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Castelia Gym's guide, as seen in Black and White

The Gym guide is a title in the core series Pokémon games belonging to at least six characters, each corresponding to a different region. In each case, the guide is usually found at the front of a Pokémon Gym, ready to offer tactical advice to novice Trainers. He congratulates the player upon defeating the Gym Leader, and offers more advice for the player's journey. He can occasionally be sarcastic in nature.

Some Gyms are unique, in that their guide seems to roam outside its walls. The Celadon Gym guide is not seen in his Gym, and appears instead at the Rocket Game Corner, where he plays the slot machines. Similarly, the Cianwood Gym guide is found in the city's Pokémon Center instead of the Gym. The Petalburg Gym guide will vanish after the player has defeated Norman, and, in Generation II only, the Cinnabar Gym guide will arrive after Blaine has been defeated.

No official name was released for the Gym guide in the first four generations. This gave rise to the fanon name "Jim Gai"—a pun on "Gym guy".

In Generation V, he is given the name Clyde (Japanese: ガイドー Gaido) and if the player talks to him before challenging the Gym Leader of any Unova Gym, he will give a Fresh Water. At the Mistralton,B2W2 Striaton and Nacrene Gyms, he approaches the player and gives the water, rather than requiring the player to approach him to receive it.

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Quotes

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pewter Gym

"Hiya! I can tell you have what it takes to become a POKéMON champ! I'm no trainer, but I can tell you how to win! Let me take you to the top!"
"Just as I thought! You're Pokémon champ material!"
Yellow
"Hiya! I can tell you have what it takes to become a POKéMON champ! I'm no trainer, but I can tell you how to win! Let me take you to the top!"
"YES"
"All right! Let's get happening! It will be tough for your PIKACHU at this GYM! Electric attacks are harmless to BROCK's ground-type POKéMON."
"NO"
"It's a free service! Let's get happening! The 1st POKéMON out in a match is at the top of the POKéMON LIST! By changing the order of POKéMON, matches could be made easier!
"Just as I thought! You're Pokémon champ material!"

Cerulean Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Here's my advice! The Leader, Misty, is a pro who uses water Pokémon! You can drain all their water with plant Pokémon! Or, zap them with electricity!"
"You beat Misty! What'd I tell ya? You and me kid, we make a pretty darn good team!"

Vermilion Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Lt.Surge has a nickname. People refer to him as the Lightning American! He's an expert on electric Pokémon! Birds and water Pokémon are at risk! Beware of paralysis too! Lt.Surge is very cautious! You'll have to break a code to get to him!"
"Whew! That match was electric!"

Celadon Gym

"Hey! You have better things to do, champ in making! Celadon Gym's Leader is Erika! She uses grass-type Pokémon! She might appear docile, but don't be fooled!"
"They offer rare Pokémon that can be exchanged for your coins. But, I just can't seem to win!"

Fuchsia Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Fuchsia Gym is a tricked up place. It's riddled with invisible walls! Koga might appear close, but he's blocked off. You have to find gaps in the walls to reach him."
"It's amazing how ninja can terrify, even now!"

Saffron Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Sabrina's Pokémon use psychic power instead of force! Fighting Pokémon are weak against psychic Pokémon! They get creamed before they can even aim a punch!"
"Psychic power, huh? If I had that, I'd make a bundle at the slots!"

Cinnabar Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! The hot-headed Blaine is a fire Pokémon pro! Douse his spirits with water! You better take some Burn Heals!"
"<player>! You beat that fire brand!"

Viridian Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Even I don't know Viridian Leader's identity! This will be the toughest of all the Gym Leaders! I heard that the trainers here like ground-type Pokémon!"
"Blow me away! Giovanni was the Gym Leader here?"

Indigo Plateau

"Yo! Champ in making! At Pokémon League, you have to face the Elite Four in succession. If you lose, you have to start all over again! This is it! Go for it!"

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Violet Gym

"Hey! I'm no trainer but I can give some advice! Believe me! If you believe, a championship dream can come true. You believe? Then listen. The grass-type is weak against the flying-type. Keep this in mind."
"Nice battle! Keep it up, and you'll be the champ in no time at all!"

Azalea Gym

"Yo, challenger! Bugsy's young, but his knowledge of bug Pokémon is for real. It's going to be tough without my advice. Let's see... Bug Pokémon don't like fire. Flying-type moves are super-effective too."
"Well done! That was a great clash of talented young trainers. With people like you, the future of Pokémon is bright!"

Goldenrod Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! This Gym is home to normal-type Pokémon trainers. I recommend you use fighting-type Pokémon."
"You won? Great! I was busy admiring the ladies here."

Ecruteak Gym

"The trainers here have secret motives. If you win, they may tell you some deep secrets about Ecruteak."
"Whew, <player>. You did great! I was cowering in the corner out of pure terror!"

Cianwood Gym

"The Pokémon Gym trainers here are macho bullies. If I stick around, they might come after me. Here's some advice: the Gym Leader uses the fighting-type. SO you should confound him with psychic Pokémon. Wipe out his Pokémon before they can use their physical strength. And those boulders in the middle of the Gym? If you don't move them correctly, you won't reach the Gym Leader. If you get stuck, go outside."
"<player>! You won! I could tell by looking at you!"

