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This article is about the anime character. For the manga character, see Gabby and Ty#In the manga.

Tyler and Pippy

Tyler (Japanese: タイセイ Taisei) is a beginning Pokémon Trainer and a character of the day who appeared in The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!.

Tyler was trying desperately to catch a Yanma when he met Ash and his friends. Like Dawn, his starter Pokémon was a Piplup. She was a female nicknamed Pippy (Japanese: チャッピー Chappy), and wore a tiara on her head that was a gift from Tyler's mother. After finally weakening a Yanma, he was about to catch her until Team Rocket showed up. Jessie threw a Poké Ball at her and caught Yanma herself.

Dismayed by this, Tyler began to feel that he would never catch a Yanma, but Ash encouraged him and he found the confidence to try again. The next day, he attempts to catch another Yanma but Team Rocket interfered once again and the Yanma got away. A little bit later he put out some of Brock's Pokémon food and another Yanma started to eat it. Team Rocket tried to interfere again but Ash sent them blasting off. It took a couple of attempts but Tyler managed to catch this Yanma.


When he started his Pokémon journey, Tyler's starter Pokémon was a female Piplup that he nicknamed Pippy (Japanese: チャッピー Chappy). Despite the fact their journey together had only just started, Pippy was very loyal to Tyler and also very friendly towards other people despite the fact that Piplup are normally known for being distrusting of strangers. Pippy was also a skilled battler, as she not only was able to swim faster than Dawn's Piplup but was also instrumental in Tyler's successful campaign to capture a Yanma. Pippy has a habit of dancing in place when she is happy.

Pippy's known moves are Pound, Peck, and Bubble.

Debut The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!
Voice actors
Japanese Satomi Koorogi
English Emily Jenness
Tyler's Yanma
Upon starting his journey, Tyler made a vow to capture the first Pokémon he touched, and that was a Yanma. Although the Yanma he saw was later captured by Jessie, Tyler didn't give up and decided that although he couldn't capture that particular Yanma he would still attempt to capture another. Jessie's Yanma evolved in the same episode. After a few attempts (which only failed thanks to Team Rocket's interference), Tyler and Pippy finally succeeded in catching another passing Yanma.

Yanma's known moves are Wing Attack and Sonic Boom.

Debut The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 斎藤千和 Chiwa Saitō
English Zoe Martin
Finnish Petri Hanttu
Polish Mateusz Narloch
Brazilian Portuguese Daniel Figueira
Spanish Latin America Georgina Sánchez
Spain Sara Vivas


  • Like Ash and May, the first Pokémon Tyler caught was a Bug type.

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