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Cinnabar Gym

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Cinnabar Gym
グレンジム Guren Gym
Cinnabar Gym anime.png
Location Seafoam Islands
Gym Leader Blaine
Badge Volcano Badge
Dominant Type Fire
Region Kanto
Cinnabar Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Cinnabar Gym (Japanese: グレンジム Guren Gym) is the official Gym of Cinnabar Island. In Generations II and IV, it is located at the Seafoam Islands instead, due to the original Gym getting destroyed by Cinnabar Volcano. It specializes on Fire-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Blaine. Trainers who defeat him receive the Volcano Badge.

In the games

Cinnabar Island
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Blaine
The Hot-Headed
Quiz Master!

What does this
sign say?
Cinnabar Gym
Leader: Blaine

Cinnabar Island Pokémon Gym
Leader: Blaine
The Hotheaded Quiz Master!

Seafoams Islands
...Somebody put a notice
under the sign!
The Cinnabar Gym has moved here.
Leader: Blaine

The Cinnabar Gym is a high-tech affair featuring a series of sealed doors. Trivia questions about various Pokémon must be answered to unlock the doors. However, when the player fails to answer a trivia question correctly, a battle with either a Burglar or Super Nerd starts, which serves as an alternative to answering the questions. The questions are:

  • "Pokémon Quiz! Get it right and the door opens to the next room! Get it wrong and face a trainer! If you want to conserve your Pokémon for the Gym Leader... Then get it right! Here we go! Caterpie evolves into ButterfreeRBY/MetapodFRLG?" (Yes)
  • "There are 9 certified Pokémon League Badges?" (No)
  • "Poliwag evolves 3 times?" (No)
  • "Are thunder moves effective against ground element-type Pokémon?" (No)
  • "Pokémon of the same kind and level are not identical?" (Yes)
  • "TM28 contains TombstonerRBY/TombstonyFRLG?" (No)

Even if the player answers the question right, he or she still has the option to challenge the Trainer.

In Generations II and IV, Blaine's original Gym on Cinnabar Island was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. This forced him to relocate to the Seafoam Islands. In Generation IV, the room increased in size, the area now has Trainers, and the floor designs is that of a small flame. The only way to get to Blaine is to talk and battle other Trainers so that they could move to a new position, opening a new path.

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

In Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, the notice about the Gym being relocated to the Seafoam Islands reads:

Generation II

There's a notice
here...
CINNABAR GYM has
relocated to SEA-
FOAM ISLANDS.
BLAINE

Generation IV

There's a notice here...
The Cinnabar Gym has relocated
to Seafoam Islands.

Blaine

Appearance

Cinnabar Gym RBY.png Cinnabar Gym GSC.png Cinnabar Gym FRLG.png Cinnabar Gym HGSS.png
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

Trainers

Core series

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow
Trainer Pokémon
Burglar
Burglar
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3240
058 Growlithe Lv.36
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.36
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png900
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.36
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png850
077 Ponyta Lv.34
No item
004 Charmander Lv.34
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.34
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.34
No item
Burglar
Burglar
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3690
077 Ponyta Lv.41
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1025
078 Rapidash Lv.41
No item
Burglar
Burglar
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3330
037 Vulpix Lv.37
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.37
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png925
058 Growlithe Lv.37
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.37
No item

Pokémon Red and Blue


Pokémon Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Trainer Pokémon
Burglar Quinn
Burglar Quinn
ミノブ Minobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3168
058 Growlithe Lv.36
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.36
No item
Super Nerd Erik
Super Nerd Erik
ハジメ Hajime
Reward: PokémonDollar.png864
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.36
No item
Super Nerd Avery
Super Nerd Avery
サダハル Sadaharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png816
077 Ponyta Lv.34
No item
004 Charmander Lv.34
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.34
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.34
No item
Burglar Ramon
Burglar Ramon
ジンパチ Jinpachi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3608
077 Ponyta Lv.41
No item
Super Nerd Derek
Super Nerd Derek
ヨシアキ Yoshiaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png984
078 Rapidash Lv.41
No item
Burglar Dusty
Burglar Dusty
ノブオ Nobuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3256
037 Vulpix Lv.37
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.37
No item
Super Nerd Zac
Super Nerd Zac
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png888
058 Growlithe Lv.37
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.37
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
Trainer Pokémon
Scientist Lowell
Scientist Lowell
ヨシロー Yoshirō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
059 Arcanine Lv.50
No item
Scientist Daniel
Scientist Daniel
ユウゴ Yūgo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
038 Ninetales Lv.50
No item
Super Nerd Cary
Super Nerd Cary
タカジ Takaji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2544
324 Torkoal Lv.53
No item
Scientist Linden
Scientist Linden
タケアキ Takeaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
126 Magmar Lv.50
No item
Super Nerd Waldo
Super Nerd Waldo
ユウビ Yūbi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2544
322 Numel Lv.53
No item
Super Nerd Merle
Super Nerd Merle
ナガフミ Nagafumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2544
219 Magcargo Lv.53
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
Round 1
Trainer Pokémon
Judoboy
Judoboy
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
020 Raticate Lv.50-100
No item
057 Primeape Lv.50-100
No item
067 Machoke Lv.50-100
No item
034 Nidoking Lv.50-100
No item
106 Hitmonlee Lv.50-100
No item
068 Machamp Lv.50-100
No item
Psychic
Psychic
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
080 Slowbro Lv.50-100
No item
065 Alakazam Lv.50-100
No item
062 Poliwrath Lv.50-100
No item
121 Starmie Lv.50-100
No item
124 Jynx Lv.50-100
No item
097 Hypno Lv.50-100
No item
Nerd
Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
101 Electrode Lv.50-100
No item
143 Snorlax Lv.50-100
No item
076 Golem Lv.50-100
No item
103 Exeggutor Lv.50-100
No item
089 Muk Lv.50-100
No item
091 Cloyster Lv.50-100
No item



Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
Judoboy
Judoboy
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
105 Marowak Lv.50-100
No item
057 Primeape Lv.50-100
No item
020 Raticate Lv.50-100
No item
034 Nidoking Lv.50-100
No item
123 Scyther Lv.50-100
No item
068 Machamp Lv.50-100
No item
Nerd
Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
101 Electrode Lv.50-100
No item
094 Gengar Lv.50-100
No item
076 Golem Lv.50-100
No item
103 Exeggutor Lv.50-100
No item
089 Muk Lv.50-100
No item
091 Cloyster Lv.50-100
No item
Psychic
Psychic
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
080 Slowbro Lv.50-100
No item
065 Alakazam Lv.50-100
No item
062 Poliwrath Lv.50-100
No item
121 Starmie Lv.50-100
No item
124 Jynx Lv.50-100
No item
082 Magneton Lv.50-100
No item



Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1


Round 2


Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 (Fire Blast) Reward for defeating Blaine  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 (Overheat) Reward for defeating Blaine  HG  SS 

In the anime

The abandoned Cinnabar Gym

In the main series

The Cinnabar Gym has two sections in the anime; one is inside of the volcano, and has an arena suspended over the lava inside one of the chambers. The other arena is in the top crater of the volcano itself.

In Riddle Me This, Ash was trying to locate the Gym so he could challenge Blaine. He was told by a man who liked telling riddles that the Gym was abandoned when Cinnabar Island became a tourist trap. However, the man eventually told Ash that Blaine built another Gym inside of a volcano. When Ash and his friends went in, they learned that the riddler was actually Blaine in disguise.

Ash and Blaine battled, but Ash had a series of misfortunes. The first was his Squirtle being defeated by Blaine's Ninetales. Then, his Charizard refused to listen to him. Finally, Pikachu received severe burns caused by Blaine's Magmar and its powerful Fire Blast. Ash called off the battle, not wanting Pikachu to get injured.

Cinnabar Gym in Pokémon Origins

In Volcanic Panic, after Team Rocket had almost destroyed Blaine's Gym (and Cinnabar Island as a result), he agreed to a rematch on his alternate battlefield on top of the volcano. This time, Ash was able to defeat Blaine with the help of his Charizard and its Seismic Toss.

In Pokémon Origins

The Cinnabar Gym made a brief appearance in the Pokémon Origins episode File 3 - Giovanni, when Red was seen defeating Blaine and earning himself the Volcano Badge.

In the TCG

The Cinnabar Gym was featured in the TCG as both a Japan exclusive Theme Deck and as a card. The following is a list of cards named Cinnabar City Gym.

Related cards
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Cinnabar City Gym T [St] Gym Challenge Uncommon 113/132 Challenge from the Darkness Uncommon  
 

Trivia


Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym Boulder Badge
Brock OD.png
Brock
Cerulean Gym Cascade Badge
Misty OD.png
Misty
Vermilion Gym Thunder Badge
Lt Surge OD.png
Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym Rainbow Badge
Erika OD.png
Erika
Fuchsia Gym Soul Badge
Koga OD.png Janine OD.png
Koga Janine
Saffron Gym Marsh Badge
Sabrina OD.png
Sabrina
Cinnabar Gym Volcano Badge
Blaine OD.png
Blaine
Viridian Gym Earth Badge
Giovanni OD.png Blue
Giovanni Blue

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