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Gabby and Ty
マリとダイ Mari and Dai
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Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gabby (left) and Ty (right)
Gender Female (Gabby), Male (Ty)
Eye color Brown (Gabby)
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Interviewers
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Gabby (Japanese: マリ Mari) and Ty (Japanese: ダイ Dai) are a pair of co-workers who can be found interviewing Trainers all over Hoenn. Gabby is an interviewer and Ty is her trusty cameraman.

In the games

Gabby and Ty appear on Route 111, Route 118, or Route 120. When spoken to, they will battle the player, then conduct a short interview. In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, the interview may be answered using the easy chat system, while in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it may be answered with a custom text input. The results of the battle will later be broadcast on Hoenn TVRSE/TV MauvilleORAS.

In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, after they are defeated, Gabby and Ty will relocate to their next location. After the player defeats them 255 times, though, they will stay on Route 111 permanently and will no longer move after being defeated. In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Gabby and Ty will not relocate until the player gives them an interview.

Gabby and Ty also make a brief appearance when they interview Captain Stern when he announces his underwater exploration and they leave prior to Team MagmaROR/Team AquaSEAS stealing his submarine.

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

First battle


Second battle


Third battle


Fourth battle


Fifth battle


Sixth battle onwards


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, after Gabby and Ty's first battle, Gabby and Ty's team depends solely on which Badges the player has.

First battle


After the Balance Badge


After the Feather Badge


After the Mind Badge


After the Rain Badge


After entering the Hall of Fame


Quotes

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald

  • If the player only has one Pokémon
Gabby: "Is there a strong Trainer anywhere? One with a lot of Pokémon?"
Ty: "Do you only have the one Pokémon, and that’s it? If you had more Pokémon, it’d make for better footage."
  • For first battle
    • Before battle
Gabby: "Oh! We've just spotted a tough-looking Trainer here of all places! Okay, roll camera! Let's get this interview."
Ty: "Hey, lookie here! A tough-looking Trainer here, of all places! Camera's rolling!"
  • Upon being defeated
Gabby: "My eyes did not lie! I did discover an astonishing Trainer!"
Ty: "Yep, we sure spotted a hot Trainer. This is a huge scoop for us!"'
  • Immediately after losing
Gabby: "Awesome! Awesome! Who are you?! I knew we were onto something wild when we spotted you! Oh, please let me explain. We travel around everywhere interviewing all sorts of Trainer. So, would you give us a bit of your time for an interview?"
No: "Oh… Okay, but don't give up! We'll be keeping an eye out for you!"
Yes: "You will? Thank you! Okay, I need you to describe your feelings about our battle, but it has to be short and sweet. Go!"
"Mmm, yeah! That's the perfect clincher! I get the feeling that this will make a great TV show. There’s a chance that they’ll air this on TV, so make sure to look for us! Okay! We’ll be seeing you!"
  • After accepting or declining an interview
Gabby: "We'll be keeping an eye out for you!"
Ty: "You're a natural! Got me some prime footage right here!"
  • For subsequent battles
    • Before battle
Gabby: "Oh! You're <name>! Hi! Do you remember us from last time? Can you show us how much stronger you've become? Okay, cue interview!"
Ty: "Hey, lookie here! I remember you! I'll get this battle down on this here camera!"
  • Upon being defeated
Gabby: "That was an intense battle! Did you get that all on camera?"
Ty: "Yep, I got it all. That whole battle's on camera."
  • Immediately after losing
Gabby: ""<Previous quote>!" Do you remember? That’s the quote you gave us as the battle clincher last time. I never, ever forget stuff like that! The last time we battled, you stomped us before we could brace ourselves… Anyway, what do you think? Do you want to be interviewed again?
No: "Oh… Okay, but don' give up! We'll be keeping an eye out for you!"
Yes: "You will? Thank you! Okay, I need you to describe your feelings about our battle, but it has to be short and sweet. Go!"
"Mmm, yeah! That's the perfect clincher! I get the feeling that this will make a great TV show. There’s a chance that they’ll air this on TV, so make sure to look for us! Okay! We’ll be seeing you!"
  • After accepting or declining an interview
Gabby: "We'll be keeping an eye out for you!"
Ty: "You're a natural! Got me some prime footage right here!"
Gabby: "Hi! Today I'm visiting an area near <place fought>. We're trying to spot some up-and-coming new talent in the field. Today, we turned our lens on the Trainer <player>. There's something about this Trainer that piqued our interest."
  • For any battle after the first:
"We've battled <player> before, but we can attest that the Trainer has most definitely improved from before. I knew we were onto someone special when we spotted this Trainer!"
"The best way to determine how strong a Trainer is… Well, the fastest way is to battle. And so we began our investigation! … … That's how we ended up in battle with <player>. In a dominating performance we were flattened, rolled up, and tossed aside! <player> is ruthlessly strong… Here's our impressions after having battled our featured Trainer.
  • If Gabby and Ty were unable to land a successful attack:
"...I lost confidence in myself as a result of our encounter. We were beaten before we could launch a single attack. Ohhh... Snivel... In spite of that, <player>'s battles are worth seeing. I recommend confident Trainers to challenge <player>."
  • If Gabby and Ty were able to land a successful attack and none of the player's Pokémon fainted:
"The combination of <final Pokémon 1> and <final Pokémon 2> was divine! The sight of them--<final Pokémon 1> and <final Pokémon 2>--selflessly supporting each other in the thick of battle… It was a marvelous sight to behold! <finishing move> was the move the Trainer used last in our battle. The move <move> is <Pokémon> and <Pokémon>'s sign of friendship!"
  • If at least one of player's Pokémon fainted:
"Honestly speaking, I thought that I might even be pretty good. While we did end up losing, we did have a hotly contested battle. But if you're struggling against me, you have a ways to go, <player>!"
"After our battle, we asked <player> for a succinct summary. The Trainer replied, "<word>." <player>'s Pokémon <final Pokémon 1> and <final Pokémon 2>… And "<word>"… Mmm! That's deep! There's deep significance behind that quote! It's no surprise--a good Trainer has good things to say. That's all for today! See you all again on our next broadcast!"

