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Petalburg Gym

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Petalburg Gym
トウカジム Touka Gym
Petalburg Gym anime.png
Location Petalburg City
Gym Leader Norman
Badge Balance Badge
Dominant Type Normal
Region Hoenn
Petalburg Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Petalburg Gym (Japanese: トウカジム Touka Gym) is the official Gym of Petalburg City. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Norman. Trainers who defeat him receive the Balance Badge.

In the games

Between the entrance and Gym Leader Norman are a series of rooms, each containing a Trainer. In order to access these rooms, all of the first four Badges must be obtained first; otherwise, the doors will be locked. The Trainers have special methods of battling, as displayed on the doors leading to their rooms. They include the One-Hit KO Room, Accuracy Room, Attack Room, Defense Room, Speed Room, Recovery Room and either Zero Reduction RoomRSORAS or Confusion RoomE. Once three rooms in a row are completed, they can access the Gym Leader Room with Norman. In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, all seven Trainers in their respective rooms use items in the battle, whereas in Pokémon Emerald, the strategy of these Trainers is dependent on the moves of their Pokémon.

When defeated, Norman will give the player the Balance Badge as well as TM42 (Facade)RSE/TM67 (Retaliate)ORAS as a reward.

Appearance

Ruby Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Petalburg Gym RS.png Petalburg Gym E.png Petalburg Gym ORAS.png
 

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Speed Room
Cooltrainer Randall
Cooltrainer Randall
トシキ Toshiki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1296
301 Delcatty Lv.27
No item
Accuracy Room
Cooltrainer Mary
Cooltrainer Mary
アヤカ Ayaka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1296
301 Delcatty Lv.27
No item
Zero Reduction Room
Cooltrainer Parker
Cooltrainer Parker
ヒデキ Hideki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1296
264 Linoone Lv.27
No item
Defense Room
Cooltrainer Lori
Cooltrainer Lori
ヒトミ Hitomi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1296
264 Linoone Lv.27
No item
Recovery Room
Cooltrainer George
Cooltrainer George
カズマ Kazuma
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1296
264 Linoone Lv.27
No item
Strength Room
Cooltrainer Jody
Cooltrainer Jody
サオリ Saori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1296
335 Zangoose Lv.27
No item
One-Hit KO Room
Cooltrainer Berke
Cooltrainer Berke
ナオキ Naoki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1296
335 Zangoose Lv.27
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Speed Room
Cooltrainer Randall
Cooltrainer Randall
トシキ Toshiki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
277 Swellow Lv.26
No item
Accuracy Room
Cooltrainer Mary
Cooltrainer Mary
アヤカ Ayaka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
301 Delcatty Lv.26
No item
Confusion Room
Cooltrainer Parker
Cooltrainer Parker
ヒデキ Hideki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
327 Spinda Lv.26
No item
Defense Room
Cooltrainer Alexia
Cooltrainer Alexia
ミハル Miharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
040 Wigglytuff Lv.26
No item
Recovery Room
Cooltrainer George
Cooltrainer George
カズマ Kazuma
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
287 Slakoth Lv.26
Held icon VI.png Sitrus Berry
Strength Room
Cooltrainer Jody
Cooltrainer Jody
サオリ Saori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
335 Zangoose Lv.26
No item
One-Hit KO Room
Cooltrainer Berke
Cooltrainer Berke
ナオキ Naoki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
288 Vigoroth Lv.26
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.



First rematch


Second rematch


Third rematch


Fourth rematch


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Speed Room
Ace Trainer Randall
Ace Trainer Randall
トシキ Toshiki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,680
301 Delcatty Lv.28
No item
Accuracy Room
Ace Trainer Mary
Ace Trainer Mary
アヤカ Ayaka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,680
301 Delcatty Lv.28
No item
Zero Reduction Room
Ace Trainer Parker
Ace Trainer Parker
ヒデキ Hideki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,680
264 Linoone Lv.28
No item
Defense Room
Ace Trainer Lori
Ace Trainer Lori
ヒトミ Hitomi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,680
264 Linoone Lv.28
No item
Recovery Room
Ace Trainer George
Ace Trainer George
カズマ Kazuma
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,680
264 Linoone Lv.28
No item
Strength Room
Ace Trainer Jody
Ace Trainer Jody
サオリ Saori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,680
335 Zangoose Lv.28
No item
One-Hit KO Room
Ace Trainer Berke
Ace Trainer Berke
ナオキ Naoki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,680
335 Zangoose Lv.28
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.



Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 (Facade) Reward for defeating Norman  R  S  E 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM67 (Retaliate) Reward for defeating Norman  OR  AS 

In the anime

The Petalburg Gym has appeared in multiple episodes of the anime.

