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Pewter Gym

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Pewter Gym
ニビジム Nibi Gym
Pewter Gym anime.png
Location Pewter City
Gym Leader Brock
Flint (anime only)
Lola (anime only)
Forrest (anime only)
Badge Boulder Badge
Dominant Type Rock
Region Kanto
Pewter Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Pewter Gym (Japanese: ニビジム Nibi Gym) is the official Gym of Pewter City. It is based on Rock-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Brock. Trainers that defeat him receive the Boulder Badge.

Other known members include Camper Jerry, Hiker Edwin, Camper Liam, Flint (Brock's father), and Lola (Brock's mother).

In the games

Pewter City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Brock
The Rock Solid
Pokémon Trainer!

Pewter City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Brock
The Rock Solid
Pokémon Trainer

Pewter City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Brock
The Rock-Solid Pokémon Trainer

Pewter City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Brock
The Rock-Solid Pokémon Trainer

Pewter Gym appears in all games set in the Kanto region, appearing much the same in each: a small building with a Japanese rock garden inside, oneRBYGSCFRLG or twoHGSS Trainers, and the Gym Leader Brock waiting on a large stone pedestal. In the Generation I games and their Generation III remakes, whenever the player tries to leave Pewter City, a boy will lead him or her to the front of the Gym if the player has not earned their Boulder Badge yet.

A field based on the Gym also appears in Pokémon Stadium and Stadium 2's Gym Leader Castle.

Appearance

Pewter Gym RBY.png Pewter Gym GSC.png Pewter Gym FRLG.png Pewter Gym HGSS.png
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

Trainers

Core series

Pokémon Red and Blue
Trainer Pokémon
Jr. Trainer♂
Jr. Trainer♂
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
050 Diglett Lv.11
No item
027 Sandshrew Lv.11
No item



Pokémon Yellow
Trainer Pokémon
Jr. Trainer♂
Jr. Trainer♂
Reward: PokémonDollar.png180
050 Diglett Lv.9
No item
027 Sandshrew Lv.9
No item



Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Trainer Pokémon
Camper Jerry
Camper Jerry
キヨシ Kiyoshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png740
028 Sandslash Lv.37
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Trainer Pokémon
Camper Liam
Camper Liam
トシカズ Toshikazu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
074 Geodude Lv.10
No item
027 Sandshrew Lv.11
No item



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Trainer Pokémon
Camper Jerry
Camper Jerry
キヨシ Kiyoshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
112 Rhydon Lv.50
No item
Hiker Edwin
Hiker Edwin
ミキオ Mikio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
076 Golem Lv.50
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Side series

Pokémon Stadium
Round 1
Trainer Pokémon
Bug Boy
Bug Boy
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
010 Caterpie Lv.50-100
No item
013 Weedle Lv.50-100
No item
011 Metapod Lv.50-100
No item
014 Kakuna Lv.50-100
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.50-100
No item
012 Butterfree Lv.50-100
No item
Lad
Lad
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
001 Bulbasaur Lv.50-100
No item
023 Ekans Lv.50-100
No item
041 Zubat Lv.50-100
No item
043 Oddish Lv.50-100
No item
046 Paras Lv.50-100
No item
044 Gloom Lv.50-100
No item
Jr. ♂
Jr. ♂
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
083 Farfetch'd Lv.50-100
No item
050 Diglett Lv.50-100
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.50-100
No item
051 Dugtrio Lv.50-100
No item
027 Sandshrew Lv.50-100
No item
074 Geodude Lv.50-100
No item



Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
Bug Boy
Bug Boy
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
046 Paras Lv.50-100
No item
019 Rattata Lv.50-100
No item
021 Spearow Lv.50-100
No item
017 Pidgeotto Lv.50-100
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.50-100
No item
012 Butterfree Lv.50-100
No item
Lad
Lad
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
002 Ivysaur Lv.50-100
No item
024 Arbok Lv.50-100
No item
041 Zubat Lv.50-100
No item
044 Gloom Lv.50-100
No item
102 Exeggcute Lv.50-100
No item
048 Venonat Lv.50-100
No item
Junior ♂
Junior ♂
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
083 Farfetch'd Lv.50-100
No item
050 Diglett Lv.50-100
No item
018 Pidgeot Lv.50-100
No item
141 Kabutops Lv.50-100
No item
027 Sandshrew Lv.50-100
No item
075 Graveler Lv.50-100
No item



Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1


Round 2


Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM34 (Bide) Reward for defeating Brock  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 (Rock Tomb) Reward for defeating Brock  FR  LG 
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 (Rock Slide) Reward for defeating Brock  HG  SS 

In the anime

Pewter Gym in its debut in the anime
Pewter Gym interior in its debut

In the main series

The Pewter Gym was first seen in Showdown in Pewter City in the anime. It is a stone building apparently set apart from the rest of the city. Brock waits inside in the dark for challengers, sitting on a stone pedestal as he does in the games; however, unlike in the games, no other Trainers have been seen as part of the Gym aside from Brock's family. The battlefield is littered with jagged rocks and boulders, and a balcony along the edge above provides spectators a spot to watch Gym battles. Despite being a Rock-type Gym, the building has sprinklers for fire safety, which Ash uses to gain an advantage against Onix.

