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ホムラ Homura
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Tabitha.png
Tabitha in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Age 27
Gender Male
Eye color Black*, Red*
Hair color Purple*, Black*
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Magma Admin
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Member of Team Magma
Rank Admin
Anime debut A Three Team Scheme
English voice actor John Campbell
Japanese voice actor Yuto Kazama

Tabitha (Japanese: ホムラ Homura) is one of the Admins of Team Magma.

In the games

Tabitha plays a key role in the main story in Pokémon Ruby and its remake Pokémon Omega Ruby as an Admin to the main villainous team, Team Magma. His appearances in the corresponding games Pokémon Sapphire and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are limited to minor appearances, as Team Aqua are the main villains of these games.

In Pokémon Ruby Tabitha steals the Meteorite from Professor Cozmo at Meteor Falls, and brings it to Maxie at Mt. Chimney. At Mt. Chimney, the player has to battle him before they can battle Maxie, and stop his attempts to erupt the volcano. He is next encountered at Slateport City assisting Maxie in stealing the Submarine Explorer 1 in order to descend to Seafloor Cavern. He is confronted by the player at the end of the Magma Hideout outside Lilycove City, battling the player so that the submarine can make its escape. In Pokémon Sapphire, Aqua Admin Matt fulfils the same role.

In Pokémon Emerald, despite both villainous teams feature in the story, Tabitha's role in very similar to that in Pokémon Ruby, stealing the Meteorite in Meteor Falls and delivering it to Maxie at Mt. Chimney. He then encounters the player at the new hideout inside the volcano, battling the player before Maxie awakens Groudon. He then appears later at the Mossdeep Space Center assisting Maxie in the tag battle against the player and Steven Stone.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Tabitha's design is overhauled and his back story expanded. It is revealed in the Team Magma Hideout in Pokémon Omega Ruby that Tabitha used to work for Devon Corporation. In the special demo version he is encountered arguing with Aqua Admin Matt before battling with Matt against the player and Steven Stone in a tag battle.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby story, Tabitha initially performs the same role as in Pokémon Ruby, however instead he is battled by the player and May/Brendan in Meteor Falls. After Mt. Chimney he is encountered next at the Weather Institute attempting to steal the weather Pokémon. In Ruby this role is fulfilled by Courtney but due to her attempting the steal Latios and Latiosite at Southern Island beforehand, Tabitha therefore is the next Admin to battle. After Maxie awakens Groudon at Seafloor Cavern, Tabitha enters the Cavern to express his concern to Maxie about the weather conditions created by Groudon and heads to Sootopolis City with Maxie.

In the Delta Episode, Tabitha is encountered at the Magma Hideout when Zinnia defeats Maxie and takes his Key Stone. Tabitha then begrudgingly gifts Cameruptite to the player upon Maxie's instructions, as Maxie can no longer use it to Mega Evolve.

In these games, Tabitha is shown to be loyal to Maxie. He is also shown to throw occasional tantrums when things do not go the way he desires. His role in Pokémon Omega Ruby is fulfilled in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire by Aqua Admin Shelly.


Pokémon Ruby

First battle

Second battle

Pokémon Emerald

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Tabitha battles alongside Maxie during the attack on the Mossdeep Space Center.

Pokémon Omega Ruby

First battle

Second battle

Third battle


Pokémon Ruby

Mt. Chimney

  • Before battle
"Hehehe! So you've come all the way here! But you're too late! I've already delivered the Meteorite from Meteor Falls to the Boss!"
  • When defeated
"Hehehe... So I lost... I'm sure glad I never took you on back at Meteor Falls!"
  • After being defeated
"Hehehe! You might have beaten me, but you don't stand a chance against the Boss! If you get lost now, you won't have to face a sound whipping!"

Magma Hideout

  • Before battle
"Hehehe... Got here already, did you? We underestimated you! But this is it! I'm a cut above the Grunts you've seen so far. I'm not stalling for time. I'm going to pulverize you!"
  • When defeated
"Hehehe... So, I lost, too..."
  • After being defeated
"Hehehe! While I was toying with you, our Boss got through his preparations!"
"Hehehe! Our Boss has already gone on his way to some cave under the sea! If you're going to give chase, you'd better search the big, wide sea beyond Lilycove. But will you find it then? Hehehe!"

