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Violet Gym

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Violet Gym
キキョウジム Kikyō Gym
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Location Violet City
Gym Leader Falkner
Badge Zephyr Badge
Dominant Type Flying
Region Johto
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Battlefield

The Violet Gym (Japanese: キキョウジム Kikyō Gym) is the official gym of Violet City. It is based on Template:Type2 Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Falkner. Trainers who defeat him receive the Zephyr Badge.

In the games

Generation II

In Generation II, the Gym structure was very basic. It was very similar to Pewter Gym by layout, a pathway leading directly to the gym leader with two trainers obscuring the way. The path is held on some sort of raised platform, with a seemingly bottomless pit left and right of the path. The path creates an "S" shape as it winds around toward the gym leader. At the tips of the "S" there are two trainer that are both unavoidable. At the end stands Falkner, who will battle any challengers of the gym. After Leader Falkner is defeated, he will give the player the Zephyr Badge, TM31 (Mud-Slap), and the ability to use Flash outside of battle.

Generation IV

Violet City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Falkner
"The Elegant Master of Flying Pokémon"

The Gym appears to be redesigned as to another perceptive. Trainers will start on plain ground other than a raised floor, along with a wooden platform that will lift Trainers up to the upper level, where a structure similar to the previous generation awaits. The path creates an "S" shape as it winds around toward the Gym Leader. A Trainer waits at each end of the "S", but unlike in Generation II, both Trainers can be avoided by walking on the glass tiles that encircle the field. Falkner waits at the back of the Gym. After Leader Falkner is defeated, he will give the player the Zephyr Badge, TM51 (Roost), and the ability to use Rock Smash outside of battle.

Trainers

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Trainer Pokémon
Bird Keeper Abe
Bird Keeper Abe
ショウタ Shōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png216
021 Spearow Lv.9
No item
Bird Keeper Rod
Bird Keeper Rod
ツバサ Tsubasa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png168
016 Pidgey Lv.7
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.7
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
Bird Keeper Abe
Bird Keeper Abe
ショウタ Shōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png288
021 Spearow Lv.9
No item
Bird Keeper Rod
Bird Keeper Rod
ツバサ Tsubasa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png224
016 Pidgey Lv.7
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.7
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.




In the anime

The Violet Gym made its only anime appearance in Fighting Flyer with Fire. The battlefield is on the top of a tall building and is without a roof so that Flying Pokémon can make full use of their abilities.

After saving Pikachu from Team Rocket, Ash challenged Falkner to a battle. The battle got off to a bad start for the young trainer, but it became better when Ash defeated Falkner's Hoothoot and Dodrio. However, the gym leader's Pidgeot proved to be too tough for Pikachu. Using Charizard, Ash was able to defeat Pidgeot and earn his first Johto League badge, the Zephyr Badge.

Trivia

  • Falkner is the lowest level Gym Leader in the games, with Pokémon at levels 7 and 9. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, his Pidgey is at level 9 and his Pidgeotto is at level 13. Despite this, he is still the lowest level Gym Leader in the games to date.
  • However, it should be noted that Falkner is the only first Gym Leader of any region to use an evolved Pokémon.
  • Falkner is the only starting Gym Leader that does not specialize with Template:Type2, as of Generation IV.


Template:Gyms of Johto