| Yvonne Gābena|
ワイ・ナ・ガーベナ Y na Gābena
|Trainer class||Sky Trainer|
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. This decision however, spiked many arguments between mother and child.
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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.
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 chases 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.
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.
After putting Yvette into the care of a passerby Rhyhorn racer, Y follows after Celosia and Malva as they head into a forest. By using Croaky's speed, Y manages to safely stay behind Celosia and Malva without getting caught. By dropping Frubbles on the ground, Croaky creates a trail for X and the others to find Y. Celosia and Malva eventually reach their destination: a giant tree that is actually the dormant form of Xerneas. Y eavesdrops on their conversation and learns about their plan to use the captured people from Vaniville Town to transport Xerneas back to their headquarters. Once the two Team Flare members leave to begin their objectives, X and the others arrive to regroup with Y. Y tells everyone about the information she learned from Celosia and Malva's conversation. The group begins wondering how to deal with the information they just learned. After coming up with ideas with how to deal with Team Flare and rescue the captured townsfolk, Y decides to launch a sneak attack when Team Flare returns to retrieve Xerneas.
Later, Celosia returns to the forest with a group of Vaniville townspeople under the control of her Aegislash. When Y notices her mother in the crowd of captured townspeople, she leaps in to attack. The damage to her Sky Suit causes Y to plummet to the ground, alerting Celosia to her presence. Celosia immediately attacks Y, but X manages to save her in time. X attempts to use Mega Evolution to battle, but his attempt to Mega Evolve two Pokémon at the same time ends in failure. The group is then attacked by Essentia, who uses her Trevenant to manipulate the forest's plants to capture Y and her friends. Before Celosia can kill X, Korrina arrives with Diantha and Gurkinn to save everyone.
Korrina and Diantha battle Team Flare while Gurkinn stays behind to free Y and her friends from their bindings. X battles Essentia with his newly-obtained Mega Gengar, Lasma, forcing her to flee. Tierno and Shauna attempt to pursue Essentia, but Y stops them and states that helping Diantha is more important. X, Trevor, and Tierno go to help Korrina while Y and Shauna stay behind to free Diantha from the Magic Room Malva trapped her in. Despite their best efforts, Y and Shauna are unable to break the Magic Room barrier before it disappears into the ground. When X's group arrives at Korrina's location, they find that she managed to free the townspeople from Celosia's control, but was unable to stop Xerneas from being taken, was defeated, and had her Key Stone taken.
The unconscious townspeople and Korrina are taken to a hospital in Laverre City. While they recuperate, Y, Shauna, and Tierno undergo special training under Gurkinn. Shortly after the training is finished, Trevor arrives to inform everyone that X had gone missing. Trevor reveals a pair of glasses he found where he last saw X that show an image of Geosenge Town. They realize the glasses belong to Clemont, which means that Team Flare's base must be located there and X has gone there. Y angrily shouts that X is an idiot for going there alone.
Later, Y apologizes to her unconscious mother at the Laverre City hospital for her angry outburst from before. She exits the building and meets up with the Gym Leaders again, who plan to head to Geosenge Town via Wulfric's Avalugg. Y decides to add Rhyhorn to her team and names it Saisai. The group then sets off by sea while Y follows behind by air. When they arrive, the ultimate weapon is already in the process of being activated. Y proceeds to leap onto the weapon's petals to prevent them from opening. The Gym Leaders follow Y's example by also leaping onto the weapon. Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna are sent to the Team Flare Secret HQ to find the ultimate weapon's control room. When they arrive, they find that X was defeated by Lysandre but the battle caused Xerneas to turn back to its normal form. Trevor's group attempts to remove the ultimate weapon's key from its module while Y and the Gym Leaders continue keeping the petals closed, but the weapon is still fired on the Kalos region.
Bryony gloats that Team Flare's goal has been achieved and that Team Flare was protected due to their red suits. Y reveals herself to be alive thanks to Olympia and Valerie creating barriers with their Pokémon. Y begins to battle Bryony, but is interrupted by Xerneas, who bursts out from underground with X, Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna. X reveals that Xerneas wishes to be captured by a human, meaning that it is on their side. When Bryony attempts to capture Xerneas first, Y commands Xerneas to send her flying. Y then decides to take Xerneas for herself and names it Xerxer. Y has Xerxer begin to destroy the ultimate weapon, but is interrupted by the arrival of Malva, who reveals that she managed to capture Yveltal, which was sleeping in the ground underneath Xerxer's tree. Malva proceeds to attack the heroes, but is stopped by Xerosic, who states that Lysandre ordered a ceasefire since Xerneas and Yveltal's evenly matched power will only lead to an endless war. Xerxer confirms this and decides to retreat by flying away with everyone.
The group heads to the Lost Hotel, where they rest and eat a meal cooked by Siebold. Despite Y obtaining Xerxer, Ramos reveals that Team Flare blamed Y, her friends, and the Gym Leaders for the destruction caused by the ultimate weapon, meaning they have to hide from the public at the moment. After getting a shorter haircut from Shauna, Y is given a Mega Ring from Gurkinn, thus becoming a Mega Evolution successor. Y heads out with X to find a Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution to add to her team. As they search, Y chastises X for ignoring her rules and going off to stop Team Flare alone, but decides not to stay angry at him as she must keep in control of her temper due to now being able to use Mega Evolution and thus, being more responsible. They reminisce how they first met as children when X saved her by using Kanga and Li'l Kanga to stop Saisai's from running wildly, causing them to become friends afterward.