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version

Gabby: "I see, I see. You're working really hard, aren't you?"
Ty: "Great, Flannery! And now a smile!"

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

  • If the player only has one Pokémon
Gabby: "Is there a strong Trainer anywhere? One with a lot of Pokémon?"
Ty: "Do you only have the one Pokémon, and that’s it? If you had more Pokémon, it’d make for better footage."
  • For first battle
    • Before battle
Gabby: "Oh! We’ve just spotted a tough-looking Trainer—here of all places! OK, roll camera! Let’s get this interview."
Ty: "Hey, lookee here! A tough-looking Trainer here, of all places! Camera’s rolling!"
  • Upon being defeated
Gabby: "My eyes did not deceive me— amazing Trainer spotted!"
Ty: "We found an amazing Trainer! This is a massive scoop!"'
  • Immediately after losing
Gabby: "Awesome! Awesome! Who are you?! I knew we were onto something wild when we spotted you! Oh, please let me explain. We travel around everywhere, interviewing all sorts of Trainers. Care to give us a bit of your time for an interview?"
  • For subsequent battles
    • Before battle
Gabby: "Oh! You’re <name>! Hi! Do you remember us from last time? Can you show us how much stronger you’ve become? OK, cue interview!"
Ty: "Hey, lookee here! I remember you! I’ll get this battle down on this here camera!"
  • Upon being defeated
Gabby: "What an awesome battle! Hey, did you get all that?!"
Ty: "Every last bit of that battle we just had is on this tape!"
  • Immediately after losing
Gabby: ""<Previous quote>!" Do you remember? That’s the quote you gave us as the battle clincher last time. I never, ever forget stuff like that! Anyway, what do you think? Do you want to be interviewed again?"
  • If the player agrees to an interview
Gabby: "You will? Thank you! OK, I need you to describe your feelings about our battle, but it has to be short and sweet. Go!"
  • If the player declines to be interviewed
Gabby: "Oh... OK, but don’t give up! We’ll be keeping an eye out for you!"
  • After the player gives an interview:
Gabby: "Mmm, yeah! That’s the perfect clincher! I get the feeling that this will make a great TV show. There’s a chance that they’ll air this on BuzzNav, so make sure to look for us! Okay! We’ll be seeing you!"
  • If spoken to after losing
  • If the player gave an interview
Gabby: "We’ll be keeping an eye out for you!"
  • If the player declined to be interviewed
Gabby: "Well, could we trouble you for an interview, after all?"
Ty: "You’re a natural! Got me some prime footage right here!"
  • If the player declined to be interviewed
Ty: "By the way, if it’s all right, let Gabby interview you."
""Seeking Trainers" Gabby: I'm coming to you today from <location>! We're here today to scout a wonderful talent. The Trainer I've got my eye on today is <name>!"
  • For their first battle with the player:
"I have a feeling about this Trainer! Well, the fastest way to check a Trainer's abilities is to battle! We'll begin our investigation right away! ... So we battled, but Ty and I suffered a spectacularly crushing defeat! <name> is exceedingly strong. Now to share my thoughts on our battle..."
  • For subsequent battles with the player:
"I may have battled <name> before, but he/she certainly seems to have gotten stronger. I expected no less from a Trainer who I had my eye on! Well, the fastest way to check a Trainer's abilities is to battle! We'll begin our investigation right away! ... So we battled, but Ty and I suffered a spectacularly crushing defeat! <name> is exceedingly strong. Now to share my thoughts on our battle..."
  • If the player Mega-Evolved a Pokémon:
"That was so moving! <Pokémon> showed off its Mega Evolution for us! I got so excited that I was in no condition to battle!"
  • If not:
"The team of <Pokémon> and <Pokémon> was the best! Seeing those two help each other out during the battle was wonderful! That <move> came from the friendship between <Pokémon> and <Pokémon>!"
"The victorious Trainer had this to say about the battle: "<quote>." <Pokémon>, <Pokémon>, and <quote>. There's something deep about those words. Good Trainers sure do have good things to say! We'll see you again on our next broadcast!"

