Tate and Liza

Tate redirects here. For the Pokémon Adventures character based on Gloria, see Casey Shield.

Tate & Liza
フウとラン Fu & Lan
"The mystic combination!"
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Liza & Tate.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Tate (left) and Liza (right)
Gender Female (Liza), Male (Tate)
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Mossdeep City
Region Hoenn
Relatives Jin (father) and Rachel (mother) (anime)
Mt. Pyre guardians (grandparents)*
Trainer class LeaderRSE
Pokémon TrainersB2W2
LeadersORAS
Generation III, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Masters EX
Leader of Mossdeep Gym
Badge Mind Badge
Specializes in Psychic types
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Tate: Unknown (Masters EX)
Liza: Kira Buckland[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Tate: Ami Naga[2] (Masters EX)
Liza: Ayako Kamegai[3] (Masters EX)
Anime debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me
English voice actor Tate: Jason Griffith
Liza: Andi Whaley
Japanese voice actor Tate: Takahiro Mizushima
Liza: Chisa Yokoyama

Tate (Japanese: フウ Fu) and Liza (Japanese: ラン Lan) are the twin Gym Leaders of Mossdeep City's Gym, known officially as the Mossdeep Gym. They specialize in Psychic-type Pokémon. They give the Mind Badge to Trainers who defeat them. They are the only characters in the games to have the Trainer class Leaders (Japanese: ジムリーダー Gym Leader).

In the core series

Tate and Liza run the Mossdeep City Gym. Both specialize in Psychic-type Pokémon and give out the Mind Badge once defeated. They also give TM04 (Calm Mind). The two of them engage in a Double Battle against the player when they challenge them.

In Black 2 and White 2, they participate in the Pokémon World Tournament. Unlike in Hoenn, Tate and Liza do not battle as a team, instead participating as individuals.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, besides the Mossdeep Gym, Tate and Liza can also be met at the Lilycove Department Store after becoming Champion, buying new toys on the fifth floor.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call/Trainer's Eye

Leader Tate&LizaRS / Mystic Duo Tate&LizaE / Leaders Liza & TateORAS

Strategy
We battle in cooperation.RSE
We battle in cooperation!ORAS
Trainer's Pokémon
Always friendly Pokémon.RSE
Pokémon that are always friendly!ORAS
Self-Introduction
We understand each other, and we understand others.RS
Papa has trouble telling the two of us apart!E
We can read each others' minds—and the minds of our opponents, too.ORAS

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Tate and Liza use four Hyper Potions.



Pokémon Emerald

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

Gym battle



First rematch



Second rematch



Third rematch



Fourth rematch onwards



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Tate and Liza use three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Tate will always lead with his Solrock and Liza will always lead with her Lunatone.

Tate
Hoenn Leaders Tournament



Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament



Liza
Hoenn Leaders Tournament



Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire



In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main articles: Tate (Masters) and Liza (Masters)

Artwork

   
Official artwork from
Generation III
Conceptual artwork from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites

       
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Tate's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Liza's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
       
Tate's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Liza's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Tate's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Liza's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

Quotes

Main article: Tate and Liza/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

 
Liza and Tate in the anime

Tate and Liza debuted in It's Still Rocket Roll to Me. Their father Jin is the director and an astronaut at the Mossdeep Space Center who often goes into space to search for extraterrestrial Pokémon. As a result, they often spend time at the Space Center, and they even have battles in simulated zero-gravity conditions, which they accomplish by using their Baltoy's Confusion technique to levitate them. In the anime, Liza is revealed to be the older of the twins (by around a few minutes).

When Ash and his friends visited Mossdeep City, Tate quickly befriended Max since they had a few things in common, including Max's issues with his own sister May. Likewise, Liza related with May, and showed the group around the facility.

Later, while Tate and Max were hanging out in the cockpit of the space shuttle, Team Rocket infiltrated the area with the intent of stealing it. Tate and Max were unaware of this until the trio reached the cockpit, whereupon Meowth tied the two boys up with rope. Fortunately, Ash's Corphish was aboard the shuttle as well and freed the duo, who promptly knocked the trio out. Afterwards, Tate and Max safely landed the airborne shuttle. Team Rocket was then attacked by a vengeful Liza and May, who used their Lunatone and Combusken, respectively, before Ash's Pikachu sent them blasting off.

