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Nimbasa Gym

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Nimbasa Gym
ライモンジム Raimon Gym
Nimbasa Gym anime.png
Location Nimbasa City
Gym Leader Elesa
Badge Bolt Badge
Dominant Type Electric
Region Unova
Nimbasa Gym field.png
Battlefield

The Nimbasa Gym (Japanese: ライモンジム Raimon Gym) is the official Gym of Nimbasa City. It is based on Electric-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Elesa. Trainers who manage to defeat her receive the Bolt Badge.

In the games

Nimbasa City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Elesa

"The Shining Beauty"

In Black and White, the Nimbasa Gym is designed like an amusement park, filled with brightly-colored neon lights, floating stars and roller coasters. Upon entering the Gym, there is a huge open room, filled with transparent platforms. The roller coasters within the Gym are scattered around the room, all connected by platforms. The player must find their way around the Gym by walking into the roller coasters cars, in which they are then taken to the next platform. Within several of them, Trainers are hiding, and when the player opens the cars, the Trainer will engage the player in battle. Also, there are several switches around the Gym, which redirect the path of the roller coasters. However, many of these are also guarded by Trainers. The final roller coaster slightly differs from the others, featuring a large loop-the-loop, and partially speeds up after a slope before the loop-the-loop.

After navigating through the roller coasters, the player will meet Elesa. She stands on a transparent platform just like the other platforms, which has the Unova Gym logo on it. Behind her is a large circular spinning wheel, but it is just for show, and cannot be interacted with. Once the player has defeated Elesa, a short-cut to the exit of the Gym is available to the left of her.

In Black 2 and White 2, Elesa has moved the Nimbasa Gym to a new building nearby. The new Gym is a long catwalk where challengers must battle three Trainers before battling Elesa. The old Gym is still running with a few Trainers in it. The old Gym must be traversed before the player can enter the new Gym.

Appearance

Black White Black 2 White 2
Nimbasa Gym BW.png Nimbasa Gym B2W2.png
 

Trainers

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
Lady Magnolia
Lady Magnolia
アヤノ Ayano
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3840
587 Emolga Lv.24
No item
587 Emolga Lv.24
No item
Rich Boy Cody
Rich Boy Cody
トモヒコ Tomohiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png4000
522 Blitzle Lv.25
No item
Rich Boy Rolan
Rich Boy Rolan
ロラン Rolan
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3840
522 Blitzle Lv.24
No item
522 Blitzle Lv.24
No item
Lady Colette
Lady Colette
コレット Colette
Reward: PokémonDollar.png4000
587 Emolga Lv.25
No item



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
Old Gym
Rich Boy Rolan
Rich Boy Rolan
ロラン Rolan
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3840
522 Blitzle Lv.24
No item
Lady Colette
Lady Colette
コレット Colette
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3840
180 Flaaffy Lv.24
No item
New Gym
Beauty Nikola
Beauty Nikola
テスラ Tesla
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1512
239 Elekid Lv.27
No item
180 Flaaffy Lv.27
No item
Beauty Fleming
Beauty Fleming
フレミー Frémy
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1512
180 Flaaffy Lv.27
No item
522 Blitzle Lv.27
No item
Beauty Ampère
Beauty Ampère
アンペール Ampère
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1512
522 Blitzle Lv.27
No item
239 Elekid Lv.27
No item

Easy Mode/Normal Mode


Challenge Mode


Items

Item Location Games
Bag Fresh Water Sprite.png Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 (Volt Switch) Reward for defeating Elesa  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Paralyze Heal Sprite.png Parlyz Heal From Beauty at the end of old Gym  B2  W2 

In the anime

The Nimbasa Gym was first seen in Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!, when Ash and his friends arrived there was a note saying that Elesa was somewhere else. Later in the episode it was revealed that Bianca had already requested a battle, therefore Ash had to wait after her. Bianca then battled Elesa where she fought hard but eventually lost.

Ash finally got the chance to battle Elesa in Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!. He was almost disqualified from the match after he had planned to use Palpitoad for a clean sweep and had no back up in case Palpitoad fell. Ash then used Snivy and Pikachu for the remainder of the battle and won himself the Bolt Badge.

Just like the games, the Nimbasa Gym has a roller coaster that is used to traverse inside the Gym.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Nimbasa Gym in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Elesa Su       Shiny Collection Common 020/020
 

Trivia


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