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Y (Adventures)

Yvonne Gābena
ワイ・ナ・ガーベナ Y na Gābena
Y Adventures.png
Gender Female
Eye color Blue-gray
Hair color Honey
Hometown Vaniville Town
Region Kalos
Relatives Grace (mother)
Trainer class Sky Trainer
Game counterpart Serena

Y, whose real name is Yvonne Gābena (Japanese: ワイ・ナ・ガーベナ Y na Gābena), is a main character in the manga series Pokémon Adventures.


Y is the daughter of Grace, a famous Rhyhorn racer. Since her childhood, Y has been raised by Grace to follow in her footsteps as a Rhyhorn racer as well. Annoyed at her mother's attempts to decide her future without her consent, Y rebelled and chose to attend Vaniville Town's Sky Trainer academy to learn how to become a Sky Trainer instead.


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Y in her Sky Suit

Y is first seen congratulating her friend X for winning a tournament when they were children. When they group together with Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna, they are all pushed away by the paparazzi looking to interview X. Years later, the pressure from the press and gossip from people has caused X to become a shut-in that refuses to leave his room. Despite his friends' daily efforts to get him outside, he refuses because of his fear of having the public's eye on him. Y attempts to try and persuade X to come out with various stuff from around Kalos, but he refuses each time, angering her. Soon after, Y is approached by Alexa, a reporter, and her sister Viola, a photographer. They explain that they wish to interview Y, as she is an up-and-coming Sky Trainer. Y tells the two that she hates reporters because they're the very reason why X refuses to come out of his house.

Y as a student at the Sky Trainer academy

Suddenly, the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal appear and begin destroying Vaniville Town in a battle against each other. Y tries to warn X about what is going on, but he ignores her once he sees Alexa and Viola recording the battle. Y takes the initiative and has her Rhyhorn get her friends to safety while she goes back to retrieve X. Upon arriving, she finds X being attacked by Team Flare for his Mega Ring. Although she tries to fight back, Y is easily knocked back and put in danger. Seeing all the commotion causes Li'l Kanga to get angry, which allows her to become Mega Kangaskhan with the use of X's Mega Ring. Li'l Kanga manages to easily fend off the Team Flare members and force them into retreating.

With the battle over and the Legendary Pokémon gone, the five friends group together in the rubble of their now-destroyed home town. They decide that with their homes gone, and certain things they need to accomplish, they all need to head off. Although X still refuses to to go, Y tells him that he has no choice now that he's homeless. Y forces X into a new change of clothes and the five friends set off together.

The group travels to an inn in Aquacorde Town to stay for the night. She attempts to call her mother and inform her of what happened, but gets no response. When she attempts to tell X about her attempt to call her mom, the innkeeper attacks Y and reveals herself to be allied with Team Flare. The innkeeper battles Y while Aliana and Mable attack X outside while he's alone. With Fletchy's assistance, Y manages to get outside and finds Aliana and Mable attempting to kidnap Li'l Kanga. Y informs X of what's going on and helps him fight off the two Team Flare members. When X's attempt to have Li'l Kanga Mega Evolve fails due to her being away from her mother, they instead use the Froakie and Chespin that Trevor got from Professor Sycamore. With the help of the two Pokémon and the Pokédexes, Y and X defeat Aliana and Mable as well as rescue their friends from the inn. They decide to run away from Aquacorde and hide from suspicious people by camping outside.