It first appeared in There's No Place Like Hoenn. Ash and May reached the Gym, where Ash intended to battle Norman and win his first Badge. However, when Norman learned that Ash only had Pikachu with him, he declined the battle. He did agree to an unofficial battle, which the young Trainer lost.

Its next major appearance came in Love, Petalburg Style. In Balance of Power!, Ash had his official Gym battle against Norman. This time, with the help of his Grovyle and Torkoal, Ash defeated the Gym Leader and earned the Balance Badge.

In addition to housing the battlefield, the Gym is also home to Norman, his family and the Gym assistant Kenny. A greenhouse is also on the Gym's property. The various Normal Pokémon at the Gym make their home in the greenhouse when they're not battling. May has also left her Pokémon at the greenhouse for her parents to watch.

It is Max's dream to one day succeed his father as Gym Leader, and he approaches this goal through the knowledge of Pokémon battle strategy tactics.

Pokémon used in Gym

Norman's Vigoroth
Vigoroth
Vigoroth was first seen in There's no Place Like Hoenn after Norman agreed to have an unofficial battle with Ash due to his lack of having less than three Pokémon. After a tough battle with Ash's Pikachu, Vigoroth managed to defeat him. Later, it helped in destroying one of Team Rocket's mechas that was attacking the Gym.

It reappeared in Love, Petalburg Style!, when May, Max, Brock and Kenny saw it hanging from a brunch at a place where Norman keeps his Pokémon. It then hugged Max. Team Rocket also planned to steal it for Giovanni, along with Slakoth and Slaking. When Ash arrived at the forest, Vigoroth fell onto Ash. Ash was happy to see Vigoroth again.

Vigoroth was seen again in Balance of Power, in Ash and Norman's official Gym battle, where it was the second Pokémon used by the Gym Leader. It at first managed to easily dodge Torkoal's Overheat, and knocked out Torkoal with Scratch. After this, it had an intense battle with Ash's Pikachu. Norman ordered Vigoroth to use Scratch, but was surprised when Ash told Pikachu to take the hit. Vigoroth's Scratch attack hit home, but the powerful Pokémon was suddenly paralyzed by Pikachu's innate Static Ability. Seizing the opportunity, Pikachu attacked with Iron Tail, knocking Vigoroth out. However, Pikachu wasted all of his energy, and was also knocked out in the process.

It reappeared in flashbacks in Going for a Spinda, A Double Dilemma, A Scare to Remember!, and AG120.

Vigoroth's known moves are Scratch and Flamethrower.

Debut There's no Place Like Hoenn
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
Norman's Slakoth
Slakoth
Norman's Slakoth first appeared in Love, Petalburg Style!, in a greenhouse where Norman keeps his Pokémon. It appeared again in Balance of Power!, during Norman's battle with Ash. The match started with Norman's Slakoth against Ash's Pikachu. Utilizing Pikachu's speed, Ash ordered Pikachu to use Quick Attack. Slakoth dodged this and counterattacked with Shadow Ball. Jumping out of the way, Pikachu attacked with Iron Tail but missed once again as Slakoth leaned out of the way. Dazed, Pikachu was unable to dodge Slakoth's Hidden Power, and was blasted across the arena.

As Pikachu recovered from Hidden Power, Ash realized that he needed to change his strategy. He decided to try Electric attacks and ordered Pikachu to attack with Thunderbolt. However Slakoth dodged this attack as well, and responded with Blizzard. The incredible cold kept Pikachu from attacking back, so Ash recalled him and sent out Torkoal instead. Torkoal used Flamethrower, which easily blasted through Slakoth's Blizzard and scored a direct hit, knocking Slakoth out.

It reappeared in a flashback in AG120.

Slakoth's known moves are Shadow Ball, Hidden Power, and Blizzard.

Debut Love, Petalburg Style!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
Norman's Slaking
Slaking
Main article: Norman's Slaking

Slaking made its debut in Love, Petalburg Style!, in which it was staying in Norman's greenhouse with the rest of his Pokémon. It later battled against Ash's Grovyle in Ash's Gym Battle against Norman, but was ultimately defeated.

Debut Love, Petalburg Style!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Dan Green
Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
Roxanne OD.png
Roxanne
Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
Brawly OD.png
Brawly
Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
Wattson OD.png
Wattson
Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
Flannery OD.png
Flannery
Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
Norman OD.png
Norman
Fortree Gym Feather Badge
Winona OD.png
Winona
Mossdeep Gym Mind Badge
Tate Liza
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
Wallace OD.png Juan OD.png
Wallace Juan

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