Rustboro Gym

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Rustboro Gym
カナズミジム Kanazumi Gym
Location Rustboro City
Gym Leader Roxanne
Badge Stonebadge
Dominant Type Rock
Region Hoenn

The Rustboro Gym (Japanese: カナズミジム Kanazumi Gym) is the official gym of Rustboro City. It is based on Template:Type2 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 Stonebadge.

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 Ketchum 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 actuals 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.


In her battle against Ash, Roxanne had the following Pokémon.

Gym Leader Roxanne
AG015 and AG016 - Rustboro City
RockIC.gif GroundIC.gif
Level --
Mega Punch
Rock Throw
Level --
Rock Tomb
Thunder Wave
Zap Cannon

In the games

The Rustboro Gym is in the Generation III games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon 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.


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

  • Youngster Josh. German: Teenager Gaston, French: Gamin Johnny.
  • Youngster Tommy. German: Teenager Dominik, French: Gamin Tom.
  • Leader Roxanne. German: Arenaleiterin Felizia, French: Champion Roxanne.

Pokémon Emerald

In the Pokémon Special manga

Before challenging Roxanne, the challenger must take a pop quiz on Pokémon, and cannot challenge the Gym Leader unless they pass.

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

Sapphire battled here with her Aron, which defeated Roxanne's Nosepass.

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