Iris's Gible

Iris's Gible
アイリスのフカマル Iris's Fukamaru
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Iris's Gible
Debuts in BWS02
Caught at Blackthorn City
Gender Male[1]
Ability Unknown
Current location With Iris
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Gible Kiyotaka Furushima N/A

Iris's Gible (Japanese: アイリスのフカマル Iris's Fukamaru) was the only Pokémon that Iris caught in the Johto region, and her fifth overall.


Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Gible and Iris

Iris first encountered Gible when she entered Blackthorn City in BWS02. The Land Shark Pokémon had been biting city property, causing significant damage. The local citizens chased him out of town after biting into another building, but Iris stepped in to defend him, giving him a chance to escape.

Gible remained in Blackthorn and climbed up a clock tower to better view the city. However, a large gust of wind caused Gible to fall, and he barely managed to hang on to one of the clock's arms. Iris determinedly ascended the clock tower and was able to save him despite the danger that she and Gible could both fall off. Afterward, Iris read Gible's memories and discovered that he had been sleeping on a tree and accidentally fallen onto a Skarmory. This startled the Armor Bird Pokémon, and it flew away, eventually dropping Gible into the city. Gible had become confused with his new surroundings, which were very different from his previous peaceful habitat. Iris soon met with Clair, and the two of them took Gible to the Dragon Holy Land so he could live in nature once again.

Gible did not remain at the Dragon's Den for long. When Iris had her battle with Clair, Gible dug his way into the Gym to watch the match. After the battle, when Iris was leaving, Gible appeared once again. Iris then understood that Gible wanted to go with her and caught him with a Poké Ball. After he was caught, Gible and his new Trainer saw the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza flying across the sky and decided to follow it.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Gible appeared in Thrash of the Titans! during a fantasy sequence of Iris's journey.

Personality and characteristics

Similar to Ash's Gible, he has a habit of biting individuals on the head, particularly Iris's Axew. Gible seems to be a bit oblivious, ignoring everything going on around him and simply doing as he pleases. He is also quite destructive, destroying an area of Blackthorn City with just his teeth and Dig attack.

Moves used

Using Dig
Move First Used In
Dig BWS02
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Gible is the first Pokémon to be caught by a main character in a special episode.
  • Gible is the only one of Iris's Pokémon:
    • That has never been physically seen in the main series.
    • Who isn't fully evolved.
    • That was obtained outside of Unova.
    • Ash has never seen.
  • Gible is the first Pokémon one of Ash's friends owns to be the same species as one he owns that isn’t a first partner Pokémon.


  1. Confirmed via gender differences.

See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Gible.

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