The group continues on the Santalune City, where they gather supplies for their journey. Y contributes by buying extra clothes for her friends. She makes a set of rules for the group to make sure that they don't get attacked by Team Flare again. They soon meet up with Viola again, who reveals her status as Gym Leader and offers assistance to them. Although distrusting of reporters, Y decides to trust Viola, and the others agree with her decision. The only exception is Shauna, who runs off frustrated that Y would go against her word to not trust adults. The group stays the night at the Santalune Gym, but Y gets worried about Shauna and goes off to find her. After finding Shauna, Y notices that Shauna is acting strangely. Shauna is later caught trying to steal Kanga's Kangaskhanite while she sleeps, but Y and Viola catch her in the act. Y question's Shauna's actions, but Shauna simply retaliates by trying to slash her with the Honedge she carried around. Y is protected by Viola, who takes the brunt of the attack and is knocked unconscious. Shauna is revealed to have been possessed by Team Flare's Celosia by using her Aegislash and Honedge to control Shauna's mind. The strain of the possession proves to be too much for Shauna and she falls unconscious. Celosia attempts to escape, but X chanses her down. He is unable to catch up to her, but he is assisted by Korrina, the Shalour City Gym Leader. With her Mega Lucario, Korrina and X retrieve the Kangaskhanite and force Celosia to escape. Afterward, Viola has her injuries bandaged and Shauna wakes up. Y berates Shauna for disobeying her rules, causing Shauna to break down in tears as she apologizes. Y breaks down as well and the two share a hug as they apologize to each other.

The group later arrives in Lumiose City, where they meet with Professor Sycamore. Y, Shauna, and Tierno are sent with Trevor to Lysandre Labs to get Trevor's Holo Caster fixed by Professor Sycamore's friend, Lysandre. Trevor becomes scared of Lysandre after seeing his silhouette in the pictures of the Vaniville incident, which makes him suspicious about the man's true identity. When Lysandre catches on, he questions Trevor's strange behavior and asks to see the photo. When Trevor refuses, Lysandre sends out his Pokémon to surround and threaten the group. Lysandre is stopped by Diantha, who defends the group. After Lysandre leaves for other business, Y happily greets Diantha upon realizing that she is a famous actress. Y thanks Diantha for her help and goes to return to X with the others. They continue on to the Prism Tower where Professor Sycamore has a meeting with Lumiose Press. X notices something strange is going on inside after the interview ended and leads everyone inside to find Alexa being attacked by a Team Flare member that works as her editor-in-chief. X saves Alexa and battles the editor-in-chief while Y and the others take Alexa outside to safety. After the editor-in-chief is defeated, Alexa thanks the group for saving her and her Helioptile. Alexa gives the group a document that may help them on their journey and leaves to meet up with Viola again.

Celosia slashing Y's hair off

On Route 5, Y continues her training to become a Sky Trainer. Having been inspired by X's becoming more outgoing, she decides to add Froakie to her team and names it Croaky. After her training has finished, Y goes to change back into her regular clothes, but they are stolen by an Electrike that runs off. Croaky defeats the Electrike and retrieves Y's clothes, but it refuses to let her change out of her Sky Suit. Y refuses, but the Electrike adamantly stops her by jumping on her head and accidentally evolves, nearly breaking Y's neck in the process. The group is approached by Clemont, an inventor who heard about Y from reading a magazine article featuring her mother. Clemont tells the group that the Manectric is looking for something in a tree and simply wanted Y to fly up and get the item for it. Clemont uses his Aipom Arm to find the item, which turns out to be a Mega Stone, but also finds a Team Flare Grunt in the tree, who was also aiming to obtain the stone. Although Clemont stops the Grunt, he is unable to stop the Grunt's Tyrunt from biting the tree and causing it to fall on the group. Y manages to get out unscathed, but Clemont gets crushed by the tree, allowing the Grunt to take the stone and run off. To prevent the group from pursuing him, the Grunt sends out four Espurr that stop everyone other than X and Trevor from following. While their Pokémon are busy fighting the Espurr, Y helps Clemont up, only for him to reveal that he saw Grace being taken away by Team Flare members. After X and Trevor return from beating the Grunt and obtaining the Mega Stone he stole, they find that Y has gone into a slump of depression. She flashes back to days before the Vaniville incident, where she overhears Grace asking X if he could convince Y to stop attempting to be a Sky Trainer and return to Rhyhorn racing. Y angrily tells Grace that she has no right to decide her future and that she doesn't mind if Grace doesn't come back from her upcoming trip. Y's words made her feel guilty since her mother was supposed to return on the day that Vaniville Town was attacked.

