Gabby and Ty

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Gabby and Ty
マリとダイ Mari and Dai
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gabby (left) and Ty (right)
Gender Female (Gabby), Male (Ty)
Eye color Brown (Gabby)
Hair color Brown (Gabby), Black (Ty)
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Interviewers
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Game animation debut The Scoop
English voice actor Michelle Ruff (Gabby)
Derek Stephen Prince (Ty)
Japanese voice actor Maaya Sakamoto (Gabby)
Makoto Yasumura (Ty)

Gabby (Japanese: マリ Mari) and Ty (Japanese: ダイ Dai) are a pair of co-workers who can be found interviewing Trainers all over Hoenn. Gabby is an interviewer and Ty is her trusty cameraman.

In the core series games

Gabby and Ty on Route 111

Gabby and Ty appear on Route 111, Route 118, or Route 120. When spoken to, they will battle the player, then conduct a short interview. In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, the interview may be answered using the easy chat system, while in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it may be answered with a custom text input. The results of the battle will later be broadcast on televisionRSE/BuzzNavORAS.

In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, after they are defeated, Gabby and Ty will relocate to their next location. After the player defeats them 255 times, though, they will stay on Route 111 permanently and will no longer move after being defeated. In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Gabby and Ty will not relocate until the player gives them an interview.

Gabby and Ty also make a brief appearance when they interview Captain Stern when he announces his underwater exploration and they leave prior to Team MagmaROR/Team AquaSEAS stealing his submarine.


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Fourth battle

Fifth battle

Sixth battle onwards

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, after the first battle, Gabby and Ty's team depends solely on how many Badges the player has.

First battle

After earning the Balance Badge

After earning the Feather Badge

After earning the Mind Badge

After earning the Rain Badge

After entering the Hall of Fame


Sprites and models

Spr RS Interviewer.png VSInterviewers.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Interviewer f RSE OD.pngInterviewer m RSE OD.png Interviewers ORAS OD.png
Overworld sprites
from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld models from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Main article: Gabby and Ty/Quotes

In the anime

Gabby and Ty in Pokémon Generations

Pokémon Generations

Gabby and Ty appeared in The Scoop, where they were seen infiltrating the Mossdeep Space Center to find secret footage of the destruction a meteor that threatened to crash into the planet. While downloading the video, they discovered that the meteor was destroyed by a Trainer riding on Mega Rayquaza. They also witnessed the Trainer catching an unknown Pokémon that appeared from inside the meteor. Upon leaving their room with the downloaded footage, they were nearly cornered by Professor Cozmo and a group of security guards, but managed to narrowly escape.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 坂本真綾 Maaya Sakamoto (Gabby)
保村真 Makoto Yasumura (Ty)
English Michelle Ruff (Gabby)
Derek Stephen Prince (Ty)
Brazilian Portuguese Priscila Amorim (Gabby)
Felipe Drummond (Ty)
European Spanish Eva Martí Ferré (Gabby)
Pablo Gómez (Ty)

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gabby and Ty in Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Gabby and Ty are a reporter and cameraman duo that work at Hoenn TV. In the Chuang Yi translation, they are called Maryann and Tyler.

They are first seen interviewing Norman, the newly-made Gym Leader of the Petalburg Gym and film him having a battle against a group of wild Pokémon. Later, they are seen at Route 104 watching Sapphire free Mr. Stone's Castform from being trapped in a water fountain. They decide to interview Sapphire to make a news story, but the girl decides against it due to disliking television. When Mr. Stone is attacked by people disguised as staff personnel and robbed of an item he was carrying, Gabby and Ty follow Sapphire as she pursues the thieves. They travel to Petalburg Woods, where the thieves ambush them in order to prevent any witnesses from escaping alive. Sapphire manages to drive the thieves back, but she is unable to retrieve the stolen object, and Mr. Stone falls into a coma after giving her a letter for his son, Steven. Gabby attempts to report on the incident but is censored by her superiors, who only allow her to report that Mr. Stone was attacked by a wild Pokémon. Despite Ty's misgivings, Gabby decides to investigate the team in blue they encountered.

Gabby and Ty later report the theft of the Submarine Explorer 1 which was taken by a team in red. After the story ended, Gabby talks to Captain Stern about the attack on Mr. Stone. Although it was reported that he was attacked by wild Pokémon, Gabby reveals to him that it was a team in blue behind the whole thing. The conversation is interrupted by Norman, who overhears their conversation. Gabby assumes he's there to help with the case, Norman denies and states that he simply trying to find his runaway son, Ruby. After Norman leaves with the information to find Ruby, Gabby realizes the boy that was seen being attacked by the thieves who stole the submarine must be Norman's son. They decide to track Ruby down, as he might have valuable information on the team in red. Ty realizes that if a team in blue attacked Mr. Stone and one in red stole the submarine, it must mean there are two evil teams lurking in Hoenn. They track Norman to the Weather Institute, where he has found Ruby and initiated a battle against him. Believing that the fate of Hoenn is more important that familial troubles, Gabby decides to stop the two from fighting and requests that Castform help her. Castform agrees, and with its ability to control the weather, it helps stop Norman and Ruby from falling down onto debris that was created during their fight. Norman attempts to continue the battle afterward, but is stopped by Winona, who tells him to return to his Gym. Norman forgives Ruby for running away and leaves. Afterward, Gabby and Ty take Ruby with them on their quest and decide to give Mr. Stone's Castform to Ruby after it takes a liking to him.