Olivine Gym

"Jasmine, the Gym Leader, is at the Lighthouse. She's been tending to a sick Pokémon."
"A strong trainer has to be compassionate. Jasmine uses the newly discovered steel-type. I don't know very much about it."
"That was awesome. The steel-type, huh? That was a close encounter of an unknown kind!"

Mahogany Gym

"Pryce is a veteran who has trained Pokémon for some 50 years. He's said to be good at freezing opponents with ice-type moves. That means you should melt him with your burning ambition!"
"Pryce is something, but you're something else! That was a hot battle that bridged the generation gap!"

Blackthorn Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! It's been a long journey, but we are almost done! Count on me! Clair uses the mythical and sacred dragon-type Pokémon. You can't damage them very easily. But you know, they're supposed to be weak against ice-type moves."
"You were great to beat Clair! All that's left is the Pokémon League challenge. You're on the way to becoming the Pokémon Champion!"

Vermilion Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! You lucked out this time. Lt.Surge is very cautious. He has traps set all over the Gym. But--he-heh--the traps aren't active right now. You'll have no problem getting to Lt.Surge."
"Whew! That was an electrifying bout! It sure made me nervous."

Saffron Gym

"Yo, Champ in making! A trainer as skilled as you doesn't need to be told how to deal with psychic-type Pokémon , right? I expect great things from you! Good luck!"
"That was another fantastic battle!"

Rocket Game Corner (Celadon Gym)

"Hey! CHAMP in making! Are you playing the slots too? I'm trying to get enough coins for a prize POKéMON. But I don't have enough coins yet..."

Cerulean Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Since Misty was away, I went out for some fun too. He-he-he."
"Hoo, you showed me how tough you are. As always, that was one heck of a great battle!"

Fuchsia Gym

"Yo, Champ in making! Whoops! Take a good look around you. The trainers all look like the Leader, Janine. Which of them is the real Janine?"
"That was a great battle, trainer from Johto!"

Pewter Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! You're really rocking. Are you battling the Gym Leaders of Kanto? They're strong and dedicated people, just like Johto's Gym Leaders."
"Yo! Champ in making! That Gym didn't give you much trouble. The way you took charge was really inspiring. I mean that seriously."

Cinnabar Gym

"Yo! ... Huh? It's over already? Sorry, dude! Cinnabar Gym was gone, so I didn't know where to find you. But, hey, you're plenty strong even without my advice. I knew you'd win!"
"A Pokémon Gym can be anywhere as long as the Gym Leader is there. There's no need for a building."

Viridian Gym

"Yo, Champ in making! How's it going? Looks like you're on a roll. The Gym Leader is a guy who battled the Champion three years ago. He's no pushover. Give it everything you've got!"
"Man, you are truly tough... That was a heck of an inspirational battle. It brought tears to my eyes."

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Rustboro Gym

"Yo, how's it going? Listen, my friend! Would you like to become the Champion? I'm no Trainer, not me, but I can sure give you winning advice. That's settled, then! We'll aim for the Pokémon Championship together! It's your job as a Trainer to collect Gym Badges, am I right? But Gym Leaders aren't pushovers! And that's where I come in! I'm here to provide expert advice! Roxanne, the Gym Leader, is a user of Rock-type Pokémon. The Rock type is very durable, but it can't stand Water-type and Grass-type moves. Come see me afterwards, if you beat the Gym Leader. Well, go for it!"
"Whoa! What a breathtaking victory! My cheering must've worked! Great! Check your Trainer Card. The Stone Badge you got should be properly recorded on it. In other words... You've climbed the first step on the stairs to the Championship! That's got to feel awesome!"

Dewford Gym

"Hey, how's it going, Champion-bound <player>? Dewford's Gym Leader Brawly commands Fighting-type Pokémon. Going against him with Normal-type Pokémon is asking for trouble. Fighting Pokémon will lay a serious smack down on Normal Pokémon, so be careful! What's worse, the Gym is as dark as the ocean floor. But it will get brighter after defeating the Trainers in your way. Hey, okay, go for it!"
"Whoah! It's turned too bright in here! Your future is bright, too!"

Mauville Gym

"Hey, how's it going, Champion-bound <player>? Wattson, the Leader of Mauville Gym, uses Electric-type Pokémon. If you challenge him with Water-type Pokémon, he'll zap them! Bzzt! And, he's put in switch-controlled doors all over his Gym! Eccentric! Hey, go for it!"
"Whoa, you're electrifying! You've powered the door open!"

Lavaridge Gym

"Hey, how's it going, Champion-bound <player>? Lavaridge's Gym Leader Flannery uses Fire-type Pokémon. Her passion for Pokémon burns stronger and hotter than a volcano. Don't get too close to her--you'll burn! Hose her down with water and then go for it!"
"Yow! That was a scorching hot battle!"

