Ursula's Gabite (Japanese: ウララのガバイト Urara's Gabite) is Ursula's main Pokémon in the anime.
Gabite debuted in Another One Gabites the Dust! alongside Ursula. Gabite appears to share Ursula's bad attitude, intentionally stepping on Dawn's Pachirisu's Poffin and then developing a rivalry with it similar to the one between Dawn and Ursula. Gabite was present when Ursula was eliminated from the Wallace Cup.
Gabite was used in the Battle Stage of the Chocovine Town Pokémon Contest, during which she knocked Jessie out of the competition by defeating Carnivine and then faced Pachirisu in the final. Gabite completely dominated the first half of the battle, but Dawn was able to win by whittling down Gabite's points by having Pachirisu gracefully dodge Gabite's attacks.
In Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, Gabite participated in a Double Performance along with Jigglypuff in the Daybreak Town Pokémon Contest. Their performance started with Jigglypuff using Rollout to roll over Gabite's body. Gabite then used Iron Tail to launch Jigglypuff into the air before using Stone Edge, which Jigglypuff destroyed with its Hyper Voice. After that, Jigglypuff used Gyro Ball to spin over the sand dunes Gabite created with Sand Tomb, the clash generating rainbow-colored dust. The presentation ended with Gabite using Dragon Claw while Jigglypuff spun on its claw. Their performance impressed the Contest Judges and allowed Ursula to pass the Performance Stage.
In Opposites Interact!, Gabite was used alongside Ursula's newly-evolved Flareon against Dawn's Pachirisu and Mamoswine during the first match of the Battle Stage of the Sinnoh Grand Festival. The battle started with Pachirisu using Discharge, which Ursula answered by having Gabite take the hit, since an Electric-type move would do no damage to a Ground-type Pokémon. However, Discharge was actually used to distract Ursula and give Mamoswine's Take Down an electric charge. The electrified Take Down sent Gabite flying backwards, hitting Flareon and allowing Discharge to deal damage to it. After that, Gabite used Sandstorm to create a dust devil and Flareon used Scary Face in the eye of the cyclone to make a threatening image. This combination frightened Mamoswine and prevented it from attacking, costing Dawn some points. Gabite then used Double Team to surround its opponents and make it easier for Flareon to hit them with Shadow Balls, a strategy that left Dawn's Pokémon vulnerable to attacks.
Ursula continued to lower Dawn's score by commanding Gabite to use Dragon Claw on Pachirisu while Flareon used Fire Spin to melt Mamoswine's Ice Shard. With less than two minutes left on the clock, Ursula was ahead of Dawn on points and was certain of her victory. However, Dawn's Pachirisu managed to dodge Gabite's Dragon Claw and hit Flareon with Spark, giving Mamoswine enough time to use Ice Shard and shatter it with its tusks to pull off the Ice Chandelier combination. Then Pachirisu ran towards its opponents inside a ball of ice while using Discharge and the sight of it impressed the judges in such a way that a large amount of points was deducted from Ursula's score. Ursula was surprised by the combination but managed to prevent further point deduction by having Gabite dig a hole to hide from the attack along with Flareon.
Following that, Ursula had Gabite dig several holes from where Flareon would jump and surprise its opponents with multiple Shadow Balls. Eventually, Dawn decided to use the holes in the field to her advantage, commanding Pachirisu to jump into one of them while Mamoswine used Ice Shard once more. Although Gabite and Flareon attacked Mamoswine with Dragon Claw and Fire Fang, respectively, the Twin Tusk Pokémon still managed to send Ice Shards to the holes before using Ancient Power directly to the ground to open a crack on the field and reveal a Pachirisu inside an ice ball. Pachirisu proceeded to hit Ursula's Pokémon with the Ice Chandelier and, before they could counter, Mamoswine used Hidden Power to make Pachirisu roll faster. With the extra power received from Hidden Power, the Ice Chandelier rendered Gabite and Flareon unable to continue and prompted the judges to rule Battle Off for Ursula's Pokémon. As a result, Ursula lost the battle and was eliminated from the Grand Festival.
Personality and characteristics
Gabite shares many personality traits with her Trainer, Ursula, as evidenced in her debut episode when she developed a rivalry with Dawn's Pachirisu after stepping on its favorite food, a Poffin cooked by Dawn from a special recipe she created. Their rivalry continued even when they went up against each other in the final round of the Chocovine Town Pokémon Contest.
Despite her bad attitude towards Pachirisu, Gabite is shown to get along well with her teammates. This was first displayed during the Daybreak Contest, where she performed together with Jigglypuff. She was also shown to be in sync with Flareon when the two battled side by side against Dawn's Pachirisu and Mamoswine in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
Gabite is known for her speediness as well as her confident and fierce attitude. Her streamlined body allows her to easily evade attacks and deliver successful ones at her targets. Gabite likes to be petted on the bottoms of her jaw and she is usually seen smirking at her opponents.
Just like Ursula makes a pose before commanding her Pokémon to perform a move, Gabite will make a pose before executing Ursula's commands. This is done to leave an impression on the minds of those who are watching her performances and battles.
|A † shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.|
|Picture||First Used In||Moves Involved||Partnered With|
|Opposites Interact!||Sandstorm and Scary Face||Ursula's Flareon|
|Description: Gabite uses Sandstorm to create a dust devil. Flareon then uses Scary Face in the eye of the cyclone to make a frightening image in the sand. The combination was used in the Sinnoh Grand Festival during a two-on-two Contest Battle against Dawn's Pachirisu and Mamoswine.|
|Opposites Interact!||Dig and Shadow Ball||Ursula's Flareon|
|Description: Gabite digs a hole, Flareon then jumps in as well and comes up from behind, then Flareon uses Shadow Ball. Gabite can also surround her opponents with Double Team and Flareon uses Shadow Ball rapidly making it hard for the opponents to dodge.|
- Gabite would be revealed to have learned new moves every time she appeared.
- ↑ Confirmed female via gender differences.
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Gabite.
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