Saffron Gym

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

The Saffron Gym (Japanese: ヤマブキジム Yamabuki Gym) is the official gym of Saffron City. It is based on Template:Type2 Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Sabrina. Trainers who defeat her receive the Marsh Badge.

In the anime

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 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.

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 the games

Saffron Gym in FireRed and LeafGreen

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

Trainers

Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Gold and Silver

  • Japanese: イタコのトミコ, サイキッカーのタクミ, イタコのケサコ, サイキッカーのヒロ, ジムリーダーのナツメ.
  • Italian: Sensitiva Fede, Psiche Franchino, Psiche Gianpaolo, Sensitiva Dora, Capopalestra Sabrina.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Trivia

  • For some strange reason, in the anime, the Saffron gym is the fourth gym while in game-play, the saffron gym is the 6th gym.


In the TCG

In the TCG, the Saffron City gym is a yellow catwalk suspended in a gigantic purple room.

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