While on their way back to the Museum, they found Riley Griffin, whose scooter broke in the middle of the journey and offered him a ride. They even save a man from his car via their Energems' powers followed by the discovery of an underground lab below the Amber Beach Dinosaur Museum which led them to become Power Rangers, as their Energems corresponded with their bravery. Tyler and his friends soon become Power Rangers to stop Iceage and his Vivix while his T-Rex Zord eliminate two large Vivix. As the Red Ranger, Tyler and his T-Rex made a formation and together eliminate Iceage. Tyler now works in the Museum, as well as the Dino Bite Cafe cook. When meeting Fury, he chased after him, which made Chase believe he wasn't a team player. Tyler clarified he could still a team player.
Tyler receives a letter about his father and met with Rusty, a man who knew and was on the same expedition as his father before his disappearance. When the monster Ninja infects Tyler with the vivicious T-Rex spirit, it was his father who tamed him. His father turned out to be the Aqua Ranger, having bonded with the Energem ten years eariler and had to stay away because Fury was after him. Tyler and James re-united and had adventures together but James left again to locate the Silver Energem. Tyler remains oblivious to the feelings of Shelby, even getting angry at her when she suggested searching for his father might be a fruitless endeavor.