Petalburg Gym

"Hey, how's it going, Champion-bound <player>? The doors in this Gym open when you beat the awaiting Trainers. Whoops! The doors in this room are already open, so don't attack me! The Trainers of Petalburg Gym use all kinds of items. The door at the left leads to the Speed Room. The door at the right leads to the Accuracy Room. The room's name will be on the door, so choose carefully. Once you've chosen the door... Well, hey, go for it!"
"<player>! Woah! You've overcome even your own father! Like, whoa! What a stunning turn of events!"

Fortree Gym

"Yo, how's it going, Champion-bound <player>? Fortree Gym Leader Winona is a master of Flying-type Pokémon. She's waiting at the back of this Gym, behind the rotating doors. She's waiting for new challengers who are trying to take wing! Okay, go for it!"
"You did it! You've achieved liftoff!"

Mossdeep Gym

"Yo, how's it going, Champion-bound <player>? The Gym Leaders here use Psychic-type Pokémon. If you go up against them with Fighting-type or Poison-type Pokémon, they'll inflict horrible damage! Plus, they'll come at you with outstanding combination attacks. If you want to win, you'll need to show them how tight you are with your Pokémon. Go for it!"
"Wow, you're astounding! You're one great Trainer!"

Sootopolis Gym

"Yo! How's it going, Champion-bound <player>? Sootopolis's Gym Leader Wallace is a master of Water-type Pokémon. And, to get to Wallace, an icy floor will hamper your progress... Listen, I'm sorry, but that's all the advice that I have for you. The rest of the way, you have to go for it yourself!"
"Yow! You've beaten even Wallace, who was supposedly the best in all Hoenn! Okay! Check out your Trainer's Card. If you've gotten all the Badges, you're set for the Pokémon League challenge!"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pewter Gym

"Hiya! Do you want to dream big? Do you dare to dream of becoming the Pokémon champ? I'm no Trainer, but I can advise you on how to win. Let me take you to the top!"
"It's a free service!/All right! Let's get happening! The first Pokémon out in a match is at the left of the Pokémon List. By changing the order of Pokémon, you may gain an advantage. Try different orders to suit your opponent's party."
"Just as I thought! You're Pokémon champ material!"

Cerulean Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Let me give you some advice! The Leader, Misty, is a pro who uses Water-type Pokémon! You can drain all their water with Grass-type Pokémon! Or, you might use Electric-type Pokémon and zap them!"
"You beat Misty! See, what'd I tell ya? You and me, kid, we make a pretty darn-good team!"

Vermilion Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Lt. Surge has a nickname. People refer to him as the Lightning American! He's an expert on electric Pokémon! Bird/Water-type Pokémon match poorly against the Electric type. Beware of paralysis, too. Lt. Surge is very cautious. He's locked himself in, so it won't be easy getting to him."
"Whew! That match was electric!"

Celadon Gym

"Hey! You have better things to do, champ in making! Celadon Gym's Leader is Erika! She is a user of Grass-type Pokémon, and at one with nature. She might appear docile because of her flower arranging... But she's not one to be taken lightly!"
"They offer rare Pokémon that can be exchanged for your Coins. But, I just can't seem to win!"

Fuchsia Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Fuchsia Gym is a tricked-up place. It's riddled with invisible walls! Koga might appear close, but he's blocked off. You have to find gaps in the walls to reach him."
"It's amazing how ninja can terrify, even now!"

Saffron Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Sabrina's Pokémon use psychic power instead of force. Fighting Pokémon are especially weak against Psychic Pokémonn! They'll get destroyed before they can even aim a punch!"
"Psychic power, huh? If I had that, I'd make a bundle at the slots!"

Cinnabar Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! The hotheaded Blaine is a Fire Pokémonn pro! Douse his spirits with water! Youąd better take some Burn Heals too."
"<player>! You beat that firebrand!"

Viridian Gym

"Yo! Champ in making! Even I don't know Viridian Leader's identity. But one thing's certain. This will be the toughest of all the Gym Leaders! Also, I heard that the Trainers here like Ground-type Pokémon!"
"Blow me away! Giovanni was the Gym Leader of Viridian?"

Indigo Plateau

"Yo! Champ in making! At the Pokémon League, you will face the Elite Four all in a row. If you lose, you have to start all over again! This is it! Go for it!"

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Oreburgh Gym

"Howdy! How's it going, Champ-to-be? That's what I said to a really impatient boy earlier, too. The Gym Leader is a user of Rock-type Pokémon. Well, listen. Rock-type Pokémon really hate water, all right? They're also weak to Grass-type moves. Gee, they sure have weaknesses! But don't think it will be easy. You don't get to be a Gym Leader without covering for weaknesses. Going after a Rock-type Pokémon with a Fire-type Pokémon won't be easy, either. That's all the advice I can give. Thanks for listening!"
"Oh! <Player>! You've taken care of the Gym Leader! So, did my advice come in handy or what? If my advice was useful, it'd be great if you'd become my fan!"

