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Azalea Gym

Azalea Gym
ヒワダジム Hiwada Gym
Azalea Gym anime.png
Location Azalea Town
Gym Leader Bugsy
Badge Hive Badge
Dominant Type Bug
Region Johto
Azalea Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Azalea Gym (Japanese: ヒワダジム Hiwada Gym) is the official Gym of Azalea Town. It is based on Bug-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Bugsy. Trainers who defeat him receive the Hive Badge.

In the games

Azalea Gym cannot be challenged when the player first arrives in Azalea Town, as a Team Rocket Grunt is blocking the entrance. He doesn't leave until Team Rocket has been defeated at the Slowpoke Well.

Generation II

Azalea Town
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Bugsy
The Walking
Bug Pokémon
Encyclopedia

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Azalea Gym is a giant forest maze. Trainers such as Twins and Bug Catchers hide around every corner, ready to spring upon Trainers. Bugsy is located in the middle of the maze, where he can be challenged to earn the Hive Badge.

A field based on the Gym also appears in Pokémon Stadium 2's Johto Gym Leader Castle.

Generation IV

Azalea Town Pokémon Gym
Leader: Bugsy
The Walking Bug Pokémon Encyclopedia

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, many aesthetic changes have been made to the Azalea Gym, including a new feature that lets the player ride on Spinarak-shaped karts that travel across different areas of the Gym. The player must travel on the correct spider to advance through the Gym. If the player gets on the wrong spider, however, they will travel to a different area where they must battle a Trainer.

Appearance

Azalea Gym GSC.png Azalea Gym HGSS.png
Generation II Generation IV

Trainers

Core series

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Trainer Pokémon
Twins Amy & May
Twins Amy & May
クミとルミ Kumi and Rumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png200
165 Ledyba Lv.10
No item
167 Spinarak Lv.10
No item
Bug Catcher Al
Bug Catcher Al
ノリユキ Noriyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png192
010 Caterpie Lv.12
No item
013 Weedle Lv.12
No item
Bug Catcher Benny
Bug Catcher Benny
サダオ Sadao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png192
013 Weedle Lv.7
No item
014 Kakuna Lv.9
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.12
No item
Bug Catcher Josh
Bug Catcher Josh
トモミチ Tomomichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png208
046 Paras Lv.13
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Al
Bug Catcher Al
ノリユキ Noriyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png192
010 Caterpie Lv.12
No item
013 Weedle Lv.12
No item
Bug Catcher Benny
Bug Catcher Benny
サダオ Sadao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png192
013 Weedle Lv.7
No item
014 Kakuna Lv.9
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.12
No item
Bug Catcher Josh
Bug Catcher Josh
トモミチ Tomomichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png208
046 Paras Lv.13
No item
Twins Amy & Mimi
Twins Amy & Mimi
クミとルミ Kumi and Rumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
165 Ledyba Lv.10
No item
167 Spinarak Lv.10
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Side series

Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1
Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Chaz
Bug Catcher Chaz
リョウタ Ryōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
193 Yanma Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
167 Spinarak Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PSNCureBerry
213 Shuckle Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Burnt Berry
019 Rattata Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
046 Paras Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Silver Powder
074 Geodude Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Hard Stone
Twins Min&Lyn
Twins Min&Lyn
シズとスズ Shizu and Suzu
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
165 Ledyba Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
191 Sunkern Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
039 Jigglypuff Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Bitter Berry
187 Hoppip Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Miracle Seed
025 Pikachu Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Light Ball
035 Clefairy Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PSNCureBerry



Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Chaz
Bug Catcher Chaz
リョウタ Ryōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
015 Beedrill Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Bitter Berry
192 Sunflora Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Poison Barb
012 Butterfree Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
027 Sandshrew Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Soft Sand
193 Yanma Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png King's Rock
206 Dunsparce Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
Twins Min&Lyn
Twins Min&Lyn
シズとスズ Shizu and Suzu
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
166 Ledian Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
133 Eevee Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Spell Tag
077 Ponyta Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Metal Coat
204 Pineco Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
209 Snubbull Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Polkadot Bow
030 Nidorina Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Bitter Berry



Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM49 (Fury Cutter) Reward for defeating Bugsy  G  S  C 
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 (U-turn) Reward for defeating Bugsy  HG  SS 

In the anime

The Azalea Gym has only appeared in the anime in Gettin' the Bugs Out. The Gym resembles an indoor forest, with trees and grass growing everywhere. Bugsy lets all of his Pokémon roam free in the Gym, much to Misty's chagrin.

Ash felt confident that his Cyndaquil would be able to easily defeat Bugsy and his Pokémon, but Cyndaquil initially had trouble using its Fire-type attacks, forcing Ash to recall it and instead use his Chikorita and Pikachu. After Ash had beaten Bugsy's Spinarak and Metapod, Bugsy sent out his strongest Pokémon, Scyther, which easily took out Pikachu, leaving Ash with only Cyndaquil. Even though Scyther was able to protect itself from Cyndaquil's Flamethrower with Swords Dance, Ash had Cyndaquil fire a Flamethrower from the above, getting past Scyther's defense and defeating it, thus earning Ash the Hive Badge.

Pokémon used in Gym

Bugsy's Spinarak
Spinarak
Spinarak is the first Pokémon Bugsy used in his match against Ash, saying that it's one of his strongest Pokémon in his arsenal. It battled against Cyndaquil and almost won with its String Shot and Poison Sting attacks, since Cyndaquil couldn't get its flame started. Eventually, Ash recalled Cyndaquil and sent out Chikorita instead, despite the type disadvantage. Spinarak and Chikorita kept dodging each other's attacks, until Ash told Chikorita to use Sweet Scent, enabling it to Tackle Spinarak and win the round.

Spinarak's known moves are String Shot and Poison Sting.

Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
Bugsy's Metapod
Metapod
Bugsy's second choice for his battle with Ash was Metapod. Metapod used Harden several times to resist Chikorita's attacks, and then surprised Ash by being able to jump and tackle Chikorita. Ash decided to use Pikachu, and after dodging many more attacks, Pikachu managed to attack Metapod with Thunderbolt and win.

Metapod's known moves are Harden and Tackle.

Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Bugsy's Scyther
Scyther
The final and strongest of Bugsy's Pokémon was Scyther. It first battled Ash's Pikachu, which it easily defeated with a powerful combination of Slash and Fury Cutter attacks after dodging Pikachu's Thunderbolt with Double Team.

Scyther proved to be an exceptional fighter as it can hold its own against Fire-types by using Swords Dance to counter fire attacks. Using this technique, it almost defeated Ash's Cyndaquil by deflecting all of its fire attacks. Thanks to Ash's strategy though, Cyndaquil gained the upper hand. Instead of attacking horizontally, it jumped above Scyther and used Flamethrower. Scyther was unable to defend itself from the attack and was knocked out of the battle, allowing Ash to earn the Hive Badge.

It reappeared in flashbacks in All That Glitters! and Why? Wynaut!.

Scyther's known moves are Double Team, Slash, Fury Cutter, and Swords Dance.

Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Eric Stuart


Gym Leaders of the Johto region
Violet Gym Zephyr Badge
Falkner OD.png
Falkner
Azalea Gym Hive Badge
Bugsy OD.png
Bugsy
Goldenrod Gym Plain Badge
Whitney OD.png
Whitney
Ecruteak Gym Fog Badge
Morty OD.png
Morty
Cianwood Gym Storm Badge
Chuck OD.png
Chuck
Olivine Gym Mineral Badge
Jasmine OD.png
Jasmine
Mahogany Gym Glacier Badge
Pryce OD.png
Pryce
Blackthorn Gym Rising Badge
Clair OD.png
Clair

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