On Route 15, Y attempts to capture a wild Absol in order to add a Mega Evolution-capable Pokémon to her team. Despite being attacked constantly, the Absol makes no attempt to retaliate against Y or allow itself to be captured. Only when Y asks for Absol to lend its strength to fight against Team Flare does Absol finally allow itself to be captured by Y. With Y's task finished, the group goes to find a wild Pinsir for X to capture. During their search, Y and her friends come upon to motionless body of a wild Scyther, which is being guarded by a wild Pinsir. They are approached by Blue, a Pokédex holder from the Kanto region, who explains that the Scyther had its life energy drained by some force, but will eventually return to normal if its willpower is strong enough. After X manages to get the Pinsir to join his team, the group is called by Professor Sycamore, who requests that they travel to Anistar City so that he may aid them in their quest.
After going their separate ways from Blue, Y and her friends travel to Anistar City while Blue's Pokémon guard them along the way. Upon arriving, the group find Sycamore under attack by a group of Hawlucha. Y and X help save the professor and battle against the Hawlucha. Sycamore reveals that he discovered that the effect of the ultimate weapon altered the Key Stones in X's Mega Ring, which prevents Team Flare from tracking its signal anymore. In addition, the Mega Rings that Y and X possess now have the ability to track Mega Stones, but only from 8 to 9 PM. Realizing that the Hawlucha belonged to a Trainer, X decides to stay behind and protect the professor while Y and the others go to find the Mega Stones for Solsol and Rute, only for Shauna and Tierno to offer to do it instead.
After Tierno and Shauna head off to find Mega Stones, Y finds Essentia hiding behind the Anistar Sundial, which leads into a battle on the Anistar rooftops. During their clash, Essentia attempts to use her suit's Poké Ball Jack function to hack into Xerxer's Poké Ball and take control of it. Y eventually gets separated from Essentia and wakes up in a Pokémon Center, where she takes the opportunity to heal her Pokémon, completely unaware that the Nurse is Essentia in disguise. While she is distracted, Essentia knocks Y unconscious and takes Xerxer's Poké Ball. Using the Expansion Suit's Sneaking function, Essentia attempts to meet with X while disguised as Y. X quickly sees through this ruse and has Rute damage Essentia's helmet with its horns, breaking the camouflage. Immediately afterward, Y arrives, having been found by Tierno, Shauna, and Trevor.
Tierno and Shauna return X and Y their Mega Rings and give them the Mega Stones they managed to find. With that, Y Mega Evolves Solsol into Mega Absol while X Mega Evolves Rute into Mega Pinsir. As they battle, Y and X notice that Essentia doesn't have full control over Xerxer. They take advantage of this weakness to damage Essentia's suit and loosen her control over Xerxer even further. The battle is interrupted by the arrival of Zygarde, which begins attacking everyone. Essentia decides to shift her attention to Zygarde and attempts to capture it while it charges itself with the power of nature, leaving it completely defenseless while it does so. Although this causes her to lose control of Xerxer, Essentia manages to successfully capture Zygarde before making her escape.
In the Japanese version, Y gives her Pokémon nicknames by taking two syllables of the species name and repeating it once. The only exception is Fletchy. In the English translation, Y takes a piece of the species name and ends it with a suffix making the "ee" sound
|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.|
|Debut||An X-cuse to Come Out and Play|
|Veevee (Japanese: ぶいぶい Vuivui) is Y's third known Pokémon. Y first encountered Veevee as an Eevee in a forest. After an attempt to befriend her failed, Veevee 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.|
|Debut||X & Y chapter|
Croaky (Japanese: けろけろ Kerokero) is Y's fourth 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. He evolved into a Greninja while battling against Xerosic in Pokémon Village.
|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 being 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|
|Xerxer (Japanese: ぜるぜる Xerxer) is Y's fifth known Pokémon. It first appeared in Vaniville Town, where it battled Yveltal, causing destruction to the town. Afterward, the two left and reverted to their dormant forms in Route 8. Team Flare sought after Xerxer so they could use its life force to power the ultimate weapon. It turned back to normal when X battled Lysandre in the Team Flare Secret HQ and later joined Y's team.|
|Debut||An X-cuse to Come Out and Play|
|Solsol (Japanese: そるそる Solsol) is Y's sixth known Pokémon. Y encountered Absol on Route 15 and battled it in order to capture a Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution. It made no attempt to resist her efforts and let itself be captured after Y asked it to help battle Team Flare. With Y's Mega Ring, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Absol.|
|Debut||X & Y chapter|
| Y and her friends used these Mamoswine to travel through Route 17 to reach Anistar City so that they can meet with Professor Sycamore.
None of Mamoswine's moves are known.
|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 Y-Ey (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 side-swept haircut, while her third hairstyle is based on the short side-swept haircut.
|Japanese||ワイ・ナ・ガーベナ Y na Gābena||From Pokémon Y|
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|Chinese (Mandarin)||華依·納·卡貝娜 Huáyī nà Kǎbèinà||Transliteration of her Japanese name|
- Netkun on Y (Japanese)
|Pokémon Adventures main characters|
|This article is part of both Project Manga and Project CharacterDex, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Manga and CharacterDex, respectively.|