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The Lumiose Gym (Japanese: ミアレジム Miare Gym), also known as the Prism Tower (Japanese: プリズムタワー Prism Tower), is the official Gym of Lumiose City. It is based on Electric-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Clemont. Trainers who manage to defeat him receive the Voltage Badge. The exterior of the Gym is based on the Eiffel Tower.
In the games
The Lumiose Gym is a high-tech tower known as the Prism Tower. It is initially inaccessible when the player first reaches Lumiose City as it and much of the rest of the city have lost power due to a blackout. After the player has defeated Team Flare in the Kalos Power Plant, power will be fully restored to the city and the player will be able to challenge Prism Tower.
The Gym features groups of elevators guarded by the Gym's Trainers on several floors. On each floor before the sixth (where Clemont is), Bonnie will quiz the player about a Pokémon's silhouette as a multiple choice question, and the player must choose the elevator corresponding to the correct answer. The player must battle the Trainer guarding the elevator they have chosen before they can enter the elevator and know whether they have chosen correctly. If the player has chosen correctly, the elevator will ascend to the next floor, but if they have chosen wrongly, they will have to try another elevator.
The quiz choices and correct answers are as follows:
Any Trainers the player did not battle before moving to the next floor cannot be battled if the player returns to that floor. Any elevator the player used to ascend to a floor can be used to either return to the previous floor or directly to the first floor.
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Trainers are listed in order of the elevator they are guarding, from left to right.
In the spin-off-games
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- Main article: Prism Tower (stage)
Prism Tower appears as a playable stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, serving as a hallmark for Lumiose City. Matches begin on the ground level of the tower in front of the building, and players must climb the tower by securing footholds (such as moving platforms). As the stage ascends, the background scenery changes to a different time of day.
In the anime
In Clemont and Bonnie's backstory in the anime, Clemont had created a robot called Clembot to cover for him when he found he had little free time due to his duties as a Gym Leader. However, his intended passcode wasn't recognized, so Clembot kicked him and Bonnie out of the Gym. After many failed attempts to reenter the Gym, they gave up. Over the next few weeks, it gained a bad reputation for shocking and violently ejecting challengers for either having less than four badges or losing the Gym Battle.
Unaware of the Gym's reputation as he was a newcomer, Ash went to the Lumiose Gym first in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! since the Santalune Gym was closed at the time. As Ash was about to challenge it, he was denied access as he had no other Badges from the Kalos region, resulting in him and Pikachu falling victim to Clembot's ejection policy. Fortunately, the two were saved by Clemont and Bonnie, who had seen them enter the Gym.
The Gym's exterior was featured heavily in Lumiose City Pursuit!, as a rampaging Garchomp climbed it. Ash went up after her to calm her down, but she still caused a fair bit of damage to the tower, to the point where parts were too weak to support even Pikachu's weight.
It later appeared in full in Clemont's Got a Secret!. Ash and Serena discovered that Clemont was the Gym Leader until Clembot took over. After discovering the negative impact Clembot was having on challenger attitudes towards the Gym, Ash and his friends go to the Gym to take it back from Clembot. In the end, the Gym was passed on to the newly-reprogrammed Clembot while Clemont is traveling.
It reappeared in A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, when Clemont began his training for his battle with Ash, bringing his Pokemon from the Gym to his active party. The Gym was the site of the Gym battle in The Moment of Lumiose Truth!. After the Gym battle, Clemont once again left Clembot in charge while continuing to travel with his friends.
Pokémon used in Gym
Used by Clemont
Used by Clemont and Clembot
Used by Clembot
| Magnemite was left in Clembot's possession when Clemont was exiled from the Gym and was ordered to patrol to the Gym and keep out intruders. After Clemont greeted it upon his return, it was initially happy but then remembered its orders and attacked him with Thunder Shock. It continued attacking until Froakie's Frubbles put a stop to it. Later, Clemont allowed Clembot to use Magnemite in Gym battles.
Magnemite's only known move is Thunder Shock.
|| Clemont's Got a Secret!
- Main article: Clemont's Magneton
Magneton was left in Clembot's possession when Clemont was exiled from the Gym and was ordered to patrol to the Gym and keep out intruders. Later, Clemont allowed Clembot to use Magneton in Gym battles.
|| Clemont's Got a Secret!
In the manga
Lumiose Gym in Pokémon Adventures
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
The Prism Tower debuted in Pangoro Poses a Problem, where Alexa visited it in order to have an interview with Professor Sycamore there about the incident with Xerneas and Yveltal in Vaniville Town in preparation for an article of the subject. Once she arrived at the tower, she was surprised to find out that her boss, the Lumiose Press editor-in-chief, was there as well, aware of the fact that both Sycamore and Alexa knew the truth about the incident, which the media had covered with a fake tale of an unexplained explosion. After the editor-in-chief had driven Professor Sycamore away with the excuse of him being a busy man and having interviewed him himself, he revealed his association with Team Flare by promptly burning Alexa's article materials to ashes. He then sent out his Pangoro to kill Alexa, but luckily X and his friends arrived just in time to save the reporter lady. As the editor-in-chief had taken Alexa's Helioptile as a hostage, X stayed behind to battle him while Y, Shauna, Tierno, and Trevor helped Alexa to escape.
X soon found out that even though he had his Kanga and Li'l Kanga attack Pangoro together in their Mega Evolved state, the Daunting Pokémon had no effort in dodging all of their attacks. With Salamè and Marisso being distracted by the editor-in-chief's two Spewpa's Rage Powder, X's hopes of winning looked non-existent. However, once the two Spewpa had been beaten, X was able to use Salamè's tail flame to burn the leaf in Pangoro's mouth, which had allowed it to sense and dodge incoming attacks. With this advantage gone, Kanga and Li'l Kanga were able to defeat Pangoro. As one of the attacks had made a hole in the wall, Alexa's Helioptile was able to recharge itself with sunlight, promptly shocking the editor-in-chief into unconsciousness and freeing itself in the process.
After the incident, Bonnie, whom Clemont had left in charge of the Gym while being away, noticed the chaos the battle had caused, and realized that one of the 25 Pokémon that had been producing electricity for the tower was missing.
- This Gym is tied with the Mossdeep Gym in Emerald Version for the highest amount of common Trainers in a Gym, with both having 12. However, in this Gym, the player only needs to defeat four of them in order to get to the Gym Leader.
- A mini replica of the Prism Tower, called Square Tower, can be found in the central courtyard of Mauville City in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
- This Gym shares several similarities with the Hearthome Gym in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl:
- Both are the fifth Gyms of their respective region, and both Gyms are inaccessible the first time the player enters their city (though this is not true for the Hearthome Gym in Pokémon Platinum).
- Both Gyms feature four sets of multiple-choice questions, and require the player to fight a Trainer if they answer the question incorrectly. However, the Lumiose Gym also requires the player to fight a Trainer even if the question is answered correctly.
- Most of the underlings in both Gyms consist of young children and Ace Trainers.
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