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Eterna Gym

Eterna Gym
ハクタイジム Hakutai Gym
Eterna Gym anime.png
Location Eterna City
Gym Leader Gardenia
Badge Forest Badge
Dominant Type Grass
Region Sinnoh
Eterna Gym field.png
Battlefield

The Eterna Gym (Japanese: ハクタイジム Hakutai Gym) is the official Gym of Eterna City. It is based on Grass-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Gardenia. Trainers who defeat her receive the Forest Badge.

In the games

Eterna City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Gardenia
Master of Vivid Plant Pokémon!

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

The Eterna Gym consists of a green foyer, past which is a greenhouse room where an indoor forest is arranged in a maze-like pattern. The Trainers of the Gym hide and wait behind trees and natural surroundings, and Gardenia will not accept challenges until all of her students are defeated too. Every time a Trainer is defeated, they give a hint about where another foe is. Trainers of the Gym are fond of using status-inducing moves such as Poison Sting, Leech Seed, and Stun Spore.

Pokémon Platinum

In Pokémon Platinum, the entire Gym has been redesigned. The Gym now contains four areas with a giant clock in the middle, separating these areas. For every Trainer the player defeats, the hands of the clock move in a certain direction. Once the clock's hands spin to the north, south, east or west direction, the player can walk onto them and progress to other areas of the Gym. A set of sprinklers also turns off, allowing the player to exit the Gym and return later. Gardenia awaits the player in the northern area of the Gym (when the larger hand reaches 12 o'clock).

Appearance

Diamond Pearl Platinum
Eterna Gym DP.png Eterna Gym Pt.png
 

Trainers

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Lass Caroline
Lass Caroline
リサ Lisa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
420 Cherubi Lv.15
No item
315 Roselia Lv.15
No item
Aroma Lady Jenna
Aroma Lady Jenna
マナエ Manae
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
406 Budew Lv.14
No item
406 Budew Lv.13
No item
406 Budew Lv.15
No item
Aroma Lady Angela
Aroma Lady Angela
ユキノ Yukino
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
387 Turtwig Lv.17
No item
Beauty Lindsay
Beauty Lindsay
ヨウコ Yōko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png952
315 Roselia Lv.17
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon Platinum

Trainer Pokémon
Lass Caroline
Lass Caroline
リサ Lisa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png272
420 Cherubi Lv.17
No item
315 Roselia Lv.17
No item
Aroma Lady Jenna
Aroma Lady Jenna
マナエ Manae
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
406 Budew Lv.15
No item
406 Budew Lv.16
No item
406 Budew Lv.17
No item
Aroma Lady Angela
Aroma Lady Angela
ユキノ Yukino
Reward: PokémonDollar.png608
315 Roselia Lv.19
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 (Grass Knot) Reward for defeating Gardenia  D  P  Pt 

In the anime

The Eterna Gym first appeared in the anime in the episode The Grass Menagerie! when Ash challenged the Gym. In the anime the Eterna Gym is modeled like a large indoor garden, complete with trees and grass. It has been shown that many types of Grass-type Pokémon live there and are taken care of by Gardenia and her helpers. Unlike the other Gyms, it does not have an official battle field. Instead, they battle in a large clearing in the middle of the Gym.

Pokémon used in Gym

Gardenia's Cherubi
Cherubi
Gardenia's Cherubi was first seen in The Grass-Type Is Always Greener! when Gardenia used it to battle Ash's Turtwig in an unofficial battle. It displayed its high speed, however it emerged that Gardenia was just trying to get a read on Turtwig's abilities before she recalled it.

It later appeared during Ash and Gardenia's Gym battle during The Grass Menagerie!, where it was able to outspeed Turtwig's attacks using its high speed and forced Ash to recall it. It then went up against Staravia where Ash was able to blind it using the sunlight and then Staravia was able to knock it out.

Cherubi's known moves are Magical Leaf and Solar Beam, and its Ability is Chlorophyll.

Debut The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Michele Knotz
Gardenia's Turtwig
Turtwig
Gardenia's Turtwig was first seen when it battled against Ash's Turtwig and Staravia. It was shown to be great in speed and very powerful. It was untouchable by any of Ash's Pokémon and won the battle. It helped protect the Adamant Orb in A Secret Sphere of Influence!.

In Ash's Gym battle, it used its impressive speed to once again defeat Ash's Staravia. However, it lost to Ash's Turtwig after a fierce battle. Gardenia reappeared in Once There Were Greenfields!, and Turtwig was used in a Tag Battle alongside James's Cacnea, but was defeated by Dawn's Pachirisu's Spark. Nando's Roselia is known to have defeated Turtwig in an earlier battle.

Turtwig's known moves are Leech Seed, Leaf Storm, Bite and Tackle.

Debut The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Billy Beach
Gardenia's Roserade
Roserade
Roserade was the final Pokémon used by Gardenia against Ash. It was able to easily knock out Turtwig using a Weather Ball powered by the bright sun. When it went up against Ash's Aipom, it was unable to keep up with the active Pokémon. It was eventually knocked out with a combination of Focus Punch and Swift. It also reappeared in flashbacks in DP048 and League Unleashed!.

Roserade also appeared alongside Gardenia during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Roserade's known moves are Grass Knot, Weather Ball, Magical Leaf, and Flash.

Debut The Grass Menagerie!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Sarah Natochenny
James's Cacnea
Cacnea
Main article: James's Cacnea

Gardenia first met Cacnea in The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!, when it was sent out by James. Gardenia automatically got attracted to it, and she asked it to scratch her back by using Pin Missile.

Later in Once There Were Greenfields, after battling alongside James and Cacnea in a Tag Battle, Gardenia knew that Cacnea had the ability to learn Drain Punch, so offered to take on Cacnea to help it reach its full potential. After much soul searching James agreed and handed Cacnea over. Gardenia soon helped Cacnea master Drain Punch and she used it in a Gym battle against Barry where it proved to be a strong opponent.

Debut A Poached Ego!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Michele Knotz

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Eterna Gym appeared in Ring Around the Roserade II, where Platinum challenged Gardenia. Due to the great distance between the two sides, Platinum's Pokémon were unable to reach Gardenia's Cherubi and Roserade, while Roserade was able to use its vines to strike Platinum's Pokémon from underground. Eventually, however, Platinum figured out a way to use Gardenia's strategy to her own advantage, and had her Prinplup use the holes left behind by Roserade's vines to release an underground Blizzard attack at Gardenia's Pokémon, defeating them and earning Platinum the victory.

Gym Leaders of the Sinnoh region
Oreburgh Gym Coal Badge
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Roark
Eterna Gym Forest Badge
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Gardenia
Veilstone Gym Cobble Badge
Maylene OD.png
Maylene
Pastoria Gym Fin Badge
Crasher Wake OD.png
Crasher Wake
Hearthome Gym Relic Badge
Fantina OD.png
Fantina
Canalave Gym Mine Badge
Byron OD.png
Byron
Snowpoint Gym Icicle Badge
Candice OD.png
Candice
Sunyshore Gym Beacon Badge
Volkner OD.png
Volkner

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