Pastoria Gym

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Pastoria Gym
ノモセジム Nomose Gym
Pastoria Gym anime.png
Location Pastoria City
Gym Leader Crasher Wake
Badge Fen Badge
Dominant Type Water
Region Sinnoh
Pastoria Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Pastoria Gym (Japanese: ノモセジム Nomose Gym) is the official Gym of Pastoria City. It is based on Water-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Crasher Wake. Trainers who defeat him receive the Fen Badge.

The Pastoria Gym is the fourth Gym challenged in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and their remakes; while in Pokémon Platinum, it is the fifth Gym.

In the games

Pastoria City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Crasher Wake
The Torrential Masked Master!

The Pastoria Gym is a large indoor swimming pool with numerous floating platforms. Switches on the floor of the pool raise and lower the water between three levels. To get to the Gym Leader, the switches must be hit in a certain order so that a path will be formed with the floating platforms.

In Pokémon Platinum, Barry blocks the entrance until the player defeats him in a battle. He will not challenge the player until the player receives the Cobble Badge and defeats the two Galactic Grunts at Veilstone City.

Appearance

Diamond Pearl Platinum Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Pastoria Gym DPPt.png Pastoria Gym BDSP.png
 

Trainers

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Tuber Jacky
Tuber Jacky
クウタ Kūta
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Buizel Buizel Lv.26
No item
Fisherman Walter
Fisherman Walter
コウスケ Kōsuke
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Barboach Barboach Lv.26
No item
Sailor Damian
Sailor Damian
ユウゾウ Yūzō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
Wingull Wingull Lv.24
No item
Wingull Wingull Lv.24
No item
Tuber Caitlyn
Tuber Caitlyn
ウキエ Ukie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png96
Azurill Azurill Lv.24
No item
Marill Marill Lv.24
No item
Fisherman Erick
Fisherman Erick
ヒサオ Hisao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
Goldeen Goldeen Lv.22
No item
Barboach Barboach Lv.23
No item
Gyarados Gyarados Lv.24
No item
Sailor Samson
Sailor Samson
ノブアキ Nobuaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
Shellos Shellos
West Sea
Lv.24
No item
Shellos Shellos
West Sea
Lv.24
No item
Wingull Wingull Lv.24
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
Tuber Jacky
Tuber Jacky
クウタ Kūta
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Bibarel Bibarel Lv.32
No item
Fisherman Walter
Fisherman Walter
コウスケ Kōsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
Whiscash Whiscash Lv.33
No item
Sailor Damian
Sailor Damian
ユウゾウ Yūzō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png992
Wingull Wingull Lv.31
No item
Pelipper Pelipper Lv.31
No item
Tuber Caitlyn
Tuber Caitlyn
ウキエ Ukie
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Azurill Azurill Lv.27
No item
Azumarill Azumarill Lv.31
No item
Marill Marill Lv.29
No item
Fisherman Erick
Fisherman Erick
ヒサオ Hisao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png992
Goldeen Goldeen Lv.28
No item
Gyarados Gyarados Lv.31
No item
Seaking Seaking Lv.31
No item
Sailor Samson
Sailor Samson
ノブアキ Nobuaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png992
Wingull Wingull Lv.29
No item
Shellos Shellos
West Sea
Lv.30
No item
Golduck Golduck Lv.31
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.




Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Tuber Jacky
Tuber Jacky
クウタ Kūta
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Buizel Buizel Lv.26
No item
Fisher Walter
Fisher Walter
コウスケ Kōsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,040
Barboach Barboach Lv.26
No item
Sailor Damian
Sailor Damian
ユウゾウ Yūzō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,056
Wingull Wingull Lv.24
No item
Wingull Wingull Lv.24
No item
Tuber Caitlyn
Tuber Caitlyn
ウキエ Ukie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png384
Azurill Azurill Lv.24
No item
Marill Marill Lv.24
No item
Fisher Erick
Fisher Erick
ヒサオ Hisao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,056
Goldeen Goldeen Lv.22
No item
Barboach Barboach Lv.23
No item
Gyarados Gyarados Lv.24
No item
Sailor Samson
Sailor Samson
ノブアキ Nobuaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,056
Shellos Shellos
West Sea
Lv.24
No item
Shellos Shellos
East Sea
Lv.24
No item
Wingull Wingull Lv.24
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.




Rematch



Items

Item Location Games
TM Water TM55 (Brine) Reward for defeating Crasher Wake  D  P  Pt 
TM Water BDSP TM55 (Brine) ×5 Reward for defeating Crasher Wake  BD  SP 

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Artwork depicting the Pastoria Gym is seen in Crasher Wake's mindscape.

Crasher Wake & Floatzel
Crasher Wake Mindscape.png

In the anime

The Pastoria Gym debuted in Cream of the Croagunk Crop!, where Ash tried to challenge the Gym, but Crasher Wake told him that he was going to be one of the judges at the Pastoria Croagunk Festival, and thus couldn't accept Ash's challenge at the moment.