Sprites

Spr RS Interviewer.png Interviewer f RSE OD.pngInterviewer m RSE OD.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gabby and Ty in Pokémon Adventures

Gabby and Ty first debut in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. They are a reporter/cameraman duo that work at Hoenn TV. In the Chuang Yi translation, they are called Maryann and Tyler.

They are first seen interviewing Norman, the newly-made Gym Leader of the Petalburg Gym and film him having a battle against a group of wild Pokémon. Later, they are seen at Route 104 watching Sapphire free Mr. Stone's Castform from being trapped in a water fountain. They decide to interview Sapphire to make a news story, but the girl decides against it due to disliking television. When Mr. Stone is attacked by people disguised as staff personnel and robbed of an item he was carrying, Gabby and Ty follow Sapphire as she pursues the thieves. They travel to Petalburg Woods, where the thieves ambush them in order to prevent any witnesses from escaping alive. Sapphire manages to drive the thieves back, but she is unable to retrieve the stolen object, and Mr. Stone falls into a coma after giving her a letter for his son, Steven.

Gabby and Ty later report the theft of the Submarine Explorer 1 which was taken by a team in red. After the story ended, Gabby talks to Captain Stern about the attack on Mr. Stone. Although it was reported that he was attacked by wild Pokémon, Gabby reveals to him that it was a team in blue behind the whole thing. The conversation is interrupted by Norman, who overhears their conversation. Gabby assumes he's there to help with the case, Norman denies and states that he simply trying to find his runaway son, Ruby. After Norman leaves with the information to find Ruby, Gabby realizes the boy that was seen being attacked by the thieves who stole the submarine must be Norman's son. They decide to track Ruby down, as he might have valuable information on the team in red. Ty realizes that if a team in blue attacked Mr. Stone and one in red stole the submarine, it must mean there are two evil teams lurking in Hoenn. They track Norman to the Weather Institute, where he has found Ruby and initiated a battle against him. Believing that the fate of Hoenn is more important that familial troubles, Gabby decides to stop the two from fighting and requests that Castform help her. Castform agrees, and with its ability to control the weather, it helps stop Norman and Ruby from falling down onto shrapnel that was created during their fight. Norman attempts to continue the battle afterward, but is stopped by Winona, who tells him to return to his Gym. Norman forgives Ruby for running away and leaves. Afterward, Gabby and Ty take Ruby with them on their quest and decide to give Mr. Stone's Castform to Ruby after it takes a liking to him.