Eterna Gym

"Hey, there! How's it going, Champ-to-be? Actually, that's what I said to some boy who zipped in here earlier, too! The Gym Leader, Gardenia, is a user of Grass-type Pokémon. It should be obvious, but Grass-type Pokémon really hate fire. They're also at a huge disadvantage against the Flying type, too. Oh, wait a second. I should tell you about the Gym itself first. You can't challenge the Gym Leader until you beat all the Gym's Trainers. It's a bit challenging, but just think of it as good training and go for it!"
"Oh! <Player>! You've beaten the Gym Leader! Your Pokémon look much tougher than when they went in, too! At least that's how I see it!"

Hearthome Gym

  • First visit
"Hey, there! How's it going, Trainer? You being here tells me you're going to challenge the Gym Leader. Well... I hate to break it to you, but that's impossible. You're questioning why, and the answer is: she's not here. Come back another time, OK? I'll be here waiting."
"So, where's the Gym Leader, you ask. I can't precisely say, but I have a hunch that she'll return one day... But only after you visit other places, I think. Hey, I'm sorry I'm not useful to you. My advice giving needs work..."
  • Second visit (Platinum only):
"Hey, there! How's it going, Champ-to-be? This Gym is some kind of wicked! What's wicked about it? I'll tell you! First, it's pitch-black! Oh, no worries, though! I have a flashlight right for you. Also, there are the usual Gym Trainers. They have flashlights, too. If you cast a light on one, or they catch you in the light, the battle's on! OK, now this is really important! It's about the tiles on the floor. First, find the one blue tile in the room, and memorize the mark on it. Next, head for the red door with the same mark on it. Advance through the correct red doors to reach the Gym Leader. If you choose a wrong red door, you get sent back here, though. That's how this place is. Go get 'em, Champ-to-be!"
"Oh! <Player>! You've beaten the Gym Leader! There seems to be no end to how tough you are getting! At least that's how I see it! ...You do realize I say that to everyone, right?"

Veilstone Gym

"Hey, there! How's it going, Champ-to-be? The Gym Leader is a user of Fighting-type Pokémon. She'd be a terror against Normal-type Pokémon. But! And it's a big but! Just between you and me... Maylene, the Gym Leader, said Flying- and Psychic-type Pokémon could be real trouble for her! If you want to battle her, smack the punching bags along the rails. You have to hit those bags hard!"
"Oh! <Player>! You've beaten the Gym Leader! Of course, I thought you'd win."

Pastoria Gym

"The Gym Leader Wake... Uh, I mean Crasher Wake, is a master of Water-type Pokémon. I'd say you've got guts if you try to face down Water types with Fire- or Ground-type Pokémon! But that part I'll leave up to you! Go and have some good battles!"
"Oh! <Player>! You've beaten the Gym Leader! So, how was it? Did you enjoy your battle against Wake... I mean Crasher Wake? Sure, winning is important, but don't forget to have fun, too! I think Wake... I mean Crasher Wake, showed you what I mean by fun."

Canalave Gym

"Hey, there! Champ-to-be! The Gym Leader here uses Steel-type Pokémon. Steel-type Pokémon have high Defense, so you'd have to hit them hard!"
"Oh! <Player>! You've beaten the Gym Leader! Good going! That makes it six Gym Badges! I tell you what, you're really turning into one fine Trainer. If you were to say you're going to try to become the Pokémon Champ... No one'd laugh at you now! I'm in your corner, kiddo!"

Snowpoint Gym

"Hey, there! How's it going, Champ-to-be? Do you see the big snowballs placed here and there? You need to slide on the ice with enough momentum to crush them. The Gym Leader is a user of Ice-type Pokémon. Melt her defenses with scorching-hot Fire-type moves! It's all about focus with this Gym! Bear down and focus!"
"Oh! <Player>! You've beaten the Gym Leader! You were more focused than her, and your Pokémon picked up on it!"

Sunyshore Gym

"Hey, there! How's it going, Champ-to-be? Let me check out your Trainer Case. Let's see how many Badges you have. One, two, three... Woah! Wow! You've already got seven! That means if you can beat this Gym Leader, you're on your way to the Pokémon League next. That also means this is the last time I get to give you advice. This is it, kiddo! Listen carefully... one last time! The Gym Leader here is a master of Electric-type Pokémon! That's all I have to say! The rest is up to you!"
"Oh! <player>! Did you beat the Gym Leader? Well, of course you did! But, you know what? You haven't made it in my mind yet! Do you know why? Because you and your Pokémon are capable of achieving so much more! But, I am proud of you! Eight Sinnoh Badges! Way to go, kiddo!"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Violet Gym

  • First visit:
"Yo! Champ in the making! You must be here to challenge Falkner, the Gym Leader, right? You are quite welcome. ...Almost! This city has a tower called the Sprout Tower where Trainers come to train themselves. Challenging Falkner may be too difficult if you haven't gone through their training. Ha ha ha!"
  • Second visit:
"Yo, Champ in the making! I'm no Trainer,but I can give some advice! Believe me! If you believe, than a Championship dream can come true. You believe? Then listen. The Grass-type is weak against the Flying-type. Keep this in mind."
"Nice battle! Keep it up, and you'll be the Champ in no time at all!"