In Solid as a Solrock, Tate and Liza faced off against Ash in a Double Battle, in which their Lunatone and Solrock, respectively, went up against Pikachu and Swellow. At first, the twins continuously argued with each other, which allowed their opponents to get hits in. However, after another attack by Team Rocket, the twins managed to work together and set aside their differences.

In the battle that followed, they showed an incredible ability to balance each other's Pokémon, forcing Ash to use unorthodox tactics in order to defeat them. Eventually, Pikachu and Swellow used the former's Thunder attack as a makeshift armor, and with this newfound power, they easily defeated Lunatone and Solrock, earning Ash the Mind Badge.

Character

Liza is depicted as being more experienced in battle, and it is implied in their debut episode that she always defeats Tate whenever the two have a battle. During a Gym challenge, Liza often defends her brother's Solrock. She is also the first to make a move and sometimes directs Tate's attack strategy to ensure that they are in sync.

Liza appears to be more independent and confident, whereas Tate is more jovial and focused on proving his own worth. Liza loves to annoy Tate by teasingly reminding him of things, and especially refers to him as her "little" brother even though they are twins, which proves to be her primary way of agitating Tate. Regardless of her teasing habits, Liza cares for Tate and will stand up for him against people antagonizing him.

Pokémon


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This listing is of Tate and Liza's Pokémon in the anime:

Tate's
 
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!
Liza's
 
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 match 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!
At Mossdeep Gym
 
Baltoy (×4)
Tate and Liza's four Baltoy live at the Mossdeep Gym. Whenever Tate and Liza want to have a battle with each other, they use Confusion to make a zero-gravity battlefield. When Team Rocket wanted to steal the space shuttle for the Boss, the Baltoy stopped the shuttle with Confusion.

Baltoy's only known move is Confusion.

Debut It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Tate: 水島大宙 Takahiro Mizushima
Liza: 横山智佐 Chisa Yokoyama
English Tate: Jason Griffith
Liza: Andi Whaley
Finnish Tate: Peter Pihlström
Liza: Susa Saukko
European French Tate: Frederik Haùgness
Liza: Fanny Roy
Brazilian Portuguese Tate: Dado Monteiro
Liza: Samira Fernandes
Spanish Latin America Tate: Irwin Daayán
Liza: María Fernanda Morales
Spain Tate: Álex Saudinós
Liza: Inés Blázquez


GOTCHA!

Tate and Liza briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Tate and Liza in Pokémon Adventures

History

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Tate and Liza are the guardians of Mt. Pyre, having taken over the position from their grandparents. When Flannery calls the Gym Leaders together for a meeting about Team Magma and Team Aqua, Tate and Liza are forced to ignore the call so that they can head over to Mt. Pyre. There, they encounter Team Magma, who aim to steal the Red and Blue Orbs so that they can be used to control Groudon and Kyogre. The attackers turn out to be illusions created by Blaise. By distracting Tate and Liza with his illusions, Blaise is able to easily sneak into the chamber holding the orbs and steal them.

 
Tate and Liza in the thirteenth chapter

Tate and Liza later appear on Mirage Island with Juan, who is revealed to have rescued them. They are tasked with training Ruby and Sapphire so that they would be ready to face Groudon and Kyogre. They train Ruby and Sapphire in various forms of Double Battle styles so that they may work together and defeat their opponents. Once the time has come for Ruby and Sapphire to head off, Tate and Liza award Sapphire the Mind Badge.

After both Team Magma and Team Aqua are defeated and Groudon and Kyogre have returned to their deep slumber, Tate and Liza celebrate the victory with their allies and thank Sapphire and Ruby for their assistance in the battle.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

Using Wallace's aircar, Tate and Liza travel to Sootopolis City along with Juan and Lisia. They and several others are called to the city to assist in stopping Grand Meteor Delta, a giant meteoroid threatening to destroy the planet. When the plan to attack Grand Meteor Delta starts, Tate, Liza, and the others have their Pokémon attack the meteoroid at the same time. This, combined with the might of Mega Rayquaza, successfully shatters Grand Meteor Delta into pieces.