As the group travels with their new ally Cassius, the helicopter they are flying in is attacked by a group of Sky Trainers from Y's Sky Trainer school. Y immediately sets out to face her classmates and finds that they are led by her senior, Yvette. X and the others find that the Sky Trainers are being controlled by Celosia's Aegislash. Yvette's continuous taunts about her mother angers Y, but it allows her to get over her guilt and gain the resolve to win. This causes Fletchy to evolve into Fletchinder, allowing it to defeat Yvette's Vivillon while X defeats Aegislash, causing all the other Sky Trainers to fall unconscious. Despite the victory, the damage from the attacks causes the helicopter's blades to break off and knock Y to the ground below. Y is saved by Croaky's Frubbles in the knick of time, and Fletchy soon finds them. They overhear a conversation between Celosia and the reporter Malva, who Y recognizes from the reports about the Vaniville incident. Seeing Malva makes Y realize that the media must be under Team Flare's control as well. Celosia senses Y and attacks with her Honedge, but only ends up slicing Y's ponytail off after Croaky jumps out of the way. Croaky evolves into a Frogadier and startles a pack of wild Rhyhorn into stampeding. The Rhyhorn convince Celosia that she was mistaken, allowing Y to escape.


In the Japanese version, with the exception of Fletchy's nickname (Yako-chan), which is based on the name of Fletchling, Y gives her Pokémon nicknames are derived from their Japanese names with a certain syllable repeated twice.

On hand


Fletchy (Japanese: ヤコちゃん Yako-chan) is Y's first known Pokémon. She was first seen as a Fletchling with her Trainer while flying to X's house to convince him to get out of his house. She later evolves into a Fletchinder during a battle with a group of mind controlled Sky Trainers.

Fletchy's known moves are Ember and Flame Charge, and her Ability is Big Pecks.

Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play
Saisai (Japanese: さいさい Saisai) is Y's second known Pokémon. It was originally a racing Pokémon normally residing at Y's house. After bein used to get Y and her friends out of Vaniville Town as it was being destroyed in the clash between Yveltal and Xerneas, it traveled with the group and carried a tent on its back that X frequently stayed in. Y later decided to officially keep Rhyhorn on her team and gave it the nickname Saisai.

None of Saisai's moves are known.

Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play

Croaky (Japanese: けろけろ Kerokero) is Y's third known Pokémon. It was given to Trevor as a Froakie from Professor Sycamore alongside Chespin and Fennekin in the hopes that they would break X out of his depression. Y eventually decided to take him for herself after seeing X's change in attitude. Croaky evolved into Frogadier to save Y from an attack from Celosia.

Croaky's only known move is Double Team.

Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play

Vuivui (Japanese: ぶいぶい Vuivui) is Y's fourth known Pokémon. Y first encountered Vuivui as an Eevee in a forest. After an attempt to befriend her failed, Vuivui willingly let herself be caught so that she could sleep in Y's Poké Ball. During a battle with Team Flare, she evolved into a Sylveon.

Vuivui's known moves are Baby-Doll Eyes and Draining Kiss.

Debut X & Y chapter


  • Y is one of four Pokédex holders to have a known last name; the other three are Blue, Sapphire, and Platinum.
  • She is referred to as (Japanese: ワイP Y-P) by Shauna and (Japanese: ワイちゃん Y-chan) by everyone else.
  • Y's second hairstyle is based on the medium sideswept haircut of Pokémon X and Y.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ワイ・ナ・ガーベナ Y na Gābena From Pokémon Y
English Y
Yvonne Gābena
From Pokémon Y
French Y
Yvonne Galbena
From Pokémon Y
German Y
Yvonne Gabena
From Pokémon Y
Chinese (Mandarin) 華依·納·卡貝娜 Huáyī nà Kǎbèinà Transliteration of her Japanese name

External links

Pokémon Adventures main characters
RGBY/FRLG: RedBlueGreenYellow
GSC/HGSS: GoldSilverCrystal
RSE/ORAS: RubySapphireEmerald
DPPt: DiamondPearlPlatinum
BWB2W2: BlackWhiteLack-TwoWhi-Two

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