Motostoke Stadium

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Motostoke Stadium
エンジンスタジアム Engine Stadium
Motostoke Stadium anime.png
Location Motostoke
Gym Leader Kabu
Badge Fire Badge
Dominant Type Fire
Region Galar
Motostoke Stadium battlefield anime.png

Motostoke Stadium (Japanese: エンジンスタジアム Engine Stadium) is the official Stadium of Motostoke. The Gym specializes in Fire-type Pokémon. During the Gym Challenge, Gym Challengers battle the Gym Leader Kabu to earn the Fire Badge.

In the games

Motostoke Stadium is the largest building in the city and is the site at which the third installment in the Galar region's Gym Challenge takes place. This is also where the Gym Challenge's opening ceremony is held before the Gym Challengers depart to challenge the first Gym. It is located at the northeastern part of the city, at the upper tier.

Gym Challenge

Gym mission

During the Gym mission, the player is required to earn five points by defeating or catching wild Pokémon in tall grass. Catching a Pokémon yields two points, whereas defeating it yields one point.

Each of the three areas of tall grass within the Gym hosts one visible Pokémon as a stationary wanderer (there are no hidden encounters in this grass). They disappear if they are caught or defeated, or if the player runs from the encounter, but respawn as soon as the player encounters another Pokémon.

In each field of grass, a Gym Trainer stands near the visible Pokémon. When the player encounters a Pokémon, the player and that Gym Trainer will face off in a 2-on-1 competitive wild encounter. The Gym Trainer may choose to attack either the player's Pokémon or the wild Pokémon, but they will not attempt to catch the wild Pokémon. The Gym Trainer is considered the player's ally—this means the player earns no experience for knocking the Gym Trainer's Pokémon out, and that if the player's Pokémon uses a move that affects allies (such as Light Screen), it will also affect the Gym Trainer's Pokémon. The player can run from these wild encounters, but unlike in normal wild battles, they are not be presented with the option to run if their Pokémon faints.

The scoreboard in the middle of the area keeps track of the player's current score. If the Gym Trainer's Pokémon causes the wild Pokémon to faint (including due to a status condition it inflicted), the player does not earn any points or experience.

The player cannot use Pokémon Camp, Pokémon Box Link, or VS during the Gym mission or in the hallway before the Gym battle.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Left patch of tall grass
Sw Sh
24 100%
Top patch of tall grass
Sw Sh
25 100%
Right patch of tall grass
Sw Sh
25 100%
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.


These Trainers appear as rivals in wild encounters. The player does not battle them directly.

Trainer Pokémon
Gym Trainer Darren
Gym Trainer Darren
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
Rolycoly Rolycoly Lv.24
No item
Growlithe Growlithe Lv.24
No item
Gym Trainer Chaka
Gym Trainer Chaka
ルイ Louie
Sizzlipede Sizzlipede Lv.24
No item
Salandit Salandit Lv.24
No item
Gym Trainer Elle
Gym Trainer Elle
エル Elle
Salandit Salandit Lv.24
No item

Gym battle

Kabu Gigantamaxes his Centiskorch at the first opportunity.

Sordward and Shielbert

While pursuing Sordward and Shielbert, the brothers will use their stock of Wishing Stars to force a Torkoal from the Stadium to Dynamax against its will, causing it to rampage in the Stadium. The player faces it with Hop, Piers, and Kabu in a Max Raid Battle to defeat it and calm it down.

Hop's Pokémon
Grookey If the player chose Grookey:

Scorbunny If the player chose Scorbunny:

Sobble If the player chose Sobble:

Piers's Pokémon Kabu's Pokémon

Fire Unknown
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Torkoal Lv.62
Lava Plume
Fire Special
Ground Physical
Body Press
Fighting Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical


Item Location Games
TM Fire VI TM38 (Will-O-Wisp) Reward for defeating Kabu  Sw  Sh 
None Fire Uniform Reward for defeating Kabu  Sw  Sh 
None Kabu's rare League Card From Kabu after defeating the Dynamax Torkoal  Sw  Sh 

In the anime

Motostoke Stadium appeared in Kabu's Battle Training!, where Liko and Roy visited it to find out if Kabu knew anything about the Black Rayquaza. Upon arrival, they also met Wakaba, a Gym Trainer-in-training. While supporting Roy's dream of wanting catch Rayquaza someday, Kabu emphasized starting from the basics and put Liko and Roy through a training test: by using their Pokémon's most basic attacks (Sprigatito's Leafage and Fuecoco's Ember) in creative ways, they would aim to either extinguish or light up the flames on a group of Litwick, with the one who managed to do so on every Litwick present before the other winning.

