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Saffron Gym

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Saffron Gym
ヤマブキジム Yamabuki Gym
Saffron Gym anime.png
Location Saffron City
Gym Leader Sabrina
Badge Marsh Badge
Dominant Type Psychic
Region Kanto
Saffron Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Saffron Gym (Japanese: ヤマブキジム Yamabuki Gym) is the official Gym of Saffron City. It is based on Psychic-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Sabrina. Trainers who defeat her receive the Marsh Badge.

In the games

Saffron City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Sabrina
The Master of
Psychic Pokémon!

Saffron City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Sabrina
The Master of
Psychic Pokémon!

Saffron City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Sabrina
The Master Of Psychic Pokémon

Saffron City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Sabrina
The Mistress of Psychic-type Pokémon

The Saffron Gym is a maze of warp tiles and nine rooms. Seven of these rooms contain Trainers (only four in Generation II and IV), while the other two (five in Generations II and IV) hold Sabrina and the entrance.

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

At some point prior to the Generation I games, both Sabrina's Gym and the Karate Master's Fighting Dojo laid claim to the status of being an official Indigo League Pokémon Gym. Due to the type advantage that the Gym's Psychic types had over the Dojo's Fighting types, Sabrina easily won the challenge and became the official Gym Leader of Saffron City.

Appearance

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


Below is a map of the teleporters' connections. The teleporters work the same in all Generations, excepting the addition of a one-way teleporter in Sabrina's room (Mid) that warps the player back to the entrance room (S) in Generation IV. The colors are purely visual aids and have no other significance.

Teleporter Map
NW
h j
m n
N
f j
k l
NE
e b
h i
W
g k
n o
Mid
 
m
E
e c
f g
SW
i d
l o
S
a
 
SE
b c
d a

Trainers

Core series

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow
Trainer Pokémon
Psychic
Psychic
Reward: PokémonDollar.png330
079 Slowpoke Lv.33
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.33
No item
080 Slowbro Lv.33
No item
Psychic
Psychic
Reward: PokémonDollar.png340
122 Mr. Mime Lv.34
No item
064 Kadabra Lv.34
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1140
093 Haunter Lv.38
No item
Psychic
Psychic
Reward: PokémonDollar.png380
080 Slowbro Lv.38
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1020
092 Gastly Lv.34
No item
093 Haunter Lv.34
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png990
092 Gastly Lv.33
No item
092 Gastly Lv.33
No item
093 Haunter Lv.33
No item
Psychic
Psychic
Reward: PokémonDollar.png310
064 Kadabra Lv.31
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.31
No item
122 Mr. Mime Lv.31
No item
064 Kadabra Lv.31
No item

Pokémon Red and Blue


Pokémon Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Trainer Pokémon
Medium Rebecca
Medium Rebecca
トミコ Tomiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
096 Drowzee Lv.35
No item
097 Hypno Lv.35
No item
Psychic Jared
Psychic Jared
タクミ Takumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1120
122 Mr. Mime Lv.32
No item
102 Exeggcute Lv.32
No item
102 Exeggcute Lv.35
No item
Medium Doris
Medium Doris
ケサコ Kesako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
079 Slowpoke Lv.34
No item
080 Slowbro Lv.36
No item
Psychic Franklin
Psychic Franklin
ヒロ Hiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1184
064 Kadabra 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
Psychic Cameron
Psychic Cameron
カオル Kaoru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
079 Slowpoke Lv.33
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.33
No item
080 Slowbro Lv.33
No item
Psychic Tyron
Psychic Tyron
イサミ Isami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
122 Mr. Mime Lv.34
No item
064 Kadabra Lv.34
No item
Channeler Stacy
Channeler Stacy
キリエ Kirie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1216
093 Haunter Lv.38
No item
Psychic Preston
Psychic Preston
ヒロム Hiromu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
080 Slowbro Lv.38
No item
Channeler Amanda
Channeler Amanda
フミカ Fumika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1088
092 Gastly Lv.34
No item
093 Haunter Lv.34
No item
Channeler Tasha
Channeler Tasha
ホタル Hotaru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
092 Gastly Lv.33
No item
092 Gastly Lv.33
No item
093 Haunter Lv.33
No item
Psychic Johan
Psychic Johan
カズヤ Kazuya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png620
064 Kadabra Lv.31
No item
122 Mr. Mime Lv.31
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.31
No item
064 Kadabra Lv.31
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Trainer Pokémon
Medium Rebecca
Medium Rebecca
トミコ Tomiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2160
436 Bronzor Lv.45
No item
097 Hypno Lv.45
No item
Psychic Jared
Psychic Jared
タクミ Takumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
122 Mr. Mime Lv.42
No item
102 Exeggcute Lv.42
No item
102 Exeggcute Lv.45
No item
Medium Darcy
Medium Darcy
ケサコ Kesako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2208
079 Slowpoke Lv.44
No item
080 Slowbro Lv.46
No item
Psychic Franklin
Psychic Franklin
ヒロ Hiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1504
064 Kadabra Lv.44
No item
203 Girafarig Lv.47
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
Cueball
Cueball
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
148 Dragonair Lv.50-100
No item
057 Primeape Lv.50-100
No item
087 Dewgong Lv.50-100
No item
056 Mankey Lv.50-100
No item
066 Machop Lv.50-100
No item
111 Rhyhorn Lv.50-100
No item
Burglar
Burglar
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
038 Ninetales Lv.50-100
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.50-100
No item
077 Ponyta Lv.50-100
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.50-100
No item
005 Charmeleon Lv.50-100
No item
078 Rapidash Lv.50-100
No item
Medium
Medium
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
092 Gastly Lv.50-100
No item
093 Haunter Lv.50-100
No item
094 Gengar Lv.50-100
No item
042 Golbat Lv.50-100
No item
108 Lickitung Lv.50-100
No item
073 Tentacruel Lv.50-100
No item



Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
Cueball
Cueball
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
062 Poliwrath Lv.50-100
No item
057 Primeape Lv.50-100
No item
087 Dewgong Lv.50-100
No item
028 Sandslash Lv.50-100
No item
142 Aerodactyl Lv.50-100
No item
112 Rhydon Lv.50-100
No item
Burglar
Burglar
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
038 Ninetales Lv.50-100
No item
110 Weezing Lv.50-100
No item
059 Arcanine Lv.50-100
No item
036 Clefable Lv.50-100
No item
068 Machamp Lv.50-100
No item
078 Rapidash Lv.50-100
No item
Medium
Medium
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
131 Lapras Lv.50-100
No item
126 Magmar Lv.50-100
No item
094 Gengar Lv.50-100
No item
042 Golbat Lv.50-100
No item
108 Lickitung Lv.50-100
No item
073 Tentacruel Lv.50-100
No item



Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1


Round 2


Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM46 (Psywave) Reward for defeating Sabrina  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 (Calm Mind) Reward for defeating Sabrina  FR  LG 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM48 (Skill Swap) Reward for defeating Sabrina  HG  SS 

In the anime

In the main series

Saffron Gym appeared in two episodes of the anime. It is an unusual dome-shaped building that also an institute for the study of PSI phenomenon.

It first appeared in Abra and the Psychic Showdown. Ash and his friends found their way to the Gym after getting trapped by Team Rocket. Ash challenged Sabrina to a battle, to which she offered an unusual request: if he lost, he and his friends would have to play with her.

Sure enough, Ash lost and was forced to play with Sabrina. She shrunk him and the others down to the size of dolls and nearly knocked them over with a ball. They were saved by Sabrina's father, who told Ash that if he really wanted to defeat Sabrina, he would have to get a Ghost-type Pokémon from Lavender Town.

Ash took his advice and returned two episodes later in Haunter versus Kadabra with a Haunter he picked up. However, when he went to challenge Sabrina, it was nowhere to be found. Ash was about to be turned into a doll, like Brock and Misty, when Sabrina's father appeared once again to save him.

Saffron Gym in Pokémon Origins

Once more, Ash went to challenge Sabrina with his Haunter. It disappeared again, but reappeared halfway through the battle with Kadabra and Pikachu. After making Sabrina laugh, all of her spells were broken, and Ash received his fourth Badge.

In Pokémon Origins

Red was seen visiting the Saffron Gym after the Silph Co. incident in the Pokémon Origins episode File 3 - Giovanni. Countering Sabrina's Psychic-types with a Ghost-type Pokémon, Haunter, Red was able to win his match against her and earn himself the Marsh Badge.

In the TCG

The Saffron 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 Saffron City Gym.

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 #
Saffron City Gym T [St] Gym Challenge Uncommon 122/132 Challenge from the Darkness Uncommon  
 

Trivia

  • For unknown reasons, the Saffron Gym is the fourth Gym in the anime, but the sixth Gym in the games.


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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