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Faction Aurelus Aurelus
First appearance Midsummer Nightmare
Voiced by Rob Tinkler

Tiko (チコ, Chiko?) is an Aurelus Bakugan, former member of the Bakugan Council, the source of the V Virus, and the main antagonist of Bakugan Battle Planet. Tiko originally planned to save the Bakugan race from the constant battles needed to generate energy to fuel Vestroia by creating the V Virus, but it corrupted him and granted the ability to infect Bakugan and turn them into "Bakuzon" (Bakugan Zombies).


Tiko is a shadowy, horned, dragon/goat-like Aurelus Bakugan, his wings resemble Nillious. Tiko is a very powerful Bakugan, being able to swallow Drago's fire attack easily and block other attacks. He appears several times when The Awesome Ones are stuck in The Maze, attacking them with a possessed Trunkanious. Tiko has the ability to possess Bakugan and create Bakuzon such as a Lupitheon, Hydorous, and Trunkanious. Tiko seems to spit out a dark goo that can injure and prevent Bakugan from moving, his dark goo injured Drago's leg for example. When Bakuzon are fully possessed by Tiko, their bodies are coated in this dark goo which can shift into tentacle-like arms or launch from the Bakuzon and neutralize Bakucores on contact.


Bakugan Battle Planet[edit]

Tiko appears as a shadowy shape-shifting figure in the dreams of Drago and the other AO Bakugan and overpowers them until Pyravian saves them. The Bakugan then wake up wondering if their nightmare was real.[1]

Tiko makes a second appearance in Maze Daze when The Awesome Ones fall into a mysterious cave. The brawlers encounter Strata the Hunter and his Krakelios until Strata flees. A dark goop then falls and forms into dark tentacles and later into a shadowy Trunkanious Bakuzon controlled by Tiko. The Awesome Ones and their partner Bakugan combine their power and defeat it.

After the battle, Tiko is seen in his possible true form watching the AO and their Bakugan, laughing.[2]

Tiko's Trunkanious Bakuzon reappears several times when The Awesome Ones are exploring the sections of The Maze and disappears after fighting the AO Bakugan. He eventually reveals himself to Drago and the others and puts up a strong fight against Drago, swallowing his Twisting Inferno and brushing off other attacks, he eventually retreats once again.

The Awesome Ones reach a mysterious section of The Maze with a golden ball, Tiko reappears to claim this ball of light, which is actually a Core Cell. Tiko struggles to enter the Core Cell, but eventually penetrates it and goes inside, with Drago coming after him. Dan Kouzo and Drago find themselves in an area with golden balls of light (the light of the Core Cell), but Tiko appears and turns the light into darkness. Dan comes up with an idea for Drago to absorb the light in order to power up similar to how BakuCores power up Bakugan. Drago absorbs the light and then evolves into Hyper Dragonoid, but Drago suddenly remembers that this dark golden Bakugan is actually named Tiko. Drago uses his powers to unleash a powerful fire attack against Tiko, the blast causes an earthquake in the real world (above ground) and causes a flashing hexagon to appear in the sky. The commotion scares the civilians and gets the attention of Philomena Dusk and Benton Dusk, who wonder why this disturbance happened.

Hyper Drago unleashes a fire attack that takes the form of a dragon, this attack engulfs Tiko and causes him to scream from the damage and seemingly destroying his body.[3]

Physical Game[edit]

There is currently no known planned release for a physical toy of Tiko.



Bakugan Battle Planet[edit]


Age of Aurelus[edit]