They take Ruby to Verdanturf Town so that Ruby can perform in his first Contest. After Ruby wins a few rounds, Gabby and Ty offer to interview him, but Ruby reluctantly refuses due to his prior status as a kidnapping victim. After Ruby goes back to competing, Ty wonders if it's even right for them to tag along with him. Gabby assures Ty that her reporter's intuition means Ruby will be important to finding the truth. After a misunderstanding causes Ruby to meet Wanda, the group travels to Rusturf Tunnel after hearing about an accident happening there. Along the way, they notice an Absol passing by. Ruby notes that the Absol is beautiful, but it sends a strange shiver down his spine. Upon arriving at Rusturf Tunnel, they find that it has collapsed with Wanda's fiancé Riley still inside. Ruby manages to rescue Riley, who reveals that construction had been had been halted due to the disturbances of the wild Whismur inside. Riley wonders why the tunnel collapsed, as he and his team had taken extra care to prevent such a thing from happening. The team in red that stolen the Submarine Explorer 1 arrives and reveals themselves to be the culprits behind them. The team attacks and the leader, Courtney, kidnaps Ruby. Gabby and Ty attempt to stop her, but are forced to fight off the Grunts left behind. Eventually, the wild Whismur bring some Loudred and Exploud to help stop the commotion. The Grunts are sent flying by a powerful {{m|Hyper Voice}], defeating them. Gabby and Ty rush into the tunnel to save Ruby, only to find him already defeating Courtney. Ruby escapes as the tunnel is set aflame by his attack and leaves on Gabby and Ty's van.

They take Ruby to Fallarbor Town so he can participate in his next Contest. In the meantime, Gabby and Ty visit Professor Cozmo's house for an interview. Professor Cozmo's assistants reveal that he hasn't returned from a trip to Mt. Chimney, which is only causing trouble for them due to the shift in energy affecting Hoenn. The assistants reveal that a shift in the energy balance in Hoenn will cause the two Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre to awaken. Ruby later arrives with Wallace, who the assistants were supposed to meet and talk to about the energy shift. Much to Ty's surprise, Ruby reveals that he has made Wallace his Contest master. Later, Gabby calls her boss to inform of the information she and Ty were just told. Despite this, the boss tells her to only focus on the team in red, as the information going public could mass panic. Confused by this decision, Gabby and Ty decide to part ways from Ruby to continue investigating. Gabby and Ty travel to Lilycove City to ask the Hoenn TV director about his strange decision. Upon arriving, they find the director in battle with another man in red. As the two battle each other, the man in red is revealed to be Maxie, the leader of the red Team Magma, and the director reveals himself to be the leader of the blue team, Archie of Team Aqua. Gabby is shocked by this revelation and wonders what to do. Ty states that they can't trust the TV station, as Archie may have accomplices inside, which means they must find other people willing to help stop the evil teams elsewhere. They travel to Slateport in hopes of meeting up with Ruby again, only to find the area flooded due to the awakening of Kyogre. With the city flooded and Ruby nowhere to be found, they instead go to meet with Captain Stern again. They find Stern escaping the flooding and inform him that Team Magma and Team Aqua have joined forces. Stern realizes that if they teamed up, the two teams must have headed to the Seafloor Cavern to awaken Groudon and Kyogre. With the Seafloor Cavern located under the depths of the ocean, Captain Stern worries that it will be impossible to chase after the villains.

The Pokémon Association's flying headquarters arrives to rescue people from the flood. Ty decides that he and Gabby will stay behind while Captain Stern and the others get to safety. Gabby is confused by this decision, but Ty points out that the Absol they saw before is there. Ty confronts Absol and questions if it's behind the disasters affecting Hoenn. Gabby theorizes that Absol is only attempting to warn people of the danger instead of actually causing them. Absol confirms this and trusts the two enough to ride on its back. Gabby has Absol take her and Ty to Sootopolis City, the location where Groudon and Kyogre will have their battle against each other. Once they arrive, Gabby and Ty find that Groudon and Kyogre have already begun their climactic battle. Gabby begs Absol to help them stop the fight, but it only chooses to protect Ruby and Sapphire from getting hurt by Groudon and Kyogre's clash. Ty realizes that while it chooses to warn people of disasters, Absol is neutral to the outcome and only observes. Absol's Magic Coat proves useful as it allows Ruby and Sapphire to use utilize the power of the Grand Meteor shard to knock the Red and Blue Orbs used to control Groudon and Kyogre from Maxie and Archie's bodies. The resulting attack causes a giant explosion, forcing Gabby and Ty to run away on Absol's back to avoid getting caught in the blast.

