Mossdeep Gym

Mossdeep Gym
トクサネジム Tokusane Gym
Mossdeep Gym anime.png
Location Mossdeep City
Gym Leader Tate and Liza
Badge Mind Badge
Dominant Type Psychic
Region Hoenn
Mossdeep Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Mossdeep Gym (Japanese: トクサネジム Tokusane Gym) is the official Gym of Mossdeep City. It is based on Psychic-type Pokémon. The Gym Leaders are Tate and Liza. Trainers who defeat them receive the Mind Badge.

In the games

Generation III

Mossdeep City Pokémon Gym
Leaders: Liza & Tate
The mystic combination!

In Ruby and Sapphire, the Gym's floor is covered with tiles similar to spin tiles that whisk the player across to another area of the Gym when stepped on. Pulling switches changes the direction certain tiles point, allowing the player to reach Tate and Liza when all the switches are pulled. A warp tile next to them warps the player back to the entrance.

In Emerald, the Gym is similar to Saffron Gym in that it is a series of rooms connected by warp tiles. Each room contains Trainers and obstacles on spin tiles that rotate when certain tiles are stepped on, changing the path and often bringing the sight of enemy Trainers in-line with the player. Mossdeep Gym is the only Gym in Emerald to change its gimmick so drastically. Also, although other Trainers and statues spin on the spin tiles, the player is unaffected by them.

At least one of the Gym Trainers must be battled in order to reach Tate and Liza.

Generation VI

Mossdeep City Pokémon Gym
Leaders: Liza & Tate
The mystic combination!

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Gym is entirely redesigned. Platforms are connected by strings of energy orbs that automatically direct the player between them. The player must inspect stones on the various platforms to change which orbs are lit up, and thus which paths they can take through the Gym.

When defeated, Tate and Liza will give the player the Mind Badge as well as TM04 (Calm Mind) as a reward.

Appearance

Ruby Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
     
 

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
 
Psychic Preston
ヒロム Hiromu
Reward:  888
  Kirlia Lv.37
No item
 
Psychic Maura
ヒカリ Hikari
Reward:  864
  Kadabra Lv.36
No item
  Kirlia Lv.36
No item
 
Psychic Samantha
ミライ Mirai
Reward:  888
  Xatu Lv.37
No item
 
Psychic Fritz
サトル Satoru
Reward:  840
  Natu Lv.35
No item
  Girafarig Lv.35
No item
  Kadabra Lv.35
No item
 
Psychic Virgil
ユウヤ Yūya
Reward:  864
  Ralts Lv.36
No item
  Kadabra Lv.36
No item
 
Psychic Hannah
アスカ Asuka
Reward:  864
  Ralts Lv.36
No item
  Kirlia Lv.36
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.


Tate and Liza use four Hyper Potions.



Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Entrance room
 
Psychic Preston
ヒロム Hiromu
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Maura
  Kirlia Lv.36
No item
 
Psychic Maura
ヒカリ Hikari
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Preston
  Kadabra Lv.36
No item
West-central room
 
Psychic Samantha
ミライ Mirai
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Blake
  Xatu Lv.36
No item
 
Psychic Blake
サトキ Satoki
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Samantha
  Girafarig Lv.36
No item
Southeast room
 
Psychic Macey
フサコ Fusako
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Clifford
  Natu Lv.36
No item
 
Gentleman Clifford
スティーブ Steve
Reward:  2880
Potential Double Battle with Macey or Kathleen
  Girafarig Lv.36
No item
 
Hex Maniac Kathleen
ユキヨ Yukiyo
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Clifford or Nicholas
  Kadabra Lv.36
No item
 
Psychic Nicholas
リョウイチ Ryouichi
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Kathleen
  Wobbuffet Lv.36
No item
Northwest room
 
Gentleman Nate
トニー Tony
Reward:  2880
Potential Double Battle with Virgil
  Spoink Lv.36
No item
 
Psychic Virgil
ユウヤ Yūya
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Nate or Slyvia
  Ralts Lv.36
No item
 
Hex Maniac Sylvia
アサヨ Asayo
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Hannah or Virgil
  Meditite Lv.36
No item
 
Psychic Hannah
アスカ Asuka
Reward:  864
Potential Double Battle with Sylvia
  Kirlia Lv.36
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.