The Gym is an important part of Brock's family, and Brock, his brothers and sisters, and his parents live in a large house behind the Gym. Brock's father, Flint, was the Gym Leader before Brock, and Brock inherited the Gym as part of his family responsibilities when his parents left. While Brock was a strong, respected Gym Leader, he did not like being one, and only did it as an obligation to his family. When Flint came back, Brock returned the title of Gym Leader to him, and left to travel with Ash and pursue his own dream of becoming a Pokémon Breeder.

When Brock's mother, Lola, returned, the Gym was turned into a combination Water-type and Rock-type Gym, and the battlefield was redecorated, including the addition of a pool in the middle. However, Brock returned in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! and was shocked to see how his mother has changed. Both he and his younger brother Forrest take pride in the Gym's strong reputation as a Rock-type Gym. He battled his mother to restore the Gym to being only Rock-type again.

It was subject to a second remodeling attempt in Grating Spaces. At that time, a storage room was seen where the Gym keeps many Poké Balls, presumably containing different Rock-type Pokémon. In its subsequent appearances, the Gym's name has been removed from the entrance.

While traveling with Ash, Brock kept Pokémon he owns but does not currently have on his party at the Gym. He has had his Steelix, Geodude, Crobat, Forretress, Ludicolo and Marshtomp at the Gym. Flint's Golem is also kept at the Gym, and Lola keeps her many Water-type Pokémon there.

Pewter Gym was featured in SS025, in which the Gym was going to be closed down after Forrest lost to Nurse Joy of the Pokémon Inspection Agency. After winning a battle against Brock and another battle with Forrest, Nurse Joy allowed the Gym to stay open, with Forrest as its official Gym Leader. The Gym is notably cleaner than in its previous appearance, with all paintings removed. In addition, the battlefield has more pointed rocks while the area around it is a blue shiny floor, possibly to reflect Lola's penchant for water. However, the Gym had a bad paint job and the Rock Pokémon nearly drowned in the pool, which per the Pokémon Inspection Agency's standards of cleanliness, safety, and coolness in Cerulean Blues, should have resulted in the Gym being shut down.

Pewter Gym interior in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

The Pewter City Gym was seen in the Pokémon Origins episode File 1 - Red, when Red went to challenge it on the suggestion of Brock, whom he didn't know being the Gym Leader until meeting him at the Gym. After battling Brock's Geodude with his Charmander for a while, Red was adviced by Brock to use a Pokémon with a better type matchup, prompting Red to switch to his Nidoran♂, whose super effective Double Kick was enough to defeated Geodude. Brock then switched to his Onix, which defeated Nidoran♂ with Bide, and the proceeded to defeat Red's Spearow, Rattata, and Metapod as well, but not before the last had managed to land a String Shot on the Rock Snake Pokémon. Red was then forced to switch back to his Charmander. Thanks to Metapod's String Shot, Charmander was able to outspeed Onix and defeat with Scratch, winning the match for Red and earning him the Boulder Badge and TM34 (Bide).

Like all Gyms in Pokémon Origins, this Gym has scoreboards featuring each Trainer's current Pokémon and their remaining HP. The Gym's battlefield's design is based on that of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The main arena

Pewter Gym debuted in Onix is On! of the Red, Green & Blue chapter. Here, Red and Blue win the Boulder Badge after they defeat several rounds of Trainers and finally Brock. The outside of the Gym has the default design, but the inside consists of a boxing ring where the Trainers battle, a space for the crowd around it and a room with windows where Brock can see the battles.

Pokémon

These are the Pokémon shown in the Gym, from Brock and the other Gym Trainers.

Brock Onix Adventures.png
Onix
Brock Graveler Adventures.png
Graveler (×2)
Brock Geodude Adventures.png
Geodude (×6)
Pewter Gym Sandshrew Adventures.png
Sandshrew
Pewter Gym Cubone Adventures.png
Cubone

In the TCG

The Pewter Gym was featured in the TCG as both a Japan exclusive Theme Deck and as a card. The following is a list of cards named Pewter City Gym.

Related cards
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Pewter City Gym T [St] Gym Heroes Uncommon 115/132 Leaders' Stadium Uncommon  
 

Trivia


Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym Boulder Badge
Brock OD.png
Brock
Cerulean Gym Cascade Badge
Misty OD.png
Misty
Vermilion Gym Thunder Badge
Lt Surge OD.png
Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym Rainbow Badge
Erika OD.png
Erika
Fuchsia Gym Soul Badge
Koga OD.png Janine OD.png
Koga Janine
Saffron Gym Marsh Badge
Sabrina OD.png
Sabrina
Cinnabar Gym Volcano Badge
Blaine OD.png
Blaine
Viridian Gym Earth Badge
Giovanni OD.png Blue
Giovanni Blue

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