After Groudon and Kyogre are defeated and returned to their deep slumber, Gabby and Ty regroup at the Pokémon Association airship to celebrate Ruby and Sapphire's victory. Afterward, they visit Norman's home to have an interview with the heroes that played a part in the battle to save Hoenn. Ruby's mother uses the interview to ask her son and Sapphire to return home so that they can celebrate their birthdays properly.

In the Emerald chapter, Gabby and Ty were some of the several people that arrived at the Hoenn Battle Frontier due to Scott wishing on Jirachi for many people to visit the area.

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, Gabby and Ty visit Ruby after he participates in an interview for Pokémon Contest Spectaculars. When Gabby asks what Ruby plans to do for the future, he cryptically states that he believes it may be the last time he steps in a Contest Hall.

Pokémon

On hand

Ty's Magnemite
Magnemite
Magnemite is Ty's only known Pokémon. Ty used it to battle against Team Magma at the Rusturf Tunnel.

None of Magnemite's moves are known.

Debut What Would You Do for a Whismur?

Temporary

Popo.png
Castform
This Castform was originally owned by Mr. Stone. After being attacked by Team Aqua and its owner falling into a coma, Castform followed Gabby and Ty around. After meeting with Ruby, it took a liking to the boy and decided to join him. It was later named Fofo (Jp: POPO).
Debut Lombre Larceny

Temporary

Gabby and Ty's Absol
Absol
Absol first encountered Gabby and Ty as they were traveling to the Rusturf Tunnel. It watched as they battled Team Magma, who were causing earthquakes to increase the land. They met it again at Slateport City after Kyogre's awakening caused the city to flood. Ty confronted Absol about whether or not it was the cause of the disasters, but Gabby realized it was simply trying to warn people. Understanding its motives caused Absol to take a liking to Gabby, and it allowed the two to ride on its back to Sootopolis City, where Groudon and Kyogre would battle each other. Upon arriving, Absol lent some of its powers to protect Ruby and Sapphire, but chose to remain an observer in the battle against the two Legendary Pokémon. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, Absol was seen watching over Ruby as he talked to Gabby and Ty about it being the last time he steps in a Contest Hall.

Absol's only known move is Magic Coat, and its Ability is Super Luck.

Debut It's Absol-utely a Bad Omen

In the TCG

Art of Gabby and Ty from the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Gabby & Ty or their Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
TV Reporter T 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 Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   020/024
 

Trivia

  • As Gabby's Whismur levels up, it evolves into Loudred and then Exploud. The highest level it reaches is 39, but Loudred does not evolve into Exploud until level 40.
  • In the sixth battle and onwards, Gabby and Ty have an Exploud that has learned Hyper Voice at level 39, but Exploud cannot learn this move until level 63 (nor can Whismur and Loudred, as they learn this move at levels 45 and 57, respectively).
    • This move, however, can be learned at this level through breeding.
  • If Gabby and Ty are battled enough times, they will eventually stop changing locations, but will continue to battle the player.
  • Gabby shares some physical similarities with a reporter from the anime.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マリとダイ Mari & Dai From 鞠 mari (ball, possibly referring to the microphone) and 題 dai (topic [of an interview])
English Gabby & Ty Possibly from gab and TV
Maryann & Tyler (Chuang Yi) Similar to their Japanese names
French Ines & Guy Possibly from guinness
German Pia & Udo Possibly from utopia
Italian Tea & Teo Possibly from TV
Spanish Gabi & Teo
Korean 마리와다이 Mari & Dai Same as Japanese names
Chinese (Taiwan) 瑪莉和小戴 Mǎlì & Xiǎo Dài Transliterations of Japanese names
Chinese (Mainland China) 玛莉和小戴 Mǎlì & Xiǎo Dài*
玛丽和达伊 Mǎlì & Dáyī*
Transliterations of their Japanese names



Non-player characters in the core series games
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterDiving Treasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChaz
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterStats judge
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