Ballonlea Stadium

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Ballonlea Stadium
アラベスクスタジアム Arabesque Stadium
Ballonlea Stadium anime.png
Location Ballonlea
Gym Leader Opal
Bede (Successor)
Badge Fairy Badge
Dominant Type Fairy
Region Galar
Ballonlea Stadium battlefield.png
Battlefield

Ballonlea Stadium (Japanese: アラベスクスタジアム Arabesque Stadium) is the official Stadium of Ballonlea. The Gym specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon. During the Gym Challenge, Gym Challengers battle the Gym Leader Opal to earn the Fairy Badge.

After the player has earned all eight Badges, Bede, who was chosen by Opal to be her successor, takes her place as the Ballonlea Gym Leader.

In the games

Ballonlea Stadium is the largest building in the town and is the site at which the fifth installment in the Galar region's Gym Challenge takes place. It is located at the northernmost part of the town, across a wooden bridge crossing a small lake. Its exterior is primarily gray in color, with purple accents to signify the Fairy type. Like most Stadiums in the region, the Ballonlea Stadium contains a Poké Mart and a uniform shop.

Gym Challenge

Gym mission

The Gym mission is based on the premise that Gym Leader Opal is searching for a person to take her place as the Gym Leader so she can retire. In order for Opal to select a preferred candidate, challengers are made to undertake an examination as their Gym mission. The mission consists of three Trainer battles. At the end of each battle's first turn, the player is asked a question with two possible answers. Answering correctly results in a boost to some of the stats of the player's Pokémon, whereas answering incorrectly results in a stat reduction.

The correct answer to each question is in bold.

Question Choices Affected stat(s)
Do you know about Fairy type's weaknesses? Poison type Steel type Attack and Special Attack
(1 stage each)
What was the previous Trainer's name? Annetta Annette Speed
(1 stage)
What do I eat for breakfast every morning? Curry Omelets Defense and Special Defense
(1 stage each)
Trainers
Trainer Pokémon
Gym Trainer Annette
Gym Trainer Annette
コト Koto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,264
682 Spritzee Lv.34
No item
685 Slurpuff Lv.34
No item
Gym Trainer Teresa
Gym Trainer Teresa
チヨ Chiyo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,264
684 Swirlix Lv.34
No item
683 Aromatisse Lv.34
No item
Gym Trainer Theodora
Gym Trainer Theodora
タチ Tachi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,360
860 Morgrem Lv.35
No item
282 Gardevoir Lv.35
No item


Gym battle

Like the Gym Trainers did during the Gym mission, Opal will present several questions to the player during the Gym battle, each one at the end of a specific turn.

The correct answer to each question is in bold.

Turn Question Choices Affected stat(s)
1 You… Do you know my nickname? The magic-user The wizard Speed
(2 stages)
4 What is my favorite color? Pink Purple Defense and Special Defense
(2 stages each)
8 All righty then… How old am I? 16 years old 88 years old Attack and Special Attack
(2 stages each)




Sordward and Shielbert

While pursuing Sordward and Shielbert, the player, Hop, and Piers will arrive at Ballonlea Stadium, only to learn that Bede has already taken care of most of the Dynamax Pokémon the brothers let loose in the Stadium. Before the player's group can leave, Bede demands a rematch with the player. After some assurance from Opal, the player will accept the challenge. After being defeated, Bede leaves to deal with the remaining Dynamax Pokémon at the Stadium.



Items

Item Location Games
League Card Marnie.png Marnie's League Card From Marnie upon entering for the first time  Sw  Sh 
Love Ball Love Ball From the Ball Guy  Sw  Sh 
TM Fairy TM87 (Draining Kiss) Reward for defeating Opal  Sw  Sh 
Fairy Uniform Fairy Uniform Reward for defeating Opal  Sw  Sh 
League Card Bede rare.png Bede's rare League Card From Bede after defeating him  Sw  Sh 
League Card Opal rare.png Opal's rare League Card From Opal after defeating Bede  Sw  Sh 

Pokémon

A female Poké Kid in the lobby will offer to trade the player her Unovan Yamask nicknamed "Masky" in exchange for a Galarian Yamask.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
Sw Sh
562GMS8.png
35 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Poké Mart

This Poké Mart is located on the right side of the Ballonlea Stadium lobby.

Left clerk
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar800
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Max Potion Max Potion7 Badge
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore8 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar200
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar200
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Full Heal Full Heal6 Badges
Pokémon Dollar400
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar2,000
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar400
Super Repel Super Repel5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700
Max Repel Max Repel7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar900
Poké Doll Poké Doll
Pokémon Dollar300


Uniform shop

This shop is located on the left side of the Ballonlea Stadium lobby.