Pokémon Emerald

Mt. Chimney

  • Before battle
"Hehehe! So you've come all the way here! But you're too late! I've already delivered the Meteorite from Meteor Falls to the Boss!"
  • When defeated
"Hehehe... Even though I've lost, if our leader awakens that thing...
  • After being defeated
"Boss, hurry! Give it the Meteorite's energy! Hehehe..."

Magma Hideout

  • Before battle
"Hehehe! You made it this far, so I'll tell you! That's right! Up ahead, Groudon is sleeping! Maxie went to Groudon just seconds ago! It's going to awaken real soon! Hehe! Hehehe!"
  • When defeated
"Taken down again... Hehe..."
  • After being defeated
"...And while you wasted time with me, Maxie should have awakened Groudon..."

Mossdeep Space Center

"Hehehe! We come all the way here to get some fuel, and we're interfered with again! If you're going to mess with us too, we'll take care of you at the same time!"
  • When defeated
"I'm with our leader..."

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version

First adventure
"You there! Oversized brute! Clear the path! We, the mighty Team Magma, will be the ones to obtain that Mega-Evolving Pokémon!"
(Matt laughs and calls him a "Makuhita man".)
"Wh-wha-what?! I have never been so humiliated! You compare ME, Tabitha, the next Chief Admin of Team Magma, to a Makuhita?! You'd better at least make it a Hariyama!"
(Matt laughs and challenges him to a battle.)
"... I don't understand this brute at all... Frightening... It looks as though I have no choice. I'll give you a good taste of the overwhelming power an Admin wields!"
(The player appears.)
"Huh? Who is this?!"
"Hm, hm. Seems like that child's here to get in our way. ...Making this no time for me to be picking fights with oversized brutes. My friend, I suggest we call a temporary truce. Let's work together to wipe out this meddling child!"
(Matt makes fun of Tabitha again.)
"...This one is proving to be quite a handful. Let's crush this impudent child!"
(Steven shows up.)
"Ahyahya! I pray you don't underestimate me! Admin Tabitha of Team Magma is not about to fall for any last-minute trickery!"
  • When defeated
  • After being defeated
"Ahya! How could this be? For an Admin like me to lose to some child and a silver-haired pretty boy... M-my evaluation from Leader Maxie will surely go down if he learns of this!"
"Remember this moment, child! And you there, pretty boy! Someday, I'll pay you back for this! Ahyahyahya!"
Secret adventure
  • Before battle
"You! You're that fool child from before! And now you've found yourself a girl?"
(May says she won't let them do anything bad.)
"Why must you always get in my way? You infuriating little pests! This time, I'm going to crush you good and proper!"
  • When defeated
"Yet again?! Hyuhn?!"
  • After being defeated
"Hah... Hah... Ahyahyah... You are most unpleasant children, indeed. You cannot seem to get enough of making my plans fail... I will retreat for the moment. But I will repay you for this."

Pokémon Omega Ruby

Meteor Falls

  • Before battle
"Hyuh? What have we here? Why has this child suddenly appeared?"
"Ahyahyahya! Isn't this amusing?! Is it really your intention to oppose me, a Team Magma Admin, just the two of you? Mmm... Very well then! I'll show you how terrifying adults can be! Ahyahyahya! I'm going to give you some very thorough coaching!"
  • When defeated
  • After being defeated
"Hyuhn?! An unexpected development?!"
"You children! I would like you to stay out of my way! Team Magma's scientific prowess, Mt. Chimney's energy... And the hidden power of the Meteorite! If we combine them all, a super-ancient Pokémon..."
"Hyahya! Even Team Aqua is making an appearance! The odds do not appear to be in my favor..."
"You there! I'll have the Meteorite now!"
"Ahyahya! The Meteorite is in the palm of my hand! Well, well, well... Adios to each and every one of you! At long last I'm off to Mt. Chimney!"

