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Gabby and Ty

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Art of Gabby and Ty from the TCG

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 AquaSASE stealing his submarine.


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


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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?"
  • 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."


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 are featured as important supporting characters in the Pokémon Adventures manga; in the Chuang Yi translation, they are called Maryann and Tyler. They worked at a TV station run by Archie, unknown to most of the public as the leader of Team Aqua.

At first, they met Sapphire when she had to fetch Mr. Stone's Castform from being stuck in a fountain. Gabby offered to interview Sapphire, but the girl said she didn't like TV and refused. The whole thing was a plot by Team Aqua to kidnap the president of Devon Corporation. Mr. Stone was injured in the attack, and Castform was left with Gabby and Ty. They discovered that the criminals were really after the Devon Goods needed by Captain Stern.

Despite their insistence that Mr. Stone had been attacked by men dressed like pirates, Archie ran the story that he was actually injured by wild Pokémon.

Gabby and Ty tracked down Captain Stern and explained the situation to him. Norman happened to be there as well, looking for his son, Ruby, who had saved Captain Stern from Team Magma members. Norman discovered where Ruby had last been, and Gabby and Ty decided to follow him.

They tracked Norman and Ruby to the Weather Institute on Route 119. The area was experiencing heavy rainfall. Norman and Ruby were engaged in a rough and dangerous battle on the slippery staircases of the Weather Institute. Gabby pleaded with Castform to do something, so the little Pokémon used Sunny Day to clear up the weather. Although it stopped the battle, Ruby and Norman nearly plummeted to their deaths, but were saved at the last moment by Ruby's Running Shoes.

Ruby and Norman resolved their conflict and the duo drove the young Pokémon Coordinator to the Normal Rank Contest House in Verdanturf Town, as Norman was called back to his Gym by Winona. Castform had been lonely ever since Mr. Stone had been hurt, so Gabby decided to give it to Ruby.

Gabby, Ruby, and Ty all saw a mysterious Absol near Rusturf Tunnel before Ruby ended up in another conflict with Team Magma. Gabby and Ty then drove Ruby to the other Contest House in Fallarbor Town and discovered that Mt. Chimney had recently gone dead. While Ruby was taking part in the Contests, they went to Professor Cozmo's laboratory to investigate the events. To their shock, they discovered that for some reason, their TV station refused to report this big news to the public.

Gabby called her boss to ask why this news story wasn't being covered, but Archie said he didn't want to cause the public to panic. Confused, the two interviewers parted ways with Ruby to investigate the Hoenn crisis further.

Gabby and Ty returned to their Hoenn TV headquarters in Lilycove City; there they witnessed Archie and Maxie battling each other. Gabby finally realized that Archie was the head of Team Aqua and had been airing exaggerated news of Team Magma's deeds while refusing to address Team Aqua's actions. Later, Absol took them to Sootopolis.

Gabby and Ty were also seen in the Emerald chapter, on a ship heading to the Battle Frontier.


On hand

Ty's Magnemite
Magnemite is the only known Pokémon of Ty's. Ty sent it out to defend himself from Team Magma. It is unknown if Magnemite won.

None of Magnemite's moves are known.

Debut What Would You Do for a Whismur?


Snowy Form
Fofo (Jp: POPO) was a Castform that was originally owned by Mr. Stone. She was given to Gabby and Ty after Mr. Stone got hurt by Shelly's Lombre. Later, she was given to Ruby by the interviewers after Ruby's battle with Norman at the Weather Institute due to her being lonely. Fofo was used in the Smart Contests while in Ruby's ownership.

Fofo's known moves are Sunny Day, Rain Dance, Hail and Weather Ball. Her Ability is Forecast and she has a Careful nature.

Debut Lombre Larceny


Gabby and Ty's Absol
Gabby and Ty first encountered this Absol in the Rusturf Tunnel where it was mistaken to have caused the cave-in when it was in fact an earthquake. Later, it was used as a mode of transportation to take them to where Groudon and Kyogre were fighting.

Absol's only known move is Magic Coat.

Debut It's Absol-utely a Bad Omen

In 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
Rarity # Japanese
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


  • 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.


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. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLooker
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterStats judge
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