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 the player challenges them.
Tate: "The Mind Badge has the power to make all Pokémon up to Level 80, including those you've received from other people, obey you!"
Liza: "It also enables Pokémon to use the HM move called Dive!"
Tate: "And take this, too!"
Tate: "Calm Mind..."
Liza: "...comes from relaxing your mind and concentrating."
Tate: "Pokémon's Sp. Atk and..."
Liza: "...Pokémon's Sp. Def..."
Tate: "...will be heightened by this move!"
Liza: "It's a perfect move for Psychic-type Pokémon!"
Tate: "Looks like the bond between you and your Pokémon is far stronger than the bond we share as twins... But you'll go on from here to form even more bonds! That's the future I see for you!"
Liza: "There may be a harsh ordeal ahead for you and your Pokémon... But that's all right! You and your Pokémon aren't alone! You have each other! That's why we want you to face whatever troubles may come your way head-on and full of courage!"
If the player has only one Pokémon in party
Tate: "Oh, you only have..."
Liza: "...one Pokémon to battle."
Tate: "Then we can't battle you!"
Liza: "We want to battle you, so please bring more Pokémon!"
After becoming Champion
Tate: "I sensed that you had become the Champion! It seems that your bonds with your Pokémon have grown stronger and deeper since we last battled. Liza and I will both train even more so that we may battle you head-on again someday!"
Liza: "I sensed that you had become the Champion! It seems that your bonds with so many people have grown stronger and deeper since we last battled. Tate and I will both train even harder so that we may battle you in earnest again someday!"
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.
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 provides the defense to protect 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.
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This listing is of Tate and Liza's Pokémon in the anime:
Tate and Liza's four Baltoy live at the Mossdeep Gym where, when Tate and Liza want a battle, they use Confusion to make a battlefield with zero gravity. When Team Rocket wanted to steal the space shuttle for the Boss, the Baltoy stopped the shuttle with Confusion.
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.
Tate and Liza travel by means of Wallace's aircar 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 MegaRayquaza, successfully shatters Grand Meteor Delta into pieces.
This listing is for Tate and Liza's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.
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.
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.
Tate & Liza was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese SM Era). It was first released in the Japanese Sky-Splitting Charisma expansion before debuting in English in the Celestial Storm expansion, with an illustration based on the Ken Sugimori artwork of the characters, with the background artwork by Megumi Mizutani. It was also released as a Full Art card in Sky-Splitting Charisma and Celestial Storm, with an illustration by Hideki Ishikawa. A Mirror Holofoil SM-P Promotional version of the Regular print was awarded to winners of GX Ultra Shiny Battle events held at participating Pokémon Card Gym venues across Japan. It allows the player to choose between two effects: shuffle their hand into the deck and draw 5 cards or switch their Active Pokémon with 1 of their Benched Pokémon.