They take Ruby to Verdanturf Town so that Ruby can perform in his first Contest. After Ruby wins a few rounds, Gabby and Ty offer to interview him, but Ruby reluctantly refuses due to his prior status as a kidnapping victim. After Ruby goes back to competing, Ty wonders if it's even right for them to tag along with him. Gabby assures Ty that her reporter's intuition means Ruby will be important to finding the truth. After a misunderstanding causes Ruby to meet Wanda, the group travels to Rusturf Tunnel after hearing about an accident happening there. Along the way, they notice an Absol passing by. Ruby notes that the Absol is beautiful, but it sends a strange shiver down his spine. Upon arriving at Rusturf Tunnel, they find that it has collapsed with Wanda's fiancé Riley still inside. Ruby manages to rescue Riley, who reveals that construction had been had been halted due to the disturbances of the wild Whismur inside. Riley wonders why the tunnel collapsed, as he and his team had taken extra care to prevent such a thing from happening. The team in red that stolen the Submarine Explorer 1 arrives and reveals themselves to be the culprits behind them. The team attacks and the leader, Courtney, kidnaps Ruby. Gabby and Ty attempt to stop her, but are forced to fight off the Grunts left behind. Eventually, the wild Whismur bring some Loudred and Exploud to help stop the commotion. The Grunts are sent flying by a powerful Hyper Voice, defeating them. Gabby and Ty rush into the tunnel to save Ruby, only to find him already defeating Courtney. Ruby escapes as the tunnel is set aflame by his attack and leaves on Gabby and Ty's van.

Gabby and Ty in the thirteenth chapter

They take Ruby to Fallarbor Town so he can participate in his next Contest. In the meantime, Gabby and Ty visit Professor Cozmo's house for an interview. Professor Cozmo's assistants reveal that he hasn't returned from a trip to Mt. Chimney, which is only causing trouble for them due to the shift in energy affecting Hoenn. The assistants reveal that a shift in the energy balance in Hoenn will cause the two Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre to awaken. Ruby later arrives with Wallace, who the assistants were supposed to meet and talk to about the energy shift. Much to Ty's surprise, Ruby reveals that he has made Wallace his Contest master. Later, Gabby calls her boss to inform of the information she and Ty were just told. Despite this, the boss tells her to only focus on the team in red, as the information going public could mass panic. Confused by this decision, Gabby and Ty decide to part ways from Ruby to continue investigating. Gabby and Ty travel to Lilycove City to ask the Hoenn TV director about his strange decision. Upon arriving, they find the director in battle with another man in red. As the two battle each other, the man in red is revealed to be Maxie, the leader of the red Team Magma, and the director reveals himself to be the leader of the blue team, Archie of Team Aqua. Gabby is shocked by this revelation and wonders what to do. Ty states that they can't trust the TV station, as Archie may have accomplices inside, which means they must find other people willing to help stop the evil teams elsewhere. They travel to Slateport in hopes of meeting up with Ruby again, only to find the area flooded due to the awakening of Kyogre. With the city flooded and Ruby nowhere to be found, they instead go to meet with Captain Stern again. They find Stern escaping the flooding and inform him that Team Magma and Team Aqua have joined forces. Stern realizes that if they teamed up, the two teams must have headed to the Seafloor Cavern to awaken Groudon and Kyogre. With the Seafloor Cavern located under the depths of the ocean, Captain Stern worries that it will be impossible to chase after the villains.

The Pokémon Association's flying headquarters arrives to rescue people from the flood. Ty decides that he and Gabby will stay behind while Captain Stern and the others get to safety. Gabby is confused by this decision, but Ty points out that the Absol they saw before is there. Ty confronts Absol and questions if it's behind the disasters affecting Hoenn. Gabby theorizes that Absol is only attempting to warn people of the danger instead of actually causing them. Absol confirms this and trusts the two enough to ride on its back. Gabby has Absol take her and Ty to Sootopolis City, the location where Groudon and Kyogre will have their battle against each other. Once they arrive, Gabby and Ty find that Groudon and Kyogre have already begun their climactic battle. Gabby begs Absol to help them stop the fight, but it only chooses to protect Ruby and Sapphire from getting hurt by Groudon and Kyogre's clash. Ty realizes that while it chooses to warn people of disasters, Absol is neutral to the outcome and only observes. Absol's Magic Coat proves useful as it allows Ruby and Sapphire to use utilize the power of the Grand Meteor shard to knock the Red and Blue Orbs used to control Groudon and Kyogre from Maxie and Archie's bodies. The resulting attack causes a giant explosion, forcing Gabby and Ty to run away on Absol's back to avoid getting caught in the blast.