Azalea Gym

"Yo, challenger! Bugsy made this Gym. It's a huge nest of Bug-type Pokémon. Bugsy's young, but he's a master of Bug-type Pokémon! It's going to be tough without my advice. Let's see... Bug-type Pokémon don't like fire. Flying-type moves are super-effective too."
"Well done! That was a great clash of talented young Trainers. With people like you the future of Pokémon is bright!"

Goldenrod Gym

"Yo! Champ in the making! This Gym is home to Normal-type trainers. I recommend you use Fighting-type Pokémon."
"You won? Great! I was busy admiring the powerful Trainers here."

Ecruteak Gym

"Yo! Champ in the making! The Trainers here use Ghost-type Pokémon at will. A ghost is like a shade or a phantom... It won't do any good to use physical strength alone."
"Whew, <player>. You did great! I was cowering in the corner out of pure terror!"

Cianwood Gym

"The Pokémon at this Gym are all rough and tough. They could blow me away in a second. Let me give you a piece of advice. The Gym Leader uses Fighting-type Pokémon. You can try to fool them with Psychic-type Pokémon. Or simply defeat them before they can demonstrate their power. By the way, Chuck, the Gym Leader, is into his waterfall training. He won't be able to hear you unless you somehow stop the pounding water."
"<player>! You won, didn't you? Your face tells me you did."

Olivine Gym

"Jasmine, the Gym Leader? She's at the Lighthouse. She's been tending to a sick Pokémon. A strong Trainer is compassionate at the same time..."
  • When challenging the Gym:
"Jasmine uses Steel-type Pokémon. She's trying to hide her tenderness behind her steely coldness."
"That was awesome. The Steel type, huh? That was one heated battle you had!"

Mahogany Gym

"Pryce is a veteran who has trained Pokémon for some 50 years. As you'll find, his attacks will make you shiver in this freezing Gym. Are you ready to be frozen solid? I mean--keep up a hot fighting spirit against ice!"
"Pryce is something, but you're something else! That was a hot battle that spanned the generations!"

Blackthorn Gym

"Yo! Champ in the making! The Gym has unstable footing. Keep your Pokémon in their Poké Balls. Now, Clair uses the mythical and sacred Dragon-type Pokémon. You can't damage them very easily. But you know, they're supposed to be weak against Ice-type moves."
"Hey! You were great to beat Clair! What she says is one thing, but you are already quite the Trainer. I think... I'd still do what Clair wants you to do, though."

Vermilion Gym

"Yo! Legend in the making! You lucked out this time. The traps at this Gym have been out of order for a while. But the traps are back up and running now! Why lucky, you may ask... Because you can train yourself better that way! Make up your mind and go for Lt. Surge!"
"Whew! That was an electrifying bout! It sure made my nerves tingle."

Saffron Gym

"Yo, legend in the making! A Trainer as skilled as you doesn't need to be told how to deal with Psychic-type Pokémon, right? I expect great things from you! Good luck!"
"That was another fantastic battle!"

Cerulean Gym

"Yo! Legend in the making! Since Misty was away, I went out for some fun, too. He-he-he."
"Hoo, you showed me how tough you are. As always, that was one great battle!"

Fuchsia Gym

"Yo, legend in the making! Whoops! Take a good look around you. The Trainers all look like the Gym Leader, Janine. Which of them is the real Janine?"
"That was a great battle, Trainer from Johto!"

Pewter Gym

"Yo! Legend in the making! You look... really rocking. Are you battling the Gym Leaders of Kanto? They're strong and dedicated people, just like Johto's Gym Leaders."
"Yo! Legend in the making! That Gym didn't give you much trouble. The way you took charge was really inspiring. I mean that seriously."

Cerulean Gym

"Hoo, you showed me how tough you are. As always, that was one great battle!"

Vermilion Gym

"Whew! That was an electrifying bout! It sure made my nerves tingle."

Rocket Game Corner

"Yo, legend in the making! Do you play this Coin game, too? I've been trying for the prize Pokémon, but that's a tough game to beat!"

Fuchsia Gym

"That was a great battle, Trainer from Johto!"

Saffron Gym

"That was another fantastic battle!"

Cinnabar Gym

"Yo! Legend in the making! This Gym has many Trainers and rocks in the way from the rebuilding. It sure won't be easy to get to Blaine! But keep your cool and defeat the Trainers one by one, and you will surely find the path!"
"The Gym Leader rebuilding his Gym and the Trainer from Johto who has come to challenge that Gym Leader... I have witnessed a hot battle!"

Viridian Gym

"Yo, legend in the making! The floor here is unstable, so you should put away your Pokémon ...now! The Gym Leader is a guy who battled the Champion three years ago. He's no pushover. Give it everything you've got!"
"Man, you are truly tough... That was such an inspirational battle. It brought tears to my eyes."