Pokémon

This listing is for Tate and Liza's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Tate
 
Solrock
Main article: Tate's Solrock

Solrock is Tate's main Pokémon. It was first seen traveling with its Trainer on Mt. Pyre, where it used its abilities to sense intruders. Solrock was used in conjunction with Lunatone against the Team Magma Grunts that were aiming to steal the Red and Blue Orbs. Despite their best efforts, the Grunts were only illusions created by Blaise, who easily got past his opponents and stole the orbs.

Debut I'm Always Grumpig First Thing in the Morning II
 
Spoink
Tate and Liza each own a Spoink. They were first used to battle Ruby and Sapphire on Mirage Island. The two were repeatedly used to help Ruby and Sapphire training for their upcoming battle against Groudon and Kyogre.

Spoink's known moves are Extrasensory and Bounce*.

Debut With a Spoink in Your Step I
Liza
 
Lunatone
Main article: Liza's Lunatone

Lunatone is Liza's main Pokémon. It was first seen traveling with its Trainer on Mt. Pyre. Lunatone was used in conjunction with Solrock against the Team Magma Grunts that were aiming to steal the Red and Blue Orbs. Despite their best efforts, the Grunts were only illusions created by Blaise, who easily got past his opponents and stole the orbs.

Debut I'm Always Grumpig First Thing in the Morning II
 
Spoink
Tate and Liza each own a Spoink. They were first used to battle Ruby and Sapphire on Mirage Island. The two were repeatedly used to help Ruby and Sapphire training for their upcoming battle against Groudon and Kyogre.

Spoink's known moves are Extrasensory and Bounce*.

Debut With a Spoink in Your Step I

In the TCG

 
Full Art print of Tate & Liza

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Tate and Liza or their Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Tate and Lisa
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 #
Gym Badge I       XY-P Promotional cards    
Tate & Liza Su Celestial Storm   148/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma   091/096
Celestial Storm   166/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma   103/096
      SM-P Promotional cards   296/SM-P
      Tag Team GX Premium Trainer Box   030/035
Yellow A Alternate cards   148a/168 GG End   054/054
 


Trivia

  • Tate and Liza are two of three Gym Leaders that are battled together in a Double Battle for a Gym Badge, the third being Raihan.
    • In Black 2 and White 2, instead of serving as a team, Tate and Liza are shown and battled separately.
    • Consequently, they are the only Gym Leaders whose battle is not in stereoscopic 3D in Generation VI, as only Single Battles support it.
  • Chuang Yi's translations of Pokémon Adventures mistakenly refer to Tate as a girl.
  • In Generation III games, they are the only Gym Leaders to carry more than two Hyper Potions in their first battle. This is likely due to them being a duo, with each of them holding two Hyper Potions.
  • In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, they are referred to as "Leader Tate&Liza" due to the way their Trainer class is programmed. This is fixed in the remakes, where they are called "Leaders Liza & Tate".
  • In Emerald, Solrock is the only Pokémon from the original team to keep its moveset in the rematches.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese フウとラン Fu & Lan From 風蘭 fūran (wind orchid) and 浮 (floating)
English Tate & Liza From levitate
German Ben & Svenja From Schweben (levitation)
Spanish Vito & Leti From levitación (levitation)
French Lévy & Tatia From lévitation (levitation)
Italian Tell & Pat From telepatia (telepathy)
Korean 풍&란 Pung & Ran From 풍란 (風蘭) pungran (wind orchid)
Chinese (Mandarin) 小楓 Xiǎo Fēng*
小南 Xiǎo Nán*
From 楓 fēng (maple), an alternative reading of his Japanese name
Transcription of her Japanese name
楓與南 / 枫与南 Fēng & Nán* Alternative reading of his Japanese name and transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 小楓 Síu Fūng*
小南 Síu Nàahm*
From 楓 fūng (maple), an alternative reading of his Japanese name
Transcription of her Japanese name
阿楓與阿南 A Fūng & A Nàahm* Alternative reading of his Japanese name and transcription of her Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Tate e Liza From their English names
Thai ฟู่กับหลาง Fu & Lan Transcription of their Japanese names
Vietamese Fu & Lan Transcription of their Japanese names

Leaders

Language Title
  French Champions
  German Arenaleiter
  Italian Capipalestra
  Korean 체육관 관장 Cheyukgwan Gwanjang
  Spanish Líderes


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References

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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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