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Tate and Liza

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Tate & Liza
フウとラン Fu & Lan
"The mystic combination!"
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Liza & Tate.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Tate (left) and Liza (right)
Gender Female (Liza), Male (Tate)
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Mossdeep City
Region Hoenn
Relatives Jin (father) and Rachel (mother) (anime)
Trainer class Gym LeadersRSEORAS
Pokémon TrainersB2W2
Generation III, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Leader of Mossdeep Gym
Badge Mind Badge
Specializes in Psychic types
Anime debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me
English voice actor Tate: Jason Griffith
Liza: Andi Whaley
Japanese voice actor Tate: Takahiro Mizushima
Liza: Chisa Yokoyama

Tate (Japanese: フウ Fu) and Liza (Japanese: ラン Lan) are the twin Gym Leaders of Mossdeep City's Gym, known officially as the Mossdeep Gym. They specialize in Psychic-type Pokémon. They give the Mind Badge to Trainers who defeat them.

In the games

Tate and Liza run the Mossdeep City Gym. Both specialize in Psychic-type Pokémon and give out the Mind Badge once defeated. They also give TM04 (Calm Mind). The two of them engage in a Double Battle against the player when the player challenges them.

In Black 2 and White 2 they participate in the Pokémon World Tournament. Unlike before, Tate and Liza do not battle as a team, instead participating as individuals.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader Tate&LizaRSORAS / Mystic Duo Tate&LizaE

Strategy
We battle in cooperation.RSE
We battle in cooperation!ORAS
Trainer's Pokémon
Always friendly Pokémon.RSE
Pokémon that are always friendly!ORAS
Self-Introduction
We understand each other, and we understand others.RS
Papa has trouble telling the two of us apart!E
We can read each others' minds—and the minds of our opponents, too.ORAS

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire



Pokémon Emerald

Gym battle


First rematch


Second rematch


Third rematch


Fourth rematch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Tate and Liza use three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Tate will always lead with his Solrock and Liza will always lead with her Lunatone.

Tate
Hoenn Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Liza
Hoenn Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire



Quotes

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Mossdeep Gym
  •  Before battle
Tate: "Hehehe... Were you surprised?"
Liza: "Fufufu... Were you surprised?"
Tate: "That there are two Gym Leaders?"
Liza: "That there are two Gym Leaders?"
Tate: "We're twins!"
Liza: "We're twins!"
Tate: "We don't need to talk because..."
Liza: "We can each determine what..."
Tate: "The other is thinking..."
Liza: "All in our minds!"
Tate: "This combination of ours..."
Liza: "Can you beat it?"
  • Being defeated
Tate: "What? Our combination..."
Liza: "Was shattered!"
Tate: "It can't be helped. You've won..."
Liza: "So, in recognition, take this."
  • After being defeated
Tate: "The Mind Badge enhances the Sp. Atk and Sp. Def of your Pokémon."
Liza: "It also lets you use the HM move Dive outside of battle."
Tate: "You should also take this, too."
Tate: "That TM04 contains..."
Liza: "Calm Mind!"
Tate: "It raises Sp. Atk and..."
Liza: "It raises Sp. Def!"
Tate: "It's a move that's perfect..."
Liza: "For Psychic Pokémon!"
  • If the player talks to them afterwards
Tate: "Looks like the bond between you and your Pokémon is far stronger than the bond that we share as twins."
Liza: "You will become even stronger! We've battled you, so we know."
  •  If the player has only one Pokémon im party
Tate: "Hehehe... Were you surprised?"
Liza: "That there are two Gym Leaders?"
Tate: "Oops, you have only one..."
Liza: "Pokémon that can battle."
Tate: "We can't battle that way!"
Liza: "If you want to challenge us, bring some more Pokémon."
RematchE
  • Before battle
Tate: "Pokémon..."
Liza: "Pokémon..."
Tate: "By changing the party's mix..."
Liza: "The battle style changes."
Tate: "But me..."
Liza: "But me..."
Tate: "I'll always be with Liza!"
Liza: "I'll always be with Tate!"
Tate: "Our combination..."
Liza: "We'll show you again and again!"
  • Being defeated
Tate: "You and your Pokémon..."
Liza: It's as if you were siblings!
  • After being defeated
Tate: "You can knock us down, but we'll never stay down!"
Liza: "Because the two of us, we always support each other!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
Both: "I can make myself one with Pokémon! Can you beat this combination?"
  • Before battle (second round)
Both: "Thanks to my strict training, I can make myself one with Pokémon! Can you beat this combination?"
  • Before battle (final round)
Both: "Thanks to my strict training, I can make myself one with Pokémon! Can you beat this combination and the bond between me and my Pokémon?"
  • Being defeated
Tate: "The... The combination of me and my Pokémon!"
Liza: "Oh! The combination of me and my Pokémon..."
  • If the player is defeated
Both: "The combination of me and my Pokémon was superior!"
  • After being defeated
Tate: "It looks like the bond between you and your Pokémon was far stronger than mine..."
Liza: "It looks like the bond between you and your Pokémon will grow stronger! I can tell!"
  • After winning
Tate: "Actually, I'm a twin! When I'm with my sister, I'm much stronger! I mean we can finish each other's thoughts!"
Liza: "Actually, I'm a twin! When I'm with my brother, I'm much stronger! I mean we can finish each other's thoughts!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
Both: "The fact that you won means your combination with your Pokémon must've been super perfect!"

