Cianwood Gym

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Cianwood Gym
タンバジム Tanba Gym
Cianwood Gym anime.png
Location Cianwood City
Gym Leader Chuck
Gold (temporary; Golden Boys only)
Badge Storm Badge
Dominant Type Fighting
Region Johto
Cianwood Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Cianwood Gym (Japanese: タンバジム Tanba Gym) is the official Gym of Cianwood City. It is based on Fighting-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Chuck. Trainers who defeat him receive the Storm Badge.

In the games

Generation II

Cianwood City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Chuck
His Roaring Fists
Do the Talking

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the player has to face three Gym Trainers before reaching a boulder puzzle that is blocking the path. After solving the puzzle with a Pokémon knowing Strength, the player will battle one more Gym Trainer, clearing the way to the Gym Leader Chuck. Before the match, Chuck will demonstrate his physical strength by throwing aside the boulder besides him, after which he will agree to battle the player.

After Chuck has been defeated, his wife will give the player HM02 (Fly) if talked to outside of the Gym.

A field based on the Gym also appears in Pokémon Stadium 2's Johto Gym Leader Castle.

Generation IV

Cianwood City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Chuck
His Roaring Fists Do the Talking

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the layout of the Gym has changed drastically. The player will be able to easily reach Chuck, but since he's training under a raging waterfall, he doesn't seem to notice the player. Therefore the player must climb up stairs to the top of the Gym to turn a large winch to stop the waterfall. On the way to the winch, the player is forced to face at least one of the Gym Trainers. After turning the winch, the player can return down to face Chuck, who will now accept the challenge to battle.

Much like in Generation II, Chuck's wife will give the player HM02 (Fly) after noticing their Storm Badge.

Appearance

Cianwood Gym GSC.png Cianwood Gym HGSS.png
Generation II Generation IV

Trainers

Core series

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Trainer Pokémon
Blackbelt Yoshi
Blackbelt Yoshi
キヨマサ Kiyomasa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png648
106 Hitmonlee Lv.27
No item
Blackbelt Lao
Blackbelt Lao
フミヒト Fumihito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png648
107 Hitmonchan Lv.27
No item
Blackbelt Nob
Blackbelt Nob
テッカン Tekkan
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600
066 Machop Lv.25
No item
067 Machoke Lv.25
No item
Requires Strength
Blackbelt Lung
Blackbelt Lung
モリカズ Morikazu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600
056 Mankey Lv.23
No item
056 Mankey Lv.23
No item
057 Primeape Lv.25
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
Black Belt Yoshi
Black Belt Yoshi
キヨマサ Kiyomasa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png648
106 Hitmonlee Lv.27
No item
Black Belt Lao
Black Belt Lao
フミヒト Fumihito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png648
107 Hitmonchan Lv.27
No item
Black Belt Nob
Black Belt Nob
テッカン Tekkan
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600
066 Machop Lv.25
No item
067 Machoke Lv.25
No item
Black Belt Lung
Black Belt Lung
モリカズ Morikazu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600
056 Mankey Lv.23
No item
056 Mankey Lv.23
No item
057 Primeape Lv.25
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.



Side series

Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1
Trainer Pokémon
Blackbelt Nick
Blackbelt Nick
タクマ Takuma
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
237 Hitmontop Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Blackbelt
033 Nidorino Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
051 Dugtrio Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Ice Berry
106 Hitmonlee Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
119 Seaking Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Bitter Berry
111 Rhyhorn Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Burnt Berry



Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
Blackbelt Nick
Blackbelt Nick
タクマ Takuma
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
067 Machoke Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
075 Graveler Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Hard Stone
099 Kingler Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png MysteryBerry
024 Arbok Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
148 Dragonair Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Dragon Fang
127 Pinsir Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Bitter Berry



Items

Item Location Games
TM Fighting TM01 (DynamicPunch) Reward for defeating Chuck  G  S  C 
TM Fighting TM01 (Focus Punch) Reward for defeating Chuck  HG  SS 

In the anime

The Cianwood Gym made its first and only appearance in Machoke, Machoke Man!, in which Ash challenged Chuck in order to win his fifth Johto Gym Badge. Ash's first Pokémon was Pikachu, which he sent to battle against Chuck's Poliwrath. Despite the type advantage, Pikachu was eventually defeated, although not before dealing some damage on the Tadpole Pokémon. Ash's next Pokémon was Bayleef, which defeated Poliwrath and proceeded to take on Chuck's Machoke. After a hard-fought battle, Bayleef emerged victorious, earning Ash the Storm Badge.

In the anime, the Gym also appears to be the home of Chuck and his wife.

Pokémon used in Gym

Chuck's Poliwrath
Poliwrath
Chuck's Poliwrath was used as the first Pokémon against Ash in the Gym battle.

Poliwrath dodged Pikachu's Thunderbolt attack three times until it was hit by the fourth one. It then managed to hold off Pikachu's Quick Attack, focusing its energy and then using DoubleSlap, knocking Pikachu out.

