Tower Tycoon (Trainer class)

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Tower Tycoon
タワータイクーン Tower Tycoon
Art of Anabel and Palmer
Other names Salon Maiden (Emerald)
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Emerald
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Anabel, Palmer
Anime debut Talking a Good Game
TCG debut Supreme Victors
TCG card Regigigas FB
Manga debut Swanky Showdown with Swalot (Adventures)
Introducing the Frontier Brains! (Battle Frontier)
Look for Giratina! (Diamond and Pearl Adventure!)

A Tower Tycoon (Japanese: タワータイクーン Tower Tycoon) is a Pokémon Trainer who presides over their region's Battle Tower. The Tower Tycoon will battle the challenger of the Tower at set intervals. Anabel and Palmer are the only known Tower Tycoons.

In the English version of Pokémon Emerald, the class is called Salon Maiden.


File:Spr E Anabel.png File:Spr DP Palmer.png File:Spr Pt Palmer.png
Anabel's sprite from
Palmer's sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Palmer's sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
File:Anabel OD.png File:Palmer OD.png File:VSPalmer.png
Anabel's overworld sprite from
Palmer's overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Palmer's VS sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Trainer list

Pokémon Emerald

See also: Anabel#Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See also: Palmer#Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

See also: Palmer#Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the anime

Anabel appeared in Talking a Good Game! and Second Time's the Charm!, where she battled Ash twice. Ash lost their first battle, but he managed to defeat her in a rematch.

Palmer debuted in a cameo at the beginning of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where he battled Cynthia. He made his main series debut in Historical Mystery Tour!, where he met up with his son Barry. In Challenging a Towering Figure!, he battled Ash at the Twinleaf Festival and won.


  • Though the word "tycoon" is actually derived from the Japanese word 大君 taikun (a title for the shogun), it is converted into katakana as an English term to match the names of the other Frontier Brains' Trainer classes, rather than using the hiragana たいくん or its respective katakana タイクン (without the lengthening chōonpu).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 對戰塔大君 Deuijin Taap Daaihgwān *
對戰大君 Deuijin Daaihgwān *
Mandarin 對戰塔大君 / 对战塔大君 Duìzhàn Tǎ Dàjūn *
對戰大君 / 对战大君 Duìzhàn Dàjūn *
20px Finnish Salonkineito (III)
Tornijohtaja (IV)
20px European French As du Salon (III)
Aigle Tour (IV)
20px German Kampfkoloss
20px Italian Dama Torre (III)
Boss Torre (IV)
20px Korean 타워타이쿤 Tower Tycoon
20px Polish Potentat Wieży (IV)
Spanish 20px Latin America Señorita de Salon (III)
20px Spain Dama Torre (III)
Amo Torre (IV)
20px Swedish Torn-magnat (IV)
20px Vietnamese Bá chủ Tòa tháp

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