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This article is about the anime character. For the manga character, see Gabby and Ty#In the manga.


Tyler (Japanese: タイセイ Taisei) is a beginning Pokémon Trainer and a character of the day who appeared in The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!.

A week into his journey, Tyler was trying desperately to catch a Yanma when he met Ash and his friends. After finally weakening a Yanma, he was about to catch her until Team Rocket showed up. Jessie threw a Poké Ball and caught Yanma herself.

Dismayed by this, Tyler began to feel that he would never catch a Yanma, but Ash encouraged him and he found the confidence to try again. The next day, he attempted to catch another Yanma but Team Rocket interfered once again and the Yanma got away. A little bit later he put out some of Brock's Pokémon food which lured another Yanma. Team Rocket tried to interfere again but Ash sent them blasting off. It took a couple of attempts, but Tyler managed to catch this Yanma.

Tyler enjoyed his time with Ash and his friends, and was inspired by his one night of camping with them to seek out his own traveling companions. He expressed more interest in competing in Gym battles.


When he started his Pokémon journey, Tyler's starter Pokémon was a female Piplup that he nicknamed Pippy (Japanese: チャッピー Chappy). She wears a tiara, which was a gift from Tyler's mother.

Despite the fact their journey together had only just started, Pippy was very loyal to Tyler. She was also very friendly towards other people despite the fact that Piplup are normally known for being distrusting of strangers. Pippy proved to be a skilled battler, as she not only was able to swim faster than Dawn's Piplup but was also instrumental in Tyler's successful campaign to capture a Yanma. Pippy has a habit of dancing around when she is happy.

Pippy's known moves are Pound, Peck, and Bubble.

Debut The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!
Voice actors
Japanese Satomi Koorogi
English Emily Jenness
Tyler's Yanma
Upon starting his journey, Tyler made a vow to capture the first Pokémon he encountered, and that was a Yanma. Although the Yanma he saw was later captured by Jessie, Tyler didn't give up and was determined to capture another. After a few attempts, which only failed thanks to Team Rocket's interference, Tyler and Pippy finally succeeded in catching another passing Yanma.

Yanma's known moves are Wing Attack and Sonic Boom.

Debut The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 斎藤千和 Chiwa Saitō
English Zoe Martin
Finnish Petri Hanttu
German Ditte Schupp
Italian Patrizia Mottola
Polish Mateusz Narloch
Brazilian Portuguese Daniel Figueira
Spanish Latin America Georgina Sánchez
Spain Sara Vivas


  • Like Ash and May, the first Pokémon Tyler caught was a Bug type.

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