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Rustboro Gym

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Rustboro Gym
カナズミジム Kanazumi Gym
Rustboro Gym anime.png
Location Rustboro City
Gym Leader Roxanne
Badge Stone Badge
Dominant Type Rock
Region Hoenn
Rustboro Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Rustboro Gym (Japanese: カナズミジム Kanazumi Gym) is the official Gym of Rustboro City. It is based on Rock-type Pokémon. It is one of the eight official Gyms that form part of the Hoenn League. The Gym Leader is Roxanne. Trainers who defeat her receive the Stone Badge.

In the games

The Rustboro Gym is in the Generation III games Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. It is a simple field full of boulders and a small amount of members. There are no significant puzzles in the Gym, although Trainers can walk behind the members of the Gym and chose to skip directly to battling Roxanne if they wish. The Trainers and the Leader's party are different in Emerald.

When defeated, Roxanne will give the player the Stone Badge as well as TM39 (Rock Tomb) as a reward.

Appearance

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

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Youngster Josh
Youngster Josh
タロウ Tarō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png96
074 Geodude Lv.10
No item
074 Geodude Lv.8
No item
074 Geodude Lv.6
No item
Youngster Tommy
Youngster Tommy
カツオ Katsuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png176
074 Geodude Lv.11
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
Youngster Josh
Youngster Josh
タロウ Tarō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png160
074 Geodude Lv.10
No item
Youngster Tommy
Youngster Tommy
カツオ Katsuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png128
Potential Double Battle with Marc
074 Geodude Lv.8
No item
074 Geodude Lv.8
No item
Hiker Marc
Hiker Marc
ソウタロウ Sōtarō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
Potential Double Battle with Tommy
074 Geodude Lv.8
No item
074 Geodude Lv.8
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


Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 (Rock Tomb) Reward for defeating Roxanne  R  S  E 

In the anime

The only appearance of the Gym is in A Winner by a Nosepass!. After meeting Roxanne as a teacher in the Pokémon Trainer's School, Ash asks her for a battle. The academy and the Gym are connected in many ways. Most of the matches are filmed, so the students can watch and study actual Gym battles to learn more about them. Also, a few students work in the Gym as interns to gain valuable experience as Trainers. Some of the jobs are to clean the battlefield, film the matches, and be the referees. The battle is an elimination match with each Trainer using two Pokémon, only the challenger is allowed to substitute Pokémon.

When Ash challenged Roxanne, he used his Treecko and his Pikachu. Even though Treecko was a Grass-type, it was defeated by Roxanne's Geodude because it didn't know any Grass moves. Pikachu, however, defeated Geodude with an up close Thunder attack and defeated Nosepass with an Iron Tail.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Before challenging Roxanne, the challenger must take a test testing their knowledge on different aspects of Pokémon battling, and cannot challenge the Gym Leader unless they pass. Roxanne will only fight one challenger per week.

The challenger, as well as Roxanne, can only use two Pokémon, and will lose if either one of them faints.

Sapphire passed the test with a perfect score and battled here with her Aron, which defeated Roxanne's Nosepass.

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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