Magma Admin (Trainer class)

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Magma Admin
マグマだんかんぶ Team Magma Executive
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Tabitha.pngOmega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Courtney.png
Magma Admins Tabitha and Courtney in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Emerald
Omega Ruby
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Tabitha, Courtney
Anime debut A Three-Team Scheme! (Series)
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II (Adventures)

A Magma Admin (Japanese: マグマだんかんぶ Team Magma Executive) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. Magma Admins can come in either gender.

The title has only specifically referred to two characters: Tabitha and Courtney. They are the subleaders of Team Magma under Maxie.

They tend to specialize in Fire- and Ground-type Pokémon, namely Numel and Camerupt.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Blaise is also another Magma Admin, and the three of them make up the Three Fires.


Sprites and models

Spr RS Tabitha.png Spr RS Courtney.png
Tabitha's sprite from Ruby and Emerald Courtney's sprite from Ruby
Magma Grunt M OD.png Magma Grunt M Emerald OD.png Magma Grunt F OD.png Team Magma Grunt F Emerald.png
Tabitha's overworld sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Tabitha's overworld sprite from
Courtney's overworld sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Courtney's overworld sprite from
VSTabitha.png VSCourtney.png
Tabitha's VS portrait from
Omega Ruby
Courtney's VS portrait from
Omega Ruby
Tabitha ORAS OD.png Courtney ORAS OD.png
Tabitha's overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Courtney's overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Omega Ruby

In the anime

Tabitha in the anime

Only one Magma Admin, Tabitha, ever appeared in the anime. He made his debut along with Aqua Admin Shelly in A Three-Team Scheme, where he was mistakenly referred to as "Field Commander Harlan"; this was corrected in subsequent episodes. He led a squad on a mission to Dewford Island to find the Cave of Origin. It was revealed that he was carrying the Blue Orb (mistakenly referred to as the "Indigo Orb") with him at the time, though it was never shown onscreen.

Tabitha appeared several other times throughout Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire in command of Team Magma Grunts: at the Oceanic Museum in The Spheal of Approval and at Mt. Chimney in Fight for the Meteorite!. His final appearance was in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends, where he witnessed the battle between Kyogre and Groudon. Like the rest of Team Magma, he is not seen again after these episodes.

In the manga

The original Three Fires in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

There are three admins of Team Magma known collectively as the Three Fires (Japanese: 三頭火 Three Head Fires). Courtney and Tabitha are directly based on their game counterparts while Blaise is exclusive to Pokémon Adventures. They collectively serve as the second-in-commands to Maxie.

The members of the Three Fires has a special memory-recording lighter in the horns of their outfits than can burn the memories of its holder onto paper. The three lighters can also link up and mix their memory data with each other. Each member also utilizes a different aspect of fire, with Tabitha using smoke to incapacitate opponents, Courtney using flames to create fires, and Blaise using heat to cause his opponents to hallucinate.

Throughout the Ruby & Sapphire arc, the Three Fires succeed in retrieving the Scanner to locate the Red and Blue Orbs and also capture Captain Stern and his assistant, Dock in order to obtain the Submarine Explorer 1. Together with the Aqua Admins, they attempt to prevent the Hoenn Gym Leaders from stopping Kyogre and Groudon, though they are ultimately unsuccessful.

In the arc's conclusion, Tabitha and Courtney begin normal lives, whereas Blaise begins a new quest to reawaken Groudon.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Blaise returns to Team Aqua's Lilycove Headquarters and unexpectedly encounters Amber. The manga-exclusive counterparts eventually strike a deal to work together, and force Hoopa to summon Kyogre and Groudon, so that they would be able to trace their respective leaders' whereabouts. It is then revealed that "Courtney" and "Tabitha" were merely codenames for the game-based Magma Admins; two characters based on Courtney and Tabitha in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are introduced as co-operators with Zinnia.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Team Magma Admins in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Magma Admin
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 #
Team Magma Admin Su Double Crisis Uncommon 29/34 Magma Gang VS Aqua Gang: Double Crisis U 029/034

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Admin Team Magma*
Admin Magma*
Germany Flag.png German Magma-Vorstand*
Magma Vors.*
Italy Flag.png Italian Magmatenente
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마그마단간부 Magma-dan Ganbu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Admin. da Equipe Magma
Russia Flag.png Russian Админ Команды Магма Admin Komandy Magma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Comandante Magma*
Admin. Magma*

See also

Magma-logo.png Team Magma Magma-logo.png
Team Magma HideoutRORMagma HideoutE
Leader Administrators Grunts




VSTeam Magma Grunt M.png

VSTeam Magma Grunt F.png
Tabitha Courtney
Team Magma Grunts Zinnia
Animation and manga

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