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Goldenrod Gym

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Goldenrod Gym
コガネジム Kogane Gym
Goldenrod Gym anime.png
Location Goldenrod City
Gym Leader Whitney
Badge Plain Badge
Dominant Type Normal
Region Johto
Goldenrod Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Goldenrod Gym (Japanese: コガネジム Kogane Gym) is the official Gym of Goldenrod City. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Whitney. Trainers who defeat her receive the Plain Badge.

In the games

Generation II

Goldenrod City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Whitney
The Incredibly Pretty Girl!

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Goldenrod Gym is a maze of flowers and ornaments in the shape of a Clefairy, a then Normal-type Pokémon. The player must navigate their way around the pink-floored Gym by going around the wall of pretty flowers first then entering the middle section. The Trainers in the Gym are hard to avoid and most of them must be battled in order to reach Whitney. Whitney will be located in the middle of the Gym where she can be challenged to earn the Plain Badge.

When Whitney is defeated, she throws a temper tantrum and cries, but after drying her eyes and blowing her nose she will get over her loss and give the player the Badge.

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

Generation IV

Goldenrod City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Whitney
The Incredibly Pretty Girl!

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Whitney cannot be initially found at the Gym, and the player must first solve the quiz at Goldenrod Radio Tower before she returns to the Gym and can be battled.

Many aesthetic changes have been made to the Goldenrod Gym in Generation IV. The layout of the Gym remains the same, however the outer part of the Gym has been raised to form a platform above the rest of the Gym. The middle section of the Gym remains at ground level. Players must navigate their way around the raised platform, battle Trainers and walk through an arch below one of the platforms to reach Whitney.

Like in Generation II, after being defeated, Whitney throws a tantrum and cries, but soon calms down and gives the player the Plain Badge.

Appearance

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

Trainers

Core series

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Trainer Pokémon
Beauty Victoria
Beauty Victoria
アケミ Akemi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1496
161 Sentret Lv.9
No item
161 Sentret Lv.13
No item
161 Sentret Lv.17
No item
Beauty Samantha
Beauty Samantha
ナオコ Naoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1408
052 Meowth Lv.16
No item
052 Meowth Lv.16
No item
Lass Carrie
Lass Carrie
ミカ Mika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png432
209 Snubbull Lv.18
No item
Lass Bridget
Lass Bridget
アスカ Asuka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
039 Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
039 Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
039 Jigglypuff Lv.15
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
Beauty Victoria
Beauty Victoria
アケミ Akemi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png896
161 Sentret Lv.9
No item
161 Sentret Lv.13
No item
161 Sentret Lv.16
No item
Beauty Samantha
Beauty Samantha
ナオコ Naoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png896
052 Meowth Lv.16
No item
052 Meowth Lv.16
No item
Lass Carrie
Lass Carrie
ミカ Mika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png272
209 Snubbull Lv.17
No item
Lass Cathy
Lass Cathy
アスカ Asuka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
039 Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
039 Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
039 Jigglypuff Lv.15
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
Lass Lois
Lass Lois
ユカ Yuka
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
216 Teddiursa Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PSNCureBerry
183 Marill Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mystic Water
052 Meowth Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
231 Phanpy Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Soft Sand
060 Poliwag Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
209 Snubbull Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Pink Bow
Beauty Rita
Beauty Rita
サヤカ Sayaka
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
190 Aipom Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
179 Mareep Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Magnet
050 Diglett Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
077 Ponyta Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Charcoal
223 Remoraid Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Berry
161 Sentret Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Bitter Berry



Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
Lass Lois
Lass Lois
ユカ Yuka
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
162 Furret Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
137 Porygon Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Magnet
051 Dugtrio Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Bitter Berry
189 Jumpluff Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
222 Corsola Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Focus Band
190 Aipom Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png MiracleBerry
Beauty Rita
Beauty Rita
サヤカ Sayaka
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
025 Pikachu Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Mint Berry
176 Togetic Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Burnt Berry
036 Clefable Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PRZCureBerry
040 Wigglytuff Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Bitter Berry
184 Azumarill Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png PSNCureBerry
225 Delibird Lv.50-100
Held icon VI.png Berry Juice



Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 (Attract) Reward for defeating Whitney, after she calms down  G  S  C  HG  SS 

In the anime

Goldenrod Gym appeared in A Goldenrod Opportunity. Ash challenged Whitney to a battle for the Plain Badge. She accepted his challenge. Initially, it appeared that Ash was going to win the battle easily. After quickly defeating her Clefairy and Nidorina, he only had one more to go. That all changed when Whitney sent out her Miltank. She defeated all three of Ash's Pokémon consecutively.

Ash had an informal rematch with Whitney in the following episode, A Dairy Tale Ending. Although the battle took place on Whitney's Uncle Milton's farm and not at the Gym, Whitney gave Ash the Plain Badge for defeating her.

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Goldenrod Gym in Ash and Pikachu

In the Ash and Pikachu manga, Ash challenges Whitney for the Plain Badge at Goldenrod Gym in The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling. When Ash begins his battle with Whitney, the referee tells him that the area below the arena is a smelter which is so hot that it would cause death to anyone who fell there. Later, when Ash and Psyduck actually do fall down, Whitney reveals that there isn't really a smelter, instead, it is an illusion created by a 3D hologram and the only thing below is water.


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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