This enemy has rather low health and few knockbacks but his black spiky ball inflicts high damage. It has a moderate attack speed and identical standing range as Dragon Cat, which can be a handful. However, the attack hits between ranges 600-850, resulting in a huge blindspot with 600 range.
Defeating Tackey when it's by itself is a simple task because of its minimum range. However, this enemy exists to support melee attackers; its effective range will push back/damage your cats greatly while they're fighting the melee enemies, hitting your backliners and midrangers. Even with random accuracy, Tackey can greatly damage your cats. However, Tackey has a large blindspot, so if a close-ranged cat (e.g. Jamiera Cat, Awakened Bahamut, etc.) can get in close they can deal damage to Tackey unharmed. Tackey thus also serves as an anti-backliner.
A ruthless bullpen pitcher who's trying to fulfill their childhood friend's dream in place of their deceased younger brother. A game set for both teams, with deadly curveballs thrown from long distance.
A Red fire-breathing variant of Tackey. It has higher health, further effective range and exceptionally high attack power, being able to kill most non-Uber units in one hit but with an even greater blindspot and attack delay.
An Aku variant of Tackey. It has higher damage, slightly higher range, Multi-hit and a shield. During its attack animation, it shoots a dodecahedron that causes three explosions, each having a 30% chance to freeze Cats for 2 seconds.
Tackey's Japanese name, Tatchan, is a reference to the baseball manga Touch (or Tatchi in Japanese).
"Tatchan" or "Tat-chan" can also be an affectionate nickname for Tatsuya Uesugi, the main protagonist of the story.
The first line of Tackey's Japanese description is an exact mirror of Tatsuya's role in Touch: after his younger brother Kazuya dies in a traffic accident, he takes over for him and fulfills his childhood friend Minami's dream in Kazuya's stead.
Tatsuya is referenced by a seahorse enemy because the Japanese word for seahorse is tatsuno otoshigo.
Ironically, Tackey's projectile is of higher resolution than the enemy itself.
Tackey and its variants all reference baseball manga with their Japanese names and descriptions.