After Groudon and Kyogre are defeated and returned to their deep slumber, Gabby and Ty regroup at the Pokémon Association airship to celebrate Ruby and Sapphire's victory. Afterward, they visit Norman's home to have an interview with the heroes that played a part in the battle to save Hoenn. Ruby's mother uses the interview to ask her son and Sapphire to return home so that they can celebrate their birthdays properly.

Emerald arc

Gabby and Ty were some of the several people that arrived at the Hoenn Battle Frontier due to Scott wishing on Jirachi for many people to visit the area.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Gabby and Ty visit Ruby after he participates in an interview for Pokémon Contest Spectaculars. When Gabby asks what Ruby plans to do for the future, he cryptically states that he believes it may be the last time he steps in a Contest Hall. Sometime later, Gabby gets worried and drags Ty along to try and investigate what Ruby was talking about earlier. As they leave the Slateport Hoenn TV building, Absol appears in front of them. Although happy to see her former ally again, Gabby realizes that it must mean a disaster will come to Hoenn again. Absol confirms her fear and asks the two to ride on its back to take them somewhere.

Later, Gabby and Ty are seen around Sootopolis City, where they observe falling meteoroid pieces falling into the water. They realize that it must be a sign of the disaster Absol was warning them about. They take their recordings back to Hoenn TV and plan to take it to the Mossdeep Space Center after finishing their break. While Gabby and Ty are away, another employee finds their recordings and leaks it to the news, causing the entire region to know of the upcoming disaster.


On hand

Ty's Magnemite
Magnemite is Ty's only known Pokémon. Ty used it to battle against Team Magma at the Rusturf Tunnel.

None of Magnemite's moves are known.

Debut What Would You Do for a Whismur?


Snowy Form
Main article: Fofo

This Castform was originally owned by Mr. Stone. After being attacked by Team Aqua and her owner falling into a coma, Castform followed Gabby and Ty around. After meeting with Ruby, she took a liking to the boy and decided to join him. She was later nicknamed Fofo (Japanese: POPO).

Debut Lombre Larceny


Gabby and Ty's Absol
Absol first encountered Gabby and Ty as they were traveling to the Rusturf Tunnel. It watched as they battled Team Magma, who were causing earthquakes to increase the land. They met it again at Slateport City after Kyogre's awakening caused the city to flood. Ty confronted Absol about whether or not it was the cause of the disasters, but Gabby realized it was simply trying to warn people. Understanding its motives caused Absol to take a liking to Gabby, and it allowed the two to ride on its back to Sootopolis City, where Groudon and Kyogre would battle each other. Upon arriving, Absol lent some of its powers to protect Ruby and Sapphire, but chose to remain an observer in the battle against the two Legendary Pokémon.

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, Absol was seen watching over Ruby as he talked to Gabby and Ty about it being the last time he steps in a Contest Hall. It later appeared in front of them to warn them about another upcoming disaster and has the two ride on its back to head off to somewhere else.

Absol's only known move is Magic Coat, and its Ability is Super Luck.

Debut It's Absol-lutely a Bad Omen

In the TCG

Art of Gabby and Ty from the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Gabby & Ty or their Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
TV Reporter T [Su] EX Dragon Uncommon 88/97 Rulers of the Heavens Uncommon 051/054
      Flygon Constructed Starter Deck   017/019
      Salamence Constructed Starter Deck   017/019
      Rayquaza Half Deck   015/019
      Fire Quick Construction Pack   010/015
      Water Quick Construction Pack   010/015
POP Series 2 Uncommon 11/17 Lucario Quarter Deck   009/015
EX Dragon Frontiers Uncommon 82/101 Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   020/024
TV Reporter Su Celestial Storm Uncommon 149/168 Champion Road C 062/066
Celestial Storm Rare Ultra 167/168 Champion Road SR 074/066


Jessie and James as interviewers


Language Name Origin
Japanese マリとダイ Mari & Dai From 鞠 mari (ball, possibly referring to the microphone) and 題 dai (topic [of an interview])
English Gabby & Ty Possibly from gab and TV
Maryann & Tyler (Chuang Yi) Similar to their Japanese names
French Pat & JoeORAS
Ines & GuyRSE

Possibly from guinness
German Pia & Udo Possibly from utopia
Italian Tea e TeoORAS
Tea & TeoRSE
Possibly from TV
Spanish Gabi y TeoORAS
Similar to their English names
Korean 마리&다이 Mari & Dai Same as Japanese names
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪莉和小戴 / 玛莉和小戴 Mǎlì & Xiǎo Dài*
玛丽和达伊 Mǎlì & Dáyī*
Transliterations of Japanese names
Chinese (Cantonese) 瑪莉和小戴 Máhleih & Síudaai Transliterations of Japanese names
Vietnamese Mari & Dai Transliteration of their Japanese names.

Non-player characters in the core series games
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterTreasure HunterDock
ApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChazFossil ManiacKiriMemory Girl
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterDay-Care CoupleStats judge

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