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Sootopolis Gym

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Sootopolis Gym
ルネジム Rune Gym
Sootopolis Gym anime.png
Location Sootopolis City
Gym Leader WallaceRSORAS
JuanE
Badge Rain Badge
Dominant Type Water
Region Hoenn
Sootopolis Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Sootopolis Gym (Japanese: ルネジム Rune Gym) is the official Gym of Sootopolis City. It is based on Water-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is JuanE, who was briefly replaced by his student WallaceRSORAS. Trainers who defeat them receive the Rain Badge.

In the games

In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, to reach the Gym Leader, Trainers must step on every ice tile to activate the stairways to the next level. If any tile is used twice, the player will fall to a lower floor, where the Gym Trainers are located. No matter where he or she falls, at least one Trainer must be challenged before the stairs can be returned to. The levels on the basement floor are separated with ice slides, allowing the player to only move downwards.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the second and third puzzles now also contain solid platforms which can be stepped onto multiple times without them breaking. Once a puzzle is solved and the player has entered the next level, the cracked tiles on the lower levels can be stepped onto without them breaking. The ice slides on the lower floor are replaced with stairs, allowing the player to freely move between the different levels of the floor. In addition, two Trainers can now be battled on the main floor.

When defeated, WallaceRSORAS or JuanE will give the player the Rain Badge as well as TM03 (Water Pulse)RSE or HM05 (Waterfall)ORAS as a reward.

Appearance

Version 1F B1F
Ruby Sootopolis Gym 1F RS.png Sootopolis Gym B1F RS.png
Sapphire
Emerald Sootopolis Gym 1F E.png Sootopolis Gym B1F E.png
 

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Beauty Olivia
Beauty Olivia
ナオコ Naoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3280
271 Lombre Lv.41
No item
Lass Crissy
Lass Crissy
メイ Mei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
320 Wailmer Lv.40
No item
320 Wailmer Lv.40
No item
Beauty Tiffany
Beauty Tiffany
ハルコ Haruko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
318 Carvanha Lv.39
No item
320 Wailmer Lv.39
No item
319 Sharpedo Lv.39
No item
Pokéfan Marissa
Pokéfan Marissa
テイコ Teiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3200
298 Azurill Lv.36
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
183 Marill Lv.38
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
184 Azumarill Lv.40
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
Beauty Bridget
Beauty Bridget
セイコ Seiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3280
184 Azumarill Lv.41
No item
Lady Brianna
Lady Brianna
シオリ Shiori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png8200
119 Seaking Lv.41
Held icon VI.png Nugget
Beauty Connie
Beauty Connie
マユコ Mayuko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3200
118 Goldeen Lv.40
No item
320 Wailmer Lv.40
No item
Lass Andrea
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png656
370 Luvdisc Lv.41
No item



Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Beauty Connie
Beauty Connie
マユコ Mayuko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3200
118 Goldeen Lv.40
No item
Lass Andrea
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
370 Luvdisc Lv.40
No item
Lady Daphne
Lady Daphne
エイカ Eika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png7800
Potential Double Battle with Annika
370 Luvdisc Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Nugget
370 Luvdisc Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Nugget
Pokéfan Annika
Pokéfan Annika
ミネコ Mineko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
Potential Double Battle with Daphne
349 Feebas Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
349 Feebas Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
Beauty Tiffany
Beauty Tiffany
ハルコ Haruko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
Potential Double Battle with Crissy
318 Carvanha Lv.39
No item
319 Sharpedo Lv.39
No item
Lass Crissy
Lass Crissy
メイ Mei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png624
Potential Double Battle with Tiffany
118 Goldeen Lv.39
No item
320 Wailmer Lv.39
No item
Beauty Olivia
Beauty Olivia
ナオコ Naoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
Potential Double Battle with Bethany
366 Clamperl Lv.35
No item
341 Corphish Lv.37
No item
271 Lombre Lv.39
No item
Pokéfan Bethany
Pokéfan Bethany
テイコ Teiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
Potential Double Battle with Olivia
298 Azurill Lv.35
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
183 Marill Lv.37
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
184 Azumarill Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
Beauty Bridget
Beauty Bridget
セイコ Seiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3200
Potential Double Battle with Brianna
184 Azumarill Lv.40
No item
Lady Brianna
Lady Brianna
シオリ Shiori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png8000
Potential Double Battle with Bridget
119 Seaking Lv.40
No item



First rematch


Second rematch


Third rematch


Fourth rematch


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
1F
Poké Fan Marissa
Poké Fan Marissa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,752
184 Azumarill Lv.43
No item
Lass Crissy
Lass Crissy
Reward: PokémonDollar.png656
370 Luvdisc Lv.39
No item
117 Seadra Lv.41
No item
B1F
Beauty Olivia
Beauty Olivia
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,408
121 Starmie Lv.43
No item
Lady Brianna
Lady Brianna
Reward: PokémonDollar.png4,920
366 Clamperl Lv.41
No item
222 Corsola Lv.41
No item
Beauty Connie
Beauty Connie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,408
367 Huntail Lv.43
No item
Beauty Bridget
Beauty Bridget
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,408
368 Gorebyss Lv.43
No item
Beauty Tiffany
Beauty Tiffany
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,296
055 Golduck Lv.41
No item
321 Wailord Lv.41
No item
Lass Andrea
Lass Andrea
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
272 Ludicolo Lv.42
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 Water Sprite.png TM03 (Water Pulse) Reward for defeating WallaceRS/JuanE  R  S  E 
Bag HM Water VI Sprite.png HM05 (Waterfall) Reward for defeating Wallace  OR  AS 

In the anime

The Sootopolis Gym appeared in two episodes of the anime.

Ash and his friends first arrived at the Gym in The Great Eight Fate!. They met up with Juan, who was putting on a water show with all the Pokémon in his Gym.

After challenging Juan, Ash learned that the battle would be divided up into two parts. The first part was a Double Battle. Once both of Juan's Pokémon fainted, the battle would switch into one-on-one battles. Ash defeated Juan in Eight Ain't Enough! and earned his Rain Badge.

Interestingly, Juan did not use his in-game team in the anime, but rather Wallace's Ruby and Sapphire team.

Sootopolis Gym is also the home to Sebastian, the assistant at the Gym.

Trivia

  • Despite being a Water-type Gym, its puzzle resembles an Ice-type Gym.
  • It is one of the only two Gyms that have different Gym Leaders in the same generation depending on the version. The other Gym is Opelucid Gym.
  • It is also the only eighth Gym to not have any Ace Trainers.
  • There is a glitch in Pokémon Emerald on the bottom floor of the gym where the player can walk into the wall above the ladder.
  • In Generation VI, this is the first Gym where the player will be rewarded with an HM instead of a TM.


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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