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{{Q|My name is Morty. I am [[Ecruteak City|Ecruteak]]'s [[Gym Leader]]. Because my old friend is here on the trail of [[Suicune]], I decided to investigate the [[Burned Tower]]. Ecruteak has a legend about these legendary Pokémon: Suicune, [[Entei]], and [[Raikou]]. As the Gym Leader of Ecruteak, I must have a proper understanding of it.|Morty, ''[[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]''
 
{{Q|My name is Morty. I am [[Ecruteak City|Ecruteak]]'s [[Gym Leader]]. Because my old friend is here on the trail of [[Suicune]], I decided to investigate the [[Burned Tower]]. Ecruteak has a legend about these legendary Pokémon: Suicune, [[Entei]], and [[Raikou]]. As the Gym Leader of Ecruteak, I must have a proper understanding of it.|Morty, ''[[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]''
 
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'''Morty''' (''マツバ Matsuba'') serves as the [[Gym Leader]] of the [[Ecruteak City]] [[Ecruteak Gym|Gym]]. He specializes in using [[Ghost Pokémon|Ghost]]-[[type]] [[Pokémon]], and holds the [[Badge#Fog Badge|Fog Badge]] for the trainers that defeat him. He is the only known male {{Type|Ghost}}-type member in the [[Pokémon League]].
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'''Morty''' (Japanese: '''マツバ''' ''Matsuba'') serves as the [[Gym Leader]] of the [[Ecruteak City]] [[Ecruteak Gym|Gym]]. He specializes in using [[Ghost Pokémon|Ghost]]-[[type]] [[Pokémon]], and holds the [[Badge#Fog Badge|Fog Badge]] for the trainers that defeat him. He is the only known male {{Type|Ghost}}-type member in the [[Pokémon League]].
   
 
== In Anime ==
 
== In Anime ==

Revision as of 21:26, September 11, 2013

Morty
マツバ Matsuba
MortyHGSS
"The Mystic Seer of the Future"
General
Name Morty
Japanese Name マツバ Matsuba
Hometown Ecruteak City
Region Johto
Badge Fog Badge
Preferred Type Ghost
Friends

Eusine

First Appearance

Anime: JE065: A Ghost of a Chance
Games: Pokémon Gold and Silver

Class: Gym Leader
"My name is Morty. I am Ecruteak's Gym Leader. Because my old friend is here on the trail of Suicune, I decided to investigate the Burned Tower. Ecruteak has a legend about these legendary Pokémon: Suicune, Entei, and Raikou. As the Gym Leader of Ecruteak, I must have a proper understanding of it."
— Morty, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Morty (Japanese: マツバ Matsuba) serves as the Gym Leader of the Ecruteak City Gym. He specializes in using Ghost-type Pokémon, and holds the Fog Badge for the trainers that defeat him. He is the only known male Ghost-type member in the Pokémon League.

In Anime

Morty

Original design with Gengar in the anime opening.

He appears in JE065: A Ghost of a Chance, JE066: From Ghost to Ghost, and EP227. During this time, he fought against Ash in a gym battle. Also, when Ash returned to Ecruteak City, he saw Morty again, who was worried about the Burned Tower near Ecruteak City.

In Game

Morty, first appeared in the Generation II games as the Ecruteak City Gym Leader, specializing in Ghost Pokémon. His Gym holds a large, pitch black, pit where the the player must navigate their way on a small invisible walkway in order to reach him. Upon defeating Morty, he will reward the player with TM30 (Shadow Ball), and the Fog Badge.

Sprites

Gen. II Gen. IV Challenge Sprite Gen. V
Morty(GS)Sprite
Morty(HGSS)Sprite
VSMorty
Morty(B2W2)Sprite

Pokémon

In Anime

Pokémon Information
No information available
Gastly
Pokémon Information
No information available
Haunter
Pokémon Information
No information available
Gengar

In Game

Gold, Silver and Crystal

File:Gastly(G)Sprite.png
Gastly
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
File:Haunter(G)Sprite.png
Haunter
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
File:Haunter(G)Sprite.png
Haunter
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
File:Gengar(G)Sprite.png
Gengar
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 21 Lv. 21 Lv. 23 Lv. 25 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ?
Lick Hypnosis Night Shade Mean Look - -
Spite Curse Mimic Hypnosis - -
Curse Mimic Mean Look Dream Eater - -
Mean Look Night Shade Spite Shadow Ball - -


HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gastly HGSS
Gastly
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
Haunter HGSS
Haunter
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
Haunter HGSS
Haunter
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
Gengar HGSS
Gengar
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 21 Lv. 21 Lv. 23 Lv. 25 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ?
Lick Hypnosis Night Shade Mean Look - -
Spite Curse Sucker Punch Hypnosis - -
Curse Dream Eater Mean Look Sucker Punch - -
Mean Look Nightmare Curse Shadow Ball - -

Rematch

DrifblimHGSSSprite
Drifblim
  Type Ghost   Type Flying  
Gengar HGSS
Gengar
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
SableyeHGSSSprite
Sableye
  Type Ghost   Type Dark  
DusknoirHGSSSprite
Dusknoir
  Type Ghost  
Gengar HGSS
Gengar
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
MismagiusHGSSSprite
Mismagius
  Type Ghost  
Lv. 52 Lv. 57 Lv. 52 Lv. 52 Lv. 57 Lv. 54
Ability: Unburden Ability: Levitate Ability: Stall Ability: Pressure Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate
Item: Sitrus Berry Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Substitute Shadow Ball Fake Out Payback Hypnosis Mean Look
Destiny Bond Thunderbolt Ice Punch Substitute Shadow Ball Confuse Ray
Thunderbolt Destiny Bond Brick Break Pain Split Confuse Ray Astonish
Shadow Ball Substitute Sucker Punch Will-O-Wisp Focus Blast Confuse Ray


