Tate and Liza
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|The Mystic Combination|
|Tate and Liza|
|Debut||Pokémon: Ruby Version/Pokémon: Sapphire Version|
Tate and Liza were a pair of child prodigies with psychic powers. They were known for having a strong bond with each other due to their mental communication which led them to often finish each other's sentences. This also helped them to form great combinations during Pokémon battles, as despite their youths they became the gym leaders of the Mossdeep City gym and engaged challengers in double battles.
In Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, they were eventually challenged and defeated by Brendan/May. They were surprised but than acknowledged that the trainer's bond with their Pokémon must have been greater than their own bond, giving them the Mind Badge along with TM 04: Calm Mind. In Emerald, they could later be challenged to rematches.
Tate and Liza use the following Pokémon in the Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald versions:
In Emerald, they use the following Pokémon in later rematches:
- Slowpoke, Claydol, Xatu, Solrock and Lunatone in the first rematch
- Drowzee, Slowpoke, Claydol, Xatu, Solrock and Lunatone in the second rematch
- Hypno, Slowpoke, Claydol, Xatu, Solrock and Lunatone in the third rematch
- Slowking, Hypno, Claydol, Xatu, Solrock and Lunatone in the fourth rematch
- Tate and Liza appear in two subsequent episodes of the Pokémon anime. This version expanded more on these characters by showing their parents - their father running the space center while their mother is the judge for gym battles. Unlike in the games, they did not initially have a perfect bond and bickered, although they eventually got along with each other during the double battle with Ash Ketchum and become a much stronger force until Ash eventually defeated them.
- They appear in several chapters of the Pokémon Adventures manga, where they are secretly the guardians of the Red and Blue Jewels hidden on Mt. Pyre, which leads them to often neglect their gym leader duties. They are defeated by Team Magma and entrapped within flame until trapped by Juan. They then help Ruby and Sapphire to train in team battles on Mirage Island, giving them their badge when they succeed.
|Pokémon Gym Leaders|
|Kanto|| Brock|| Misty|| Lt. Surge|| Erika|| Koga/Janine|| Sabrina|| Blaine|| Giovanni/Blue|
|Johto|| Falkner|| Bugsy|| Whitney|| Morty|| Chuck|| Jasmine|| Pryce|| Clair|
|Hoenn|| Roxanne|| Brawly|| Wattson|| Flannery|| Norman|| Winona|| Tate & Liza|| Wallace/Juan|
|Sinnoh|| Roark|| Gardenia|| Maylene|| Wake|| Fantina|| Byron|| Candice|| Volkner|
|Unova|| Cilan/Chili/Cress|| Lenora|| Burgh|| Elesa|| Clay|| Skyla|| Brycen|| Drayden/Iris|