Oreburgh Gym

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Oreburgh Gym
クロガネジム Kurogane Gym
Oreburgh Gym anime.png
Location Oreburgh City
Gym Leader Roark
Badge Coal Badge
Dominant Type Rock
Region Sinnoh
Oreburgh Gym Battlefield.png

The Oreburgh Gym (Japanese: クロガネジム Kurogane Gym) is the official Gym of Oreburgh City. It is based on Rock-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Roark. Trainers who defeat him receive the Coal Badge.

In the games

Oreburgh Pokémon Gym
Leader: Roark
Call me Roark the Rock!

The Oreburgh Gym is a narrow building built of stone. Two paths exist: a raised path that avoids the Trainers and a middle path that takes challengers straight through the Gym. Roark waits on a raised hill at the end of the paths. Although only two Trainers actually appear in the Gym, most of the Workers in the Oreburgh Mine are also members who relax at the Gym in their free time.

While Roark is the Gym Leader here, it is revealed that Byron had originally asked Riley to be the Gym Leader here until Riley turned the offer down in favor of Roark.


Diamond Pearl Platinum
Oreburgh Gym DPPt.png


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Youngster Jonathon
Youngster Jonathon
シンスケ Shinsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png160
074 Geodude Lv.10
No item
Youngster Darius
Youngster Darius
コウタ Kōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png128
074 Geodude Lv.8
No item
095 Onix Lv.8
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Pokémon Platinum

Trainer Pokémon
Youngster Jonathon
Youngster Jonathon
シンスケ Shinsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png176
074 Geodude Lv.11
No item
Youngster Darius
Youngster Darius
コウタ Kōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png144
074 Geodude Lv.9
No item
095 Onix Lv.9
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


Item Location Games
TM Rock TM76 (Stealth Rock) Reward for defeating Roark  D  P  Pt 

In the anime

The Oreburgh Gym first appeared in Shapes of Things to Come!, where Paul challenged Roark to a Gym battle and beat him. Ash watched this match, and challenged Roark himself in the next episode, but lost because his concentration was instead on besting Paul.

After doing some heavy training in Wild in the Streets! and getting some advice from Dawn in the process, Ash re-challenged Roark in O'er the Rampardos We Watched!. This time, he won the battle, earning him the Coal Badge.

In Ancient Family Matters!, it was revealed that prior to Roark becoming a Gym Leader, his father Byron was the Gym Leader of Oreburgh City. He ultimately left to become the Leader of the Gym in Canalave City.

Pokémon used in Gym

Roark's Geodude
Geodude was the first Pokémon Roark used against Paul. It first battled Paul's Azumarill, and despite being at a major disadvantage, it defeated the Aqua Rabbit Pokémon as if it were nothing. Geodude then went up against Elekid, and this time it had a type-advantage, but it was defeated by a single super-effective Brick Break attack. It was also used as the second Pokémon in Ash's rematch and faced Aipom. Although it put up a good fight, Aipom's speed and agility turned out to be too much for Geodude, causing it to be defeated by her super-effective Focus Punch.

Geodude's known moves are Hidden Power, Rollout, and Seismic Toss.

Debut Shapes of Things to Come!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Michael Haigney
Roark's Onix
The powerhouse of Roark's team, Onix was used as Roark's second Pokémon during his match against Paul. It first went up against Elekid and while it was able to weaken it, Onix was struck by Elekid's Static and was paralyzed, allowing it to be defeated by Chimchar. Onix was also used during Roark's first match against Ash and easily won the battle for its Trainer, knocking out an already exhausted Turtwig and Pikachu. During the rematch, Pikachu made up for its loss and defeated Onix with Iron Tail.

Onix's known moves are Slam, Double-Edge, Stealth Rock, and Screech, and its Ability is Rock Head.

Debut Shapes of Things to Come!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Roark's Rampardos
Cranidos → Rampardos
Main article: Roark's Rampardos

Rampardos is Roark's main Pokémon. It first appeared as a Cranidos. It was used to battle Paul, but lost. Then, against Ash, it won. It knows many powerful attacks such as Zen Headbutt and Flamethrower. While battling Team Rocket, it evolved into Rampardos. In the rematch, Rampardos defeated Ash's Aipom and Pikachu and almost defeated Turtwig, but Turtwig managed to win.

Many episodes later, it reappeared with Roark, where it battled against Byron's Bastiodon.

Debut Shapes of Things to Come!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Kenta Miyake

In the manga

The Oreburgh Gym in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Oreburgh Gym appeared in A Conk in Cranidos's Cranium as the first Gym that Platinum challenged. Diamond and Pearl were thrown out by the Gym statue for the duration of the Gym challenge, consisting of Gym Trainers and the Gym Leader himself. They, however, managed to help Platinum win the battle against Roark from the outside by concealing information in their manzai routine.

Pokémon used in Gym

Roark's Cranidos
Main article: Roark's Cranidos

Roark received Cranidos when it was an Egg prior to its debut and it eventually hatched into a Cranidos. Roark used it during Platinum's first Gym challenge. It was able to weaken her Piplup with Shock Wave as Roark was aware of the type disadvantage his Pokémon had with Water types. However, even with its Double Team it was defeated by the Penguin Pokémon's Water Pulse which confused it and it knocked itself out.

Debut Putting a Crimp in Kricketot
Roark's Onix
Roark used his Onix during Platinum's Gym battle after switching out Cranidos. It was able to defeat Platinum's Ponyta but lost to her Piplup despite being hit by the effect of Stealth Rock.

Onix's known moves are Double-Edge, Stealth Rock, and Slam, and its Ability is Rock Head.

Debut A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Oreburgh City Gym in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon in Oreburgh Gym
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Rampardos Pokémon GL Fighting Rising Rivals Rare Holo 11/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare Holo 051/090
Aerodactyl Pokémon GL Fighting Rising Rivals Common 55/111 Bonds to the End of Time Uncommon 049/090

Gym Leaders of the Sinnoh region
Oreburgh Gym Coal Badge
Roark OD.png
Eterna Gym Forest Badge
Gardenia OD.png
Veilstone Gym Cobble Badge
Maylene OD.png
Pastoria Gym Fin Badge
Crasher Wake OD.png
Crasher Wake
Hearthome Gym Relic Badge
Fantina OD.png
Canalave Gym Mine Badge
Byron OD.png
Snowpoint Gym Icicle Badge
Candice OD.png
Sunyshore Gym Beacon Badge
Volkner OD.png

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