Ash's Gible

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Ash's Gible
サトシのフカマル Satoshi's Fukamaru
Poké Ball
Ash Gible.png
Ash's Gible
Debuts in A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!
Caught in Gotta Get a Gible!
Caught at Sinnoh
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location At Professor Oak's Laboratory
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Gible Daisuke Sakaguchi Tom Wayland

Ash's Gible (Japanese: サトシのフカマル Satoshi's Fukamaru) is the fifth Pokémon caught by Ash in the Sinnoh region.


Diamond & Pearl series

Gible biting on Ash's head

Ash first met Gible in A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!. Wilma explained that Gible was trying his best to learn the move Draco Meteor. But for some reason, the move always failed; instead of exploding in the sky, it always fell to the ground and hit Piplup. Ash wanted to help the wild Gible learn Draco Meteor and achieve his dreams. He successfully used the move against Team Rocket, but failed again in his next attempt. By the end of the episode, Gible decided to start following Ash. Gible, with Ash's help, has tried to master using the move. Most of the time, the move fails and, in a recurring gag, accidentally hits Piplup, although it has been used on one occasion to find Piplup once the latter went missing, and on another occasion to differentiate him from another Piplup, which turned out to be a Ditto. Since the addition of Togekiss to Dawn's party, it became a recurrent gag that Togekiss would defend Piplup from Gible's slowly improving, but still failing, Draco Meteor and gracefully shoot it back to Gible and Ash. Eventually, Gible mastered Draco Meteor in Working on a Right Move!.

In Gotta Get a Gible!, Ash met with Gible again. Barry also was interested in catching him. However, Gible decided to let Ash capture him after he saw what Ash would do to protect him. After that, Barry demanded a battle with Ash and his new Gible and was able to defeat him with Empoleon.

Like Torterra during its time as a Turtwig, Gible seems to enjoy latching onto Ash's head as well as other peoples' heads (at first, like Turtwig, he used to chomp onto Ash's and other people's heads but after a little while he seemed to just latch onto people's heads without actually hurting them). Later on, he showed his habit also included rocks and tree trunks, among other objects. This also goes for things that look like those, as seen when Gible started to bite on Conway's Shuckle, as though it were a rock. Gible also has the ability to devour almost any kind of metals, seen when Gible devoured two of Team Rocket's giant robots, and half of a city park. Ash also said in Working on a Right Move! that Gible can bite at anything, including moves. Despite appearing to be quite gutsy, he is not very bright and is slow to understand simple requests or orders; on one occasion, he chewed away a section of rock despite him falling into a creek as a result, and still chewed at the rock underwater not seeming to realize he could drown and had to be saved by Buizel.

Ash used Gible in Working on a Right Move! in his Lily of the Valley Conference battle against Conway. Gible was called in when Conway's Shuckle proved to be too strong for both Donphan and Noctowl. Gible managed to defeat Shuckle with a very close-range Draco Meteor and perfect the move at the same time. He was then briefly used against Lickilicky before being recalled. Finally, Gible was called out after Noctowl and Donphan fell to Dusknoir. After a tough battle, Gible emerged victorious, giving Ash access to the quarter-finals.

In The Semi-Final Frontier!, he appeared again in the semi finals, to battle Tobias. Although he managed to hit Tobias's Darkrai with Rock Smash, Darkrai recovered almost immediately and used Ice Beam on Gible. Gible dodged it and used Draco Meteor back at Darkrai. Darkrai also dodged it and finished Gible with a Dark Pulse attack.

Ash left Gible at Professor Oak's Laboratory when he decided to go to Unova.

Best Wishes series

Gible was reunited with Ash in The Dream Continues!, where he and the rest of Ash's Pokémon posed in a group photo with him.

Personality and characteristics

Gible is quite a powerful battler, but outside of battle tends to be quite clumsy and oblivious. Gible can also be very destructive, destroying a whole park, Barry's bike and Team Rocket's mecha using nothing but his teeth. He is also quite sociable, biting people's heads to show affection.

Dawn's Piplup dislikes him due to constantly being hit by his failed Draco Meteors, but Gible has no harsh feelings towards Piplup, even refusing to fight Piplup after accidentally hitting him several times with a failed Draco Meteor. After being severally scolded by Dawn's Togekiss, he reveals that he doesn't intend to hurt him, but he simply cannot avoid it, showing that he does care about Piplup.

Moves used

Ash Gible Rock Smash.png
Using Rock Smash
Move First Used In
Dig A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!
Draco Meteor A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!
Dragon Pulse A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!
Rock Smash Gotta Get a Gible!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Gible is the first Dragon-type Pokémon that any main character has owned. He is also Ash's only Pokémon that can evolve into a pseudo-legendary Pokémon and only Dragon-type.
  • Gible is the only one of Ash's Sinnoh Pokémon that hasn't been used in a Gym battle or to battle against Paul.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Gible.

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