Mt. Chimney

  • Before battle
"Hyahyahya?! It's you! You're the one who tried to interrupt me, Tabitha, at Meteor Falls! D-d-do you intend to get in my way once more? Unngh! You're really... really, really, really, really, really, really... really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really... reeeallllyyyy... an obnoxious child, aren't you?! Ahh... Ah... I will...crush you. So that you..never get in my way...again."
  • When defeated
"Yet again? Hyuhn!"
  • After being defeated
"I knew you would be strong. What a shame, though! The Meteorite we got from Professor Whoever is already in our Boss's hands! Where's the Boss, you ask? Ah, yes, yes, right this way! Oh, I do hope that you can be shown Team Magma's true power! Ahya! Ahyahyahyahya!"

Weather Institute

" this... D-d-did Leader Maxie know that it would happen like this?!"
"Oh, shut it!"
"Just what is going on around here?! Ahyahya! Even I, Tabitha, am feeling all discombobulated. Leader Maxie! What are you trying to do?! ...To the world. ...To us. ...To Team Magma. This can never, ever be forgiven!"
  • Before battle
"Ahya. Are you one of my fans? You're that same kid who's always popping up! I can't believe you're even following me around in my private life. Ahyahya! Well, that's all right! Maybe I'l just clear up this intensely unpleasant feeling I have welling up inside of me... By beating you to a pulp!"
  • When defeated
  • After being defeated
"Hah... Hah... Ahya... Ahya... Good grief... Today has been absolutely nothing but stress! I can't take it... It's so unpleasant! You better listen, you stress-inducing child. When Leader Maxie's plan has been executed, twilight will fall upon the world. The Primordial Sea will be changed to Desolate Land. In other words, all life... Child! What do you think you can do in the face of that which is to come? I'm looking forward to seeing you rush into action! Ahya! Ahyahyahyahya!"
"The Leader should be headed for Mt. Pyre... Which means I..."

Slateport Harbor

"We are in accord, Leader Maxie... You Grunts, here! Until our Leader and I, your Admin, have made our escape in the submarine, stay here and buy us some time!"
"This way, Leader Maxie... We should make haste."

Seafloor Cavern

"Wait! Maxie!"
"Do stop that now... Please! Maxie! You just don't understand! What Groudon will bring about upon awakening is an end to the world!"
"Ohh... What have you done... Boss... What..."
"Boss?! Maxie?! Just what's happening on the surface?!"
"So the information we received from the Weather Institute was true... Boss Maxie! We'll never get anywhere just standing around here like this! There isn't a moment to spare! We must confirm the situation on the outside!"
"Child! You're coming, too! Hurry up!"

Route 128

"Boss... Maxie..."
"Let's go. Boss Maxie..."

Sootopolis City

"Leader that child...?"
"We had actually been preparing that in anticipation of making contact with Groudon... But at this point, it doesn't look like there's any hope of that for us... There's nothing we can do except leave it to you."
"That's true. It is very possible that its energy could be far greater than our calculations show."
"All right! Now is the time for us to carve out a new future with our scientific prowess! For the pride of Team Magma, we will struggle ferociously!"
  • After confronting Groudon
"It's as if the uncertainty and fear from moments ago never even existed. My heart feels like it's been softly set at ease..."
"Leader... Without a doubt, you have committed an offense that can never be forgiven. You have wronged not only Team Magma but all living things on this planet, whether great or small. However, that is precisely why you must now set things right. You must continue to atone for the sins you have committed, even at the risk of your own life... To set right the wrongs you've done, without running away in fear—isn't that how an adult accepts responsability?"
"... Should you find the resolve to do so inside yourself, then I... Team Magma Admin Tabitha... I will serve at your side as counsel forever."
Delta Episode

Team Magma Hideout

"Leader Maxie! Please compose yourself!"
"Could it be?! The child?!"
"Wh-wh-wh-wh-What is going on here?! Who does she think she is, messing up our base and then giving us the slip?! That can never be forgiven!"
"What did you say?! I-is that all right?!"
"Cameruptite. Make sure your Camerupt holds on to it tightly."

