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Nacrene Gym

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Nacrene Gym
シッポウジム Shippou Gym
Nacrene Museum anime.png
Location Nacrene City
Gym Leader Lenora
Badge Basic Badge
Dominant Type Normal
Region Unova
Nacrene Gym field.png
Battlefield

The Nacrene Gym (Japanese: シッポウジム Shippou Gym) is the official Gym of Nacrene City. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Lenora. Trainers who defeat her receive the Basic Badge.

In the games

Nacrene City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Lenora

"An Archeologist with Backbone"

The Nacrene Gym is in the back of the Nacrene Museum. The Gym consists of a library and a downstairs room, in which Gym Leader Lenora is located. The library contains numerous large bookshelves; 5 of these bookshelves have small step ladders in front of them. When the player walks up these ladders, the player can interact with a book. Players must find the memos within the books and answer the questions in them by finding another book. After finding all of them, one of the bookshelves will move aside, letting the player reach the lower room.

The lower room contains two glass cabinets with artifacts in them. Lenora is situated in the middle of the room. At the back of the room, there are more bookshelves around the edge of the room, with a poster of the Gym logo in the center. There is also a small table with books and paperwork on it.

Once Lenora is battled, defeated and she gave the player the Badge, Lenora's husband Hawes rushes in and tells Lenora about Team Plasma's plan to steal the Dragon Skull from the museum. Lenora, Hawes, and the player then exit the Gym back into the museum.

In Black 2 and White 2, this building no longer functions as a Gym, as Lenora wants to focus work at the Nacrene Museum. Cheren now gives the Basic Badge to Trainers at Aspertia City.

Appearance

Version Library Basement
Black Nacrene Gym Library BW.png Nacrene Gym Basement BW.png
White
 

Trainers

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
School Kid Carter
School Kid Carter
ヨシオ Yoshio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png340
504 Patrat Lv.17
No item
Scientist Satomi
Scientist Satomi
サトミ Satomi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png816
507 Herdier Lv.17
No item
School Kid Lydia
School Kid Lydia
ノリコ Noriko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
506 Lillipup Lv.15
No item
506 Lillipup Lv.15
No item
506 Lillipup Lv.15
No item



Items

Item Location Games
Bag Fresh Water Sprite.png Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B  W 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 (Retaliate) Reward for defeating Lenora  B  W 

In the anime

The Library

The Nacrene Gym is located inside the Nacrene Museum. The Museum is quite a historical building and features a range of exhibits such as fossils, skeletons, knight's armor and tombs. Hawes is the vice-curator of the museum. Near the back is a library where a code is needed in order to get to another library with a range of different books. Here, Lenora will test the Trainer to see what type of Trainer they are. She will point to the book that reveals the staircase to the Gym, and the Trainer, based on how they read Lenora's actions, will either try to read it or search for another book. Once finding the correct book, they head downstairs to the battlefield. The battlefield has a normal, basic terrain. In A Night in the Nacrene City Museum! a Yamask was causing havoc in the museum.

In The Battle According to Lenora!, Ash, Iris, Cilan, Hawes and Lenora went to the Gym where Ash battled her and lost. Ash battled her again in Rematch at the Nacrene Gym! where he finally won, earning him the Basic Badge.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Like its game counterpart, the museum serves as the Nacrene Gym. Before Black victoriously challenged Lenora, he was talking to Musha and checked the museum's collections. Some time after, he and White encountered Hawes, who told them that few artifacts of the collection had been stolen. Black got the stolen items back and returned them to the museum.

Later, the Gym Leaders of Unova devise a plan to catch Team Plasma, with the Nacrene Gym being the main stage in its execution. The plan involves the Dark Stone, which had been excavated by Clay some time earlier, and deceivingly lowering the museum's guarding, which is purposefully revealed to Team Plasma. In The Battle Within, the Shadow Triad attempt to snatch the Dark Stone and start battling Lenora. The other Gym Leaders and Black come to help her. Meanwhile Team Plasma Grunts break into the museum and look for the Dark Stone. The Gym Leaders are defeated and Ghetsis manages to get the Stone by deceiving Black. All the Gym Leaders present, with the exception of Brycen, are taken by Team Plasma.



Museums

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
Lenora
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Burgh
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Elesa
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Clay
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Skyla
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Brycen
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Cheren
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Roxie
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png
Marlon

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