Ash then chose Bayleef, and Chuck issued Poliwrath to use Water Gun, which Bayleef dodged. Ash then ordered Bayleef to use Razor Leaf and Vine Whip, which slammed Poliwrath to the ground. Chuck ordered Poliwrath to focus its energy, and while Poliwrath was wobbling, trying to stand up straight, Bayleef used Body Slam to defeat Poliwrath.

Poliwrath's known moves are Double Slap and Water Gun.

Debut Machoke, Machoke Man!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Chuck's Machoke
Machoke
Machoke is Chuck's main Pokémon in the anime.

Machoke made its appearance in Machoke, Machoke Man!. Chuck and Machoke have a close bond of friendship with one another. This can be seen when both of them cry and hug each other when they are happy. They fight with each other often to improve their concentration in battles; they use this technique even before important matches.

Chuck used Machoke against Ash's Bayleef in a Gym battle. With a powerful Submission attack, Machoke almost defeated Bayleef, but with Ash's support, Bayleef won the match.

Machoke's known moves are Karate Chop, Submission, and Cross Chop.

Debut Machoke, Machoke Man!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart

In the manga

Cianwood Gym in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Cianwood Gym appeared in Scrappy Skarmory, where Chuck was seen preparing for a battle with his friend, Walker. Even though Walker was running late, Chuck assured his wife that he was always late. Soon, however, it turned out that the reason for Walker being late was because en route to Cianwood City, he had been attacked by the Legendary Pokémon Suicune, who was challenging Gym Leaders across Johto in search for a worthy master to fight on its side in the upcoming battle against the Masked Man. Although Chuck and Walker did their best while battling the Legendary beast together, they were unable to defeat and capture Suicune, who then fled to continue its search.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Cianwood Gym in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

The Cianwood Gym first appeared in The Secret Of The Fighting Type Pokémon. After Chuck had been injured in an incident, he was unable to do his duties as a Gym Leader for a couple of days. As Gold and Chris had come to Cianwood City in order to get the SecretPotion to heal the sick Ampharos in Olivine City, Chuck presented them with a package of the medicine, informing the two Trainers that the pharmacy that sold the medicine closed down ages ago, and his package was the last remaining one. Gold begged him to give the medicine to them, but Chuck said that he'd only agree to this if Gold served as a temporary Gym Leader until he had recovered.

Soon the first challenger showed up, being none other than Black, Gold's rival. As the Gym used Fighting-type Pokémon, Gold had to use his Tyrogue, declaring that the battle would be a one-on-one match. Unfortunately for Gold, Black's Pokémon was Xatu, a Psychic/Flying-type with a massive type advantage over Fighting Pokémon. Using Double Team to confuse Tyrogue and then striking it with multiple Peck attacks, Xatu quickly turned the battle in Black's favor. However, thanks to Gold's training with Chuck, Tyrogue was able to survive the attacks. Tyrogue then used Rock Smash on the ground to create sand around the battlefield, using the sound of Xatu's footsteps to locate the real one amongst the Double Team clones. After locating the real Xatu, Tyrogue defeated it with a single strike, causing Black to lose the Gym battle. As a reward for winning the battle, Chuck gave Gold the SecretPotion.

Just when everything seemed to turn out fine, Eusine suddenly showed up, claiming that he was here to get back the Pikachu he had sent back in time with Bill's Time Capsule in order to locate a Legendary Pokémon he was looking for. Gold refused to hand Pikachu over, so Chuck declared that the two should have a battle at the Gym to determine who would get to keep Pikachu. In Farewell To Pikachu?!, the battle was conducted between Gold's Croconaw and Eusine's Hypno. Thanks to Gold's determination of keeping his friend Pikachu, he was able to encourage Croconaw to push through Hypno's attacks and defeat it with a super effective Bite, winning the battle for him.

Not soon after the battle was over, a disaster struck. Black, having overheard Chuck talking about a Legendary Pokémon sealed under a boulder behind the Gym, had decided to move the boulder in order to make the Pokémon his own, only to find out that the sealed Pokémon was a Tyranitar, specifically the Black Tyranitar, an uncontrollable Pokémon that had caused massive chaos around Johto in the past. The Gym was subsequently destroyed by one of Tyranitar's attacks.

Trivia


Gym Leaders of the Johto region
Violet Gym Zephyr Badge
Falkner OD.png
Falkner
Azalea Gym Hive Badge
Bugsy OD.png
Bugsy
Goldenrod Gym Plain Badge
Whitney OD.png
Whitney
Ecruteak Gym Fog Badge
Morty OD.png
Morty
Cianwood Gym Storm Badge
Chuck OD.png
Chuck
Olivine Gym Mineral Badge
Jasmine OD.png
Jasmine
Mahogany Gym Glacier Badge
Pryce OD.png
Pryce
Blackthorn Gym Rising Badge
Clair OD.png
Clair

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