka]: Sorry about that, we were kinda ordered to capture him, and well, he happened to be sailing right by, sooo... Yeah.

[Cain]: I am but a damsel, imprisoned and distressed! <player>, save me, my darling prince!

[Taka]: But how did you find us...? This island was meant to be for breeding Pokemon and repopulating the region, so no humans should come here...

[Taka]: Even this place was just a breeding and obseravation center-- weill, before we hijacked it...

[Cain]: Yeah, and now they're trying to attack Apophyll!

[Taka]: Well... Yeah, that's the plan. Take a PULSE up there, take Camerupt up there. You probably know, Pyrous Mountain is the last active volcano in Reborn.

[Taka]: So we just uh, you know, little Eruption attack from Camerupt...

[Taka]: Bye-bye Apophyll. That's one pocket of civillization wiped off the map-- don't have to worry about it.

[Taka]: Anyway, we were also ordered to capture you. And since you sorta just waltzed in here... Yeahm that's a thing.

Post-battle speech

[Taka]: Welp, I tried.

[Taka]: Looks like I don't have a choice but to let you go this time, huh?

[Taka]: Team Meteor, prepare to retreat. Bring Camerupt with us.

[Taka]: ...And I guess we just have to hope <player> doesn't try to stop us. It'd be a right shame if they did. Saving all those people... Tsk, tsk.

[Taka]: ...Yeah, we'll see ya up there, <player>.

Water Treatment Center battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[Taka]: Easy there, killer...

[Taka]: The least you could do is show some gratitude.

[Titania]: For what, your complete lack of spine?

[Taka]: I mean... if you wanna look at it that way.

[Taka]: But I figured you's appreciate that I've taken the liberty of have her wounds treated.

[Titania]: That's not the only thing you've taken.

[Taka]: Ohhh, that't what this is about.

[Titania]: Give me the Sapphire Bracelets.

[Taka]: Sure. Catch.

[Titania]: You're pathetic.

[Taka]: Maybe, but, hey.

[Taka]: My dad's on his way over to collect that. I kinda had to radio it in before.

[Taka]: Sooooo you might have to deal with that soon.

[Titania]: I'm willing to accept that responsibility.

[Titania]: Give my regards to the men who treated her.

[Titania]: I would, but you kinda already killed them.

[Titania]: ...Right. Well...

[Titania]: Tough.

[Titania]: So you're just going to let us walk out of here with Amy and the bracelets?

[Taka]: Yup.

[Taka]: Well, actually, I do have one favor to ask.

[Taka]: I kinda need <player> to beat me in battle.

[Taka]: Gotta at least look like I tried.

[Titania]: Just save yourself the embarrassment and resign already.

[Titania]: You're only making a fool of everyone involved.

[Taka]: Then I'm a fool.

[Taka]: But I can't just walk out on my destiny.

[Titania]: Door's right here. No one's stopping you.

[Taka]: My blood is.

[Taka]: And my father-- do you have any idea what he would do?

[Taka]: Do you have any idea how he would feel?

[Titania]: Probably slightly better than the countless people he's hurt.

[Taka]: ...Look, just forget about it.

[Taka]: Hurry up, beat me, and get out of here already.

[Titania]: If you're not going to stop us, I'm not going to enable you to keep cowering from your choices.

[Titania]: If we defeat you, we just let you go on like this.

[Taka]: Please... I've done every courtesy I could for you down here.

[Taka]: Do me this one favor.

[Titania]: I'm done with your games.

[Titania]: Let's go, <player>.

[Taka]: <player>.

[Taka]: Please... I'm begging you.

[Taka]: Will you defeat me? {Yes/No}

Answered yes
[Taka]: Right. Let's hurry.
Answered no (No battle)

[Taka]: ...I see...

[Taka]: I guess I really am the odd one out when it comes to these sorts of things, trying to show mercy and all that...

[Taka]: But hey.

[Taka]: If skinning the black sheep makes you happy, whatever.

[Taka]: I'm out.

Post-battle speech

[Taka]: Then, everything's gonna be just fine.

[Taka]: You should get outta here quickly though.

[Taka]: I get the feeling your friend's gonna need you.

[Taka]: See ya... and, good luck.

Tourmaline Desert battle speech
Pre-battle speech
[Taka]: I was really hoping you wouldn't show up.

[Taka]: <player>, I...

[Taka]: I'm sorry.

[Taka]: I-- have to stop you here.

[Taka]: If I don't...

[Taka]: They're gonna say something like, there's no reason for me to stay, right?

[Taka]: They're probably already--

[Taka]: Or she's probably already...

[Taka]: ...watching us from somewhere.

[Taka]: I don't-- have a choice anymore.

[Taka]: As if I ever did.

Post-battle speech
[Taka]: ...and not against them.

[Taka]: So I guess that's it.

[Taka]: This'll probably be the last time you have to deal with me.

[Taka]: Sorry.

[Taka]: ...but you can.

[Taka]: You've always been standing up to us.

[Taka]: And you've always been winning.

[Taka]: You're gonna keep doing that, aren't you? {Yes/No}

Answered yes
[Taka]: Yeah. You always do, huh.

[Taka]: Did you ever even think to do anything else?

[Taka]: Cuz I don't think I have.

[Taka]: I never thought anything could change, but here you are.

[Taka]: You rocked the boat and I've fallen out of it.

[Taka]: Splash.

[Taka]: But where does that leave me?

[Taka]: When I go back a failure again, I won't get another chance.

[Taka]: And you...

[Taka]: ...will keep fighting.

[Taka]: Can I come with you? {Yes/No}

[Taka]: Really?

[Taka]: All right, here's the plan:

[Taka]: I don't have a single clue.

[Taka]: So I'm just gonna follow you for now, okay?

[Taka]: I'll try not to get in your way.

[Taka]: And uh, I kinda took a bunch of healing items from base before they sent me here...

[Taka]: So I'll heal your Pokemon whenever you need, okay?

[Taka]: If I can find somewhere safe to hide, I think I'll lay low there for a while.

[Taka]: Maybe long enough that I'll get off that woman's radar.

[Taka]: After that... let's beat Team Meteor together.

[Taka]: I'll follow your lead, <player>.

Answered no

[Taka]: Yeah, I'd just be in the way, right?

[Taka]: I get it.

[Taka]: I guess this is it then.

[Taka]: See ya, <player>.

Sprites[edit | edit source]

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VSTaka.png
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Trainer sprite VS sprite Overworld sprite

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Taka's name means 'Hawk' in Japanese, a reference to his Chatot.
  • Taka's sprite heavily resembles Morty from the original Pokemon games.
  • Taka is the key character to the splitting routes in later episodes.
  • When he tags along with in the desert, he reveals several things about himself and Team Meteor
    • His mother was paid by Solaris to have him
    • Luna was a childhood friend of his
    • Lin is Narcoleptic
    • Blake used to babysit him when he was younger
    • Solaris asked ZEL to look after Taka when they are not busy with the pulse
    • Taka has been to Sugiline Cave and Mirage Tower before with his father
  • According to Amethyst, Taka belongs to Reborn user Ice, and gave permission to Amethyst to use him, as well several other characters belonging to him and another user, Will. Chatot as his signature pokemon was also part of the original character (he was also originally supposed to be a flying type specialist, hence the Minior and Gliscor on his team) [1]


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