After completing the episode

"Uwaahhh! This conversation isn't proceeding as expected!"'
"If it has come to this, then I, Tabitha, shall handle this myself! Courtney!"
"Apologize to Leader Maxie!"
"Hurry up! OK?! Just say "Sorry!""
"Ahyahya! And that settles that! Ahyahyahyahya!"

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

Battle Resort

  • Enter the Battle Resort for the first time
"Ahyahya! Very well then, Leader Maxie. The time has come for us to..."
"Hummph! Sir?!"
"Hey! I, Tabitha, have only just turned 27! How old do you think I am?! I shall never forgive you!"
"Leader? Is this that child..."
"Ahyahya! So very intriguing!"
"Ahya! And with that, we bid you adios!"


Spr RS Tabitha.png Magma Grunt M OD.png
Sprite from
Ruby and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Ruby and Emerald
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the anime

Tabitha in the anime

Although the Generation III games show there to be at least two Magma Admins, only Tabitha ever appeared in the anime. His first appearance was in A Three-Team Scheme!, where he led a group of Magma grunts in an exploration of some ancient ruins on Dewford Island in search of the Cave of Origin. They also had a confrontation with Team Aqua. Due to a dubbing error, he was mistakenly referred to as "Field Commander Harlan" during this episode, though his name was corrected in all subsequent appearances.

Tabitha appeared again in The Spheal of Approval. He and two Magma grunts broke into the Oceanic Museum in order to steal a rock sample owned by Captain Stern. Although Ash and his friends attempted to stop them, Team Magma successfully made off with most of the sample.

In Fight for the Meteorite!, Tabitha led a squad of Magma grunts on a mission to Mt. Chimney, first stealing a meteorite from Professor Cozmo and then using it to power an experimental machine affecting the volcano. However, their plans were ultimately thwarted by Ash and Cozmo.

His final appearance was in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends. His submarine accidentally picked up Ash and his friends while out on patrol, bringing them to Team Magma's base. He was present for the battle between Kyogre and Groudon, and like the rest of Team Magma, has not been seen since.


The following are Tabitha's Pokémon in the anime.

Tabitha's Mightyena
Tabitha uses this Mightyena as a part of Team Magma as Mightyena are their Pokémon as well. It is shown to be very strong as it was able to take out many opponents as in Jessie's Seviper and was able to knock the briefcase off of Ash's grip that contained a special stone. Its final appearances were in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends.

Mightyena's known moves are Tackle, Iron Tail, Shadow Ball, Double Team and Hyper Beam.

Debut A Three Team Scheme!
Tabitha's Golbat
Tabitha used Golbat during their fight with their rivals, Team Aqua. It is unknown how well it did.

Golbat's only known move is Air Cutter.

Debut Fight for the Meteorite!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 風間勇刀 Yūto Kazama
English Greg Abbey
Hebrew שירי גדני Shiri Gadni
Polish Mikołaj Klimek (AG027)
Ireneusz Machnicki (AG036)
Brazilian Portuguese Sérgio Corcetti (AG027)
Silvio Giraldi (AG036)
Mauro Eduardo (AG054)
Dado Monteiro (AG097-AG098)
Spanish Latin America Alfredo Basurto
Spain Pablo Sevilla

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Tabitha, known as Mitch in the Chuang Yi translation, is one of the Three Fires—Admins of Team Magma—along with Courtney and Blaise.

Like all of the Three Fires, Tabitha has a special lighter that can transmit and record images by burning them on paper.

Tabitha's specialty is direct, using his Torkoal's smoke to hypnotize and poison.

Ruby and Sapphire were traveling along Route 107 when they encountered Courtney and Tabitha. The two Magma Admins were trying to steal a deep sea scanner from the wreckage of the Abandoned Ship.