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version

Mossdeep City
Tate: "Heh heh heh... I'm Tate. I'm the Gym Leader of Mossdeep City."
"No, no, no. Not the Gym!"
"Liza and I have a special power. And right now it's telling me that we will meet you in battle someday."
Liza: "Hee hee hee... I'm Liza. I'm the Gym Leader of Mossdeep City!"
"You can't go in!"
"Tate and I are twins. We understand each other without words."

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Mossdeep Gym
  • Before battle
Tate: "Heh heh heh... Were you surprised?"
Liza: "Tee hee hee... Were you surprised?"
Tate: "That there are two Gym Leaders?"
Liza: "That there are two Gym Leaders?"
Tate: "We're twins!"
Liza: "We're twins!"
Tate: "We don't need to talk because..."
Liza: "...we can each tell..."
Tate: "...what the other is thinking... "
Liza: "...all in our minds!"
Tate: "This combination of ours..."
Liza: "Can you beat it?"
  • Being defeated
Tate: "Our... Our..."
Liza: "Teamwork."
  • After being defeated
Tate: "It can't be helped. You've won..."
Liza: "...so take this in recognition!"
Tate: "The Mind Badge has the power to make all Pokémon up to Level 80, including those you've received from other people, obey you!"
Liza: "It also enables Pokémon to use the HM move called Dive!"
Tate: "And take this, too!"
Tate: "Calm Mind..."
Liza: "...comes from relaxing your mind and concentrating."
Tate: "Pokémon's Sp. Atk and..."
Liza: "...Pokémon's Sp. Def..."
Tate: "...will be heightened by this move!"
Liza: "It's a perfect move for Psychic-type Pokémon!"
Tate: "Looks like the bond between you and your Pokémon is far stronger than the bond we share as twins... But you'll go on from here to form even more bonds! That's the future I see for you!"
Liza: "There may be a harsh ordeal ahead for you and your Pokémon... But that's all right! You and your Pokémon aren't alone! You have each other! That's why we want you to face whatever troubles may come your way head-on and full of courage!"
  • If the player has only one Pokémon in party
Tate: "Oh, you only have..."
Liza: "...one Pokémon to battle."
Tate: "Then we can't battle you!"
Liza: "We want to battle you, so please bring more Pokémon!"
  • After becoming Champion
Tate: "I sensed that you had become the Champion! It seems that your bonds with your Pokémon have grown stronger and deeper since we last (sic) battled. Liza and I will both train even more so that we may battle you head-on again someday!"
Liza: "I sensed that you had become the Champion! It seems that your bonds with so many people have grown stronger and deeper since we last (sic) battled. Tate and I will both train even harder so that we may battle you in earnest again someday!"
Lilycove Department Store
Tate: "Oh, this is nice."
Liza: "Oh, this is nice."
Tate: "Hey, Liza, this is cool, too!"
Liza: "Look, Tate, this is cute, too!"
  • If talked to
Liza: "A Trainer! I got a lot of new toys today!"
Tate: "A Trainer! I got a lot of new toys today!"