Black 2 and White 2

Ghost-type Tournament
Gengar BW
Gengar
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
Mismagius BW
Mismagius
  Type Ghost  
Banette BW
Banette
  Type Ghost  
Dusknoir BW
Dusknoir
  Type Ghost  
Chandelure BW
Chandelure
  Type Ghost   Type Fire  
Froslass BW
Froslass
  Type Ice   Type Ghost  
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Insomnia Ability: Pressure Ability: Flash Fire Ability: Snow Cloak
Item: Wide Lens Item: Sitrus Berry Item: Ghost Gem Item: Leftovers Item: Life Orb Item: Focus Sash
Shadow Ball Perish Song Shadow Claw Shadow Sneak Overheat Ice Beam
Focus Blast Mean Look Sucker Punch Will-o-wisp Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
Giga Drain Will-o-wisp Destiny Bond Protect Energy Ball Thunder Wave
Thunderbolt Confuse Ray Gunk Shot Fire Punch Psychic Destiny Bond
Johto Gym Leader Tournament/World Leaders Tournament
Gengar BW
Gengar
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
Mismagius BW
Mismagius
  Type Ghost  
Banette BW
Banette
  Type Ghost  
Dusknoir BW
Dusknoir
  Type Ghost  
Sableye BW
Sableye
  Type Dark   Type Ghost  
Froslass BW
Froslass
  Type Ice   Type Ghost  
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Insomnia Ability: Pressure Ability: Keen Eye Ability: Snow Cloak
Item: Petaya Berry Item: Kasib Berry Item: Liechi Berry Item: Sitrus Berry Item: Ganlon Berry Item: Ice Gem
Shadow Ball Shadow Ball Shadow Claw Shadow Punch Ominous Wind Shadow Ball
Focus Blast Power Gem Sucker Punch Bulldoze Foul Play Ice Beam
Dark Pulse Perish Song Curse Thunderpunch Calm Mind Thunderbolt
Hypnosis Pain Split Will-o-wisp Pain Split Recover Confuse Ray
Download Tournament (Challenge the Champion, Lance!)
Cofagrigus BW
Cofagrigus
  Type Ghost  
Jellicent BW
Jellicent
  Type Water   Type Ghost  
Gengar BW
Gengar
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 File:Type .gif 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Mummy Ability: Cursed Body Ability: Levitate Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Leftovers Item: Water Gem Item: Focus Sash Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Curse Water Spout Shadow Ball - - -
Protect Ominous Wind Confuse Ray - - -
Will-O-Wisp Recover Thunderbolt - - -
Shadow Ball Night Shade Sludge Bomb - - -


Pokemon Stadium 2

Gym Leader Castle Round 1

Gengar HGSS
Gengar
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
Ariados HGSS
Ariados
  Type Bug   Type Poison  
HGSSSudowoodoSprite
Sudowoodo
  Type Rock  
MarowakHGSS
Marowak
  Type Ground  
GirafarigHGSSSprite
Girafarig
  Type Normal   Type Psychic  
HGSSNoctowl
Noctowl
  Type Normal   Type Flying  
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Levitate Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Bitter Berry Item: Burnt Berry Item: Berry Item: Mint Berry Item: PRZCureBerry Item: PSNCureBerry
Psychic Sludge Bomb Strength Bonemerang Psybeam Fly
Night Shade Dig Rock Slide Iron Tail Thunder Confusion
Fire Punch Psychic Earthquake Headbutt Swift Take Down
Shadow Ball Night Shade Low Kick Bone Club Nightmare Foresight

Gym Leader Castle Round 2

Gengar HGSS
Gengar
  Type Ghost   Type Poison  
HGSSExeggutor
Exeggutor
  Type Grass   Type Psychic  
Lapras HGSS
Lapras
  Type Water   Type Ice  
HGSSMisdreavus
Misdreavus
  Type Ghost  
HGSSGranbull
Granbull
  Type Normal  
HGSSMantine
Mantine
  Type Water   Type Flying  
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Levitate Ability: Chlorophyll Ability: Unknown Ability: Levitate Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: King's Rock Item: Quick Claw Item: Miracle Berry Item: Focus Band Item: Scope Lens Item: BrightPowder
Fire Punch Psychic Ice Beam Confuse Ray Lick Surf
Thunderbolt Stun Spore Headbutt Psychic Sludge Bomb Ice Beam
Psychic Double-Edge Thunderbolt Shadow Ball Double-Edge Confuse Ray
Confuse Ray Giga Drain Surf Thunderbolt Shadow Ball Wing Attack


In Manga

Gastly HGSS HGSSMisdreavus
Gastly Misdreavus

Trivia

  • Morty's name may be a play on the word MORTUARY, which is a funeral home, because he is a ghost type trainer. Similarly, it could come from the Latin adjective meaning 'dead', mortuus.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver the player has to visit the Burned Tower and awaken the Legendary Beast Trio before challenging Morty to a Gym Battle.
  • Morty is the only male Ghost-type specialist as Agatha, Phoebe, Fantina, and Shauntal are all females.
  • In his Generation IV artwork the skull on his scarf is the same as the skull on Duskull's head.
  • He is the only HG/SS Gym Leader to use two of the same Pokémon in his rematch.

Voice Actors

  • English: Andrew Rannells
  • Japanese: Masaya Matsukaze
  • Polish: Ireneusz Machnicki, Aleksander Gawek
  • Spanish: Juan Antonio Garcia-Sainz
  • Iberian Spanish: Arturo Mercado Jr.

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