Interviewers (Trainer class)

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インタビュアー Interviewers
Gabby Ty.jpg
Art of Gabby and Ty from the TCG.
Other names Interviewer (Generation III)
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Gender One female, one male
Counterpart Reporter, Cameraman
Notable members Gabby and Ty, Roxy and Oli
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut EX Dragon
TCG card TV Reporter
Manga debut Vs. Cacnea (Adventures)

Interviewers (Japanese: インタビュアー Interviewers) is a type of Double-Battling Pokémon Trainer class that first debuted in the Generation III games. The pair is made up of a Reporter and a Cameraman. In Generation IV, Reporters and Cameramen can be battled alone, while in Generation III they appear only in pairs as Interviewers.

In Generation III, "Interviewer" specifically refers to Gabby and Ty, who can be battled on Routes 111, 118 and120. In Generation IV it specifically refers to Roxy and Oli, who can be battled in Jubilife TV headquarters in Diamond and Pearl and various Pokémon Centers around Sinnoh in Platinum.

In Generation III they were known as Interviewer, which made it sound as though only Gabby belonged to the class; however, in English versions of the Generation IV games they are correctly known as Interviewers.


Spr RS Interviewer.png Spr DP Interviewers.png
Gabby and Ty's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Roxy and Oli's sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

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In the TCG

Gabby and Ty first appear on the TV Reporter card in the EX Dragon expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
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Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
TV Reporter T [Su] EX Dragon Uncommon 88/97 Rulers of the Heavens Uncommon 051/054
      Flygon Constructed Starter Deck   017/019
      Salamence Constructed Starter Deck   017/019
      Rayquaza Half Deck   015/019
      Fire Quick Construction Pack   010/015
      Water Quick Construction Pack   010/015
POP Series 2 Uncommon 11/17 Lucario Quarter Deck   009/015
EX Dragon Frontiers Uncommon 82/101 Thunder! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   020/024
Interviewer's Questions Su Unleashed Uncommon 77/95 Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck Uncommon 011/015
Call of Legends Uncommon 79/95      


  • In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Versions, after Gabby and Ty are defeated, Gabby will ask the player to sum up the battle in a single word. This later shows up on TV, as part of a report broadcast region-wide.
  • In Diamond and Pearl, Interviewers Roxy and Oli can be fought in the Jubilife TV station on Thursdays.
  • In Platinum, Roxy and Oli can be found in these Pokémon Center locations around Sinnoh:
Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday: Eterna City
Monday: Jubilife City
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Veilstone City

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Journalistes
Germany Flag.png German Interviewer
Italy Flag.png Italian Reporter
Spain Flag.png Spanish Periodistas

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