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Tate Liza.png Tate and Liza ORAS concept art.png
Official artwork from
Generation III
Conceptual artwork from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites

Spr RS Tate and Liza.png Spr B2W2 Tate.png Spr B2W2 Liza.png VSLiza & Tate.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Tate's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Liza's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Tate III OD.pngLiza III OD.png Tate OD.png Liza OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Tate's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Liza's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2

In the anime

Liza and Tate in the anime

Tate and Liza first appeared in It's Still Rocket Roll to Me. Their father, Jin, owns the Mossdeep Space Center and often goes into space to search for space Pokémon. As a result, they often spend time at the Space Center, and even have battles in zero-gravity by using their Baltoy's Confusion technique to levitate them.

In the anime, Liza is depicted as being more experienced in battle, and it is implied in their debut episode that she always defeats Tate whenever the two have a battle. Liza loves to annoy Tate by teasingly reminding him of such things, but what angers Tate even more is Liza's habit of referring to him as her "little" brother even though they are twins. This is because Liza is actually the older twin. Nevertheless, Liza seems to care for Tate anyway.

When Ash Ketchum and his friends visited Mossdeep, Tate quickly befriended Max since they had quite a few things in common, including Max's issues with his own older sister, May. Said episode itself focuses primarily on Tate and Max, who spent nearly the entire time by themselves while having fun together. Likewise, Liza related with May, and took to showing her new friends around the facility.

Later, while Tate and Max were hanging out in the cockpit of the space shuttle, Team Rocket infiltrated the area with the intent of stealing the shuttle. Tate and Max were unaware of this until the trio reached the cockpit, whereupon Meowth tied the two boys up back-to-back with a rope. Fortunately, Ash's Corphish had been aboard the shuttle as well, and freed the duo, who promptly knocked the Rockets out. In the moments that followed, Tate and Max became the heroes of the day when they safely landed the shuttle. The Rockets then suffered the wrath of Liza and May, who attacked them with their Lunatone and Combusken, respectively, allowing Ash's Pikachu to send them flying.

In Solid as a Solrock, Tate and Liza finally faced of against Ash in a Double Battle, in which their Lunatone and Solrock, respectively, were up against Ash's Pikachu and Swellow. At first, they continuously argued with each other, which allowed their opponent to get hits in. However, after another attack by Team Rocket, the twins managed to work together. In the battle that followed, they showed an incredible ability to balance each other's Pokémon, becoming a seemingly unstoppable force that Ash had to resort to unorthodox tactics in order to defeat. Eventually, Pikachu and Swellow used Pikachu's Thunder attack as armor, and with this newfound power, they easily defeated Lunatone and Solrock, earning Ash the Mind Badge.

They reappeared in a flashback in AG120.

Pokémon

This listing is of Liza and Tate's Pokémon in the anime:

Liza's

Liza's Lunatone
Lunatone
Liza's Lunatone is the Pokémon she uses in all Gym battles. When the twins battled each other in It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!, Lunatone won the battle for Liza. She later also used it against Team Rocket after they failed to steal a space shuttle from the Mossdeep Space Center.

It reappeared in a flashback in AG120.

Lunatone's known moves are Tackle, Psychic, Ice Beam, and Light Screen, and its Ability is Levitate.

Debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!

Tate's

Tate's Solrock
Solrock
Tate's Solrock is the Pokémon he uses in all Gym battles. Although it lost to Liza's Lunatone when they battled, it proved to be just as powerful in Ash's Gym battle.

It reappeared in a flashback in AG120.

Solrock's known moves are Tackle, Sandstorm, Solar Beam, and Psychic.

Debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!

At Mossdeep Gym

Tate and Liza's Baltoy
Baltoy (×4)
Tate and Liza's four Baltoy live at the Mossdeep Gym where, when Tate and Liza want a battle, they use Confusion to make a battlefield with zero gravity. When Team Rocket wanted to steal the space shuttle for the Boss, the Baltoy stopped the shuttle with Confusion.

Baltoy's only known move is Confusion.

Debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Tate: 水島大宙 Takahiro Mizushima
Liza: 横山智佐 Chisa Yokoyama
English Tate: Jason Griffith
Liza: Andi Whaley
European French Tate: Frederik Haùgness
Liza: Fanny Roy
Brazilian Portuguese Tate: Dado Monteiro
Liza: Samira Fernandes
Spanish Latin America Tate: Irwin Daayán
Liza: María Fernanda Morales
Spain Tate: Álex Saudinós
Liza: Inés Blázquez

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Tate and Liza in Adventures

Tate and Liza debut in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. They are the guardians of Mt. Pyre, having taken over the position from their grandparents. When Flannery calls the Gym Leaders together for a meeting about Team Magma and Team Aqua, Tate and Liza are forced to ignore the call so that they can head over to Mt. Pyre. There, they encounter Team Magma, who aims on stealing the Red and Blue Orbs so that they can be used to control Groudon and Kyogre. The attackers turn out to be illusions created by Blaise. By distracting Tate and Liza with his illusions, Blaise is able to easily sneak into the chamber holding the orbs and steal them.

Tate and Liza later appear on Mirage Island with Juan. They are tasked with training Ruby and Sapphire so that they would be ready to face Groudon and Kyogre. They train Ruby and Sapphire in various forms of Double Battle styles so that they may work together and defeat their opponents. Once the time had come for Ruby and Sapphire to head off, Tate and Liza award Sapphire the Mind Badge.

After both Team Magma and Team Aqua are defeated and Groudon and Kyogre have returned to their deep slumber, Tate and Liza celebrated the victory with their allies and thanked Sapphire and Ruby for their assistance in the battle.

Pokémon

This listing is for Tate and Liza's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Tate's Solrock
Solrock
Solrock is Tate's main Pokémon. It was first seen traveling with its Trainer on Mt. Pyre, where it used its abilities to sense intruders. Solrock was used in conjunction with Lunatone against the Team Magma Grunts that were aiming to steal the Red and Blue Orbs. Despite their best efforts, the Grunts were only illusions created by Blaise, who easily got past his opponents and stole the orbs.

Solrock's known moves are Cosmic Power, Calm Mind, and Psywave, and its Ability is Levitate.

Debut I'm Always Grumpig First Thing in the Morning II
Liza's Lunatone
Lunatone
Lunatone is Liza's main Pokémon. It was first seen traveling with its Trainer on Mt. Pyre. Lunatone was used in conjunction with Solrock against the Team Magma Grunts that were aiming to steal the Red and Blue Orbs. Despite their best efforts, the Grunts were only illusions created by Blaise, who easily got past his opponents and stole the orbs.

Lunatone's known moves are Cosmic Power and Rock Slide, and its Ability is Levitate.

Debut I'm Always Grumpig First Thing in the Morning II
Tate and Liza's Spoink
Spoink (×2)
Tate and Liza each own a Spoink. They were first used to battle Ruby and Sapphire on Mirage Island. The two were repeatedly used to help Ruby and Sapphire training for their upcoming battle against Groudon and Kyogre.

Spoink's known moves are Extrasensory and Bounce.

Debut With a Spoink in Your Step I

Trivia

  • Tate and Liza are the first, and only pair of Gym Leaders that are battled through a Double Battle.
  • Chuang Yi's translations of Pokémon Adventures manga mistakenly refer to Tate as a girl.
  • They are the only Gym Leaders to carry two Hyper Potions in their first battle. This is likely due to them being a duo, with each of them holding a Hyper Potion.
  • In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, they are referred to as "Leader Tate&Liza" due to the way their Trainer class is programmed. This is fixed in the remakes, where they are called "Leaders Liza & Tate".
  • In Emerald, Solrock is the only Pokémon from the original team to keep its moveset in the rematches.
  • Tate is the only male Psychic-type Gym Leader.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese フウとラン Fu & Lan From 風蘭 fūran (Neofinetia falcata) and 浮 (floating)
English Tate & Liza From levitate
French Lévy & Tatia From lévitation, levitation
German Ben & Svenja From Schweben, levitation
Italian Tell & Pat From telepatia, telepathy
Spanish Vito & Leti Possibly from levitación, levitation
Korean 풍&란 Pung & Ran From 풍란 (風蘭) pungran, Neofinetia falcata
Chinese (Mandarin) 楓與南/枫与南 Fēng & Nán 楓 (maple) is an alternative reading of . 南 (south) is a rough transcription of Lan.


Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
Roxanne OD.png
Roxanne
Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
Brawly OD.png
Brawly
Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
Wattson OD.png
Wattson
Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
Flannery OD.png
Flannery
Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
Norman OD.png
Norman
Fortree Gym Feather Badge
Winona OD.png
Winona
Mossdeep Gym Mind Badge
Tate Liza
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
Wallace OD.png Juan OD.png
Wallace Juan

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