Tate and Liza use four Hyper Potions in the Gym battle and three Full Restores in the rematches.



First rematch



Second rematch



Third rematch



Fourth rematch onwards



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
 
Psychic Preston
ヒロム Hiromu
Reward:  1,344
  Kadabra Lv.42
No item
 
Psychic Joshua
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward:  1,280
  Kadabra Lv.40
No item
  Medicham Lv.40
No item
 
Psychic Fritz
サトル Satoru
Reward:  1,312
  Claydol Lv.39
No item
  Starmie Lv.41
No item
 
Hex Maniac Kindra
サチコ Sachiko
Reward:  1,092
  Kirlia Lv.39
No item
  Grumpig Lv.39
No item
 
Hex Maniac Patricia
コトネ Kotone
Reward:  1,148
  Chimecho Lv.41
No item
 
Psychic Virgil
ユウヤ Yūya
Reward:  1,280
  Kadabra Lv.40
No item
  Girafarig Lv.40
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.




Items

Item Location Games
  TM04 (Calm Mind) Reward for defeating Tate and Liza  R  S  E  OR  AS 

In spin-off games

 
Tate's artwork of Mossdeep Gym
 
Liza's artwork of Mossdeep Gym

Pokémon Masters EX

In Pokémon Masters EX, Mossdeep Gym is seen in artwork related to both Tate and Liza.

In the anime

The Mossdeep Gym first appeared in It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!, where Ash and his friends arrived there for Ash's Gym battle, only to learn that everyone at the Gym had left to witness a space shuttle launch at the Mossdeep Space Center.

In Solid as a Solrock, Ash challenged Tate and Liza to a Gym battle at the Gym, using his Pikachu and Swellow against Solrock and Lunatone. Although they were powerful opponents, Tate and Liza ended up inadvertently sabotaging each other and subsequently had an argument, giving Ash a chance for a counterattack. However, the battle was interrupted by Team Rocket bursting through the Gym's roof with their newest robot to steal Solrock and Lunatone. Although Team Rocket was soon defeated and the stolen Pokémon were recovered, the Gym was so badly damaged by their attack that Ash's Gym battle had to continue outdoors. With the battle against Team Rocket having restored Tate and Liza's teamwork, Ash had trouble overcoming their strategies, but he eventually came up with a strategy of his own and ultimately defeated his opponents, earning him the Mind Badge.

The Gym's battlefield has multiple planet-like objects floating around in the air, making it three-dimensional. The battles are refereed by Tate and Liza's mother, Rachel.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Used by Liza

 
Lunatone
Main article: Liza's Lunatone

Liza's Lunatone is the Pokémon she uses in all of her Gym battles. When the twins battled each other in It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!, Lunatone won the battle for Liza. She later used it against Team Rocket after they failed to steal a space shuttle from the Mossdeep Space Center. In Solid as a Solrock!, it fought with Tate's Solrock against Ash's Pikachu and Swellow but lost.

Debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!

Used by Tate

 
Solrock
Main article: Tate's Solrock

Tate's Solrock is the Pokémon he uses in all of his Gym battles. In It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!, it battled Liza's Lunatone but lost. Later, in Solid as a Solrock!, it fought with Liza's Lunatone against Ash's Pikachu and Swellow but lost.

Debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Mossdeep City Gym in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Mossdeep Gym
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Tate & Liza Su Celestial Storm   148/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma   091/096
      SM-P Promotional cards   296/SM-P
      Tag Team GX Premium Trainer Box   030/035
 


Trivia


Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym  
 
Roxanne
Dewford Gym  
 
Brawly
Mauville Gym  
 
Wattson
Lavaridge Gym  
 
Flannery
Petalburg Gym  
 
Norman
Fortree Gym  
 
Winona
Mossdeep Gym  
   
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym  
   
Wallace Juan


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