The Gym reappeared in A Crasher Course in Power!, where Ash faced Crasher Wake in a 3-on-3 battle, which culminated in Ash's Buizel facing off against Wake's powerhouse, Floatzel. Buizel was eventually able to defeat its evolved form, earning Ash the Fen Badge.

Like most Water-type Gyms in the anime, the Gym's battlefield is featured as a pool with several floating platforms on it for non-swimming Pokémon.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Crasher Wake's Gyarados
Gyarados
The first Pokémon used by Crasher Wake during the Gym battle against Ash was his Gyarados which went up against Pikachu. Gyarados showed its strength by standing up to Pikachu's Thunderbolt, but was defeated when Pikachu combined the speed it picked up by falling alongside a Volt Tackle.

Gyarados's known moves are Dragon Rage and Bite.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Crasher Wake's Quagsire
Quagsire
Crasher Wake used Quagsire as his second Pokémon during his Gym battle against Ash, and it proved itself to be very tricky, able to counteract Turtwig's high speed with its excellent hearing and as Quagsire had attacks perfectly suited to battle Grass-types, Ash was forced to recall it.

Quagsire next went up against Buizel and although Quagsire was able to absorb Buizel's Sonic Booms with its bulky body, it was knocked out by the sheer force of Ice Aqua Jet.

Quagsire's known moves are Sludge Bomb and Ice Beam.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Billy Beach
Crasher Wake's Floatzel
Floatzel
Floatzel is Crasher Wake's main Pokémon. He was introduced right after Ash's Buizel got into a fight with Pikachu. Upon seeing his evolved form, Buizel became hyped up for battle and a chance to prove himself to Ash.

Floatzel seems to know many different defensive techniques to guard himself from attacks such as inflating the flotation sac around his body and blocking with his fin. He also knows a variety of different and powerful moves. Crasher Wake claimed that Floatzel is powerful enough to endure even a Giga Impact by using his flotation sac. At one point he used his flotation sac to reflect Buizel's Water Pulse back at him, confusing him. Later in the battle he used Ice Fang to freeze part of Pikachu's back. Despite all this, he lost to Buizel after Buizel fired a Water Pulse attack at him which sent him crashing into the ceiling and getting knocked out.

Floatzel's known moves are Razor Wind, Bulk Up, Whirlpool, and Ice Fang.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

In the manga

The Pastoria Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

The Pastoria Gym first appeared in A Skuffle with Skorupi, where Platinum entered the Gym in order to challenge it. However, since her only Pokémon were Empoleon and Ponyta, a Sailor working as a Gym Trainer suggested she'd try to catch some new Pokémon at the Great Marsh before challenging the Gym.

Although she failed to catch a single new Pokémon at the Great Marsh, Platinum nevertheless challenged the Gym in Crafty Carnivine and Floatzel and Jetsam, using her Empoleon and Diamond's borrowed Torterra, Tru, against Crasher Wake's Floatzel and Quagsire. With some clever thinking and good timing, Platinum was able to defeat the Gym Leader and earn herself a Fen Badge.

The Gym reappeared in Besting Buizel I, where Crasher Wake had brought Pearl and his Pokémon there to recover after the Pokédex holder had failed to stop Saturn from capturing Azelf at Lake Valor.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Crasher Wake's Floatzel
Floatzel
Floatzel was the first Pokémon sent against Platinum, going up against her Empoleon in the Gym's pool. Both Pokémon demonstrated great speed, but Floatzel was eventually hit by a Vacuum Wave, sending him flying and defeating him.

Floatzel's known moves are Aqua Jet and Rain Dance, and his Ability is Swift Swim.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi
Crasher Wake's Quagsire
Quagsire
Quagsire was the second and last Pokémon chosen by Wake to go against Platinum and her Empoleon. Both Pokémon started by using Blizzard, and kept using it until Empoleon collapsed from exhaustion. Quagsire next faced Diamond's Torterra, Tru. After tossing it into the pool, Quagsire prepared to attack Tru as soon as he surfaced. However, Platinum surprised Wake by swimming behind him before surfacing, allowing Tru to defeat Quagsire with Giga Drain, thus making Platinum the winner.

Quagsire's known moves are Blizzard and Rain Dance, and his Ability is Damp.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

The Pastoria Gym made a brief appearance in Dialga's Secret Keys, showing Hareta defeating Crasher Wake and earning the Fen Badge.

In the TCG

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

Pokémon in Pastoria 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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Floatzel Pokémon GL Water Rising Rivals Rare Holo 4/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare Holo 019/090
Quagsire Pokémon GL Water Rising Rivals Common 76/111 Bonds to the End of Time Common 015/090
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Crasher Wake Su Forbidden Light Uncommon 104/131 Ultra Force   046/050
 


Trivia

  • In Pokémon Platinum, Tuber Caitlyn's Azurill is the only Pokémon used by a Gym Trainer that is not of the Gym's specialty type.
  • In the anime, Ash's Pastoria Gym battle was his only Sinnoh Gym battle where he didn't lose a single Pokémon.


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


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