Pokémon Black and White

Striaton Gym

  • Outside Gym:
"Are you looking for the Gym Leader? He is not here. He could be in the Trainers' School. If you want to challenge him, please go find him. The Trainers' School is not far from this Gym."
  • Inside Gym:
"Hello! I'm Clyde. I'm the guide for Trainers challenging a Pokémon Gym. We appreciate your challenging the Gym. Take this to commemorate the occasion. One basic element of Pokémon battles is the relationship between types. If you choose Pokémon with effective types and effective moves, victory is just a step away! In this Gym, you progress by stepping on the switch with the type that is effective against the Pokémon type shown on the curtain."
"I hope you'll always remember the incredible moment when you received this Gym Badge."

Nacrene Gym

"A Pokémon Gym where a Leader waits for a challenger at the back of a museum... It has a great atmosphere, doesn't it? So... I will give this to you! All Trainers in this Gym use Normal-type Pokémon. This is just between you and me... Normal-type Pokémon are weak against Fighting-type Pokémon. Around here, Fighting-type Pokémon show up around Pinwheel Forest. Now, I will explain about the Gym itself! In this Pokémon Gym, if you answer questions hidden in books, you can move forward. For your information, the first book is "Nice to Meet You, Pokémon." If you don't know where the book is, please ask anyone!"'
"Did you hear it? Strange people came charging through the museum... Oh! The Gym Badge!! Congratulations! So, the museum! Oh, no. What shall we do?!"
"I love to compare the expressions when a Trainer comes here for the first time and when a Trainer wins the Gym Badge."

Castelia Gym

"The Gym Leader said he was going to Prime Pier and left for a little bit. You're welcome to go track him down."
"What do you think of Castelia City? I bet, with all of the bustling people, you started feeling worn down on your way to the Gym! Never mind! This will help. Take it! The theme of this Gym is walking through walls. At first glance, these funny honey walls may look impassible or even impossible. If you try hard, it'll work out. So I say. But...if it doesn't, here's a sweet tip: step on the switches on the floor!"
"Wow! That's amazing. You swatted aside our Gym Leader Burgh's tricky attacks... I can barely imagine how much stronger you're going to get!"

Nimbasa Gym

"How about it? I can see you're surprised! Would you ever have guessed that this Gym is a roller coaster? OK, let me fill you in... And take this, too! In this roller coaster Gym, the first step is to get in the car. Next comes the platform! There, you can change where the coaster is going! Sometimes you continue by riding the cars of opponents you defeat. That's how you aim for the Gym Leader! By the way, Electric-type Pokémon don't do well against Ground-type moves..."
"Elesa uses sparkling bright Electric-type attacks! But the combination of you and your Pokémon was even more impressive! It was... It was... an emotional roller coaster."

Driftveil Gym

"I'm sure it was tough dealing with all that right after you arrived here. For now, I'll just give you this! The Gym Leader Clay uses Ground-type Pokémon! Well, just between you and me, Ground-type Pokémon aren't good against Water-type attacks. Kinda makes me wonder why Clay is living next to water."
"Every now and again, I hope you look at the Gym Badge you won here and remember the battle!"

Mistralton Gym

"Skyla completed her cargo-plane run. She must gone somewhere after. Maybe to the Celestial Tower on Route 7?"
"Please take this Fresh Water! Just between you and me... Rock, Electric, Ice... Flying types have more weaknesses than people know about. If you use Pokémon and moves of those types, victory is practically yours! By the way, to proceed in this Gym, you climb in the cannons to move forward. The cannons go up, down, left, and right. You can get in them from anywhere!"
"Woo! Not many people look that good being shot out of a cannon... You make it look easy! And congratulations on your victory against the Gym Leader."

Icirrus Gym

"Please take this Fresh Water! Ice can be melted with Fire or shattered with Fighting. Or you might want to smash it into dust with Rock or Steel."
"From Brycen, I've learned how to say more with fewer words."

Opelucid Gym

"Welcome to the Opelucid Gym, the Unova region's strongest and biggest trial! First off, please take this Fresh Water. It'll help you in the challenge ahead. Let me give you a brief explanation of the trick to the Opelucid Gym! The path around this Gym is shaped like two dragons. This path changes when you step on the switches on the dragons' arms. Pay attention to how the dragons' necks move!"
"You beat the Gym Leader? Wow, that's amazing! Oh, by the way, since I gave you all that Fresh Water... Don't you owe me some of your winnings? ...I'm kidding! It's just a joke! No, seriously, congratulations!"

Pokémon Black and White 2

Aspertia Gym

"Hello! I'm Clyde, the guide for Trainers who challenge Pokémon Gyms. Thank you for taking on the Gym! Take this to commemorate your debut! Pokémon Gyms are facilities for testing Trainers' abilities! Put simply, if you can defeat the Gym Leader, it means you're a really good Trainer! If you run out of Pokémon that can fight during a Pokémon battle, you lose! So having a lot of Pokémon with you might work to your advantage!"
"I hope you'll remember the wonderful moment in which you received that Badge forever."
"The Gym Leader is in the middle of a heated battle right now!" (When Hugh is battling Cheren)

Virbank Gym

"This is a Pokémon Gym, and it's also a rock club! The Gym Leader and the others are practicing inside, but please feel free to challenge all of them! Oh! You'll need to stay hydrated. Here you go! The Trainers in this Pokémon Gym all use Poison-type Pokémon! Grass- and Bug-type attacks don't work well against Poison types, so be careful! Also, if your Pokémon are poisoned, their HP will keep decreasing. Watch out! And you should know that Poison-type Pokémon can't be poisoned!"
"The shining Gym Badge is important because you and your Pokémon won it together! Please remember that always!."