Male

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Uniform Uniform Ghost UniformSw PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Fighting UniformSh PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Ice UniformSw PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Rock UniformSh PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Bug Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Steel Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Psychic Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Electric Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Ground Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Flying Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Normal Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Poison Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000

Female

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Uniform Uniform Ghost UniformSw PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Fighting UniformSh PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Ice UniformSw PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Rock UniformSh PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Bug Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Steel Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Psychic Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Electric Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Ground Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Flying Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Normal Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000
Uniform Uniform Poison Uniform PokémonDollar.png18,000

In the anime

Ballonlea Stadium appeared in JN082, where Opal hosted the Alcremie-ful Decoration Tournament cake-decorating contest there. She sent an invitation to Ash, Goh, Chloe, Leon, and Raihan to attend the contest, not specifying what it was about until all of them had arrived. She loaned each of the contestants one of her Alcremie to provide them the cream they needed, excluding Goh, who had acquired his own Alcremie shortly beforehand.

To everyone's surprise, Ash's overly decorated cake ended up winning. Opal then challenged Ash to a battle, using her Alcremie against Ash's Pikachu. A while into the match, Opal Gigantamaxed her Alcremie and had it use G-Max Finale. Pikachu seemed to Gigantamax as well afterwards, but it turned out that he had simply grown giant due to eating the immense amounts of cream contained in Alcremie's G-Max Move, rendering him too fat and full to continue battling, so the match was called off. Later, everyone ate the cakes decorated during the contest.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Opal's Alcremie

Opal's Gigantamax Alcremie
Alcremie ↔ Gigantamax Alcremie
Opal sent Alcremie out to battle Ash's Pikachu. After a while, Opal Gigantamaxed her and had her use G-Max Finale on Pikachu. This caused Pikachu to grow giant and fat from eating the immense amounts of cream the G-Max Move created, so the battle had to be called off.

Alcremie's known moves are Attract and Dazzling Gleam.
As a Gigantamax Alcremie, she can use G-Max Finale.

Debut JN082

In the manga

Ballonlea Stadium in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Before entering the Stadium, Opal asks each challenger a quiz question about her age. Depending on their answer, their Pokémon's Attack and Special Attack stats either increase or decrease drastically at the beginning of the battle.

Sword & Shield chapter

Ballonlea Stadium debuted in PASS15, as Henry arrived there for his fifth Gym battle. However, as Hop had applied before him, he got to challenge Opal first.

After Hop had won his battle, Henry's turn came. Despite his Sirfetch'd's stats getting lowered at the beginning of the battle due to him having answered the quiz wrong, he was still able to defeat Opal's three Pokémon without losing any of his own ones, using an Expert Belt he had received from Sonia to overcome the stat reduction. During the battle, Opal also made a public announcement of her plan to retire as a Gym Leader once the year's Gym Challenge was over.

In PASS18, Casey was the next challenger to take on Opal. However, despite using her Gigantamax Toxtricity against Opal's Gigantamax Alcremie, Casey was still defeated, ending her run in the Gym Challenge.

Later, Bede visited the Gym, following an invitation from Opal. She took a liking to Bede's personality and deemed him as a fitting successor for her. Afterwards, Bede started training at the Gym in preparation for taking on the Gym Leader position.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Opal's Alcremie

Opal's Alcremie
Alcremie ↔ Gigantamax Alcremie
Alcremie is Opal's first known Pokémon. She was first used in Opal's Gym battle against Henry, where she bombarded his Sirfetch'd, Lancelot, with a barrage of high-calorie cream missiles. After surviving Alcremie's attacks, Lancelot defeated her with a Max Steelspike boosted by an Expert Belt.

Alcremie's only known move is Draining Kiss*.
As a Gigantamax Alcremie, she can use G-Max Finale.

Debut PASS16
Opal's Weezing
Weezing
Galarian Weezing is Opal's second known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Henry's Sirfetch'd, Lancelot, in a Gym battle, but was defeated.

Weezing's only known move is Sludge Bomb.

Debut PASS16
Opal's Togekiss
Togekiss
Togekiss is Opal's third known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Henry's Gurdurr, Steeler, in a Gym battle, but was quickly defeated.

Togekiss's only known move is Double-Edge.

Debut PASS16


Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium Grass Badge
VSMilo.png
Milo
Hulbury Stadium Water Badge
VSNessa.png
Nessa
Motostoke Stadium Fire Badge
VSKabu.png
Kabu
Stow-on-Side Stadium Fighting Badge
VSBea.png VSAllister.png
Ghost Badge
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium Fairy Badge
VSOpal.png VSBede 2.png
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium Rock Badge
VSGordie.png VSMelony.png
Ice Badge
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym Dark Badge
VSPiers.png VSMarnie 3.png
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium Dragon Badge
VSRaihan.png
Raihan


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