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.


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. Ash wanted to help the wild Gible learn Draco Meteor and achieve his dreams. It successfully used the move against Team Rocket, but failed again in its 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 it 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 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 it 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, it used to chomp onto Ash's and other people's heads but after a little while it seemed to just latch onto people's heads without actually hurting them). Later on, it showed its habit also included rocks and tree trunks, among other objects. This also goes for thing 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, it is not very bright and is slow to understand simple requests or orders; on one occasion, it chewed away a section of rock despite it falling into a creek as a result, and still chewed at the rock underwater not seeming to realize it 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 and perfected Draco Meteor at the same time. It was then briefly used against Lickilicky before being recalled. Finally, Gible was called out after Noctowl and Donphan fell to Dusknoir and after a tough battle, Gible defeated Dusknoir.

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

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

Moves used

Using Dragon Pulse
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon that Ash has owned. It is also Ash's first Pokémon that can evolve into a pseudo-legendary Pokémon (if his unofficial Larvitar isn't counted).
  • Gible is the second Pokémon of Ash's to destroy a friend's bike. The first was his Pikachu, which destroyed Misty's, May's, and Dawn's bikes, but unlike Pikachu, who fried the bikes by accident, Gible ate Barry's bike on purpose.
  • Gible is the third (or 32nd, if one counts all 30 of Ash's Tauros) of Ash's Pokémon to have its gender confirmed before being obtained by Ash, due to the notch on its fin. The first two were Tauros and Buizel.
    • Coincidentally, all three of them are male.
  • Gible is the second Pokémon of Ash's to know an HM move, the first being Grotle with Rock Climb.
    • Coincidentally, both attacks start with "Rock" in their name, but yet neither of them is a Template:Type2 move.
  • Gible is Ash's second Ground-type Pokémon with a second type to its species. The first was Ash's Gliscor. Gible also replaces Gliscor in the sixth slot of Ash's party. Also, they both have a double weakness to the Ice-type.
  • Gible can be seen as a parallel to Ash's Snorunt. Both were caught late in Ash's travels of the region they were caught in. Additionally, both Snorunt and Gible had difficulty mastering one of their moves (Ice Beam and Draco Meteor, respectively), both were caught before Ash's final gym battle of the region.
  • Gible is the only one of Ash's Sinnoh Pokémon that hasn't been used in a gym battle or to battle against Paul.
    • It is also the only Pokémon Ash has captured last in a region that is able to evolve but hasn't.

Related articles

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

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