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Icirrus Gym

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Icirrus Gym
セッカジム Sekka Gym
Icirrus Gym anime.png
Location Icirrus City
Gym Leader Brycen
Badge Freeze
Dominant Type Ice
Region Unova
Icirrus Gym battlefield.png

The Icirrus Gym (Japanese: セッカジム Sekka Gym) is the official Gym of Icirrus City. It is based on Ice-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Brycen. Trainers who defeat him receive the Freeze Badge.

In the games

Icirrus City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Brycen

"Ice Mask"

Former Icirrus City
Pokémon Gym

Like the other Ice-type Gyms, the challenge here is a skating challenge. There are curved surfaces which curve the skating. Colored switches will redirect them. After the second Trainer, there is a ramp that can be jumped. After the fourth Trainer, another ramp is present.

Although the Gym is no longer used in Black 2 and White 2, it can still be entered and traversed. Brycen does appear at the end of the icy paths where he will briefly talk to the player before leaving.


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Black White Black 2 White 2
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Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
Black Belt Grant
Black Belt Grant
タイキ Taiki
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613 Cubchoo Lv.35
No item
615 Cryogonal Lv.35
No item
613 Cubchoo Lv.35
No item
Battle Girl Miriam
Battle Girl Miriam
サツキ Satsuki
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615 Cryogonal Lv.37
No item
Black Belt Kendrew
Black Belt Kendrew
ケンスケ Kensuke
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613 Cubchoo Lv.37
No item
Battle Girl Mikiko
Battle Girl Mikiko
ミキコ Mikiko
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613 Cubchoo Lv.36
No item
583 Vanillish Lv.36
No item
Battle Girl Chandra
Battle Girl Chandra
ヒカル Hikaru
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583 Vanillish Lv.36
No item
583 Vanillish Lv.36
No item
Black Belt Thomas
Black Belt Thomas
タダシ Tadashi
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583 Vanillish Lv.36
No item
613 Cubchoo Lv.36
No item


Item Location Games
Bag Fresh Water Sprite.png Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B  W 
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM79 (Frost Breath) Reward for defeating Brycen  B  W 

In the anime

Icirrus Gym appeared in Caution: Icy Battle Conditions, where Ash challenged Brycen in a 3-on-3 Gym battle. At first, Ash, sent his Krokorok against Brycen's Vanillish, but when Krokorok was partly frozen by Vanillish's Blizzard and subsequently struck by a Mirror Shot, Ash switched to Scraggy instead. Although Scraggy's Focus Blast's aim was still poor, it managed to hit Vanillish with sheer luck, allowing Scraggy to finish off Vanillish with a Headbutt. Brycen then sent out Cryogonal, which knocked out Scraggy rather easily, at least due to Scraggy's Focus Blast constantly missing. Ash next sent out Pignite, who managed to defeat Cryogonal with a Fire Pledge. Brycen's last and strongest Pokémon, Beartic, however, proved to be too much for Pignite, defeating it with super effective Brine and Aerial Ace attacks. Ash was left with just Krokorok, who was in a type disadvantage. Despite this however, Ash managed to come up with a winning strategy and defeat Beartic, earning him the Freeze Badge.

Like in the games, the Gym is located underground, and is kept constantly cold. The battlefield is covered with ice, similar to a hockey rink, with large chunks of ice standing on it. The slippery conditions can offer a challenge of their own for unprepared challengers.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Icirrus Gym appeared in Tooth and Claw, The Cold Hard Truth, and A Cold Reception, during the time when Black challenged the Gym. After making his way through the ice maze, he started his battle with Brycen. During the battle, Black asked Brycen about the talk about "truth" and "ideals" he and Drayden had had at the Tubeline Bridge. Brycen explained that as Team Plasma had stolen the Dark Stone and were attempting to revive Zekrom, Black should take the Light Stone to awaken Reshiram in order to fight Zekrom. After a while of thinking, Black agreed to this, saying that as N was also attempting to defeat Alder, he was bound to face him at some point.

Meanwhile, as the battle progressed, both sides were left with just one Pokémon: Tirtouga and Beartic, respectively. Despite taking multiple hits from Beartic's Fighting-type moves, Tirtouga managed to hang on and evolve into Carracosta. After Beartic seemingly defeated Carracosta, Brycen handed the Light Stone to Black. After hearing that the Pokémon League tournament was going to be held despite of Team Plasma's actions, Black revealed that Carracosta hadn't been defeated after all, and used the opportunity to defeat Beartic, after which Brycen gave Black a Freeze Badge as a sign of his victory.

In Pokémon Adventures, the Gym is preceeded by Brycen's home, which is filled with numerous items and posters from the time he used to be a movie star.


  • According to Black Belt Thomas, he is from the Fighting Dojo in Kanto.
  • In Pokémon Black and White, there are three non-solid rocks in the Gym. It is possible to abuse this glitch to get to Brycen without battling Black Belt Thomas.
  • When jumping at the ice slides, the player's shadow is still seen below his/her feet, even though the player is jumping over an abyss.
  • In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the Icirrus Gym is the only Gym in the Pokémon games that cannot be accessed before entering the Hall of Fame, even though it cannot be challenged in those games.
    • In these games, it is also the only Gym not to use a Gym music as the background theme (excluding the Fighting Dojo), instead using the Icirrus City theme music.

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

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