Striaton Gym

Striaton Gym
サンヨウジム Sanyou Gym
Striaton Gym anime.png
Location Striaton City
Gym Leader Cilan, Chili, and Cress
Badge Trio Badge
Dominant Type Water
Region Unova
Striaton Gym field.png

The Striaton Gym (Japanese: サンヨウジム Sanyou Gym) is the official Gym of Striaton City. The Gym Leaders are Cilan, Chili, and Cress, who specialize in Grass, Fire, and Water-type Pokémon, respectively. Trainers who defeat them receive the Trio Badge.


In the games

Pokémon Black and White

Striaton City Pokémon Gym
Leader: ---

"Triple Trouble!"

When first entering Striaton City, the Gym is blocked off by Cilan. He disappears into the Gym once he discovers the player's starter Pokémon's type. Upon entering the Gym, Clyde will give the player a Fresh Water.

The Striaton Gym is based on a butler café. Aside from the lobby, it consists of three different rooms that are behind three different curtains. In the first two rooms, two sets of a table and two chairs are set symmetrically to the sides of the Gym, with three circular panels situated in the middle. The first is a green panel with a leaf symbol, signifying Grass. The second is a red panel with a flame symbol, signifying Fire. The third is a blue panel with a rain droplet symbol, signifying Water. The player must step on the panel that has the type advantage of the symbol displayed on the curtain. The curtain will open if the right panel is stepped on. The third room however, is a much bigger room, containing two big round tables with four chairs around each at both sides of the Gym. It also contains a small set of stairs leading to a platform where the Gym Leaders stand.

The chosen starter Pokémon determines which Gym Leader is battled. If Oshawott is chosen, Cilan will be battled; if Tepig is chosen, Cress will be battled; if Snivy is chosen, Chili will be battled. The Gym also has a dual purpose as a restaurant.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

During the two years between Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, the three brothers retired from being Gym Leaders in order to train. The former Gym has been converted into a full-fledged restaurant, where it is possible to team up with one of the three brothers in a Multi Battle against the other two once per day.


Black White
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Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
Waiter Maxwell
Waiter Maxwell
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png440
506 Lillipup Lv.11
No item
Waitress Tia
Waitress Tia
チハル Chiharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
504 Patrat Lv.10
No item
509 Purrloin Lv.10
No item

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:

Tepig If the player chose Tepig:

Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:


Item Location Games
Fresh Water Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B  W 
TM Normal TM83 (Work Up) Reward for defeating Chili, Cilan, or Cress  B  W 

In the anime

The butler café in the anime

The Striaton Gym first appeared in Triple Leaders, Team Threats. It is a very posh building with pillars on the outside and a glass topped roof. Through the front doors is a café where Chili, Cilan, and Cress are waiters. The walls of the café open up to reveal a passageway to the battleground. The battleground features rocky terrain on the battlefield, as well as an area for spectators to cheer on their friends during battle.

As soon he learned of the Gym, Ash rushed there for a Gym battle, only to find himself in the middle of a café. After a few moments of confusion, Ash got his wish through and his Gym challenge was accepted. However, much to Ash's surprise, he was allowed to choose which one of the three Gym Leader brothers he would want to battle. To everyone's astonishment, Ash declared that he'd want to battle all three Gym Leaders, with beating two out of three being enough for the Gym Badge. First Ash battled Cress and his Panpour with Pikachu, but lost. Next he faced Chili and his Pansear with his Tepig, and won. Lastly, Ash confronted Cilan and his Pansage with his Oshawott. He eventually beat the third Gym Leader, earning himself the Trio Badge. Later, Cilan decided to join Ash and Iris in their Unova travels, leaving the Gym in his brothers' hands.

The Gym appeared in a flashback in A Connoisseur's Revenge!, where Chili and Cress were telling Burgundy that Cilan had gone on a journey and could not battle her again. She instead battled Chili and won.

The Gym made another flashback appearance in A Call for Brotherly Love!, when Cress called Cilan and revealed that Chili had left the Gym after a depressing losing streak. After training with Cilan, Ash, and Iris for a while in Driftveil City, Chili returned to the Gym.

In Survival of the Striaton Gym!, it was revealed that the Striaton Gym had been challenged by a Trainer named Morana, who, instead of a Gym Badge, wanted the whole Gym for herself if she won. She easily defeated both Chili and Cress, but was later defeated by Cilan at Paladin Island, securing the Gym's future.

Pokémon used in Gym

Used by Cilan

Cilan's Pansage
Main article: Cilan's Pansage

Pansage is Cilan's first known Pokémon and the only one he has used in Gym battles. It has been used in Gym Battles against Burgundy's Oshawott, Ash's Oshawott, and Morana's Abomasnow.

Debut Triple Leaders, Team Threats!

Used by Chili

Chili's Pansear
Main article: Chili's Pansear

Pansear is Chili's only known Pokémon. It has been used in Gym Battles against Trip's Servine, Ash's Tepig and Morana's Mamoswine.

Debut Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Tom Wayland

Used by Cress

Cress's Panpour
Panpour is Cress's only known Pokémon. It has been used in Gym Battles against Ash's Pikachu and Morana's Glalie.

Panpour's known moves are Double Team, Scratch, Water Gun, and Mud Sport.

Debut Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Marc Thompson

In the manga

The Striaton Gym in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Red challenged the Striaton Gym in PMBW02 during his travels through Unova. While there, his Clefairy attempted to try to cause the brothers to fight each other, but was unsuccessful.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Striaton Gym appeared in Welcome To Striaton City!! and Their First Gym Battle, when it was challenged by Black. He was soon joined by his childhood friends Bianca and Cheren, facing the three Gym Leaders in a three-way Multi Battle. They managed to survive the attacks from the elemental monkeys until the timer for the battle ran out, thus earning them victory and their first Gym Badges.


  • While all other Gyms, aside from Viridian Gym in Generations II and IV, specialize in a specific type, the Striaton Gym is the only one so far that specializes in several types.
  • The Striaton Gym is the only Gym in the games to have a different Gym Leader depending on the starter Pokémon that the player picked.
    • The Striaton Gym is also the only Gym in the games where the type of the prize TM move never matches the Gym Leader's specialty type.
  • The external design of the Striaton Gym in the anime, like the Viridian Gym, is inspired by Roman architecture: the columns used are similar to those of the Doric order.

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

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