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Viridian Gym

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Viridian Gym
トキワジム Tokiwa Gym
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Location Viridian City
Gym Leader Giovanni (Generation I and III)
Blue (Generation II)
Agatha (anime only)
Badge Earth Badge
Dominant Type Ground
Region Kanto
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Battlefield

The Viridian Gym (Japanese: トキワジム Tokiwa Gym) is the official gym of Viridian City. It is based on Template:Type2 Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Giovanni, the head of Team Rocket. Trainers who defeat him receive the Earth Badge.

Other known leaders of the Gym are Blue and Agatha of the Elite Four, who serves as a temporary Gym Leader.

In the anime

In the anime, the Viridian Gym was led by Giovanni, as it was in Generation I. The gym features Roman architecture, stately pillars, and an old mural depicting the proud tradition this most prestigious gym. The predominant brownish color suggests the gym's affiliation with the Template:Type2.

The Viridian Gym first made an appearance in The Battle of the Badge. Before Ash could challenge him, however, Gary Oak appeared, taunting him with ten badges, and insisting on challenging the Viridian Gym for fun. Gary faced Giovanni, though his confidence was quickly eroded after Giovanni brought out Mewtwo, who defeated each of Gary's Pokémon, even when Giovanni allowed him to use more than one Pokémon at a time against Mewtwo.

Ash Ketchum soon after challenged the gym, after Gary and his Pokémon had recovered, however, as the Team Rocket boss had unmentioned business to attend to, he left the Gym in the care of none other than Jessie, James, and Meowth. Giovanni also left them with several Pokémon that they could use against any challengers. Ash had a hard time beating them initially, and as the Gym was rigged to shock anyone whose Pokémon took damage, it was a hard fight at first. Eventually, Ash overcame the borrowed Pokémon's power and defeated all of them, causing Team Rocket to rely on their usual duo of Arbok and Weezing. Ash quickly dispatched the two, shocking the trio due to the Gym's rigging. They blasted off, dropping an Earth Badge in their daze. Ash caught it, but he, Gary, Gary's cheerleaders, Brock, and Misty had to escape the Gym quickly, as it was collapsing.

The Gym appeared again when Ash returned to Kanto from Hoenn in The Scheme Team, where Agatha was now the temporary Gym Leader. Ash challenged her to an exhibition match, but lost.

Giovanni abdicating his position as Gym Leader is similar to the case in the Generation I games, however, in the anime, he is still in charge of Team Rocket, while in the games he disbands the team.

In the games

Vidrian City Pokémon Gym
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Viridian Gym in FireRed and LeafGreen.

Viridian Gym appears in all games set in the Kanto region. In Generation I and III when the player makes their first encounter with the gym, it is locked because of the absence of the Gym Leader. With this acknowledged, the player journeys off onto other Gyms to challenge them. Once this has been accomplished and when the player has collected the remaining seven Gym Badges, the Viridian Gym reopens.

Inside the Gym, the floor uses the same transporting tiles as in the Rocket Hideout. The player must use these tiles to navigate through the Gym to reach Giovanni. In Generation II, when Blue takes the place of the Gym Leader, the Gym is completely remodeled, and the tiles are now gone. The Gym has no junior Trainers and large blocks that resemble Lego bricks form most of its design.

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

Trainers

Pokémon Red and Blue and Yellow

Trainer Pokémon
Tamer
Tamer
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024 Arbok Lv.39
No item
128 Tauros Lv.39
No item
Black Belt
Black Belt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
067 Machoke Lv.43
No item
Cool Trainer
Cooltrainer
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
033 Nidorino Lv.39
No item
034 Nidoking Lv.39
No item
Tamer
Tamer
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
111 Rhyhorn Lv.43
No item
Black Belt
Black Belt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
066 Machop Lv.40
No item
067 Machoke Lv.40
No item
Cool Trainer
Cooltrainer
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
028 Sandslash Lv.39
No item
051 Dugtrio Lv.39
No item
Cool Trainer
Cooltrainer
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
111 Rhyhorn Lv.43
No item
Black Belt
Black Belt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
067 Machoke Lv.38
No item
066 Machop Lv.38
No item
067 Machoke Lv.38
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


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Pokémon Gold and Silver and Crystal

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Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Trainer Pokémon
Tamer Cole
Tamer Cole
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1560
024 Arbok Lv.39
No item
128 Tauros Lv.39
No item
Black Belt Kiyo
Black Belt Kiyo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1032
067 Machoke Lv.43
No item
Tamer Jason
Tamer Jason
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1720
111 Rhyhorn Lv.43
No item
Black Belt Atsushi
Black Belt Atsushi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
066 Machop Lv.40
No item
067 Machoke Lv.40
No item
Cool Trainer Samuel
Cooltrainer Samuel
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
028 Sandslash Lv.39
No item
028 Sandslash Lv.39
No item
111 Rhyhorn Lv.37
No item
033 Nidorino Lv.39
No item
034 Nidoking Lv.39
No item
Cool Trainer
Cooltrainer
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
111 Rhyhorn Lv.43
No item
Black Belt Takashi
Black Belt Takashi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
067 Machoke Lv.38
No item
066 Machop Lv.38
No item
067 Machoke Lv.38
No item
Cool Trainer Yuji
Cooltrainer Yuji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1368
028 Sandslash Lv.38
No item
075 Graveler Lv.38
No item
095 Onix Lv.38
No item
075 Graveler Lv.38
No item
105 Marowak Lv.38
No item
Cool Trainer Warren
Cooltrainer Warren
Reward: PokémonDollar.png???
105 Marowak Lv.37
No item
105 Marowak Lv.37
No item
111 Rhyhorn Lv.38
No item
030 Nidorina Lv.39
No item
031 Nidoqueen Lv.39
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


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In the Pokémon Special manga

The Viridian Gym is first visited in Bulbasaur, Come Home! where Red and Professor Oak enters following a Bulbasaur. In this occasion the Gym is abandoned with only a Machoke and a Giovanni statue present.

The Gym is visited again after Red's incident with Mewtwo. During this time, Giovanni is present and ready to fight. However, as the battle progresses, the gym collapses due to Nidoking's Earthquake.

Even later, Red's Gym Leader test is held in the gym. Even though he wins, Red declines the position as he was stuggling thoughout the battle. Currently, Blue, although petrified, is the Viridian Gym's leader.

In the Firered and Leafgreen chapter, Yellow and Silver go to the Viridian Gym to seek Silvers past. At the same time, Giovanni and the Three Beasts are on their way to the gym also, trying to reunite Silver with Giovanni. This succeeds when Sird let's Yellow use her power, thus exhausting her.

In the TCG

The Viridian Gym was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards named Viridian City Gym.

Name Type Rarity Set Set no.
Viridian City Gym T Uncommon Gym Challenge 123/132

Trivia

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