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Fighting Dojo

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Fighting Dojo かくとうどうじょう
Fighting Dojo
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Fighting Dojo FRLG.png
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Location: Saffron City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, II, III, IV
File:SaffronKantoTownMap.gif
Location of Fighting Dojo in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Fighting Dojo is a former Pokémon Gym located in Saffron City. In Generations I, II, and III, it remains open and hosts Trainers who specialize in Template:Type2 Pokémon. In Generation IV, the Gym Leaders of the Kanto and Johto regions convene here and may be challenged to a rematch.

The Dojo has also appeared in the anime.

In the games

Generation I

File:Fighting Dojo RBY.jpg
Generation I Fighting Dojo

The Fighting Dojo was first seen in Pokémon Red and Blue, positioned to the west of the Saffron Gym. In these early games it was established that the Fighting Dojo and the Saffron Gym once battled against each other to determine which one would be the Indigo League's sixth Pokémon Gym. Due to the type advantage that Saffron Gym's Psychic-type Pokémon had over the Dojo's Fighting-type Pokémon, Saffron Gym easily won and became the official gym.

Although no Badge can be won in the Dojo, the unofficial Gym is still open and accepting of challenges. Four Black Belts test the player's abilities before the player can challenge their master, the Karate Master. The reward for defeating him is a choice between Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan. Both Pokémon are at level 30.

Unlike other Gyms, the Fighting Dojo has a simple design which has not changed much over the generations. From its appearances in Generation I games to Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Dojo has maintained a wooden floor with no mazes or puzzles to solve. Pure strength and battle strategy is needed to succeed in here.

Generation II

In Generation II, only one of the students is left and the Fighting Dojo is at that time, much like Safari Zone, temporarily closed down. The Karate Master, here named Kiyo (Japanese: ノブヒコ Nobuhiko), can be found training in Johto's Mt. Mortar.

Behind the student there are two scrolls that say: "What goes around comes around!" and "Enemies on every side!".

Generation III

FireRed and LeafGreen Versions pose the same challenge to players as the original Generation I games. The key differences (apart from the obvious aesthetic changes) are the name of the Karate Master, Koichi (Japanese: タケノリ Takenori) as opposed to Kiyo, and the level of the gift Pokémon, which are now level 25.

Generation IV

File:FightingDojoHGSS.png
Generation IV Fighting Dojo with all the Gym Leaders

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, similar to Generation II, only one student is left in the Dojo and he tells the player that his master, now known as the Karate King, is away. He also informs the player that the Gym Leaders of Kanto and Johto are allowed to use the Dojo to hold rematches with the player, much like how the Sinnoh Gym Leaders can be found for a rematch in the Battleground in Platinum. However, unlike Platinum, the Leaders will not arrive at the Dojo until they have been called on for a rematch.

For more details on how to rematch the Gym Leaders, see Rematch.

Trainers

Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow

Trainer Pokémon
Black Belt
Black Belt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png775
066 Machop Lv.31
No item
056 Mankey Lv.31
No item
057 Primeape Lv.31
No item
Black Belt
Black Belt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
066 Machop Lv.32
No item
067 Machoke Lv.32
No item
Black Belt
Black Belt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png900
057 Primeape Lv.36
No item
Black Belt
Black Belt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png775
056 Mankey Lv.31
No item
056 Mankey Lv.31
No item
057 Primeape Lv.31
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Trainer Pokémon
Black Belt Hideki
Black Belt Hideki
タイキ Taiki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
066 Machop Lv.32
No item
067 Machoke Lv.32
No item
Black Belt Hitoshi
Black Belt Hitoshi
イワオ Iwao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png744
066 Machop Lv.31
No item
056 Mankey Lv.31
No item
057 Primeape Lv.31
No item
Black Belt Mike
Black Belt Mike
ノボル Noboru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png744
056 Mankey Lv.31
No item
056 Mankey Lv.31
No item
057 Primeape Lv.31
No item
Black Belt Aaron
Black Belt Aaron
タツマ Tatsuma
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
057 Primeape Lv.36
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Brock


Misty


Lt. Surge


Erika


Janine


Sabrina


Blaine


Blue


Falkner


Bugsy


Whitney


Morty


Chuck


Jasmine


Pryce


Clair


Layout

200px Fighting Dojo GSC.png Fighting Dojo FRLG.png 200px
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

In the anime

The Karate Master Kiyo appeared in the episode A Tyrogue Full of Trouble; however, here he doesn't seem to be related to the Fighting Dojo.

The first real appearance of the dojo was however in Pasta La Vista!, in which it was erroneously dubbed Pokémon Dojo (格闘道場). It had the slogan "The Strongest Pokémon at the Pokémon Dojo.". Master Hamm wanted his son, Kyle, to take over the dojo. When Ash and Max got in, he ordered them to clean the floor. Later, Terri as well challenged the master. In the end, Kyle ended up running both the dojo and his noodle restaurant, while the master decided to travel all around the world selling noodles.

Trivia

  • The two banners on the wall of the Dojo read: "Struggle for vengeance" and "A complicated fracture".
  • Despite many leaders owning Pokémon that are dual-type with another leader's specialty, only Magnezone and Pidgeot are used by more than one leader. Lt. Surge and Jasmine both use Magnezone, while Falkner and Blue both use Pidgeot, with Pidgeot being the highest-level Pokémon of both.
  • Morty is the only Gym Leader that still uses multiple members of the same species Pokémon in his rematch, with his two Gengar.
  • Clair is the only Gym Leader that does not use any Generation III or Generation IV Pokémon in her rematch.
  • Clair is also the only Gym Leader (other than Blue, who doesn't specialize in a type) to use Pokémon not of her specialty in her rematch.
  • Clair's team during her rematch is the same as Lance's during his first match, with the exception of two of his Dragonite being replaced by Clair's Kingdra and Dragonair.
  • Lt. Surge and Bugsy are the only Gym Leaders that do not have at least one Pokémon on their teams use the move they hand out as a TM upon their initial defeats (Shock Wave and U-turn respectively).
  • While the player is in the Fighting Dojo, all Gym Leaders, even those who are in the building, will respond to a call by saying that they are getting bad reception, and tell the player to call from a different place, regardless of the day of the week. This is presumably because there is nothing programmed for them to walk in, only to be placed in the Dojo.
  • The Gym Leaders from Johto all appear on the left side of the Dojo, while all the Gym Leaders from Kanto appear on the right side. This is most likely meant to represent the two different regions that the Gym Leaders come from.


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