After Roy had won the test, Kabu challenged the two young Trainers to a Tag Battle, with Wakaba working as his partner. Although Roy's Fuecoco ended up learning Flamethrower, Kabu's Centiskorch was able to defeat it with ease on its own, after which Kabu withdrew from the battle to turn it into a one-on-one match between Liko and Wakaba. Though Liko quickly gained an upper hand over Wakaba's Rolycoly, she suddenly surrendered, wanting to support Wakaba's dream of becoming a Gym Trainer by letting her win. However, this only angered Wakaba, who sought to earn her position, causing her to lash out against Liko. Kabu explained to Liko that showing compassion is not always the right choice in a battle, as she had inadvertently disrespected her opponent and Sprigatito by forfeiting. Liko and Wakaba reconciled afterward, realizing their poor behavior towards each other.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Gym Test

Motostoke Stadium's Litwick (×20)
Litwick (×20)
These 20 Litwick were the focus of Kabu's Gym test. Ten started with their flames lit, and ten started with their flames extinguished. Liko and Sprigatito were charged with extinguishing all their flames, while Roy and Fuecoco were tasked with lighting them all, competing against each other.

None of these Litwick's moves are known.

Debut Kabu's Battle Training!
Voice actors
Japanese Arisa Shida
Yuna Ogata
English Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

Gym Battle

Kabu's Centiskorch
Centiskorch is Kabu's only known Pokémon. He used it in a Tag Battle against Liko and Roy, teaming up with Wakaba's Rolycoly. Centiskorch ended up defeating Roy's Fuecoco before withdrawing from the battle.

Centiskorch's known moves are Flame Wheel, Bug Bite, and Flamethrower, and its Ability is Flash Fire.

Debut Kabu's Battle Training!

In the manga

Motostoke Stadium in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

Motostoke Stadium first appeared in Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment, where Henry and Casey visited it to get themselves registered for the Gym Challenge. Since the opening ceremonies had already ended, they departed to Turffield almost immediately to catch up with the other Gym Challengers.

After Henry, Casey, Bede, Marnie, and Hop had all defeated Nessa at Hulbury, they moved on to challenge Kabu at Motostoke Stadium. In Gulp Gulp!! Pokémon, after Henry, Bede, and Marnie had won their matches, it was Casey's turn to challenge the Motostoke Gym Leader. With the help of her newly retrieved Arrokuda, Kilo, Casey was able to defeat Kabu. Hop also beat him afterwards, allowing the five Gym Challengers to move on in their Gym Challenge.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Kabu's Centiskorch

Kabu's Gigantamax Centiskorch
Centiskorch Dynamax icon.png
Centiskorch is Kabu's only known Pokémon. It was first seen being defeated by Marnie's Morpeko in a Gym battle. It was later seen facing Casey's Arrokuda, Kilo, in its Gigantamaxed form, but was defeated as well.

None of Centiskorch's moves are known.

Debut Blazing!! Bede's Feelings

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Motostoke Stadium in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Motostoke Stadium
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Kabu Su Darkness Ablaze Uncommon 163/189 Explosive Walker U 067/070
Champion's Path Uncommon 055/073      
Gym Trainer Su       S-P Promotional cards   102/S-P


  • The logo of Motostoke Stadium bears resemblance to Centiskorch, Kabu's signature Pokémon.
  • Gym Trainer Chaka's name may be a reference to Pokémon's Social Marketing Manager, Chaka.[1]
  • The game files feature an unused Growlithe encounter for the Gym Test, which was possibly intended to act as a counterpart for its semi-version exclusive counterpart Vulpix in Pokémon Shield.


Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium Grass Badge
GST Milo icon.png
Hulbury Stadium Water Badge
GST Nessa icon.png
Motostoke Stadium Fire Badge
GST Kabu icon.png
Stow-on-Side Stadium Fighting Badge
GST Bea icon.png GST Allister icon.png
Ghost Badge
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium Fairy Badge
GST Opal icon.png GST Bede icon.png
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium Rock Badge
GST Gordie icon.png GST Melony icon.png
Ice Badge
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym Dark Badge
GST Piers icon.png GST Marnie icon.png
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium Dragon Badge
GST Raihan icon.png

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