Castelia Gym

"Hello! You're probably tired from wandering all over the crowded streets of Castelia City looking for Team Plasma and the Gym Leader. So, here, I'll give you this! The theme of this Gym is none other than cocoons! You head upward by going inside the cocoons and traveling up the threads! The threads are definitely connected to Burgh...eventually!"
"Wow! That's amazing! You swatted aside our Gym Leader Burgh's tricky attacks... I can barely imagine how much stronger you're going to get!"

Nimbasa Gym

  • Before going to the former Gym:
"Oh? Are you a challenger perhaps? I'm very sorry, the Gym Leader is out right now... I know where she went though. She should be in the building where you can ride the roller coaster. It's by the entrance to this amusement park."
  • Gym guide in the former Gym:
"To ride this roller coaster, the first step is to get in the car. Next comes the platform! There, you can change where the coaster is going! Sometimes you continue by riding the cars of opponents you defeat. That's how you aim for the back!"
  • Inside the Gym:
"What do you think? Surprised, right? This Gym is, speaking frankly, a glittering fashion show and a dazzling stage! Well, for now, I'll give you this! In this Pokémon Gym, we'll have you proceed by defeating the Trainers waiting on the catwalk! By the way, Electric-type Pokémon don't do well against Ground-type moves... Oh! But Ground-type moves don't work against a Pokémon called Emolga, so please be careful!"
"Elesa uses sparkling, bright Electric-type attacks! But the combination of you and your Pokémon shone even brighter! Why, you're...you're... a supermodel! Well, no. You're just a really good Trainer with great Pokémon!"

Driftveil Gym

"Welcome to the Driftveil Gym! This is for you! Gym Leader Clay uses Ground-type Pokémon! Well, just between you and me, Ground-type Pokémon aren't good against Water-type attacks. They also don't like Grass- or Ice-type attacks! Oh, and in this Gym, the area you walk on will light up. Where you've been is a hint for where you need to go!"
"Every now and again, I hope you look at the Quake Badge you won here and remember your battle with Clay!"

Mistralton Gym

"Ow... Oh, I'm sorry! Allow me to apologize by giving you this Fresh Water! Take it, please. This Gym is a wind tunnel! When the propellers in back start spinning quickly, you'll be blown away like a certain someone just was! When you think the wind will blow, stay hidden behind a wall and wait for it to stop. By the way, Flying-type Pokémon have more weaknesses than you might expect, including to Rock-, Electric-, and Ice-type moves!"
"Letting yourself be blown away is almost like being hit by a Pokémon move! It's kinda fun! Oh, yeah! Congrats on defeating the Gym Leader!"

Opelucid Gym

"Welcome to the Opelucid City Gym! Here's some Fresh Water. Stay hydrated! How do you like these dragon statues? This Gym is the only place in Unova with statues this size! Climb on the dragon's head and aim for the top of the other dragon, where Drayden, the Gym Leader, is waiting! Dragon-type Pokémon are his specialty. Just between you and me, Dragon types are weak to Ice-type moves as well as to moves of their own type, meaning Dragon."
"You defeated the Gym Leader! Congratulations! The collision of the two dragon statues had quite an impact! Like something out of a Pokéstar Studios film!"

Humilau Gym

  • Before meeting Marlon:
"If you're looking for the Gym Leader, he went swimming off into the ocean yelling about the sea! Please look for him if you'd like."
  • After meeting Marlon:
"This Gym may feel like a resort, but the Gym Leader's no picnic! This is a present from me. Please focus and prepare! In Humilau's Pokémon Gym, you proceed by hopping on the lily pads and sliding across the water's surface. Here's another piece of advice! Water-type Pokémon really don't like Electric- or Grass-type moves! But I'm sure the Gym Leader has planned for that!"
"Marlon's swimming around, isn't he..."

Former Icirrus Gym

"So cool, isn't it? That strong figure standing there in the background!"
"Oh, I'm so sorry. Brycen decided to try and return to his acting roots. Currently, he's working hard at Pokéstar Studios!"

Nacrene Museum

"Oh, hello! Sorry, I don't have any Fresh Water. This isn't a Pokémon Gym anymore. It's a library now!"

Striaton Restaurant

"This is a delicious restaurant where you can also enjoy Pokémon battles."
"Hello! I'm giving out water!"

