Interviewers (Trainer class)

インタビュアー Interviewers
ORAS Interviewers.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names Interviewer (Generation III)
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Sword and Shield
Gender One female, one male
Counterpart Reporter, Cameraman
Notable members Gabby and Ty, Roxy and Oli
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut EX Dragon
TCG card TV Reporter
Manga debut Creeping Past Cacnea (Adventures)

Interviewers (Japanese: インタビュアー Interviewers) is a type of Double-Battling Pokémon Trainer class that first debuted in the Generation III games. The pair is made up of a Reporter and a Cameraman. In Generation IV, Reporters and Cameramen can be battled alone, while in Generations III and VIII, they appear only in pairs as Interviewers.

In Hoenn-based games, "Interviewer" specifically refers to Gabby and Ty, who can be battled on Routes 111, 118, and 120. In Sinnoh-based games, it specifically refers to Roxy and Oli, who can be battled in Jubilife TV headquarters in Diamond and Pearl and various Pokémon Centers around Sinnoh in Platinum.

In Generation III, they were known as Interviewer, which made it sound as though only Gabby belonged to the class; however, starting in the English versions of the Generation IV games, they are correctly known as Interviewers.


Gabby and Ty's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Roxy and Oli's sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Gabby and Ty's VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gillian and Cam's VS model from
Generation VIII
Gabby and Ty's overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Roxy and Oli's overworld sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In the TCG

Gabby and Ty in the TCG

Gabby and Ty first appear on the TV Reporter card in the EX Dragon expansion of 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 silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
TV Reporter Su EX Dragon   88/97 Rulers of the Heavens   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   11/17 Lucario Quarter Deck   009/015
EX Dragon Frontiers   82/101 Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   020/024
      Champion Road   062/066
      Champion Road   074/066
Interviewer's Questions Su Unleashed   77/95 Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck   011/015
Call of Legends   79/95      

In the manga

Gabby and Ty in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Gabby and Ty

Gabby and Ty debuted in Creeping Past Cacnea, interviewing Norman after a victorious battle. They would go on to play a notable roles in the Ruby & Sapphire and Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapters.

In Luring in a Lickilicky, a pair of Interviewers was seen in a flashback, when the Pokétch Co. President told Diamond that he saw a TV crew covering Lake Valor.


  • In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Versions, after Gabby and Ty are defeated, Gabby will ask the player to sum up the battle in a single word. This later shows up on TV, as part of a report broadcast region-wide. In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player inputs text manually. The text inputted will be broadcast on the BuzzNav.
  • In Platinum, Interviewers Roxy and Oli can be found in these Pokémon Center locations around Sinnoh:
Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday: Eterna City
Monday: Jubilife City
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Veilstone City

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 採訪者 Chóifóng jé
Mandarin 採訪者 / 采访者 Cǎifǎng zhě
  French Journalistes
  German Interviewer
  Italian Reporter
  Korean 인터뷰어 Interviewers
  Brazilian Portuguese Entrevistadora (manga)
Entrevistador (TCG)
  Spanish Periodistas

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