Later, Team Aqua used the meteorite to cause Mt. Chimney to cease its activity. Sapphire and Flannery tried to prevent this but failed. Tabitha and Flannery cooperated to destroy Team Aqua's machine, but they were unable to re-start the volcano. However, this incident would later cause Flannery to side with Team Magma when the Gym Leaders of Hoenn wanted to choose sides.

Tabitha losing his mind

When Maxie attempted to control both Groudon and Kyogre through the Red and Blue Orbs (which Blaise stole for him conveniently before Team Aqua made an alliance with Team Magma), he discovered that it would be too much for his mental capacities to handle. Therefore he handed the Blue Orb to Tabitha, telling him to suppress Kyogre's will of battling. However, one of the Aqua Admins, Amber, managed to get the orb to Archie, who then abandoned the loyal minion.

Tabitha at the end of the fourth chapter

But this event left a residue effect on Tabitha, as Wallace found out during their battle in the Lilycove Department Store, which he lost horribly. Even though Tabitha had only touched the orb for a short period, Kyogre's influence still managed to slip through since he did attempt to control the sea titan, causing him to go out of his mind and rampage upon the former champion. Steven managed to knock him out with his Metagross's Meteor Mash when he attacked Wallace wildly.

He, along with most other Team Magma and Aqua members, appears to have disappeared after the Groudon and Kyogre incident, though Flannery has spotted him in a crowd in Lavaridge Town once, ready to bathe in the revived springs.


The following are Tabitha's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Tabitha's Torkoal
Torkoal is Tabitha's main Pokémon. It is notably used to use its smoke to hypnotize and poison anyone. He first used it to attack Plusle and Minun. It was about to defeat them until Ruby gives them his diary. He does this by telling them to give up the Cheering Pokémon. The diary Ruby gives them turns out to be a distraction for Team Magma so that they could get hit by Plusle and Minun's attacks. Torkoal was used again when Team Magma raided the Slateport City Contest and kidnapped Ruby and the President of the Fan Club. Later, Tabitha used it to battle Amber's Volbeat after he interfered with a Tail Glow attack. It defeated the Volbeat by putting it to sleep.

Torkoal's known moves are Yawn, Heat Wave and Smog, and its Ability is White Smoke.

Debut Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II
Tabitha's Swellow
Swellow is Tabitha's use of flight transportation. It debuted along with Courtney's Swellow while looking for the Abandoned Ship.

None of Swellow's moves are known, and its Ability is Guts.

Debut Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom manga

Tabitha in Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom

Tabitha appeared in Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom.


Tabitha's Camerupt
Camerupt is Tabitha's only known Pokémon. It first appeared tackling Omega's Pokémon.

Camerupt then had a battle with Omega's Marshtomp and lost after Marshtomp evolved into Swampert.

Camerupt's only known move is Rock Slide.

Debut Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom


  • Tabitha, like Shelly, has been the subject of two name changes over two mediums: Harlan in the anime and Mitch in the Chuang Yi translation of Pokémon Adventures. "Harlan" was later corrected to Tabitha after his initial debut; he remained "Mitch" throughout the entire Ruby & Sapphire arc in Chuang Yi's version.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ホムラ Homura From 炎 / 焔 homura, flame
English Tabitha Anagram of habitat (an area of land) or possibly from Tabiti (Scythian goddess of fire)
Harlan (4Kids original name) Sounds similar to Homura.
Mitch (Chuang Yi) From magma and possibly match
French Kelvin From Kelvin, a unit of measurement for temperature
German Kalle From Kalorie, calorie
Italian Ottavio
Spanish Tatiano
Korean 호걸 Hogeol
Chinese (Taiwan) 火村 Huǒ​cūn​*
火焰 Huǒyàn*
From the Japanese surname 火村 Homura. Literally "fire village".
Literally means flame
Chinese (Mainland China) 火焰 Huǒyàn*
烈焰 Lièyàn*
Literally means flame
Literally means raging flame

Boss: Maxie
Adminstrators: CourtneyTabithaBlaise
Lower Members: Team Magma GruntsBrodie
Former Members: ButlerZinnia
Locations: Team Magma Hideout

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Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotAlainMairinLysandreAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierreGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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