Tate and Liza

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Tate & Liza
フウとラン Fu & Lan
"The mystic combination!"
Art from R/S/E
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 Leaders
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Leader of Mossdeep Gym
Badge Mind Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s
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 and Liza (Japanese: フウとラン Fu and Lan) are the Gym Leaders of Mossdeep City's Gym, known officially as the Mossdeep Gym. They specialize in Template:Type2 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 Template:Type2 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.


This listing is for Tate and Liza's Pokémon in the video games in which they have appeared.

Pokémon Ruby/Pokémon Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

First Rematch

Second Rematch

Third Rematch

Fourth Rematch


"Tate: Hehehe... Were you surprised?
Liza: Hehehe... 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?"

"Tate: What? Our combination...
Liza: Was shattered!
Tate: It can't be helped. You've won...
Liza: So, in recognition, take this."

"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."

At and after first rematch (Pokémon Emerald):
"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!

"Tate: You and your Pokémon...
Liza: It's as if you were siblings!"

"Tate: You can knock us down, but we'll never stay down!
Liza: Because the two of us, we always support each other!"

Trainer's Eyes

Strategy - We battle in cooperation.

Trainer's Pokémon - Always friendly Pokémon.

Self-Introduction - We understand each other, and we understand others.

In the anime

Tate and Liza

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.

Liza is the older of the twins, and is more experienced in battle, allowing Tate to relate with Max since Liza sometimes loves to remind him of such facts. When fighting together in their double battle against Ash in Solid as a Solrock, they initially kept bickering and allowing their opponent to get hits in. However, once they were able to work together they showed an incredible ability to balance each other's Pokémon, becoming a seemingly unstoppable force that Ash had to resort to unorthodox tactics to win.


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

Liza's 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.

Lunatone's known moves are Tackle, Ice Beam, Light Screen and Psychic.

Debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!
Tate's Solrock
The other Pokémon on the twins' double battles team is Tate's Solrock. Although it lost to Liza's Lunatone when they battled, it proved to be just as powerful in Ash's gym battle.

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

Debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!

At Mossdeep Gym

Tate and Liza's Baltoy
Tate and Liza's four Baltoy live at the Mossdeep Gym where when Tate and Liza want a battle they use Psychic to make a Battlefield. When Team Rocket wanted to steal the Rocket for the Boss Baltoy sent them blasting off with a Psychic.

Baltoy's only known move is Psychic.

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: Fanny Roy
Liza: Frederik Haùgness
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 Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Liza and Tate are the guardians of Mt. Pyre. When they somehow sensed someone had intruded into Mt. Pyre, they went all the way to Lilycove from Mossdeep in order to protect the two Orbs. However, they fell into Mack's fire illusion until Juan rescued them. Afterwards, they become Ruby's and Sapphire's teachers in double battling on the Mirage Island. They stayed on the island to ensure Ruby and Sapphire can leave for Sootopolis safely, and were not seen since then.


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

Spoink ×2


  • Tate and Liza are the only Gym Leader pair; all other Gym Leaders are individuals.
    • As a result of an oversight involving this, the games refer to them as "Leader Tate and Liza" in battle.
  • Also, they are the only Template:Type2 specialists to never use Abra's evolution family.
  • In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Liza and Tate are the only Gym Leaders who face the player in a double battle. In Emerald they are the only ones who face the player in a double battle before he or she beats the Elite Four.
  • Chuang Yi's translations of Pokémon Adventures manga mistakenly refer to Tate as a girl.
  • Though they look almost identical, Tate and Liza cannot be identical twins as they do not share the same gender. Rather, they are non-identical, also known as fraternal twins.


Language Name Origin
Japanese フウとラン (Fu & Lan) 風蘭 fūran, the name for a type of orchid (Neofinetia falcata). 浮 means floating.
English Tate & Liza Their names combined sounds similar to "levitate".
French Lévy & Tatia Possible derivation from "lévitation".
German Ben & Svenja Combining their names would get "Schweben" (levitation).
Italian Tell & Pat Possible derivation from "telepatia" (telepathy).
Spanish Vito & Leti Possible derivation from "levitación" (levitation).
Korean 풍 & 란 Pung & Ran Ran is a transliteration of Japanese name, while 풍 Pung is from 楓, a spelling of .
Chinese 楓/枫 & 南 Fēng & Nán Fēng is taken from 楓, a spelling of .


External links

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