Pokémon X and Y

Santalune Gym

"What's the hustle, little Crustle? Welcome to Santalune City Gym! So, future Champ, this'll be your first time challenging a Gym, huh? Are you thrilled? Are you pumped? You should be! No worries here! You've got Pokémon on your side! And really, they're the ones who are gonna be doing all the battling. Am I right or am I right? Right? Jump on that pole there, and you'll be on your way to where the Gym Leader's a-waitin' for you! Whoops! But wait! Before you go, I'm supposed to tell you something! Everybody in this Pokémon Gym uses Bug-type Pokémon. Got it?"
"Whoa-ho-ho! Wouldja look at that Bug Badge! Nice! Very nice, future Champ! I bet that schmancy-pants professor who gave you your first Pokémon'd be amazed to see it! After you heal up your Pokémon in the Pokémon Center, why don'tcha head on up to the Pokémon Lab in Lumiose City and show it to him, huh?"
"We've gone ahead and engraved your name on those mysterious statues there, didja see? In recognition of your excellence and all that!"

Cyllage Gym

"Hey, hey, it's the future Champ! What's goin' down? This is the Rock-type Pokémon Gym, but you already figured that out, am I right? Rock types are great, aren't they? Weak to Steel, Water, and all kinds of things! Now check out that wall. You can climb it if you start from one of those blue spots. Left, right, up, down--you'll need to climb every which way to reach the Gym Leader!"
"Looks like our Gym Leader wasn't much of an obstacle for you! Good job and all that! We've gone and engraved your name on those mysterious statues there!"

Shalour Gym

"What's the plan, Hitmonchan? How's the future Champ today? This is the Fighting-type Gym of Shalour City! You on your guard? Doesn't matter if you come from ahead or from behind around here! Just run into all the Roller Skaters and beat 'em! That's your ticket!"
"Mega Evolution... The hidden depths of a Pokémon... To face that kinda power, a Trainer has to be real strong, too."

Coumarine Gym

"How's the bout, little sprout? You got it figured out yet, Champ? Yup! Old man Ramos's Gym is all about Grass! It's simple, right? You see a vine hanging in front of you, and you just grab right on! And hang on for dear life! That's maybe the most important part of all, right, pal?
"So you cut our Leader down to size, did ya? Then I'll give it up to ya! Look! There's your name, engraved forever in those mysterious statues!"

Lumiose Gym

"What's cookin', good lookin'? My future Champ, back for more! The Pokémon Gym here in Lumiose City is just full up of Electric-type Trainers! You can just feel the buzz, am I right? It's also known as a quiz Gym. You're looking a mite quizzical, friend. You want to know why it's called that? Haha! You'll find the answers inside!"
"For beating the Gym Leader the way you did, we've gone ahead and carved your name into those mysterious-lookin' statues."

Laverre Gym

"Well, howdy, Mr. Pouty! What's new, future Champ? This here Laverre City Pokémon Gym has some truly confounding conundrums! The first shocker is this here is a Fairy-type Gym. Bet you've never seen one of these before! The second shocker is how you get around! Hop on one of the warp panels and off you go, but where you'll land, nobody knows! Ha! Just pulling your leg, Champ! The warp panels all have fixed destinations, of course. So go on! Step on a flashing yellow panel!"
"You found the Gym Leader and beat her! No small feat! Super sweet! We've put your name on those mysterious statues. Give them a poke--they're surprisingly soft, right?"

Anistar Gym

"What do you know, daddy-o? Here you are, future Champ! Bwaha! This place is a maze inside of a ball! Try gettin' your head 'round that one, right? Even if you find your way around, you'll have to watch out for all those Psychic types! They've got some crazy powers, am I right? But don't give up, and you'll find your way!"
"For defeating this Gym's Leader, I've gone and engraved your name on what's gotta be two of the cooler statues around. Check 'em out, would you?"

Snowbelle Gym

"What's new, little blue? If it ain't the future Champ! Hate to disappoint, but the Gym Leader's actually out right now... He said he was off to the Winding Woods, if you feel like searching."
"What's the dice, chunk of ice? How's my favorite future Champ? As you can see, this Snowbelle City Gym is the place to be if you love Ice types! But you've already seized seven Badges from Gym Leaders all across Kalos, right? I'm sure you don't need any hints from a guy like me anymore! Am I right? Right! One more to go, eh? Go show 'em what you're made of, future Champ!"
"Congrats on smashing our Gym Leader to pieces! I knew you could do it, Champ! In honor of you and your team, we carved your name on our mysterious, frozen statues there!"
"There's the future Champ I know and love! Looks like you trumped our ol' Gym Leader! It's never a bad thing to test the limits of your strength. Am I right or am I right? And since you're such a star, I guess that means you're off to the Pokémon League!"


Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurt
CarrieMaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterDragon Clan ElderLiWilmaPrimoJetDudeMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsName RaterFelicityTealaCameron
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterDiving Treasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesPokémon Center menTealaAaruneLisiaTeam AquaTeam Magma
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsGym guideName RaterLegendary Top Pokémon Breeder
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanDr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. Fuego
Massage GirlScarf GuyKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterStats judge
Unova Professor JuniperMomCherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPokémon World Tournament participantsName RaterJudge
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexa
CassiusSinaDexioGurkinnBonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaTeam Flare
Gym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelaineName RaterMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyJudge

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