- It's a little bit hidden. You need to go the bottom of Route 206 (by heading south off the Cycling Path and cutting the trees to the right to get under the Road) and go north until you see the entrance to Wayward Cave. Then go to the left until you see the north-most pillar of Cycling Road. Stand so you are just barely visible, to the left of the Road above, and right up against the south side of the aformentioned pillar. Then take two steps to the right and go north about four or five steps. You will enter a small room visible from Wayward Cave that has a very simple X Strength puzzle. I'm not sure if Gible lives there (I would assume not, since it's still the Wayward Cave area, so it should be those encouter rates), but using Strength and pushing the middle rock forward allows access to the lower level to the left. This is where you can find TM26, Earthquake, along with other items spread through a bike maze and the evasive Gible (at level 15 usually). And the area is bright, so you won't need Flash (like for the Wayward Cave). I hope this helps. --ZellMurasame 00:17, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Off the top of my head I can't think of any Japanese names with Maru at the end, on the other hand I do know that it is in fact a traditional suffix for Japanese ships, (Piper Maru, Kobayashi Maru), some kind of good luck thing about the god who taught them how to build boats or something. Please provide at least some examples to prove this is not a made up fact. Lowlandlord 15:33, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
I was thinking about it, and maybe Gible actually comes from Dirigible. I mean, Garchomp is like a jet in some ways, right? So maybe Gible is paying homage to the blimp. Rabid Biscuit 23:48, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
What's a 'land shark'? The Wikipedia entry (a sketch in American TV show Saturday Night Live) is unlikely to be related to Pokémon, but if it is it should at least be linked to, I think. Punkrockrevel 22:55, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
- "Landshark" is simply a term for creatures that share traits with sharks but live as amphibious or land dwelling animals. DeadUniverse Hello! 08:35, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
- Are you sure? I've never heard that definition, and the 'kipedia doesn't have anything on that either. I do know that it's an old colloquial term for a real estate speculator. It's also the subject of a Saturday Night Live sketch, which actually depicted a land-dwelling shark. It's even my college's mascot! --AndyPKMN 11:31, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
I just hatched a Gible, and it took 11,050 steps to hatch rather than the 10,455 that this article says. Someone neeeds to change it because I can't edit it.
A preview is shown that Ash has a Gible. Chomper4 00:52, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
This is For the Article, NOT the Forums!!!!
I Saw the Preview Clip and I know I saw a cut on that Gible's fin, indicating that it is a Male. (Kmanecke 22:20, 15 November 2009 (UTC))
Origin of Gible.
Gible is called the "Landshark" Pokemon, a Landshark is another name for apex predator. A shark is an example of an apex predator, it has no natural enemies. So could this be where the origin of Gible came from? I find it very hard to believe that the creators of Pokemon would even think of the SNL sketch for an idea for a Pokemon. Very little Pokemon are based on pop-culture; and do they even have SNL in Japan? --Teamrocketfan45 01:41, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
- I would rather expect it to be a reference to the pop-culture Landshark, originating in a Saturday Night Live sketch. --AndyPKMN 13:21, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Please take out the reference to 'Life After Man'; it's very misleading (I won't interfere with the articles myself - I'm not brave enough yet!). I have that book and the Desert Shark depicted is a future evolution based on the mole rat of today. Gible isn't like that at all!
Land Sharks aren't real, but are a known fantasy concept (like Sand Worms, etc) and have popped up in various incarnations on TV before now for impact or comic effect (a fast-moving fin sticking up out of the ground, scaring unsuspecting protagonists). (AndyPKMN: Saturday Night Live started that one? Who knew? ^-^)
As to name origins, I always thought 'Gar' and 'Ga' were onomatopoeic, like 'rawr', but the Japanese bite/gulp connection sounds very interesting. Jaylaw 23:48, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Pokémon Platinum Moves
In Pokémon Platinum, the moves are learnt in the following levels:
- Learnt "Slash" at lvl 28.
- Learnt "Dragon Claw" at lvl 32.
(I will keep posting while I raise it)
Gible Gender Differences
I notice that it seems that female Gible are lighter blue than the male ones. I noticed this only in the Platinum pics, so that meant either a minor oversight sort of like Milotic's, or my eyes are just leading me to put silly claims on Discussion pages. Curse you, mischevious eyes. EvilKirikizan 23:59, 26 May 2011 (UTC)